Related Interests – CfP – Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World (Charleston, SC)

March 9-11, 2012: Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World

Proposals Due: December 2, 2011

The Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the
College of Charleston in Charleston, SC invites paper proposals addressing
women, gender, and sexuality in the Atlantic World 1500-Present. The
featured keynote speaker is Jennifer L. Morgan (New York University). We
invite scholars to submit proposals for individual papers and panels that
might address such questions as:

o Performances of Gender
o Gender and Discovery
o Colonialism
o Constructions of Sexualities
o Native American Contact
o Race and Gender
o African Diaspora and Slavery

As with previous successful CLAW program events the conference will be run
in a seminar style: accepted participants will be expected to send
completed papers to the organizers in advance of the conference itself (by
March 1st, 2012) for circulation via password-protected site. At the
conference itself presenters will talk for no more than ten minutes about
their paper, working on the assumption that everyone has read the paper
itself. This arrangement means that papers may be considerably lengthier
and more carefully argued than the typical 20-minute presentation; and it
leads to more substantive, better informed discussion. It also generally
allows us to move quite smoothly toward publication of a selection of
essays with the University of South Carolina Press.

Proposals for individual papers should be 200 words, and should be
accompanied by a brief one-page biographical statement indicating
institutional affiliation, research interests, and relevant publishing
record for each participant, including chairs and commentators. Please
place the panel proposal, and its accompanying paper proposals and vitas
in one file. Please submit your proposal electronically with CLAW
conference in the subject line to the conference chair, Dr. Sandra Slater
at slaters by December 2, 2011.

If you wish to send a proposal for a 3 or 4 person panel, please send a
300 to 500 word proposal describing the panel as a whole as well as
proposals for each of the individual papers, along with biographical
statements for each of the presenters. The organizers reserve the right to
accept individual papers from panel proposals, to break up panels, and to
add papers to panels. Notification of acceptance will be sent by January
31st, 2012.

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