category: gender studies and sexuality

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines
contact email: 
c.maas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

‘Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique’. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK
contact email: 
spacesofalterity@gmail.com

Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

MESA 2010 Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.(Submissions due by July 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Cate University of Alabama Huntsville and Annemarie Profanter Free University of Bolzano
contact email: 
annemarie.profanter@unibz.it, stephanie.cate@uah.edu

We are presenting a special session at MESA 2010 in San Diego “ Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States”.

CFP: Images of Women

full name / name of organization: 
MPJournal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

Women in film and media:

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jrwagner@rutgers.edu

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change.

CFP: FRAME- Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación

full name / name of organization: 
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla
contact email: 
migpergom@alum.us.es

FRAME (http://fama2.us.es/fco/frame/) a lively peer-reviewd journal seeks submissions on all aspects of cinema cultural and creative activity.

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

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

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films.

Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age

full name / name of organization: 
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
contact email: 
kjohns03@nyit.edu

New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
“Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age”

NeMLA. -- Unreliability as a Narrative Trope in Postcolonial Literature.-- April 7-11, 2011. -- New Brunswick, New Jersey.

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sohineeroy@hotmail.com

Unreliability as a Narrative Trope in Postcolonial Literature

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity [UPDATE}

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

Biopolitics and the Humanities: States of Subjectivity

2010 Rice University Graduate Symposium

Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 17th – 18th, 2010

CFP: Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline July 19]

full name / name of organization: 
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities
contact email: 
submissions@diesisjournal.org

Summer 2010 Introductory Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.

Article Submission Deadline: July 19th

Open Call for Articles

"Contingent Communities" (U of M, Fall '10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
umcsclconference@gmail.com

“Contingent Communities” (2010)
The Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at University of Minnesota
Dates: 10/15/10-10/17/10

Label Me Latina or Latino

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Quinn-Sanchez, NeMLA
contact email: 
ksanchez@georgian.edu

As a nation, we tend to homogenize Hispanics; even the term itself is problematic, due to the fact that it removes the specificity belonging to each Spanish-speaking nation and the cultures within it.

"Ecocritical Activisms and Activist Ecologies" NeMLA 2011 April 6-10, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts Sept 30

full name / name of organization: 
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
ecocrit.nemla2011@gmail.com

Ecocriticism informs ecological activisms, and vice versa. What kind of change can the intersections and tensions between ecocriticism and activism bring about?

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

The comedic and socially transgressive mode that Mikhail Bakhtin defines as “carnivalesque” primarily concerns literary forms of representation.

[UPDATE] short essays: literature, justice, law, teaching and social change June- August

full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 
cltl@umassd.edu

Changing Lives Through Literature is a nationally recognized alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders founded in 1991 on the power of literature to transform lives.

Collection of essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Cherie Ann Turpin and Anika Cazenave
contact email: 
cturpin@udc.edu or cherieannturpin@mac.com; anikacazenave@yahoo.com

Proposals are invited for an edited collection of scholarly essays and autobiographical essays on African Traditional Religions/African Diasporic Religious belief systems.

Cinema and the Carnivalesque—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

full name / name of organization: 
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University
contact email: 
margaret_hennefeld@brown.edu

“Carnival is the place for working out, in a concretely sensuous, half-real and half-play-acted form, a new mode of interrelationship between individuals, counterposed to the all-powerful social-hie

“‘What is bettre than gold?’: Economies and Values in the Middle Ages”

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia University Medieval Guild
contact email: 
medievaleconomies@gmail.com

The Columbia University Medieval Guild is pleased to announce its 21st annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, “‘What is bettre than gold?’: Economies and Values in the Middle Ages

Women and Travel: 2/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
contact email: 
meanes@sage.edu

Call for Papers:

Women and Travel
A Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Deadline: February 15, 2011
Contact: meanes@sage.edu

The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women's Literature (NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Tahneer Oksman
contact email: 
toksman@hotmail.com

Call for Papers

The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women's Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011

Video Stores - Call for Projects (Submissions due August 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

Media Fields Journal
http://mediafieldsjournal.org/

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores

Call for Papers / Projects:
Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.
We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds, UK
contact email: 
crimeacrosscultures@googlemail.com

Keynote Speakers: Dr David Platten (University of Leeds) and Dr Stephen Morton (University of Southampton). Reading by Courttia Newland

Prove It On Me: Ambivalent Lesbian Representation in the Harlem Renaissance (15 Sept. 2010, NEMLA 7-10 Apr. 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin / NEMLA
contact email: 
pzapkin@uvm.edu

The Harlem Renaissance tried to fill socially-constructed absences in African-Americans’ group identity (such as humanity, art, masculinity, morality) by creating a respectable black middle class.

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature- NeMLA 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Philip Longo
contact email: 
plongo@gmail.com

Uncovering the Tradition of Vitalism in 20th Century Literature

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick

[UPDATE] Chicago--Theatre Capital of America. Past. Present. Future

full name / name of organization: 
Columbia College Chicago
contact email: 
awilliams@colum.edu, jgreen@colum.edu

The organizing committee is proud to announce that the symposium will feature three internationally recognized speakers - Michael Billington, Martha Lavey, and Todd London.

Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit November 5-7

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion.

Vox Redux // Ventriloquism

full name / name of organization: 
Autopsia Online Journal
contact email: 
rhizomatic@myway.com

Final Call for Submissions

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

full name / name of organization: 
Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism
contact email: 
k.ewins@salford.ac.uk

Special Issue: The Long Revolution Revisited

FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts - Issue 11: Identity

full name / name of organization: 
University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
forumjournal.edb@googlemail.com


Identity


'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.

(Image)ining the Female Body

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Finelli/ University of Surrey, UK
contact email: 
a.finelli@surrey.ac.uk

(Image)ining The Female Body
University of Surrey
October 29, 2010

Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexican Independence, we are dedicating this Special Issue (Vol 2, No 3) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) on Latin

Rape in Crime Fiction - Scandinavian

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Berit Astrom, Dept. of Language Studies, Umea University, Sweden
contact email: 
berit.astrom@engelska.umu.se

Following our recent call for papers for our collection Rape in Crime Fiction, we are looking for chapters on any of the following Scandinavian writers: Håkan Nesser, Karin Fossum, Liza Marklund and

Indian Women on Women

full name / name of organization: 
Asha Choubey
contact email: 
asha.choubey@gmail.com

The editor of a II volume collection on Indian Women Writing Women is looking for 3-4 quality papers. Abstract due: 15 June 2010
Full paper due: 15 July 2010.
Send your abstracts with Bio to

ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity (abstracts June 21, 2010; manuscripts Dec 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Klaus Rieser, Michael Fuchs, and Michael Phillips / Department of American Studies, University of Graz (AUT)
contact email: 
m.fuchs@uni-graz.at

Call for Contributions to Edited Collection
ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity

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