category: gender studies and sexuality

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
contact email: 
engale@langate.gsu.edu

In his essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau says, “We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future

Fat Sudies Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association, Minneapolis, October 1-3, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Elena Levy-Navarro, Fat Studies Area Chair, MPCA
contact email: 
levye@uww.edu

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2010

[UPDATE] Literature and Psychoanalysis Symposium: "Playing Doctor: Performance, Trauma, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis"

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Department of English, University of Toronto
contact email: 
2010splrg@gmail.com

*Deadline for proposals this Friday, March 26!*

Keynote Speaker: Professor Naomi Morgenstern, University of Toronto.

Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
eme@port.ac.uk

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.

JNZL 2010 Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
sshieff@waikato.ac.nz

The Journal of New Zealand Literature offers an annual prize for a publication in the area of New Zealand Literary Studies.

"Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period" 6-7th August 2010

full name / name of organization: 
School of English at Trinity College Dublin and School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin
contact email: 
stagingtransgression@gmail.com

"Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period" August 6th and 7th 2010 at Trinity College Dublin

Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1
contact email: 
cnesmith[at]sc.edu

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are “real” or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of “cultural work” do child characters do in literary works?

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversities

full name / name of organization: 
Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy/Southampton Solent University
contact email: 
darren.kerr@solent.ac.uk or donna.peberdy@solent.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Tainted Love
Screening Sexual Perversities

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon 27th-28th June 20011

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Popular Fictions
contact email: 
arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Science Fiction and Science Education
Leeds Trinity University College, UK 27th-28th June 2011

Essays wanted for upcoming collection on Conan the Cimmerian

full name / name of organization: 
Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jprida@csj.edu

Seeking proposals for a multi-disciplinary collection of essays on Conan. I already have the book contract and need two/three more essays to round the manuscript out.

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

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

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

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

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

Society for Utopian Studies Special Panel: Punisment in Utopia, Oct 28-31 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
contact email: 
kbroad@gc.cuny.edu or carrie.hintz@qc.cuny.edu

Utopian scholars have often commented on the troubling presence of transgressions, even in societies that are reputed to have solved criminal and bad behavior through social planning.

“The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights in the fields of humanities” 13-14 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Al al-Bayt University / Jordan
contact email: 
milletunuits@yahoo.fr

The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to partici

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENSION Call for Papers: Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences Friday June 18th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rebecca Williams/ University of Glamorgan
contact email: 
rwillia3@glam.ac.uk

Please note the revised deadline for this event - Monday 19th April, 2010.

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Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context, Audiences

30/04/2010 Sexuality Across the Disciplines

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
sexualityacrossthedisciplines@gmail.com

The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Beowulf & Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Noone, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
kristin.noone@email.ucr.edu

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2010@gmail.com

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

full name / name of organization: 
Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Events

Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010

“HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation”
Mar 27/10

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Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00

American Humor, 2010 Annual RMMLA Conference, October 14 - 16, 2010, Albuquerque, NM, Accepting proposals until Mar 31, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jennifer.brady@colorado.edu

Seeking papers for the general topic of a session on "American Humor" at the RMMLA Conference which will be held in Albuquerque in October of 2010.

[UPDATE] Extended - Doris Lessing: Gender and Sexualities - MLA 2011 (3/26/10)

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

Papers on aspects of gender, sexual relations, desire, and reproduction in Doris Lessing's fiction and nonfiction, from 1950 to the present.

English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK
contact email: 
J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk, diaspora@lboro.ac.uk

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK
contact email: 
J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk, diaspora@lboro.ac.uk

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

Irish Studies: Terror and the Elegiac (4/15/10; MMLA 11/4-7, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA
contact email: 
lawle053@umn.edu

Terror assumes myriad forms in the Irish context.

International Journal of Engineering (IJE)

full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

International Journal of Engineering (IJE) is devoted in assimilating publications that document development and research results within the broad spectrum of subfields in the engineering sciences.

International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB)

full name / name of organization: 
CSC Journals
contact email: 
info@cscjournals.org

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of every

Diasporas in Dialogue: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of the African Diaspora

full name / name of organization: 
UTEP: African American Studies Program
contact email: 
mdailey@utep.edu; mcrohrleitner@utep.edu; seryan@utep.edu

DIASPORAS IN DIALOGUE

Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life, and Emergence: September 25-26, 2010. Submission Deadline: June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Wake Forest University, Department of English
contact email: 
roshara@wfu.edu, burketah@wfu.edu

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the "creative" production the current economic crisis might provoke.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension to 5/1/10

full name / name of organization: 
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/The Journal of Dracula Studies
contact email: 
journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu

[UPDATE- Deadline Extension] The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 5/1/10)
full name / name of organization:
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University
contact email:

NEMLA call for proposals (April 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
Northeast.MLA@gmail.com

Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

CFP for PAMLA: Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Pacific Rim Literature by Women

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Thomas, UC San Diego
contact email: 
lmthomas@ucsd.edu

The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday).

"From Iberian Kingdoms to Atlantic Empires: Spain, Portugal, and the New World, 1250-1700" (September 17-18, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Nanovic Institute of European Studies, University of Notre Dame
contact email: 
iberia.conference@gmail.com

http://iberiaconference.eventbrite.com

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