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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Anita Cohen-Williams [SMTP:sdpresidio@SPRINTMAIL.COM] Sent: Monday, August 30, 1999 11:27 PM To:
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      From: Anita Cohen-Williams [SMTP:sdpresidio@...]
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      Subject: Fwd: conference announcement and call for papers: THE
      FEMALE PRINCIPLE (please forward)

      >> THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE
      >>
      >> UTA Conference on the Suppressions and Reassertions
      >> of
      >> The Female Principle in Human Cultures.
      >>
      >> University of Texas at Arlington, March 30-April 1,
      >> 2000.
      >>
      >> Keynotes: Martha Nussbaum, March 30;
      >> Drucilla Cornell, March 31; and
      >> Eva Keuls and Nancy Tuana, April 1
      >>
      >> This conference recognizes the suppression
      >> of femaleness as a primary meaning
      >> of Western and other cultures over a long period,
      >> and
      >> opens this issue to renewed scrutiny.
      >> It seeks to identify, document, account for, and
      >> interpret the suppression of femaleness via the
      >> specific forms it takes from early periods to the
      >> present, and to identify and describe newly
      >> developing
      >> practices that counter it. Exposures, descriptions,
      >> and theorizations of this suppression are essential
      >> to projecting a future for femaleness in human
      >> societies.
      >>
      >> We invite proposals from all fields of the
      >> humanities
      >> and the social and behavioral sciences. Papers may
      >> deal exclusively with forms of suppression (and
      >> their
      >> counterforms)--many of them clandestine,
      >> unrecognized,
      >> underexplored; with the figures or contents
      >> suppressed;
      >> with examples of femaleness that elude suppression
      >> or
      >> otherwise counter it; or with re-emergences; or
      >> with
      >> combinations of the foregoing, and may draw on the
      >> following as a possible framework:
      >>
      >> Bearing a positive social value in an advanced Asian
      >> society as late as the seventh century, the female
      >> principle
      >> sinks into general anathema in the West by the time
      >> of
      >> classical civilization, and into near oblivion by
      >> the time of
      >> the early church. There it remains, under powerful
      >> forms
      >> of social repression, into the twentieth century.
      >> Then, via
      >> numerous separate discourses, pluralist thought
      >> creates a
      >> climate of opinion in which femaleness can re-emerge
      >> in
      >> literary, philosophical, religious, and other
      >> languages
      >> under a positive sign.
      >>
      >> Papers may be descriptive, and/or interpretive or
      >> theoretical accounts of specific forms of
      >> suppression,
      >> such as the sexual; of forms taken by coverups of
      >> suppression; of cultural contexts mandating
      >> suppression; and of femaleness eluding suppression
      >> or
      >> otherwise countering it-all these in discourses
      >> and social
      >> practices worldwide. Cross-disciplinary and new
      >> theoretical
      >> approaches are encouraged.
      >>
      >> Submission Information:
      >> See the following page or send inquiries to:
      >> lfrank@... <mailto:lfrank@...>
      >>
      >> Postal mail:
      >> Conference on the Female Principle
      >> Department of English 19035
      >> University of Texas at Arlington
      >> Arlington, Texas 760l9
      >>
      >> Ph. 817-272-2692
      >>
      >>
      >
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