CFP: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (12/5/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

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The Fourth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference:
"Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Then and Now"
Hosted by the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England in Portland, Maine
June 15-18, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Professor of English and Chair of American Studies, Stanford University
The topics for this conference are entirely open. We seek to bring together those who are working on Gilman around the country and around the world for a collegial exchange of ideas. We invite proposals focusing directly on Gilman as well as those examining texts, individuals, and social movements that illuminate her life and work. The Conference will situate Gilman in her own time ("then") as well as explore how she and her work are being recovered, assessed, and reassessed in ours ("now").

We welcome papers that explore methodological or research questions relating to the conference theme as well as those that explore pedagogical questions. We encourage participation from scholars and educators of all levels, as well as from librarians, archivists, or others interested in Gilman and her work. Submissions in nontraditional formats (such as roundtable discussions, film/video, performance or visual art) also will be considered.

Those submitting individual proposals should send a 1-page abstract and a 1-page CV. Panel proposals should include a description of the panel theme, 1-page abstracts for each paper, the name of the panel chair, and 1-page CVs for each participant. Both individual and panel proposals should include full contact information including name, address, e-mail, and daytime phone for each participant.

For more information, visit the conference website

Send proposals by December 5, 2005, to:

Dr. Alexandra Campbell
Department of Sociology
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005

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