Call for Papers for a guaranteed session sponsored by the LLC Italian American Forum at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington.
gender studies and sexuality
Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (regular session), SCMLA, Little Rock, Arkansas (24-26 October 2019)—submit abstracts by March 31
South Central Modern Language Association
76th Annual Conference
Little Rock Marriott
October 24-26, 2019
GENDER AND RACE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE
This session welcomes abstracts on any topic related to gender and race in literature—including practical, theoretical, cultural and pedagogical approaches as well as literary analysis. We are open to international and multi-lingual literatures or issues of translation, although presentations should be delivered in English.
This edited volume of Lexington Books (an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.) invites scholars from a broad range of disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Minority Women and Western Media: Challenging Representations and Articulating New Voices”. The edited volume will join the Communicating Gender book series published by Lexington Books.
University of Pittsburgh
Film and Media Studies Graduate Conference CFP
Limits of Cinema / Cinema Limited?
September 27-28, 2019
Keynote: Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern University)
In light of renewed attention to hierarchies in the profession, the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession invites your consideration of whether and how institutions -- one’s university, scholarly field, or organizations like MLA -- can be mobilized toward meaningful structural change and more equitable futures.
Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity
Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019)
The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment. From the #MeToo-movement to the Women’s March, feminist activism has drawn national attention in recent years. In some respects, such activism has produced tangible gains: the 116th House of Representatives is the most racially diverse and counts the largest number of women in US history.
This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of masculinities that have been left on the margins of mainstream literary narratives, pop culture, and scholarship, including but not limited to: race, class, and/or privilege; body integrity, aesthetics, age, and/or health; masculine relationships and roles; and sexuality. Proposals addressing the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, and Relationships” are especially welcome. By Thursday 9th May 2019, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr. Catherine Mainland, NC State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dr.
*Submit your Review* We always welcome reviews on recent releases in Gender Studies! Submitted reviews should conform to current MLA Style (8th edition), have numbered paragraphs, and should be between 750 and 1,000 words in length. Please note that the reviewed releases ought to be no older than 24 months. In most cases, we are able to secure a review copy for contributors. Gender Forum's ongoing review section also invites critical reviews (750-1000 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), TV and web series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. Please not that your review should work as a critical inquiry and analysis.
Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.