CFP: Gender Tropes in Modern East Asian Cultural Works (9/10/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/3/07)

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"Tropes in the Gender Discourse of Modern East Asian Literature, Film and Other
Cultural Works"
A panel at the 2007 convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association,
March 1-3, Baltimore MD.

Exploring modernity in modern East Asia from the perspective of gender discourse
will involve understanding construction of self-consciousness from the
newly-emerged community of women writers, filmmakers and artists, together with
the transformative patriarchal imaginary and its expectation of femininity. The
organizers welcome proposals addressing questions related to this issue such as:
How was urbanization/capitalization incorporated into the construction of female
identity through visual culture? How were the national cultural legacies at once
preserved and subverted in the re-definition of femininity? How did female
writers and artists assert their roles in the gender reconstruction and cultural
renovation in this period?

Abstracts for twenty-minute papers due 10 September 2006 to Jing Huang, and Haihong Yang, (Please send
your abstract to both organizers).

Besides the abstract, a proposal must include the following:

Presenter's name and institutional affiliation
Email address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 NeMLA Convention, please
visit Interested participants may submit abstracts to
more than one NeMLA panel; however, each panelist can only present one
paper at the convention (although convention participants may present a
regular scholarly paper and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable).

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