CFP: ASECS Roundtable: Gender & Queer Studies (9/15/06; ASECS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)

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 CFP: "Splintering studies?: Eighteenth-century studies and women's studies,
 gender studies, queer studies, lesbian studies..."
 ASECS 2007, Atlanta, GA (March 22-25)

 Contact: Bonnie Latimer (
 Deadline: 15 September 2006

 Few would deny the combined and discrete impacts of feminist thought and of
 queer studies on scholarly readings of eighteenth-century culture. These
 intersecting approaches have generated debates and prompted research that have
 broadly shaped contemporary study of eighteenth-century literature, arts, and
 history. Equally, however, scholarly focus on sexuality and gender has
 coincided with an increasing tendency towards specialization (perhaps even
 fragmentation) into disparate "studies": women's studies, gender studies, LGBT
 or queer studies, amongst others. In this roundtable, a range of panelists
 working on different areas of eighteenth-century culture will present position
 papers on their own experiences of the splintering of studies connected to
 gender and sexuality. This panel will consider the interactions between
 academic disciplines relating to eighteenth-century culture and these various
 "studies," asking how they talk back to one another, how they are prioritized
 over one another in curricula and publishing, to what extent they are engaged
 in different projects from one another, and to what degree they risk

 Please send brief abstracts for 10-15 minute papers to, in
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