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Queer Theory After Mad for Foucault

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

In Mad for Foucault (2010) and Are the Lips a Grave (2013) Lynne Huffer shatters a number of long-standing assumptions in queer theory and charts new directions for this field. In particular, Huffer calls on scholars to pursue a feminist-attuned relational 'ethics of eros' that challenges the anti-social stance of Leo Bersani and Lee Edelman. Despite Huffer's vital insights, the impact of her work has yet to be fully appreciated. This panel aims to fill that gap by exploring the question: what does queer theory look like after Mad for Foucault?

UPDATED: Medieval Drama: Expanding the Canon--Period, Performance, and Pedagogy

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:30pm
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

Because of the resurgence of medieval drama scholarship, 2015 is a fitting point at which to reassess our notions of a "medieval drama canon." Recent work has shown that medieval drama, like medieval literature in general, traverses multiple genres and historical periods. We also know that individual and communal audiences witnessed the drama in several sites, public and private. Moreover, the recent publications of several new "classroom" texts—in the forms of stand-alone editions and anthologies—show that instructors are moving beyond the traditional teaching texts, such as Mankind and the Towneley Second Shepherds Play, of the last several decades.

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:38am
University of Strathclyde; Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences


Metamodernism and the Humanities

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical, Creative and Cultural Practice.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

University of Strathclyde; Confucius Room, Lord Hope Building; 141 St James Road, Glasgow : @OscillateStrath


[Update] James Baldwin Review submission deadline, Sept. 30th

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:50am
James Baldwin Review

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue. An Open Access online publication, The James Baldwin Review will bring together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyze explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin' writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.
Deadline for submissions: Sept 30th, 2014. Submissions must be accompanied by a 250-word abstract. Detailed submission instructions can be found on our website:

Melusine's Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:49am
Misty Urban

Matriarch, monster, muse, and myth: While the late 14th c French prose romance by Jean d'Arras arguably remains the earliest and most-translated version of the story of Melusine—in which he envisions her as a foundress of the powerful Lusignan family—the figure of the fairy woman cursed with a half-human, half-serpent form traveled widely through the legends of medieval and early modern Europe. From Thüring von Ringoltingen's German iteration of 1456, which gave rise to the popular chapbook, and related folktales that brought Melusine decisively to the European medieval imaginary, Melusine's variants surface in countries and centuries beyond.

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:46am
The 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

CFP: Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

The 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

"Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

February 11th – 14th 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Submission Deadline: November 1st 2014 at

Film Studies (2/11-14, 2015; abstract due Nov. 1)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:42am
Southwest Popular and American Culture Studies

Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2014 for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference. We invite you to submit presentations about contemporary and classic film, ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.
For individual presentations, submit a proposal with the following items:
• maximum 250-word abstract, including paper/presentation title;
• current curriculum vitae;
• working bibliography for your paper; and
• contact information (name and email). 

[UPDATE] The IJHCS: International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies Call for Papers (dealine 25 August 2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:32am
The IJHCS: International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

The IJHCS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, English language, cultural studies and creative writing for the Volume 1, Issue 2 (September 2014). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: August 25, 2014 (extended). Issue Publication Date: September 2014. For more details on the manuscripts and submission guidelines, please visit the Submission Guidelines webpage. Contributions have to be sent to:



Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:08am

Australian Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary feminist journal published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The journal is transitioning to a new editorial team and from 2015 will be co-edited by Lisa Adkins and Maryanne Dever.

As an international, peer-reviewed journal, we promote innovative and field-defining feminist scholarship within and across academic disciplines.

We invite original and challenging articles of the highest calibre on any topic that contributes to current and emerging theory and research of relevance to feminism.

If you would like to discuss submitting an article to Australian Feminist Studies, please contact the editors on

UPDATE: Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House (Sept. 10 2014)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:31pm
Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

Deadline for abstracts Sept. 30, 2014

RSAP Book Prize, Submissions Due December 1, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:40pm
Research Society for American Periodicals

The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. Books will be judged by a peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by March 1, 2015 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:04pm
Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley
November 21-22, 2014.

This conference aims to explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts. We welcome submissions from graduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Abstracts due to by September 15, 2014.

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference, UC Berkeley

Women and Work, SSAWW 2015 conference (Nov. 4–8)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:41pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

The meaning of "women's work" has never been stable. While women have consistently engaged with the production of home as well as labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. "Women and Work," a proposed panel for the 2015 SSAWW conference in Philadelphia, seeks to explore the many ways that women have offered their labor in service of their families, their communities and their nations and how this labor constructs a variety of liminal experiences. How does women's labor provide opportunities for collective dissent regarding the ethics of labor practices as well as the continued undervaluation of women's work?

The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:50pm
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

March 20–21, 2015

Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Flint, Michigan

"Soon after the Braincap came into general use, some highly intelligent—and maximally zealous—bureaucrats realized that it had a unique potential as an early-warning system. During the setting-up process, when the new wearer was being mentally "calibrated," it was possible to detect many forms of psychosis before they hand a chance of becoming dangerous."

—Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey