category: gender studies and sexuality

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
kbrandt@scad.edu

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009.

"Making her Meaning Known": New Scholarship on Audre Lorde (NeMLA 4/7-11/2010; abstracts due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
kortega@uccs.edu

Seventeen years after her death, Audre Lorde’s work continues to have influence despite—or possibly because of—inevitable shifts in dialogues about feminism and racism in American literary schol

[UPDATE]The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell/ SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 6-8 2009)
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

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

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts
contact email: 
jventuri@spanport.umass.edu

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:

Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

full name / name of organization: 
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA
contact email: 
ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

[UPDATE] "Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/17/09; Papers 9/4/09

full name / name of organization: 
Ama Wattley, PhD
contact email: 
awattley@pace.edu

My colleague Dr.

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
passions_conference@googlegroups.com

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled “We Want Roses Too”.

GOING CARIBBEAN! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon
contact email: 
caribbean@fl.ul.pt

[UPDATE] Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Boston Nov 5-7, 2009 (Deadline Extension June 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association
contact email: 
chloe.avril@eng.gu.se

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

Women's Literary Careers and Antebellum Fiction, 15 Aug 2009

full name / name of organization: 
C19 Americanists
contact email: 
mhomestead2@unl.edu

I am soliciting abstracts for a panel to be proposed for the inaugural conference of C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists, to be held 20-23 May 2010 at Pennsylvania State University.

Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes
contact email: 
tolleyst@etsu.edu

Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the “Gen-X experience” from a librarian perspective, or, the “librarian experience” from a Gen-X

Transnational Feminisms Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Manchester
contact email: 
transfem09@yahoo.co.uk

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

full name / name of organization: 
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine
contact email: 
WonderLinzer@gmail.com

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflect

Pushing Daisies Collection, 9/15/09

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alissa Burger
contact email: 
aburger@bgsu.edu

Bryan Fuller's television series 'Pushing Daisies' is visually stunning, with quirky dialogue and captivating characters. It has also - unfortunately - been cancelled.

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA
contact email: 
miglesia@mail.usf.edu

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Aberystwyth University
contact email: 
myth2010@aber.ac.uk

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

James Bond and Popular Culture-Call for Essays-Book project -The Films are NOT Enough

full name / name of organization: 
Rob Weiner/jack Becker texas Tech University
contact email: 
rob.weiner@ttu.edu

Call for SPECIFIC Papers-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!

Sylvia Townsend Warner. Articles for Journal. Deadline: 18 September 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Sutherland/ Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
contact email: 
H.Sutherland@educ.gla.ac.uk

Submissions are invited for the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 2009. Articles (approx.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Contact Spaces of American Culture: Localizing Global Phenomena

full name / name of organization: 
Austrian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
silvia.schultermandl@uni-graz.at

EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 30, 2009

Post/Imperial Encounters between Spain and Portugal and East Asia (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal
contact email: 
gaster@uchicago.edu, dgeorge@bates.edu

Seminar style session that explores Spain and Portugal’s colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial auth

"South Asia's Orients," Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Panel "South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal.

Press/Reject!

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the

(En)Gendering Literary Translation

full name / name of organization: 
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference Montreal 2010
contact email: 
marko.miletich@hunter.cuny.edu

This panel seeks papers on the role of gender in literary translation. How is gendered behavior translated? What are the translator’s options when dealing with a noticeable patriarchal language?

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 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.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Literary Hostesses at NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Gilbert-Hickey / Texas A&M University
contact email: 
megsg-h@hotmail.com

This NeMLA panel will address the role of the hostess in literature as a means to consider the gendered roles--social, domestic, political, economic, and otherwise--of women.

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London
contact email: 
transculturalmemory@gmail.com

Transcultural Memory

CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

full name / name of organization: 
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
a_magid@yahoo.com

I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

Press/Reject Essays for Rhizomes.net Special Issue September 1, 2009; December 5, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt / Craig Saper
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the

Female Absence and the Expression of Black Masculinity in African-American Literature (April 7-11, 2010;due 9/30/09)

full name / name of organization: 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA);Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
contact email: 
johnsoly@dickinson.edu

Expressions of black masculinity in African American literature have evolved significantly over the centuries.

[UPDATE] Call for Essay Proposals on Pedro Almodovar

full name / name of organization: 
Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon. UMass Lowell
contact email: 
Maria_Matz@uml.edu

Editors: Maria R. Matz and Carole Salmon, University of Massachusetts Lowell

New Media and Democratization of Art (Collection of Essays; Deadline: 9/21/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
contact email: 
cea.caribbeanchapter@gmail.com

The New Media and the Democratization of Art

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