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UPDATE: Fabulous! The Diva Issue-Camera Obscura Special Issue (8/1/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:24pm
Patricia White

Deadline extended!
                                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

Camera Obscura is planning a special issue titled Fabulous! The Diva
Issue. From actual goddesses to 21st century divinities in film,
television, and popular music, the figure of the diva has captivated,
inspired, and appalled. She (and, maybe, he?) is larger-than-life
and carries with her the cultural and psychic baggage of individuals,
communities, and nations. We are looking for essays (5,000-6,000
words) and shorter "appreciations" (500-1400 words) that consider the
intersection of film, television, or music divas with gender,
sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class.

UPDATE: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ASAP; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:23pm
Dawn E. Keetley

We are looking for a few papers in particular areas to fill out the
program for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Conference in Philadelphia from November 8-11, 2006. If you are
interested in any of these topics, please contact me--Dawn Keetley
( A draft of the conference program can be found on
the organization's website:

1. Frances E. Watkins Harper as a Philadelphia writer

2. Late seventeenth and eighteenth century American women writers

3. Louise Erdrich

4. Eighteenth or nineteenth century women writers in a
transnational/global context

5. Contemporary Chicana writing

CFP: Queer Pop Culture and Community (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

"Post-Millennial Queer Pop Culture and the Construction of Community"
A Panel at the 2007 NEMLA Convention in Baltimore Maryland, March 1-4 2007

This panel seeks papers that explore recent queer pop culture (including tv, film, art, comics, porn, music, theater, the internet) and how this pop culture cultivates and/or constructs community. To what extent do these pop culture products make and/or perpetuate assumptions about queer community? To what extent do they reflect the evolution of a queer community? Papers may examine representations of queer life in mainstream popular culture as long as the papers focus on the depiction of queer community.

Please email 250-300 word abstracts to Andrew Schopp at

UPDATE: Gender and Victorian Reform (6/15/06; 10/20/06-10/21/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Rose, Anita R.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2006 Victorians Institute Conference in Spartanburg, SC, has been extended to June 15. The conference theme is "Gender and Victorian Reform." You may access the call for papers and conference registration form at

Send paper abstracts to

Anita R. Rose, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of English
Converse College
580 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Ph: 864/596-9114

Converse College: The College of Choice for Women

CFP: Women's Short Story Sequences (7/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Roxanne Harde

Call for Abstracts: Collection of Critical Essays
Narratives of Community: Women's Short Story Sequences
While James Joyce's Dubliners (1926) is often credited as the first short =
story sequence, or collection of linked short stories reading like a =
novel, and while Sherwood Anderson claimed that he had invented the genre =
with Winesburg, Ohio, sequences by Grace King, Grace Sartwell Mason, and =
Sarah Orne Jewett (and likely others) predate them both. Since then, this =
form of narrative has appealed particularly to women writers who often =
use it to negotiate the tensions between individual identity and community.=

CFP: Women Writers, Activism, and Healing (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Susannah Bartlow

Call for Papers
Panel: Women Writers of Color, Womanist/Feminist Activism, and
Personal Healing
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This panel focuses on the connections between women authors, personal
healing, and the search for global justice. What is the relationship
between women's personal empowerment and their political action,
particularly in literature by women of color in the last half of the
20th and the first years of the 21st century? The panel will invoke
some of these questions:

CFP: AMS-LGBTQ Study Group: Bisexuality in Music (9/1/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

> Bisexuality in Music: A Call for Papers
> For much of its history, bisexuality has barely been recognized as
> a legitimate topic for historical or theoretical
> discourse of any sort. Indeed, for many, bisexuality has often
> seemed little more than a question, at best.
> "Does bisexuality really even exist?" Only within the last decade
> or so has scholarship in the humanities begun
> to acknowledge, theorize and historicize this seemingly liminal