category: gender studies and sexuality

Patricia Duncker Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@exeter.ac.uk;

Patricia Duncker Conference
Friday, 7th – Saturday 8th December 2012
The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature
and The School of English, University of St Andrews

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing 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:

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
contact email: 
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

[UPDATE] Panel CFP: "Literature and Medicine": ICLA 2013: ABSTRACT DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association Congress in Paris (Sorbonne); July 18-24, 2013
contact email: 
hilger@illinois.edu

Literature and Medicine

This panel seeks to explore the intersection between literature and a “hard science” such as medicine. Proposals about any of the

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
svonkin@netzero.com

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals.

Midwestern Culture Area (and Glee)- MPCA (Oct 12-14)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
bmiller18@niu.edu

Call for Papers

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Reformation Research
contact email: 
mthum@umflint.edu

Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

"Infamous Form" (EC/ASECS 11/1-11/3, Baltimore)

full name / name of organization: 
East Central/ American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
stephanie.insley@gmail.com

Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it’s nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century’s oddest works didn’t “do long.” Prompted by re

"The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Phallogocentric discourse minimazes imagination, fabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but Fantasy is powerful, liberating and therefore dangerous to those who fear change.

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group
contact email: 
charlottemcivor@yahoo.com

What is the relationship between performance and migration?

REMINDER: Call for Papers: Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Victorian Network
contact email: 
victoriannetwork@gmail.com

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

UPDATE: Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline Extended to June 1, 2012

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

“Growing Up Asian American in Children’s Literature” seeks to explore some of the major issues Asian American children and adolescents face growing up in the United States in the latter half of

European Studies Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for European Studies
contact email: 
Jerry.White@Dal.Ca

The Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the creation of its journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture / Études européens: Histoire, société, cu

Theoretical Interpretations of Community--Deadline June 3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ann-Gee Lee, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
contact email: 
Ann-Gee.Lee@uafs.edu

Hailed as the best new comedy of the year by critics nationwide, Community, on the NBC network, emerged as a new favorite among television/internet viewers in Fall 2010.

Theoretical Interpretations of Community--Deadline June 3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ann-Gee Lee, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
contact email: 
Ann-Gee.Lee@uafs.edu

Hailed as the best new comedy of the year by critics nationwide, Community, on the NBC network, emerged as a new favorite among television/internet viewers in Fall 2010.

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

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

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Fat Studies on Visual Representation

full name / name of organization: 
Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
contact email: 
Snider.Stefanie@gmail.com

Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation, edited by Stefanie Snider, PhD

CFP: Staging Women's Lives-06/01 Deadline Reminder

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Masse
contact email: 
mmasse@lsu.edu

CFP: Staging Women's Lives in Academia (Literature and Language Workplaces)

Emerging from the Pensieve: A Decade of Harry Potter Scholarship; October 11-13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
School of Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication; James Madison University
contact email: 
gumnioec@jmu.edu

Proposals for presentations should be approximately 200 words long. The deadline for proposal submission is May 31, 2012. Proposals should be submitted to:

Elisabeth C. Gumnior, Conference Director
gumnioec@jmu.edu

Presenters will be notified by July 15.

Call for Contributions; Issue 2, Vol 5, Literophile. Interrogating the feminist in contemporary (popular) culture

full name / name of organization: 
Literophile
contact email: 
literophile@gmail.com

What do men and women want?

The Aesthetics of Suffering

full name / name of organization: 
National Taipei University of Technology
contact email: 
50149@ntut.edu.tw

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University

"Inter-Examinations of Captivity and Slave Narratives"

full name / name of organization: 
Denise MacNeil for PAMLA
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

Please see the CFP below for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). The deadline is May 13, and the topic has been broadened since our previous call.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:

Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Writing by Degrees
contact email: 
WritingByDegrees2012@gmail.com

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland

Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman

Rice University English Symposium

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
contact email: 
terror.inhuman.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

full name / name of organization: 
David Garrett Izzo Shaw University
contact email: 
davidizzo@hotmail.com

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Mill

Queer Studies Area CFP - MPCA - October 12-14, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
kris.cannon@mac.com

Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 30, 2012

The Nature of Irish Studies, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, Cincinnati

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

How are Irish novels, poems, and plays indebted to nature? From Joyce’s Ulysses to Heaney’s “Flaggy Shore,” Irish authors have privileged the nature motif in their works.

Gender and Sexuality; October 26 and 27, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
GagnonD@wcsu.edu

One-page proposals are requested for any topic within the category of gender and sexuality in popular culture at the Northeast Popular Culture Association conference at Saint John Fisher College in Ro

EC/ASECS Convention, 11/1-11/3, Baltimore: "Masculine Honorability and the Political Subject"

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

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between masculinity and political subjectivity in the public space of honorability and reputation.

CFP: Zizek and Performance - Expressions of Interest by 11 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Alex Mangold / Aberystwyth University, Broderick Chow / Brunel University
contact email: 
arm@aber.ac.uk

Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:

"Žižek and Performance"

[UPDATE] SCLA 2012: "Gaming the System"

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit paper or panel proposals by June 1, 2012. Please note there are graduate-student travel scholarships available.

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[UPDATE] Celebrity Couples Conference 24 Nov 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southampton
contact email: 
celebritycouplesconference@gmail.com

Celebrity Couples Conference

The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Diane Negra, University College Dublin.

CALL FOR PAPERS: NTU Studies in Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
contact email: 
htjian@ntu.edu.tw

NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the National Taiwan University Press for the Department of Foreign

UPDATE: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Call For Papers
“FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE”
University of Valencia, Spain
12-14 December 2012

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