[Update] Deadline Extended to June 22nd, 2018
gender studies and sexuality
We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2018 conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages."
PAMLA 2018 will take place in Bellingham, Washington from November 9th-November 11th.
Updated Call for Papers, Doris Lessing Studies 2018: Special Topic & Open Topic
“Alternative Domesticities in the Works of Doris Lessing.”
Following Jenni Diski’s 2016 memoir, In Gratitude, we invite new readings of Lessing’s portrayals of non-biological families, non-normative modes of affiliation and dependence, and unconventional households and genealogies.
In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.
CFP: Tolkien Studies
2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference
Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2018
Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality
Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.
Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018
The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on
“Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr
Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018
Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018
Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018
Politics of Boredom
20-21 September 2018
University of Amsterdam
Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres
Call for Papers
Confirmed keynote speakers
Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)
Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)
This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30.