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UGrad/Grad CFP: _Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology |

December 3, 2014

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue’s theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

–The professional presence of women in technology-driven enterprises
–Women’s role in the advancement of emergent technologies
–Women’s scholarly participation in technology-related discourses within and outside of the academy
–Technologies that have aided or further complicated women’s health in a variety of contexts (i.e. physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, etc.)
–Digital feminisms and the social impacts of trending hashtags that concern women
–Technological mediations of race and/or class specific to women’s experiences
–Medical and recreational technologies that concern LGBTQI communities
–Creative works that explore women’s relationship to advancing technological theories, media, or devices

Please ensure that all written submissions adhere to the guidelines and conventions set forth by the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition. Standard essays must be emailed in .rtf, .doc, or .docx form, and should not exceed 3,000 words, single-spaced at a 12 pt font. All artistic submissions must be submitted electronically in universally compatible formats.

Deadline for submission is Friday, February 6th, 2015, with a tentative release date scheduled for early March.

Please forward all works and inquires to, or

via _Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology |

The Third Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again | Euroacademia

December 3, 2014

The Third EuroacademiaForum of Critical StudiesAsking Big Questions Again


6 – 7 February 2015

Villa Vittoria – Palazzo dei CongressiFlorence, Italy

via The Third Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again | Euroacademia.

Deadline extended! Attending to Early Modern Women Conference 2015

September 22, 2014

UW-Milwaukee – Attending to Early Modern Women Conference 2015.

Good news! The deadline for ATW proposals has been extended to November 15, 2014, according to an email sent by Merry Wiesner-Hanks this morning.

I have heard a number of stories of people who lost collaborators on workshops proposals along the way, and this is a great chance to revive proposals by seeking out new collaborators. ATW has a place for “workshop ideas” where you can share your ideas and seek out collaborators:


Seven Years of Everything Early Modern Women: Reflecting and a Call to Discussion

July 31, 2014

Dear Readers,

I began this blog as a graduate student at The University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2007. My main goal was to provide a place for people to look for CFPs and other announcements specifically related to the study of early modern women. It is now seven years later, and the postings are becoming more sporadic. This has partially to do with the busy life of a junior faculty member (me), but I think it might also have to do with a decrease in at least CFPs on this topic.

Coming up very shortly is the 25th Anniversary Attending to Early Modern Women conference ( , and I think now is a good time to remind ourselves why we started studying early modern women in the first place and ask ourselves where we should go next. I would like to therefore use this space to open up a conversation. Please tell us what you would most like to see here on “Everything Early Modern Women,” tell us where you think our field is headed, and perhaps point us to other resources that I could be looking to for announcements.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards, Jessica

CFP: Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015 |

July 31, 2014

This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England. In the ideal marriage extolled in contemporary conduct literature, a wife should exhibit obedience and subjection, but the recurrence of “shrewd” and “froward” women in popular texts of the period indicates that the spectacle of assertive female subjectivity was both present and inconvenient. As the reign of Elizabeth I drew to a close, the figure of the recalcitrant wife attracted increasing attention. We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth’s queenship related to and shaped the use and abuse of domestic authority in prose, poetry, and drama.

This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.

Please email the abstracts (300 words or less) to Anna Riehl Bertolet,, no later than September 15, 2014.

via Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015 |

The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici | The Medici Archive Project

June 10, 2014

Call for Papers

Announcing the 3rd Annual Jane Fortune Conference, organized by the Medici Archive Project and hosted by the British Institute in Florence:

Artemisia Gentileschi

Interpreting New Evidence, Assessing New Attributions

May 7, 2015, Florence, Italy

Keynote Speaker: Mary Garrard, Professor Emerita, American University, Washington, DC

In recent years, there has been an outpouring of new archival evidence about the life and artistic practices of Artemisia Gentileschi, as well as new proposed additions to her oeuvre. To provide a forum for the presentation and consideration of new work on the artist, this two-day conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a major site of recent conservation and archival research on Artemisia. We invite papers that offer new documentary information, advance interpretations of recent archival findings, present new readings of particular paintings, or address issues or problems raised by recent attributions. Such issues might include connoisseurship methods and questions, material analysis, relationships between new and known works, dating, patronage, provenance, function, and the changing shape of the artist’s oeuvre.

To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word, consisting of a 1-page proposal for a 20-minute presentation of unpublished work, followed by a short curriculum vitae.

Applications may be sent to Sheila Barker: barker[at]medici[dot]org. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2014.

Invitations to participate will be sent by August 31, 2014. Partial funding for approved travel expenses is anticipated.For more information, email your inquiry to barker[at]medici[dot]org

via The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici | The Medici Archive Project.

SCMLA 2014 English Renaissance Literature (excluding drama) Deadline approaching 3/30/14

March 18, 2014

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 ( by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit


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