“MeToo” was originally phrased/used as a slogan by Tarana Burke in 2006 to raise awareness against sexual violence against women. However, it wasn’t until October 15, 2017 that the slogan/phrase/hashtag became known globally. In the aftermath of the Weinstein affair Millano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.“ In less than 24 hours tens of thousands of people replied to her tweet.
gender studies and sexuality
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019: 17–19 March 2019, Toronto, Canada
Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama
**This is a guaranteed session**
SHASTRI INDO-CANADIAN INSTITUTE, NEW DELHI
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY, PUDUCHERRY 605014 INDIA
Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context—Canadian and Indian Perspectives
AUGUST 30-31, 2018
As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all. These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?
Call for Papers
University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow
Hosted at the School for Literatures, Languages, and Cultures, University of Edinburgh
On 15th and 16th November, Edinburgh LLC is hosting “Seduction”, a two-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to bring together scholars working on “Seduction” across a broad range of subject areas, places, and periods. The keynote address, on perfume, will be given by Sophie Read (University of Cambridge). The committee has also commissioned the bilingual (English and Scots Gaelic) poet Robbie MacLeod to create some poetry for the event.
2018 DisArt Call For Submissions
DisArt Process and Presence
October 26-28, 2018
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
“Melville at 200”
PAMLA 116th Annual Conference-Bellingham, WA
Nov 9-11, 2018
Western Washington University
Shakespeare and Related Topics
We are seeking proposals focusing on Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and other proposals that touch on any aspect of Shakespeare and related topics. As a standing session we welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics; however, papers that address the conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages" in relation to Shakespeare are particularly welcome.
Open (accepting submissions until June 27)
Marginalized Style: Studying Fashion from Below to Promote Liberation
In Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s 2016 single “Formation,” the artist highlights her southern, black heritage to the black diasporic history that went into the making of her racial and ethnic background. As Beyonce proudly announces her racial identity, in the same stanza, she articulates that identity through the lens of fashion. She feels “so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')/ I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces.” The references to the French designer Givenchy and her husband’s jewelry collection demonstrates how Beyonce frames her understanding of her black heritage through her attire.