Despite statistics that show a staggering number of pregnancies ending in miscarriage, pre-term labor, selective abortion, or stillbirth, the popular imaginary still portrays a healthy child as the inevitable outcome of nine months of pregnancy. For many women of color, the challenge of having a non-normative reproductive experience is coupled with the challenges of finding community or negotiating specific cultural attitudes toward birth. Do we feel isolated from communities where the women are expected to be white? Are we surprised to identify across cultural lines? Do we have specific cultural expectations to meet or overcome? Do our communities prepare us with useful resources for facing difficulties?
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS
Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing
The Annual Graduate English Conference at
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
April 20, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2013
We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.
[UPDATE] The Pennsylvania College English Assoc. has extended the submission deadline for our 2013 conference. We will accept individual and panel submissions until Feb. 15, 2013.
Giving Voice to the Dead: Haunted Histories and Living Landscapes in Literature
Pennsylvania College English Association Annual Conference
March 14-16, 2013
Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA
For a special session proposal for MLA 2014 (Chicago, Jan. 9-12). Seeking proposals for innovative presentations on temporalities in any national literature/culture in the decades surrounding 1800, with special interest in the sublime or other elements of Romantic aesthetics. Topics might include but are not limited to revolutionary time in France or Haiti, time and trauma, queering Romantic senses of time, exceptionalist temporality and American expansionism, kairos and British imperialism, the temporality of the Romantic artist.
Dear Victorian Scholars of Sexuality:
I am a PhD candidate in English literature at Indiana University-Bloomington seeking fellow scholars of Victorian animality and/or sexuality with whom to propose a panel for NAVSA 2013 on Evidence. I would prefer other scholars who have ABD status or who are faculty at universities, but of course exceptions can be made.
The deadline for NAVSA 2013 submissions is March 1, 2013.
Below is a brief and provisional abstract (250 words) on the panel as I see it now (the parameters of the panel are adjustable):
"Evidence Gone Wild: Victorian Animality and Sexuality"
HBO's Girls - Edited Collection
We are inviting submissions for an edited collection on the HBO show Girls (2011-present).
Roundtable on the dangers and potentialities of class as a marker of scholarly, pedagogical, and social vulnerability within the academy. Send 250-word abstracts to Michele or Sara by March 10.
The editors of the collection "Betrayal: Race, Class and Conscience in the Study of Folklore" are soliciting additional proposals for articles and essays that betray conventional notions about proper methods, theories and subjects within folklore and folklore studies. As a whole, this collection interrogates the unspoken assumptions and obligations that shape the types of cultural work deemed "proper" to be carried out by folklorists, whether the folklorists be hobbyists, academics, or in the public sector. We are especially interested in contributions that betray and/or subvert the discipline's conventions by investigating expressive traditions that are generated in and through popular or so-called "normative" cultures.
Articles are invited for an essay collection on Smallville.
The Hare is pleased to announce the arrival of its second issue:
The Hare is a peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal.
We continue to seek short essays on the poetry, prose, and drama of the English renaissance; and reviews of foundational, seminal, neglected, or overlooked books in the field.
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our seventh volume to be published in March 2012. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric and composition and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
This edited collection will investigate critical approaches to Steve Tomasula's innovative contemporary fiction, non-fiction, criticism, and multimedia art. In books including _IN & OZ_, _VAS: An Opera in Flatland_, _The Book of Portraiture_, and _TOC: A New-Media Novel_, he has reimagined the form of the book and reengineered the possibilities of narrative. Beyond his major books, Tomasula has also published remarkable short fiction, non-fiction, essays, criticism, and original works of music and visual art that develop, explain, or demonstrate new possibilities for the forms of narrative fiction.
2013 New England American Studies Association Spring Colloquium
American Studies: What, How, and Why
Saturday May 4th, 10am-1pm
Suffolk University Poetry Center
The New England American Studies Association Council is excited to announce that NEASA's third annual Spring Colloquium will be held on Saturday, May 4th, between 10am and 1pm in Suffolk University's Poetry Center! The Colloquium will be entitled "American Studies: What, How, and Why," and will focus on defining disciplinary questions of what American Studies is, how we American Studiers do it, and why American Studies is worth supporting and strengthening in this time of educational crisis (and all other times).
Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association 2013 Conference
Sept 27th – 28th
Repression, Rebellion, and Representation: Cultural Challenges in New England and Beyond