category: gender studies and sexuality

Call for Proposals: Performance Studies Focus Group/ATHE 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association of Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
megan.shea@nyu.edu

Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2012

36th Comparative Drama Conference, March 29-31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference, Text and Presentation
contact email: 
cdc@stevenson.edu

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2011

Music and Crisis -- Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

Music and Crisis

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 14-15, 2012

[REMINDER] Writing Queerly - Abstracts due 9/30

full name / name of organization: 
Jess Lewis-Turner
contact email: 
jlewturn@temple.edu

Call for papers for a panel on 'writing queerly' at the NEMLA 2011 convention in Rochester, NY, held March 15-18.

Frontiers and Borders (March 9-11, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association, Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
osuegsa@gmail.com

Oklahoma State University English Graduate Conference:
Frontiers and Borders

The International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities; May 9-11, 2012; Beirut

full name / name of organization: 
American University of Beirut
contact email: 
humanrightsandthehumanities@gmail.com

The International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities will be hosted by American University of Beirut May 9-11, 2012.

5th CISM Biennial Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Music and Crisis, April 14-15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Shari Sanders / Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara
contact email: 
musicandcrisis@gmail.com

The UCSB Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) seeks submissions for the 2012 Music and Crisis Graduate Conference to be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA -- Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2012
contact email: 
traumahealing2012@gmail.com

In 2000, Suzette Henke published Shattered Subjects: Trauma and Testimony in Women’s Life-Writing, where her introduction explores trauma and healing, elaborating on what Henke coined as scriptother

Festivals and Faires

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
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.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

Fashionable Queens : Body – Power – Gender [Proceedings] - Abstracts due Dec. 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English / Department of Sociology (University of Vienna)
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

Minor Moderns in American Literature (Mardi Gras Conf. at LSU)

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU
contact email: 
mitchfrye@gmail.com

Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog

[REMINDER] Intellectual Disability in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Deadline: Sept. 25. Conference date: May 10-13, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Special Session)
contact email: 
amariem@umich.edu

This special session will take place at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 10-13, 2012).

Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World

full name / name of organization: 
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT / KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
agooden@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
PRESENTS

“Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World”

Friday, APRIL 27, 2012

CFP: Monstrous Fandoms and Audience Activities (10/31/11; ICFA, 3/21/12 – 3/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
barbedwriting@yahoo.com

Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on The Funny (and Unfunny) in Fandom for the 33rd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

CFP: Fan Production and the Fantastic (10/31/11; ICFA, 3/21/12 – 3/25/12)

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
barbedwriting@yahoo.com

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Production and the Fantastic for the 33rd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA (11/1/2012, 3/29-31/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
cea.english@gmail.com


Call for Papers: U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia

Digital Crossroads: Media, Migration and Diaspora in a Transnational Perspective 28-30 June, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
contact email: 
info@digitalcrossroads.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference website: http://www.digitalcrossroads.nl

Deadline for abstract submission and panel proposals: January 10, 2012

Conference chair: Sandra Ponzanesi

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing (6/7-6/10/2012; 11/30/11)

full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
williams@kutztown.edu

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women’s Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal
Conference: June 7-June 10, 2012 Boulder, CO

Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity; Biennial National Conference 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
pmonagha@depaul.edu

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture--call for submissions for Spring 2012 issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media and Culture
contact email: 
cbaron@bgsu.edu

The Projector is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the study of the intersections between media and culture. We are currently seeking essays for our Spring 2012 issue.

[update] NeMLA Panel on “VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES” (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012
contact email: 
jekuskey@syr.edu

Panel on “Victorian Energy Crises”
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

“O mangi questa minestra: Food as a Site of Coercion”

full name / name of organization: 
Cornell University
contact email: 
deg97@cornell.edu

From familial insistence to political intimidation, third parties often attempt to control what we eat.

CFP: NeMLA 2012: Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres (9/30/11; 3/14-3/18/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Riviere
contact email: 
jessica.riviere@vanderbilt.edu

Call for Papers

Short German Prose Texts in 18th and 19th Century: Authors, audiences, genres

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950: 13-14 April 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University
contact email: 
moving@ncl.ac.uk

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Extension (New Date: September 30, 2011): Postgraduate Conference June 2012, Vienna

full name / name of organization: 
Pursuing the Trivial / University of Vienna/Austria
contact email: 
eugenie.theuer@univie.ac.at, valentin.freyler@unvie.ac.at

CFP: Deadline Extension – September 30, 2011.
The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to September 30, 2011.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world.

CFP Women's Studies, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
ptyrer@wtamu.edu

The Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012.

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

full name / name of organization: 
Andy Dorsey
contact email: 
adorsey@csustan.edu

This panel will explore “experience” as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2012
contact email: 
jhyland@buffalo.edu

While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man discovers a “new” way to hear the “unheard sounds” between the beats , so that he is listening in ti

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University
contact email: 
barkerc@bgsu.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/15/12, 06/01/12)

Home/Land: Women, Citizenship, Photographies

full name / name of organization: 
Loughborough University
contact email: 
M.G.Meskimmon@lboro.ac.uk; M.Arnold@lboro.ac.uk

Conference Call for Papers

HOME/LAND: WOMEN, CITIZENSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHIES
5-7 July 2012
The School of the Arts, Loughborough University, UK

NeMLA March 2012 - "Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation" [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela Longo and Brandon Hawk
contact email: 
pamela.longo@uconn.edu; brandon.hawk@uconn.edu

Too often, students of medieval English literature unnecessarily categorize Old and Middle English as completely disconnected, highlighting Beowulf and Chaucer as the exemplary markers, with little in

[REMINDER] Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
contact email: 
kunsaa@duq.edu


From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Waterscapes: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Environment and Place in Crisis (11/01/2011; 03/29 - 04/01/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference Providence, Rhode Island
contact email: 
stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Recently, it has become clear that environmental degradation is the biggest hazard facing life on planet earth and has a long colonial and imperial history.

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