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>>From: "William May" <[log in to unmask]>
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>>Subject: CFP: Women Writers and Visual Culture (UK) (11/4/06; 1/12/07)
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>>Women Writers and Visual Culture 
>>12th January, 2007, English Faculty, Oxford
>>
>>Over the past few years, there have been 
>>significant and ground-breaking attempts to 
>>assess the visual strategies that have shaped 
>>the political, social, and literary designs of 
>>women poets, novelists, illustrators, 
>>translators, dramatists, artists and actresses, 
>>to give just a few examples.  Studies have 
>>drawn upon a wide range of media including 
>>painting, print, textiles, advertising, 
>>architecture, sculpture, stage, screen, 
>>cyberspace and beyond. 
>>
>>ëWomen Writers and Visual Cultureí is a one day 
>>interdisciplinary conference to be held at 
>>Oxford University, bringing together some of 
>>these discussions, with particular reference to 
>>women who have transgressed boundaries and 
>>explored the space between images and text.  We 
>>are particularly interested in spotlighting the 
>>female artist/author, but would also welcome 
>>papers assessing the changing representation of 
>>women through visual media .The kinds of 
>>questions we would like to address include :
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>>How do women interrogate cultural, social, 
>>political and theoretical ways of seeing?  How 
>>have the developments of various visual 
>>technologies impacted on the imagination and 
>>imaging of women?  How do women use images as a 
>>tool of both self-projection and 
>>self-reflection?  How do women transgress 
>>boundaries and step outside the frame?
>>
>>Topics might include:
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>>Women on stage
>>Women on screen
>>Women on canvas
>>Women in the public eye
>>Women as cultural or political icons
>>Women and popular culture
>>Women and the technological apparatus of the visual
>>Women and the image of the self
>>Women and image/text relationships
>>Women and image/sound/sense relationships
>>Women and Aesthetics
>>Women and the science of the eye/optics
>>Women and the history of the female observer
>>
>>Please email abstracts of no more than 250 
>>words to [log in to unmask] by 
>>November 4th. More details can be found on the 
>>conference website:
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>>http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball1210/womenwritersandvisualculture.html
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>>

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