CFP: The Erotic Woman Reader (grad) (2/10/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Gover
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        The Erotic Woman Reader
  (dis)junctions: lost in translation
  April 7-8, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
  This panel will discuss any and all issues concerning the contemporary romance and erotic literatures genres. Approaches from all disciplines are welcome, including literature, social science, history, cultural studies, and gender studies. Multi-disciplinary approaches are especially welcome.
  Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  -issues in committing sexual experience to the written word
  -the appeal of romance or erotic fiction to modern women readers
  -changes in the genre throughout the last several decades
  -Georgette Heyer as the mother of the modern genre
  -historical contributions to the genre (Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, etc.)
  -publishing concerns and censorship
  -specific subgenre within the genre (i.e. Regency Romances, Futuristic Romances, etc.)
  -specific author studies
Please email 250-300 word abstracts to by February 10, 2006. Please include your department affiliation and specify any a/v needs.

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