LINGUIST List 9.830

Thu Jun 4 1998

Calls: International Feminism & Rhetoric Conference

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  1. Hildy Miller, Feminist Discourse

Message 1: Feminist Discourse

Date: Wed, 03 Jun 1998 12:10:55 -0700
From: Hildy Miller <>
Subject: Feminist Discourse


The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of
Minnesota is pleased to announce that the Second Biennial International
Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference \147Challenging Rhetorics:
Cross-Disciplinary Sites of Feminist Discourse\148 will be held October 7-9,
1999 on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. This
conference will give feminist scholars, students, and community leaders
the opportunity to share theories about and examples of new discourse
practices that are emerging as a result of feminist scholarship. The
conference will emphasize the cross-disciplinarity of feminist rhetorics
and will attract international scholars, artists, activists, and leaders
in fields such as feminist theory, literacy theory, rhetorical theory,
speech communication, creative writing, literary theory, women\146s studies,
education, composition, linguistics, history, and postcolonial theory.
Featured speakers include: Judith Butler, Deborah Cameron, Evelyn Fox
Keller, Janice Gould, Suzette Haden-Elgin, Florence Howe, Robin Lakoff,
Julia Penelope, Dale Spender, Lorraine Code, Lisa Ede, Janet Emig, Janet
Eldred, Elizabeth Flynn, Jane Gallop, Cheryl Glenn, Judith Halberstam,
Susan Jarratt, Nan Johnson, Gesa Kirsch, Andrea Lunsford, Arabella Lyon,
Joyce Irene Middleton, Susan Miller, Peter Mortensen, Louise Wetherbee
Phelps, Krista Ratcliffe, Joy Ritchie, Kate Ronald, Jacqueline Jones
Royster, C. Jan Swearingen, Barbara Warnick, Kathleen Welch, Lynn
Worsham, and many others.

We invite proposals on the rhetorical intersections of gender with race,
class, age, sexuality, and ability; interpreting the academy,
disciplinarity, and professional identities from a feminist perspective;
reclaiming lost or marginalized voices of women (e.g. rhetors, writers,
teachers, artists, workers); analyzing the rhetoric of historical
depictions of women; the rhetoric of the feminist movement and feminist
backlash; males and men's studies scholarship in relation to feminism;
analyzing the rhetoric of historical depictions of women; revising
canonical theories of rhetoric, literature, and the arts from a feminist
perspective; revising linguistic theories from a feminist perspective;
extrapolating theory from the everyday (e.g. etiquette manuals,
cookbooks, diaries); the rhetoric of feminist public policy; the rhetoric
of women's spirituality; the rhetoric of women's aging and developmental
stages; the rhetoric of feminist research methodologies; the rhetoric of
gender in schooling; theories of feminist fiction writers; the rhetoric
of gender in science; gendered readings of technology; the rhetoric of
feminist performance; and the rhetoric of the body and 

Though we accept traditional presentation formats, we also encourage
participants to create alternative formats that go beyond the genre of
delivering a read-aloud academic paper. Interactive sessions that promote
lively exchanges among presenters or between presenters and audiences
such as discussions, dialogues, and performances are especially welcome.
Only one proposal per applicant may be submitted. Time allocations for
formats include: workshops and roundtables (1 1/2 hours); 3-4 member
panels (1 1/2 hours); individual presentations (20 minutes); with any
creative formats you might imagine fitting into these time frames.

For individual presentations:

Submit three copies of a 250-word description of the presentation and
title. In a concluding paragraph in your description, please indicate the
format of your presentation. Will it resemble a traditional scholarly
paper, a performance, an audience discussion, or other alternative form?
On a separate cover page, provide the title of your proposal and a brief
(25 word) description or abstract. Also list your name, address, phone,
fax, e-mail, and institutional affiliation.

For group presentations:

Please submit three copies of a 250 - 750-word description of the
presentation and title, indicating the role(s) of each participant. In a
concluding paragraph in your description, please indicate the format of
your presentation. What sort of traditional or alternative format will it
resemble? On a separate cover page, provide the title of your proposal
and a brief (50 word) description or abstract. Also list the names,
addresses, phones, faxes, e-mails, and institutional affiliations of all
participants. Be sure to specify one member to serve as a contact. 

In order to encourage diversity, we invite graduate students who are
presenting for the first time and who are from historically
underrepresented groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Mexican
Americans, Puerto Ricans and other Latino and Latina Americans, and
American\160 Indians) to apply to the conference for special funds.\160 To be
considered, include a nominating letter from your advisor along with your

All submissions should be received by February 1, 1999. Mail them

Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing
University of Minnesota
227 Lind Hall
207 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

No fax or e-mail submissions will be accepted. If you would like an
acknowledgment that we have received your submission, please include a
self-addressed stamped postcard.

For more information, contact Hildy Miller at or
(612) 626-7639.

Hildy Miller
Associate Director,
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing
227 Lind Hall, 207 Church St. SE
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office phone: 612-626-7639
Office fax: 612-626-7580
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