Announcements | Call for Papers
- Call for Papers at Texas Tech University
February 22, 2013: Call for Papers/Proposals for the 29th Annual Conference on The Advancement of Women, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, Friday, April 4-5, 2013. We invite papers and panel proposals that explore the manifold meanings of movement and change as connected to, created by, and/or caught up in the presence of women's, gender, and identity issues, in both contemporary and historical frameworks. Interdisciplinary proposals, as well as those from the disciplines and specialty subject areas across the Texas Tech University campus, are welcome. We will be happy to consider proposals from the professional schools and the administrative offices, as well as those from scholarly areas where women have been historically under-represented, including mathematics, the agricultural and natural sciences, and technology and applied sciences. We also invite students, staff and faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences, the visual and performing arts, the communications fields, and the humanities to present their research. The Program Committee also issues a special invitation to interested parties from other colleges and universities, including Lubbock-area institutions, Angelo State University, and other institutions in the Southwest to present, to participate, and/or to attend this conference. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are all invited to share their work, in the form of research findings, group or single-author projects, and works-in-progress in paper. For more information view the web site at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/call_for_papers_and_panels_2013.php
- Other CFPs, Fellowships, Programs, Workshops, Publications
February 14, 2013: Pleasure, Pain & Perversion: Embodied Violence & Eroticism in Cultural Representation - Call for Papers
Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, April 12-13, 2013. Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Liz Constable, UC Davis. The body serves as an important point of intersection, a site where ideology, material cultural practice, and narrative come together to form an understanding of the self. “Embodied Violence & Eroticism” asks us to explore this site in the various ways the body acts and is acted upon, demanding that we go beyond mere linear abstractions of ideology and look at how these ideologies converge upon the individual. Power relations use eroticism and violence as discourse to highlight the dichotomies between masculine and feminine, public and private spheres, colonizer and colonized, the body’s function and representation, and other binary relations. The complexity of erotic discourses lies in the manifold ways in which they encapsulate and transport desires, thereby blurring the boundaries between the acknowledgement of the self and the acknowledgement of the self’s desire. Please send a 500 word abstract along with a brief biographical statement, in a separate document, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 14. Selected participants will be notified by Monday, February 25. You can also visit our webpage (coming soon) for additional information about the conference: http://www.unm.edu/~fll/grad-conference.htm (check for updates).
February 15, 2013: Comparative Literature Symposium Call for Papers
Texas Tech University's Interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program invites papers for a two day symposium, April 12-13, 2013, on the topic "Gendering Globalization." Taking its cue from Arjun Appadurai's famous challenge that the "complexity of the current global economy has to do with certain fundamental disjunctures between economy, culture, and politics that we have barely begun to theorize," the symposium examines such disjunctures through the lens of gender. Underpinning the gender dynamics of globalization are accounts of transnational feminist studies including utopian visions of feminism without borders. These studies examine flexible citizenship among diasporic populations and formulate paradigms such as that of the ‘global city’ that encompasses the situation of migrants and women, and women as migrants. Among the more situated analyses examining globalization through the lens of gender are those of sex work, prostitution, and human trafficking and the growth of new forms of labor in service sector economies such as call centers. These analyses also recognize the global dimensions of women’s, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transexual identity-based activism. The Texas Tech 2013 Comparative Literature Symposium examines these global issues in dialogue with literary and cultural practices such as the memoir of the Nobel Prize winning Kenyan ecological activist Wangari Mathai, the films and writings of the second generation Afghanistani Saira Shah, the fiction and essays of the British-Jamaican writer Zadie Smith, and the work of Indian postcolonial theorist Gayatri Spivak. We invite 300-500 word abstracts on the conference topic. Papers can address (but are not limited to) some of the topics below: How are the specific intersection of globalization and gender discourses reflected in literary and cultural practices (art, music, film, performance)? What is the impact of the global reach of media (via satellite television, radio, and the internet) on these literary and cultural practices? How can specific disciplinary/inter-disciplinary perspectives (anthropology, history, literary studies, political science, philosophy, gender studies, media and communication studies etc.) contribute to thinking about gender and globalization? What is the impact of the gender policies of nation-states (promotion of small families, laws regarding divorce and child custody) on reproductive rights, sex education, and expression of sexual identity within a global framework? How have international coalitions (World Social Forum, United Nations International Conferences, International Lesbian and Gay Association) sustained and influenced women's, gay, lesbian and queer right's movements? How has gendered activism on issues of land, water, air, and conservation impacted national and international policies? What new forms of labor have emerged in manufacturing and service sectors in response to neoliberal capitalism and changing gender profile of workers? What new forms of communication (pamphlets, brochures, publicity blitzes, online petitions, you tube videos) have human-rights, workers’ rights, and environmental activist efforts generated? Please send 300-500 word abstract with subject line “Gendering Globalization” to Kanika Batra at email@example.com by February 15, 2013.
Shu-mei Shih, Professor of at the Department of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA
Ketu Katrak, Professor of Drama at University of California, Irvine
Ileana Rodríguez, Distinguished Humanities Professor of Spanish, Ohio State University
Neville Hoad, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
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Calls with Open Deadline
NWSA Journal Editors: Becky Ropers-Huilman
Historical Encyclopedia of Women’s Reproductive Lives: From Ancient to Modern Editors: Sharmain van Blommestein
Journal of International Women's Studies Editors: Diana Fox, Executive Editor Suzanne Baker, Book Review Editor
Women's Studies International Forum Editors: Christine Zmroczek, Editor in Chief Denise Roman, European Editor
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “BEST BI SHORT STORIES” Editors: Sheela Lambert
Qui Parle Editors: Diana Anders, Nima Bassiri, Michelle Branch, Kelvin Black, Peter Skafis
Journal of American Culture Theme Issue: The Greening -- or not -- of America – Editors: Jane Caputi and Suzanne Kelly
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity Editors: Betina Entzminger
American Journalism, a quarterly journal sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association Editors: Barbara Friedman, University of North Carolina
- Conferences of Interest
National Women's Studies Association, The 2012 Conference: Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future will be held November 8 - 11, 2012 in Oakland, CA.
National Young Feminist Leadership Conference the 2012 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will focus on the impact young women have when it comes to domestic and global issues and will be held March 31 and April 1, 2012 Washington, DC.