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>From: Patricia Rudden <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: UPDATE: Women's Caucus of the Midwest Modern Language 
>Association (4/30/05; MMLA, 11/10/05-11/13/05)
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>Deadline extended!  New proposals welcome!
>
>Women's Caucus of the Midwest Modern Language Association
>2005 Conference, Nov. 10-13, Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee
>
>Forty years ago when we began to talk about "the poetry of rock,"
>the work of several (usually male) songwriters got a lot of serious
>attention and English-major-style analysis.  Since then we've seen an
>expansion of ways of reading and of ideas about text.  What
>texts--literary, musical, visual--have rock women been reading and how
>do these texts influence their writing--words, music or both?  What
>does a close reading of an important song (or two) do for our
>understanding and enjoyment?  What can we learn about these writers'
>creative process and quality of mind?  Finally, what special reading
>and writing happens when the source text comes from another rock woman?
>
>Papers will examine specific works closely, trace sources, and draw
>conclusions.
>
>250-word abstracts by April 30 to
>
>Patricia S. Rudden
>English Department,
>New York City College of Technology
>300 Jay St. N512, Brooklyn NY 11201
>
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