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UPDATE: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

Please note a correction to the CFP for the NEMLA 2007 conference for the panel "Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World": of course, the due date for abstracts and CVs is 9/15/06 NOT 9/15/07. Thank you.

Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com> wrote: Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com>
Subject: CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15; NEMLA,, 3/1-3/4 )
To: cfp_at_english.upenn.edu

CFP: Eros &amp; Pornography in Popular Culture (11/1/06, PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Eros, Pornography, and Popular Culture
   
  2007 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
  National Conference
   
  April 4 -7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  SUBMISSION DEADLINE UPDATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.
   

CFP: Women &amp; Science in the Long 18th Century (9/1/06; ASECS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
JUDY A. HAYDEN

Call for Papers: =93Works of Fancy: Women, Literature, and Science=94 =

ASECS =96 March 22-25, Atlanta, Georgia

This panel explores women and scientific discourse in the long =
eighteenth century. Genres include, but are not limited to, poetry, =
prose (fiction and non-fiction), drama, and art. This session focuses =
particularly on women utilizing scientific discovery, discourse, and/or =
representation in the context of their work rather than women =
specifically writing about science, although this would be of interest =
as well.

Please forward a 300-500 word abstract and vita by September 1, 2006 to =
jhayden_at_ut.edu or by regular mail to arrive by September 1,2006 to:

CFP: Women and the Everyday Realities of War (11/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Emily Smith

Women and the everyday realities of war

Call for contributions

Essay collection

Whether living through the British Civil War in the seventeenth century or the American Civil War in the nineteenth century or today's conflicts in the Middle East, women writers have historically chronicled their responses to war in ways that merge politics and domesticity. Despite vast differences in time and place, works like Jane Cavendish's manuscript writing (ca. 1640) shares with Hanan al-Shaykh's more recent evocations of war-torn Beirut a sense that women's acts of everyday resistance--making bread even when food supplies have been raided, for example--impact the way war works, on metaphoric, physical, political, and ideological levels.

UPDATE: Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 (12/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:42pm
Julie Campbell

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS

We have extended the deadline for papers for the volume Crossing Borders:
Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 to April 15, 2007. We would
like to receive proposals by December 31, 2006.

Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700

We welcome submissions for a volume of essays that addresses issues
discussed in the two-part panel sessions called Crossing Borders: Learned
Women and Communities of Letters presented at the Sixteenth-Century Studies
Conference in 2005.

CFP: From Dragonflight to Lost: Women and Science Fiction &amp; Fantasy (8/18/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:41pm
Women's Studies

CFP: From Dragonflight to Lost: Women and Science Fiction & Fantasy =
(8/18/06; journal issue)
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal welcomes the submission =
of essays for an upcoming special issue focused on the topic of Women =
and Science Fiction & Fantasy. From pioneering female SF/Fantasy authors =
such as Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. Le Guin to female characters on hit =
television shows such as Lost and Battlestar Galactica, women and =
women's roles are intricately tied to Science Fiction and Fantasy.
This issue will explore some of the intersections between Women and =
Science Fiction and Fantasy. Topics could include but are not limited =
to:

UPDATE: Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (9/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Jen Chambers

*** Please note the updated deadline for papers***

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's
Writing" (collection)
UPDATED DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

This spring's Congress conference call for papers on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
yielded the attention of Cambridge Scholars Press
(http://www.cambridgescholarspress.com), who is
interested in publishing an edited collection of
essays on the subject. This is a call for complete,
developed, critical essays on diversity and change in
early Canadian women's writing for this collection of
essays.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Science/Science Fiction in Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on the use of science and/or science fiction in Girl Sleuth
literature is being solicited for the Wilson College "Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths" conference. Science and science fiction are often seen as the purview
of boys' series, such as Tom Swift, Rick Brant, and even the Hardy Boys;
rarely do girl sleuths venture fully into the realm of the hard sciences as
the boys do. In light of the recent controversy surrounding former Harvard
President Lawrence Summers' recent comments about girls in science and the
continuing stereotype that girls are "bad" in science in general, this panel
looks to exmaine how science and/or science fiction is represented in girl
sleuth fiction.

CFP: Parody and Burlesque of Girl Sleuths (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on parodies, spoofs, and burlesques of Girl Sleuth fictions
is being organized for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew and Girl
Sleuths. The panel looks to examine how girl sleuth fictions are parodied.
What values are being satirized in these works, and for what purpose? In what
ways do parodical representations of characters like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames,
etc. alter the originals? The panel looks to exmaine this question in light of
such works as Mabel Maney's Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless series, Kate
Emburg's Susan Slutt series, recent single-title works by Chelsea Cain, Susan
Kandel, and others.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)

 

Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

 

Proposals on Tolkien's legendarium, including but not limited to The Lord of
the Rings, are sought for a sponsored session on "Gender and Ethnicity in
Tolkien" for the 2007 International Congress on medieval studies.

 

CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/07; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

What's a Woman to Do: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World : By its cultural definition, motherhood is a role that requires one to act as a caretaker, to provide a safe and sustaining environment, to enable the next generation's well-being. But to live in a post-apocalyptic world suggests that the environment has become hostile to life, destroying the possibility of a future and hope of regeneration.
   
  This panel explores how does post-1950s fiction present the mother figure within the conditions of a post-apocalyptic world? Potential approaches may include: Ecocritical Readings, Feminist Theory, Psychoanalytical Theory, and Cultural Studies.
   

CFP: Young Mothers (11/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Association for Research on Mothering

                            CALL FOR PAPERS
                      NEW DEADLINE : NOV 1, 2006!

 The editorial board is seeking submissions for Vol. 9.1 of the Journal
           of the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM)
                 to be published in Spring/Summer 2007.

                 The journal will explore the subject:

                             Young Mothers

CFP: Spinsters in 20th C. British Novel (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Dana J. Shiller

ODD WOMEN OUT: SPINSTERS IN THE 20th C. BRITISH NOVEL

Panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, =
Baltimore, 1-4 March 2007

"The position of the unmarried woman--unless, of course, she is =
somebody's mistress, is of no interest whatsoever to the readers of =
modern fiction."
                                    --Barbara Pym, A Very Private Eye, =
1972

CFP: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Studies (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

  GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES
   
  Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
   
  POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
  2007 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Copley Place
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA,
  please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized
  around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.
  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four
  papers or speakers per standard session.
   

CFP: Queering the &quot;Beautiful Young Man&quot; (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
DonnEng_at_aol.com

The concept of "the beautiful young man," as clearly recognized in such works
as Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" and Edward Albee's "The American Dream," is
a pervasive archetype in American literature, and it problematizes,
challenges and queers heteronormative paradigms of representation. This panel seeks to
explore iterations of the archetype and how it informs a broader contextual
understanding of other American literary concepts such as R.W. B. Lewis'
"American Adam." Sponsored by the NEMLA LGBT Caucus. Submissions, inquiries, and
250-300 word abstracts may be sent electronically (in MSWord format as an
attachment) to Donald P. Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University:

CFP: &quot;Chick Lit.' Area (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Amy Lerman

CFP=3A =93Chick Lit=2E=94 Area
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2006
Southwest/Texas Popular =26 American Culture Associations 28th Annual =

Conference
Albuquerque=2C NM February 14-17=2C 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque=2C NM 87102
Phone=3A 1=2E505=2E842=2E1234
Fax=3A 1=2E505=2E766=2E6710
Proposals are now being accepted for the =93Chick Lit=2E=94 Area=2C and a=
ll =

those interested are encouraged to participate=2E (Graduate =

students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate or =

register to attend the conference=2E) Listed below are some suggestions =

for possible presentations=2C but topics not included here are also =

CFP: Writing the Queer Self (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Damion Clark

