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Feminist Spaces 3.2 Spring/Summer CFW

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:27am
Feminist Spaces Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017


Feminist Spaces 3.2 (Spring/Summer)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its sixth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women’s studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research. Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Transformations of Gertrude Stein (MLA 2018)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:58pm
Madison Priest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?


Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest,



Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Christopher W. Clark, University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.

Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

Saturday 5th August 2017


Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)


The Child: What Kind of Human? (MLA 2018)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:57pm
Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M University and Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Proposed Special Session for the 2018 MLA Annual Convention in New York City, January 4-7

The Child: What Kind of Human?

Theories of child development and attendant norms of maturity are wielded to evaluate the humanity of beings whose humanness is not self-evident. The child becomes an intellectual and physical unit of measurement against which a host of others are judged: enslaved people, pets, primates, plants, robots, extra-terrestrials, avatars, animated characters, the incarcerated, inhabitants of the global South, the differently abled, and the elderly to name just a few.

Shakespeare: Now and Then

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The 41st Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 19-21, 2017

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, Ohio

Shakespeare: Now and Then

with plenary speaker

 Professor Hugh Grady

Professor Emeritus, Arcadia University

How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?

Queer Theory in African Film and Fiction

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:26pm
John C. Hawley/ African Literature Today
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

African Literature Today (ALT) 36

Queer Theory in Film and Fiction

Call for Submissions

Pathologies of Time: Stability and its Discontents

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:56am
April Durham/Legende Journal for SLSA Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Timothy Barker’s 2012 book, Time and the Digital, collated perspectives on time in Deleuze, Serres, and Whitehead to theorize a notion of time that is thick, dynamic, and multiple, clarifying the notion that all aspects art, scientific inquiry, and everyday life are involved in a complex becoming inside the operations of flexible, unpredictable movements of time. The idea of continual becoming has been circulating for some time now and informs work by Elizabeth Grosz, Karen Barad, Barbara Bolt, and others as they theorize the ability of subjects and objects to transform each other in an a-linear manner, through their situated relations.

“Alternative Facts” and Fictions: Multiplicity, Indeterminacy, and the 2016 Presidential Election

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

This MLA roundtable will reconsider the “Theory” debates of the 1980s and after in light of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  Is poststructuralist “de-centering” somehow complicit in the rise of “alternative facts” of recent newspeak or does it offer a critical bulwark against it?  (This is not a guaranteed session, so the proposal will be submitted once the roundtable is set.)  Please send a 250-word abstract and short biographical blurb by March 10 to David Ben-Merre (

MLA 2018: African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Modern Language Association 2018 (special session)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

African-Asian Imaginaries and New/Old Imperialisms Special Session
Given increasing Chinese investment across Africa in addition to longstanding South Asian-African connections, how does expressive culture from the south track or analyze these exchanges? 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2017; Neelofer Qadir ( and Sean M. Kennedy (