category: gender studies and sexuality

CFP: Broadside Ballads (6/5/15; 3/31-4/2/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016

"Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses", Paris, 8-9 Jan. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Line Cottegnies / University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3
contact email: 
line.cottegnies@univ-paris3.fr

Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses

8-9 January 2016

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended] Shakespeare and Utopia RSA 2016 (Boston 3 Mar-2 Apr)

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
delilah.brataas@hist.no

Deadline Extended! June 8, 2015
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.

[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
contact email: 
CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

CFP ASTR 2015 Portland, November 5-8: Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Performance as Theatrical Activism

full name / name of organization: 
ASTR
contact email: 
feministastr2015@gmail.com

Reclaiming the “F” Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romanticism and the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA 87 (Durham, NC, USA; 13-15 Nov. 2015)
contact email: 
bprobertson@troy.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
contact email: 
rkaufma2@binghamton.edu

Briefly: A reader’s sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author’s mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one’s readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I’m looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

CFP: Academic Cover Versions

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Rice/University of Kentucky
contact email: 
j.rice@uky.edu

[UPDATE] Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising, October 2-3 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh
contact email: 
pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATE: Keynote by Meghan Sutherland, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

‘Wales and Scotland in European Travel Writing 1760–1870’

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth
contact email: 
h.williams @cymru.ac.uk


“Le Pays de Galles ressemble entièrement à la Suisse”
J-J Rousseau

A one-day conference jointly organized by two AHRC-funded projects:

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
complicatedmasc@gmail.com; mperry@wcupa.edu; cpollard@wcupa.edu

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Approaches to Shakespeare Criticism (RSA Boston 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Colin Macdonald (CUNY Grad Center) and Michael Plunkett (CUNY Grad Center)
contact email: 
cmacdonald@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Approaches to Shakespeare Criticism

a panel proposal for the RSA 2016 conference in Boston, 31 March-2 April

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

[UPDATE] International Conference on Knowledge and Politics in Gender and Women's Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Middle East Technical University
contact email: 
gwsconference2015@gmail.com

EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2015

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Violent Bodies Graduate Conference at The Ohio State University, Oct. 30th-31st, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) at The Ohio State University
contact email: 
ego.osu@gmail.com

Violent bodies pervade literature and cultural history and remain a topic of profound importance in current events.

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900-Feb. 18-20, 2016.

full name / name of organization: 
International Virginia Woolf Society
contact email: 
kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu

Louisville Conference 2016—Call for Papers

Medieval Natures: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium 2016: April 1-2

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

This is an initial call for panels and threads for the Forty-Second Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Natures

April 1-2, 2016
The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

[REMINDER] A Stage of One’s Own, SAMLA (submit by June 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen/University of Memphis
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

For panel presentation at South Central Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC (Nov. 13-15)

Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo
contact email: 
lgugliel@kennesaw.edu; sfigueir@kennesaw.edu

In his essay, “Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam,” Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, “These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, t

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

full name / name of organization: 
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal
contact email: 
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.

Guidelines

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
contact email: 
schatteman@gsu.edu

Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa.

[UPDATE; revised deadlines] Asia and the Historical Imagination: Edited Volume

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
asia_imagination@outlook.com

Asia and the Historical Imagination is an edited volume of essays that explores papers concerned with representations of Asia’s past.

The Power of/in Academia: Critical Interventions in Knowledge Production and Society

full name / name of organization: 
International Graduate Conference 2015 of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”
contact email: 
graduateconference@normativeorders.net

Knowledge production and social transformation are closely intertwined.

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
asia_imagination@outlook.com

Asia and the Historical Imagination: Essays is a edited collection of essays concerned with representations of Asia’s past. The essays in this volume will complement a 3-day workshop that.

Last Chance to Book: 'Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes'

full name / name of organization: 
University of Brighton
contact email: 
c21writings@brighton.ac.uk

Place-Based Arts: Brighton Writes
Friday 29 May 2015
Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton UK.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

full name / name of organization: 
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
contact email: 
shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H.

[UPDATE] Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
contact email: 
Helen.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk

Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2015 issue of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian English Literature (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at lar

Art as Ethics / Ethical Art in the Works of George Eliot (SAMLA 87)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
dabitz1@gsu.edu

In her famous essay, "The Natural History of German Life," George Eliot decried the recent attempts of English painters to recreate the "truthfulness" of Teniers and Murillo.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)
contact email: 
cynthia.burkhead@gmail.com / steph.graves@gmail.com

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture.

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