Skin as Text

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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference session, Skin as Text, welcomes abstracts on any aspect of skin used or seen as text, from tattoos, scarring, piercing, to stigmata. Also possible: parchment and its uses, skin painting, legibilities of skin in literature/film/popular culture.
Please see the RMMLA site for details of the conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM, Oct 14-16:
Please send abstracts to Dr. Cindy Carlson, chair, and/or Dr. Cynthia Kuhn, asst. chair, by March 1, 2010. To participate in the conference, speakers must be members of RMMLA by April 1, 2010.