CFP: Women of Color Caucus (11/21/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Dodge, Georgina
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Call for Proposals


The MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States) WOCC (Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for two
sessions at the MELUS 20th Annual Conference, from April 27-30, 2006,
hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Both sessions
engage with the conference theme of "Crosscurrents: Navigating the
Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic Literatures."


The Tenth Annual MELUS WOCC Roundtable: "At Ten Years: Where have we
come from, where are we going?"-This discussion will focus on academic
survival and highlight strategies employed by women of color as they
have struggled to create safe spaces over the past ten years.
Participants are asked to pre-submit questions and topics for discussion
so that issues can be grouped thematically. This session will feature an
"open mic" to encourage diverse ideas and perspectives. =20


"Women of Color (Re)Inscribing the Disciplines"-How have the writings of
women of color impacted our readings of American ethnic literatures and
forced us to reconsider disciplinary approaches? Interdisciplinary
trends including women of color feminisms, sexuality studies and
diaspora studies-among others-may be considered.


All proposed topics and abstracts (250 words) should be submitted to
Trina Philips at by November 21st. Questions about
the sessions or the WOCC should be directed to Georgina Dodge at


All presenters must be members of MELUS. For information about
membership and renewal visit the MELUS website


Georgina Dodge, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost

Office of Minority Affairs

The Ohio State University

102 Bricker Hall

190 North Oval Mall


fax: 614-292-6444

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