CFP: Writing Across the Gender Boundary (3/1/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kader
contact email: 
ekader@emory.edu

Writing Across the Gender Boundary: SAMLA Women=92s Studies Panel

Throughout literary history writers have explored the perspectives of=20
genders other than their own. This panel will explore works by both=20
male and female writers who choose to cross the gender boundary in=20
their writing and the effects of such border crossings. Writers might=20=

be viewed as crossing gender boundaries when they construct first=20
person narratives of genders other than their own or when they focus on=20=

the experiences or worldview of another gender through third person=20
perspectives or on the stage. Gender crossings can also be diversely=20
defined as shifting from male to female or female to male, as well as=20
explorations of queer, heterosexual, or trans genders from writers who=20=

might identify otherwise. Papers may address the cultural impetus=20
behind a writer=92s choice to cross the gender boundary within a text =
and=20
the effects, consequences, success, or failure of such attempts. We=20
welcome presentations that analyze literary works from any time period=20=

or literary genre. Proposals on related topics are also welcome.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief professional biography,=20=

and relevant contact information by midnight, March 1, 2007.

Submit via email attachment with email subject line =93SAMLA 2007=94 to=20=

Emily Kader, ekader_at_emory.edu; please also copy Lauren Matthews,=20
lhmatth_at_emory.edu. While electronic submissions are preferred, you=20
may also submit by post to:

Emily Kader
English Department, Emory University
N-302 Callaway Center
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

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cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality