CFP: Gendered 'I's in Literature and Film (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Hyner, Bernadette
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CFP: Gendered 'I's in Literature and Film (3/1/07; RMMLA in Calgary,
Canada; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

The Women's Caucus Seminar panel focuses on the manner in which modern
literature and film from various cultures and time periods address
themes associated with a woman's quest for emancipation. In his
influential essay "What is Enlightenment" (1784) Immanuel Kant explains
that emancipation from mentors entails "an individual's departure from
self-imposed dependence." Given the accusatory tone in light of women's
unrelenting struggle for autonomy, writers/film directors may be
conflicted when representing the transformation from girl to an
autonomous individual. Some understand the quest for independence as
part of an individuation process, while others read it as a move toward
indoctrination. Presenters in this panel trace the manner in which women
(characters) talk about and/or make sense of the quest for autonomy.

Email a 250-500 word abstract with contact information to Bernadette
Hyner and Lisa Byrd by 1 March, 2007: and

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