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CFP: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Caucus (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:16pm

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Caucus Seminar
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
October 12-14, 2006 in Tucson, AZ

Proposals are invited on all topics related to GLBTQ literary, film and
media studies, critical theory, and cultural studies, for presentation at
the 2006 annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language
Association ( Interdisciplinary approaches are
particularly encouraged.

Proposals, consisting of a paper title and a 300-word abstract, may be
submitted by e-mail to or by post to

CFP: Women and War (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm

Women and War in 20th Century Literature

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,

Contributors are invited to submit critical works
portraying women in war narratives. These papers can
examine works both by women or in which women are
included. Any theory or critical approach is welcomed,
as are interdisciplinary works.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Women addressing the cultural changes concomitant with
a war

Women on the home front

Sexuality in war narratives

Feminism and war

UPDATE: Trans–– : Negotiations and Resistance (grad) (1/20/06; 4/7/06–4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Mary-Ann Davis

Trans --: Negotiations and Resistance

19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Association of English Graduate Students
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
April 7 - 8, 2006

* Keynote speakers
* Abstract deadline extension
* Conference website


We are pleased to announce critical keynote speaker Juana Maria Rodriguez, and creative keynote speaker Pireeni Sundaralingam, with Colm O'Riain.

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

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Stokes, Claudia

The William Dean Howells Society invites paper proposals that examine=20
Howells's relationships with women, broadly defined. Possible paper=20
topics may include Howells's own personal life, his fiction and=20
criticism, literary friendships, writings on marriage and sexuality, or=20
editorial work.=20

Please send by January 8, 2006 paper proposals no longer than 500 words=20
and copy of cv to Claudia Stokes at or by=20
post to Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, Dept of English, 1 Trinity=20
Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.=20



Dr. Claudia Stokes

Assistant Professor of English

CFP: Women in the Classroom Roundtable (1/19/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Laura Tanner

Study for the Society of American Women Writers, 3rd International Conference; Sheraton Society Hill; Philadephia, PA; Nov. 8 - 11, 2006.

Women in the Classroom: A Pedagogy Roundtable

This roundtable will address pedagogical issues which arise in teaching undergraduate courses on women writers. Potential participants might consider responding to some of the following questions, or developing their own:

CFP: Genderful Experiences (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 5/25/06-5/26/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

Conference Date: May 25/26, 2006
Deadline for Proposals: 15 February 2006

-We had the experience but missed the meaning.-
T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets (1941)

Experience is defined as a - direct participation or observation of
events - which results in a production of knowledge. This experience
can be encountered by an individual, community or nation.1

CFP: Gender and National Identity in Film and Television (grad & new scholars) (UK) (2/25/06; 6/23/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm

Gender and National Identity in Film and Television: A Postgraduate
One-day Conference
The University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK **Conference date: Friday, June
23, 2006

This conference seeks postgraduates and new scholars researching,
historicizing, and theorizing the intersection of gender and nation in
film and television. The intersection of these two discourses is our
focus but we are interested also in papers that consider the relationship
of gender and nation within the frame of other film and television studies
topics. Essays with an interdisciplinary framework are welcome. Topics
may include (but are not limited to) the following:

CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Foster, Allyson

Call for Papers


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =


March 17, 2006


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).



>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.


CFP: Ecofeminism and Literature (3/1/06; collection)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Andrea Campbell

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:

-third world countries
-environmental destruction

UPDATE: Women and Labor (grad) (2/1/06; 3/4/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
amita nijhawan

Please be informed that the new deadline for submission of
abstracts is February 1, 2006. In addition, there are two
cash awards of $200 and $100 resp. for the two best

The (se)X Factor in Labor

CFP: Margaret Fuller (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Jeffrey Steele

Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
November 8 – 11, 2006; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Margaret Fuller Society invites proposals on any aspect of Margaret
Fuller's work. Especially welcome would be proposals that consider: Fuller
and other 19th-century women writers, Fuller's model of history, Fuller in
New York, Fuller's discourses of liberation, Fuller and Mickiewicz or
Mazzini, Fuller and 19th-century aesthetic theories.
Please email 1-2 page proposals and a curriculum vita to Jeffrey Steele at by January 15, 2006. Inquiries and questions welcome.

CFP: Intermarriage in American Indigenous History (6/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:41pm
Gayle Gullett

Call for Papers
Intermarriage in American Indigenous History: Explorations in Power and
Intimacy in North America
A Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Due date for Receipt of Papers is June 1, 2006

Guest Editors:
Cathleen D. Cahill (History, University of New Mexico)
Jacki Rand (History and American Indian and Native Studies, University
of Iowa)
Kerry Wynn (History, University of Illinois at

UPDATE: Women and Justice (12/30/05; NEWSA, 2/25/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:40pm
Dresdner, Lisa

New England Women's Studies Association (NEWSA) conference
February 25, 2006
hosted by Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT=20
NEW deadline for proposals: December 30, 2005
Theme: Women and Justice
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Representations of Women, Women and War, Laws of the body, =

Reproductive Health, Bodies of Law, Women and Mental Health

Movements toward Justice, Women and Religion, Women and Leadership

Women and Technology, Race and Justice, Sex Work, Sex Trafficking

Engendering Power, Women and Place, Women's Health, =20

CFP: Representations of Women in Word and Image (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 5/26/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Victoria Adams

An Inter-disciplinary Postgraduate Conference
University of Newcastle, 26 May 2006

Both historic and contemporary representations of women in word and image are understood, all too often, through the madonna/whore dichotomy: from the delicate Victorian waif to the red-lipsticked vamp of fifties film noir; from Molly Bloom to Buffy. This conference will consider iconic representations and enduring archetypes of women, addressing their persistent appeal and exposing their limitations. What makes certain versions of femininity archetypal? Can they be subverted, challenged, and/or reclaimed?

CFP: Gender and Victorian Reform (6/1/06; 10/20/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Rose, Anita R.

Call for Papers
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: Identities, Sexualities, Diversities (UK) (1/20/06; 7/14/06-7/15/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
S J Gillis

*apologies for cross-posting*

*please circulate widely*


Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 19th Annual Conference

July 14-15th, 2006

University of Bradford, UK


The focus of the Conference will be on making links between theory and action, academics and activists. Conference themes will be interdisciplinary, and reflect both United Kingdom and International diversities. Streams include but do not restrict papers to identity, sexuality, diversity and:

* Social care
* European studies
* Race, ethnicity,
* Disability and ability
* Heterosexuality, sexuality, identity
* Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual identity
* Criminal Justice

CFP: Women Writing War (1/10/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Abbey Zink

CFP: Women Writing War (SSAWW, Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006)

      Margaret Fuller, Edith Wharton, and Martha Gellhorn are among notable
American women writers who have written extensively about war. Proposals
are sought for a panel at the 2006 SSAWW conference in Philadelphia
(11/8-11/11/06) that explores the ways in which American women writers have
responded to war. Of particular interest are proposals that investigate
cross-genre practices. Possible topics include the following: war
reportage as literature, war in popular fiction, and war and travel
writing. E-mail one-page proposal and brief biographical statement to
Abbey Zink at by Jan. 10th.

CFP: Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects (1/10/06; 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm

April 21-22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
State University of New York at Buffalo

Panel Proposal Deadline: 1/10/06
Individual Paper Deadline: 2/15/06

CFP: The Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar (1/16/06; 5/30/06-6/3/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:20pm

Call for Papers
            The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars invites=20
abstracts for the 10th Anniversary International Conference =E2=80=9CThe Car=
Woman Writer as Scholar: Imagining/Theorizing/Creating=E2=80=9D to be held M=
ay 30-June 3,=20
2006, at Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
            Sample Panel Topics:
            The Creative Theoretical
            Caribbean Feminist Theory
            The Caribbean Imaginary
            Orality and the Creative Imagination
            Imagining Progressive Futures
            One Caribbean in the Vision of Writers and Artists

CFP: Sexuality Out of Place (12/30/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
Anupama Arora

Call for Papers

Sexuality Out of Place
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 31st—April 1st 2006, Earlham College

The 2006 "Sexuality Out of Place" conference is focused on examining the
relationship of space, place, and geography with sexuality; it interested in
exploring the different ways the location of identity plays out when
sexuality, sexual difference, and geography are taken seriously. This
conference will welcome graduate work—historical and contemporary—focused on
discourse, narratives, and practices of sexuality understood through the
prism of place and space, including

CFP: Women and Illness (1/5/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Beth Jensen

Theoretical Approaches to Illness for the 2006 SSAWW in Philadelphia, PA.

Elements of physical or mental illness appear in various works by American
women. The panel calls for papers that analyze illness using various
approaches, such as feminist theory, psychoanalysis, etc. Send proposals to on or before January 5, 2006.

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American Women's Writing (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Marit MacArthur

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American
Women's Writing

How did anti-Calvinist religious movements (with a new belief in progress
and human perfectability) condition reformist American literature by women
during the period 1840-1895? Of particular interest are works that exposed
and criticized industrial working conditions, such as Rebecca Harding
Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, but papers on any reformist women's
writing works from this period are welcome.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 15th to: