CFP: [Poetry] Native American women's poetry since 1900

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Chainer Nowacki
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Call for Papers:
Native American women's poetry since 1900
 part of Lifting Belly High: a conference on women's poetry since 1900
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
11-13 September 2008

This conference celebrates women poets of the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries through a national gathering of critics, scholars, and poets.
Exploring the rich and diverse textures of poetry and scholarhsip, the
conference encourages discussion about the shape and direction of women's
poetry and discourse that can carry poetry into academic, social, and
political life.

Featured speakers include, among many others, Kathleen Fraser, Jan
Beatty, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

Recognizing the contribution of Native American women to American women's
poetry and discourse is the aim this panel. Conference planners invite
the submission of abstracts for papers on Native American women poets,
including but not limited to, Kimberly Blaeser, Linda Hogan, Wendy Rose,
Joy Harjo, and Mary TallMountain. Abstracts for individual papers should
be limited to 300 words and include your name and contact information.
Topics for discussion include but by no means are limited to:

--How is Native American identity determined from a female standpoint?
--How does feminism inform the poetics of Native American women poets?
--What effect has colonization had on Native American women's identity?
--How do indigenous knowledge systems play a role in Native American
women's poetics?
--How do native American women poets contribute to ongoing dialogue about
environmentalism, conservation, and ecofeminism?

Deadline for submission is May 16, 2008. Submissions may be sent
electronically to or by mail to Women Poets, English
Dept, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15282, Attn:
Jessica C. Nowacki.

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