category: gender studies and sexuality

[UPDATE] Mod Bods: Modernism, Bodies, and...

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Wyoming English Department
contact email: 
agraham8@uwyo.edu

Mod Bods:
Modernism, Bodies, and…

NWSA 2013: Hybrid Identities: Crossing Normative Boundaries through the Intersection of Feminism, Masculinities, and Aging

full name / name of organization: 
Melanie Cattrell, Western Carolina University
contact email: 
macattrell@email.wcu.edu

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7-10, 2013
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2013
Conference Theme: Negotiating Points of Encounter

Tenemos la palabra/ Temos a palavra/ We have the word: Escritura creativa y produccion cultural de afrodescendientes

full name / name of organization: 
Afro-Hispanic Review
contact email: 
ahrspecialissue@gmail.com

CALL FOR CREATIVE WRITING & INTERVIEWS
Tenemos la palabra/Temos a palavra/We have the word:
Afrodescendant Creative Writing and Cultural Production

A special issue of Afro-Hispanic Review

CALL FOR RESEARCH & EMPIRICAL PAPERS

full name / name of organization: 
JM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS
contact email: 
jmacademyitm@gmail.com

JM INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS

web: www.jmijp.com
e-mail: jmacademyitm@gmail.com

CALL FOR RESEARCH & EMPIRICAL PAPERS

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In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
nupsconf@gmail.com

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Human journal NOW accepts submissions. May 5, 2013 is the deadline for the June issue.

full name / name of organization: 
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts
contact email: 
human@humanjournal.org

The Human (www.humanjournal.org) is an international and interdisciplinary new journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, postcolonial, etc.),

Literary Responses to Mind Science, MLA 2014, Abstracts Due 3/15

full name / name of organization: 
Nikki Skillman / American Academy of Arts and Sciences
contact email: 
nskillman@amacad.org

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 11th-12th July 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex, UK
contact email: 
purity@excursions-journal.org.uk

PURITY: A Call For Papers

Representations of "The Family" in Television (edited collection) [Abstract deadline: 7 June 2013]

full name / name of organization: 
Kara-Jane Lombard & Alzena MacDonald/Curtin University
contact email: 
tv.families@curtin.edu.au

We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the shifts in representations of “the family” in television.

UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2013 - Call for Papers - Critical Disability Discourse (Graduate Journal)

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Disability Discourse
contact email: 
cdsj@yorku.ca

CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE /
DISCOURS CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP

Call for Papers - Extended Deadline - March 1, 2013

Upstairs and Downstairs: The British Historical Costume Drama on TV (from The Forsyte Saga to Downton Abbey)

full name / name of organization: 
Julie Anne Taddeo
contact email: 
taddeo@umd.edu

The recent popular success of “Downton Abbey” calls for a renewed examination of such earlier BBC/ITV/Masterpiece Theatre serialized period dramas as “Upstairs Downstairs,” “The Pallisers,

Forth International Conference in Small Cinemas: Crossing Borders FLORIANÓPOLIS-SC, BRAZIL, September 4-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Organizing institution: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
contact email: 
smallcines@gmail.com

Forth International Conference in Small Cinemas: Crossing Borders
FLORIANÓPOLIS-SC, BRAZIL, September 4-6, 2013
Organizing institution: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

South Asia At Risk MLA 2014,3/15/13

full name / name of organization: 
SALA: South Asian Literary Association
contact email: 
niyer@seattleu.edu

“South Asia at Risk”: literary/filmic analyses of violated bodies, homophobia, racism, gender violence, caste barriers, religious intolerance, poverty, economic vulnerability, environmental degrad

Eastern European and US American Cultures, (MLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
2014 MLA special session
contact email: 
Claudia.Sadowski-Smith@asu.edu, ioana.luca@ntnu.edu.tw,

Seeking papers on connections between Eastern European and US literatures, cultures, or media post-1989; please send a 300-word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2013 to Claudia Sadowski-Smith

PERSPECTIVES ON PROGRESS, November 27-29, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
An interdisciplinary postgraduate and early career researcher conference, held at the University of Queensand, Brisbane, Australia.
contact email: 
http://perspectives2013.org

    Call for Papers

Dreams in Contemporary Women’s Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Women In French-WIF- Special Sessions at the South Central MLA Colloquium
contact email: 
arocca@salemstate.edu

Rich in symbolic elements as well as mystery and transformation ideas, dreams are often central to women’s novels and autobiographies.

Queer Wharton-- Edith Wharton Society Panel at the MLA (9-12 January 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Goldsmith/Edith Wharton Society
contact email: 
mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu

Queer Wharton.

