category: gender studies and sexuality

UPDATE: Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Sara K. Day, Miranda Green-Barteet, and Amy L. Montz
contact email: 
YAdystopianfiction@gmail.com

Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

[UPDATE] May 1st 2012 Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)

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

I have received wonderful proposals so far, but I still need a few more to complete my first screening. Below please find my original CFP:

Childhood and Its Discontents / Deadline 18 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Nat Hurley
contact email: 
nhurley@ualberta.ca

CFP: Childhood and Its Discontents / Deadline 18 June 2012

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites submissions for a Special Issue on "Childhood and Its Discontents," guest edited by Nat Hurley.

Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ymitri Mathison
contact email: 
yjmathison@pvamu.edu

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population.

[Update] Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

UPDATE: Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012 - DEADLINE APPROACHING: 30/3/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College, Birmingham
contact email: 
k.myler@staff.newman.ac.uk

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Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

NEASECS 2012 Wesleyan University, CT: The Courtesan-Celebrity

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel invites papers that explore the period’s textual engagement with female notoriety.

CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan(May 25-29, 2013 Camp, May 31-June 2, Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
The English Department at Tamkang University
contact email: 
hp.chiu@gmail.com

CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan

[UPDATE]Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (4/22/2012; 10/19/2012-10/21/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
dennis.chester@csueastbay.edu

Please note that the submission date has been extended until April 22, 2012.

UPDATE: Robert K. Martin Book Prize (New deadline 1 May 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for American Studies
contact email: 
Jason.Haslam@dal.ca

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)

[UPDATE] Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

full name / name of organization: 
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association/The Feminist and Women's Studies Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

NEASECS 2012 Conference at Wesleyan University 10/11-14: Godwin, Burke, the Political Subject and Intertextuality

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between Godwin’s philosophical or socio-political works and his fiction.

CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference (21-23 November 2012, Melbourne, Australia)

full name / name of organization: 
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
contact email: 
codeconference@groupwise.swin.edu.au

Call for Papers and Creative Works
CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference
21-23 November 2012
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

[UPDATE] Mar. 31 Proposal Deadline for Dickens Symposium, Lowell, MA, July 13 - 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Dickens Society
contact email: 
Diana_Archibald@uml.edu

REMINDER: Proposal deadline is March 31, 2012

DICKENS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

July 13 – 15, 2012

Urban Cultural Studies [new multi-authored, interdisciplinary blog-General Announcement]

full name / name of organization: 
urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com
contact email: 
urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com

urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is a new interdisciplinary, multi-authored blog on the culture(s) of cities...space, time and urban everyday life the world over.

9/11 and Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); deadline April 30

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Conference CFP: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

full name / name of organization: 
Hacettepe University, Department of American Culture and Literature
contact email: 
ake2012conference@gmail.com

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

CONTAGION/CONTROL: Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
Speculative Futures, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
mukherjee.rahul@gmail.com

CONTAGION/CONTROL: Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium
University of California, Santa Barbara
May 10-11, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Priscilla Wald

Call for Papers: Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry
contact email: 
penumbra.editor@myunion.edu

Penumbra invites academic papers as well as creative and critical works that address any aspect of the journal’s mission and scope. We seek submissions from graduate students, junior scholars,

CFP: Children's Lit at PAMLA 2012 (CFP Deadline: 22 Apr; Conference: 19-21 Oct)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
mmacaly@clemson.edu

This standing session at PAMLA welcomes papers analyzing the complexities of Children's Literature.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University, Virginia, September 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies at George Mason University
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

Critiquing Culture
The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University 2012

"Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars."
Walter Benjamin

African American Folklore and Critical Race Theory

full name / name of organization: 
Western Journal of Black Studies
contact email: 
Issue Editor Professor Aaron N. Oforlea at aoforlea@wsu.edu

This special issue for the Western Journal of Black Studies will address the growing interests in interdisciplinary scholarship on Critical Race Theory and African American Folklore.

Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real // 6 July 2012, UCL, London

full name / name of organization: 
University College London, School of European Languages, Culture and Society
contact email: 
thoughtsforward@gmail.com

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthew Beaumont
UCL English Department and The City Centre

Apocalyptic Visions: Literal, Metaphoric, Transformative - Submissions due 5/2/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its spring 2012 issue, themed “Apocalyptic Visions: Literal, Metaphoric, Transformative.” Submissions: May 2, 2012.

Professors for Peace Conference June 15-17, 2012 Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

full name / name of organization: 
Professor for Peace
contact email: 
professorsforpeace at gmail.com

Professors for Peace CFP

CFP: Youth Literature and Media area MPCA/ACA, October 12-14 2012; Columbus, OH

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
Youth Literature and Media
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Modernist Personae and the Legacy of Double-Consciousness

full name / name of organization: 
Ingrid Diran
contact email: 
igd3@cornell.edu

This Modernist Studies Association panel revisits W.E.B. Du Bois’s famous articulation of the problem of racial double-consciousness in relation to modernist literary practice.

South Central American Dialect Society Session at SCMLA 2012-San Antonio (Nov. 8-10) Abstracts Due: Mar. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr. - Northwestern State University of Louisiana
contact email: 
reynoldst@nsula.edu

The South Central American Dialect Society invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) for their allied session at the 69th annual conference of the South Central Modern Language As

[UPDATE] PAMLA Special Topics Session “The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d” (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University
contact email: 
leealejandro@gmail.com

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts.

Modernist Spectacles of Disability (MSA 14), Oct. 18-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Barber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
cbarber3@illinois.edu

"Modernist Spectacles of Disability" (MSA 14)

“MULTICULTURALISM IN INDIAN LITERATURES” 21st March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
PROF. M. RAJAGOPALACHARY, DEPT OF ENGLISH, KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
mrgcharya@gmail.com

Articles are invited for the proposed book on “Multiculturalism in Indian Literatures”.

Summer Institute for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics: Ohrid, Macedonia, August 12-30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Euro-Balkan (Macedonia) & Faculty for Media and Communications at Singidunum University (Serbia)
contact email: 
Slavco Dimitrov: slavco.euba@gmail.com and Stanimir Panayotov: spanayotov@gmail.com

CONFIRMED LECTURERS:
-David M. Halperin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
-Jelisaveta Blagojević (Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia)

Reconstruction 12.1 Locations of Stardom

full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
contact email: 
reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.1 “Locations of Stardom”

Edited by Lisa Patti and Stanka Radovic, afterword by Barry King

Articles

English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
annette.hulbert@gmail.com

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

WLA Conference 2012, November 7-10, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Western Literature Association
contact email: 
WLAconference@gmail.com

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