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CFP: From Dragonflight to Lost: Women and Science Fiction & Fantasy (8/18/06; journal issue)

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:41pm
Women's Studies

CFP: From Dragonflight to Lost: Women and Science Fiction & Fantasy =
(8/18/06; journal issue)
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal welcomes the submission =
of essays for an upcoming special issue focused on the topic of Women =
and Science Fiction & Fantasy. From pioneering female SF/Fantasy authors =
such as Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. Le Guin to female characters on hit =
television shows such as Lost and Battlestar Galactica, women and =
women's roles are intricately tied to Science Fiction and Fantasy.
This issue will explore some of the intersections between Women and =
Science Fiction and Fantasy. Topics could include but are not limited =
to:

UPDATE: Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (9/15/06; collection)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Jen Chambers

*** Please note the updated deadline for papers***

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's
Writing" (collection)
UPDATED DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

This spring's Congress conference call for papers on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
yielded the attention of Cambridge Scholars Press
(http://www.cambridgescholarspress.com), who is
interested in publishing an edited collection of
essays on the subject. This is a call for complete,
developed, critical essays on diversity and change in
early Canadian women's writing for this collection of
essays.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Parody and Burlesque of Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on parodies, spoofs, and burlesques of Girl Sleuth fictions
is being organized for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths. The panel looks to examine how girl sleuth fictions are parodied.
What values are being satirized in these works, and for what purpose? In what
ways do parodical representations of characters like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames,
etc. alter the originals? The panel looks to exmaine this question in light of
such works as Mabel Maney's Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless series, Kate
Emburg's Susan Slutt series, recent single-title works by Chelsea Cain, Susan
Kandel, and others.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Science/Science Fiction in Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on the use of science and/or science fiction in Girl Sleuth
literature is being solicited for the Wilson College "Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths" conference. Science and science fiction are often seen as the purview
of boys' series, such as Tom Swift, Rick Brant, and even the Hardy Boys;
rarely do girl sleuths venture fully into the realm of the hard sciences as
the boys do. In light of the recent controversy surrounding former Harvard
President Lawrence Summers' recent comments about girls in science and the
continuing stereotype that girls are "bad" in science in general, this panel
looks to exmaine how science and/or science fiction is represented in girl
sleuth fiction.

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)

 

Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

 

Proposals on Tolkien's legendarium, including but not limited to The Lord of
the Rings, are sought for a sponsored session on "Gender and Ethnicity in
Tolkien" for the 2007 International Congress on medieval studies.

 

CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/07; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

What's a Woman to Do: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World : By its cultural definition, motherhood is a role that requires one to act as a caretaker, to provide a safe and sustaining environment, to enable the next generation's well-being. But to live in a post-apocalyptic world suggests that the environment has become hostile to life, destroying the possibility of a future and hope of regeneration.
   
  This panel explores how does post-1950s fiction present the mother figure within the conditions of a post-apocalyptic world? Potential approaches may include: Ecocritical Readings, Feminist Theory, Psychoanalytical Theory, and Cultural Studies.
   

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