In this postfeminist age, normative notions of masculinity and femininity are being challenged and questioned. Both internationally and locally, there is a renewed debate about women's reproductive choice and freedom. On average, women continue to be underrepresented in government bodies and receive less pay than men in comparable employment. Whilst the female body remains a political site, notions of masculinities are also in flux. The recent worldwide economic downturn and subsequent increase in male unemployment contrasted with the image of the 'metrosexual'/'new man' have challenged traditional hegemonic masculinities.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 19TH, 2012
Call for Submissions, Volume 19, issue 1 of Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies based in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia.
Volume 19, issue 1: Exclusivity – Boundaries of Difference
Exclusivity: Who is on the inside? Who is on the outside? The notion of "community" while commonly talked about in celebratory terms always necessitates an Other. For Volume 19, issue 1 we are looking for papers that discuss the ideas of exclusivity, for example, but not limited to change and continuity in:
Presenters sought for a panel on "Positioning Post-1989 Eastern European Transnational Identities" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Submissions should be made at http://acla.org/submit/index.php
You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.
Seminar Organizers: Oana Popescu-Sandu (University of Southern Indiana), Ioana Luca (National Taiwan Normal University)
African American Literature, Post Black Fiction and Cognitive Literature, Language and Literature, Linguistics, Stylistics, American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Narratology, Literary Criticism, Postmodern Literature, Science Fiction, Popular Fiction
Joss In June is a one-day multidisciplinary conference focusing on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, comics (Buffy Seasons 8 & 9, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Fray, Sugarshock), as well as Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, and Much Ado About Nothing.
CFP: Football and Communities Across Codes (4-6 February, 2013: Sydney, Australia)
Call for Presentations:
The word, football, conjures up images of very different types of games depending on where one happens to be in the world. But no matter whether players kick a goal, score a try, or score a touchdown on the field, each football code is underpinned by the dynamic interplay between clubs, players, governing institutions, fan communities, individual supporters and the broader social context in which they exist. The resulting relationships are characterised by complexity, conflict, controversy, commodification, and the perhaps most importantly, the (in)constancy of fans.
"Science Fiction & Fictions in Science" (3/1/2013; abstracts due 11/15/2012)
An interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held at Rutgers University, Friday, March 1st, 2013, with keynote speaker Rosalind Williams of M.I.T.
Sponsored by Natura: A Working Group in History of Science and Epistemology.
Conference Website: http://fictioninscience.com/
Call for Papers: Caribbean Literature at CEA 2013
April 4-6, 2013 | Savannah, Georgia
CEA 2013 will be held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott:
100 General McIntosh Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
Phone (912) 233-7722; Fax (912) 233-3765.
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literatures in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes:
Douglas McFarland, Professor of English, Flagler College
Wesley King, Assistant Professor of English, Flagler College
Edited Collection on John Huston's Adaptations
John Huston is one of the most prominent directors in American cinema. Although many of his best-known films are adaptations from literature—from 19th-century classics such as Moby-Dick and The Red Badge of Courage to works like The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre—there has not been a comprehensive collection of essays which address this central aspect of his work.
In No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920 (1994), T. Jackson Lears argues that the transition of the U.S. economy from agriculture to agribusiness and blue-collar labor to white-collar work similarly transformed old sites of industry (i.e. the farm, the woods) to new sites of leisure. However, the postmodern period has seen these sites become increasingly mediated by technology and urbanity, resulting in carefully constructed "natural built" environments—the city park and the urban farm, where recreation is moderated by creation, and landscape by landscaping.
"… Oh! I would not tell you what is behind the black veil for the world! Are not you wild to know?"
"Oh! Yes, quite; what can it be? But do not tell me — I would not be told upon any account. I know it must be a skeleton, I am sure it is Laurentina's skeleton. Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it..."
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
The seventh annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics in revelation, revulsion, and revolution in literature, cinema, the writing process, popular culture and art, or in creative works of short fiction and poetry that explore this theme.
IRELAND AND MASCULINITIES IN THE LONGUE DURÉE
In recent years, scholars of culture and literature have begun to elaborate on masculinities in the contemporary Irish context. While providing an invaluable starting point for discussion of Irish masculinities, these studies have tended to focus on the postmodern, with highly theoretical emphases in the findings. Moreover, normative and hegemonic masculinities remain largely unquestioned, and historical contexts and continuities are often ignored or neglected.
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 8th, and feature keynote speaker Joseph Roach (Yale University).
This conference is being hosted in conjunction with a one-day UC multi-campus research group symposium on "Shakespeare & Risk," which will take place on UCSB's campus on Friday, February 7th, and feature keynote speaker Richard Halpern (New York University). Conference attendees and presenters are cordially invited to attend both Friday's and Saturday's events.
Historically, diverse and multicultural India has partnered many in addressing the paradoxes of identity and ethnicity of its first peoples and the indigenous. Colonial histories, pluralistic economies, multicultural social landscape and displaced indigenous interests, intersect its dominant discourses in dynamic expressions through its literature, language, cinema, folklore and other cultural matrices.
Papers discussing approaches to teaching American multiethnic literature in the 21st century. I am particularly interested in papers that explore this topic in the context of world literature classes.
Send a 250-word abstract and CV to Jacqueline Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 29th. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 31st.
All presenters will need to join MELUS. For more information on the conference, visit http://melus.org/cfp2013.pdf