Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.
2nd Global Conference
Ethics in Public Life
Monday 15th March - Wednesday 17th March 2010
Guest Editor: Dr. David A. Hatch, Utah Valley University
The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.
The Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) wish to announce their 9th International Conference on Women's Studies, and invite you to submit papers on the topics listed below. The Organizing Committee for this conference, featuring national and international speakers, will publish texts selected after peer review for the Women's Studies collection, Vol. VII.
Organizing Committee: Ana Antón-Pacheco, Isabel Durán, Asunción López-Varela, Carmen Méndez, JoAnne Neff, Ana Laura Rodríguez
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15TH SEPTEMBER 2009
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool and the Victoria Gallery & Museum
Thursday 28th – Friday 29th January 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy (Palgrave Macmillan)
Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool)
CALL FOR PAPERS
"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)
CFP: British Association for Victorian Studies 2010 Conference : 'Victorian Forms and Formations'
This panel considers the imagination's literary significance in relation to its underestimated role in everyday cognitive life. Papers may combine analysis of specific texts with psychological, philosophical, or cognitive accounts of the imagination. How does literary representation reflect the everyday imagination at work? How do fictional characters and narrators model commonplace imaginative acts? Most important, how does literature engage our ordinary imaginative powers in such extraordinary ways? Send 300 to 500-word abstracts to Elaine Auyoung at email@example.com.
Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.
This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.
This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.
SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri
For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php .
DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
"'Work out the ape'": Popular Darwinism": The term "Darwinism" is a broad umbrella term in the late nineteenth century. Nevertheless, it is useful shorthand, expressing the preoccupation of British and American popular culture with a range of themes related to the Darwinian revolution in biology by the end of the nineteenth century: "degeneration," man's biological kinship with animals, the problem of aggression, the place of sexual pleasure in the psychic economy and its relationship to sexual selection, and the biological underpinnings of changing gender roles.
The Southern Regional Conference of ACIS will be held at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, March 4-7, 2010. Ireland's geographical, literary, historic, and artistic symbols and boundaries, like the Celtic knot or the Connemara coastline, are immeasurable and have been described as representations of infinity, hence the theme of the 2010 meeting: "Crafting Infinity: Struggle and Rebirth." We welcome paper and panel proposals of 250 words (to be sent as a Word attachment) that deal with the conference theme, as well as other aspects of Irish Studies. Please send abstracts and inquiries to Dr. Rory Cornish (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 6, 2009.
Anne Bronte's harassed governess, Agnes Grey, reflects that in stressful times poetry can provide solace, yet it also documents life experiences. She confides: "I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness…." Building on "pillars of witness", this panel will investigate the role of recording or witnessing in Brontë literature. How do the works bear witness to events or concepts? How does this affect their "art"? Consider the consequences or benefits of the Brontës' acts of bearing witness. Does gender inform the discussion? Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin Le Veness at Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu by September 30, 2009.
This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (email@example.com).
Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas
The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.