CFP: [Gender Studies] The Real Work of Imagining Women 4/15; MMLA 11/12-15

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Akhila Ramnarayan
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The Midwest Modern Language Association Women in Literature Permanent
Section invites proposals for the 2009 M/MLA conference.

As Virginia Woolf famously wrote in “A Room of One’s Own,” the phrase
women and fiction “might mean women and what they are like, or it might
mean women and the fiction that they write; or it might mean women and
the fiction that is written about them, or it might mean that somehow all
three are inextricably mixed together.” The work of literary feminists
has deepened and broadened considerably since Woolf’s time, with scholars
variously incorporating post-structuralist, postcolonial/race, formalist,
Marxist, and queer perspectives in literary feminist praxis that cuts
across genre, geographical location, and period. We invite abstracts on
any aspect of literary feminist theory and methodology, but are
particularly interested in papers addressing feminist narratological and
postcolonial/global feminist approaches to literary texts.

Please send 250 word abstracts by April 15 to

The 51st Annual M/MLA Convention will be held November 12-15 at at the
St. Louis Union Station Marriott, St. Louis, Missouri. Please see for more details.

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