“Transsexualité, transidentité: un tabou français?” (“Transsexuality, transidentity: a French taboo?”): such was the title chosen by the online French news magazine France Info for an article published in 2015 that discussed the lack of visibility trans(gender/sexual) people still experience in French society. Indeed, there has been an increasing visibility of trans individuals in film and TV in recent years.
gender studies and sexuality
CFP // EMERGING & DISMANTLING: Feminist Killjoys Confront SSSL’s Past and Present
SSSL: Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
CFP ESSE, Lyon, France, August 31-September 4, 2020
RADAC (Recherches arts dramatiques anglophones contemporains), AISCLI (Associazione italiana di studi sulle culture e letterature di lingua inglese) and the University Mediterranean, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Montenegro,are inviting proposals for seminar S41: Theatre and Minorities.
Abstracts of 200/250 words should be sent to us by 15 January 2020.
Please note: the ESSE seminar format is 15 minutes followed by a 5 minute question time.
The ESSE conference is open to everyone, whether they are members or not.
Call for papers
Making Sense of Violence in the Digital Age
University of Gdańsk (Poland), 24–26 February 2020
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Jeff Hearn and Dr Nena Močnik
Organizers: Marta Laura Cenedese and Helena Duffy
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for presentation at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2020). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered.
The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University invites paper proposals for Feeling Democracy: A Conference on Politics and Emotions to be held on April 17, 2020.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ASIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION
Vol. 57, No. 1, July 2020
Guest Editors: Susan Philip and Surinderpal Kaur
“Re-visions and Re-imaginations in Asian Speculative Fiction”
Speech, Law, Trauma: Indian contexts Call for chapters in an edited volume The ascendancy of right wing nationalism in India in contemporary times has witnessed heavy militarisation, clampdown on journalistic freedom, human rights violations, instances of communal and caste violence, etc. Cases of sexual harassment and #metoo in a world after Jyoti Pandey's rape have also been increasing. It has been well established that the Indian polity is marked by the rise of totalitarian forms of government.
Call for Abstracts - Edited Collection on Father Figures in Children’s Animated/Cartoon TV Shows
“The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low.”
- Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The trope of the “hapless dad,” clumsy and useless with his own children, appears in storytelling across several mediums—especially in animated kids’ cartoons on TV. For many contemporary kids’ shows, however, this trope appears less pronounced. These shows often showcase masculine parental figures as kind, emotionally intelligent, and nurturing to children, normalizing childrearing is more than just "women's work."
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4TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
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OMAHA, NE, USA
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Karen Tei Yamashita is a Professor of Literature, Creative Writing, and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Tropic of Orange, I Hotel, and, Letters to Memory.