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â€œWhy Study Womenâ€™s Poetry?â€
A One-Day Conference at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn,
April 5, 2008
Call for Papers
Decades after feminist critics began considering womenâ€™s poetry as a genre
separate from poetry written by men, the debate continues as to whether we
should study poetry according to the gender of the writer.
This conference will explore the question â€œWhy Study Womenâ€™s Poetry?â€ by
examining (even problematizing) the ways in which womenâ€™s poetry has been
studied as a genre separate from menâ€™s poetry. Papers on any and all
aspects of the study of womenâ€™s poetry are welcome; those submitting
proposals are encouraged to think broadly about the topic.
Some possible areas of inquiry are:
â€¢ Is â€œStealing the Languageâ€ still necessary?
â€¢ Does How to Suppress Womenâ€™s Writing still apply?
â€¢ The Witch vs. the Prophet
â€¢ The Hacker Question: women using â€œmaleâ€ forms
â€¢ â€œConfessionalâ€ Poetry
â€¢ Should We Study Womenâ€™s Poetry Separately?
â€¢ Male/Female, Female/Female Literary Friendships
â€¢ Body of Work: Physical Presence in Poetry
â€¢ Mother Nature vs. Manifest Destiny
â€¢ Biology is Destiny/Society is All
â€¢ Are Shakespeareâ€™s Sisters Alive and Well Today?
â€¢ Male versus Female Language
Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words to the conference Chair,
Wendy Galgan, at wgalgan_at_stfranciscollege.edu.
Deadline for proposals is December 15, 2007.
The conference registration fee is $30.00. This includes morning coffee,
lunch, and the evening wine and cheese reception. To download a
registration form, or for more information, please go to
www.stfranciscollege.edu/events and follow the link to the conferenceâ€™s
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