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LINGUIST List 21.2421

Tue Jun 01 2010

Calls: Disc Analysis/USA

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Kirsti Cole, 8th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

Message 1: 8th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference
Date: 31-May-2010
From: Kirsti Cole <kirsti.colemnsu.edu>
Subject: 8th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference
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Full Title: 8th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

Date: 12-Oct-2011 - 15-Oct-2011
Location: Mankato, MN, USA
Contact Person: Kirsti Cole
Meeting Email: kirsti.colemnsu.edu
Web Site: http://femrhet.cwshrc.org

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

The theme of the 2011 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference is 'Feminist
Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics?: Locations, Scholarship and Discourse.'
The Feminisms and Rhetorics conference is sponsored by the Coalition of
Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and will be
hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato October 12-15, 2011.

The conference committee is strongly interdisciplinary and therefore our
theme seeks to recognize the spaces between disciplines and communities.
The conference theme is meant to acknowledge the academic and socio-
discursive spaces that feminisms, and rhetorics on or about feminisms,
inhabit. Major political, religious and social leaders have recently discussed
feminism, including the Dalai Lama, but the discussion seems to revolve
around cultural or essentialized discourses of feminism. This spotlight on
feminism is, of course, not new, and they ways feminism is engaged in
public discourse is much different than that of academic discourse.
However, in Rhetoric and Composition, we have seen many significant
publications lately focusing on what it means to be a woman in the field, how
to be a successful woman in the field, and the connections between feminist
theory and feminist pedagogy.

Call For Papers

We seek proposals that speak to the challenges and diversities of feminist
rhetoric and discourse, in public and private life, in the academy, and in the
media. We welcome proposals on topics that significantly engage disciplines
other than Rhetoric and Composition, and that have consequences for
communities located outside of the academy.

Questions to consider include:

What are the discourses of feminism? Where are they located?
What does feminist scholarship look like in the 21st century?
What is the politic of feminist scholarship?
How does feminist inquiry impact our understanding of scholarship?
What are the challenges faced by feminists inside and outside of the
Where do we find feminist rhetorics? How do we understand the function of
feminist rhetoric?
How has interdisciplinarity impacted the feminist agenda?
How do we understand the politics of inclusion in 21st century feminism?
How might we add to Joanna Russ' invective: 'She wrote it, BUT??'

In the past few years, women have made, yet again, publicly recognized
strides in breaking through a variety of glass ceilings, however, current
events in places like Arizona, illustrate the necessity of a renewed feminist
politic. The recursive nature of feminism is not new, and is, in fact,
embodied in the rhetorical struggle for place in dominant discourse.

On the submission and registration page, you will find options for panel,
roundtable, or individual submissions. If you have any questions, please
email Kirsti Cole at kirsti [dot] cole [at] mnsu [dot] edu.

Abstracts due: April 15th, 2011.

Acceptance to the conference will be sent out no later than May 15, 2011.
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