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[Update] Perceptions of Masculinity: Challenges to the Indian Male

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 3:49pm
Moti Gokulsing, Rohit K Dasgupta, Diviani Chaudhuri


Masculinities research has evolved considerably over the past three decades. Feminist studies have demonstrated how patriarchy functioned by oppressing women. Masculinity studies however demonstrate men not just as a homogenous group but revealing instead a diversity of masculinities.

ASA 2012 panel: Theorizing the Transpacific

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 2:42pm
Hua Hsu (Vassar College)

Theorizing the Transpacific

I'm looking for a couple additions to an ASA 2012 panel that will broadly consider the "transpacific" and the circulation of Asian American ideas/materials in a transnational context. Historical and/or theoretical approaches welcome. Please send a short abstract and CV to Hua Hsu ( by January 12th.


Friday, December 23, 2011 - 10:22pm
Claire Perkins and Constantine Verevis (Monash University, Melbourne)

In recent years the notion of American "commercial-independent" cinema has become a catchall category for just about every example of US filmmaking that is perceived to be distinct from mainstream Hollywood production. Where the related term "Indiewood" initially sought to describe specific textual, industrial and reception practices, its widespread circulation has led to an amorphous category whose meanings are destabilised by the often reactive collapse of "commercial" and "independent" logic.

Aftermaths: Revolution and Recovery

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 9:10pm
Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Aftermaths: Revolution and Recovery
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
at the University of Western Ontario, Canada

[UPDATE] Trauma and Culture - edited collection from Cambridge University Press

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 5:24pm
Department of English at Louisiana State University

It has become apparent with the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the tenth anniversary of 9/11, that major traumatic events continue to resonate in both the individual and social consciousness - perhaps more in the 21st century than ever before. Remembering, rethinking, reworking, and reimagining are just a few of the ways in which authors and artists, historians and critics, audiences and citizens have explored their own traumatic experiences, as well as the traumatic events that continue to impact larger communities.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE]: "Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 3:12pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers and Posters:

"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 9-10, 2012

Keynote Speakers:

David Herman, Department of English, The Ohio State University

Kara D. Federmeier; Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. 13_CFP

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 12:27pm
SMC "Scientia Educologica"

Dear colleagues,
We send to you the information about the possibility to submit an article for international scientific journal (Thirteenth CFP)
"Problems of Education in the 21st Century" ISSN 1822-7864

Symposium on Asians in the Americas

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 9:35am
Dr. Debra K. Lee-DiStefano, Southeast Missouri State University

We seek proposals for a Symposium on Asians in the Americans sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University and the Department of Global Cultures and Languages. This Symposium will take place over two days on September 28-29, 2012. Influenced by Edward Said's Orientalism, Roshni Rustomji-Kerns' edited volume Encounters, Karen Tei Yamashita's fiction and essays, and New Worlds, New Lives edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Akemi Kitamura-Yano, and James A. Hirabayashi, this symposium aims to explore the multifaceted representations of Asian lives in the Americas in history, sociology, religion, anthropology, art, education, film, and popular culture.

Teaching Under Attack: Jan 3 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 9:17am
TRANSFormations:The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Call for articles:


The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching," which offer historical perspectives on pedagogy or examine material practices/artifacts of pedagogy.

CALL FOR PAPERS for a Resource Book on Women Rights

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 6:50am


Resource Book on Women Rights

To be published at the Training Workshop for Capacity Building Young Lawyers from Northeast India on Women Rights at NEF Law College, Guwahati (India); February, 2012

CFP - International Journal of Contemporary Advanced Mathematics (IJCM)

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 2:07am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Contemporary Advanced Mathematics (IJCM) Volume 3, Issue 2.

International Journal of Contemporary Advanced Mathematics.

CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:

Important Dates - IJCM CFP - Volume 3, Issue 2.
Paper Submission: January 31, 2012
Author Notification: March 15, 2012
Issue Publication: April 2012

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Panels -- Call for Participants

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:14pm
Joelle Ruby Ryan

Call for Participation on Panels at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

Emailed proposals due to me by Thursday, January 12, 2012. I will submit full panel proposals for the conference by the due date of 1/15/12.

Conference Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2012 @ the Philadelphia Convention Center

#1: Trans Fats: A Panel Discussion on Weight Diversity, Fatphobia and Gender Expression

Women Writing Women in the Eighteenth Century - Collection of Essays, 1/23/2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 6:24pm
Kristine Jennings

The rise of the middle class in Europe in the eighteenth century, culminating in the French Revolution, resulted in a bourgeois ideology that dominated in the nineteenth century and beyond. Men and women became clearly defined in terms of the widening distinction between public and private spaces in an increasingly commercialized society, and the former feudal hierarchy was largely replaced by a hierarchy based on sex/gender. The emerging economic division of "home" and "world" also translated into mental, emotional, and sexual differences: men became aligned with activity and rationality, their function was defined as cultural, whereas women were seen as passive and emotional and were defined through marriage and family.

CFP: Humanities at the Limit Submissions due February 1, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:43pm
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Association

In recent years, the humanities have been facing a crisis guided by corporate measures taking place in universities across the globe. The changes occurring in the university demand many academic departments to justify their relevance and applicability in our world today. We face a need to redefine what the humanities are in the twenty-first century and more specifically the role of the modern language and literature departments in the new humanities.

Scholars across disciplines have begun to engage in interdisciplinary conversations that address the current state and the future of the humanities. By participating in this debate, we aim to redefine our place inside and outside of the university.