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UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th for Proposals on
Interdisciplinary Scholarly and Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference:
.Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist
Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.

University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006


Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, feminist sociologist Dr. Karen Rosenblum, and
Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

UPDATE: Women of Color Panel (3/22/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas, Tx;
  Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Dallas, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 22, 2006.
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack;

CFP: Mothering as/in Text (5/15/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Pegeen Reichert Powell

Call for Papers for an edited collection: Mothering as/in Text

The editors of a new collection are looking for submissions that
explore the ways that motherhood—as a practice, a set of beliefs, a
political and cultural category—gets written and distributed through a
wide variety of texts.

The collection will feature a variety of disciplinary perspectives and
methodological approaches to this topic, and "text" should be
understood broadly here. For example, submissions might include studies

CFP: Latin American Gay Protagonists in Literature and Film (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Miguel Marrero

CFP: "Latin American Gay protagonists in Literature and Film".
(deadline for proposals March 15; MLA conference 27-30 December:
I would like to put together a Special Session at the December 2006 MLA
convention, in Philadelphia. I am looking for papers that address Latin
American Gay protagonists in literature and/or film and notions of
exile, identity, and community. I am specifically looking for papers
that use Benedict Anderson's model of community as nation, but am open
to other theoretical structures of analysis as well.
If you are interested, please send me a brief 1-2 page abstract by
March 15th @
Miguel Marrero

CFP: Remembering Nellie Y. McKay (3/24/06; collection)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Kimberly Blockett

The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

CFP: Love Wars: Personal Narratives on Challenging Romantic Relationships (4/30/06; collection)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Chitiga, Miriam

CFP: Love Wars: Call for analytical essays and personal narratives on
challenging romantic relationships Deadline April 30 2006



We are requesting contributions in the form of analytical essays and /
or personal narratives based on actual experiences of "romantic"
relationships, especially heterosexual relationships. We are
particularly interested in those papers that critically discuss how the
writer wrestled with a challenging relationship(s). Therefore, any
essays that explicate any trials and tribulations that the authors
endured / enjoyed are most welcome.

CFP: Gay & Lesbian (and Queer) Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Joshua Fenton

Call For Papers: Gay & Lesbian Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 November
10-11, 2006 University of California, Riverside Riverside, California


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006


Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference.


While the panel is open to any topic in Gay & Lesbian Studies, I am
particularly interested in papers that address the following areas:


-Queer community formation/dissolution


-The role of Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory in a Democracy


-Lesbian/Gay/Queer citizenship


UPDATE: Short Fiction Session: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and Katherine Anne Porter (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Julie Chappell


Abstracts are invited for the Short Fiction Session of the South Central
Modern Language Association meeting which will take place in Dallas, Texas,
26-28 October 2006.

"Revolutionizing Short Fiction: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and
Katherine Anne Porter"

This session invites papers exploring any of the revolutionary and
revolutionizing aspects of the short fiction of Kate Chopin, Katherine
Mansfield, and/or Katherine Anne Porter. Four papers will be accepted for
this panel.

Some aspects of "revolution" which might be explored include but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: Bisexuality and the Biopolitics of Family (6/30/06; journal issue/book)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Serena Anderlini

Revised/expanded call:


The rationale for the project is explained below while list of
suggested/possible foci follows.