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CFP: Feminism and Popular Culture (UK) (12/1/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:02am
S J Gillis

The Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 20th Annual Conference

 Feminism and Popular Culture

University of Newcastle (June 29th-July 1st, 2007)


Keynote Speakers

s Pamela Church Gibson s Jackie Stacey s Yvonne Tasker s Imelda Whelehan s


The popular straddles disciplines, drawing together research that might otherwise remain discretely sited. This conference will interrogate how the popular and feminism has been understood, articulated and represented both in contemporary cultures and throughout history. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the conference will bring together scholars working in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


CFP: Women, Dying, and Death (10/13/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:02am
Women's Studies

        CFP: Women, Dying, and Death (10/13/06; journal issue)
        Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking submissions =
for a special issue focused on women, dying, and death. The Year of =
Magical Thinking, Joan Didion's book about what life is like after the =
death of both her husband and daughter, was an unexpected best-seller =
given the difficult nature of the material. A personal narrative of =
grief, the book's success is indicative of both the fascination and the =
dread of the processes of death and dying. This special issue will =
examine the representations and images of women, dying, and death across =
cultural, religious, and artistic boundaries.

CFP: Re-Evaluating Gender in Children's Literature (Ireland) (12/1/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Padraic Whyte


5th Annual Conference

'Re-Evaluating Gender in Children's Literature'

23 and 24 FEBRUARY 2006

Venue: Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Call for Papers
Proposals are welcome relating to the above and associated topics, including in
the areas of poetry, drama, and film for children. Proposals relating to
masculinities will be especially welcome.

Proposals of 300 words should be sent to:
 Celia Keenan, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Email :
(Subject line should clearly indicate 'ISSCL Proposal')
to arrive no later than 1 December 2006

CFP: Jews & Sex (9/30/06; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Nathan Abrams

Proposals are sought for a new edited collection tentatively titled, =
Jews and Sex. Possible contributions could include, but are not limited =
to, the following:

CFP: TransAmerica (8/31/06; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Roth, Elaine

Call for Papers

We are looking for essays on transgendered mothers in U.S. films, particularly _TransAmerica_ (2005), for a collection on representations of motherhood in (primarily) Hollywood films, called _Motherhood Misconceived: Hollywood's Maternal Discourse_. Essays may use any theoretically informed method, including close readings and/or historical analyses.

Send c.v. and polished essay of 20-25 pages (roughly 5,000 words) by August 31, 2006 via email to Elaine Roth at Indiana University South Bend ( Co-editors are Heather Addison (Western Michigan University) and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, Ph.D.

UPDATE: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

Please note a correction to the CFP for the NEMLA 2007 conference for the panel "Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World": of course, the due date for abstracts and CVs is 9/15/06 NOT 9/15/07. Thank you.

Ilse Schrynemakers <> wrote: Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ilse Schrynemakers <>
Subject: CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15; NEMLA,, 3/1-3/4 )

CFP: Eros &amp; Pornography in Popular Culture (11/1/06, PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Eros, Pornography, and Popular Culture
  2007 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
  National Conference
  April 4 -7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.

CFP: Women &amp; Science in the Long 18th Century (9/1/06; ASECS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm

Call for Papers: =93Works of Fancy: Women, Literature, and Science=94 =

ASECS =96 March 22-25, Atlanta, Georgia

This panel explores women and scientific discourse in the long =
eighteenth century. Genres include, but are not limited to, poetry, =
prose (fiction and non-fiction), drama, and art. This session focuses =
particularly on women utilizing scientific discovery, discourse, and/or =
representation in the context of their work rather than women =
specifically writing about science, although this would be of interest =
as well.

Please forward a 300-500 word abstract and vita by September 1, 2006 to = or by regular mail to arrive by September 1,2006 to:

CFP: Women and the Everyday Realities of War (11/1/07; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Emily Smith

Women and the everyday realities of war

Call for contributions

Essay collection

Whether living through the British Civil War in the seventeenth century or the American Civil War in the nineteenth century or today's conflicts in the Middle East, women writers have historically chronicled their responses to war in ways that merge politics and domesticity. Despite vast differences in time and place, works like Jane Cavendish's manuscript writing (ca. 1640) shares with Hanan al-Shaykh's more recent evocations of war-torn Beirut a sense that women's acts of everyday resistance--making bread even when food supplies have been raided, for example--impact the way war works, on metaphoric, physical, political, and ideological levels.