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Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:44pm
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Das Schwerpunktheft „Geschlechtliche Vielfalt im Sport“ der Freiburger Zeit-schrift für GeschlechterStudien (25/2019) richtet den Fokus auf Momente des Wandels und der Verschiebung von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ge-schlechterkonstruktionen. Anschluss bieten Forschungen aus unterschiedli-chen disziplinären Kontexten, die der (Re-)Produktion geschlechtlicher Ord-nung in sozialen Praktiken, medialen Repräsentationen und formalen Struk-turen des Sports nachgehen. Die leitende Frage des Heftes lautet:

Welche Veränderungen der zweigeschlechtlich-hierarchischen Ordnung im Sport lassen sich benennen, und unter welchen sozialen und gesell-schaftlichen Bedingungen sind sie möglich und denkbar?

In den Blick geraten dabei

Call for Writers - Medical and Health Humanities

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:27pm
Medical and Health Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of Medical and Health Humanities (, an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines. Our intention is to build “a department without walls.” The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

MVSA Seminars: Victorian Health and Wellness

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Large Objects Moving Air 2018

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:53pm
CRiSAP - Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, University of the Arts London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Large Objects Moving Air 20188 January 2018

CRiSAP - Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice

London College of Communication

University of the Arts London

Full details are avaialble on the CRiSAP website



English Department 6th International Conference Culture in/and Academia: Culture between Aesthetics, Praxis, and Politics 6-8 December 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:36am
University of Tunis El Manar Higher Institute of Human Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

“Culture” is not an object to be described, neither is it a unified corpus of symbols and meanings that can be definitively interpreted. Culture is contested, temporal, and emergent. Representation and explanation—both by insiders and outsiders—is implicated in this emergence.

James Clifford, Writing Culture


Utopia and Apocalypse (SUS 2017, Memphis)

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Society for Utopian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 11, 2017

Abstracts (300 words) or completed papers (20 minutes max) are invited for a proposed panel on "Utopia and Apocalypse" at the 2017 Society for Utopian Studies conference in Memphis, November 8-12. For the panel, I will give preference to papers that explicitly explore connections between utopia and apocalypse. I invite examinations of “utopia” in any of its flavors—utopia proper, dystopia, ambiguous or critical utopia, anti-utopia, etc. Papers not chosen for the panel will be forwarded to the general conference submission pool. Please send submissions by midnight EDT on Friday, August 11 to: Gib Prettyman,  Apologies for the short notice.

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

New Approaches in Zombie Studies

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.

self-injury, 2nd call for chapters

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
Warren Bareiss, University of South Carolina Upstate
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

2nd Call for Chapters: Book on self-injury as communication under contract with Lexington Books (Lexington Studies in Health Communication). 


Editor: Warren Bareiss, PhD

Department of Fine Arts & Communication Studies

University of South Carolina Upstate





“Self-injury” is typically defined as the deliberate harming of one’s body without suicidal intent. Common forms of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) include cutting, burning, and bruising as a means of anxiety and stress reduction and avoidance.


Intersex in Literature, Film, and Visual Culture

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association, Los Angeles, 03/29-04/01,2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In her 2009 introduction to Critical Intersex, Morgan Holmes posits that intersex can never be “reduced to a pure, embodied state nor to a simple, cultural render in which ‘intersex’ is whatever we want it to be.” “‘Intersex’ then,” she continues, “is hailed by specific and competing interests, and is a sign constantly under erasure, whose significance always carried the trace of an agenda from somewhere else.” This seminar seeks to address intersex in relation to these “elsewheres” in literature, film, and visual studies. We encourage submissions that critically consider intersex in a broad range of texts, time periods, and genres, as a way of promoting and fostering a burgeoning field of “intersex studies.”