category: gender studies and sexuality

Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

Ecologies of Seeing or Seeing Whole: Images and Space, Images within Images conference Sept 27-29, 2012 (proposals due May 10

full name / name of organization: 
The Nomadikon Centre, Bergen, Norway & The College of St Rose, Albany, NY USA
contact email: 
ledbettm@strose.edu

CFP: Anger in Women’s Fiction -- 2013 MLA (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Godart / Rutgers University
contact email: 
caroline.godart@gmail.com

This panel invites papers that address the significance of anger, pettiness, and/or ressentiment in contemporary women’s literature both within and beyond the English-speaking world.

MLA 2013 Revolutionary Exhanges: Women's Networks (Boston, Jan 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tonya Moutray
contact email: 
moutrt@sage.edu

Seeking papers that explore national and transnational exchanges between women during the French Revolutionary wars.

The Erotics of Post Project (from MLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Carmen Derkson
contact email: 
caderkso@ucalgary.ca

“But between the past which no longer is and the future which is not yet, this moment when [we] exist is nothing” –from de Beauvoir’s _The Ethics of Ambiguity_

GRAMMA: Journal of Theory and Criticism Issue Number 21 (2013): "The History and Future of the 19th-Century Book"

full name / name of organization: 
Editors of the issue: Maria Schoina and Andrew Stauffer
contact email: 
schoina@enl.auth.gr, amstauff@gmail.com

In the period between 1740 to 1850, the systematization of the entire process of making and selling books through a network of printers, publishers, booksellers, writers, readers, and critics led to t

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection), 05-01-2012

full name / name of organization: 
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College
contact email: 
plutesc@aol.com

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD

Description

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture” - Spring 2012 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu


Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – “History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture”

The British Empire in Literature and Film RMMLA Oct. 2012 (due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Drake / Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
cynthia.drake@colorado.edu

Special Topics panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado. Ocotober 4-6, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
monstersjournal@inter-disciplinary.net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of

1st Global Conference: Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
tm1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

* The Novel
* The Film

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews

full name / name of organization: 
Indo Mithila Literaria
contact email: 
jha.vivekanand7@gmail.com

Call for critical/research articles and Interviews
(Dead line 31 May 12/Acknowledge if you are interested on booker_sahitya@rediffmail.com)

Synæsthesia and ‘Video Gaming’ (v. 2 n. 1) (submissions due by 12/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘Communicative Power’ (v.1 n.4) (submissions due by 10/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘The Culture of Fear’ (submissions due by 7/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Edith Wharton Essay Prize; April 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
gary.totten@ndsu.edu

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2012

MLA 2013: McSweeney's and Contemporary Reading (3/15 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Jackie O'Dell
contact email: 
jackie.o_dell@tufts.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore the literary output, authors, genres, publication practices, or publics associated with Dave Eggers's McSweeney's books and magazines.

[UPDATE] Short Fiction in Short

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: Non-American Short Fiction will also be considered. Please see the original CFP below.

Short Fiction in Short
A Panel at MLA (Boston) 2013

The Corporate Archive / MLA session proposal Boston 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Leigh Claire La Berge
contact email: 
lclaberge@gmail.com

The Corporate Archive

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
suffer3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suffering

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
write2#inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Call for Papers, International Conference on Children’s Literature: The Child in the Book

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association and English Department of Soochow University
contact email: 
tclra101@gmail.com

Children’s literature as a field of academic study has grown steadily in Taiwan over the past several years.

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

PAMLA '12 Special Session: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Articulations of Home in Literatures of Migrancy.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000-1500

full name / name of organization: 
Forum for Medieval & Renaissance Studies in Ireland
contact email: 
medrenforum@gmail.com

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 AD, is an interdisciplinary, international, two-day conference to be held at University College Cork on 28– 29 Se

[Update--New Dates and New Deadline!] “Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 14-15, 2012 PLEASE NOTE THESE ALTERED DATES!

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st.

Bruce Springsteen

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
peter.fields@mwsu.edu

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Dr. Peter J. Fields, Assoc. Prof.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

Shakespeare, RMMLA, October 11-13, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
respinosa2@utep.edu

This session welcomes proposals for papers that examine any theme pertaining to Shakespeare. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, gender, race, and religious studies in Shakespeare.

Call for Papers: Women's Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminism

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Fiction Studies
contact email: 
mfs@purdue.edu

The Editors of MFS solicit new feminist scholarship on neglected women writers from the first half of the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Borges and She

full name / name of organization: 
W. C. Bamberger
contact email: 
wbamberger@hotmail.com

Deadline extended: We are extending the deadline for proposals to March 21, with papers due June 1.

Call for papers - international workshop “Beauty: Commons vs. Contests” (24-26 October 2012, University of Antwerp)

full name / name of organization: 
University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA)
contact email: 
sara.mels@ua.ac.be

UCSIA organizes in collaboration with members of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of History of the University of Antwerp the two-day international workshop Beauty: Commons versus Con

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