category: victorian

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE - February 1-2-3, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The James Joyce Italian Foundation
contact email: 
joyceconference@gmail.com

SHAKESPEAREAN JOYCE / JOYCEAN SHAKESPEARE

The IX James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome

Conference Date: February 1-2-3, 2016
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: November 5, 2015

CFP Monster-Themed Papers for Halloween 2015 Conference (7/15/15; NEPCA 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair, Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
nepcafantastic@gmail.com

REVISED FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

MORE MONSTERS FOR THE EIGHTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HORROR, AND LEGEND AREA

Love Letters. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
loveletters@inter-disciplinary.net

Love Letters
3rd Global Meeting of the Letters and Letter Writing Project

Call for Participation 2016

Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (July 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 
khuie1@gsu.edu

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal’s affiliate website.

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices. Thursday 21st January - Saturday 23rd January 2016: London: UK

full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ete@inter-disciplinary.net

Exploring the Erotic: Bodies, Desires, Practices
10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
frankcapogna@gmail.com

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

Journal of New Zealand Literature Essay Prize (31 August 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: 
charles.ferrall@vuw.ac.nz

JNZL essay prize
The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies.

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

full name / name of organization: 
EnJeu(x) - University of Maine (France) and Akron (US)
contact email: 
delphine.letort@univ-lemans.fr, elisabeth.lamothe@univ-lemans.fr

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with

Transatlantic Connections Conference 3 January 2016 13-17

full name / name of organization: 
Drew University
contact email: 
drewtransatlantic@gmail.com

Call For Papers

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