Writing the Queer Self: Sex, Gender, and the Creation of Space in Queer
Life Writing
=20
This panel seeks to examine the roles that the inclusion of queer sex and
gender non-conformity in LGBT autobiographies, diaries, and memoirs play in
creating a unique rhetorical space for queer bodies. Additionally, this
panel will look at the ways that specifically queer life writing alters the
landscapes of literary biographies of LGBT authors, and the interpretations
of their works. Possible topics might include a reading of place that quee=
r
sex holds in Joe Orton=B9s diaries, his creation of a hyper-masculine and
hyper-sexual persona, and how that influences John Lahr=B9s biography, and

CFP: LGBTQ America Today (10/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
John Hawley

I am under contract with Greenwood Press to edit a three-volume, 600,000 word encyclopedia entitled 'LGBTQ America Today.' If you think you might be interested in contributing an entry or entries, please contact me and I will forward to you the full description, including the lengthy proposed table of contents that indicates the words allotted to each entry. I am setting a somewhat arbitrary deadline of Halloween for delivery of first drafts, principally as a sure-fire jog to the memory. Contributors are encouraged to finish well before that (on the other hand, a bit more time may be available if one's workload has become oppressive).

UPDATE: Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race (8/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Jennifer Musial

Below is a second reminder of our call for papers.
You'll also notice that we are now soliciting book reviews in addition to
original essays for the journal.
_________________________________

 Please Forward... deadline approaching.

 Call for Papers: Special theme issue of 'Reconstruction: Studies in
Contemporary Culture'

 'Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture' is an open access,
electronic,
 peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing cultural studies work from
emerging
 and established scholars worldwide.

 We now invite submissions for our special-theme issue tentatively titled,
 "Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race"

CFP: The Merry Widow: Rethinking Widowhood in History, Culture, and Society (UK) (12/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
McAvoy E.

THE MERRY WIDOW: RETHINKING WIDOWHOOD IN HISTORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
=20
Papers and full sessions for a strand on medieval widowhood are =
currently
being sought for a conference hosted by the Centre for Research into =
Gender
in Culture and Society (GENCAS) at the University of Wales, Swansea =
July
7th-9th, 2007.

Keynote Speakers:=20
Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Professor of German Literature, Exeter College,
Oxford
Dr Anneke Mulder-Bakker, Fellow in Medieval History, University of =
Leiden,
Netherlands
Susie Boyt, Novelist

CFP: Queer(ing) Melodrama (8/1/06; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Mcharper65_at_aol.com

2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
Chicago, IL
March 8-11, 2007

I am currently seeking papers for the following panel:

Queer(ing) Melodrama

Recent theories of genre encourage thinking of melodrama not as a singular
generic category, but as a sustained modality in all popular American films
(among other national industries). As such, melodrama would possess a
democratizing potential for personifying social forces within a visual realm, thus
contesting the ideologies and binaries that produce cultural "others."

CFP: Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers (7/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:17pm
Guygirl1_at_aol.com

Editor seeks a few more essays for an edited collection tentatively entitled
"Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers, edited by
Joyce Harte.
 
At the invitation of Cambridge Scholars Press, I am submitting for
publication a book of critical scholarly essays on the topic of loss and mourning in
the writings of Caribbean women writers. Most of the essays for the book
derive from papers given at a conference of the North East Modern Language
Association in March 2006.
 
The consideration of loss and mourning in Caribbean women's writing is an
exciting new discourse emerging fefore us and, while there is a considerable

CFP: Representation of Sex and Sexuality in Recent Caribbean Women's Writing (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:17pm
JHarte_at_bmcc.cuny.edu

Since the 1990s, recent Anglophone Caribbean writing has broken the
literary mold set by the text of the 1950s onwards by foregrounding the
trope of sex and sexuality, along with the relational categories of race,
class, and gender to give a fuller understanding of Caribbean reality.
There is now a pressing need for critical, scholarly, examination of this
new dimension of Caribbean literature.

I invite papers that examine the representation of sex and sexuality as
illustrated in the poetry, fiction, and autobiographical work of
contemporary women writers of the Anglophone Caibbean.

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