While generally misunderstood as a nihilistic musical genre that peaked in the late 1970s, punk rock has evolved into an anti-authoritarian subculture with diverse and sometimes conflicting aesthetics and political orientations. Punk was once portrayed as a genre of music that was against anything and everything. However, punk sub-genres (and the communities that have risen up around them) such as peace punk, crust, riot grrrl, and queercore have inserted the political and social concerns of critical inquiry front and center into their music, fanzines, and social activities, transforming a music fan bases into decentralized activist communities.
gender studies and sexuality
The National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: November 8-11, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Carson McCullers Collection
Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing lesser-known short texts by McCullers, and 2. Examining (or reexamining) McCullers’ short texts using current contemporary perspectives. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the short work of Carson McCullers (short fiction compared with other short fiction, or short fiction compared with longer texts);
•The reception and evolution of McCullers’ shorter works across national boundaries;
SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado
Conference Theme: “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas"
November 7-11, 2018 | Deadline for submissions: February 10, 2018
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In the Company of Margaret Fuller: Unexpected Genealogies of Feminism
CFP MLA 2019
Textual Trans Actions: Queering Kinship
We seek paper proposals for a special session at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL January 3-6, 2019.
This stream explores how the orientations of affect might make space for alternative conceptions of feminism’s narratives, methods, and temporalities. It draws from the productive dialogue that has emerged between feminist and affect studies especially in the new millennium, and attends to the discursive politics that shape the stories (Hemmings 2005, 2011) by which feminism has come to be known. The focus of this stream is twofold, and attempts to trace the affinities between its concurrent, overlapping lines of inquiry as follows.
International and interdisciplinary Conference
Critical Explorations into Affect, Intersectionality, and the Body
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, June 22–23, 2018
Call for Papers – Otherness: Essays and Studies 6.2
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Summer 2018.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
‘The foreigner is neither a race nor a nation ... we are our own foreigners, we are divided.’
Julia Kristeva, Strangers to Ourselves
51st Annual IASA Conference at the University of Illinois, Chicago
— Call for Papers —
“The Conflicts of Immigration Past and Present:
The Position[ing] of Italians and the Diaspora”
Date: October 18-20, 2018
Location: University of Illinois, Chicago
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018
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NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA Nov. 8-11 2018