Gravity assist is a slingshot move, when one object uses the gravity of another to propel itself out of orbit. This concept from space travel, first used with the Mariner 10 probe in 1974, functions as a metaphor for escaping the constraints of the present to create change for the future. The conference, to be held by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia, 14-15 September, 2018, aims to examine strategies for challenging the limitations of the present in order to escape from them. Much contemporary thought is unfortunately, but understandably, focused on dystopia.
gender studies and sexuality
“Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration”
ELN (English Language Notes) Fall 2019 (Duke University Press)
Editors: Ramesh Mallipeddi, University of Colorado Boulder and Cristobal Silva, Columbia University
Women's and Gender Studies Symposium
North Carolina Central University
"#StayWoke: Intersections of Gender, Race, Class & Activisim"
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The North Carolina Central University Women's and Gender Studies Program is now accepting abstracts for the second annual resesarch symposium on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Durham, NC.
Metamorphoses: Mementos and Futurities
The University of British Columbia - English Graduate Conference
University of British Columbia
May 4-5, 2018
Of bodies changed to other forms I tell;
You Gods, who have yourselves wrought every change,
Inspire my enterprise and lead my lay
In one continuous song from nature’s first
Remote beginnings to our modern times.
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book I
Call For Papers
QTRG Spring Conference: Futures of Queer Theory
Location: UC Irvine
Conference Date: May 11th, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis)
Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017
The OEB Literary Society invites prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at email@example.com Abstracts are due no later than January 15, 2018 and should include a brief biographical note.
Women Writing Diaspora:
Transnational Perspectives in the 21st Century
Call for Papers
Rose Sackeyfio Ph. D.
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on April 19-20th, 2018.
‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’ is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. ‘Revenant’ is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on folk horror, guest edited by Dr. Dawn Keetley.
Special Issue: Women & LanguageGuest Editor: Leland G. Spencer, Miami University Transcending the Acronym: Genders, Sexes, Sexualities, and Gender Identities Beyond “LGBT” Article Deadline: January 31, 2018