>CALL FOR PAPERS
>"́Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies": Early Modern Women, 1500-1800
>University of California, Santa Barbara, February 21-22, 2003
>Keynote Speaker: Felicity Nussbaum (Professor of English, UCLA)
>Deadline for abstracts: 11/15/02
>The Early Modern Center of UC Santa Barbara, and its affiliates, invite paper
>and session proposals for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at the
>Interdisciplinary Humanities Center on the UC Santa Barbara campus,
>́Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodiesî: Early Modern Women, 1500-1800 is a conference
>exploring the concept of embodiment as it relates to women as creators,
>subjects, and consumers of British, Continental, and early American cultures.
>How has our understanding of the association of women with the body been
>complicated by recent critical investigations into the female body in culture?
>Possible topics include:
>Beauty and Ugliness
>Books, Print and/or Communication
>Childbirth, Procreation, and Family
>Courtship and Desire
>Disease and Disorders
>Epistles and Love Letters
>Fashion and Clothing
>Sexuality and/or Sexualities
>Women in Drama/Theater
>We also invite papers on other topics related to Early Modern women. We
>invite papers, from a range of disciplines that utilize literary,
>historical,cultural studies, and/or interdisciplinary approaches.
>Individual papers as well as suggestions for whole panels are welcome.
>Proposals for panels and/or papers should take the form of a 250 word
>abstract. Abstracts are due by November 15, 2002. Please visit our website
>(http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/confbodies/index.asp) and submit your abstracts
>on-line, or send them to Diana Solomon via e-mail [log in to unmask] or via
>fax (805) 893-4622.
>For questions, please contact:
>Department of English
>University of California
>Santa Barbara, California 93106
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