category: gender studies and sexuality

Theorizing Borders -- MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6 -- ABSTRACTS DUE March 15

full name / name of organization: 
Kelly L. Bezio
contact email: 
bezio@email.unc.edu

Abstracts, approximately 250 words, and current CV by 15 March 2012

"worth a thousand words": at the intersections of literature and the visual arts, 24-26 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
contact email: 
literatureandthevisualarts@let.ru.nl

http://www.ru.nl/hlcs/worthathousandwords

Proposals deadline: 1 July 2012

MLA 2013 Special Session: Muriel Rukeyser at One Hundred

full name / name of organization: 
Rowena Kennedy-Epstein
contact email: 
rkennedy-epstein@gc.cuny.edu

2013 marks the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser’s birth. Papers on all genres and topics welcome, focusing particularly on aspects of her work that are important right now.

REMINDER -- African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

full name / name of organization: 
Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
kelly.rowley.16@my.csun.edu; keliayr@hotmail.com; kbrooks@usc.edu

For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M.

[UPDATE] "Interdisciplinary English Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
Red River Graduate Student Conference 2012 -- English Graduate Organization -- NDSU English Department
contact email: 
ndsu.rrgsc@ndsu.edu

________________________________________________________
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Submission Deadline: February 23, 2012)

Interdisciplinary English Studies

"Laughing to Keep from Crying" Modern Language Association Convention: 3-6 Jan 2013

full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association
contact email: 
sdmccoy@uga.edu; sdmccoy@bellsouth.net

This panel will explore the complex relationships between pain and humor.

The Broken Body and the West in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Boulder, CO, Oct. 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
2012 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention
contact email: 
erin.kingsley@colorado.edu

This panel considers limited or “broken” bodies (non-normative, maimed, amputated, tattooed, pregnant, female, aging, etc) and their interaction with the West, its expansion and freedom (often pac

UPDATE 'Performing Wales', 30 March - 1 April, Gregynog, Newtown, Wales, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Alyce von Rothkirch, Swansea University
contact email: 
a.v.von.rothkirch@swansea.ac.uk

The programme for the 'Performing Wales' conference, to be held between 30 March and 1 April 2012 in Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Wales, UK is now available.

Humanities Journal Call For Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University
contact email: 
danielle.lee10a@stjohns.edu

We are seeking essays, book reviews, and interviews for the upcoming Spring issue due out in April. The theme is Nationalism: Roots and Transgressions.

Conference on Mediating Marginalities 13th – 14th March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Women's Studies and Development Faculty of Social Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
contact email: 
marginality2012@gmail.com

Centre for Women's Studies and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Conference
on
Mediating Marginalities
13th – 14th March 2012

Convener

The Politics of Legitimacy: Designing, Proposing, and Administrating a Collaborative Women’s Studies Program; Due March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
3rd Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, to be held October 19-21, 2012.
contact email: 
jbb35@pitt.edu

This CFP is looking for presenters interested in contributing to a workshop for the 3rd Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, Politics of Leadership and Civil Rights, to be held October 19-21, 2012.

Call for Proposals: Collection on Violence Against Women in Contemporary American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Mollis
contact email: 
mollisk@lindsey.edu

Despite significant political advancements for women in the United States in the twenty-first century as well as important feminist work to combat gender-based violence in recent years, statistics on

Textual Fault-Lines at 2nd Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Laskaya/Eve Salisbury
contact email: 
laskaya@uoregon.edu

This panel builds on the 2010 BABEL sessions examining "fault-lines" by focusing on textual studies.

Representing Sudan: Media, Culture, Human Rights (edited collection; 5/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Kelli Lyon Johnson and Louise Davis
contact email: 
kjohnson@muohio.edu

When the Republic of South Sudan celebrated its independence in July 2011, many Sudanese people on both sides of the border hoped that the violence that had besieged the country for most of the previo

Exegesis Postgraduate E-Journal (all research/creative writing welcome): DEADLINE APRIL 30

full name / name of organization: 
Exegesis Journal
contact email: 
submissions@exegesisjournal.org

In our inaugural issue we wish to address the diversity of meanings available to this e-journal’s title—Exegesis.

