CFP: [Romantic] Women in Media––Women's Caucus Seminar RMMLA Oct. 8–10, 2009

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Scott Banville
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Women in Media
Women's Caucus Seminar, RMMLA 2009

Please join us for the 2009 Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association in Snow Bird, Utah on October 8-10, 2009.

This year’s Women’s Caucus Seminar theme is "Women in Media."

We are seeking papers on how women have been represented or represented
themselves in media from various cultures/periods. How have changes in
media technology influenced the representation of women? How have authors
of “texts” represented the ways in which media represent women? Have
advances in media technology increased equality and/or opportunities for
women or have advances in media reified existing stereotypes and
prejudices? How have women’s movements used mediaâ€"newspapers, pamphlets,
radio, television, film, blogs, podcasts, etc. to further their goals and
how have various media outlets/technologies represented women’s movements?
How have emerging media technologies and the forms they give rise to
changed (or haven’t) the representation of women?

Alternative interpretations and variations on the theme “Women in Media”
are encouraged. Proposals for 15-minute papers are sought from scholars
working in all areas of literature, film, and gender studies.
Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcomed.
Please forward 250-350 word paper proposals, including title, professional
affiliation, addresses (especially e-mail), and phone number by March 1,
2009 to ( or Scott Banville, Department of English,
University of Nevada, Reno, m/s 0098, Reno, NV 89557-0098. Electronic
submissions are encouraged. Notification of acceptance of the paper will be
sent no later than March 15, 2009. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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