Call for Papers for a Session on Women in Science and Society at the Women in French 2012 Conference

Call for Papers for a Session on Women in Science and Society at the Women in French 2012 Conference

Women in French Conference

Arizona State University Tempe Campus February 24-25, 2012

« Crossing Boundaries: French and Francophone Women in Literature and Science, Culture and the Arts »

Women in French (WIF) is pleased to invite electronic paper proposals, in French or English, related to the 2012 conference theme showcasing the influence, representation, presence, and achievement of French and Francophone Women from the Middle Ages through the 21st century.

There are two different deadlines:
Panel Paper Proposals:
Paper proposals for any of the 19 special panels should be e-mailed directly to the special panel chairs by August 15, 2011.
If your paper proposal for a special panel is not accepted, you may resubmit it as an individual paper proposal (see deadline below).

Individual (i.e., Non-Panel) Paper Proposals:
Individual paper proposals of interest and scope outside of any of the special panels should be e-mailed to by September 1, 2011.

Complete panels and individual paper proposals must be received at no later than September 1, 2011.

In each case, please include:

Your name, affiliation, and contact information through spring 2012
For panel paper proposals, the title of the special panel, chair and chair contact information
Title of your proposed paper
A 200-250 world abstract of your paper
E-mail proposals for a panel as a Word document attachment directly to the panel chair.
E-mail individual proposals to

Only e-mailed submissions will be considered.

Women in Science and Society
Chair: Aleksandra Gruzinska, Arizona State University

Scholarly contributions are invited that explore the history and representation through the centuries of the trajectory of French and Francophone women from modest beginnings as accoucheuses, governesses, religious educators in convents, to self-taught investigators in science, revolutionaries intent on empowering women in shaping their destiny, politically savvy women leaders, women in science laboratories with access to Nobel Prizes, Goncourt successes in literature, and entrance into academic institutions that only recently became open to women. Send electronic paper proposals to Aleksandra Gruzinska, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University.

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