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The following is a CFP for a special session proposed for the 2006 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006:
“Dominant Culture and the Education of Women”
Many female writers from Europe and the Americas, particularly those writing before the twentieth century, demonstrated a keen interest in the education of women. They showed this not only through their fiction but also through the preparation of educational materials for women, biographies of women throughout history, and/or defenses of their own educations. Examples of such writers include Christine de Pizan (France), Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico), Lydia Maria Child (US), Catharine Beecher (US), and Clorinda Matto de Turner (Peru). This panel aims to investigate the ways in which female authors negotiate the limitations placed on women by the dominant discourse of their day in order to promote female education, which was often deemed a threatening enterprise. Comparative approaches are especially welcome. Please send proposals (200-250 words) by April 15, 2006 to Julia C. Paulk, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, P.O. Box 1881, Marquette University, Milw!
aukee, WI 53201; julia.paulk_at_marquette.edu.
conference web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/
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