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A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

"Arts and Sciences" journal issue

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:15am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Associationinvites submissions on the topic of “Arts and Sciences,” essays that investigate the roles of the humanities and scientific inquiry within academic models of the past, present, and/or future. Essays might consider artistic representations of science or scientific presentations of the arts, as well as the social roles of the arts and sciences, blendings of artistic and scientific methods, and practical considerations of such categories in campus life and the broader culture. Please email your submission to mmla@luc.edu by June 30th, 2016.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

AlterNative Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary internationally peer-reviewed journal published continuously online as well as in quarterly print issues. AlterNative presents scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative publishes articles in English but also welcomes submissions in Indigenous languages, as well as ones that have been previously published in an Indigenous language and are translated into English.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: British Women Writers Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, June 21-24, 2017

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 11:06am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.

WALKER PERCY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both kareyp@uscb.edu and kareyperkins@gmail.com by June 7.

WALKER PERCY'S UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Much of Walker Percy’s fiction and non-fiction writing is social commentary. At least two novels - Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome - may be called dystopian or post-apocalyptic.  His numerous essays on race relations, on secular materialism, on misguided “self-help” books in a postmodern world seem to indicate that he suspected 20th century America was a dystopia itself.  Additionally, Walker Percy’s personal life included social action in his local community and through the Catholic Church.  Proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" in Walker Percy’s fiction, non-fiction, or life are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr.

Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
C21 Writings at the University of Brighton (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

23-24 September 2016

A conference organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum

Speakers include:
Steve Bell, political cartoonist
Martin Rowson, political cartoonist
Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton
This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museum, and a talk by the curator of the Cartoon Museum, London.
    

[UPDATE] SGMS 2016 CFP: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 1:33pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Please note that our deadline for submissions has been extended to September 1, 2016:

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers [UPDATED]

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers full name / name of organization: Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret) contact email: leefrancis12@gmail.com 

Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.

Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding: Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Ann Marie A. Short/Saint Mary's College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications ofbreastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women’s bodies as the “natural” choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

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