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CFP: Women in Literature (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimber Knutson

CALL FOR PAPERS.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

The Women in Literature panel of PAMLA invites proposals for papers and
presentations on this wide-open topic to be considered for its 104th
annual conference.

Please submit a 500-word proposal and a 50-word abstract as a WORD or
RTF attachment via e-mail or regular mail to:

Kimber L. Knutson
English Department
Arizona State University
PO Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302
kimber.knutson_at_asu.edu
or
kknutson4_at_cox.net

UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
J. Elizabeth Clark

CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
  
  EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15
  
  Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
  
  Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
  Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
  queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
  cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
  Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins, cynthia.tompkins_at_asu.edu.

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th for Proposals on
Interdisciplinary Scholarly and Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference:
.Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist
Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.

University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006

Website: www.freewebs.com/wsgo2006conference

Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, feminist sociologist Dr. Karen Rosenblum, and
Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

UPDATE: Women of Color Panel (3/22/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas, Tx;
   
  Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Dallas, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 22, 2006.
   
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack jfbpack_at_yahoo.com;
   

CFP: Mothering as/in Text (5/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Pegeen Reichert Powell

Call for Papers for an edited collection: Mothering as/in Text

The editors of a new collection are looking for submissions that
explore the ways that motherhood—as a practice, a set of beliefs, a
political and cultural category—gets written and distributed through a
wide variety of texts.

The collection will feature a variety of disciplinary perspectives and
methodological approaches to this topic, and "text" should be
understood broadly here. For example, submissions might include studies
of

CFP: Latin American Gay Protagonists in Literature and Film (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Miguel Marrero

CFP: "Latin American Gay protagonists in Literature and Film".
(deadline for proposals March 15; MLA conference 27-30 December:
Philadelphia)
 
I would like to put together a Special Session at the December 2006 MLA
convention, in Philadelphia. I am looking for papers that address Latin
American Gay protagonists in literature and/or film and notions of
exile, identity, and community. I am specifically looking for papers
that use Benedict Anderson's model of community as nation, but am open
to other theoretical structures of analysis as well.
If you are interested, please send me a brief 1-2 page abstract by
March 15th @ miguelm_at_dcccd.edu.
 
Chair
Miguel Marrero

CFP: Love Wars: Personal Narratives on Challenging Romantic Relationships (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Chitiga, Miriam

CFP: Love Wars: Call for analytical essays and personal narratives on
challenging romantic relationships Deadline April 30 2006

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We are requesting contributions in the form of analytical essays and /
or personal narratives based on actual experiences of "romantic"
relationships, especially heterosexual relationships. We are
particularly interested in those papers that critically discuss how the
writer wrestled with a challenging relationship(s). Therefore, any
essays that explicate any trials and tribulations that the authors
endured / enjoyed are most welcome.

CFP: Remembering Nellie Y. McKay (3/24/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Kimberly Blockett

CFP
The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

UPDATE: Short Fiction Session: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and Katherine Anne Porter (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Julie Chappell

VENUE AND DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY SCMLA:

Abstracts are invited for the Short Fiction Session of the South Central
Modern Language Association meeting which will take place in Dallas, Texas,
26-28 October 2006.

"Revolutionizing Short Fiction: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and
Katherine Anne Porter"

This session invites papers exploring any of the revolutionary and
revolutionizing aspects of the short fiction of Kate Chopin, Katherine
Mansfield, and/or Katherine Anne Porter. Four papers will be accepted for
this panel.

Some aspects of "revolution" which might be explored include but are not
limited to:

CFP: Gay & Lesbian (and Queer) Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Joshua Fenton

Call For Papers: Gay & Lesbian Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 November
10-11, 2006 University of California, Riverside Riverside, California

 

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006

 

Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference.

 

While the panel is open to any topic in Gay & Lesbian Studies, I am
particularly interested in papers that address the following areas:

 

-Queer community formation/dissolution

 

-The role of Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory in a Democracy

 

-Lesbian/Gay/Queer citizenship

 

UPDATE: Bisexuality and the Biopolitics of Family (6/30/06; journal issue/book)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Serena Anderlini

Revised/expanded call:

BISEXUALITY AND THE BIOPOLITICS OF "FAMILY":
        
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ELECTIVE KINSHIP, LOVE, EROTICISM, AFFINITY,
AND PARENTING

The rationale for the project is explained below while list of
suggested/possible foci follows.

CFP: Speaking of Women: Womanhood in Literary Culture (4/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
BoatswainB_at_aol.com

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on women's literary
culture in 19th and 20th century literature. This book will pay specific attention
to the various ways in which women writers "speak" by confronting, connecting,
embracing, challenging, and defining identities of womanhood. Special
considerations include, but are not limited to: domesticity, mothering, sexuality,
representations of historical women, women of color, displaced women,
mythological and/or ideological representations of womanhood, communities of women
writers, the literary marketplace.

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Visualizing the New Woman 1890-1915 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:31pm
Dagle, Joan

Call for papers for proposed special session for MLA '06 in Philadelphia
that will explore representations of the New Woman in American culture
in the period from 1890 to 1915.
To what extent, how, and to what end did venues such as early silent
films or the stage represent the New Woman and to what extent did such
representations "echo" the familiar periodical and newspaper
illustrations of the figure? Other questions that might be addressed:
How are such representations like or unlike those in the literature of
the period? Is there a transatlantic dimension to such images?
Please send 500-word abstracts by March 15 to Joan Dagle
(jdagle_at_ric.edu).
Panelists must be MLA members by April 7.

UPDATE: Research-Pedagogy-History (3/6/06; Gender Across Borders, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
A Spain

Call For Papers: Research - Pedagogy - History

Accepted Panel
Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: March 6, 2006

UPDATE: Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects (grad) (3/6/06; 4/21/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
A Spain

UPDATE: GENDER ACROSS BORDERS II: RESEARCH SUBJECTS (Grad)
April 21-22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
State University of New York at Buffalo
genderbuffalo.org

Call for Papers - Extended Deadline: March 6, 2006

We welcome abstracts of papers and poster displays from all disciplines. Abstracts should be
submitted online at genderbuffalo.org or included in the body of an email sent to
adspain_at_buffalo.edu, and must not exceed 300 words. Please include a brief bio no longer
than 200 words.

CFP: Material Words (3/6/06; Gender Across Borders II, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Schlesinger

Call For Papers: Material Words
Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2006
Panel Organizer: Kyle Schlesinger ks46_at_buffalo.edu

Taking a cue from Madonna's 'Material Girl,' the 'Material Words' panel will feature papers
that explore the media and/or mediums of women's poetry and/or textual production.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

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

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 1:13am
Katherine Malone

NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRODUCTION
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: TBA
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: Sex and Citizenship (3/15/06; NEASA, 9/15/06-9/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
renee.bergland_at_simmons.edu

Please submit paper proposals for a panel on sex and citizenship, to be
presented at the NEASA "Homeland Insecurity" conference in Portland, Maine next
September. Abstract and brief cv, please. The deadline for submissions is Mar
15. Information on the conference is available at www.neasa.org. I'll be happy
to answer any questions before then. Renee.Bergland_at_simmons.edu

UPDATE: Theorizing the 'First Wave' Gobally (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
kanika batra

Deadline extended:
   
  Theorizing the 'First Wave' Globally

Theorizing feminisms globally, from late 19th to mid 20th centuries, emphasizing sexuality and class, interrogating Western periodization ('first wave'). Abstracts by March 10, 2006 to Pamela Caughie (pcaughi_at_luc.edu) and Kanika Batra (kanikabat_at_yahoo.com).

UPDATE: The Food Memoir: Tales of Family and Culture (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Waxman, Barbara

Update is for last sentence of CFP

The Food Memoir: Tales of Family and Culture

An Increasingly popular subgenre of autobiography, a form of
autobiography that Paul John Eakin calls the "relational life story,"
the food memoir (by M.F.K. Fisher, Leslie Li, and Ruth Reichl, for
example) intertwines narratives of family life, travel, and
cross-cultural experiences with recipes and the author's representation
of an evolving self. Essays about published memoirs of 7 to 8 pages or
250-word abstracts are welcome.

Thanks very much.

Barbara Waxman

UPDATE: Ecofeminism and Literature (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Andrea Campbell

Deadline extended

Due to March 1 being a popular deadline for many conferences, I am extendin=
g
the deadline of this call to March 15, 2006.

I am seeking papers that address Ecofeminism and Literature for a book
proposal I am currently working on, which is pending publication with
Cambridge Scholars Press. Papers will be considered for this collection.

Possible topics can address Ecofeminism and:

-race
-class
-gender
-third world countries
-environmental destruction
-sexism
-heterosexism
-colonialism
-militarism

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (2/28/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Bilger, Audrey

Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association
Conference:
Students and Teachers Working Together
Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within
Borders
 
April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles
Call for Proposals
In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of
horrific proportions
-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
regions,
mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The
enormity of
these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected
human failings
is borne out disproportionately along gender, race, and class lines.
Such disasters

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