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Beyond Borders, Bars, and Binaries in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:37pm
Amber P. Hodge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 11, 2019

In recent years Jesmyn Ward’s workhas received significant critical attention for its stark depiction of race, class, and gender dynamics through Bois Sauvage, microcosm of a rural South typically marginalized in the US imaginary. However, her most recent novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, while still deeply invested in a specific, southern time and place, engages with peripheries in which these categories are constructed. Where does life intersect with death, sickness clash with health, or freedom meet incarceration?

Sexual Difference and Cultural Difference_ACLA 2020 Session_ March 18th-22nd, Chicago

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:38am
Tina Yitian Zhai/ University at Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In the trajectory of neoliberalism and an increasingly global marketplace, the necessity of undercutting the Western subsumption of the world is urgent. As Jean-Luc Nancy has argued, however, such a saturation of Western meaning, though potentially catastrophic, is not a forgone conclusion. On the contrary, it is precisely at the limit of the Western notions of telos and subjective agency that a new conception of the world can be collectively understood and created. It is also against such a limit that feminist discourses challenge the universal subject in the name of sexual difference and theories of intersectionality.

“An Ethics of Gender?”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:23pm
ACLA/ICLA committees on Comparative Gender Studies and Religion, Ethics, and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

ACLA 2020, Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

“An Ethics of Gender?”

A seminar co-sponsored by the ICLA Committee on Comparative Gender Studies and the ICLA Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

Organizers: Kitty Millet and Liedeke Plate

CLOSING SOON: CFP: Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:41pm
University of Newcastle, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

CFP: Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium

UNSW Sydney, 12-13th December 2019

The contemporary media landscape is shaped by increasing precarity and awareness of gendered issues. The global screen industry is grappling with the cultural and industrial shifts precipitated by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. For some, the Harvey Weinstein revelations and subsequent scandal resulted in a re-evaluation of the gendered operation of Hollywood. The industry has responded on the red carpet, through the media and in film festival juries. What role do – and can – forms of film feminisms (or cine-feminism) play within this context?

Call for Chapter Proposals: Rhetorics of Reproduction: Rights, Health, Justice

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:45pm
Heather Adams and Nancy Myers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A kairotic moment, 2019 marks a surge in US state legislatures establishing laws tied to reproductive rights, health, and justice, some of which are intended to challenge and overturn Roe v. Wade. While Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah passed bills that limit abortions, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have established laws protecting abortion access. At the same time, no policy changes to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid coverage of abortion, are in sight. But abortion is just one issue of reproductive rights, health, and justice—concerns that affect people in local, national, and global contexts.

Gender Equality and Sustainability: Agnès Varda’s Sustaining Legacy

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 4:14am
Istanbul Bilgi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

İstanbul Bilgi University is launching a series of annual events dedicated to the intersecting themes of gender equality and sustainability under various academic disciplines. This year’s event will consider the framework of film studies. The inspiration for this inaugural symposium comes from the tireless gleaner of images Agnès Varda, whose legacy of female subjectivity spans more than six decades, from her first film La Pointe Courte (1955) to her final documentary Varda par Agnès (2019). An opening event launching the series will be followed by a one-day symposium to mark the anniversary of Varda’s passing, taking place at İstanbul Bilgi University, March 27-28, 2020

Female Voices of Dissent in Italian Transnational literature

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:37pm
Lidia Radi/ NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Please consider submitting your work to the following roundtable for the NEMLA conference 2020 in Boston, MA. Title: Female Voices of Dissent in Italian Transnational LiteratureChairs: Lidia Radi (University of Richmond) and Simona Wright (The College of New Jersey) 

This roundtable will explore voices of female dissent in the literature produced by transnational writers. How do women writers, narrators or protagonists assert themselves when they are relegated to the confined spaces of their country of origin or that of arrival? What do their stories tell us about the nuanced nature of dissent? What challenges do women face when they denounce the unjust systems they belong to? How does their dissent revolutionize their communities?


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:23pm
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019


 Call for Papers Final Reminder
The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

Birmingham City University Presents:
Cine Excess 13
Independent Visions of Excess

7th-9th November 2019
Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

Confirmed Guests of Honour:
Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid [2019], American Mary)-Recipients of a Cine-Excess Female Innovators of Horror Award for Rabid (2019), which screens at Cine-Excess on Saturday 9th NovemberNorman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid)
-Recipient of a Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award

Style: Beyond Form

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:43pm
ACLA 2020 Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

This seminar invites papers on stylistic production in any medium and genre, in any period or place.