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UPDATE: [Collections] Disability Studies and Male Beauty

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Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 10:39pm
Maglina Lubovich

We are seeking abstracts (and/or full-length essays) that examine
masculinity through the lens of disability studies for a collection of
essays on ‘male beauty’ that has been accepted for publication by
Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Topics and theoretical frameworks may
range from literature, film studies, and the fine arts to the social
sciences, among others. First drafts of 8,000-10,000 words will be due
in mid-January, 2008. Review of abstracts will begin immediately and
will continue until October 15, 2007. Please direct submissions and/or
questions to both Steven Davis (Indiana University) at
stevdavi_at_indiana.edu and Maglina Lubovich (Drake University) at
maglina.lubovich_at_drake.edu

CFP: [American] Scientific Influences on Womenâs Religious Movements

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Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 5:05pm
Michael Cadwallader

The opposition of feminine religious feeling and masculine scientific
thought in the nineteenth century is a touchstone in many critical
narratives of the period. However, a number of nineteenth-century religions
founded by women, many beginning in the postbellum United States and
flourishing in the aftermath of the Civil War, challenge this critical
narrative of the dominance of sentimental thinking in women’s religious
movements. In a number of ways, the sentimental, overwrought women whom S.
Weir Mitchell hoped to send to bed founded religious movements that
appealed to the rising faith in scientific reasoning and methods as means

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Promise of Reason/Perelman Conference

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Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 4:20am
Teresa Coronado

*******New Deadline: Sept. 21, 2007**************

THE PROMISE OF REASON:
THE NEW RHETORIC AFTER FIFTY YEARS

University of Oregon â€" May 17-20, 2008

Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to submit proposals for papers
and panels for this international conference commemorating the fiftieth
anniversary of the publication of Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-
Tyteca’s Le nouvelle rhétorique: Traité de l‘argumentation (1958), one of
the most influential twentieth-century rhetorical works.