MLA Special Session: Violence and the Black Child in Post-Civil Rights U.S.A

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jgriff02@nyit.edu

How can we read the public reaction to earlier images of violence against African American children, including Emmett Till and the four little girls of the Birmingham church bombing, in relation to th

[UPDATE] Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012, April 13-14

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside, graduate English department
contact email: 
disjunctions2012@gmail.com

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leo Braudy

University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012

Call for Guest Columnist - Revolutions & Reversals - Volume 2, Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

The guest column for this issue should provide a general discussion of one or more of this issue's themes as they present themselves in literature and/or history.

Call for Articles - Revolutions and Reversals - Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2 - Deadline for Submission: March 1st, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Diesis Volume 2, Issue 2:
Revolutions & Reversals

Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2012

Progressive-Era Periodicals and the Rhetoric of Reform

full name / name of organization: 
Special Session Proposed for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
contact email: 
jaemery@moore.edu

How did ethnic American writers use the periodical as a vehicle for reform at the turn of the twentieth century?

Missed Connections: American Studies and Contemporary Media Theory (NEASA, Providence 10/12; abstracts due 3/19)

full name / name of organization: 
New England American Studies Association
contact email: 
michael_litwack@brown.edu

Brief abstracts are sought for a panel on the intersections between American Studies and Contemporary Media Theory to be proposed for the 2012 New England American Studies Association Conference.

Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture and the Arts - 29-30 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Minho - Braga, Portugal
contact email: 
iermida@ilch.uminho.pt

DRACULA AND THE GOTHIC IN LITERATURE, POP CULTURE AND THE ARTS
An Interdisciplinary Colloquium at the Centenary of Bram Stoker’s death

University of Minho – Braga, Portugal

Transporting Bodies and Minds: 18th- and 19th-Century Travel

full name / name of organization: 
University of Michigan, Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and Nineteenth-Century Forum
contact email: 
rmcadams@umich.edu

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, travelers of all kinds documented their experiences in private letters and diaries, official correspondence, life writing, spiritual and religious n

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline FEBRUARY 17th] Craft Critique Culture: The Art of Revolution

full name / name of organization: 
University of Iowa
contact email: 
studorg-c3conf@uiowa.edu

12th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference:
The Art of Revolution
March 30-April 1 2012
University of Iowa

“…Do not be afraid to say revolution!”

Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern Indiana
contact email: 
mcbernhard@usi.edu

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen.

Call for Contributions for a volume of essays on 'Shipwrecks and Islands'

full name / name of organization: 
Olga Springer, Dublin City University (Ireland)
contact email: 
olga.springer@dcu.ie

Shipwrecks and Islands.
A thematic, multidisciplinary and comparative volume of essays.

Transformative impulses: subverting silence and dread in Rosario Castellanos’s works (MLA Boston 2013; abstracts due 3/4/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Enid Valle/Special session proposal CFP
contact email: 
valle@kzoo.edu

Compelling impulses, strategies of gender and racial empowerment, and the mechanics of potential transformations are distinct in her works.

Environments in Science Fiction: Beyond Dystopias--submission deadline 9 March 2012/ MLA Convention January 3-6, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Convention/Special Session proposal CFP
contact email: 
sbernard@wagner.edu

This is a cfp for a special session at the MLA Convention in Boston, MA January 3-6 2013.

A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America Conference

full name / name of organization: 
St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers
contact email: 
kevin.quinn@snc.edu

The second Sport and Society in America Conference invites proposals for individual papers or complete sessions focused on sport in literature.

Book Prize Call for Submissions (17 March 2012)

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

Robert K. Martin Book Prize
Canadian Association for American Studies

Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto
contact email: 
submissions@graphicmedicine.org

Call for Paper on Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins
Abstracts Due Feb 28, 2012

22-24 July 2012
Toronto, Canada

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Collection on Celebrity in Canada

full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee
contact email: 
yorkl@cogeco.ca or leek66@mcmaster.ca

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

NeMLA 2013 Call for Panel & Session Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nemlachair@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association
44th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
Host: Tufts University

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
contact email: 
machlunl2012@gmail.com

Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UPDATE: Rukeyser Special Issue, July 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabeth Daumer and Christine Hume
contact email: 
edaumer@emich.edu; chume@emich.edu

JNT will mark the 2013 Centenary of Muriel Rukeyser’s birth with a special issue devoted to her stunningly varied and provocative work.

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