A conference about commentaries and the histories of sexuality and gender.
Just as commentary is hospitable to both mainstream and esoteric hermeneutic practices, so commentary can host, and disseminate, views that are both utterly conventional and radical. We propose a conference to explore this aspect of commentary, and in particular the intersection of interpretive traditions and the histories of sexuality and gender. We therefore solicit proposals for talks that will focus on commentary as a particular and perhaps even privileged space for discussions of sexuality and gender. We hope to receive abstracts addressing a linguistically, geographically, and temporally broad range of commentaries so that the resulting conference will contribute to a broader appreciation of the ways the histories of reception, sexuality and gender are mutually imbricated in numerous contexts.
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Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production? The poetics—and politics—of extinction, invisibility, ephemerality, forgetting, or obscurity across genres e.g., literature, non-fiction, film, or visual art.Send 500-word max abstracts and CV to Michael Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Wong at email@example.com by 15 March 2014.
“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014 | cfp.english.upenn.edu
This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:
• How women poets address patriarchy.• Social versus private poetry.• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.• Relationships e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self or rejection of relationships.• Oppression and its manifestations.
Individual abstracts for presentations timed around 15-20 minutes should include your name, affiliation, title, and a 300 word abstract. Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2014. You will be notified whether or not your presentation has been selected by 15 March 2014For more information on the conference, visit the RMMLA website:http://rmmla.innoved.org/default.asp
Sex and violence have been intertwined throughout literary history. Why is rape such a significant part of so much literature and art? For this MLA Special Session we invite papers that take on questions of rape culture literary texts and popular culture throughout history. Please submit abstracts of 300-word abstracts by 7 March 2014 to Sonya L. Brockman email@example.com.
“English Renaissance Literature,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014. | cfp.english.upenn.edu (3/1/14; 10/9-11/14)
This session invites papers that address any aspect of English Renaissance literature to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014. Topics of interest include cross-cultural interactions, race, religion, gender, and sexuality.Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Mendoza firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2014.For more information on the conference, visit the RMMLA website: http://rmmla.innoved.org/default.asp
“Age, Culture, Humanities promotes cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.”
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We are currently accepting submissions for the English II: Renaissance Literature excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, “Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production.” Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (email@example.com) by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/