category: gender studies and sexuality

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
contact email: 
LSJLehigh@gmail.com

The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylva

[REMINDER] SCMS 2015 Panel CFP: From Historical to New Materialism?

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Smith-Casanueva, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
Brent.Smith-Casanueva@stonybrook.edu

The increasing attention to ontology and digital materiality in media studies bespeaks the considerable influence of new materialist theories on the field.

[UPDATE] Extended CFP: "Picking Through the Trash"

full name / name of organization: 
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

Call for Papers: Picking Through the Trash
PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

***Extended CFP Deadline: August 31, 2014***

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
peter.c.kunze@gmail.com

“Laughter in the Digital Age”
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language - Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Birmingham
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

Shirley Jackson & Garlic in Fiction: (Still) Beyond the Gothic

full name / name of organization: 
Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900
contact email: 
andersonwires@gmail.com

This proposed panel seeks to continue the conversation begun at the “Shirley Jackson: Beyond the Gothic” panel at the American Literature Association Conference in May 2014 in Washington, DC.

Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Melanie Dawson
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu; mvdaws@wm.edu

Despite the substantial reconceptualization of the field of American literature in recent decades, century-based constructs typically remain in place throughout the field, particularly in relation to

Writers and bloggers wanted for arts magazine

full name / name of organization: 
The New Union
contact email: 
editors@new-union.co.uk

Issue 3 of The New Union is now available to read online (www.new-union.co.uk) We are now looking for contributions for our fourth issue, which will be published at the end of October 2014.

2nd International Thornton Wilder Conference June 11-13, 2015 in Newport, RI; CFP deadline November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Thornton Wilder Society, Salve Regina University
contact email: 
jbryer@umd.edu

We are interested in proposals on all aspects of Wilder’s work––and on its relation to the work of other writers and to the several eras of his productive life, from the 1920s through the 1970s

Streams of Consciousness: Water, Sound, Land, Text

full name / name of organization: 
The University of North Alabama English Department
contact email: 
cprice7@una.edu

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 6th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 27-28, 2015

Streams of Consciousness:

CFP: Myth and Fairy Tales Area, SWPCA Conference, Feb 11-15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
weeksj@iupui.edu

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2014

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association’s 36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 11-15, 2015
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras

The Queer Child in Contemporary Literature & Culture [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015
contact email: 
bet.manuel@gmail.com

NeMLA 2015
Session ID: 15163

KULTUR-e invites contributions

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 
info@kulturad.org

The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of KULTUR-e, a refereed open access journal which will publish scholarly research on cultural studies, as well as work rela

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE

full name / name of organization: 
The Language and English Societies at the University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
BEDMONDS@PRINCETON.EDU

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
Location: Princeton University

SPECIAL ISSUE: "Art and the Commons: Tract, Circuit, Sphere"

full name / name of organization: 
ASAP/Journal: The Scholarly Journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
contact email: 
editors_asap@press.jhu.edu



This special issue of the new ASAP/Journal investigates how the notion of a “commons” has formed or is forming theories and production of post-1960s literary, performing, visual, and media art. Critical theory has addressed the notion of a commons through concepts such as “the multitude,” the “affectsphere,” “the ecosphere,” and “open source”--all having implications for how a commons may potentially be constructed or annihilated in various arenas of contemporary social life. Yet what other forms of theoretical and/or enacted contact with the commons do the literary, visual, and performing arts present? For example, in the visual arts, “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” controversially align themselves with commons construction, while electronic literature often cites digital commons' relationality, queer aesthetics offers new conceptual commons, and hip hop remix challenges anti-commons aesthetics; likewise, various Occupy movements as well as international liberation movements find art performance central to enunciating commons politics. New definitions of contemporary art periodization—such as planetarity, cosmodernism, altermodernism, geoculture, info-aesthetics—often quote commons' logics. The question is, then, this: How do the post-1960s arts portray, or construct, or deconstruct, our notions about the commons and extend the commons beyond its earlier social territories and meanings?

This "Art and the Commons" issue, edited by Amy J. Elias, explores how the contemporary arts relate to, develop, contest, or modify conversations about "the commons." The issue title plays on various forms (prose tracts, sound tracks, media circuitry, sculpted spheres) and locations (plotted space, rhizomatic space, psychic space, planetary space) associated with art’s interplay with the commons.

