Women Writing and Reading: Past and Present, Local and Global
4-6 May 2007 At the Telus Centre
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
This three day conference, being held at the University of Alberta, offers a forum for academics and the wider community to discuss issues around the theme of women as writers and readers. The aim of the conference is to explore these issues in the past and present, and in a local and global context. We invite contributions from a wide variety of perspectives - social, literary, artistic, historical, political, economic, scientific, legal, philosophical, and so on. What, why, and how do women read and write? What conditions shape women’s reading and writing? What is the relationship between
women’s reading and writing?
We are seeking proposals that engage with these questions in innovative ways. The scope of the conference also includes performing and creative arts. Presentations may be in the form of individual papers, entire panels, workshops, creative pieces, performance, film or video, multimedia projects, and any other alternative formats. Individual presentations should be 20 minutes long, for inclusion in a 90 minute session with plenty of time for discussion and feedback. A selection of papers will be published. Deadline for proposals is 15 March, but late proposals may be considered until 31 March.
Please send proposals of 300 words and a 1 page CV/Resume to the conference organizers by email or regular mail.
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
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