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"Making Feminist Meanings Across Worlds: Print, Digital, and Networked Feminisms and Women's Studies"

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:43am
David Magill / SAMLA

In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds," the Women's Studies regular session invites paper proposals on making feminist meanings across worlds. How have our enhanced online capabilities shaped women's studies and feminist discourse? How might women's studies consider its meaning making in online form? Is there a digital women's studies, and what might that scholarship look like? How do writers and artists use online media as part of their work? How does technology shape feminism and vice versa? Papers for this panel might examine particular writers who embody these issues in their works, or they might focus on broader issues in women's studies.

Re-Orienting Disability, Seminar at New Chaucer Society, 16-14 July 2014 (proposals due Jun 1)

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:46pm
New Chaucer Society

Here is the CFP for "Re-Orienting Disability" at next summer's New Chaucer Society conference in Reykjavík, organized by Jonathan Hsy and Julie Orlemanski. The two-hour format will be that of a "seminar," with pre-circulated papers of no more than 2000 words. Our time at the conference will be spent in conversation about new directions that might be taken in the study of disability in the Middle Ages.

[UPDATE: Deadline Approaching]

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:20pm
Lindsay Palmer/ UC Santa Barbara

CFP: Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality
Media Fields Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara

This issue of Media Fields investigates the connections between media, space, gender, and sexuality, seeking conversations that center on these interrelations and negotiations. We invite papers that raise questions of how media spaces construct gender, and how gender, in turn, constructs media spaces; how spaces condition and are conditioned by gender performances and sexual practices; and how gender legibility limits (or allows) access to various media spaces.

Anaphora Looking for New Journal and Press Board Members

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 6:29pm
Anaphora Literary Press

If you have a strong publication record, and if you are tenured in your academic or publishing job, please send a note of interest in participating as a Board Member of the Anaphora Literary Press, and the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. PLJ is now in its 5th volume, and with 11 issues in print, it's ready to undergo some changes. Your area of study should be modern or current literary or creative writing studies in all genres (novel, poetry, film, art, theater). You should be interested in actively contributing by finding established peer-reviewers and by soliciting work from established creative and critical writers that you are familiar with. This is not a silent position.

Rhetoric Society of America Conference - Popular Genres Panel - June 7, 2013 Deadline

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:24pm
Anaphora Literary Press

I plan on submitting a panel proposal to the Rhetoric Society conference coming up in May 2014. I would like to find 2-3 other presenters for my panel. You should be an assistant+ professor at a college or university in the US. I am currently finishing a book for McFarland called "Formulaic Writing within Genres" on currently popular literary genres. I would like to create a panel on the generic structure of currently popular fiction genres (primarily in the novel). Please familiarize yourself with the Rhetoric Society prior to sending a query - they are interested in close rhetorical textual studies (genre, tone, characters, etc.).

Re-Imagining Communities and Civil Society Conference [UPDATE: Deadline Extended]

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:23pm
University of Guelph

The aim of this conference is to explore what role social movements, artists, intellectuals, writers, cultural institutions and others play in shaping our ideas of community, civil society and the connections between the two. We are especially interested in papers and panels that examine how the creation and strengthening of ties between communities and civil society promote democratization in Europe and/or Latin America. However, we welcome abstracts on any aspect of community and civil society.

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Digital Spaces (Edited Collection, 8/16/13)

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 3:02pm
Ben S. Bunting, Jr. / Washington State University

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Digital Spaces

Over the last two decades, our lives have become an increasingly complex symbiosis of our experiences in the physical world and our interactions with digital spaces. Yet, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how digital spaces fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider digital spaces as a new form of wilderness and our interactions with them as a new kind of exploration.