We would like to invite contributions exploring an intellectual meeting ground between new feminist and queer materialisms and affect theory, environmental humanities, science studies, and many more inter- and transdisciplinary fields. New/feminist materialisms and the affective turn are emerging at a time in need for alternative visions of the world threatened by human exceptionalism, ecological terror(ism), and devastating, extinction-fostering capital flows: they pose the question of how to theorize and practice ethical and decidedly posthuman or rather nonanthropocentric feminisms in the geological era of the (late capitalist) Anthropocene.
gender studies and sexuality
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of LGBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews. Our use of the term “worldmaking” is much more deliberate in its derivation.
Panel on Jane Smiley for
American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA
May 23-26, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place
Jane Smiley: A "Great American Novelist"
CFP for Stony Brook University’s Third Annual
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference:
“Asking for a friend (of Dorothy): what to expect when you’re expecting the end of the world?”
Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor, English, St. John’s University
April 5, 2019 (if we survive)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Forms of Justice: Reflections on Writing, Creativity, and Social Change
St. John’s University English Graduate Conference
Date: April 6, 2019
The Department of English at St. John’s University invites papers that consider justice across literary, writing, media, and performance studies. We welcome work from graduate students that critically engages justice in a myriad of ways, including analyses of individual or collective texts as well as theoretical and pedagogical approaches to questions of creativity and social change. Submissions may explore racial, sexual, transnational, socioeconomic, and environmental struggles and reforms. Topics may include:
This conference seeks to promote mechanisms by which academics, activists, policymakers, and other stakeholders enter into greater dialogue and collaboration in areas of conjoined interest. In partnership with the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – for which NYU serves as the institutional home – NYU’s Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) will convene every two years, alternating with ASWAD’s biennial conference.
(ASWAD’s 10thBiennial Conference will be held from 5-10 November, 2019 at the College of William & Mary. For more information, please consult the website: HTTP://ASWADIASPORA.ORG)
The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange"
Following the international conference Close relations: a multi-and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies, the Swedish Network for Family and Kinship Studies invites chapters for a contributed volume which will explore, discuss and theorise single/solo/lone parenting in Europe and North America. Palgrave Macmillan have expressed a provisional interest in publishing the volume in the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life series.
Patriarchy, as defined by bell hooks, is a social disease. Hegemonic masculinity does not allow men to express their emotions, except through anger, violence and sex. Consequently, all who are in a relationship with men (parents, children, spouses, lovers, siblings, colleagues and friends) are likely to suffer from the manifestations of hegemonic masculine behavior, including the men themselves who must constantly repress their feelings.
This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.