category: gender studies and sexuality

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association
contact email: 
UNTcriticalvoices@gmail.com

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution

Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen
contact email: 
rsimonse@uwo.ca

Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA
contact email: 
igsconference2014@gmail.com

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism, May 22-24, Proposal Deadline March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's and Gender Studies/Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg
contact email: 
writingtransgenres@gmail.com

International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Worlds Congress
contact email: 
academic@womensworld2014india.com

The theme of the Congress is Gender in a Changing World.
Scheduled on 17th -22nd August, 2014,the congress is being hosted by the University of Hyderabad, India.

Fugitive Bodies: Critical Writings on Race, Queerness and Contemporary Dance. UC Santa Barbara April 23, 2014. CFP deadline 3/1.

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Theater and Dance
contact email: 
briangranger@umail.ucsb.edu

A conference in honor of dance scholar-artist Thomas DeFrantz and dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, April 21st – April 23rd, 2014. Call for Graduate Student Papers (Read and/or Performed).

[UPDATE] Mirrored Subjectivities (4/18-19/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Mirrored Subjectivities / University of New Mexico
contact email: 
csconference.unm@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Sixth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 18-19, 2014

6th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 19-20, 2014, Natchitoches, Louisiana

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Rasmussen, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
rasmussens@nsula.edu

The 6th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 19-20, 2014 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

[UPDATE] Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Issues in Critical Investigation
contact email: 
ici@vanderbilt.edu

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora.

“Women’s Writing/Women’s Work in Early Modernity” Submissions due 3/20/14

full name / name of organization: 
Amy L. Tigner? Early Modern Studies Journal
contact email: 
atigner@uta.edu

Early Modern Studies Journal is soliciting essays for a special volume whose subject concerns women’s writing and its connection to women’s work, broadly interpreted.

Call for Books Reviews - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in A

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 26, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (5th Annual)

Theme: “Transatlantic Modernities”

Date: April 26, 2014

International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
ijhcs.chief.editor@gmail.com

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the June 2014 Issue.

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space. Falmouth University 24-25th July 2014. CFP deadline 25 April 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Niamh Downing/Falmouth University
contact email: 
cosmographies@falmouth.ac.uk

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space
2-day conference, Falmouth University 24-25 July 2014

"English Renaissance Literature," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsten Noelle Mendoza/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kirsten.n.mendoza@vanderbilt.edu

This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014.

WSQ Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose: CHILD Issue

full name / name of organization: 
WSQ at the Feminist Press
contact email: 
wsqchildissue@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue, Spring 2015: CHILD

Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Anna Mae Duane

Xenophile calls for undergraduate/graduate comparative literature papers - deadline: March 15th, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Xenophile
contact email: 
xeno@uga.edu

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is currently seeking submissions for its second issue of Xenophile, an up-and-coming comparative literature journal.

Poetics of Erasure (MLA 2015 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nicholsonm@ucla.edu, amyrwong@ucla.edu

Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production?

[UPDATE] Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (Special Session Proposal, MLA 2015 Vancouver, January 8-11)

full name / name of organization: 
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
contact email: 
butcheri@duq.edu

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P.

Memory Economies

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015, Vancouver (January 8-11)
contact email: 
tomsky@ualberta.ca; karyn.ball@ualberta.ca

American Literature after 1900 panel - 2014 RMMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
jlaguard@email.arizona.edu

American Literature after 1900

We welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, including but certainly not limited to:

American Modernism

Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA African Literatures Division
contact email: 
tunjitunji@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

Call for Papers for a New Series of Online Articles: “The End of Heterosexuality?”

full name / name of organization: 
The Qouch (www.theqouch.com)
contact email: 
theqouch@gmail.com

The Qouch is now accepting submissions for an on-going series of articles on the theme “The End of Heterosexuality?”

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
contact email: 
mkoulikov@gmail.com

Call for Papers / Call for Speakers

2014 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

July 3 - July 6
Anime Expo 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)
www.anime-expo.org

Sustainability and Population

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015
contact email: 
alg9@rice.edu

"Sustainability and Population," MLA 2015, Special Session

Celebrity Encounters: Transatlantic Fame in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America, July 4-5, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
Paraic Finnerty

Building on recent scholarship that has demonstrated that the discourses, practices and conditions associated with twentieth- and twenty-first-century celebrity culture were already in place in Americ

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
contact email: 
southasia@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium
25th and 26th September, 2014
London College of Fashion

MUSIC BEHIND BARS: ARTICULATING INCARCERATION AND POPULAR MUSIC

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph P. Fisher (The George Washington University); Brian Flota (James Madison University)
contact email: 
musicbehindbarsproject@gmail.com

Popular music’s relationship with incarceration has been a long and complicated one.

"Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations"

full name / name of organization: 
Mediterranean Visions College of the Holy Cross - Sant'Anna Institute
contact email: 
mediterraneanvisions@gmail.com

This conference intends to focus on the possible perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from an Italian, European and extra-European perspective (with specific referen

Children's Literature from around the World

full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA 2014, Austin, TX
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

When we read or watch the news, especially from around the world, it’s very easy to forget that children experience the same upheavals as the adults, yet their voices and feelings are frequently ign

[UPDATE] Call for Papers IJ-ELTS [April – June, 2014 Issue]

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies
contact email: 
editor@eltsjournal.org

The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for April-June, 2014 Issue

REVISED DUE DATE: 1 MARCH, "Translation and Transcendence" journal issue

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

Modern Horizons CFP – Translation and Transcendence

[Update] Deadline Extended: Theory/Post-Theory Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
post.theory2014@gmail.com
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