In 1974, at a time when gender studies were investing several disciplines and departments of American colleges and universities, Sandra L. Bem, a researcher in social psychology, elaborated the Bem Sex Role Inventory (B.S.R.I). Made up of 20 items, the inventory invited participants to determine the degree to which they embraced and identified with the social and cultural gender roles as they had been framed in the 1970s American society. Out of her research, Sandra Bem developed the concept of psychological androgyny and posited that an individual's psychological balance was reached by the latter's capacity to find an intermediary position between the "masculine" and the "feminine".
The Invisible Bear is a poetry and visual art magazine partially funded by the poetry working group at Duke University.
We are currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions on or before our submission deadline, December 1st, 2015. Please submit pieces via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. We are open to reviewing hybrid forms, comics, prose / poetry, and all the etceteras.
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2016. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held March 3-6, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Novel, the Periodical Press, and the Global Circulation of Texts, 1789-1945
A two-day workshop at the University of Warwick, 16-17 February 2016
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew King (University of Greenwich)
Deadline for Abstracts: 30 November 2015
Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10–12, 2016
Hosted by the graduate program in History & Culture at Drew, the Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.
We are preparing to launch a brand new postmodern omnifem publication: Rag Queen Periodical. We are seeking submissions in POETRY AND PROSE.
Écriture féminine. This term is what we had in mind when establishing Rag Queen. We want to feature writing about the embodiment of womanhood, regardless of how that's manifested in your life.
We are interested in deviating from neoliberal, corporate feminism and instead focusing on subverting the erasure of female agency and identity. Nuance, intersectionality, and evocative storytelling are our signposts.
Drawing from varied womynfluences, we set sail on a spring tide into, as Betty Friedan would say, "Woman: The Fourth Dimension."
"Polish Journal for American Studies" is a yearbook of the Polish Association for American Studies, published with the support of the University of Warsaw. PJAS publishes scholarly work in such fields of American studies as literature, culture, the arts, the media, history, politics, social sciences and others. The articles should be 5000 to 9000 words in length and follow the MLA format for citations. PJAS is a print journal with an immediate electronic release on its website. Feel invited to browse through the journal's archive:
For further information please contact PJAS chief editor Marek Paryz at:
South Carolina State University's Department of English and The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host an inter-disciplinary Conference on October 7, 2016.
Conference Theme: America's southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature.
Ethos: A Digital Review of the Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics—a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary online journal and digital forum—invites submissions for its April 2016 issue. For this issue of the Ethos journal, we invite submissions of original scholarly work that consider topics relevant to the project's intellectual interests in the arts, humanities, and public ethics. Articles may explore literary texts, film, music, trends in cultural criticism and "theory," or issues of wider social and political concern. Interested contributors are encouraged to browse through our digital archive of forum posts and journal issues to learn more about the range of topics featured on the project.
MLA CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
OPTIONS FOR TEACHING JEWISH AMERICAN LITERATURE