category: theory

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2015@gmail.com

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”-Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2.2)

CFP - Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing, London 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Coventry University London Campus
contact email: 
Monique.Hylands-White@culc.coventry.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing

Date: Friday 4th September 2015

Venue: Coventry University London Campus, University House,

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
contact email: 
amy.ray.stewart@siu.edu

Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

full name / name of organization: 
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
contact email: 
verge@psu.edu

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

Call For Papers- Elenchus Law Review Vol 1 Issue 02; Last date of Submission August 21

full name / name of organization: 
Elenchus Law Review / Center for Economy Development and Law
contact email: 
editoratelenchus@gmail.com

After receiving an astounding feedback for the first issue of Elenchus Law Review (Elen.L.R), it is with pride and privilege that we call forth papers for the December issue (2nd issue of Volume I) of

Alice and the Mirror - Jeune Fille and becoming-woman in contemporary screens

full name / name of organization: 
La Deleuziana - International Online Journal of Philosophy
contact email: 
redazione@ladeleuziana.org

Alice’s becoming, as becoming simultaneously larger and smaller, provides the opportunity to diagnose the present through a phenomenon more “current” than ever...

The Modernist Muse: Visual Culture and E.E. Cummings' Aesthetics (9/10/15; Louisville, 2/18-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
E.E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

ICLA Panel: Talking About Literature, Scientifically

full name / name of organization: 
Christine A. Knoop & Keyvan Sarkhosh
contact email: 
christine.knoop@aesthetics.mpg.de

Claims that literary studies and the sciences are incompatible have long been recognized as obsolete.

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

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