category: gender studies and sexuality

Unsettling Empire: Material Culture and the Global Economy in Nineteenth-Century Literature

full name / name of organization: 
C19: March 17-20, 2016
contact email: 
hwayne@english.umass.edu

In the nineteenth century, the question of the United States' growing status as a world power manifested itself not only through territorial expansionism, but also through the nation's economic ties t

[UPDATE - Deadline 01/09/2015] Reading Risk in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
A Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Colloquium, University of Birminham
contact email: 
riskinUSfiction@gmail.com

Five days after 9/11, Republican Party activist James Pinkerton proclaimed that ‘the World Trade Center has been destroyed, but this has also been a crushing defeat for irony, cynicism and hipness.

CFP for Edited Collection - Seeing Animals: Derrida, Visuality, and Exposures of the Human

full name / name of organization: 
James Tink / Sarah Bezan
contact email: 
jmtink@g-mail.tohoku-university.jp

Editors:
James Tink (Tohoku University, Japan)
Sarah Bezan (University of Alberta, Canada)

[REMINDER] Use, Abuse, Abstinence: Reading Alcohol in Literature | NEMLA 2016, March 17-20 | Submission Deadline Sept. 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
odonnellb12@gmail.com

This panel calls for papers that stake a claim in the cultural significance of representing alcohol or alcohol consumption. How do these representations relate to alcoholism as a disease and the alcoholic as an identity category? Does the text evaluate alcohol abuse morally or politically? Do communities organized around alcohol consumption facilitate social movements based on class, race, sexuality, or gender?

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Youth" by 18 Oct 2015

full name / name of organization: 
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
contact email: 
info@aspeers.com

When Theodore Roosevelt spoke of America as a "young giant of the West," a "nation glorious in youth and strength," at the Republican National Convention in 1900, he inserted himself into a long rhetorical tradition: Whether in promise or in criticism, identifying 'youth' with America and calling the US a nation that is yet to grow up constitutes a well-established trope in discussions of 'Americanness.' At the same time, adolescence and youth are core concepts at the heart of American literature and culture, and they are at the center of many contemporary debates. From the 'American Dream,' a coming-of-age story of sorts, to debates about the education sector, from moral panics about 'juvenile delinquency' to stories about America's youngest entrepreneurs, and from Huckleberry Finn to the controversial No Child Left Behind Act, childhood and adolescence are focal lenses in thinking about 'America,' inviting at least two complementary perspectives: one in which youth is a trope frequently tied to 'America' and one in which youth is a concern with deep cultural resonance in American culture.

For its ninth issue, aspeers thus dedicates the topical section to "American Youth" and invites European graduate students to critically and analytically explore the particular relationship between notions of youth and American culture."

Moms Reclaim Rhetoric: Call for Submissions for Site to Launch in December

full name / name of organization: 
Carolyn Buonomo
contact email: 
cbuonomo@kennesaw.edu

Submissions are invited for a site to launch in December that aims to reclaim the rhetoric used to shape the public’s perception of pregnant teens and young mothers.

[UPDATE] Southern Studies Conference 5-6 Feb. 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 
jhavard@aum.edu

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016.

CONTEXTUALIZING CONFLICT, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY NOVEMBER 12-14 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 
asat@shsu.edu

The 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held November 12th-14th, 2015 on the campus of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Fictional Religions (ACLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
nfredrickson@umail.ucsb.edu

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in

Reading religious texts as literature. Re-writing religion; undoing the misogyny.

full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj
contact email: 
tbharadwaj@yahoo.com

This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at literary-feminist interpretations/ re-readings of Hindu religious primary texts.

Connections: The Threads, Roots, and Pathways That Bind Us

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
gsu.newvoices@gmail.com

The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference.

[UPDATE]: Consuming and Consumption (Columbia, SC): abstract due October 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
contact email: 
cescon@mailbox.sc.edu or bryanlov@mailbox.sc.edu

Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art.

2016 NACCS TEJAS NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD

full name / name of organization: 
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies—Tejas Foco
contact email: 
Trevor.Boffone@gmail.com

Description of Award:

“Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness, April 1¬2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts”

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Women and Mythology
contact email: 
aswmsubmissions@gmail.com

Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our globa

Translation and Transmission of the Early Americas: "(T)racing the Language of Labor: The Early West Indian Plantation”

full name / name of organization: 
Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
vab@gwu.edu


Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015

ACLA 2016 - Revisiting the Archive: Finance and Contemporary Literature

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association // Harvard // March 17-20 2016.
contact email: 
lafinch@sas.upenn.edu // jjmcglot@indiana.edu

REVISITING THE ARCHIVE: FINANCE AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

250 WORD ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED SEPTEMBER 1-23, uploaded to http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting.

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
Top of Form

ACLA 2016: "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference"

full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Gelinas / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
contact email: 
mgelinas@umich.edu

In the context of the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016) we invite proposals for the seminar "Marked/Unmarked: Modes of Producing Difference."

Sidney Studies: New Circles, New Voices (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars.

Where Are We Now? Self & Other in Contemp Am Lit (ALA Symp: Frontiers & Borders in American Lit, San Antonio; due Sept 15)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Contemporary Literature
contact email: 
andrea.laurencell@sunyorange.edu

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the Frontiers & Borders in American Literatu

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu/kara_watts@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

UPDATE: Negotiating Shakespeare: History, Culture and Context: Oct. 8-10, 2015 (9/1/2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
stephsg@bgsu.edu

Please join us October 8-10, 2015 in Bowling Green, Ohio for the annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.This year, the OVSC is especially interested in papers and panels on the topic of negotiating

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century August 28, 2015; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Lamm
contact email: 
kkl9@duke.edu

Fabricating Truths: African-American Women and Clothing in the 19th Century

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal
contact email: 
melissa.purdue@mnsu.edu

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Roxanne Harde
contact email: 
rharde@ualberta.ca

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

full name / name of organization: 
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton
contact email: 
dchaudh1@binghamton.edu

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

A CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM BURTON (Abstr. by 30 September) [REMINDER]

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
contact email: 
adam_barkman@hotmail.com isonisanna@hotmail.com

A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna

Heidegger / Media

full name / name of organization: 
UTADEO Film and Media Studies Programm
contact email: 
heidegger.media@utadeo.ude.co

Heidegger / Media

Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte

Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)

Call for Chapters
Even if not referenced directly, Heidegger is a philosopher whose work is pervasive in nearly all media related academic literatures. Whether these investigations center technological development, media practices, textual analysis, or overtly embark with a political dimension, Heidegger’s influence is omnipresent. As such, this edited volume seeks to not only reveal the significant role Heidegger subliminally plays in several strands of media studies, but also elucidate new paths to which one can take by employing an explicit Heideggerian lens.

Specifically this book will develop Heidegger’s concepts to explore our current technological context and, although this book will predominantly be marketed for a media studies audience, we feel that the discipline of media studies, as Morley (2009) describes, ought to return to the full range of its classical concerns. Therefore, we invite submissions that embrace a variety of subject matter.

Below is a short but not exhaustive list of Heideggerian concepts and corresponding interrelated subjects that we’d like to explore.

Concepts Subjects
Ge-stell (Framework)

Mental Health and Mental Illness Seattle 2016 March 21-25

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
ericmatthewgreene@gmail.com

Seattle, March 21st-25th, 2016

The Political Economy of Sound (ACLA 2016, March 17-20, Harvard; due Sept 23)

full name / name of organization: 
Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)
contact email: 
naomiwal@sas.upenn.edu, mgallope@umn.edu

American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, March 26-29, 2015

Seminar Organizers: Naomi Waltham-Smith (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Gallope (University of Minnesota)

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

CFP: Gender and Fantasy

full name / name of organization: 
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
contact email: 
gender-forum@uni-koeln.de

In her seminal Fantasy: A Literature of Subversion, critic Rosemary Jackson calls fantasy "a literature of desire", one that "traces the unsaid and unseen of culture, that which has been silenced, mad

CFP: Sex and the Academy - Ghent University 22-23 February 2016

full name / name of organization: 
INSEP - International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics
contact email: 
Tom.Claes@UGent.be

CFP: Sex and the Academy
22-23 February 2016, Ghent University, Belgium

A two-day workshop of the
International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics – INSEP

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