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Sun 26 Mar 1995

Calls: Vygotsky, Lavender languages

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  2. "Melinda R. Michels", Call for Papers--Lavender Languages III


Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 14:25:59 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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 In a previous e-mail announcement we described a conference
celebrating the centennial of Vygotsky's birth. The conference
will be held in Chicago Feb. 23-25, 1996, and is tentatively titled
"A Vygotsky Centennial: Vygotskian Perspectives on Literacy
Research." In this follow-up announcement we are soliciting calls
for roundtable discussion proposals and providing information about
how to register for the conference.

 We have received a favorable response to the initial
announcement about the conference. A number of people suggested
ways to include additional presentations to the program. As you
might recall, the schedule we originally listed looked like this:

Arnetha Ball U. of Michigan
Courtney Cazden Harvard
Anne Haas Dyson UC-Berkeley
Judith Green UC-Santa Barbara
Kris Gutierrez UCLA
Vera John-Steiner U. of New Mexico
Luis Moll U. of Arizona
James Wertsch Clark U.

 Tentative Schedule
Friday Evening (Feb. 23)
7:30-7:45 Carol and Peter--Greeting
7:45-8:45 Opening Speaker (Speaker #1)
8:45-9:15 Breakout Groups
9:15-10:30 Cocktails

Saturday (Feb. 24)
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Speaker #2
9:30-9:45 Coffee
9:45-10:45 Speaker #3
10:45-11:15 Breakout Groups
11:15-12:15 Speaker #4
12:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Speaker #5
3:00-3:45 Panel Discussion
3:45-4:45 Speaker #6
4:45-6:30 Cocktails

Sunday (Feb. 25)
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Speaker #7
10:00-10:15 Coffee
10:15-11:15 Speaker #8
11:15-11:45 Breakout Groups
11:45-12:00 Closing (Carol and Peter)
12:00-12:30 Research Assembly Business Meeting

 We are currently exploring the idea of replacing at least one
of the breakout discussion sessions with concurrent roundtable
presentation/discussions. Towards that end, we are now announcing
a call for proposals for roundtables to be presented at the
conference. Please keep in mind the following:

1. Because of budget limitations, we can provide no travel support
or meal money, nor can we waive the registration fee for roundtable
2. Any proposal for a roundtable must explain clearly how the
session will draw on Vygotskian principles to account for some
aspect of literacy development.
3. Proposals should not exceed 2 single spaced pages.
4. Deadline for receiving proposals is June 1, 1995.

Send 4 copies of your proposal to Peter Smagorinsky (address
below). On 1 of these copies, include a cover page listing the
names of all presenters with their addresses, e-mail addresses, and
phone and fax numbers. On the other 3 copies, remove all
references to the presenters' names.

 The registration fee for the conference varies depending on
your work status and how long you intend to stay at the conference.
The fees run as follows:

Regular rate, Friday-Sunday: $90
Full-time student rate, Friday-Sunday: $60
On-site registration:
 Regular, Friday-Sunday: $100
 Student, Friday-Sunday: $70

 You may use this bulletin as your registration form. Please
make out your check to NCTE Assembly for Research, and include the
following information:

Institutional affiliation:
Departmental affiliation:

Home phone #:
Work phone #:
e-mail address:
fax #:

attendance, we view your registration as a commitment to attend the
conference. Registration for the conference will be on a first
come, first served basis. When we reach the enrollment cap we will
close registration for the conference.

 Most conference registrants stay at the host hotel, the
Bismarck. Room fees run $75 per night regardless of how many
people stay in the room. For registration information call the
Bismarck at 1-800-643-1500.

Please address all conference inquiries to:

Carol D. Lee
Northwestern U.
School of Education and Social Policy
2003 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201
fax: 708-957-8529
phone: (w) 708-467-1807
 (h) 708-957-8529

Peter Smagorinsky
U. of Oklahoma
College of Education
820 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019-0260
fax: 405-325-4061
phone: (w) 405-325-3533
 (h) 405-364-1171
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Message 2: Call for Papers--Lavender Languages III

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 95 15:55:24 ESCall for Papers--Lavender Languages III
From: "Melinda R. Michels" <>
Subject: Call for Papers--Lavender Languages III

(this is being cross-posted--sorry for any inconvenience)
CALL FOR PAPERS.....................

Announcing the third annual conference on Lavender Languages and Linguistics,
September 15-17, 1995, at the American University in Washington DC.

The fall 1994 conference offered two full days of papers, workshops, and
discussion sessions on lesbian/gay/bisexual uses of languages in conversation
fiction, poetry, cinema, on-stage performance, bathroom graffiti, life-
stories and elsewhere. This year's conference promises papers on a
similar range of topics, and will also inclue a half-day session on
language and queer theory.

The planning committee invites anyone interested in discussing the
importance of language--broadly defined--in lesbian/gay/bisexual/
transgendered experience to send a two-page abstract describing the
intended presentation or performance to:
 Lav Lgs III
 c/o Dept. of Anthropology
 American University
 Washington DC 20016
Or message directly to 202.885.1837 (v-mail), 202.885.1837 (fax), or (e-mail). Deadline for receipt of abstracts is
April 15, 1995.

This is a no-attitude conference. Presentations by graduate students and
undergraduates are especially welcomed. So are presentations from other
people just beginning to explore the richness and diversity of
lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered languages. We also particularly
welcome submissions from women, people of color, women of color.

The following is a preliminary program. More information will be available
in late May. Information about on-campus housing and other logistics
will also be available at that time.

Jeff Masovksy (Temple U) Gay vs. Queer Political Rhetoric
Joseph Marchesani(Penn State, McKeesport) Verbal and Visual Rhetoric in
 "Why Am I Gay" and "Out in America"
Liz Morrish (U Nottingham on Trent) Falling Short of God's Ideal: Public
 Discourse about lesbians and gays.
Steven Angelides (U Melbourne) Queering the logic of identity: Identity
 Politics and Bisexuality
Kathleen O'Mara (SUNY College, Oneonta) and Liz Morrish - The Pragmatics
 of Outing
Donald Rallis (Mary Washington) The Geography of Gay Urban Neighborhoods
Ira Tattelbaum (Washington DC) Speaking to the Gay Bathhouse: Communicating
 in Sexually Charged Spaces
William Leap (American) Language and the Gay City
Sydney Marks (York) Speaking in Lesbian Tongues: An embodied (sem)erotics
Jay Lempke (CUNY) Sexual Semiotics and the Politics of Bodies
Marjorie Och (Mary Washington) Isn't it Obvious: Re-examining the Canon
 of Western Art
Birch Moonwoman (Ohio State) The Lesbian Life Story Project
Christian Mendenhall (American) The Language of Gay Spirituality
Roger Streitmatter (American) History of the Lesbian/Gay Press in the
Denis Provencher (Penn State) Gender and Language in Genet's Notre Dame
 des Fleurs
and additional presentations promised from:
Arnold Zwicky (Ohio State) Mindy Michels (American U) Martha Cummings
(MonterayInstitute) Bethany Dumas (U Tennessee-Knoxville) and
Kira Hall (Rutgers-Camden) and a Sunday morning free-for-all discussion
of Language and Queer Theory
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