Cambridge Scholars Press has contacted me and would like me to submit a book proposal on my proposed Society for the Study of American Women Writers panel titled "Popular Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace." Though I can only accept four papers for the conference, I need about twelve to fifteen papers for the book. I would like to get the book proposal out before the end of this year; therefore, please note the deadline listed below. The focus of the book will be on the American marketplace and how women writers dealt with their editors ("gentlemen publishers"). In other words, how did the woman writer's relationship with the publisher influence or change her work?
gender studies and sexuality
European Association for American Studies Biennial Conference, April 7-10,
2006, Nicosia, Cyprus): "Conformism, Non-conformism, and Anti-conformism in
the Culture of the United States"
2006 NEMLA Women's Caucus Best Essay Award
Call for Papers:
Women's Caucus Best Essay in Women's Language and Literature Award
Given for a 20-25 page essay, based on a paper presented at 2005 NEMLA
Convention in Boston, using women's centered approaches (concentrating
on women characters or women authors, using feminist analysis). The
essay may not be submitted to another journal for the duration of the
or mail to:
132-40 Sanford Ave., Apt.4-D, Flushing, NY 11355
The author's name, address, and academic affiliation should appear only
on a separate cover sheet.
Abstracts are invited for a sponsored session, "SMFS at 20: Archives," at
the 41st Annual Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo (May 4-7, 2006). This
panel, one of several celebrating 20 years of the Society for Medieval
Feminist Scholarship, is interested in answering the questions: How do we
find the women in the Middle Ages? How do we find the primary sources
with which to research them? Papers dealing with feminist research in
wills, legal and court records, letters, etc. are invited. Please send
abstracts by September 15 via email to jbrown_at_hartford.edu. Snail mail
can be sent to: Dr. Jennifer Brown, English Department, University of
Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA, March 2-5, 2006
Panel: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Turn-of-the-Century Speculative Fiction.
2006 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 2-5, 2006
Special Topic Session: Ecofeminism in Literature
We would like to announce a new peer-reviewed, online journal--Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--and invite submissions for the inaugural issue.
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction with race, class, place and nationality.
March 2-3, Philadelphia
Chair: Shealeen Meaney
"Like Water going back to itself": Gender, Place and Culture in 20th Century American Fiction
The gendering of space and the spatializing of identity are processes of much interest in contemporary culture study. This panel will examine women's representations of place and emplacement in American Women's Literature of the 20th century. From the closing of the frontier at the end of the 19th century to women's continued struggles to escape the domestic sphere at the end of the 20th, American conceptualizations of identity have always been preoccupied with space, fixity, and mobility.
Narratives of Community: American Women's "Story Books"
Sexualities, Globalities, Postcolonialities
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
May 11-13, 2006
Call for papers/projects: