ANQ: American Notes and Queries invites submission to a special issue on Gay Theater from Oscar Wilde to Terrence McNally. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address open or covert allusions that express a gay sensibility, analyze the indebtedness of one gay playwright to another (whether seriously or parodically), document gay performance style(s), or record a playwright's engagement with or rejection of the idea of gay theater. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2009
Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for presentations at the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, Co-editor of Transformative Works and Cultures, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
This conference, organised jointly by Lucy Cavendish College and Anglia Ruskin University, is aimed at all those with an interest in Heyer's historical novels, whether academics or general readers. It will include formal papers and more informal discussion sessions. We would welcome papers on any aspect of Heyer's historical novels. Possible topics might include:
- her sources and influences
- theoretical approaches to her works
- her critical and popular reception
- gender, sexuality and class
Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to email@example.com by 15 July 2009.
"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.
Submission Deadline: 31st July
Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love
Slash Books Call For Submissions - "In Uniform"
(Almost) nothing is sexier than a person in uniform!
Slash Books is looking for short stories (500 - 20K words) that explore the gay or lesbian relationships of people in uniform - any uniform. Firefighters, police, french maids... all of these are valuable fodder for our target authors. We want to learn all about the many ways people in uniform find love!
Your story should focus on the relationship and its evolution. While sex is a part of a healthy relationship, we're looking for plot and characterization, not simple PWP. Intriguing characters and interesting situations are the ticket to success here. Be creative! All genres (humour, action, angst, etc) welcome.
CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 6/15/09; 11/5/09 - 11/7/09)
The Detective Fiction Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association seeks proposals for the annual MAPACA conference, which will be held this year in Boston, MA, November 5-7, 2009.
Call for Papers
Neil Gaiman and Philosophy
The editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy, forthcoming from Open Court Publishing Company, invite short abstracts proposing essays for possible inclusion in this volume of Open Court's series, Popular Culture and Philosophy.
The editors seek proposals that creatively engage with the philosophical concepts explored in Gaiman's diverse body of work. Essays addressing any aspect of Gaiman's oeuvre (including comics, novels, television, and film) will be considered, and all should be designed to appeal to an intelligent lay reader interested in Gaiman, philosophy, and popular culture.
Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to:
We are soliciting papers for a collection of essays that examine the life of Generation X male current or former academics. The anthology is tentatively titled Generation X HIS-Stories. Generation X male faculty and all disciplines are welcomed to submit abstracts. We are currently in the process of securing a publisher for the project.
The show is not the show,
But they that go.
Menagerie to me
My neighbor be...
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.
December 4, 2009
Keynote address by Professor Haun Saussy (Yale)
Discussants will include Yale faculty and graduate students.
Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, March 17-21, 2010
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, CA
Deadline for submissions to this panel: August 9, 2009 11:59 PM CST
Submissions sought for a panel that considers the relationship between film reviewing and media culture. Papers addressing film criticism in ways that relate to the overall conference theme (SCMS at 50: Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past) are particularly welcome.