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CFP: [Gender Studies] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:44am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women of Color and AIDS

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 6:11pm
Chris Bell

Interrogating the Absence of “Fame” and “Recognition” in Representations
of Women of Color Impacted by AIDS
Midwest Modern Language Association
Minneapolis, Minnesota
13-16 November 2008

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:54am
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 3:12am
Samuel Park

CFP: Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)
Papers welcome for the permanent panel Gender Studies: Male, on the theme of "Masculinity and
Theater," held during the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Nov. 13-16. Deadline: April 15.
>From the all-male public stages of Greek and Elizabethan drama to contemporary depictions of
male identity in the plays of Neil LaBute and David Mamet, representations of men and masculinity
on the Western stage have reflected, celebrated, and critiqued social constructions of manhood.
This panel seeks papers on the representation of male identity and masculinity in theater, drama,

CFP: [Gender Studies] Literature, Gender, Womenâs Rights, and the JFK Years

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 12:43am
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

Call for papers: Literature, Gender, Women’s Rights, and the JFK Years

This proposed session is for the interdisciplinary conference, “John F.
Kennedy: History, Memory, Legacy” to be held on the University of North
Dakota’s campus September 25-27, 2008.

CFP: [Gender Studies] MAPACA 2008 conference, Women's Studies area

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:35pm
Annalisa Castaldo

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagra Falls, Ontario

Women’s Studies and Popular Culture

The Women’s Studies area seeks papers, panels and roundtables that
investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular
culture. Topics could include, but are certainly not limited to:

*women and the media
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*female sexuality and popular culture
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:44am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and