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CFP: New Perspectives on Susanna Rowson (12/1/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:34pm
Jennifer Desiderio

CFP: New Perspectives on Susanna Rowson (SSAWW, Philadelphia, November 8-11, 2006)

It has been twenty years since the recovery and republication of Rowson's /Charlotte Temple/. We solicit papers for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference that address new areas of scholarship on this now canonical author. We are particularly interested in papers which situate Rowson in new contexts or address her lesser known works.

Please email 200 word abstracts by December 1, 2005 to Jennifer Desiderio, Canisius College(desider1_at_canisius.edu)and Desiree Henderson, University of Texas at Arlington(dhenderson_at_uta.edu <mailto:dhenderson_at_uta.edu>).

CFP: European Women Writers 1700-1900 (UK) (11/1/05; 3/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:42pm
Gillian Dow

Translators, Interpreters, Mediators: Women Writers 1700-1900

Proposals are invited for papers for an interdisciplinary study day to be
held at Chawton House Library on the 11th of March 2006. Chawton House is
an Elizabethan Manor that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, and
opened in July 2003 as a Centre for the Study of Early English Women's
Writing, 1600 - 1830. The event is jointly organised by Chawton House
Library, the University of Southampton English Department, and the project
"The International Reception of Women's Writing" (Research Institute for
History and Cultures of Utrecht University, The Netherlands).

CFP: Privacy and Women's Issues (10/25/06; KSU CSC, 3/9/06-3/11/06)

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Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
michele janette

Call for Papers:

I am organizing a panel on =93Privacy and Women=92s Issues=94 for the =
KSU =20
Cultural Studies Conference on =93Privacy=94 next March (March 9-11, =20
2006, in Manhattan, Kansas).

Possible topics include the history of women=92s legal status as =20
private individuals, the relationship between privacy and gender =20
across different cultures and historical periods, the role of public =20
institutions (including laws) in upholding or curtailing women=92s =20
privacy, the ways privacy might be or has been used to reduce women=92s =20=

freedoms, etc.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please send a 1-=20=

CFP: Lesbians and Bisexual Women on Television (1/15/06; anthology)

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Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:13pm
rebecca beirne

In recent years, several academic texts have been published on queer representation on television including Steven Capsuto's Alternate Channels, Larry Gross' Up From Invisibility and Stephen Tropiano's The Prime Time Closet. Many of these studies focus largely, or at times exclusively, on gay men, and almost all focus solely on American examples. With the ongoing expansion in terms of both the volume and quality of representation of lesbian and bisexual women on television, the time has now come for an academic anthology that focuses on the representation of queer women on television internationally.

 

Potential thematics could include but are not limited to an analysis of:

CFP: Women in Science Fiction (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
BoatswainB_at_aol.com

Paper proposals including but not limited to the following "regions" in
science fiction studies: the feminine, the male gaze, women in media (film, comic
book covers, television), women authors (Joanna Russ, Ursula LeGuin), female
utopias/dystopias.

CFP: Women's Connection (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:14pm
BoatswainB_at_aol.com

We invite papers on literature written by and/or about women for the Womens
Connection segment of the College English Association's 37th annual conference
meeting, 6-8 April 2006, San Antonio, Texas. Paper proposals should address
this year's conference theme: Regions (including but not limited to:
geographical regions, temporal regions, imaginary regions, political regions, cultural
regions, pedagogical regions).
 
Proposals should include the following information:
Name
Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing Address (including zip code)
Phone number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words
A-V needs, if any

CFP: Irish Studies: Geographies and Genders (11/15/05; Southern ACIS, 2/23-2/26/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Marti D. Lee

CALL FOR PAPERS
IRISH STUDIES: GEOGRAPHIES AND GENDERS
American Conference for Irish Studies
2006 Southern Regional Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
February 23-26, 2006

The University of South Carolina will host the 2006 Southern Regional
Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies in Columbia, SC,
February 23-26, 2006. Special guests will include poets Eavan Boland and Vona
Groarke. Some sessions will be held in conjunction with the USC Women's
Studies conference on "Transnational Feminisms."

UPDATE: Attending to Early Modern Women&ndash;&ndash;and Men (10/6/05; 11/9/06&ndash;11/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Karen Nelson

The deadline for interdisciplinary workshop proposals for "Attending to Early Modern Women--and Men" has been extended to October 6, 2005. We hope you are drafting a proposal!

While the keynote address and plenary speakers will concentrate on what
scholars of early modern women can learn from considering men and
masculinity, workshops may consider masculinity or CONTINUE PAST CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WOMEN AND GENDER. Workshops should, however, focus
on one of the plenary topics themselves: theorizing gender, childhood,
violence, and pedagogies.

Proposals should be postmarked OCTOBER 6, 2005. The conference convenes in College Park, MD, November 9-11, 2006.

CFP: Religion and Gender in the Early Modern Period (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Karen Raber

Religion and Gender in the Early Modern Period:

This is a call for papers for a book-length collection of essays that brings
into dialogue male and female voices on the question of gender and religion
in the literature, visual arts, religious writings, and culture of the late
medieval and early modern period. We are interested in treatments of
authors who directly or indirectly engage one another in debate, but we are
also interested in bringing into dialogue by their juxtaposition in this
collection male and female voices of authors who may not necessarily have
known of each other's work but who nonetheless seem to "speak" to one
another.

UPDATE: Feminism, Filmmaking, Fluidity (10/14/05; collection)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
corinn.columpar_at_utoronto.ca

Please note: the deadline for receipt of proposals for the follwoing anthology
has been extended to 14 October 2005.

(Un)Making the Cut: Feminism, Filmmaking, Fluidity
Edited by Corinn Columpar and Sophie Mayer

UPDATE: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
Barbara Cook

CFP NeMLA - 2006 - Philadelphia - March 2-5

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: Lads in Popular Fiction (UK) (9/30/05; 2/18/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Knowles, Joanne

Association for Research in Popular Fictions

Lads in popular fiction: a colloquium on contemporary masculinity
Saturday 18th February 2006
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

CFP: Cruel and Unusual Mothers in the Eighteenth Century (10/25/05; SCSECS, 2/23/06-2/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Mesa-Pelly, Judith

CFP: South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
 
Cocoa Beach, Florida, 23-26 February 2006
 
 
"'Monsters of inhumanity': Mothers, Cruel and Unusual"
 
Proposals from all disciplines invited on cruel or unusual mothers in fact or fiction. Possible topics include: infanticide, child abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, mothers with unusual professions, very young or very old mothers, extraordinary births, or other types of mothers whose lifestyle or mothering practices may have been cruel, illegal, or just out of the mainstream.
 
250-word proposals, email preferred, by 25 October 2005 to mesapellyj_at_apsu.edu
 
Judith Broome
Department of Languages and Literature

CFP: Women, Gender, Pedagogy (10/31/05; CUNY, 2/24/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Baiada, Christa

Call for Papers

Women, Gender, Pedagogy: Conference on Feminist Pedagogy

Friday, February 24, 2006

CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2005

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The Feminist Studies Group at the CUNY Graduate Center seeks =
participants for an afternoon conference on feminist pedagogies for =
scholars who teach (or hope to) Women's or Gender Studies or who =
incorporate these studies and feminist pedagogies into other =
disciplines. The goals of the conference are two-fold: =20

1) To share pedagogical methods and ideas for teaching women's and =
gender studies and/or feminist approaches to teaching in various =
disciplines=20

UPDATE: MP International Feminist Journal: Choice (9/6/05; online journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP feminist peer-reviewed biannual e-journal is seeking papers on the
subject of "CHOICE". The word choice has been used as a galvanizing point
concerning abortion, but the concept of the right to choose extends well
beyond the womb. Feminists argue over the kinds of choices we make...the
choice to be a stay at home mother or have a consuming career, the choice to
 marry or not to marry, the choice to be celibate or to be sexually
promiscuous, the choice to agree or disagree with feminist "party lines",
etc. We are seeking academic papers, personal narratives, creative writing,
or journalistic writings that wrestle with the idea of gender and choice in

CFP: Women's Studies Area (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Pat Tyrer

February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Proposals for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on
any aspect of women's studies are invited. Please send inquiries regarding
this area to Pat Tyrer at the email or physical address below. Submission
deadline is November 15, 2005, and registration deadline is December 31,
2005.

CFP: William Dean Howells and Women (1/8/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Stokes, Claudia

The William Dean Howells Society invites paper proposals that examine
Howells's relationships with women, broadly defined. Possible paper
topics may include Howells's own personal life, his fiction and
criticism, literary friendships, writings on marriage and sexuality, or
editorial work.

Please send by January 8, 2006 paper proposals no longer than 500 words
and copy of cv to Claudia Stokes at Claudia.stokes_at_trinity.edu or by
post to Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, Dept of English, 1 Trinity
Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

__________________________________

Dr. Claudia Stokes

Assistant Professor of English

Co-Director, Women's and Gender Studies

Trinity University

CFP: Women's Autobiography (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
marilyn.rye_at_att.net

"Women's Autobiography: Private Memories, Public Voices." Panel for Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006.

This panel will examine critical questions about women's autobiographical writing, a topic which has generated wide interest over the past three decades. Looking at women's writing in this genre from historical and theoretical perspectives complicates the issues raised in discussions of autobiographical writing and identifies the use of strategies such as imitation, masquerade, subversion, and disruption of conventions. Papers may focus on different types of autobiographical writing by women in different historical time periods and cultures.

CFP: Reexamining Hollywood Queers 1969-85 (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
Scott F. Stoddart

Looking Backwards: Re-reading Hollywood's Queer Images, 1969 – 1985

At last year's NEMLA, the GLBT caucus sponsored an engaging panel on the relevance of Vito Russo's landmark study of Hollywood cinema, The Celluloid Closet; this panel seeks to continue the discussion by focusing on Hollywood products from the years 1969 – 1985.

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