category: gender studies and sexuality

Trans(form): New Insights and New Directions: April 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
10th Annual University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
urigradconference2016@gmail.com

The prefix trans- implies movement and change: between states, among groups and disciplines, across divides, from one way of being or knowing to another.

Comparative Medievalisms

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic?

Journal of Creative Writing Studies -- Now Open for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Creative Writing Studies
contact email: 
james@creativewritingstudies.com

Journal of Creative Writing Studies is a peer reviewed, open access journal. We publish research that examines the teaching, practice, theory, and history of creative writing.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
contact email: 
meruprecht@yahoo.com

MLA Special Session:

Twentieth-Century Women Writers and the Formalist Turn (MLA 2017); 3/14

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Society
contact email: 
corneliuscollins@rocketmail.com

Special session for the 2017 MLA Convention.

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

full name / name of organization: 
TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
contact email: 
jhsy@gwu.edu

Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams’ vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions

Speculative Fiction--SAMLA--November 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 
Mary.Gareis@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.

I Prefer Not To: Anti-Work Politics in American Literature and Culture (MLA 2017: Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Hagen Forsberg
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Revolution. Rebellion. Protest. Radicalism. Anarchism. The refusal to work in American literature and culture has been called by many names.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Metal in Strange Places: Aural, Emotional, Tactile, Visual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dayton
contact email: 
bbardine1@udayton.edu

October 20-22, 2016
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469-1520, USA

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Critical Essays on American Horror Story

full name / name of organization: 
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts / University of North Georgia
contact email: 
cameron.williams@ung.edu; leverett.butts@ung.edu

American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

MLA Special Session Proposal: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (5–8 January 2017, Philadelphia)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
jelsky@luc.edu

This panel will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century.

New Voices in Jewish-American Literature (Proposals Due 3/18)

full name / name of organization: 
Open Library of the Humanities
contact email: 
newvoicescollection@gmail.com

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary cultu

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction
contact email: 
monica.louzon@museumofsciencefiction.org

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index).

East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea (proposals due Feb. 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
contact email: 
Journal_JKC@hotmail.com

Call for Papers: East Asian Human Rights Cinema: Producing Social Change in Japan and Korea

Special Issue of Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2016

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016—Time and Space (3/14 Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Student Association
contact email: 
submissions@portalsjournal.com

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

[UPDATE] Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium [Extended Deadline]

full name / name of organization: 
Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago
contact email: 
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

Please note the deadline for submissions has been extended by one week, until February 12th.

The University of Otago Performance of the Real Research Theme

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Young Harris College
contact email: 
yhcugradconference@gmail.com

Place/Time/Culture: An Undergraduate Conference for the Humanities
Young Harris College, September 10, 2016.

Call for Papers:

Extension: Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 02/19/2016

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
significations.csula@gmail.com

Call For Papers

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
gradfestival@gold.ac.uk

The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Locating Literary Precarity

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
algreen@msu.edu

This cfp is for a special session proposal for MLA's 2017 conference, which will take place 1/5-1/8 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Trans- States: The art of crossing over - 9 & 10 September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Northampton, UK - School of the Arts
contact email: 
cavan.mclaughlin@northampton.ac.uk

University of Northampton, 9 & 10th September, 2016
Trans-States.org

This is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing, liminality and queerification with specific reference to occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices.

Theorising the Popular Conference June 28th-29th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Liverpool Hope University
contact email: 
Dr Jacqui Miller: millerj@hope.ac.uk

Theorising the Popular Conference
Liverpool Hope University
June 28th-29th 2016

[UPDATE] (Re)Conceptualizing Black Resistance

full name / name of organization: 
Du Bois Department Graduate Organization
contact email: 
eashford@umass.edu

Extended Deadline: February 15

Conference Date: April 1

Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017
contact email: 
ada_g@att.net

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region?

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics

full name / name of organization: 
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
axel.fliethmann@monash.edu

CFP: The Anatomy of the Image: Perspectives on the (Bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics
International Conference
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
contact email: 
csudhega@gmail.com

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education.

MLA 2017: Queer Southern Imaginaries (March 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association LLC Southern United States Forum
contact email: 
mbibler@lsu.edu

Queer Southern Imaginaries
Panel for Modern Language Association Convention
Organized by LLC Southern United States Forum
January 5-8, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

full name / name of organization: 
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University
contact email: 
hopper@drew.edu

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Layman Poupard Publishing
contact email: 
info@lpppub.com

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage.

[UPDATE] [Extended Deadline: February 15th] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
contact email: 
aelurus@weber.edu

[UPDATE] Roots and Routes: Exploring Movement, Mobility, and Belonging (20-21 May 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
endnotesconference@gmail.com

Date: 20-21 May.

Location: UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2016!

SSSL at MLA 2017, "Straddling the Dividing Line: Reconsidering the Civil War"

full name / name of organization: 
Katharine A. Burnett, Fisk University
contact email: 
kburnett@fisk.edu

In Quentin Tarantino’s neo-Western, The Hateful Eight (2015), a British hangman [Tim Roth] settles a dispute between Union and Confederate veterans stranded together in a remote tavern during a Wyom

Performance of the Real Research Theme Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium April 14th & 15th 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rosemary Overell
contact email: 
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

"Every day people perform dozens of rituals.

Fictional Religions (MLA 2017) Abstract 15 March 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

This session invites both new close readings of texts and other media that contain fictional religions and more abstract conceptualizations of the phenomenon.

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