Foucault's influence on the field of sexuality studies is undeniable, yet many scholars have taken him to task for his famous assertion that the nineteenth-century gave birth to the homosexual as "un personnage" whereas the sodomite was simply "un sujet juridique". These distinctions between acts and persona, between alterity and continuum have been vigorously analyzed and debated by scholars in all areas of sexuality studies, including hetero-, homo- and queer sexualities. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick sharply criticized this divide as presupposing that the modern homosexual is a "coherent definitional field", and that earlier sexual categories simply disappear as new ones take over.
Call for Papers: The Henri Peyre French Institute Food Seminar: SALT
Generally viewed as the ultimate dietary malefactor in contemporary Western cultures, salt has adopted many meanings and held many functions in a long historical period, both in the West and in lands impacted by Western colonialism. France is no exception in that respect.
As the first section of the Henri Peyre French Institute's six-semester series on Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone worlds (Food, Power, Exchange and Identity: Food and Foodstuffs in the French and Francophone Worlds), the Fall 2014 Seminar on Salt includes online visual exhibits and an online forum and culminates in a full-day colloquium on December 5, 2014.
Inspired by our era of globalization and instantaneous communication, the Duquesne University English Department Graduate Student Conference is asking about access, especially in pre- and early modern literary cultures. As the rise of Disability Studies and Mobility Studies has provided theoretical and linguistic frameworks for defining, explaining, and challenging traditional conceptions of access, we invite literary, historical, and cultural considerations of access. Historically, who has had access? How do texts navigate the political, economic, social, etc. constraints on access? How does asking this question raise awareness of contentious literary spaces?
CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299
Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
The North American Review was where Mark Twain published some of his most important and influential essays, including "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901), "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895), and "Chapters from My Autobiography" (1906-07). On June 11-13, 2015, the North American Review celebrates its 200th anniversary with a creative writing and literature conference at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers as part of a proposed panel on "Mark Twain and the North American Review" as part of this bicentennial conference. Papers selected for this panel may also be published as part of a future digital critical edition.
The Journal of Creativity and Business Innovation (abbr. Journal CBI, ISSN 2351 - 6186) is a new international, peer-reviewed, open-access, free-of-charge, online Journal, focused on business creativity and innovation research. The Journal encourages new approaches to the study of creativity and innovation management, discussion of emerging creativity and innovation issues and introduction of new creativity-inspired concepts, ideas and research-driven solutions.
The Journal CBI online: www.journalcbi.com
CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2014
36th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.
Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.
Submissions may be no longer than 15 pages, must use MLA format, and must include research from secondary sources.
Please include the following information with your submission:
-College or University
-Discipline of Paper
Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.
In the cultural imagination, expressions of the erotic – sex, desire, relationships – are intrinsically linked to gender. Female gender stereotypes are often based in ideas about sexual behavior, from the lustful Jezebel who preys on innocent men to the sexually passive Angel in the House who endures sexuality for the sake of procreation. Similarly, behavior in sexual encounters is often strictly scripted based on gender, with "rules" on everything from who makes the first move to who gets to be on top.
gender forum is looking for one time and ongoing reviewers who are interested in reviewing recent books on Gender Studies/Queer Theory/Feminist Theory. Reviews should not exceed 1500 words in the MLA style.
Here is a short list of books currently needing reviewers (other suggestions welcome):
* Bianchi, Emanuela. The Feminine Symptom. Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.
* Birkle, Carmen, Ramona Kahl, Gundula Ludwig, and Susanne Maurer, eds. Emanzipation und Feministische Politiken. Sulzbach and Taunus: Helmer Ulrike, 2012.
* Hogan, Susan, ed. Revisiting Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2012.
Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University
Thursday 4th June 2015
Keynote Speaker: David Bolt (Liverpool Hope University)
FOCUS: Philosophy and Poetry
We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.
Scope of the volume:
In American history, animals are everywhere. They are a ubiquitous presence in myriad historical, literary, biographical, scientific and other texts and narratives of the American past – a past that, both different from and just like the present, was characterized by a multiplicity of relations between humans and animals ranging from intimate co-existence to exploitation and outright violence. A host of quintessentially American species such as the bison and mustang of the Western plains or the grizzly, admired by California mountain man James Capen Adams as "the monarch of American beasts", continue to inhabit the discursive, imaginary and, now to a much lesser degree, the geographical spaces of the nation.
Call for Papers:
International Conference on the History of Hong Kong
Interpreting History through Culture and Literature
10-11 April 2015
- Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
- Department of History, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
- Centre for Popular Culture, The Hong Kong Institute of Education