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>The Fourth Biennial Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) Conference
>Call for Proposals
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>The Rhetoric and Composition Program of the Department of English at
>Ohio State University is pleased to announce the Fourth Biennial
>International Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, to be held
>October 23-25, 2003 on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State
>University. Recognizing the cross-disciplinarity and multivocality of
>feminisms and rhetorics, this conference invites the participation of
>scholars, activists, and artists in feminist theory, literacy theory,
>rhetorical theory, speech communication, art and art theory, creative
>writing, literary theory, women's studies, education, comparative
>studies, composition, linguistics, history, postcolonial theory, and
>other fields.
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>We invite proposals that explore critical intersections of rhetorics
>and feminist discourse. Topics might include (but are certainly not
>limited to) theoretical and practical explorations of the rhetorics
>of gender, race, class, culture, age, sexuality, and ability in the
>areas of performance/enactment; space, place, and mapping; digital
>technologies and media; visual culture; feminist research
>methodologies; literacies; historical-rhetorical depictions of women;
>rhetorical discourses of the body; individual and professional
>identities; revisions of canonical, literary, artistic historical and
>rhetorical perspectives; the rhetorics of masculinities and men's
>studies; geopolitical and public policy; institutional practices of
>school, church, home, workplace; and the rhetorics of recovery and
>revisions of marginalized groups.
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>The conference web site address is http://english.ohio-state.edu/femrhet
>Please check for UPDATES on conference themes, topics, and featured speakers.
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>Formats may include individual presentations (20 min.), 3-4 member
>panels (1 1/2 hours), and workshops or roundtables (1 1/2 hrs.).
>Although traditional presentations are acceptable, we encourage
>participants to create formats that go beyond the read-aloud academic
>paper. Interactive sessions that include discussions, dialogues, and
>performances are especially welcome. Please, each applicant may
>submit only one proposal.
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>For individual presentations:
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>Submit three copies of a 250-word description of the presentation and
>title. Please indicate the format of your presentation (traditional
>scholarly paper, performance, dialogue, audience discussion, other
>alternative form). On a separate cover page, provide the title of
>your proposal and a brief (25 word) description or abstract. Also
>list your name, address, phone, e-mail, and institutional affiliation.
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>For group presentations:
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>Submit three copies of a 250-750-word description of the presentation
>and title, indicating the role(s) of each participant. Please
>indicate the format of your presentation. (traditional scholarly
>paper, performance, dialogue, audience discussion, other alternative
>form) On a separate cover page, provide the title of your proposal
>and a brief (50 word) description or abstract. Also list the names,
>addresses, phones, e-mails, and institutional affiliations of all
>participants. Please specify one member to serve as a contact.
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>All submissions should be received by February 1, 2003. Mail them to:
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>Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference
>Rhetoric and Composition Program
>Department of English
>The Ohio State University
>421 Denney Hall
>164 West 17th Avenue
>Columbus, Ohio 43210
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>For more information, contact Susan Delagrange at
>[log in to unmask] or (419) 755-4235.
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