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UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Pacific Feminism in the 21st Century for Women's Worlds 2008

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 1:07am
Helen Thompson

Deadline extended to Dec 15.

CFP Panel on Pacific Feminism in the 21st Century for Women’s Worlds 2008
Madrid (3-9 July 2008)

How are Pacific women doing feminist work in the 21st Century? And how is
feminism defined in the broad Pacific context or the more specific regional
and national contexts? This panel looks to investigate the diverse ways
Pacific women understand, theorize, and practice what is called feminism in
the Anglo-American context. Papers are solicited from a broad engagement
with these issues. The following is a list of suggested topics but it is
by no means prescriptive:

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] "Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 5:00pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (New Due Date)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 1:58am
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this general Call for Papers. The more it's passed
around the merrier! Also, although the original deadline of Oct. 31 has
passed, the recent news of SFRA's change of venue for SFRA 2008 has
prompted the IAFA to revise its deadline for paper proposals for ICFA-29.
The new deadline is December 15th.]

CFP: [Gender Studies] Assuming Gender

Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 11:37am
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Assuming Gender
An International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Venue: Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, Newtown, Wales.
Date: 27-29 May 2008

Organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Cardiff University, Wales, UK

Plenary Speakers
Professor Krishna Sen (Calcutta)
Second to be confirmed

Call for Papers

• ‘To adopt, choose, elect, to some position’
• ‘To take upon oneself, put on (a garb, aspect, form, or
• ‘To lay claim to, appropriate, arrogate, usurp’
• ‘To take for granted as the basis of argument or action’

CFP: [Gender Studies] "Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" (deadline 3/1/08; 10/9/08 -10/11/08 in Reno)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:43am
Reid T. Sagara

"Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" session
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) Convention in Reno, Nevada
October 9-11, 2008

The session chair seeks paper proposals that address innovations,
problematics, and/or insights about teaching feminism (or about teaching as
a feminist) in literature, language, cultural studies, or composition
classes. Papers that focus on particular strands of feminism and feminist
theory ("third-world feminisms"; queer feminisms; post-structural feminism;
and others) are especially encouraged.

Please send a one-page abstract with your name, affiliation, and contact
information to Reid Sagara at by March 1, 2008.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:05am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Gender Studies] The Black Female Body in Literature and Culture

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 8:50pm
Dr. Carol E. Henderson

Call for Papers: Imagining the black female body:
Text and Contexts in literature and culture

Only the BLACK WOMAN can say “when and where I enter, in the quiet,
undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or
special patronage, then and there the whole…race enters with me.”
--Anna Julia Cooper, 1892

CFP: [Gender Studies] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess, USC, graduate conference, March 28-29

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:39pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC's Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong'o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone's a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

CFP: [Gender Studies] Unsettling Borders, Healing in the Borderlands

Monday, November 19, 2007 - 6:00pm
Allison Hargreaves

The Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literature (ABAL), in
conjunction with the 2008 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences,
invites your participation in our annual conference.
June 2 - June 4, 2008
University of British Columbia

Unsettling Borders, Healing in the Borderlands

“Borders are set up to define places that are safe and unsafe, to
distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip
along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place
created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary.” (Anzaldúa,
Borderlands/ La Frontera 25)