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Call for Papers
Gendered Visualities
A Visual Culture Symposium and Exhibition at George Mason University
March 1, 2005

Gendered Visualities is a one-day symposium featuring panels of speakers/presentations, an exhibition of artwork submitted specifically for the symposium and in relation to its theme, a keynote speaker and reception with performance.   The symposium is sponsored by a number of departments and programs at the University including Art and Visual Technology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies, English, New Century College, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Women's Studies - as well as other organizations, including the publication Global Tryst and the Research Institute for Global Cultural Studies.

Submissions from a broad range of disciplinary approaches, periods and mediums are welcome.  We are interested in examining how gender is visualized or how visuality is gendered.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to .   The deadline for this call for papers is February 1, 2005.

We hope you will forward this announcement to your list serves for faculty, students, and others who may be

Papers from undergraduate and graduate students in English that are chosen for the symposium panels will be considered for publication in the spring/fall 2005 issue of English Matters

Lynne Constantine
Associate Chair, Art and Visual Technology
Assistant Professor, Art and Visual Technology
Doctoral Student, Cultural Studies
George Mason University

Cynthia Patterson
Doctoral Candidate, Cultural Studies
Instructor, English Department
George Mason University

Ellen Gorman
Doctoral Student, Cultural Studies, George Mason University
Instructor, English Department, George Washington University



Feb.11: Dean Taciuch: "Hypertext and Literary Form." Intro to English Matters Issue 8

Feb.18: Margaret Yocom: "Have you heard the one about the babysitter who...?" Folklore, Contemporary Legends, Oral Traditions and Narrative Form.

Point of View

Feb.25: Rosemary Jann: "Point of View in Fiction"

March 3: Jeanette Roan: "Point of View in Film"

March 17: Rick Davis: "Drama and Point of View: Henry IV Part I"


March 24: Douglas Wulf: "A Linguistic Exploration of English: Sound, Structure, Meaning"

March 31: Eric Pankey and Jennifer Atkinson: "Michael Ondaatje's Poetry"


April 8 (Thursday): Viewing of The English Patient, JC Cinema: 6 & 9 pm (introduction by Peter Brunette)

April 14: Panel on The English Patient: Amal Amireh (English); Marion Deshmukh ((History); Sheila ffolliott (Art History); Sheryl Beach (Geography and Computational Sciences)

April 21: (free period for work on next week's poster sessions)

April 28: Student Poster Sessions: SUB II Ballroom

SPRING 2004 Film Series
(free to students/$1 for faculty/staff)
For more information visit (click on JC Cinema for full schedule)

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