category: gender studies and sexuality

Remediating Boundaries between Children’s Print and Digital Media (MLA, 1/5/17-1/8/17, 3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
contact email: 
pkunze@utexas.edu

At the outset of their landmark work, Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin explain the “double logic” of remediation accordingly: “Our culture wants both to

Postcolonial Animality

full name / name of organization: 
Amit R. Baishya, Suvadip Sinha
contact email: 
arbaishya1@ou.edu; ssinha@umn.edu

From one perspective, postcolonial studies and animal studies should be natural allies as both interrogate the shifting limits of the human-animal binary.

MLA Special Session: American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions (1 March)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin J. Jacobson / Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristin.jacobson@stockton.edu

SSAWW CFP for MLA 2017 Special Session

American Women Writers' Boundary Conditions

Special Session

"Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare:" Special Issue of The Journal of War and Culture Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca A. Adelman (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and David Kieran (Washington and Jefferson College)
contact email: 
dkieran@washjeff.edu

We are now into the second century in which aerial warfare is commonplace in a range of forms, and the second decade in which drone warfare is routinized.

UPDATE: The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email: 
iiui-uncw@uncw.edu

The New Global City: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry
full name / name of organization:
University of North Carolina Wilmington
contact email:

Minding the Senses, Sensing the Mind, May 20-21, 2016

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

"I would I knew his mind." - (Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1.2.33)
"My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason (I.i)
“Where is my mind” – The Pixies

MLA 2017 Special Session: Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (DEADLINE: 3/15/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Leah Misemer/ University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessica Gross/ St. Louis College of Pharmacy
contact email: 
lsinsheimer@wisc.edu

Call for Papers for a proposed roundtable panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Jan. 5-8, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.

Writing Resistance (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature
contact email: 
helmers@uwosh.edu

The Forum on Transdisciplinary Connections between History and Literature is soliciting papers on the topic of historical approaches to “writing resistance” or “writing rebellion”.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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.

3/15/2016 Nabokov and Psychology (MLA 2017)

full name / name of organization: 
Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

Papers are invited on all aspects of the troubled but fruitfully complex relation between Nabokov and psychology.

UPDATE - Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

full name / name of organization: 
Sultan Qaboos University
contact email: 
squconference2016@gmail.com

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation.

[UPDATE] Queer Death, De(con)struction, and Contagion: Affective Rhythms in Interdisciplinary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Merced/Queer Theory Symposium Committee
contact email: 
l: sagebeth.perdue@gmail.com or mshaw4@ucmerced.edu

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Queer Studies Symposium University of California, Merced
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Keynote: Eric A. Stanley, UC Riverside

AAL Annual Conference: Literature and Technology

full name / name of organization: 
Western Sydney University
contact email: 
a.jamison@westernsydney.edu.au

11-13 July 2016, Western Sydney University

Monsters—SAMLA—November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Crystal O’Leary-Davidson / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
crystal.odavidson@mga.edu

Monsters remain powerful creatures for what they are and what they represent.

Feminism Today - what it really means

full name / name of organization: 
The Bookshelf Blonde
contact email: 
feminismconference@gmail.com

Important dates
20 March 2016 – Abstract (500 words) and biography (500 words) due
28 March 2016 – Feedback given
2 June 2016 – Full paper due (3500 - 4000 words)

UPDATE: CFP For Action Figure Essay Collection Under Contract With McFarland

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Alexandratos/Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
contact email: 
jsalexan@gmail.com

Panelists sought for NWSA, 10-13 November 2016 - Methodologies of decolonization and unsettling‏

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Hurst and Krista Johnston
contact email: 
rahurst@stfx.ca

We are currently seeking 1-2 panelists for the NWSA conference, "Decoloniality," which will be held November 10-13 in Montreal.

SAMLA: Authorship and Audience in Dystopian Film [proposal due May 27; conference Nov 4-6 2016, Jacksonville, FL]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
contact email: 
samlafilmstudies@gmail.com

From film noir to sci-fi, Terry Gilliam to David Lynch, dystopian narratives continue to hold a prominent place in film across independent, Hollywood, and international film communities.

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Botwick / The Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.

PAMLA 2016 Special Session Panel--Pasadena, CA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference 2016
contact email: 
kacie.wills@gmail.com or choov002@ucr.edu

This panel is devoted to the porous, permeable body in Romantic and Victorian Literature and seeks to better understand the boundaries of identity constructed in the bodies of texts from these periods

Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children's Literature proposal due April 4, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Russell
contact email: 
drussell@glendon.yorku.ca

Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children ‘belong’.

Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/20

full name / name of organization: 
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
anne.keefe@unt.edu

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

The Work of Paule Marshall Today - Special Journal issue (Deadline for abstracts 1 April)

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly Baker Josephs
contact email: 
kjosephs@york.cuny.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2016
Full papers due: 1 August 2016

CFP URL:

Talking Trash: The Counterpolitics of Abjection (Deadline 2/22/16, Conference 4/18/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Queens College MA Program
contact email: 
QCEnglishMAconference@gmail.com

TALKING TRASH:
The Counterpolitics of Abjection

Conference Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Jordan Stein, Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University

Modern Drama (regular session), SCMLA, Dallas (3-5 November 2016)--submit abstracts by March 31

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

MODERN DRAMA (regular session)

Feb. 22nd, Extended Deadline: Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric (Special Topics panel for SCMLA, Dallas, 3-5 Nov 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
contact email: 
rcostello@mcneese.edu

Graphic Texts & Visual Rhetoric: The Visual Spectacle (a Special Topics Panel)

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Emory University
contact email: 
comparative.lit@emory.edu

New Materialisms and Economies of Excess: An International Conference

September 29 – October 1, 2016
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
mediaanddisability@gmail.com

MediAbility: Transforming Disability in the Media

3/15/16 Aging in Atwood and/or Lessing (for MLA 17)

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Atwood Society
contact email: 
kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu

“Boundaries of Life: Ageism and Aging in Works by Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.” This session, co-sponsored by the Margaret Atwood Society and the Doris Lessing Society, is inspired by the 20

Adoption and Culture 2016: Building Communities, Changing Discourses, 27-29 October 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sixth Biennial International Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
asac.conference@gmail.com

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016
Proposal deadline 1 March 2016

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto
contact email: 
chris.koenig.woodyard@utoronto.ca

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on “Monster Studies” for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu



Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films.

NWSA Call for Panelists: Female Sexualities in French & Francophone Literature (Proposals due Feb. 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Raquelle K. Bostow
contact email: 
raquelle.k.bostow@vanderbilt.edu

Hello,

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ágota Márton / University of Oxford
contact email: 
agota.marton@ell.ox.ac.uk

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

‘When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.’
(Henry David Thoreau)

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