UPDATE: Women Writing and Reading Conference (3/31/07; 5/4/07-5/6/07)

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Call for Papers – Deadline Extended

Women Writing and Reading: Past and Present, Local and Global

4-6 May 2007 At the Telus Centre
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

This three day conference, being held at the University of Alberta,
offers a forum for academics and the wider community to discuss
issues around the theme of women as writers and readers. The aim of
the conference is to explore these issues in the past and present,
and in a local and global context. We invite contributions from a
wide variety of perspectives - social, literary, artistic,
historical, political, economic, scientific, legal, philosophical,
and so on. What, why, and how do women read and write? What
conditions shape women's reading and writing? What is the
relationship between
women's reading and writing?

We are seeking proposals that engage with these questions in
innovative ways. The scope of the conference also includes performing
and creative arts. Presentations may be in the form of individual
papers, entire panels, workshops, creative pieces, performance, film
or video, multimedia projects, and any other alternative formats.
Individual presentations should be 20 minutes long, for inclusion in
a 90 minute session with plenty of time for discussion and feedback.
A selection of papers will be published. Deadline for proposals is 15
March, but late proposals will be accepted until 31 March.

Please send proposals of 300 words and a 1 page CV/Resume to the
conference organizers by email or regular mail to:
Patricia Demers
Gary Kelly
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2E5

For more information about the conference, please see our website:

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Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 14:43:48 EST