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CALL FOR PAPERS
Masculinities, Femininities and More  An Interdisciplinary Conference  
on Gender in the Humanities
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of  
the University of West Georgia (23rd Annual Conference): November 6-8,  
2008 in Carrollton, Georgia.

We welcome submissions from scholars in all areas of the humanities,  
including foreign languages and literatures, English, philosophy,  
theater, art history, music, and cultural studies. Papers may be read  
in English, German, Spanish, or French. Conference participants will  
be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to a  
special issue of JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the  
Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
o	gender in visual culture
o	gender in genres of popular culture (e.g. the graphic novel,  
sitcoms, soap operas, etc.)
o	gender in particular literary genres
o	gender in particular literary periods (e.g. Romanticism, Realism,  
Naturalism, Modernism, Postmodernism)
o	gender and authorship
o	gender in cinematic genres (e.g. science fiction, the Western,  
horror, film noir, melodrama, action films, war films)
o	gender and performativity
o	gender as masquerade
o	gender and sexual orientation
o	cross-dressing
o	female masculinities and male femininities
o	subversions of gender in all areas of the arts
o	gender and psychoanalysis
o	gender and desire
o	gender and ethnicity
o	gender as a philosophical concept
o	gender and religion
o	gender and music

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Lynne Tatlock, Hortense & Tobias Lewin  
Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in  
St. Louis.

For individual paper proposals please submit a one-page abstract in  
English, German, Spanish, or French by May 1, 2008 along with contact  
information to Dr. Gary Schmidt via e-mail at [log in to unmask] For  
panel proposals please submit abstracts and contact information for  
all speakers, name and contact information for panel moderator, and  
panel title.
EARLY SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME, ESPECIALLY FOR PANEL PROPOSALS!

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
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