category: gender studies and sexuality

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
brian_greenspan@carleton.ca

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
contact email: 
General Editor, Nancy Riecken nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research.

Bodies, Affect, Reading (proposal by 15 Sept 2010; ASECS conference 17-20 March 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Brewer
contact email: 
brewer.126@osu.edu

I'm seeking proposals for fifteen to twenty minute talks for the following panel at the upcoming meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Vancouver, BC, next March:

James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

full name / name of organization: 
International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jchung10@depaul.edu

HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James’s representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays.

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell
contact email: 
P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi.

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK
contact email: 
decadent-poetics@exeter.ac.uk

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Arkansas Philological Association 2010 Conference: “Visions and Revisions” October 7-9, 2010 Fayetteville AR

full name / name of organization: 
Arkansas Philological Association
contact email: 
lhinrich@uark.edu

Call for Papers
Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting of the
Arkansas Philological Association
2010 Conference:
“Visions and Revisions”

October 7-9, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

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

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona’s recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?

Querying how literature galvanizes racial solidarities and exclusions towards the establishment of nationalities, this panel takes a transnational approach to American and British literatures at the turn of the twentieth century, a transitional period where the United States increasingly came into its own as a world power. The analogy of the United States as a “child” with limitless potential and “mother” Britain as an aging—perhaps dying—parent became more complicated in the tumultuous and highly self-conscious fin de siècle. Our papers explore how the establishment of discrete “Americanness”—as a cultural and a “racial” identity—happened contra British self-making and vice versa, and how literature provided a site to construct physical and affective “race” markers. Together, we investigate how fin de siècle writings negotiated to what extent the “child” could be a discrete—perhaps superior—“racial” and national identity than its “mother.”

UPDATE: Submissions to Digital Defoe

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Faith Nelson / Defoe Society
contact email: 
hnelson@sfu.ca

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries
http://english.illinoisstate.edu/digitaldefoe/

Sidney at Kalamazoo, 12-15 May 2011; Deadline 15 Sept. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
jbdavis@stetson.edu

The Sidney Society will sponsor two open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan).

“Surrounded by Bodies”: Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student Caucus of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
contact email: 
n.e.miller@go.wustl.edu

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexu

"A Living Presence": Tagore Today

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

Special Issue, October, 2010 (Vol 2 No 4)
"A Living Presence": Tagore Today
To be guest edited by Amrit Sen, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

THE THEME

CFP: Cinema across Media: the 1920s (deadline Oct 15 / conference Feb 24-26)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
theconference@berkeley.edu

The First International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema

CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: THE 1920s

February 24–26, 2011

Word / Image / Culture

full name / name of organization: 
University of West Georgia Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
contact email: 
landerso@westga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
WORD / IMAGE / CULTURE
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture (Edited Collection - Deadline 25th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of St Andrews/University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
bd11@st-andrews.ac.uk; j.funke@sms.ed.ac.uk

We are looking for one article (preferably on the relationship between sex/gender, temporality and race/ethnicity) to complement a collection of articles forthcoming with a major academic publisher in

20th Century Sentimentalism, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference (9-10 Sept 2010)

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

[UPDATE] Muslims in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar/Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University
contact email: 
Anne_Richards@kennesaw.edu,iomidvar@spsu.edu

Praeger has contracted with us to publish a three-volume reference set titled “Muslims in American Popular Culture” (2011).

CFP - Panel Looking for Participants

full name / name of organization: 
MEARSTAPA
contact email: 
medieval.thing.cfp@gmail.com

The Babel group, which produced its first edition of Postmedieval this year, is holding a conference in Austin, TX 4-6 November 2010.

Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

full name / name of organization: 
The Dickens Project
contact email: 
jrottke@ucsc.edu

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s) (NeMLA--April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Keefe, Rutgers University
contact email: 
akeefe@eden.rutgers.edu

Word, Image, and Contemporary Lyric Voice(s)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
www.nemla.org
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011
contact email: 
confabstracts@gmail.com

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

ASETEL 2011: 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY

full name / name of organization: 
Azucena G. Blanco
contact email: 
azucena@ugr.es

CALL FOR PAPERS
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY THEORY (ASETEL)
Granada, January 26-28, 2011

The Feminist Art Movement: Beyond NYC/LA Due Date: January 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
contact email: 
Guest Editor: Michelle Moravec, mmoravec@rosemont.edu

In 2006 and 2007 twin events, the creation of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and the mounting of WACK!

[UPDATE] after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastrophe

full name / name of organization: 
Eileen A. Joy/The BABEL Working Group
contact email: 
postmedievaljournal@gmail.com

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end,"

DEADLINE: June 20th -- Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
amills8@student.gsu.edu

Special Issue: Contemporary Irish Writers, Submissions due by May 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews
contact email: 
Dan Ross, Executive Editor: ross_daniel@colstate.edu

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2011. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2011.

Separation as Condition and as Solution (NeMLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Aryeh Amihay
contact email: 
aamihay@princeton.edu

SEPARATION AS CONDITION AND AS SOLUTION

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

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (08/01/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Tresca
contact email: 
dontresca@yahoo.com

This call for papers has been extended until August 1, 2010.

CFP: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
iconoclasm.2011@gmail.com

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011
Confirmed Keynote Address by Carol Mavor (Manchester) (others to follow)

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
mhamilto[at]brandeis.edu

From Blanche Dubois’ Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero’s house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature a

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kathrynbigelownemla2011@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Films of Kathryn Bigelow

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

Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects:

Victorian Sensation Fiction at the <em>Fin de Siecle</em>

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

This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. We will ask: How did the genre anticipate and respond to late 19th century Parliamentary activity?

2011 British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
18th and 19th Century Women Writers Association (BWWA)
contact email: 
bwwc2011@gmail.com

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year’s c

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