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CFP: [Gender Studies] MLA 2008, Intl Virginia Woolf Society

Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 7:35pm
Brenda Helt

CFP on behalf of the International Virginia Woolf Society for a panel
session at the 2008 MLA Convention in San Francisco:

“Troping the Light Fantastic: Woolf's Use of Desire and Pleasure.”
Discussions of the use of desire, pleasure, and intimacy to treat topics
rarely associated with sex and sexuality: creativity, inspiration,
epistemology, politics, spirituality. Abstracts of 500 words or less due
by March 15, by email to Brenda Helt,

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Voices in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (collection) III: Transnational Gender Performances

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:21am
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

In recent years migration has no longer been perceived as a one-way
definitive move from an origin to a target-point, but increasingly as an
undoable and redoable process of discursive redefinition within new
contexts and value-systems, prompted by global processes of inclusion
such as EU enlargement. As national boundaries are becoming blurred and
people are travelling, studying and changing jobs across borders,
national perceptions of identity are giving way to wider
conceptualisations of selfhood as always in the making, always changing
masks to fit within new contexts. Likewise, theatrical metaphors are
repositioned beyond stage boundaries, so that performance of selfhood

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:12pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Monday, December 31, 2007 - 2:28pm
Dr. Karin Beeler

Canadian Comparative Literature Association
Association canadienne de littérature comparée

Vancouver, B.C.
May 31 â€" June 2, 2008

Crossing Borders: Global Comparative Connections / Traverser les
frontières: Les rapports globaux comparés

We invite papers, or proposals for papers, as well as panels on the
following subjects:
Nous vous invitons à soumettre des communications ou des projets de
communications, ainsi que des tables rondes sur l'un des sujets suivants:

CFP: [Gender Studies]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:40pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Dichotonies: A Workshop on Gender and Music

Friday, December 21, 2007 - 6:09pm
Astrid Recker

Dichotonies: A Workshop on Gender and Music
University of Cologne, Germany from June 13 to 15, 2008

Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2008

In June 2008, a festival for contemporary music will be held in the City of
Cologne, supported by the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Cologne,
the Opera of Cologne, the Music School, the School for the Arts and Media,
the School for Design, the TV Station (WDR), and the Radio Station
(Deutschlandfunk). This three-day festival of concerts, exhibitions,
multimedia installations and talks will be dedicated to questions of how
gender and music interact.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:12pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,