category: gender studies and sexuality

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume
contact email: 
alisonheney1@gmail.com

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

[UPDATE] Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Corrected Submission Deadline: April 2, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 18th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Confere

Celebrity Discourses in Canadian Contexts: DEADLINE Nov. 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian Colleges and University Teachers of English
contact email: 
leek66@ mcmaster.ca or yorkl@cogeco.ca

ACCUTE: May 28-May 31, 2012

CFP Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Walters State Community College
contact email: 
Viki.Rouse@ws.edu

The theme of "Defining Ourselves" opens the conversation of exploring and defining Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world.

[UPDATE] Poetry & Psychoanalysis 30 June – 1 July 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University, UK
contact email: 
julie.taylor@lmh.ox.ac.uk

Poetry & Psychoanalysis
30 June – 1 July 2012, Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker: Adam Phillips

Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing Issue 3 Deadline: 30th November

full name / name of organization: 
rattlejournal.org.uk
contact email: 
editorial@rattlejournal.org.uk

Rattle is a journal of art, writing and thought. We are now accepting submissions for our third issue.

[UPDATE] Vonnegut and Humor

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

2011 may well be called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut.

“African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize” (Abstract deadline:14 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The English Studies Department, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa
contact email: 
ohwovbco@unisa.ac.za

“African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize”
February 1st – 4th 2012
Abstract deadline: 14 November 2011

UPDATE Sex...or Something Like It

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
contact email: 
csunsigma@gmail.com

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves.

North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North—10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Comitatus: A Purdue Medieval Studies Student Organization
contact email: 
echall@purdue.edu

Feb. 24–25, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marianne E. Kalinke

4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

CFP: "Naturalism and Crisis" (Nov 15, 2011; ACLA; March 29 - April 1, 2012, Brown U)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Baker / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
gabaker@csuchico.edu

In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film’s director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film’s approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolp

Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
lizzie.oldfather@gmail.com

Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).

American Short Story Cycle and Gender--Collection of Essays, 12/30/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Day-Lindsey and Julie Hensley, Eastern Kentucky University
contact email: 
lisa.day@eku.edu

The editors are seeking essays for an upcoming collection that analyze gender within the content and/or craft of the short story cycle.

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, Spring 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
bentzmin@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our spring 2012 issue. The deadline for this open-topic issue is January 15, 2012.

Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era

full name / name of organization: 
Vershawn Young and Claire Garcia / Book Project, Edited Volume
contact email: 
cgarcia@ColoradoCollege.edu, vershawn.young@uky.edu

CFP: Book Project, Edited Volume
Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era"

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Finding Common Ground (January 2, 2012) special journal issue

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Canadian Studies; Guest Editors: Linda Hutcheon and Ian MacRae
contact email: 
imacrae@wlu.ca

“Where is home?” J. Edward Chamberlin asks us, in If this

"Drama and Domestic Violence" (29-31 March 2012), deadline for abstracts: November 28

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama
contact email: 
comparative-drama@wmich.edu

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period.

Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu

Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Rewriting Southern Literature for the Silver Screen (AUMLAC Feb 10-11 2012) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Klevay / Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
rklevay@aum.edu

This panel will celebrate the past and continuing inspiration of Southern literature on Hollywood film.

Cyborg in Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
andreatorrano@yahoo.com.ar

The online journal 'Jura Gentium Cinema' (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking articles (3,000-4,000 words) for a special issue on the 'Cyborg in Cinema.'

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contemporary Women Writings in French "Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives"

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Anna Rocca-Salem State University
contact email: 
arocca@salemstate.edu

Title: Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives
Topic: Contemporary Women Writings in French
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Watermark Journal -- Submission Deadline 12/6/11

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Long Beach
contact email: 
editor@watermarkjournal.com

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our sixth volume to be publishe

Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture 27-29 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Graduate Students Association
contact email: 
mcgillconference2012@gmail.com

McGill English Graduate Conference CFP
Ghost Stories: Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture
27-29 January 2012
McGill University, Montreal

"Automation and Catastrophe" (March 29-April 1, 2012), deadline for proposals November 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
jsr26@psu.edu

From Jacques de Vaucanson’s eighteenth-century defecating duck to robots to weaponized military drones, automation has long been a significant site of fascination and fear.

[UPDATE] Transpacific Encounters: Catastrophic Aftermath in the Asian Diaspora at Brown University 03/29-04/01

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
tong14@illinois.edu

Decadence in Post-Mao China: A Survey of Perversions in Literature, Film, Music and Art

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, annual meeting at Brown University, March 29-April 1,2012
contact email: 
hwang014@ucr.edu

Post-Mao China has witnessed drastic transformation in the political, economic and cultural realms.

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Over time, representations of the heroic have evolved from the white hatted cowboy and the unflinchingly honest Superman to the modern, often amoral anti-hero.

Call for Proposals: The Legacy of Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 11-14 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Although often viewed as a site for literary works with little value and short shelf lives, pulp fiction continues to be instrumental in shaping the literary landscape of Anglophone cultures.

Jan 31, 2012 - 
The Child in Neo-Victorian Arts and Discourse:
Renegotiating 19th Century Concepts of Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies: Special Issue
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorianism has become a major trend in contemporary literature and culture.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture Association (Submissions by 15 December 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical.

“Comparative Approaches to Early Modern Sexualities in Literature and Culture” [UPDATE] November 15th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Conference
contact email: 
arvas@msu.edu

This seminar, a session to be held at ACLA 2012 Conference at Brown University, March 29h -April 1st, invites papers that present new interdisciplinary perspectives to explore “traveling” sexualit

UPDATE Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

full name / name of organization: 
Journal "Textes et contextes"
contact email: 
lau.mellet@gmail.com

Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries
full name / name of organization:
Journal "Textes et contextes"

Erotic Fiction & Literature Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Xenoppa
contact email: 
xenoppa@gmail.com

Erotic Fiction and Literature– Collection of Essays

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