category: gender studies and sexuality

Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha
contact email: 
info@rupkatha.com

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, C

Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story (edited collection) - Abstract dealine 1 June 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Edited by Paul March-Russell and Maggie Awadalla
contact email: 
postcolonialshortstory@hotmail.co.uk

The editors of Contemporary Essays on the Postcolonial Short Story invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection on the postcolonial short story.

CFP: “Spenser’s Duplicity: Copies, Facsimiles, and Simulacra in the Work of Edmund Spenser” GEMCS 10/22-25/09; 5/17/09

full name / name of organization: 
Kris McAbee / UCSB; Jessica C. Murphy / UT-Dallas
contact email: 
kris@english.ucsb.edu

Archimago’s creation of Una’s double at the end of the first canto of The Faerie Queene exposes a critical tension at work throughout his poetry: namely, the formation of facsimiles.

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
eselinge@depaul.edu

For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media.

CFP [Inter]sections, online American Studies journal, monthly submissions

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest, Romania
contact email: 
mihaelaprecup@gmail.com

This is a Call for Papers for [Inter]sections, the online [under]graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania, available on the home page of www.american-studies.ro.

MSA 11: Speaking of New York

full name / name of organization: 
Sunny Stalter
contact email: 
sls0009@auburn.edu

Speaking of New York

DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Victorian/Caribbean Connections 5/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2009, Atlanta, GA
contact email: 
mmuneal@emory.edu

Proposals are invited that explore connections between Victorian and Caribbean novels that have not heretofore been put in conversation with each other.

Hemingway's Public Voice - SAMLA Convention November 6-8, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Hemingway Society Panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mwrightc@fsu.edu

Hemingway’s Public Voice: Hemingway Society Affiliated Session

The Hemingway session at the 2009 meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association seeks to expand the current evaluations of Hemingway’s non-fiction to include its role in the Hemingway canon, its importance to 21st century American Letters, its ability to convey a public voice in addition to or instead of fame, and its effectiveness in establishing Hemingway as a Man of Letters.

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Southerners in Contemporary Film
contact email: 
cranka@nsula.edu

This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film.

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011) Submission deadline: 10-01-10

full name / name of organization: 
Transformative Works and Cultures
contact email: 
Robin_Reid@tamu-commerce.edu, gatson@tamu.edu

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures
http://journal.transformativeworks.org/
editor AT transformativeworks.org

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS

[UPDATE] "Narratives of Community" -- Pre-1900 American Literature (SAMLA, 11/6/09-11/8/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Lelekis
contact email: 
drlgz5@missouri.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
November 6-8, 2009
Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
Atlanta, GA

"Narratives of Community"

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema. [UPDATE] Extended deadline May 15

full name / name of organization: 
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature
contact email: 
je@arts.kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)

Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS: THE WOMAN QUESTION IN THE CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ENGLISH WOMEN WRITINGS (DEADLINE FOR PAPERS: JULY 31, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bikaner, Bikaner-334 001, India
contact email: 
induswamionline@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Pop Goes the Region": Regionalism and Popular Art/Literature 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
LiNQ: Literature in North Queensland
contact email: 
victoria.kuttainen@jcu.edu.au

We are calling for academic papers, submissions of short stories and poems, and visual art that contemplate the intersection of the regional and the popular in regional Australia but also in terms of

[UPDATE] Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com

This is a critical and creative new online journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like.

[UPDATE] Matter '09: A Creative Theology Event - CFP - Due 6/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Shechem Ministries
contact email: 
info@mattercon.com

Shechem Ministries’ Matter ’09: A Creative Theology Event is now accepting submissions of papers and artwork for the conference September 17-19, 2009, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, T

“Also by this Author: E.D.E.N. Southworth beyond The Hidden Hand” (15 Aug 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa J. Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
contact email: 
mhomestead2@unl.edu

Southworth was one of the most popular novelists of the 19th-century, and her career was extraordinarily long -- she actively produced fiction for nearly forty years.

[Update] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

NEW DEADLINE: June 20

[Update] The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Works of William Faulkner

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com

NEW DEADLINE: June 20, 2009

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

CFP: Actants / Residue (GEMCS 2009, 10/22-25, Dallas); deadline May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Lizz Angello / University of South Florida
contact email: 
eangello@mail.usf.edu

Self-described “student of science” Bruno Latour defines an actor as “any thing that leaves a trace.” In keeping with this year’s theme of footprints, this panel welcomes papers that consider the traces left by any thing on the world (whether of humans or non-humans).

French Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis in French

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Allen Miller/ University of South Carolina
contact email: 
pamiller@sc.edu

38th Annual University of South Carolina French Literature Conference

March 18-20, 2010

French Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis in French:
Language, Literature, Culture

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Re-reading Rider Haggard (1st August)

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller and Robbie McLaughlan/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

SAMLA 2009: Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good.

Questioning Identity--Representations of Class

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO) @ Western Illinois University
contact email: 
SJ-Naslund

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at Western Illinois University in Macomb is currently accepting CFPs for their 6th annual conference, Questioning Identity—Representations of Class.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal.

[UPDATE] Women in Popular Music: Permanent Vacation

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest, Midwest Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
patriciarudden@gmail.com

"Women in Popular Music: 'Permanent Vacation': Moves and Departures in Women’s Popular Music." A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist’s work

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Modernism, Gender, and Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA, Montreal (november 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Byttebier
contact email: 
sbytteb@bu.edu

Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his cri

[CFP DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2009] Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

full name / name of organization: 
A special issue of Comparative Drama
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk



Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

A Special Issue of Comparative Drama

Writing Rider Haggard

full name / name of organization: 
Robbie McLaughlan and John Miller/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

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