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>From: "Elena Levy-Navarro" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Historicizing Fat (4/1/07; MLA '07)
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>"Historicizing Fat"
>A Proposed Special Session for the 2007 Annual Convention of the Modern =
>Language Association
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>Papers are solicited which consider how fat been constructed in =
>different historical periods.   Papers might consider times in which fat =
>was unmarked entirely, understood in other than pathologized terms, or =
>alternatively, they might give a history to the category of "obesity."   =
>I am interested in the way in which history, broadly understood, can be =
>used to imagine and thus create alternatives to what sometimes seems =
>like an all-too-oppressive present.  As such, papers that reflect on the =
>role history can play in creating a fat accepting community are =
>especially welcome.
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>E-mail a one-page abstract with a short biography by 16 March 2007 to =
>Elena Levy-Navarro at [log in to unmask]   You will be notified of your =
>status by 1 April 2007.  All participants must be members of the MLA =
>before 7 April 2007.  The MLA will be held in Chicago, IL from 27 Dec. - =
>30 Dec. 2007.   =20
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>Elena Levy-Navarro, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor
>Program in English
>University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
>Whitewater, WI  53190
>(262)472-5047 (tel.)
>(262)472-1037 (fax)

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