gender studies and sexuality
Early Modern Women:
An Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019) will feature a forum on
“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”
The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives. For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.
From Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg” to Rosie Bradiotti’s “Vitruvian woman,” posthuman studies and feminist studies have both used images of the female body as tangible metaphors in order to disrupt and critique boundaries and binaries. This roundtable will explore 20th and 21st century literature that illuminates the entanglement and correspondence between posthuman and feminist discourses, specifically in the notion of the female or post-gender body.
Papers for this roundtable are invited to reflect the following questions through literary readings:
Papers will be presented as part of a panel at the 2019 Northeast MLA convention in Washington D.C., which will take place from March 21-24, 2019.
Proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2018. For enquiries, contact Gayatri Devi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As threat, as abject, as subject, and as a combination of all three, the figure of the migrant and the figure of the refugee loom large in the ethical imagination. The recent surge in desperate efforts of people to leave their homelands for other places, the Syrian refugee crisis, the mass displacement of the Rohingya, the “caravan” of Central American migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, and of course the surge in anti-immigrant, and anti-migrant discourses all speak to the moral urgency of collective responses to these figures. It is one of the most pressing concerns of our current moment.
Dear UPENN colleagues,
Sorry for cross-posting the following information, which we hope will be of interest to scholars working across differing areas of global cult media. Below is the CFP for the 12th annual Cine-Excess international film festival and conference. This takes place at Birmingham City University between the 8th- 10th November 2018, with screenings also planned at other venues within the region. We look forward the possibility of welcoming you to the event:
CFPs 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019
Toxic Masculinities: Creating, Enforcing, and Distorting Ideas of Manliness in the Middle Ages
Co-sponsors: MEARCSTAPA and Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
Organizers: Ana Grinberg (Auburn University) and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)
Cinephile 13.1 Low Culture and Mass Media: Narratives of the Mainstream
Deadline for draft submissions: September 10th, 2018
We are looking for one or two additional members to join a pre-constituted roundtable for the Inernation Girlhood Studies Association 2019 conference at Notre Dame University. Details are in the link below:
Our proposed topic is about cultural depictions of teen girls' sexuality and how films/TV series inflect it differently along lines of race, class, and sexual orientation. Also of concern are the reception of such representations/takeaway experiences that teen girls have with these media.
tired bodies, tired worlds
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Department of English || University of Chicago
November 15-16, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chairperson of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute