category: gender studies and sexuality

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

full name / name of organization: 
MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012
contact email: 
mauragiles@post.harvard.edu

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.

[UPDATE] Trauma, Memory and Narrative in Ethnic American Literature at RMMLA, 2011. DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring connections and fissures between trauma, memory, and narrative in Ethnic American Literature are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Lan

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nlcarter@gwmail.gwu.edu

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention.

Haunted Men: Masculinity in the Ghost Stories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras (One Day Symposium 5th September 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
University College Falmouth, Uk, www.falmouth.ac.uk
contact email: 
ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN NOVELISTS [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Roehampton University, London, UK
contact email: 
sebastian.groes@roehampton.ac.uk

Roehampton University & the University of Gloucestershire present

The Fifth Contemporary Critical Perspectives Conference

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN NOVELISTS

[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

full name / name of organization: 
Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.
contact email: 
Tfosters@spelman.edu

Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina

Association of Art Historians Summer Symposium: 'Subversive Beauty' 30 June -1 July 2011 University of Loughborough

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
subversivebeauty11@gmail.com

‘Beauty can be a double-edged sword – as capable of destabilizing
rigid conventions and restrictive behavioural models as it is of
reinforcing them.’ --Eleanor Heartney (2000)

Rhetoric of Rap (4/30/2011 Abstract; 11/4-11/6,2011) SAMLA in ATL

full name / name of organization: 
Shane Trayers
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

CFP Detail:
The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA

Essay Collection: Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Due: July 1, 2011

Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore

[UPDATE] Alien Nation: A Conference on British Telefantasy, deadline reminder

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University, UK
contact email: 
james.leggott@northumbria.ac.uk

ALIEN NATION: A CONFERENCE ON BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR AND FANTASY TELEVISION
20-21 July 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2011.

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Azzarello
contact email: 
robert.azzarello@gmail.com

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts
contact email: 
critical@specsjournal.org

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape@tft.ucla.edu

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast.

Neil Gaiman and Feminism Essay Collection (01 April 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker/Claremont Graduate University
contact email: 
gaimanandfeminism@gmail.com

Call for Essays:

Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

CFP: Jewish American Writers, PAMLA 2011 (March 25, 2011; Nov. 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Cleland
contact email: 
jaime.cleland@gmail.com

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
109th Annual Conference
November 5-6, 2011
Scripps College, Claremont, CA

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

full name / name of organization: 
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal
contact email: 
attendingtheparty@gmail.com

Throughout history, the notion of ‘party’ has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms (Proposals due May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Reynolds & Bonnie Roos
contact email: 
areynolds@wtamu.edu, broos@wtamu.edu

The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

full name / name of organization: 
Central Michigan University
contact email: 
Dr. Maureen Eke <eke1mn@cmich.edu>

Inventors and Inventing in Young Adult/Children's Literature MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)
contact email: 
kdorwick@louisiana.edu

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

[UPDATE] Challenging Traditions in English Studies - April 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Tony M. Vinci / Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
contact email: 
tvinci@siu.edu

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale English Graduate Conference
Challenging Traditions in English Studies
April 2, 2011

Sumission for TINTA's Fall issue

full name / name of organization: 
TINTA Journal of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCSB
contact email: 
tintaeditors@hotmail.com

TINTA welcomes submissions for future issues at any time. Papers should be related to the literature, language, or culture of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. We publish once a year, in Fall.

CFP: special issue of journal Doris Lessing Studies: Gender and Sexualities

full name / name of organization: 
Doris Lessing Studies
contact email: 
mpulda@gc.cuny.edu

Doris Lessing Studies is seeking papers for a special issue, “Doris Lessing: Gender and Sexualities.” We invite papers on aspects of gender, sexual relations, desire, and/or reproduction in Lessin

Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of South Texas English Studies
contact email: 
southtexasenglishstudies@gmail.com

The Journal of South Texas English Studies is now welcoming submissions for its third issue, themed “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure."

Call for Cultural Columnists: Brainy, Artful Generalists, Rejoice!

full name / name of organization: 
PopMatters
contact email: 
zarker@popmatters.com

Deadline for Applications: Saturday, 19 March 2011

Women and Lexicography (MLA 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Rose Russell
contact email: 
russellr@uw.edu

Call for papers: Lexicography Discussion Group session, MLA 2012, Seattle

Irish Literatures: Conflict and Resolution (IASIL conference 18-22 July, Leuven, Belgium)

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven
contact email: 
Hedwig.Schwall@arts.kuleuven.be

Proposals for papers are invited for the 35th annual conference of the International Association of Irish Literatures (IASIL) to be held at Leuven, 18 – 22 July 2011.

UPDATE: Dreaming of Babylon: The Work of Richard Brautigan (Deadline: March 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson
contact email: 
drjillelizabeth@gmail.com

Seeking papers to fill out a panel proposal on Richard Brautigan's work for MLA 2012.

CFP: Print Libertinism (MLA 5-7 January 2012; Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Maria O'Malley
contact email: 
maria.omalley@briarcliff.edu

Papers examining ties between sexuality and print culture in early US literatures on topics related to libertinism, repression, race, queer identity, republicanism welcome for a proposed special sessi

SAMLA 2011- Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture (5/1/2011 abstracts, 11/4-6/2011 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Dusenberry
contact email: 
ldusenbe@ufl.edu

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE DISCUSSION CIRCLE (SAMLA)
Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children's Culture

The Detection Club panel MLA Seattle 2012

full name / name of organization: 
M Lott
contact email: 
mllott at uakron.edu

The Detection Club

"The Rest is Silence" Graduate Student Conference May 6th and 7th

full name / name of organization: 
York University, Graduate English Department
contact email: 
tanya81@yorku.ca

The Rest Is Silence

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
Cicero

ACIS-West 2011 (San Jose, CA ) - Oct. 21-23: "Ireland and Globalization"

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
spanglermatthew@yahoo.com

Submissions due May 15, 2011 to aciswest2011@gmail.com

Graduate Symposium, May 14: From Portraits to Pinups: Women in Art and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Brooklyn Museum
contact email: 
academic.programs@brooklynmuseum.org

From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture

RMMLA African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA
contact email: 
keliayr@hotmail.com

I am seeking proposals that examine all areas of African American literature from the nineteenth century to the present.

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

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