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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)

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] American Literature Association, Latina/o Literature Society

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:36pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
May 22-25, 2008
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature
Association’s 19th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA
May 25-28, 2008.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a one-page abstract with
your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Latina/o
Literature and Culture Society co-chair Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at by January 17, 2008.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Myth and Fairy Tale

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 12:14am
Sharon Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [Gender Studies] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:38pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Queering the Fantastic (edited collection)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 10:51pm
Robin Anne Reid

Update: Queering the Fantastic
Edited by Robin Anne Reid and Jes Battis

New Deadline for essays on specified topics (listed below)

We have received a number of excellent proposals for this volume but would
now like to solicit proposals for essays to fill gaps in the collection.

We need essays on children's/ya fantasy, fanfiction, graphic novels,
horror, and cinema, as well as theoretical pieces on the fantastic itself
as a queer medium.

We are seeking scholarly essays (20 pgs max) that explore the links
between the fantastic and queer studies.

Email abstracts (1000 word max plus Working Bibliography) to:

CFP: [Gender Studies] 2nd Annual College of Saint Rose Women's Studies Regional Conference

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:40pm
Dr. Bridgett Williams-Searle

The College of Saint Rose Women’s Studies Program Second
Annual Regional Conference
Globalization, Gender, and the Challenge of Transnational Feminisms
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 2008
Abstracts for all sessions due Dec. 29, 2007
Please join the Women’s Studies Program at the College of Saint Rose, as
we welcome keynote speaker Katha Pollitt to the Second Annual College of
Saint Rose Women’s Studies Regional Conference.