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CFP: From Womb to Womanhood (5/31/06; 10/06)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Debra and Pat ITCOP

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
for
FROM WOMB TO WOMANHOOD
An intergenerational conference and celebration for women and girls
of color

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

1st Annual "From Womb to Womanhood" Conference
Pan African Studies Community Education Program
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
October (TBD) 2006

CFP: Evil Queens in Lit, TV, and Film (5/26/06; PCAS/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Kenny Rutherford

"Monster Queens" in Literature, Television, and Film
   
   "Monster Queens" may be any female rulers associated with monsters or monstrosity. Whether they be literal monsters, non-human, or humans with monstrous inner natures, thus metaphorical ones (examples of "monster queens" might include Akasha, Queen of the Vampires, in Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned or Bavmorda, in George Lucas's Willow ), monstrous or "monster queens" figure significantly in our literature and popular culture. Topics related to these characters might include the following issues or areas: androgyny, femininity, gender and power, female appropriation of male roles, and ruler-subject relations.
   
  Session, Chair Kenneth Rutherford

UPDATE: Victorians Institute - Gender and Reform (6/1/06; 10/20/06)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Rose, Anita R.

Call for Papers - Update
The Victorians Institute
October 20, 21, 2006
Converse College
Spartanburg, SC

>From Mrs. Jellyby to Edwin Chadwick:
 Gender and Reform in Victorian Culture

Keynote speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Author: "How to Make it as a Woman"

Possible topics may include:

CFP: Representations of Murdered & Missing Women (10/30/06; journal issue)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Amber Dean

Special Issue of West Coast Line:
Representations of Murdered and Missing Women.

This special issue of West Coast Line, to be published in 2007, will
gather together work related to representations of murdered and missing
women. While the focus of the issue is on representations of murdered
and missing women of Vancouver and British Columbia, WCL also invites
works which have a national or international context. (If you have
questions, please query the guest editors for a response specific to
what you propose). For more details, see below.

UPDATE: Anthology on Brokeback Mountain (6/30/06; collection)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Olsen-Fazi, Annette M.

Editors are currently seeking scholarly essays (as opposed to personal narratives) that address the movie Brokeback Mountain, and/or Annie Proulx's short story of the same title. The deadline for submissions has been extended until June 30, 2006.
Submit full essays electronically (no abstracts, please) to:
Dr. Annette Olsen-Fazi
Associate Professor of English and French
216 F Pellegrino Hall
Texas A & M International University
5201 University Bld
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Telephone: (956) 326-2657
Email: aolsen-fazi_at_tamiu.edu
Sender: owner-cfp_at_lists.sas.upenn.edu
Precedence: bulk

CFP: Early Modern Women Writers Across Borders (5/12/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

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Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Martine van Elk

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Early Modern Women Writers Across Borders

A session at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America,
22-24 March 2007 in Miami, Florida

Early modern women writers are frequently examined in terms that are
limited to their own countries. And yet, we might fruitfully compare
women writers in different countries and look at how women writers
themselves transcended national boundaries, by participating in
international debates, translating texts, situating themselves in
relation to writers from abroad, and in numerous other ways.

CFP: Caribbean Anti-Hero(in)es (5/10/06; ICCS, 11/2/06-11/5/06)

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Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
jmwilks_at_mail.utexas.edu

I am seeking contributions for a panel to be held at the International
Conference on Caribbean Studies at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, South Padre
Island, Texas; November 2-5, 2006. From Maryse Condé's and Paule Marshall's
jaded intellectuals to Hilma Contreras' Parisian exiles, Caribbean writing is
rich with women characters who are complex, brilliant, and independent, but not
necessarily exemplary. What is the role of the anti-hero(ine) in Caribbean
literature? How do such figures, as Condé might suggest, inject disorder into
established and emerging literary hegemonies? The purpose of this panel is
two-fold: (1) to interrogate the work of Caribbean writers, particularly women,

CFP: Gender and Crime in 18c Popular Culture (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Jennifer Thorn

Papers sought for a panel at the annual meeting of the Northeast
American Society for 18c Studies in Salem, MA, Nov 9-12, 2006 that
will examine the ways gender figured in popular representations of
the causes, effects, and progress of criminality through the
18c. Especially desirable are papers that revisit the work of
Frances Dolan, Garthine Walker, or Margaret Arnot, and/or that engage
with Robert Shoemaker's argument, at the October 2005 conference on
Gender and Popular Culture at University of Michigan, for the
significance of London's "female crime wave" of 1690-1730. Proposals
and cv by April 15 to Jennifer Thorn, Colby College. Email:

CFP: Atlantic Literary Review: Rites of Passage in Post-Colonial Women's Writing (4/29/06; journal issue)

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Michelle Bernard

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Atlantic Literary Review

Proposals are invited for a special issue of Atlantic Literary Review on
rites of passage in post-colonial women's writing, including births, coming
of age, marriages, death and mourning.

This is to be jointly edited by Gina Wisker and Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo.

Please send in abstracts of 300 words by April 29, 2006 to:

Michelle Bernard

UCLT

204 Eastings

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road

Cambridge

Cambs, CB1 1PT

UK

Tel: (01223) 363271 ext. 2411

E-mail: m.bernard_at_anglia.ac.uk

UPDATE: MP Feminist Journal Popular Culture Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

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Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP International Feminist Journal invites you to contribute to a special
themed issue on "Popular Culture". The machinations of culture take many
forms, and while the Academy has not opened up its arms to completely accept
popular culture, it is beginning to see that the study of popular culture
contributes toward an interdisciplinary understanding of our world, our
social interactions and our future as an international community. Papers on
any aspect of popular culture as they apply to feminism and feminist
discourse are welcomed: television, popular literature, music, film,
"reality" television, street culture, fashion, pop psychology (self help)

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

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Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
acabus_at_temple.edu

Keynote speaker announced:

NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRODUCTION
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cott (Harvard)
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Performing Gender (9/1/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Trixie Smith

WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE-CALL FOR PAPERS

Interdisciplinary Conference in Women's Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

February 22-24, 2007

Proposal Information
We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and other presentation
formats such as roundtables, posters, and performances with scholarly and/or
activist emphasis, addressing the general conference topic of women's
studies or the featured theme of "Performing Gender." Proposals are welcome
from all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the sciences, social
sciences, humanities, arts, design, business, sports, and cultural studies.

UPDATE: Male Sexuality in the Female Mind (6/15/06; collection)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Anna Fåhraeus

Male Sexuality in the Female Mind =96 from Aphra Behn to Annie Proulx

We are putting together a collection of essays that focus on how male=20
sexuality has been represented by women writers, from Aphra Behn=92s=20
post-Restoration drama to Annie Proulx=92s Brokeback Mountain). The=20
objective of the study is to highlight, trace and analyze=20
representations of male desire and sexuality through texts (literary,=20
cinematic, cyber, etc) in order to explore how male sexuality is and=20
has been imagined and re-imagined by women writers. It is hoped and=20
expected that the collection will find a readership both inside and=20
outside academia.

UPDATE: Early Female Cultures (4/9/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

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Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Amanda Uvalle

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED
   
  Submission Deadline: April 9, 2006
   
  Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
  November 10-11, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
  Riverside, California
   
  The Early Female Cultures panel of PAMLA seeks papers concerning societies in which women exercise a significant and powerful role. Presentations may reflect a broad area of interest from cultures earlier than the Greco-Roman patriarchy to later more contemporary societies.
   
  Please submit a 500-word proposal and a 50-word abstract to
  aduvalle_at_prodigy.net (in the body of your message, please no attachments) by April 9, 2006.
   

CFP: Children's Literature (4/30/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

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Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Sorby, Angela

Papers engaging with any aspect of children's literature and culture are invited for possible presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association meeting in Indianapolis, Oct. 27-29, 2006. Specific panels are likely to include GLOBAL GIRLHOOD and CHILDREN'S MATERIAL CULTURE, but all topics will be considered. Fully-assembled panels of 3-4 participants are also welcome. Please send 250 word abstracts by April 30 to Angela Sorby, Area Chair, angela.sorby_at_mu.edu.
Website: http://www.mpcaaca.org

CFP: Afro-Latinos (9/16/06; journal issue)

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Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

**Call for Papers**

=20

The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek =
essays
for an issue that looks to answer the following question: =93What does
Afro-Latino mean within the confines of the United States?=20

=20

Deadline: 18th September 2006 (completed essays). If interested, please
send a 300 word abstract by 24th April to the editors at =
phoebe_at_oneonta.edu

=20

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Gender / Sexuality / Race / Ethnicity

-Comparative cultural, historical, or political analysis=20

-English-language =93representations=94 of literatures and cultures of =
the
Afro-Latino experience in the United States

CFP: Anthology on Brokeback Mountain (5/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Olsen-Fazi, Annette M.

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Editors are looking for contributions to an anthology of essays on Brokeback Mountain

(personal reflections as well as works of a more critical nature) which address the question, "Can Brokeback Mountain validly be viewed as a gay polemic?" Contributions that examine opposing perspectives on this question will be especially welcome inasmuch as editors seek to present a lively debate.

 

Contributions that examine Annie Proulx's story "Brokeback Mountain" are also sought. Essays on other topics related to either the film or the short story will be considered. For all contributions, an informal writing style will be preferred over the highly academic.

 

CFP: Subversive Re/Viewing Conference: Readings, Communities, Practices (UK) (7/1/06; 12/2/06)

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Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
GRIFFITHS, Robin

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Subversive Re/Viewing: Readings, Communities, Practices
Faculty of Media, Art and Communications
University of Gloucestershire, UK
2nd December 2006
 
An interdisciplinary one-day event, this conference seeks to reconsider the meaning of the subversive by investigating current practices and readings across the fields of art, media, film and cultural studies. This opportunity to 're/view' invites work that looks again... looks awry... offers alternative readings... re-visualises... Its aim is to highlight they ways in which identities are being re-voiced and re-articulated across a wide range of cultural phenomena. Suggested areas for re-investigation include:
 
Subversive Readings:

CFP: (Contingent) Iterations. Performative Correspondences of Memory and Gender (Germany) (5/22/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Sabine Lucia Müller

CfP: (Contingent) Iterations. Performative Correspondences of Memory and
Gender

Conference Organisers: Sabine Lucia Müller (Berlin), Anja Schwarz (Berlin)
Date, Place: 03.-04.11.2006, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Deadline: 22.05.2006/ 09.10.2006

Over the past 15 years, 'Memory', 'Commemoration', and 'Forgetting' have
become vital concepts in the humanities. They have been discussed from
national as well as transnational perspectives across a wide range of
disciplines. In roughly the same time span, the notion of 'Gender' has
received similarly augmented interdisciplinary attention, eventually leading
to the concept's academic institutionalisation in a number of countries.

UPDATE: Lilith: A Feminist History Journal (4/21/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:13pm
Katie Sutton

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal

Call for Papers: Extension of Deadline to 21 April 2006

Edition 15, 2006

Lilith is a fully refereed academic journal based in the History Department at the University of Melbourne. Since the early 1980s, Lilith has provided a valuable forum for new and established scholars to present research in feminist history. The journal is published annually in November and includes a substantial book review section. The editorial board is currently seeking articles for Edition 15.

CFP: Politics of Reproduction (6/1/06; journal issue)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Laura Madeline Wiseman

Call for Submissions:

We invite academic and creative submissions from a global cross-section of
writers on the politics of reproduction for our forthcoming July/August
issue of Empowerment4Women, published by Managing Editor Carly Hope Finseth.

All submissions must focus on gender in any discussion concerning the
politics of reproduction, abortion, and reproductive rights, but the editors
are open to receiving submissions outside of reproduction themes.

Creative submissions:
Short fiction and non-fiction should not exceed 6000 words. Send 3-6 poems.
Submissions should be sent to: Laura Madeline Wiseman, Expression Editor,
expression_at_empowerment4women.org.

CFP: 2007 NeMLA Panels: GLBT (4/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/07)

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Damion Clark

 
Coming off of an exceptionally successful conference in Philadelphia, the
GLBT Caucus is excitedly preparing for next year¹s 38th Annual NeMLA
conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 1 ­ 4, 2007. But there is much
work to be done. The first part of these preparations is to create and
submit panel proposals to NeMLA. This is the most crucial period for the
GLBT caucus. Please consider joining us for the Baltimore conference, and
helping the GLBT Caucus continue to grow, by proposing a GLBT themed
panel, roundtable, or special session.

UPDATE: Feminist Theory as Praxis (3/25/06; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Ime Kerlee

Feminist Theory as Praxis e-journal
Deadline: 3-25-06

Update: Besides scholarly and creative essays of 15-25 pages for the
e-journal, we are also seeking cover art for the first edition. Art
will be featured on the entrance page of the website and credit to the
artist on both the entrance page and in the TOC of the edition. Art
will be moved to the journal page when the next edition is created.

Art should address same themes as the journal, broadly: Feminist Theory
as Feminist Praxis. It may also address one of the suggested essay
topics listed below:

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