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Digital Queers - Call for Abstracts - The New School

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:12am
OCR - The New School - Goldsmiths

The Digital Queers Conference at The New School will be in June 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will coincide with the Gay Pride in New York. During the month of June is also expected a sentence of the American Supreme Court on Equality and hopefully this will be another reason to celebrate.

The call for abstract is available at this link .

The conference website can be found here .

Feminist Parenting

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:08am
Demeter Press

What makes parenting gendered? Feminism questions the idea that parenting can be explained as a consequence of biology, and the idea that motherhood reproduces itself (that women mother because they were mothered by women). Feminism understands the social organizations of biology created by marriage, birth, and divorce laws, as artificial and as an extension of the patriarchal family creating a patriarchal society. Feminist parents question and disrupt static, gendered meanings of "mother" and "father," understand difference as dominance, and resist and politicize stereotypical parenting conventions.

Hearing Voices (MSA 17, 11/19-11/22, Boston)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:29am
Reena Sastri

MSA 17: Hearing Voices

How do we hear poetic voice? How do poems reflect and respond to language as spoken and heard? Moving beyond habitual equations of voice with sincerity, what perspectives might we bring to bear on the phenomenon of hearing and the idea of voice in the poetry of modernism and after?

Poet-Artist Collaborations (abstracts due May 15)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:15am
SAMLA, November 13-15, 2015; Durham, NC

This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations found in book arts, broadside printings, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at

MLA Panel: "Writing Publics: Engaging Writing Inside and Outside the Academy"

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:32am
Genesea Carter, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Call For Papers for CWPA's Panel at MLA 2016

Title: Writing Publics: Engaging Writing Inside and Outside the Academy

The Liaison Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators invites proposals for the CWPA's sponsored panel at the MLA 2016 convention. This year's MLA convention theme is "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future." We invite proposals that examine, explore and/or assess ways that WPAs, writing teachers, and the field of Rhetoric and Composition broadly have conceived of the work of writing in and out the academy as a "public" enterprise. Panelists might address topics such as:

+ the role of public education in the context of efforts to increase educational privatization

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Language and Literature at SCMLA (Nashville, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2015)

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:19pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Language and Literature
Regular Session, SCMLA (Nashville, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2015)

Submit Abstracts by: 31 March 2015

Open topic call for papers on LGBTQ literature, theory or pedagogy. Papers related to the conference theme—Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language—especially welcome, but not required.

We are particularly interested in works that challenge expectations, but will choose the best abstracts regardless.

Please submit abstracts along with contact info and academic affiliation (if applicable) to
Session Chair: Rita D. Costello at


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association - CELLA

The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.

Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 1:10pm
MLA 2016

Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

Long Tim, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:43pm
PAMLA, Special Topics Panels for 2015 Conference in Portland, OR

This CFP is seeking proposals for an approved "Special Topics" session examining a variety of issues related to Historical Short Fiction (abstract/CFP below) for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland, OR (November 6-8th).

TITLE: Long Time, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction

MLA 2016 Special Session: Foucault and Queer of Color Critique (deadline 3/15/2015)

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:40pm
Modern Language Association

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique

Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.

Send 250-word abstract and CV to by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.