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CFP: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (9/15/05; online journal issue)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Melissa Purdue

We would like to announce a new peer-reviewed, online journal--Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--and invite submissions for the inaugural issue.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction with race, class, place and nationality.

CFP: Gender, Place and Culture in 20th Century American Fiction (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/05-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
shealeen_at_att.net

NEMLA 2006
March 2-3, Philadelphia
Chair: Shealeen Meaney
Contact: shealeen_at_att.net
 
 
"Like Water going back to itself": Gender, Place and Culture in 20th Century American Fiction
 
The gendering of space and the spatializing of identity are processes of much interest in contemporary culture study. This panel will examine women's representations of place and emplacement in American Women's Literature of the 20th century. From the closing of the frontier at the end of the 19th century to women's continued struggles to escape the domestic sphere at the end of the 20th, American conceptualizations of identity have always been preoccupied with space, fixity, and mobility.
 

CFP: Rooms at the Top: Attic Spaces in Literature (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Rita Bode

CFP: Rooms at the Top: Attic Spaces in Literature (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

NEMLA conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2-5, 2006
CFP for approved panel: Rooms at the Top: Attic Spaces in Literature
Queries/proposals by September 15th to panel chair, Rita Bode: rbode_at_trentu.ca (please also see below).

CFP: Bad Subjects –– Sex Politics Issue (10/15/05; e–journal issue)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Papers - Sex Politics
BAD SUBJECTS

How do contemporary states express sexual preferences and regulate the sexualities of their citizen-subjects? How do corporations both market sex and participate in public sex politics? How do sexual identities define labor and media economies?

CFP: Women and the Silent Screen (no deadline noted; 6/7/06-6/10/06)

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Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Joanne Hershfield

Please post the following announcement.

CFP: Fourth International Women and the Silent Screen Conference

University of Guadalajara in the beautiful colonial city of Guadalajara,
Mexico June 7 through June 10, 2006. Following the first Women and the
Silent Screen Conference, held in Utrecht in 1999, the second in Santa
Cruz, CA in 2001, and the third in Montreal in 2004, the Guadalajara
conference will include scholarly panels and workshops that advance
research on historical and theoretical issues related to women and
silent cinema from 1898 through 1937. The Call for Papers in English and
Spanish will be posted shortly.

Thanks.

Joanne Hershfield

CFP: Contemporary Women's Fiction (UK) (10/31/05; 4/21/06)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm
L.C.Jones

THE CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING NETWORK (CWWN) IS HOLDING ITS INAUGURAL
CONFERENCE 'For Love or Money? Contemporary Women's Fiction in the
Marketplace,' 21–23 April 2006, at the University of Wales, Bangor (UK).

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Waters

CFP: Contemporary Lesbian Fiction (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm
k.comment_at_att.net

Contemporary Lesbian Fiction
 
Participants sought for a roundtable discussion on Contemporary Lesbian Fiction for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference to be held in Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006. The purpose of the discussion is to offer a general overview of major issues, themes, and trends in post-lesbian-feminist fiction (from about the mid-1980s to the present.) Topics including comparisons of multiple authors, discussion of mainstream publishing and/or small lesbian presses, or works by lesbians of color are especially welcome. Please send ideas by January 15, 2006 to Kris Comment at k.comment_at_att.net.
 
 
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CFP: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir (2/15/06; SSAW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
Miranda Green-Barteet

Title: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir

Proposed Panel for SSAW (Society of the Study of American Women Writers)

Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2006

Conference: November 8-11, 2006 Philadelphia, PA

 

This proposed panel will focus on Ethnic American Women's Memoir from any
period. Papers may analyze how Ethnic American women use memoir to claim
subjectivity and join communities. Papers could explore how writers use
memoir to achieve self-actualization; claim subjectivity; reconcile their
personal and community identities. Please email abstracts of 250-300 words
to Miranda Green-Barteet, Texas A & M University (mgreen-barteet_at_tamu.edu)
by 2-15-06.

CFP: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/1/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Barbara Cook

Call for Papers for the North East Modern Language Association meeting in Philadelphia - March 2-5, 2006.

Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, became famous as a naturalist and science writer for the public. Embedded in her early works was the view that human beings were but one part of nature distinguished primarily by their power to alter it, in some cases irreversibly. With the 1962 publication of Silent Spring, she challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world. (Rachel Carson.org)

CFP: Gender: SW/Texas PCA/ACA (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
gypsey elaine teague

This is a general call for papers for the 2006 SW/Texas Regional
Conference of the American Popular Culture/American Culture Association.
The general topic this year will be the Conflict between the Genders in
Communication and Action, however, all gender subjects will be accepted
and presented. The deadline for abstracts is November. The conference
will be held at the Albq Hyatt Regency Hotel February 8-11. This is a
laid back conference with a lot of history and scenery in the area for
after conference activity and we always experience a wide variety of
papers in all subjects. For more informatin of PCA SW/Texas please see

CFP: Women, Representation, and Space in Contemporary Literature (7/15/05; collection)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:26pm
mt.gomez

I am seeking submissions to complete a volume on women, representation
and space in 19th and 20th century literature written in English. While
the main focus of the volume is women's metaphorical appropriation and
subvertion of public and private spaces since the beginning of the 19th
century until today, this call for papers in particular seeks essays on
contemporary women writers appropriating, negotiating and/or
deconstructing public/private spaces. I am especially interested in
essays that question the simplistic binary divide between public and
private spaces, and essays dealing with the trope of the flâneuse in the
postmodern city. Proposals on little explored authors such as Tama

CFP: Re-gendering the Male Homosexual in Post-Wildean British Literature (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:26pm
Damion Clark

Call for Papers for a Panel entitled: ³Re-gendering the Male Homosexual in
Post-Wildean British Literature² at the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language
Association) Convention, March 2-5, 2006, Philadelphia, PA
 
Using the pioneering work of Joseph Bristow¹s Effeminate England and Alan
Sinfield¹s The Wilde Century as starting points, this panel seeks to examine
the gendering of male homosexuality in post-Oscar Wilde, post-Labouchére
amendment, post-Cleveland Street scandal, post-Boulton and Park scandal
British literature (1895-2005). The confluence of the above events
solidified the cultural gendering of the male homosexual as effeminate, a

CFP: African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th Century: Intersections and Parallels (1/15/06; SSAWW,

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:52pm
goldsmml_at_whitman.edu

Dear colleagues,
Please note the following special session proposal for the third Society for the
Study of American Women Writers Conference (8-10 November, 2006, Philadelphia)

African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th Century:
Intersections and Parallels

Papers are invited exploring contrasts and connections between African American
and Jewish American women writers of the early twentieth century; comparative,
historical,and all other approaches will be considered. How does examining
these writers complicate our understanding of minority women's writing and Of
the period? 200-words abstracts to Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College
(mergold_at_gmail.com), by 1/15/06.

CFP: My Life at the Gym: Feminist Perspective on Community through the Body (9/5/05; collection)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:52pm
Jo Malin

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled
 
My Life at the Gym: Feminist Perspectives on Community through the Body
 
 Editor seeks personal narratives, theoretical essays, poetry, or
fictional accounts for anthology. The collection will treat women
kinesthetically experiencing the body with other women, such as in
aerobics classes, weight training, dance, running and singing. Focus is
on non-competitive, non-sport connection and the company of women.
Humorous perceptions and analyses definitely welcome.
 
Abstracts (250-300 words) due September 5, 2005.
 
Please send any inquiries and abstracts to:
Jo Malin (SUNY-Binghamton)

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers (9/30/05; BWWC, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Lisa Hager

The 14th Annual
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
March 23-26, 2006
The University of Florida

Call for Papers

This year's theme, "(Re)Collecting British Women Writers," encourages
interdisciplinary approaches to writers of the period, with a special
interest in issues related to archival scholarship and memory and how
those issues manifest themselves in collections, exhibitions, and canons.

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Talia
Schaffer (CUNY-Queens College), Carolyn Steedman (University of
Warwick), and Lynne Vallone (Texas A&M University).

