This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
gender studies and sexuality
For the annual conference of the South Atlantic MLA (SAMLA) in Birmingham, AL November 2-4, 2018.
POLITICAL IDENTITIES OF WOMEN: TRAUMA, MOTHERHOOD, AMD EMPOWERMENT IN FEMINIST NARRATIVES
Themes: Literature, Theater, Feminist Theory, Motherhood, Trauma, Language, Testimony, Memory Studies, Diversity, Race, World Literature, Comparative Studies, Sexuality and Identity Studies
Location and date: Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th floor, 27 October 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm
Introductory Speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Suzy Anger, University of British Columbia
“And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.”
Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein
Deadline extended to June 27, 2018
Proposals are invited for a Special Session of PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 2018, which will meet November 9-11, 2018, in Bellingham, Washington. The conference theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages,” and we will be contributing papers on ways in which magic and witchcraft have been represented dramatically over the centuries.
CFP: She is Hysterical (Conference and Publication; University of California, Los Angeles)
Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2018 / Conference: November 1. 2018, UCLA Royce Hall, Room 306 / Publication: Spring 2019
SHE IS HYSTERICAL
Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies
CALL FOR PAPERS
Our Monsters, Ourselves
An area of multiple panels for the 2018 Film & History Conference:
Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media
November 7-12, 2018
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison, WI (USA)
Full details at: www.filmandhistory.org/conference
DEADLINE for abstracts: July 1, 2018
SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆Sheraton Birmingham ◆Birmingham, Alabama
Flânerie From the Margins
Toni Morrison and Adaptation, a Special Issue of College Literature – Call for Proposals Edited by Stacie McCormick and Rhaisa Williams
In summer of 2017, Wonder Woman challenged cultural assumptions of box office superheroes and positioned motherhood as an integral part of a feminist resistance. But motherhood as an act of resistance began long before Wonder Woman’s re-introduction to mainstream pop culture. Motherhood is often used as a rhetorical strategy in anti-violence movements, but motherhood is also used to justify violence as resistance. This panel invites submissions that consider the role of the mother as central to individual, local, national, and global activisms and resistance movements in literature, media portrayals, online communities, grassroot campaigns and more.