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> Below is a CFP for the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference.
> The conference will be hosted by the Women Scholars in the History of
> Rhetoric and Composition and Michigan State University’s Graduate
> Program in Rhetoric and Writing at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing,
> MI from October 7-9, 2009. We welcome proposals from various
> disciplines. Non-traditional presentations (such as discussions,
> dialogues, and performances) are also welcome. Please circulate widely.
> Jessica Rivait
> The 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference
> “Enabling Complexities: Communities/Writing/Rhetorics”
> Michigan State University / East Lansing, Michigan / October 7–9, 2009
> The 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference will be sponsored by
> the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric &
> Composition and hosted by the Rhetoric & Writing program at Michigan
> State University. We invite proposals that:
> *reflect the complexity and diversity of who “we” are as a scholarly
> *make manifest the deep structure of the connections, intersections,
> and overlaps that actually make us a community;
> *help articulate who “we” are as a deliberate community of scholars,
> and what that means about our
> responsibilities and relationships to one another across scholarly
> areas and institutional positions;
> *highlight scholarly and teacherly activities that deliberately create
> space for more complex notions
> of scholarship and teaching within the discipline of Rhet/Comp;
> *include and significantly engage communities outside of the academy;
> *focus on antiracist pedagogies and scholarship; present
> interdisciplinary scholarship in Afrafeminist
> Rhetorics; American Indian Rhetorics, Chicana Rhetorics, Asian
> American Rhetorics, post/neo-
> colonial rhetorics;
> *highlight the intellectual traditions of women’s communities,
> especially communities constellated
> around specific identity markers such as race, ethnicity, class,
> sexual orientation issues, geographic
> *explore the relationships between written, oral, and material
> discursive production;
> *and other topics that address the connections in the conference theme.
> We also welcome proposals on relevant topics not directly addressed
> above, that significantly engage disciplines other than Rhet/Comp, and
> that have consequences for communities located outside of the academy.
> 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. Proposals should be uploaded to
> the FemRhet 2009 web site (www.femrhet.cwshrc.org), and can be for:
> *20-minute individual presentations (250-word proposals)
> *90-minute 3–4 member panels (500-word proposals)
> *90-minute workshops or roundtables (500-word proposals)
> Please plan to submit a title, a proposal the length indicated above,
> and a program-ready, booklet-friendly 50-word blurb for the presentation.
> Proposal System: December 15, 2008
> Open Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2009
> Acceptances Distributed: April 30, 2009
> For more information: Contact Malea Powell ([log in to unmask]), Nancy
> DeJoy ([log in to unmask]), or Rhea Lathan ([log in to unmask]).
> Jessica Rivait, M.A.
> Doctoral Student in Rhetoric and Writing
> 283 Bessey Hall
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824
> "...In the end our most valuable asset is not the doctrines we hold
> dear, but our ability to think without them."
> ~John Wittman
> "Her work, I really think her work
> is finding what her real work is
> and doing it,
> her work, her own work,
> her being human,
> her being in the world."
> ~U.K. Le Guin
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