category: gender studies and sexuality

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Ruth Oldman / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
r.m.oldman@iup.edu

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014.

[UPDATE] 15 March 2014: "Sex in Context" Volume 1, Issue 2 of "Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal"

full name / name of organization: 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal, Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Extended deadline: March 15, 2014

Volume 1, Issue 2 will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] CFP Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries” Deadline: 3 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 “Boundaries”

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON WOMEN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN INDIA: THEORY AND PRACTICE , MAR 29-30, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY, WARANGAL, SOUTH INDIA
contact email: 
kpku61@gmail.com

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Department of English
KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY
Warangal, India-506 009

Call for Papers

UGC Sponsored
Two-Day National Seminar on
Women’s Autobiography in India: Theory and Practice

The Neglected Pillar: Comedy in Literature and Culture (November 28-29, 2014), abstract deadline: August 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
4th International Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies, The Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
contact email: 
ntuteng@gmail.com

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. -- Old Theater Adage (Edmund Kean)

[Edited collection] The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

full name / name of organization: 
Gisele Baxter / Brett Josef Grubisic
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Edited Collection: Calling for Submissions

The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities “Identities, Cultures, Societies”

full name / name of organization: 
initiative for critical studies of masculinity
contact email: 
icsmsymposium[et]gmail.com

1st International Conference on Men and Masculinities
“Identities, Cultures, Societies”

11–13 September 2014, Izmir Turkey

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Perversions of Paper

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck Material Texts Network and the Archive Futures Network
contact email: 
g.partington@bbk.ac.uk

Perversions of Paper is a one-day symposium investigating the outer limits of our interactions with books and with paper.

Journal of Dracula Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr
contact email: 
journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture,

[UPDATE] Conference and Publication: Contemporary Literary Theory and Contemporary Interpretation of Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Cusanuswerk
contact email: 
cfp_hu2014_1@cusanuswerk.org

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2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, deadline March 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation.

CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies, Vol.1 No.11, deadline March. 31, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan
contact email: 
cfcsjournal@gmail.com, cfcs@nccu.edu.tw

ross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan

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full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck Material Texts Network and the Archive Futures Network
contact email: 
g.partington@bbk.ac.uk

Perversions of Paper: Symposium, 28 June 2014

28 June 2014
Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, University of London

Superheroes, Science Fiction, and Southern Futurism: University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference (April 10-11, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Arkansas Graduate Conference on Literature
contact email: 
ucaenglishgradconference@gmail.com

The notion that southern literature is defined by an emphasis on the continuity between past and present has long been found in southern literary studies.

Language Literature Interface

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey, Dept. of Humanities, MJP Rohilkhand University, India.
contact email: 
litcon14@gmail.com

Abstracts are sought for an International conference on language and literature during 4-5 September 2014.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Language and Literature:

Cultures of Uneven and Combined Development; June 13, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick UK
contact email: 
N.Degirmencioglu@warwick.ac.uk

Confirmed speakers: Professor Justin Rosenberg (The University of Sussex),Neil Davidson (The University of Glasgow),Professor Neil Lazarus (The University of Warwick)

Feb 10, 2014: 'From the Hoodie to the Hijab': Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder

full name / name of organization: 
Stanley Doyle-Wood: The Transitional Year Program/Dept of Equity Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
stan.doyle.wood@utoronto.ca

From the Hoodie to the Hijab: Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and the Racialization of Murder**
**CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

[UPDATE] Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies February 28th Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Anemoi: New College of Florida Journal of Pre-Modern Studies
contact email: 
info@anemoijournal.com

Anemoi, named after the Greek deities of the four winds in honor of New College's four winds symbolism, provides an outlet for publication of high quality undergraduate papers.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 15-17 December 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Advanced Studies in English
contact email: 
iasepune@gmail.com

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Lit. - 5/16/14

full name / name of organization: 
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org
contact email: 
boechem@sunysuffolk.edu

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

[UPDATE] Symposium on David Mitchell (9 May 2014, London, UK)

full name / name of organization: 
New York University in London
contact email: 
ch126@nyu.edu, wendy.knepper@brunel.ac.uk

Deadline for Abstracts: 14 February 2014

Hosted by New York University in London and Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing

WIF session: La science-fiction chez les écrivaines françaises. Quelle vision à-venir ?

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA Boise, Idaho - October 9-12, 2014
contact email: 
dolidon@pdx.edu

This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connection

Virtual Women: Webcomics due March 8; Special Session for MLA 2015, January 8-11

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

How has the web provided an alternative space for women in comics that is both similar to and different from the space provided by graphic narratives in print form?

[UPDATE] "Self(ie)-Representation," SMU Graduate Student Conference, March 22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Methodist University Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
smugradconference@gmail.com

The “selfie,” with its many outlets and ironic iterations, has provoked critical and popular conversation celebrating the form as empowering or decrying it as narcissistic.

Life through the Lens: The British Biopic in Focus (31st May 2014, deadline for proposals 7th March 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of the West of England (Bristol, UK)
contact email: 
Matthew5.Robinson@live.uwe.ac.uk

Life through the Lens: The British Biopic in Focus
31st May 2014 at Watershed, Bristol
Keynote speaker: Belén Vidal, King’s College London

37th Annual NJCEA Conference

full name / name of organization: 
New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 
dcasale@kean.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
37th Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Science and Political Discourse, 18th-21st Century - November 13th & 14th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Université Stendhal – Grenoble III, France
contact email: 
veronique.molinari@u-grenoble3.fr

Science and Political Discourse, 18th-21st Century
International conference
CEMRA EA3016 & ILCEA EA 613
November 13th & 14th, 2014, Université Stendhal – Grenoble III

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society, "Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre"

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huelva, Spain
contact email: 
aphra.behn@dfing.uhu.es

6TH CONFERENCE OF THE APHRA BEHN EUROPE SOCIETY
Aphra Behn and the Challenges of Genre
University of Huelva, Spain
12-14 June, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Patterns, Rhythms, Movements: East Asian Perspectives in Cultural Geography

full name / name of organization: 
Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context
contact email: 
aljosa.puzar@gmail.com or tmurphy@yonsei.ac.kr

We invite submissions of full-length research papers, shorter analytical essays, reflective photo-essays, ethnographic and auto-ethnographic reports or reviews on the widely conceived theme of “Patt

6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society

full name / name of organization: 
University of Huelva
contact email: 
aphra.behn@dfing.uhu.es

Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres.

Reading Memory: Approaches to Teaching the Memoir: MLA 2015 Vancouver BC

full name / name of organization: 
Stacey Lee Donohue/CCHA Allied Member of the MLA
contact email: 
sdonohue@cocc.edu

Autobiography and memoir have become canonical staples, but also contested sites for discussing the boundaries of fictional and non-fictional self-representation.

Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014, 30 June - 01 July, Brussels, Belgium

full name / name of organization: 
GS4EU 2014 : Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy
contact email: 
submissions@gender-summit.com

The Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014 invites the contributions of researchers, innovation leaders and other R&I stakeholders on strategies, methodologies and best practice on putting gender equality int

Sustainability through an Interdisciplinary Lens [SAMLA: Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA: Graduate Students Forum in English
contact email: 
heatherfox@mail.usf.edu

Michael Clune begins his book, Writing Against Time (2013), with a question: “Is art different from life?” He observes that “according to an emerging consensus, our experience of a description o

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