category: gender studies and sexuality

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on a Historic Campaign

full name / name of organization: 
Myra Mendible, Editor
contact email: 
mendible@fgcu.edu

This interdisciplinary project brings together a diverse group of scholars and activists to examine the 2008 Obama/McCain campaigns through the prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity or class formations

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

[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

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs
An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

PAMLA Annual Conference, Pre-1700 English Literature, November 13-14, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
hm1@stmarys-ca.edu

PAMLA Annual Conference
Session Topic: English Literature (pre-1700)
November 13-14, 2010
Chaminade University
Honolulu, Hawaii
Submission Deadline: April 5, 2010

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies Deadline Extension to 3/19/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dates: April 23-24, 2010

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

Call for Proposals by April 15, 2010, Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies: Mapping the Communications Circuit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
matthew-lavin@uiowa.edu

The MMLA’s permanent section on bibliography and textual studies seeks proposals for papers discussing points of contact between the "history of the book” and literary studies.

[UPDATE] Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
m.maftei.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Determining Form: Creative Non-Fiction Journeys is a two-day conference being held at Glasgow University (June 11-12) which will provide a venue for the exploration and discussion of creative non-fict

EXTENDED DEADLINE 11-March-2010 for 2011 MLA Panel, "Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

Traffic

full name / name of organization: 
ESC: English Studies in Canada
contact email: 
cecily.devereux@ualberta.ca, dms7@ualberta.ca

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites proposals for a Special Issue on "Traffic," guest edited by Cecily Devereux and Mark Simpson, University of Alberta.

CFP - ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature - June 12th-13th 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
uottawa.conference@gmail.com

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ESCAPE: Restraint, Liberty and Literature
The Fifth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

June 12th-13th, 2010

Call for Papers

Dangerous, Transgressive, and Unloved: The View From Way Outside (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Call for Papers

“Dangerous, Transgressive, and Unloved: The View from Way Outside”
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation?

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

"Mad Men" - (Dis)junctions 2010 - April 9-10 - UC Riverside - Due Friday, March 12 by 5pm Pacific

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside
contact email: 
raycrosby@gmail.com

MAD MEN:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the popular AMC television show "Mad

Authoritarianism and Oppression in Cultural Production - Journals and collections of essays- Deadline: 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
URI- Universidade Regional Integrada (Brazil)
contact email: 
revista.literaturaemdebate@gmail.com

Call for papers for a collection of essays on various aspects/ approaches on authoritarianism and oppression in cultural production.

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

[UPDATE] Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underground' and the 'Blooms Berries'

full name / name of organization: 
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
melinda.j.harvey@rmit.edu.au

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS
EXTENDED DEADLINE

KATHERINE MANSFIELD, THE ‘UNDERWORLD’ AND THE ‘BLOOMS BERRIES’

Gender Studies Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
turner8kathleen@gmail.com

Gender Studies Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection
contact email: 
preynolds@uca.edu

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

[UPDATE] CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstracts: 31 JULY 2010

Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

Extended Deadline: Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

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

Aesthetics of New Literatures in English

Contemporary Literature and Its Contexts 1st-2nd July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Kaye Mitchell, The University of Manchester, UK
contact email: 
kaye.mitchell@manchester.ac.uk

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE & ITS CONTEXTS

Centre for New Writing, The University of Manchester, 1st-2nd July 2010

Confirmed keynotes/participants:
Martin Amis
Prof. Peter Boxall (Sussex)

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[UPDATE] Document/Anti-Document in Asian/American Photography (Special Session, 2011 MLA; 3/22/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, U of San Diego; Warren Liu, Scripps College
contact email: 
jjeon@sandiego.edu; warren.liu@scrippscollege.edu

We seek papers about Asian/American art photography that explore the documentary function, which has all but defined photography from its inception, and interrogate the photograph’s long-established

Funny Girls: Humor and American Women Writers (SAMLA, 11/5/10-11/7/10, Abstracts by 4/1/10)

full name / name of organization: 
AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION (AHSA)
contact email: 
hhanraha@shepherd.edu

In 1852, Fanny Fern, the newspaper columnist famous for her biting satires, responded to a letter from a fan who suggested that only a happy woman could write such funny prose: “You labor under the

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

Chicks in Love: "Chick Lit" into "Chick Flicks" (6/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Miller/Film & History
contact email: 
cymiller@tiac.net

Call for Papers
“Chicks in Love: “Chick Lit” into “Chick Flicks”
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010

CEREBUS / DAVE SIM BOOK - DEADLINE 30 NOVEMBER 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman
contact email: 
lily_anselm@yahoo.com

DEADLINE: November 30, 2010

Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or

Serialization and Transatlantic Print Culture - MLA, Los Angeles, Jan. 2011. Deadline for abstract: March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Adam Seth Lowenstein, UCLA Dept. of English (Panel organizer)
contact email: 
alowenst@ucla.edu

Papers on any aspect of Anglo-American serialization are welcome: illustrations, revisions, the aesthetics of the serial, postcolonial and diasporic print culture, regional serials, periodical studies

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