Open discussion of how women are portrayed in film should examine how those portrayals evolve over time to reflect changing cultural values. Women have fulfilled roles that exhibit their historically subservient or sexualized positions in society, among others. Over the decades the gender identity of women has fluctuated to include powerful women, emotionally strong women, lesbian women, and even neurologically atypical women. These identities reflect the expanding possibilities that society recognizes as more likely and more mainstream.
gender studies and sexuality
Marilyn Monroe certainly has a lasting legacy—new material on her life and career has been published every year since her death over 55 years ago. In light of this fact, our panel seeks to explore the range and variety of Monroe’s impact on sundry areas of film and television including, but not limited to:
- Hair, makeup, or fashion (especially within the film or television industry)
- Performances and acting styles of other actors or actresses
- The emergence of independent production and free-agent stars
- The definitions of feminism and female sexuality
- The nature of gossip reporting
- Genre films (musicals, comedies, biopics)
- Method acting
Present your research on queer television in the 21st century at the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference, which will occur in Turku, Finland, from November 22-24, 2018. The language of these presentations will be English.
This workshop call for papers invites presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of queerness in contemporary television during the period from 2000 to the present. Topics pertaining to cultural and/or television studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.
EUDORA WELTY and MYSTERY
Eds. Jacob Agner and Harriet Pollack
Edited Collection CFP
Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory calls for the December issue of the Journal, welcoming a non-themed collection of papers written by established scholars and young researchers alike. Would-be contributors are invited to send articles illustrating the complexities of their field of choice, engaging with the literary and cultural theory so as to promote reading in a customized framework that privileges interdisciplinarity and self-reflection. We highly appreciate critical efforts to tackle contemporary fictional works while connecting them to philosophical attempts to theorize their cultural context. Especially encouraged are cultural, historical, and theoretical considerations suspicious of grand narratives.
Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An Interdisciplinary International Conference
28-29 June 2019
Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France
Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history
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The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.
From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature.
Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to: