category: gender studies and sexuality

Men at Work, Men at Play (5/30/2011; MMLA 11/3-11/6, 2011; St. Louis, MO)

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Wilhite
contact email: 
keithwilhite@gmail.com

This CFP is for the Permanent Section "Gender Studies: Male" at the 2011 M/MLA Convention in St. Louis, MO.

Topic: Men at Work, Men at Play

This panel calls for papers that address contemporary representations of men in the workplace or male camaraderie in American literature and popular culture. We're particularly interested in essays that explore the ways writers unsettle dominant notions of masculinity -- sexually, racially, domestically -- in contemporary fiction, film, or television. Feel free to interpret "the workplace" or the social spaces of camaraderie broadly.

Special issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on new writing from Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
contact email: 
lewiss@cofc.edu

Something New out of Twenty-First-Century Africa?
A call for essays for a special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Update: Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Rebecca West Society
contact email: 
anorton@anselm.edu

The Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference.
To be held at CUNY Baruch (Manhattan), September 16-17, 2011.

“Rebecca West and Power”

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women’s & Gender Studies topics, including:

[Update] Online International Gender Studies Partnership ( April 22)

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
contact email: 
MonicaSwindle@umsl.edu

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri – St.

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

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

The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community.

Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Milwaukee, 14-16 October 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email: 
executivesecretary@mpcaaca.org

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://www.mpcaaca.org/

Deadline: April 30, 2011

GRIDLOCK, October 14-15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Stony Brook University | Hosted at the AC Institute, New York, NY
contact email: 
clcs.gradconf@gmail.com

For our 2nd Annual Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, we invite submissions that explore the possibilities of Gridlock.

Angels and Demons: in Contemporary Film and Television DUE May 6th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Langauge Association (SAMLA
contact email: 
charleje@pgcc,edu

Contemporary re-imaginings of angelic and demonic creatures/characters tend to re-imagine the traditional Biblical roles in such complex and interesting ways.

East Asian Film Stars

full name / name of organization: 
Salford University
contact email: 
wingfai.leung@googlemail.com

Call for Contributions to Collection of Essays

East Asian Film Stars
Editors: Leung Wing-Fai & Andy Willis

Digital Poet(h)ics and Transnational Cultures (workshop session - abstracts by May 8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
21st AISNA Conference: Democracy and Difference: The U.S. in Multidisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives, Trento, Italy, 26-29 October 2011
contact email: 
maurocarassai@hotmail.com; renatamorresi@hotmail.com



In the past decades digital technologies, new media art, Web 2.0 practices, cybertextualities, and electronic archives have become inescapable presences in the field of knowledge/s and the “unprecedented complexity of the digital”, in Arthur Kroker’s terms, is increasingly changing the very nature of our ways of processing information, theories, cultures, relationships.
Literature has grown well beyond the borders of the printed page, at the same time reinscribing itself across, rather than within, the borders of the nation-state. Our panel focuses on literature and textualities that have to do with aesthetics, forms and techniques made available by digital innovations. We want to consider how they are informed by and how they substantiate new (and old) fluid, variably visible, often contested communities formed in the vast trans-hemispheric multilingual contact zones created by instant communication, English as a lingua franca, electronic translators and g-local connectivity.

Call for manuscripts - book series "Contributions to Transnational Feminism"

full name / name of organization: 
Silvia Schultermandl
contact email: 
silvia.schultermandl@uni-graz.at

Call for Manuscripts

New Book Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism

General Editors: Erin Kenny (Drury University, U.S.A.) and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)

Byzantium/Modernism: Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes

full name / name of organization: 
Roland Betancourt, Yale University
contact email: 
Roland.Betancourt@Yale.edu

Byzantium/Modernism:
Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes
20-22 April 2012, Yale University

Keynote Speakers:
Marie-José Mondzain, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

[UPDATE] Science Fiction Literature and Film deadline EXTENDED: April 15th (RMMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Shana Kraynak / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
hqrq@iup.edu

The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics relevant to SCIENCE FICTION:

Voicing the Alternative Seventh International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies September 22 – 24, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
contact email: 
marija13a@gmail.com

We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies.

CFP: Korean Popular Culture (4/30/11; October 14-16, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic / Northern Illinois University
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice

full name / name of organization: 
Hic Dragones
contact email: 
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk

Thursday 1st December 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom

Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures (2012 & 2013 Issues)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
contact email: 
dph@jhu.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Games and/as Resistance (Sept 1, 2011)

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

Reconstruction 12.2: Games as/and Resistance

Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought (May 27-29; deadline April 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University - Queer Pride Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
nuqpgsa@gmail.com

Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought
May 27‐29, Northwestern University

Contemporary Music

full name / name of organization: 
Shawn Higgins / PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
smh2191@columbia.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
PACIFIC AND ANCIENT MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN CLAREMONT, CA
NOVEMBER 5-6, 2011

SPECIAL SESSION
“Contemporary Music”

Call For Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Trans-Portal: The Hub of Trans-Formation Studies
contact email: 
mbroek@brookdalecc.edu

Trans-formation Studies moves beyond what occurs when borders are breached to consider what happens next.

[UPDATE] The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

Reconstruction 11.1 Multilingual Realities in Translation

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

Reconstruction Vol. 10, No. 5, 2011: Multilingual Realities in Translation, edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld
Art, “Turmbau zu Babel” by Ben Ulke
Articles

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON D.H. LAWRENCE's SONS AND LOVERS; Anthology; 31 May 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Editor
contact email: 
editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an edited Anthology to be brought out on D. H.

The Syntax of Voice in Modernism (Modernist Studies Association/MSA 13, October 6-9, 2011, Buffalo, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University
contact email: 
elizabeth.bonapfel@nyu.edu

This panel seeks to explore the relationship between syntax and the category of “voice” in modernism.

Midwestern Culture (and TV Show "Glee") Area- MPCA (Oct 14-16)

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

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

full name / name of organization: 
University of Reading, UK
contact email: 
minorities@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Registration is now open for delegates to attend Minority Identities: Rights and Representation, a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference at the University of Reading, UK, on Saturday 7th M

Narratives and Popular Music: International Association for Popular Music Studies (UK-Ireland) Inaugural Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Popular Music Studies (IASPM) UK-Ireland branch
contact email: 
iaspm.postgrads@gmail.com

The inaugural IASPM (UK-Ireland) postgraduate conference will be held on 9-10 June 2011 at the University of Liverpool. We invite papers on the stories we tell about popular music.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
eke1mn@cmich.edu

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 10-13, 2011

[UPDATE] 2nd International Aksit Göktürk Conference: "Myths Revisited" 28-29 November 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Lanuage and Literature - Istanbul, Turkey
contact email: 
iagc@istanbul.edu.tr

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Marina Warner, English Theoretician and Writer of Fiction
Murathan Mungan, Turkish Writer of Fiction

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: English Literature 1700 to Present Panel at PAMLA

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

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work - Abstracts Due June 30 - Conference Sept. 29 & 30

full name / name of organization: 
8th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work
contact email: 
prostitutionconference@yahoo.com

Purpose

Festivity and its Malcontents

full name / name of organization: 
Drago Momcilovic
contact email: 
dmomcilo@wisc.edu

This special session at the 2011 M/MLA in St.

Children's Literature: Texts for pre-readers deadline April 17, 2011 {UPDATE}

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA November 5-6, Scripps College Claremont, California
contact email: 
jaimymichellemann@gmail.com

“ABC, It’s Easy as 123” is looking for paper proposals exploring any aspect of media for infants to preschool-age “emergent readers.” Texts to examine include American classics like Where th

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