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Feminism Unbound NWSA Conference Theme; Several CFPs

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:42pm
Aging and Ageism Caucus within National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Due 2/10/12. Contact me if you want more details. All proposals must relate to aging and or ageism. They will be reviewed. Selected papers will be forwarded to NWSA for a 2nd review round. Papers/panels that are accepted will be part of the NWSA Annual Conference in Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012

#1 Women in the Fourth Stage—Harbingers of Decline or Feminist Heralds of a Revolutionary Future?

#2 Older Women: Networked for Change or Kicked to the Social Media Curb?

#3 Imagining a Future that Deprivileges Youth: Decolonizing Knowledge to Overcome Hegemonic Norms of Western Beauty Culture

#4 Stuck in "The Middle": Class Status and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture

2012 Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:24am
Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 2012 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary Shakespeare Studies conference sponsored by Southern Utah University's Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. It is scheduled for Aug 6-8, 2012, in Cedar City, Utah. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States. 

CFP: Class and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture (NWSA 2012: Oakland, CA, Nov. 8-11. Deadline 2/10/12)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:09am
Melanie Cattrell

This NWSA panel seeks presentations which address the intersection of gender and class in American popular culture representations of the caregiver. In the last decade, a variety of novels, "self-help" texts, films, and television programs have emerged to bring light on this previously invisible role. How do these texts address the economic impact of domestic eldercare, and how do they relate caregiving to gendered work?

Call for papers - Governance, Sustainability, Environment

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:03am
GSE Research Ltd (

GSE Research ( is a new scholarly publisher, aiming to offer a different approach to scholarly publishing, focusing on the areas of:

- Environmental Management
- Environmental Science
- Sustainability and Sustainable Business
- Corporate Governance and Responsible Leadership

"The Fictions of Finance," Special issue of Radical History Review, Abstracts due March 15, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:39am
Radical History Review

Across the humanities and social sciences, a new conversation has begun about the enigmas of capital, and of finance capital, in particular. This special issue of the Radical History Review on "The Fictions of Finance" aims to intervene in that conversation and to help to shape it. From geography, history, and literary studies to anthropology, sociology, and labor studies, there has been an efflorescence of work on finance and commercial capital, flourishing amid the current capital crisis and chronic "recession." As a historical primer on the planetary intersections of the rhetorical and the operational dimensions of "The Fictions of Finance," this issue is designed to knit together the disparate strands of these renewed conversations.

Lex-ICON : treating text as image & image as text : International interdisciplinary conference 7 - 9 June 2012 UHA, France

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:35am
Jennifer K Dick and Océane Delleaux

Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century).

« The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is CAPABLE of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. » — Ezra Pound

[UPDATE] RMMLA Literature and Religion session (DEADLINE 3/1/12)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 9:36pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites the submission of proposals for individual papers to its Literature and Religion session. Papers may engage a wide range of religious and literary traditions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the intersection between literature, religion, and the following issues:

- Gender/sexuality/race
- Nation
- The family
- Modernity
- Secularization
- Fundamentalism
- Revolution
- Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic

Presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).

The deadline for paper proposals is MARCH 1, 2012.

Prosody and/or Poetics, Boulder, October 11-13, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:12pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Presenters are requested to marry some aspect of critical theory or the philosophy of language to the study of literary prosody. Presentations in prosody in languages other than English will be welcome. Submission deadline March 1.

Seeking board members

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:03pm
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

MP: An Online Feminist Journal is growing, and we are looking to
expand our editorial board!

We seek energetic people with a passion for feminist scholarship to help with handling our growing submission volume and with expanding the journal as it moves toward a regular publication cycle.

We seek to add two new members at this time. Here are some basic
qualifications we are looking for:

-- A background and strong interest in feminist studies and issues. As we are an interdisciplinary journal, some interdisciplinary study is preferred.

-- The ability to converse about these issues in a civil and critical manner with people of different training levels and backgrounds.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: George Perkins Marsh (Hoboken, NJ)

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 4:24pm
Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ.
George Perkins Marsh: An American for all Seasons.

Please note the following changes to our conference scheduling:
-The conference CFP deadline has been extended to 15 March 2012.
-The conference will take place on 04 May 2012 only (this will be a one day not two day conference).

CFP: Romantic Voyagers - Voyaging Romantics, 29-30 September 2012, Wellington NZ

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:50pm
Victoria University of Wellington and the Alexander Turnbull Library

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Romantic voyaging, the period, its context and its authors. Papers which address the larger issues of 'voyaging' will be welcome too.

The conference will include an opportunity to admire some of the treasures of the Rare Book collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library. There will also be time to explore the bracing sea-front and beautiful streets of Wellington with its numerous restaurants and bars, and to ascend via the famous cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

The keynote speakers are:
Dr Ruth Lightbourne (Alexander Turnbull Library)
Professor Vincent O'Sullivan, DCNZM
Professor Nicholas Roe (St Andrews University, Scotland)

[UPDATE] (M)other Nature? Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions - 31 May - 2 June 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:38pm
University of Bucharest

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 14th Annual Conference:

(M)other Nature? Inscriptions, Locations, Revolutions
Dates: 31 May–2 June 2012
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers:
Franc Chamberlain (University of Huddersfield)
Carl Lavery (University of Aberystwyth)
Ralph Yarrow (University of East Anglia)
Priscilla Solis Ybarra (University of North Texas)

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2012

UPDATE Moving Modernisms Conference

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:26pm
University of Oxford

Conference Schedule Announced:

Visit for more information and registration.

Moving Modernisms is a four day agenda-setting conference taking place in Oxford, 21st-24th March 2012. Bringing together internationally distinguished speakers from across the globe, the conference will explore and evaluate the cultural, material and intellectual landscapes of Modernist scholarship and some of the most significant directions in which study of the period has developed over the past forty years.

The conference will explore the numerous aspects conveyed in the title, including: