CFP: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (12/1/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Turner, Cortney Barko, and Angela Grimaldi MCLLM co-chairs
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The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) is
hosting its annual conference on March 30 and 31, 2007. The conference
will be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. We would
like to solicit proposals for 20 minute papers from scholars at all career
stages, from beginning graduate students to established and senior scholars.

The confirmed keynote speaker for this year's conference is Toril Moi, James
B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University,
author of *Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory* (1985)*,** Simone
de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman *(1994), and* What Is a
Woman? And Other Essays* (1999)*. * Her latest book, *Henrik Ibsen and the
Birth of Modernism: Art, Theater, Philosophy *, will be published in
September 2006.

MCLLM invites papers on all areas of literary, language, and media studies,
ranging from Medieval and Renaissance studies to popular culture and
technology studies. We especially welcome proposals for papers that
innovatively treat the study of feminist theory and women's writing, the
interconnections between literature and philosophy, and 19 th and
20thcentury European literature.
Individual or panel (3-4 people) proposals are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2006. Please include a cover
page with your name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address.
contributors will be notified via email by January 1st, 2007.

Please submit your 250-word (1 page) abstracts as an attachment to:

Additional information can be found at the conference website Please feel free to contact us if you have
any questions regarding the conference.

Cortney Barko, Angela Grimaldi, and Kathleen Turner

Co-Chairs, MCLLM 2007

Department of English

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

(815) 753-5599

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