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UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:20pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue: Technologies

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:12am
Stacie McCormick

Current Call: Technologies
Guest Editors: Karen Throsby and Sarah Hodges

*Deadline for Abstracts: April 15*

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies
have reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write,
create, and perceive the self, the body and the community. This
special issue of WSQ invites feminist work that considers the concept
of technology, conceived broadly, and explores the multiple
technologiesâ€"whether high-tech or low-tech, futuristic, contemporary,
or historicalâ€"that are influencing us.

CFP: [Gender Studies] "Women and Work" call for proposals

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:18pm
Susanne Weil

Call for proposals: deadline April 7, 2008
Special Session: Women and Work
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference at Pomona College, Pomona, California
November 7-8, 2008

Presiding Officers: Christine Mower, Seattle University, and Susanne
Weil, Centralia College
Please send proposals to Susanne Weil, sweil_at_centralia.edu
Mailing address: Department of English, 600 W. Centralia College
Boulevard, Centralia, Washington, 98531. Telephone: (360) 736 9391,
ext. 239.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

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Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:54pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Student Conference- Policing Sexuality

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 3:50pm
Chong Wojtkowski

The Ph.D. Program in French of the City University of New York invites paper proposals for its fall
2008 graduate student conference, “Policing Sexuality: Exploitation, Resistance, and Censorship
in French and Francophone Culture,” to be held at the C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center on 21 November
2008.
In Surveiller et punir, Michel Foucault asserted that “dans nos sociétés, les systèmes punitifs sont
à replacer dans une certaine ‘économie politique’ du corps: même s’ils ne font appel à des
châtiments violents ou sanglants, même lorsqu’ils utilisent les méthodes ‘douces’ qui enferment
ou corrigent, c’est bien toujours du corps qu’il s’agitâ€" du corps et de ses forces, de leur utilité et

CFP: [Gender Studies] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:47pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

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