category: gender studies and sexuality

SAMLA 2012: Beyond the Pleasure Principle?

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Division
contact email: 
gerard@utk.edu

We are seeking proposals for the Comparative Literature regular session at this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Durham, NC from November 9 to 11.

Call for Submissions: 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.

A Man’s Got to Do What a Man’s Got to Do: Obligations of Masculinity and Maleness, MMLA Cincinnati Nov. 8-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Niall Nance-Carroll / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ncnance@ilstu.edu

Papers exploring gendered notions of indebtedness and entitlement, culturally connected to maleness and masculinity.

Female Fury and the Masculine Spirit of Vengeance: Revenge and Gender from Classical to Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
5-6 September 2012, University of Bristol, UK [Deadline May 31]
contact email: 
lesel.dawson@bristol.ac.uk

Meandering in Modern Drama [SAMLA, Durham Nov. 9-11; Abstracts by 6/30]

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne Simpson, SAMLA
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

ICLA Convention, Paris, July 2013: Why Comparative Literature (Seminar)--Proposals Due 06/01/2012

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
Raina Kostova (rkostova@jsu.edu) and Petra Schweitzer (pschweit@su.edu)

Why Comparative Literature?

Brave New World and its Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
David Bradshaw / Worcester College, University of Oxford
contact email: 
david.bradshaw@worc.ox.ac.uk

Friday 12 October 2012

Institute of English Studies, London University

/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

Writing in 1899, Frederick Dolman argued in an article titled “Four-Footed Actors: About Some Well-Known Animals that Appear in the London and Provincial Stage” that the “growth of variety theat

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation - 5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

full name / name of organization: 
[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation, http://www.sic-journal.org, University of Zadar
contact email: 
contact@sic-journal.org

[sic] – a Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation
http://www.sic-journal.org
University of Zadar

5th Call for Papers: Art and Subversion

[UPDATED] Being More than Ambivalent Towards Race: Class in Contemporary African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In keeping with the theme of “Debt” for the 2012 Midwestern MLA conference, this panel is interested in the class implications that contemporary African American literature offers its readership.

UPDATED: Those That Came Before: Black Literary Indebtedness

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
contact email: 
manning.321@osu.edu

In “The Site of Memory,” Toni Morrison claims that as an African American writer her literary heritage is the autobiography, the slave narrative.

The Literature of Hurricane Katrina (essay collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ruth Marotte, Associate Professor of English, Graduate Director, University of Central Arkansas
contact email: 
mrmarotte@uca.edu

Seeking critical essays (20-30 pages in length) on works of fiction that feature the disaster of Hurricane Katrina within the narrative.

Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
monstersjournal@inter-disciplinary.net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 2, Special Issue on Monstrous Pedagogy: Teaching and Reading the Twilight Saga

[UPDATE] MUSES INDIA: Dis(-)covering Indian Writing in English

full name / name of organization: 
Chetan Deshmane
contact email: 
dausche@gmail.com

We invite papers of high literary standards by scholars in the field of Indian Writing in English to contribute to a book to be published by McFarland & Co., Inc., USA in 2013.

[UPDATE] CFP for Edited Collection: Primary Stein/Deadline Extended (Abstracts now through May 31, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Janet Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Sharon Kirsch (Arizona State University)
contact email: 
boydj@fdu.edu and sharon.kirsch@asu.edu

The overwhelming success of Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas finally confirmed Stein’s celebrity status in the United States in 1933.

UPDATE: Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by August, 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
contact email: 
ross_daniel@columbusstate.edu

ANQ:American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Carson McCullers and her Influence, to be published in early 2013.

Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800

full name / name of organization: 
History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies
contact email: 
james.daybell@plymouth.ac.uk

‘Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800’ A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-mo

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

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

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside

Emigration, Immigration, Empire, Exile: Women's voices and Their Rhetorical Forms, due June 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association), Nov. 9-11, 2012
contact email: 
annette.sisson@belmont.edu

Proposal Submission: Please send a 350-500 word proposal, including a proposed title to: Annette Sisson, Belmont University, annette.sisson@belmont.edu OR, if you prefer to send it through the post, W

SAMLA Special Session: Ecology, Gender and the Early Modern World 11/9-11/11

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association -- Laura Runge
contact email: 
runge@usf.edu

Chaired by Laura L. Runge, University of South Florida

[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

Preternature Volume 3:1 The Early Modern Witch (1450-1700)

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural | http://preternature.org
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature Volume 3:1
The Early Modern Witch (1450-1700)

Essays on Rebecca Harding Davis, 15 Sept 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review
contact email: 
topic@washjeff.edu

Call for essays on the works, life and times, and influence of Rebecca Harding Davis, for publication in Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2012: Victorian Conviviality (abstracts due May 20)

full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Davis / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

This panel invites proposals relating to the representation of conviviality in Victorian literature.

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 28th & 29th September, 2012. University of Salford, UK.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford
contact email: 
oppositionsconference@gmail.com

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

28th and 29th September 2012
University of Salford, UK.

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

Update--Bright Lines: Culture On the Autism Spectrum (deadline extended to August 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Jes Battis, Department of English, University of Regina
contact email: 
jbattis@gmail.com

Update: the deadline for abstracts has been extended to August 1, 2012. You may send abstracts to: jbattis@gmail.com

CFP--Essays on Tyler Perry; Abstracts 6/15/2012 and Essays 11/1/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry--Book Collection
contact email: 
tperryanthology@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry
An Edited Book Collection
Due Dates: 6/15/2012 (abstracts); 11/1/2012 (full essays)

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.

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