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Feminist and Gender Studies in a Global Perspective

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:46am
Namaste Educational Academy --
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017


Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kim Lamm and Shilyh Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. This proposed volume seeks essays that reflect on this return—evident not only in academia, but in emergent activist feminisms of the 21st century—and speculate on what it means for feminist scholarship, politics, and cultural production.

This interdisciplinary anthology invites work by scholars in fields such as Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Literary and Historical studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and beyond.

Literary and Dramatic Representations of Coercion and Consent

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Kirsten Mendoza/RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?

Swollen: Ordinary to Extraordinary Pregnancy and Maternity

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
American Society for Theatre Research, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monsters are linked to the female body in scientific discourse through the question of biological reproduction." The capacity of the female body to grow, change, and produce new life has been a simultaneous source of fear and wonder, while incidents of monstrous births and the opacity of those same bodies drove centuries of speculation about how and why the process of reproduction could 'fail.' As medical understands of pregnancy grew, the possibility of non-biological reproduction in the form of Frankenstein’s monster or Stoker’s vampirism opened new frontiers of extraordinary bodies to people the popular imagination. Susan Caldwell, in a different cultural context, refers to the mother goddess in the Hindu Pantheon as a terrifying mother.

Call for Chapters on Macbeth

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Salem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The editor of Critical Insights: Macbeth for Salem Press is seeking proposals for original critical readings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All topics and critical methodologies are welcome, particularly those that employ specific theoretical approaches to engage productively with interpretive problems in the text. At least one essay from each of the following subfields is desired for publication: gender studies, queer studies, postcolonialism, transnational studies, book history, cultural history, ecocriticism, film studies, linguistics, and digital humanities.

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:55am
Jillmarie Murphy, Union College and Dewey Hall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

Jillmarie Murphy and Dewey W. Hall, Editors

Union College and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Call for Papers Deadline: August 31, 2017


Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 10 (2018): Sept. 20, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:56am
Eudora Welty Review, Dept. of Engish, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.

Teenage Kicks: Global teenage cultures, representations and practices

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:10pm
Kingston University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

CFP: Teenage Kicks: Global teenage cultures, representations and practices

Saturday 9 September - Sunday 10 September 2017

Venue: Room 3002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: to be confirmed
Speaker(s): Dr Kate E. Taylor-Jones, School of East Asian Studies, Sheffield University
To attend: booking will be available soon, please check back


Reminder: CFP Extended Deadline, Midwest Conference on British Studies,

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:11pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.

Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:12pm
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In Emails from Scheherazad, Mohja Kahf writes back to post-9/11 neo-Orientalist epistemologies, informing Western discourses on Muslim, especially veiled, women: “Yes, I speak English/Yes, I carry explosives/They’re called words/And if you don’t get up/Off your assumptions/They’re going to blow you away” (35). Similarly, other writers, such as Leila Aboulela, Ahdaf Soueif, Hanan al-Shaykh and Tahmina Anam, work towards decolonizing Muslim women’s bodies, whilst stressing piety as a lived experience. Still others, among them Randa Abdel-Fattah, Shelina Janmohamed, G. Willow Wilson and Umm Juwayriyah, are turning to and ‘Islamizing’ youth culture genres like young adult fiction, romance, fantasy and urban fiction.