>From: "Melissa Fink" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Narrating Gender (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)
>12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature McGill
>Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
>March 11-12, 2006
>This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and Selfhood,
>the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which will take
>place March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
>Please email paper abstracts of approximately 300 words.
>You can direct submissions to [log in to unmask] by January 5,
>Thanks for your interest, please let me know if you have any questions.
>Narrating Gender: Representation and Identity Formation in Contemporary
>This panel will explore textual expressions of gender in autobiographical
>representations of identity and self. Writers including Audre Lorde and
>Feinberg adopt autobiographical narrative as an outlet through which to
>deviant gender identities. These texts provide a forum for self-affirmation,
>well as a means to social recognition and increased understanding. This
>is explicitly interested in bodies that resist normative expressions of
>including but certainly not limited to: working-class bodies,
>bodies, queer bodies, and bodies of colour. The panel seeks to understand
>deviant bodies are textually represented, as well as how autobiographical
>narrative rewrites and reclaims stigmatized gender identities.
>Some questions this panel could address are:
>How are autobiographical narratives explicitly genderedˇor, how does gender
>determine the narration of self?
>What is the role of the reader in problematizing, challenging or validating
>How is systematic oppression or violence represented within identity
>How might race, class, sexuality, ability, or other components of identity
>intersect with gender in autobiographical narratives?
>How do autobiographical texts promote or sustain traditionally-invisiblized
>portraits of self?
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