Submissions System Available: 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at MSU (Deadline: Feb 1, 2009)

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Thu Dec 18 10:42:50 UTC 2008

Dear Jessica,
    Please would you accept papers on literary discourse from a feminist perspective?

--- On Tue, 12/16/08, Jessica Lynn Rivait <rivaitje at MSU.EDU> wrote:

From: Jessica Lynn Rivait <rivaitje at MSU.EDU>
Subject: Submissions System Available: 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at MSU (Deadline: Feb 1, 2009)
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 5:48 AM

We are now taking submissions for the Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) 2009
conference.  Proposal submissions are due by February 1, 2009.  To submit a
proposal, please visit our website at 
The FemRhet2009 Proposal Submission System has been designed to allow you to
edit your proposal as much as you would like up to the deadline of 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time, Sunday Feb. 1, 2009. After the deadline, all proposals in the
system will become final and will no longer be available to edit. 
Coordinators of multiple-participant sessions (panels, roundtables, and
performances) will be prompted for an e-mail address for all participants on the
panel. All participants will need to use this same e-mail address when they
create their account on the system to ensure that they are matched up with the
appropriate session. This feature also permits individuals to edit their own
presentations until the above deadline. Session coordinators will be updated by
e-mail as changes are made by your colleagues. 
Please contact Bets Caldwell (caldwell at with any questions you may
have.  Below is an updated CFP. 
Jessica Rivait
2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Publicity Committee 

The 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference 
“Enabling Complexities: Communities/Writing/Rhetorics” 
Michigan State University / East Lansing, Michigan / October  7–10, 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
*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
(, 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 Bets Caldwell, caldwell at

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