Stony Brook University
32nd Annual English Graduate Conference
February 28, 2020
gender studies and sexuality
Stony Brook University
Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to explore the work of Lydia Sigourney and Her Contemporaries. This issue will be devoted to essays addressing the question of Sigourney within the context of her contemporaries. We welcome new essays discussing her work in the context of other major authors or exploring her role in the historical context from a variety of critical approaches including formalist, theoretical, historical and pedagogical.
After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.
The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?
The Margaret Fuller Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.
1) Traveling with Margaret Fuller
Theorizing about the body has never been more urgent than in our current era of climate change. Stacy Alaimo has compellingly argued that “potent ethical and political possibilities emerge from the literal contact zone between human corporeality and more-than-human nature.” In the decade or so since she first penned those words, these ethical and political possibilities have become even more urgent, and the borders of the contact zones themselves have become more blurred. Climate change has had increasingly intimate corporeal implications (especially in the Global South), and the widening gap between the rich and the poor has only exacerbated these matters, as has the global rise in right-wing extremism.
Call for Papers
The Latina/o/x Literature & Culture Society
of the American Literature Association
31st Annual Conference: May 21-24, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium , February 20-22
Submission Deadline: Extended to December 20, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University
American Literature Association (ALA) Panel Topic Proposal: Alternative Realities
This panel aims to explore alternative realities or perspectives that can be applied to and appear in American literature. Through this exploration, it is possible to discover new avenues of discussion and interpretation of popular and/or canonical texts, which in turn allows for deeper cultural and social understanding. Examining work that literally and figurative create alternative realities illuminates social anxieties, era-tied socio-cultural psyches, and continuing cultural patterns of oppression.
This panel is open to any American text, whether it is literature, graphic fiction, TV, video games and so on.
The circulation, commodification, and repression of discourses on genders and sexualities within and among Asian countries has been a constant feature of regimes of modernization, from colonial through neocolonial and postcolonial periods. Aptly enough, it is mainly through the modern vehicle of cinema where these discourses play out. Kritika Kultura will be initiating a forum on the filmic representations of issues on genders and sexualities in the Southeast Asian region, in line with its commitment to the pursuit and development of cultural and media studies, slated for the journal’s February 2021 issue.
Literature and Gender
The international journal antae is inviting full length contributions on the interspaces between literary studies and gender studies.
If gender is often scripted, then it might be best to examine how its narrative qualities can be produced, reproduced, rewritten, disrupted, or suspended. But what are these qualities, and how can one think—and write—otherwise?