category: gender studies and sexuality

elizabeth taylor 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University
contact email: 
mary.joannou@anglia.ac.uk

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011.

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media and Culture -- Special Issue on the "B Feature"

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

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State Univ

SSAWW 2012 Awards Announcement

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin J. Jacobson/Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
kristinjjacobson@gmail.com

THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS 2012 AWARDS

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference @ LSU

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Association--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

"Failure is Impossible," March 23-24, 2012 at the University of Rochester (Deadline for Proposals: January 28, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester
contact email: 
jheck@z.rochester.edu

“Failure is Impossible”: The Past, Present, and Future of Feminism

call for article

full name / name of organization: 
DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
contact email: 
dr.rcp2011@gmail.

DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
PATRON – DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK
Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement

“Kairos and Qualia, or the Voices of the Undead” (ACLA Seminar, 11/15/11, 3/29/12-4/21/12)

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2012
contact email: 
hhayton@guilford.edu, morello@psu.edu

The concept of the undead focuses our attention upon the paradoxical, aporetic, seemingly-permeable boundaries between life and death, and between past and present.

Fat Representations, 5/1/13, Special Journal Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Interdisciplinary Humanties (Journal published by the Humanities, Education, & Research Association)
contact email: 
brisch@utep.edu

Special Journal Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities: Fat Representations

Guest co-editors: Dr. Brenda Risch and Christoph Zepeda, M.A.

JOURNAL OF FLORIDA LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society/University of Central Florida Department of English
contact email: 
Anna.Lillios@ucf.edu

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature publishes articles, creative fiction and poetry, book reviews, notes in the spirit of or regarding the life and work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawli

Queering Area Studies, Deadline November 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA 2012, March 29-April 1, 2012 at Brown University
contact email: 
h0wong@ucsd.edu

Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies’ emergence as collaborator with the U.S.

The Irish Short Story - Leuven, Belgium - November 15-17, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leuven, Belgium
contact email: 
elke.dhoker@arts.kuleuven.be

Often hailed as a 'national genre', the short story has known a long, diversified and distinguished tradition in Ireland, with such famous representatives as Sheridan LeFanu, James Joyce, George Moore

Cycles, Recueils, Macrotexts: Theorizing the Short Story Collection - Leuven, Belgium - May 23-24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leuven, Belgium
contact email: 
elke.dhoker@arts.kuleuven.be

The aim of this conference is to map and critically assess different theoretical approaches to the interlinking of short stories in a collection.

The Popular and The Middlebrow: Women’s Writing 1880 - 1940 - 12th April 2011 - Newcastle University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University, UK
contact email: 
middlebrow-conf@newcastle.ac.uk

12 April 2012, Newcastle University

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Nicola Humble (Roehampton)

New Perspectives on Women and the Irish Diaspora - 24th March 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
e.mcwilliams@bathspa.ac.uk

New Perspectives on Women and the Irish Diaspora
24th March 2012

Keynote Speakers: Dr Breda Gray, Dr Louise Ryan, and Professor Bronwen Walter

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume
contact email: 
alisonheney1@gmail.com

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

[UPDATE] Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Corrected Submission Deadline: April 2, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 18th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Confere

Celebrity Discourses in Canadian Contexts: DEADLINE Nov. 1st

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Canadian Colleges and University Teachers of English
contact email: 
leek66@ mcmaster.ca or yorkl@cogeco.ca

ACCUTE: May 28-May 31, 2012

CFP Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Walters State Community College
contact email: 
Viki.Rouse@ws.edu

The theme of "Defining Ourselves" opens the conversation of exploring and defining Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world.

[UPDATE] Poetry & Psychoanalysis 30 June – 1 July 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University, UK
contact email: 
julie.taylor@lmh.ox.ac.uk

Poetry & Psychoanalysis
30 June – 1 July 2012, Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker: Adam Phillips

Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing Issue 3 Deadline: 30th November

full name / name of organization: 
rattlejournal.org.uk
contact email: 
editorial@rattlejournal.org.uk

Rattle is a journal of art, writing and thought. We are now accepting submissions for our third issue.

[UPDATE] Vonnegut and Humor

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

2011 may well be called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut.

“African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize” (Abstract deadline:14 November 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The English Studies Department, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa
contact email: 
ohwovbco@unisa.ac.za

“African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize”
February 1st – 4th 2012
Abstract deadline: 14 November 2011

UPDATE Sex...or Something Like It

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
contact email: 
csunsigma@gmail.com

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves.

North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North—10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Comitatus: A Purdue Medieval Studies Student Organization
contact email: 
echall@purdue.edu

Feb. 24–25, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marianne E. Kalinke

4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

CFP: "Naturalism and Crisis" (Nov 15, 2011; ACLA; March 29 - April 1, 2012, Brown U)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Baker / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
gabaker@csuchico.edu

In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film’s director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film’s approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolp

Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/1/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
contact email: 
lizzie.oldfather@gmail.com

Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).

American Short Story Cycle and Gender--Collection of Essays, 12/30/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Day-Lindsey and Julie Hensley, Eastern Kentucky University
contact email: 
lisa.day@eku.edu

The editors are seeking essays for an upcoming collection that analyze gender within the content and/or craft of the short story cycle.

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, Spring 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
bentzmin@bloomu.edu

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity invites submissions for our spring 2012 issue. The deadline for this open-topic issue is January 15, 2012.

Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era

full name / name of organization: 
Vershawn Young and Claire Garcia / Book Project, Edited Volume
contact email: 
cgarcia@ColoradoCollege.edu, vershawn.young@uky.edu

CFP: Book Project, Edited Volume
Still Maids? Still Toms?: Perspectives on The Help and Other White-Authored Narratives of Black Life in the 'Post-Racial' Era"

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Finding Common Ground (January 2, 2012) special journal issue

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Canadian Studies; Guest Editors: Linda Hutcheon and Ian MacRae
contact email: 
imacrae@wlu.ca

“Where is home?” J. Edward Chamberlin asks us, in If this

"Drama and Domestic Violence" (29-31 March 2012), deadline for abstracts: November 28

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama
contact email: 
comparative-drama@wmich.edu

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period.

Seventeenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (March 30, 2012/proposals due January 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University
contact email: 
Ron.Kates@mtsu.edu

Seventeenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
March 30, 2012

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Rewriting Southern Literature for the Silver Screen (AUMLAC Feb 10-11 2012) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Klevay / Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
rklevay@aum.edu

This panel will celebrate the past and continuing inspiration of Southern literature on Hollywood film.

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