category: gender studies and sexuality

Ten Years Gone: Celebrating the Works of Octavia Butler-- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Jay Shelat / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jshelat1@student.gsu.edu

This year marks 10 years since the untimely death of Octavia Butler. It is also the 40th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, Patternmaster.

[UPDATE] Between Vulnerability and Resilience: Representations of Veil in Literature, Film, and Fine Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Umme Al-wazedi (Augustana College) and Afrin Zeenat (University of Dhaka)
contact email: 
theveilproject2015@gmail.com

The veil’s ancient and modern history and its resurgence in our time is an important subject for discussion for those of us posing new questions about women and Islam in literature, film, and fine a

Redrafting Literary History

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania English
contact email: 
marsden@iup.edu, mtwill@iup.edu

Pennsylvania English Call for Papers

Redrafting Literary History

Special Issue on Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Digital Texts as Literature

Deadline: August 1, 2016

[UPDATE] Crossing Boundaries in Young Adult Literature – MMLA 2016 – Nov. 10-13, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Rickard Rebellino
contact email: 
rickard.24@osu.edu

The theme of the 2016 MMLA Conference, which will take place November 10-13, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, is “Border States” (http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

{UPDATE] Containing Childhood: Space and Identity in Children's Literature extended deadline: May 15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Danielle Russell
contact email: 
drussell@glendon.yorku.ca

Home. School. Nature. The spaces identified with childhood are both descriptive and prescriptive. They reflect/reveal adult expectations of where children ‘belong’.

CFP. Special Issue: Scandinavian cinema culture and archival practices. Abstract deadline 1 June 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema / Intellect
contact email: 
anders.marklund@litt.lu.se

Scandinavian cinema culture and archival practices: collecting, curating and accessing moving image histories.

[UPDATE] *EXTENDED DEADLINE* Blood Moves: moving bodies, ideas, diseases between the Caribbean and the Early Republic

full name / name of organization: 
017 SEA Biennial
contact email: 
Rxl220@miami.edu

Blood Moves: the transmission of bodies, ideas and diseases between the early republic and the Caribbean.

Raymond Leonard RXL220@miami.edu

Report from the Inside: Essays on Teaching Poetry Behind Bars

full name / name of organization: 
Randall Horton + Mark Nowak
contact email: 
reportfromtheinside@gmail.com

The editors of Report from the Inside: Essays on Teaching Poetry Behind Bars would like to invite submissions of essays and instructional manuals that offer insights on teaching poetry workshops with

Intersections of Whiteness (deadline: July 31, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Ruhr-University Bochum, TU Dortmund (Germany)
contact email: 
intersectionsofwhiteness@gmx.de

The protests against racial profiling and racist police brutality in the U.S.

Transnational screens conference: volatility and compounding transnational traffic 15th and 16th September 2016, [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University
contact email: 
monia.acciari@dmu.ac.uk

ABSTRACT DEADLINE UPDATE - EXTENSION UNTIL THE 20TH MAY 2016

Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman/Demeter Press
contact email: 
nwilley@kent.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled
Feminist Fathering/Fathering Feminists (working title)
Editors: Nicole Willey and Dan Friedman

Subjected to Play: Locating the Subject in the Promise of Play JUNE 3rd deadline

full name / name of organization: 
ZdC First Forum, USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
zdcfirstforum@gmail.com

As utopian aspirations for new and more participatory media meet the sobering realities of digital labor and the politics of self management, First Forum invites scholars to examine the ways play has

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Summer Issue Submission Deadline Approaching

full name / name of organization: 
Wreck Park Journal
contact email: 
wreckpark.criticism@gmail.com

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2 MAY 2016] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
fragile.futures@gmail.com

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers: Michaeline Crichlow; Simon During; Walter Mignolo

[UPDATE] Aboriginal North America and Europe: Strengthening Connections An interdisciplinary international conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University
contact email: 
strengtheningconnectionspoznan@gmail.com

The aim of the conference is to bring together aboriginal and non-aboriginal North American and European scholars, artists and activists and provide a venue for exchanging views, ideas and scholarship

Embodying/Disembodying Ireland

full name / name of organization: 
Etudes Irlandaises
contact email: 
poulain.al@orange.fr mccannfiona@gmail.com

Études irlandaises 42.1 Spring/Summer 2017 issue: “Embodying/Disembodying Ireland”.

