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CFP: [Gender Studies] Women and Literature: Past, Present, Future - Special Journal Issue

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 9:22pm
Elizabeth Ross

As Virginia Woolf observed in her time that it was only a matter of time
before women would take an equal role with men in society, we continue to
see growth and change to that end. Women’s Studies departments are
appearing and growing on more college campuses each year, and their work is
building more bridges with other areas of study, from literature and
education to psychology and anthropology and just about everything in
between. Their studies continue to raise important questions, such as the
possibility of a link between the low standing of Education departments on
campus and the fact that teaching has been a traditionally “female”

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:55pm

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Hispanetâs Call for Papers on Gender - August 26th 2008

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 3:15pm
Zoila Clark

Hispanet’s Call for Papers
“Gender Studies in Latin American Literature & Film”
Florida International University

August 26th, 2008

We welcome papers of 20 to 25 pages, notes and works cited included, that
represent a critical study of gender in Latin American literature and
film. Hispanet is an online journal sponsored by the Modern Language
Department of Florida International University and the Graduate Student
Organization of this department. The deadline for submission is August
26th, 2008. Suggested topic headings include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Gender Studies] NWSA 2008: The Outsider Within: Twenty Years Later

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 8:54pm
Caresse John

I am in need of presenters (2-4) on Patricia Hill Collins's concept of
the outsider within. Particularly, this panel proposes to examine
Collins’s concept and its various and potential applications. Collins
discusses the ways in which this outsider within view can enrich
sociological facts and theories; however, her concept can be applied to
many women in many academic and cultural spaces.

If you have a paper or an idea for a paper in which you apply the
outsider within concept in a way other than the way Collins's envisioned,
I would love to hear from you.

Please note: this panel has not been accepted by NWSA, but I have
submitted a proposal for it.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:46am
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

CFP: [Gender Studies] ACLA - Feminism's Journeys

Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 6:14pm
Ophelia Selam

What does it mean to talk about arrivals and departures within the
development of (political) movements such as feminism? Rather than
describing feminism as being a single linear and progressive journey, it
becomes one filled with fragmentation and non-linear "progress": battles,
contradictions, paradoxes, problems, and limitations that a feminist
approach has brought up and continues to bring up.