University of Waterloo MetaFandom Unconference - September 18th and 19th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Waterloo's Games Institute
contact email: 
uwmetafans@gmail.com

The University of Waterloo’s Games Institute as well as the IMMERSe Research Network is proud to host a MetaFandom Unconference on Thursday, September 18th and Friday the 19th.

CFP Museum Visitor Photography - Deadline: September 15th 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Museum Visitor Photography/ MuseumsEtc
contact email: 
theopisti.stylianou@cut.ac.cy

CALL FOR PAPERS

MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
(Cyprus University of Technology and 2014 Smithsonian Institution Fellow 

in Museum Studies)

Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman

full name / name of organization: 
University of Geneva, University of Bern, CUSO
contact email: 
kimberly.frohreich@unige.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Approaching Posthumanism and the Posthuman
Conference and Doctoral Workshop
June 4-6, 2015 – St. Maurice, Switzerland

Keynote Speakers:
Cary Wolfe, Rice University

War after War: Reflections on the legacy of WWI

full name / name of organization: 
Politics. Rivista di Studi Politici
contact email: 
direzione@rivistapolitics.it

On 28 July 1914, an armed conflict began that would forever change the world, and the concept of war itself. The war rapidly extended, involving 28 countries and spreading to the entire world.

Edith Wharton Review

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

The _Edith Wharton Review_, a peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed journal is currently seeking submissions.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Health" by 12 Oct 2014

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

From the health checks on Ellis Island to long-standing and recently increasing debates about the (un-)Americanness of different models of health care to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at improving the health of Americans, public discourse in the US has continually connected notions of health to notions of Americanness and has negotiated one via the other. Moreover, a culturally relevant, broad, metaphorical usage of health is evidenced in the omnipresence of such phrases as "the health of the nation," "crime epidemic," and even "Bieber fever." Not surprisingly, the topic of "American Health," broadly conceived, has garnered significant attention among scholars in a variety of disciplines.

aspeers will, therefore, dedicate the topical section of its eighth annual issue to "American Health."

Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power. November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Anna Feuerstein and Carmen Nolte-Odhiambo
contact email: 
childhoodandpethood@gmail.com

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Queen Elizabeth I Society
contact email: 
ariehl@auburn.edu

This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England.

Deadline Extended: Sustaining Women's Studies: Women’s Studies Regular Session (SAMLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association: Women's Studies Regular Session
contact email: 
anna.esquivel@gmail.com

Sustaining Women’s Studies

Information Overload - REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 1st August 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Information Overload : Hosted at University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
infoload2014@gmail.com

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

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

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the s

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Carter Hanson/Valparaiso University
contact email: 
Carter.Hanson@valpo.edu

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN.

THINKING ITS PRESENCE: THE RACIAL IMAGINARY: A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY STUDY

full name / name of organization: 
Prageeta Sharma & Joanna Klink, The University of Montana
contact email: 
2014thinkingitspresence@gmail.com

THE RACIAL IMAGINARY
A CONFERENCE ON RACE, CREATIVE WRITING & LITERARY
STUDY
DATES: March 12-14, 2015
LOCATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

full name / name of organization: 
University of Strathclyde - English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing
contact email: 
a.campbell@strath.ac.uk // @_accampbell

Oscillate!

Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

@OscillateStrath

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue - Enduring Operations: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
amderosa@csupomona.edu OR stacey.peebles@centre.edu

Guest Editors: Aaron DeRosa and Stacey Peebles
Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016

The Versatile Genius: Renaissance Women Artists and the Canon (NeMLA 2015.Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015).

full name / name of organization: 
Elisa Modolo / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
modelisa@sas.upenn.edu

This session seeks papers on pioneering women whose innovative work opened new fields of expression in literature, theater, music or the visual arts; on female artists who created or re-wrote the arti

Crossing / Erecting Borders, The Lincoln Humanities Journal, November 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Abbes Maazaoui / Lincoln University
contact email: 
maazaoui@lincoln.edu

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal.

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