Last Call for Submissions to Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance. 30 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
De La Salle University, Department of Literature
contact email: 
jeremy.dechavez@dlsu.edu.ph

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural,

[UPDATE]**Extended Deadline** DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)
contact email: 
dagse.conference@gmail.com

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

(UPDATE): CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life.

CFP Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area (6/15/16; NEPCA Keene, NH 10/21-22/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
contact email: 
NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
NINTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

GLBTQ Studies @ MAPACA 2016 (Atlantic City, 11/3 thru 11/5)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
markjohn@alumni.tufts.edu

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast - One-day Interdisciplinary Conference - 7th September 2016

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
beautybeastbristol@gmail.com

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Bristol

7th September 2016

Keynote speakers

Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull

(De)Minoritization

full name / name of organization: 
University of Kairouan - Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences
contact email: 
snighaoui@gmail.com

The organizers of the first RGPN study day are pleased to invite submissions on aspects of minoritization/deminoritization in language, culture, ethnicity, religion, and politics.

[UPDATE] CFP - KEEP IT DIRTY, vol. a, "Filth" / An open-access, peer-reviewed online journal published by punctum books

full name / name of organization: 
KEEP IT DIRTY, vol., a, "Filth" / punctum books
contact email: 
filthsubmission@gmail.com

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—William Shakespeare, King Lear (1603)
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SLSA 2016 - I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), 3-6 November 2016
contact email: 
sumita.chakraborty@emory.edu

I Realigned the Cosmos: Lyric Poetry and Science
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), 3-6 November 2016, Atlanta, GA

Frugal Honesty - July 8 - 9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver, BC
contact email: 
njayadev@sfu.ca

FRUGAL HONESTY

Keynote: Madeleine Thien, author of Simple Recipes (2001), Certainty (2006), and Dogs at the Perimeter (2011)

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: MAY 15, 2016 Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances

full name / name of organization: 
European Association for Studies of Australia/University of Liège
contact email: 
easaliegeconference2017@ulg.ac.be

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège (26-28 January, 2017) under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local

[UPDATE] The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, & Youth Media: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph Michael Sommers/ in association with the Children's Literature Association
contact email: 
somme1jm@cmich.edu

The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016

Call for Paper: Spectacular Now - The Politics of the Contemporary Spectacle (11.-12.11.16)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Studies, TU Dortmund University
contact email: 
marie.hologa@tu-dortmund.de

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.

Byron and the Romantic World: Postgraduate Conference by Keele and Edge Hill Universities. Abstract Deadline: 27th May 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Keele University and Edge Hill University
contact email: 
byronromanticworld@gmail.com

'Byron and the Romantic World' Postgraduate Conference at the Old Library, Keele Hall, Keele University. 30th September 2016
full name / name of organization:

23rd Annual ACMRS Conference (2017) – Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
contact email: 
acmrsconference@asu.edu

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 9-11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale.

CCHA Eastern Division Conference (Oct. 20-22, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Community College Humanities Association
contact email: 
smccormack@ccri.edu

The Community College Humanities Association invites you to submit a proposal and attend our 2016 CCHA Eastern Division Conference scheduled to be held Oct. 20–22 in Providence, RI.

Bodily Modernities. Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering

full name / name of organization: 
Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst
contact email: 
crosscon@umass.edu

Crossroads V: Bodily Modernities. Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering
October 7-9, 2016
University of Massachusetts Amherst

http://www.umass.edu/crossroads/

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
diaries.coldnoon@gmail.com; dialogues.coldnoon@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel.

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