In his 2003 collection of essays Deep Gossip, Henry Abelove suggests that queer studies and American studies, at a fundamental level, have always grappled with the same questions and concepts: an interest in the history of democratic culture, an avowal of homosexual desire, an interdisciplinary approach to literature, and the use of literature as a political resource. The eminent foci of nineteenth-century American studies have quite often been the various brands of white, male alienation epitomized by the homosocial and homoerotic literary cultures of Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman, Thoreau, and other exemplary "proto-queer" figures.
Call for PCA/ACA 2016 (Seattle, WA, 3/22-3/25)
The conference theme covers issues relating to gender with special emphasis on how language and culture defines, affects, influences, shapes and visualises gender in a wide spectrum ranging from the individual to the communal across an array of disciplines. Being ideologically, politically and socially constructed, language, culture and gender all intersect at some point. And it is this intersection that we wish to explore comparatively from varying perspectives. Concerned with the HOW and WHY's the aim of the conference is to analyse the content of gender within the very bones of language and culture.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:
Call for Papers
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (January 2016)
The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 2016, San Francisco). The two ALA panels aim to present the varied ways in which women, as critics, dramatists, educators, essayists, journalists, oral storytellers, poets, novelists, short story writers, and practitioners of both older and emerging forms, invent and reinvent the American literary and cultural landscape. This year's panels will both take up the theme of transnationalism.
Panel 1: Transnational Approaches to Early American to 19C American Women Writers
Panel 2: Transnational Approaches to 20C to 21C American Women Writers
Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016
Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)
Original research articles along with abstracts are invited from scholars for Working Paper Series. The papers should be about 5000-6000 words.
Illustrations, figures, maps and graphs should be prepared in black and white and be kept to the minimum.
All manuscripts are referred to experts in the areas concerned. The editorial decisions will normally be communicat-ed to the authors within one month from the date of submission unless otherwise delayed by the reviewers. The authors may be asked to revise the article after receiving referee's comments.
The revised version should highlight revisions so as to have a quick review of the revisions.
NINTH GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
30 June - 1 July 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Ninth Global Studies Conference held at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA 30 June-1 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address global studies through one of the following categories:
Theme 1: Economy and Trade
Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
Theme 3: Society and Culture
Theme 4: Resources and Environment
2016 SPECIAL FOCUS - "Rethinking Global Space in the Age of the Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence"
Call for Papers: Film Adaptation/PCA/ACA (Seattle, WA March 22-25, 2016)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
For Conference details go to: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/
Deadline for proposal submissions is October 1. All paper topics will be considered.
To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to:
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
Individual paper and panel proposals that explore topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture are now being accepted for the 37 th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Scholars, graduate students, teachers, foodies, and others interested in the intersection of culinary production/consumption and culture are encouraged to submit proposals. If you plan to propose a panel or roundtable session of three to four presenters, make sure to submit an abstract and title for each participant individually into the database. Each roundtable or panel abstract should also include the panel title and the name of the panel chair.