Queer studies is at a crossroads. The Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality, in conjunction with unparalleled advances in political inclusion, and widespread visibility for queer and transgender people have greatly influenced the public sphere. At the same time, recent theoretical turns away from anti-normativity as a guiding principle have called into question the utility of the appellation 'queer.' Tensions between the extreme levels of violence and poverty for people at the margins of "queerness," particularly trans people of color, and this widespread visibility and political inclusion, raise important questions for queer studies today.
We are delighted to announce that NGender will host its third annual conference on Wednesday 18th May 2016, generously supported by the University of Sussex Doctoral School's Researcher-Led Inititative (RLI) Fund.
NGender is a research collective of postgraduate students at the University of Sussex with interests in gender and sexuality research. The annual conference has become a brilliant way of sharing ideas with a wider network of researchers and activists. This year, the conference is open to all practitioners, activists, students, academics and researchers interested in theory, experience, and interpretations of "liberation", "struggle" and "resistance" in relation to gender and sexualities.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Swedish Association for American Studies (SAAS) will hold its 9th conference in Gothenburg on September 30 – October 1, 2016. Confirmed plenary speakers are Dag Blanck, Birgit Spengler and Marita Sturken.
MEDITERRANEAN AT LARGE
Cfp #5 (1/2016)
Eborakon - Call for Submissions
Deadline 25 February
Eborakon is an annual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing new writers alongside established poets. The name is derived from the Brythonic for York, meaning "place of the yews". We value writing that is rooted, both in the resonances of language as it has been used over the course of history, and in the evocation of place. We are nourished by the writers and critics who have preceded us, at the same time branching out to explore the future. Like the yew, for us poetry is mysterious and earthly, real matter that is potentially dangerous to savour.
The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel on Philip Roth and American Politics at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 26-29, 2016.
Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by March 1, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Chapters exploring any of the world's literary traditions, within any genre and during any period, are especially welcome.
Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.
Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)
Aelurus is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 issue. Submissions must be original works produced by graduate-level students at institutions within the United States.
The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) invites submissions for our 9th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 2016.
CPAC is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed, based in scholarly research.
RMMLA October 2016.
Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.
Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2016 to email@example.com.
NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University, April 22nd 2016
In collaboration with the New York Posthuman Research Group
we are delighted to announce the second Glocal Symposium,
New York University (NYU), Liberal Studies Program
Dialog, a fully peer-reviewed, bi-annual journal of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, is now open to submissions for its 2016 Fall issue. Dialog provides a forum for interdisciplinary research on diverse aspects of culture, society and literature. For its forthcoming issue, it invites scholarly papers, interviews, book reviews and poems.
The journal would like to publish critical articles on any of the following aspects or related issues:
The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on April 28, 2016. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Hysteria." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of hysteria and its historical and cultural context.
We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.
Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"