The following is a CFP for a special session proposed for the 2006 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006:
gender studies and sexuality
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 @ miguelm_at_dcccd.edu.
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: 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.
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
VENUE AND DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY SCMLA:
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
Some aspects of "revolution" which might be explored include but are not
BISEXUALITY AND THE BIOPOLITICS OF "FAMILY":
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ELECTIVE KINSHIP, LOVE, EROTICISM, AFFINITY,
The rationale for the project is explained below while list of
suggested/possible foci follows.
Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on women's literary
culture in 19th and 20th century literature. This book will pay specific attention
to the various ways in which women writers "speak" by confronting, connecting,
embracing, challenging, and defining identities of womanhood. Special
considerations include, but are not limited to: domesticity, mothering, sexuality,
representations of historical women, women of color, displaced women,
mythological and/or ideological representations of womanhood, communities of women
writers, the literary marketplace.
UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 1, 2006.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 10-12, 2006; Charlotte, N.C.
CALL FOR PAPERS
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Friday, 5 May 2006