category: gender studies and sexuality

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
akong@calstatela.edu

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millenial North-American Literature and Visual Culture, 7-8 April 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
contact email: 
exrey2016@gmail.com

Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
April 7-8, 2016

Call for papers
MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture in cooperation with Canadian Studies Department and Video Game Research Center is pleased to announce a two-day international conference “ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture.” The conference will take place in Lublin, Poland, on 7-8 April 2016.
We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.
Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
•language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
•sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
•mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
•the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification practices, clothing, body modification
•emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
•spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
•surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
•political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
•representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
•new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
•text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
•video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
•cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Stefan Brandt, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
Prof. Pawel Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

Abstracts, including the title of the paper, name of the author(s), and academic affiliation, should be sent to Izabella Kimak and Julia Nikiel to exrey2016@gmail.com by 15 October 2015.

The conference fee of 250 PLN or 65 € covers conference materials, coffee breaks and a wine reception.

Further information is available on the conference website at exrey.umcs.lublin.pl.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
vab@gwmail.gwu.edu

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

full name / name of organization: 
Persona Studies Journal
contact email: 
personastudies@deakin.edu.au

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Reading Girls

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Nash/University of Tasmania
contact email: 
girlsedited@gmail.com

Call for Papers – Edited Book
Title: Reading Girls
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania
Email: girlsedited@gmail.com

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: ADAPTATION 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
aroberts3@niu.edu

Call for Papers:
ADAPTATION
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
transversejournal@gmail.com

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat!

[UPDATE] Journal Articles on Queer Cinema and Television (deadline: May 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture
contact email: 
k.hart@tcu.edu

DEADLINE REMINDER: Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (Intellect Journals, ISSN 1234-5678) is accepting articles pertaining to queer cinema and television, for possible publication in an issue t

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 
eclark@smumn.edu

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

full name / name of organization: 
Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace
contact email: 
dgrace2@uwo.ca

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks.

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
contact email: 
shiple18@msu.edu

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference.

[UPDATE] RACE & ETHNICITY AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
jessica.elizabeth.birch@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH

Mothers and Domestic Violence--Abstracts due by June 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Demeter Press
contact email: 
mothersanddv@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for an edited collection tentatively titled Mothers and Domestic Violence.

Germaine Greer Journal Themed Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Australian Feminist Studies
contact email: 
afs@newcastle.edu.au

Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) plans to publish a themed issue focusing on Germaine Greer in 2016.

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
contact email: 
pivot@yorku.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

From MemoryLoss to MemoryShift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology September 26, 2015, Toronto

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
liza.futerman@mail.utoronto.ca

Since the late 1980s, Alzheimer’s disease has been regarded as “a much feared stigmatizing label that carries with it the force of a sentence of social death” (Kontos, 2006).

America's Obsession with Superheroes

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

“Hera, give me strength!” Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn’t one of them.

Special Issue of TEXT Journal –Why YA?: Researching, writing and publishing Young Adult fiction in Australasia

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Seymour (Southern Cross University) and Denise Beckton (Central Queensland University)
contact email: 
j.seymour.21@student.scu.edu.au

The early twenty-first century saw Young Adult (YA) fiction rise to become the world’s fastest growing literature category.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jef Burnham, DePaul University
contact email: 
jburnha1@depaul.edu

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
kwhaleyuky@gmail.com

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon’s television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr.

Call for Reviews: Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture
contact email: 
shelley.park@ucf.edu

Call for Reviews

Conference CFP: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FREEDOM (April 22-23, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
LACK / COLORADO COLLEGE
contact email: 
scott.krzych@coloradocollege.edu

The first biannual conference for LACK, a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, o

"Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms and Geopolitics" Submission deadline: Dec 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
contact email: 
shelley.park@ucf.edu; rherr@bentley.edu

Special Issue "Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms, and Geopolitics"

Volume 32 Issue 3, 2017

MAY 15 DEADLINE: Women in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 5-6, 2015 Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

full name / name of organization: 
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830
contact email: 
Dr. Kirsten Schultz at Kirsten.schultz@shu.edu or Dr. Karen Gevirtz at Karen.gevirtz@shu.edu

In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors urged scholars to see the eighteenth century as “wide”: a period with a geographical as well as temporal sweep.

[UPDATE] [NEW EMAIL ADDRESS] CFP War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
warandpeaceconference@qub.ac.uk

CFP ‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’

Victorian Brain - Submissions Welcome Until 15 August 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Network
contact email: 
victoriannetwork@gmail.com

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies.

Call for book chapters - Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives - abstracts by 1 June, papers due 31 October

full name / name of organization: 
Petar Penda
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs

I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016.

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - 6/3/15

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_ Special Issue cfp

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

Deadline: June 3, 2015

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

UCLA Mediascape Journal "Meta" Section Call For Papers Due June 30th

full name / name of organization: 
University of California Los Angeles - School of Film, Televsion an Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape.meta@gmail.com

Mediascape – META Section Call for Papers 2015 – Topic: “Time”

“Devilishly Human” – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
symposium@salzburg-institute.org

CFP: “Devilishly Human” – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Open Call for Papers: SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan / SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@marquette.edu

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions for our summer reading period!

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
contact email: 
mbianchi@ufl.edu
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