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Unmasking the Carnival: The Politics and Poetics of Identity
Baton Rouge, LA, February 1998

FINAL CALL UNMASKING THE CARNIVAL: THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF IDENTITY February 19-20, 1998 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA, USA Keynote Speaker: Lesley Ferris, Chair LSU Theater Dept. editor of CROSSING THE STAGE: CONTROVERSIES ON CROSS-DRESSING Dinner Guest Speaker: Emily Toth, Professor LSU English author of MS. MENTOR'S IMPECCABLE ADVICE FOR WOMEN IN ACADEMIA
The English Graduate Student Association, in cooperation with the Department of English at Louisiana State University, announces its eighth annual graduate student conference on language and literature. The conference will fall on MARDI GRAS weekend, a time of masks, mystery, and revelry. With this in mind, participants are invited to explore the various constructs and consequences of identity in literature. Possible areas of investigation include (but are not limited to): narrative masking canon formation genre construction regionalism postcolonialism the carnivalesque ethnicity cross-dressing gender identity queer theory issues of passing cyborg/futuristic theory Also, we will accept poetry and short fiction submissions
FINAL DUE DATE: 12 DECEMBER 1997
Paper proposals should be approximately 250 words. Please attach the following information: Presenter's name Address E-mail address Phone numbers Paper title Paper proposals may be mailed or e-mailed to: Janet Barnwell Dept. of English Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70806 USA E-mail: jbarnwe@tiger.lsu.edu Notification will be mailed no later than 17 December, 1997.