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"Ni Féministes, Ni Soumises": Female identity in the banlieues

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
NEMLA/Women in French
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In March 2010, journalists Faïza Zerouala and Widad Kefti published an invited column in Le Monde entitled “Ni Féministes, Ni Soumises.”  Then in their mid-20s and blogging for the Bondy Blog, they targeted the Republican feminism promoted by “Ni Putes, Ni Soumises,” the state-sponsored banlieue-based feminist organization.  Over the last decade, new ways of understanding female identity in the banlieue have multiplied alongside and sometimes in reaction to the NPNS agenda, including expressions of an intersectional and postcolonial feminism in which questions of gender, race, and class converge.  In the same timeframe, women's creative production has grown and diversified, holding at its center ways of being and doing as a fema

The Queer Commons: A Special Issue of GLQ

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Gavin Butt, Nadja Millner-Larsen, Gay and Lesbian Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

The Queer Commons: A Special Issue of GLQ

Editors:

Gavin Butt (University of Sussex)

Nadja Millner-Larsen (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Please send inquiries and submissions to:

GLQqueercommons@gmail.com

 

Transgender Theories of Voice: Navigating Contemporary LGBTQ Politics

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:38pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on the issue of transgender vocality and how it acts as a locus point in growing critiques of neoliberalism. Rather than reach for the megaphone, however, an examination of the voice’s ideological relationship to a post-Enlightenment understanding of subjectivity may yield queer answers that will contribute to dismantling hegemonic constraints on identity. Papers about drag performers such as RuPaul’s Drag Race, transgender vocalists such as Conchita Wurst or Dana International (Eurovision), transgender voice training exercises and therapies, decolonizing the voice, and more are welcome. The panel seeks to keep the materiality of sound as the foundation of analysis, regardless of methodological or disciplinary approach.

Narrative, Cognition and Science Lab

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
ELINAS: Erlangen Center for Literature and Natural Science
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Call for Papers

                                                                 

Symposium:

Narrative, Cognition & Science Lab

 

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

21-23 October 2016

Organized by ELINAS: Research Center for Literature and Natural Science

(http://elinas.fau.de/)

 

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

 

Marie-Laure Ryan

            Independent Scholar in Residence, University of Colorado

CFP: In Retrospect: The Life and Films of Abbas Kiarostami

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:38pm
SCMS Middle East Caucus - 2017 Panel(s)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

In Retrospect: The Life and Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Sponsored by SCMS Middle East Caucus

SCMS 2017 Conference - Chicago - March 22-26

Never-Yet-Forever US South panel for SASA 2017

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“The Never-Yet-Forever U.S. South: Migrations and Circulations of Contemporary Southern Media”
(Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, March 2-4, 2017, The College of William & Mary)

Southern American Studies Association Conference 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:39pm
Southern American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

2017 Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association 
The College of William & Mary
March 2-4, 2017
Call for Papers: “Migrations and Circulations”

[CFP] Timeless: Issue 5 of Room One Thousand, UC Berkeley

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Adam Miller (UC Berkeley) and Alex Spatzier (UC Berkeley)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 21, 2016

Room One Thousand (www.roomonethousand.com) is the interdisciplinary journal of architecture at UC Berkeley, now seeking serious disagreement on the issue of: 

Timeless | Adjective | org. 1550

: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes 
: lasting forever
: having no beginning or end, eternal.
: not affectetd by time 
: referring or restricted to no particular time : untimely, ill-timed
: without time

Medieval Equestrianism Sessions at IMC Leeds 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:52pm
Anastasija Ropa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special on Sessions Medieval Equestrianism at the International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds

Dates: 3-6 July 2017

 

‘It is intriguing to reflect that everyone in the Middle Ages, as a matter of course, must have been able to guess the social rank of every horse that came in sight, just as they recognized ranks of people. Horses and people intermingled everywhere, locked in a relationship that made indispensable to each other.’ (Joan Thirsk, ‘Foreword’ to Ann Hyland, The Horse in the Middle Ages)

 

Culinary Routes/Roots

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:53pm
Department of English, University of Delhi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

What are the implications involved in making sense of food today? Commensality, consumption taboos and culinary literature that surround food practices and cultural history function as markers of the identity of individuals and communities. Grand narratives on the subject are more likely to render identity fragile rather than robust, and often need interrogation themselves. Food, even when relegated to the realm of the everyday, manifests its presence and pressures in complicated ways. Given this reality, can food or even the language and literature surrounding food be taken for granted?

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