MLA 2014 (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014) Special Session: "Situating the Self: Immigrant Auto/biography"

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2014
contact email: 
11sg28@queensu.ca, 7af15@queensu.ca

MLA 2014 (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014)
Special Session: "Situating the Self: Immigrant Auto/biography"

CFP: Vonnegut and Attention - a satellite workhop of The Arts of Attention Conference 2013 [September 12-14, 2013, Budapest, HU]

full name / name of organization: 
Károli Gáspár University
contact email: 
vonnegut.and.attention@gmail.com

The works of Kurt Vonnegut prominently feature issues connected to attention through tropes and topics as well as through literary technique: it is a core motif in many of his writings, and is of key

Transcendentalist Women and Friendship

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2014
contact email: 
abrahae@sunysccc.edu

This session invites papers on transcendentalist women’s conceptions and practices of friendship, especially in comparison to their male counterparts.

CFP: Vonnegut and Attention - a satellite workhop of The Arts of Attention Conference 2013 [September 12-14, 2013, Budapest, HU]

full name / name of organization: 
Károli Gáspár University
contact email: 
vonnegut.and.attention@gmail.com

The works of Kurt Vonnegut prominently feature with issues connected to attention through tropes and topics as well as through literary technique: it is a core motif in many of his writings, and is of

Representations of Gender & Sexuality in John Dos Passos's Writing

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society. (SAMLA: 8-10 Nov 2013, Atlanta)
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com

The Pleasures and Politics of Popular Erotic Fiction (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Kristen Phillips, Claire Trevenen, Curtin University (Bentley, Western Australia)
contact email: 
k.phillips@curtin.edu.au; Claire.Trevenen@curtin.edu.au

The publication of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011 marks a particularly visible moment in what appears to be a proliferation of erotic fiction, written by and for women, since the end of the

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers: Flann O'Brien Conference Rome 2013

full name / name of organization: 
"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).
contact email: 
viennacis.anglistik@univie.ac.at

"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

Second Call for Papers Updated Deadline: 1 March 2013

[UPDATE] Writing and dramatising the body : violence, discordance and reconfiguration - 21-22 March 2013 - Lille, France

full name / name of organization: 
Charles de Gaulle University, Lille, France
contact email: 
alexandra.poulain@univ-lille3.fr

Should violence be considered as one of the experiences the body undergoes in literature or as an ordeal which elicits the very question of what this body is – a body which is mapped in language and

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing; new resource)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Contributions are solicited for a web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level, Teaching College Literature (http://teachingcollegelit.com).

MLA 2014 CFP Adoption and Disability

full name / name of organization: 
Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
contact email: 
mf107@nyu.edu

Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture panel invites 15-min. papers that explore connections between adoption and disability (literary and cinematic representation included).

Engaging with Eco-ability 4/27 & 4/28/2013

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
ecoability@gmail.com

1st Annual Conference “Engaging with Eco-ability”
University of Binghamton, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

Theme:
A Politics of Disability and Animal Liberation

"The Art of Mothering," proposed special session for M/MLA (Milwaukee, November 7-10, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Elaina Ross/ Northeastern State University
contact email: 
rossem@nsuok.edu

American literature and culture has represented mothering in various ways over time, from the selfless Marmees of nineteenth-century novels to the permissive enablers and responsibility abdicators of

Northeast Florida Literary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization/ University of North Florida
contact email: 
james.beasley@unf.edu

Novelist and activist Salman Rushdie observed, “Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth bu

[UPDATE] South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mge1108@gmail.com

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel.

Panel Proposal: CAAS Annual Conference, Waterloo, ON, Oct. 24-27: The Commodification of Masculinity in Contemporary America

full name / name of organization: 
Terrance McDonald / Brock University
contact email: 
tm11ld@brocku.ca

Call for Papers for Proposed Panel
Canadian Association for American Studies Conference: “Total Money Makeover”: Culture and the Economization of Everything – Oct. 24-27, 2013 - Waterloo, ON

JNT, Special Issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life," DEADLINE June 1, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
tchico@umd.edu, kchuh@gc.cuny.edu

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, “Rethinking ‘The Good Life.'”

17th Century Literature Panel - RMMLA Annual Conference - Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
contact email: 
kainglis@ucalgary.ca

This session seeks papers on any aspect of seventeenth-century English literature.

12th Annual North American Critical Animal Studies Conference, June 20-22, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Critical Animal Studies
contact email: 
travis.girard.erickson@gmail.com

Breaking the Silence on Global and Local Intersections of Ethnicity, Spirituality, and Nonhuman Animals

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