This event will be devoted to presentations of scientific and academic research related to polyamory, open relationships, swinging, polygamy, other forms of consensual nonmonogamy, and related subjects. Presentations will cover various topics that offer some possible progress to a deeper and more complete understanding of the phenomenon of consensual nonmonogamy. Issues related to both nonmonogamous and monogamous relationships will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective, in as objective and unbiased a manner as possible.
Writing from Below provides a forum for new research on gender and sexuality and the array of intersecting issues that shape their social expression. We will invite submissions from as broad a range of disciplines as possible, as well as work that cannot be easily placed. We welcome both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all).
The Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal in the field of popular culture studies: The Popular Culture Studies Journal (PCSJ).
PCSJ will publish its first issue electronically, prior to moving to print publication in the future.
Due date for Issue 1: September 1, 2013
For more information, see: http://mpcaaca.org/the-popular-culture-studies-journal/
The Don DeLillo Society will again sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 20-22, 2014. 2013 marks two dates of interest for DeLillo scholars: the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination (1963) and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Libra (1988). While Libra takes on the assassination directly, the event surfaces across DeLillo's work, from Dealey Plaza in Americana to the Zapruder film as art exhibit in Underworld. For a panel on DeLillo and the Kennedy assassination, papers are invited that consider any aspect of the assassination and DeLillo's work.
This panel explores the materialization of masked, fragmented and dissident subjects in Hispanic and Lusophone literature (period open). Possible sub-themes include heteronymic embodiment, transgender literature, hermaphroditism and androgyny. Who is writing? What are the practical and theoretical implications of enacting alternative selves in and/or through language? How does gender inform creativity and enlarge or fragment authorial identity? Send 300 word abstracts to Kathrin Theumer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepting articles and papers written in APA, Chicago, or MLA about topics related to Irish Studies. US and International authors welcomed. Topics can include history, politics, literature, literary studies, poetry, film studies, gender studies, law, theatre, and other topics related to Irish Studies.
No length restrictions; however, be certain that you have the permission necessary if your paper includes images from other sources.
University of Kairouan, Tunisia
The Princeton Department of English &
The Program in Gender And Sexuality Studies Present
The Popular Romance Author
A symposium on authorship in the popular romance genre
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kay Mussell (American University)
Location: Princeton University
Date: October 24-25 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1 2013
Gesture is a capacious concept—incorporating embodied gesture in speaking in formal situations (courts of law, parliamentary debate, plebian debating or spouting clubs, public oration), in dance from high forms of court or elite social dance to low forms of country or folk dance, and of course on stage in theatrical performance. Gesture (including physiognomy) forms a kind of language of visual arts, from portraiture and history painting to satirical prints. It also includes more figurative concepts of gesture—poetic or musical gesture, gesture in the visual arts. Current work in arts and cognition even links gesture to inter-corporeal recognition.
Call for Papers
High Water Mark of War: The Battle of Gettysburg in Fiction and Film
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
May 8-11, 2014
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: New Methods in Anglo-Saxon Homiletics
BWe Special Issue
Theme: Basic Writing, Community Engagement, and Interdisciplinarity
Tom Peele, Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn
How does community engagement serve basic writers, and how do basic writers participate in their communities?
Since the emergence of women's studies in the late 1960s, many books, articles and edited volumes have addressed and analyzed literary depictions of women's life experiences. Studies have focused on gender and identity, women's voices, women's agency, women and work, women coming to writing, feminist histories, gendered sexualities, women and the body, women in relationships, women and the family, women and violence. A considerable body of work has been published in both English and French on women's autobiography and on the mother-daughter relationship.
Launch Workshop – Work Package 5, Leverhulme Trust "Tipping Points" Project
27 – 28 September 2013
Palatine Centre, Durham University (South Road Campus, Durham, UK)
John Adams (London School of Economics)
Derek Attridge (University of York)
Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London)
Christopher Norris (Cardiff University)
Santiago Zabala (ICREA/University of Barcelona)
and members and advisors of the Tipping Points project from Durham University:
Patricia Waugh, Sarah Atkinson, John Nash and Marc Botha