category: gender studies and sexuality

[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

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
jorgeabrilsanchez@hotmail.com

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

Modernism, Gender, & 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

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA
contact email: 
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary

[UPDATE] CFP: Manufacturing Happiness Conference 9/26/09 (deadline 6/15/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Dava L. Simpson/George Mason University
contact email: 
dsimpso1@gmu.edu

**CONFERENCE DATE CHANGE**

CALL FOR PAPERS
Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)
contact email: 
mamsie@bbk.ac.uk

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)

CPRACSIS Humanities Conference June 27 - 28

full name / name of organization: 
c parcsis
contact email: 
director@cpracsis.org

The conference, “Rethinking Humanities” attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which i

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century” Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
contact email: 
bkinder@csupomona.edu

“Global Citizenship for the 21st Century”

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

Recovering Black Women’s Voices and Lives, Nov. 12, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor/ University of Alabama
contact email: 
dfulton@as.ua.edu

The last twenty-five years has marked significant growth in historical and literary research on African American women’s lives. From the recovery of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig in 1983 to Julia C.

Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin
contact email: 
postcolonial2009@gmail.com

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on coloni

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA
contact email: 
kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk.

Documenting Non-Western LGBTQ Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Pullen/Bournemouth University
contact email: 
cpullen@bournemouth.ac.uk

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (08/31/09; collection)Edited by Christopher Pullen Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identi

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process (edited volume)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Bouchard (publisher: Diversion Press)
contact email: 
jtwestmore@yahoo.com

(In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process
Edited by Jen Bouchard
Diversion Press (www.diversionpress.com)

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.

[General] UPDATE: Sirens, a conference on women in fantasy (10/1 - 10/4; deadline June 7)

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Moore, Sirens (Narrate Conferences)
contact email: 
jessica.moore at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 1-4, 2009
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate
Conferences, Inc.

CFP: “Bodies, Objects, and Circulation” at GEMCS 2009 (October 22-25, in Dallas, TX); Abstract Deadline: May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Huerta/University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
marisa.huerta@utsa.edu

Inviting papers on bodies, objects, and circulation in seventeenth- and/or eighteenth-century literature for a panel at the meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2009.

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