Gender and Healing: Utilizing Films for the Feminist Classroom

Call for Proposals Roundtable: Gender and Healing: Utilizing Films for the Feminist Classroom NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention April 7-10, 2011 New Brunswick, New Jersey Host Institution: Rutgers University *Gender and Healing* centers on the Barbara Hammer film "A Horse is Not a Metaphor," which documents Hammer's experiences with ovarian cancer. Presenters will speak on texts, websites, games, and other media that could be taught along side the Hammer film in the context of a feminist classroom. "A Horse is Not a Metaphor" will be screened in part or in its entirety at the commencement of the roundtable and followed by discussion. Please submit abstracts of approximately 300 words to Deanna Utroske ( and Jillian Hernandez ( with "Gender and Healing" in the subject line by September 30, 2011. Please include your name, affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and audiovisual requirements (if any, $10 handling fee with registration). The 42nd Annual NeMLA Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details of the 2011 Convention are available at 

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