CFP: [Gender Studies] Transgendered Images on Film and TV (9/15/07; NeMLA 4/10-13/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele
contact email: 

Call for Papers

“Progress, Device or Novelty Act? Transgendered Images on Film and

a roundtable at:

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York

Since The World According to Garp (1982) and Switch (1991), transgendered
characters (literal, figurative and fantastic) have been a regular
feature of American film and television, currently as recurring
characters on "All My Children" and "Ugly Betty." This roundtable will
interrogate the value of these characters, in terms of gender fluidity
and acceptance of transgendered people; do they represent progress or are
they the minstrel figures of the new millennium? Send brief abstracts in
the body of email to Elizabeth Abele, SUNY Nassau Community College:

Deadline: September 15, 2007

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 media handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2008 Convention is posted at:

 Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Roundtable
participants may also present at a paper session panel.


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