We encourage proposals focusing on but not limited to:

UPDATE: Queer Theatre in Britain: American Influences (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
DimpleGodiwala_at_aol.com

Further to the call for chapters (pasted below) we now need critics to
undertake to write chapters on the influence of American theatre on British
queer theatre. Topics to be covered
Split Britches; Angels in America etc; Cafe la Mama
Please contact me as below=E2=80=A6=20
(previous call)
Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatre in Postwar Britain
Critics are invited to write chapters for a critical study of contemporary
British post-war queer theatre. The focus is on bi, trans, gay, lesbian
identities as represented on the British stage. Keeping in mind that queer
identities are fluid and always in a state of flux, defying definitions

CFP: Recovering Beat Women Writers (10/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:34am
Skerl, Jennie

Call for abstracts for a proposed panel on "Recovering Beat Women
Writers" for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Conference to be held in Philadelphia on November 8-11, 2006.
Proposals are requested for a panel on women writers affiliated with the
Beat Generation focusing on individual authors, feminist/cultural
studies considerations of women in this mid-20th-century bohemian
milieu, or issues in the ongoing recovery project. Send brief abstracts
(1-3 pages) by October 10, 2005, to Dr. Jennie Skerl, 1502 Weatherstone
Dr., Paoli, PA 19301. Note: This panel has not yet been approved by
the conference committee; however, SSAWW says that pre-organized

CFP: Rebecca Rush and Her Contemporaries (10/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:34am
ABeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu

Title: Rebecca Rush and Her Contemporaries
Proposed Panel for the SSAWW (Society of the Study of American Women Writers) Conference
Abstract deadline: October 10, 2005
Conference: November 8-11, 2006 in Philadelphia

This proposed session for the 2006 SSAWW conference will focus on the
novels of Rebecca Rush (KELROY, 1812) and her contemporaries (Hannah
Webster Foster, Susanna Rowson, Tabitha Tenney, and others). Scholars from
various disciplines are invited to submit 250-500 word abstracts and
brief CVs. Please send email submissions to Ann Beebe at the University
of Texas at Tyler. (abeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu)

CFP: Women in Judaism (Australia) (9/12/05; 2/12/06-2/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
Dr. Dvir Abramovich

Australian Association of Jewish Studies

18th CONFERENCE, 12th -13th February 2006,

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

AUSTRALIA

WOMEN IN JUDAISM

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Melbourne 3010 Victoria

Australia.

Call for papers. The Australian Association of Jewish Studies is pleased to
issue this call for papers to be presented at its 18th annual conference,
which will be convened at The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
on 12-13 February 2006.

CFP: Women and American Nations (11/11/05; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
douglas boudreau

CALL FOR PAPERS
The First Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

Topic: Women in the Construction of American Nations

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania
March 10-11, 2006

We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics related to women and nation-building and/or the construction/ revision/ promotion/ preservation/ transgression of national identity/ies in the Americas (including South, Central and North America, as well as the Caribbean). The word "nation" is understood as referring to any cultural, ethnic, and racial group that defines itself as a nation as well as to nation-states.

CFP: Mothering in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature (9/5/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
Elizabeth Podnieks

CFP: Mothering in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature

(09/05/2005; collection)

For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled

Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts:

Representations of Mothering in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century
Literature

edited by Andrea O'Reilly and Elizabeth Podnieks

The book is under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

We are seeking essays on the topic of Motherhood in Women's Literature
from the 20th and 21st Centuries. We welcome submissions on Fiction,
Poetry, Drama, and Life Writing (Diary, Memoir, Autobiography,
Biography).

CFP: Regional Mothers and Motherhood (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 2:04pm
Lisa Bernstein

College English Association National Conference: Reading the Regions /
Writing the Regions / Teaching the Regions
San Antonio, Texas, April 6-8, 2006

Deadline for all proposals: October 15, 2005

I am coordinating a set of panels on the topic of "Regional Mothers and
Motherhood" at the national College English Association conference, for
which I am interested in receiving individual or panel presentation
proposals that address ways in which art, film, literature, and other
media have used the figure of the mother to define, represent,
reinscribe, cross, blur, deconstruct, or transgress geographical,
historical, cultural, and/or ideological regions.

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