category: gender studies and sexuality

Inconvenient Truths and Modern Mothering

full name / name of organization: 
Connected Mom
contact email: 
editor@theconnectedmom.com

Are modern parents falling victim to the myth of inconvenience v. convenience regarding parenting choices?

Feminist Challenges or Feminist Rhetorics?: Locations, Scholarships and Discourse, October 12-15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition 8th Biennial Conference on Feminisms and Rhetorics
contact email: 
kirsti.cole@mnsu.edu

The 2011 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference, sponsored by the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, will be hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato October 12-1

[UPDATE] Health/Care/Nation (31/05/2010; 14-17/10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
contact email: 
caas@uwindsor.ca

New deadline: May 31, 2010

*le français suit*

Conference CALL FOR PAPERS: Health/Care/Nation

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies Journal
contact email: 
abc.journal@ulbsibiu.ro

ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2010 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creati

Subversions of Hi/story and Desire for Memory, October 21-22, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California Los Angeles
contact email: 
frenconf@ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Send abstracts by June 30th to frenconf@ucla.edu.
Include “Subversions of History” in the Subject heading.

Subversions of Hi/story and Desire for Memory

[UPDATE] South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

Feminism in Practice Conference 2010: Reflection, Action, Change (deadline September 10, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies and the Women's Center at Lehigh University
contact email: 
infemcon@lehigh.edu

The Women’s Center and Women’s Studies at Lehigh University

invite proposal, paper, and poster submissions for

Feminism in Practice Conference 2010: Reflection, Action, Change

'Shadow Play: Alchemy, Redolence & Enchantment' Illustration Symposium, 2- 4 November 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amelia Johnstone / Cardiff School of Art & Design
contact email: 
illustration@uwic.ac.uk

A call goes out for papers for the first international Illustration Symposium in Cardiff. With Cardiff School of Art and Design at the Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts.

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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

While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear.

Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Adrienne Angelo / Cherchez la femme: Women and Values in the Francophone World
contact email: 
ama0002@auburn.edu

Call for Submissions

{Deadline Extended) Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead

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

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 7/15/10; 11/5-7
full name / name of organization:

[UPDATE] The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda, India
contact email: 
prafullakar@gmail.com

FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY
Centre for Contemporary Theory
C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex
Faramji Road, Behind Railway Station
Vadodara 390 007, Gujarat, India

Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History
contact email: 
CommunicatingForms@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22, 2010
Keynote speaker: LEO BERSANI

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE] Registration open for Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Williams/ University of Glamorgan
contact email: 
rwillia3@glam.ac.uk

Registration is now open for the following event:

Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences
One day conference at the ATRiuM, CCI, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
submissions@mtsuegso.org

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Sport Deadline 1 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
John J. Norton/ Shakespeare Journal of the British Shakespeare Association
contact email: 
john.norton@cui.edu

Shakespeare Journal is accepting articles that are concerned with any aspect of Shakespeare and sports, stress relief, the expulsion of anxiety, or exercise for the 2011 issue, “Shakespeare and Spor

CFP: Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010 (in the Swiss Alps, 8-10 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Gottfried-Semper Villa Garbald, part of the Collegium Helveticum

CFP: Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
contact email: 
e.kofmel@sussexcentre.org

Please circulate widely!

CALL FOR PAPERS

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC)

CFP [Inter]sections, a peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
intersections@americanstudies.ro

This is a Call for Papers for the submission of full papers to [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

[UPDATE] Diasporic Consciousness: Literatures from the Postcolonial World 31.07.2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

Due to globalization, multiculturalism and migration, there has been a change in the outlook of the people.

Diasporic Consciousness: Literature from the Postcolonial World

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Smriti Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Dr. Achal Sinha, St. Xavier's, Ranchi
contact email: 
smriti@iitp.ac.in/smritichotu@gmail.com/sinhachal@gmail.com

In the present day world characterized by globalization, multiculturalism and migration, we find people who root themselves in ideas rather than places, in memories and material things.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 6, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Call for Book Reviews: New German Review (v. 25)

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review
contact email: 
ngr@humnet.ucla.edu

The following titles are available for review to be published in NGR v. 25 (Fall 2010).

[UPDATE] Utopian Animals: Society for Utopian Studies 2010 panel proposal (5/15/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to mainstream prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

I am putting together a panel exploring the figure of the animal in English and American utopian literature for the 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting (http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/meetings.html) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 28-31, 2010. What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

{UPDATE]--(Re)Constructing the American West--SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

Special TETYC Issue on English as a Second Language in Diverse Genres and Voices

full name / name of organization: 
National Council of Teachers of English
contact email: 
tetyc@wcupa.edu

TETYC is pleased to announce a special issue devoted to second language learning and teaching in the context of the first two years of college, community college, and intensive academic ESL programs.

Technical Editor Opening for Online Literary Criticism Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Bertucci Hamper / Diesis: Literary Studies in Gender and Sexuality
contact email: 
DiesisLSGS@gmail.com

Diesis: Literary Studies in Gender and Sexuality is an online open-access, peer-edited journal devoted to the exploration of gender and sexuality across time, space, and genre.

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
contact email: 
jocelynbuckner@gmail.com

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

CFP: Early Modern English Nuns (RSA 2011), New Deadline 5/17

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Goodrich / Wayne State University
contact email: 
goodrija@wayne.edu

CFP: Early Modern English Nuns: RSA 2011, Montreal, March 24-26 2011

[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor"

[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

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

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University
contact email: 
graphic.engagement@gmail.com

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

WSQ Special Issue: Ruin

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Ruin
Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Rupal Oza

This issue of WSQ explores the multiple valences of ruin. While ruin clearly follows from disaster – from economic collapse to earthquakes to floods to volcanic eruptions to political and social unrest – it is also highly gendered: what is more easily ruined, after all, than a virtuous woman’s reputation?

Ruin can exist in the singular as a catastrophe and in the plural as an aesthetic, architectural, and historical pleasure. Mourning at a ruin can entail grief and also nostalgia for a world before disintegration and decay. Ruin suggests both temporal and spatial change, evoking a time and a place before as well as meditating on the here and now.

The specter of ruin generates strategies to forestall it: protectionism towards women and children, as well as other marginalized populations; economic bailouts to prevent the possibility of collapse; the closing down or limiting of borders; emergency warning systems; militarization and weaponization of society. And yet in this issue we also hope to pose a sometimes unthinkable question: what is so bad about ruin? Why do we fear the collapse of systems that might in fact be currently unworkable or even destructive?

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Durham, UK
contact email: 
cosmopoetics@googlemail.com

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

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