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CFP – “Unprecedented challenges, significant possibilities for HE”, International Higher Education (IHE)

Deadline for submission is 15 August 2019.

We are therefore inviting contributions to an essay contest on “Unprecedented Challenges, Significant Possibilities”, key challenges and opportunities for international higher education in the coming decade and beyond.

The two to three best essays (by a masters student, a doctoral student and-or a postdoc) will be included in the special IHE issue and published in University World News. Other outstanding essays will be included in a special issue of CIHE Perspectives, together with the two to three winning essays.

Participants in the essay contest should submit a blind version of their essay as well as their CV, indicating their current position. Essays should not exceed 800 words, may include up to three references, and should be submitted to highered@bc.edu before 15 August 2019.

Detail: https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190425120852204
 

CFP - “Animating LGBTQ+ Representations: Queering the Production of Movement”, Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
 

Deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.

Essays submitted for peer review should be approximately 5,500-7,500 words and must conform to the Chicago author-date style (17th ed.). All images must be accompanied by photo credits and captions.

We also warmly invite submissions to the review section, including conference or exhibition reports, film festival reports, and interviews related to the aforementioned topics. All non-peer review articles should be a maximum of 2,500 words and include a bibliography following Chicago author-date style (17th ed.).

Multimedia works such as digital video, gifs, still images, or more (surprise us!) are also welcome. Works under 8MB may by hosted directly on the Synoptique site; anything larger must be uploaded to an external site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Please contact the Synoptique Board for more information on the procedures to submit artworks.

All submissions may be written in either French or English.

Please submit completed essays or reports to the Editorial Collective (editor.synoptique@gmail.com) issue guest editors, Kevin J. Cooley (kevin.cooley@ufl.edu), Edmond (Edo) Ernest dit Alban (ernestedo@gmail.com), and Jacqueline Ristola (jacqueline.ristola@gmail.com), by April 30st. We will send notifications of acceptance by June 30st.   

Detail: https://synoptique.ca/category/call-for-papers/

CFP - Sound: Gender: Feminism: Activism – Tokyo, Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Japan), 4 – 5 October 2019

A collaboration between

Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), University of the Arts London

Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts

Deadline for proposals: 17 June 2019

We are pleased to announce a call for contributions to SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM (SGFA) – Tokyo, a research event investigating scholarly and artistic research in the context of sound in all its various creative and theoretical forms, gender and activism.

This open call welcomes responses from all relevant disciplines and in a variety of formats from short academic presentations to more experimental contributions. These may include sound works, moving image work, performances etc.

Our aim is to share research with a view to establishing a network of researchers and practitioners working in these areas in Japan and beyond. The final format of the event will be generated around the contributions received.

SGFA was originally initiated in 2012 by researchers and artists based at the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) research centre at the University of Arts London (UAL). CRiSAP’s aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practiced. Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism is part of ongoing research into historic and contemporary feminist discourses in sound and experimental music that we have been conducting with various collaborators. This research aims to expand and to question the place and performance of activism within the discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics and to contribute to a growing network of researchers and practitioners working in these areas. Different incarnations of SGFA took place in London in 2012, 2014 and 2016 attracting a diverse range of international presenters and attendees.

SGFA-Tokyo is a collaboration between CRiSAP, University of the Arts London and the Graduate School of Global Arts (GA) at Tokyo University of the Arts, initiated by Japanese artist Tomoko Hojo, and seeks to extend the already existing international network.

Proposals and presentations will be accepted in English and Japanese. Please send expressions of interest (including your name, affiliation, contact details), a description of the theme, topic and format of your presentation (maximum 150 words) and a short biography (maximum 100 words) by midnight 17 June 2019 to sgfa-tokyo@crisap.org.

For more information please see

CRiSAP | Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts | Tomoko Hojo |SGFA2012 | SGFA2014 | SGFA2016 | SGFA Zine | Feminisms and the Sonic | Her Noise Archive

http://ga.geidai.ac.jp/2019/04/29/sgfa_tokyo/  (in Japanese)

http://ga.geidai.ac.jp/en/2019/04/29/sgfa_tokyo/  (in English)

CFP - Reading Beauvoir around the World, Emory University Conference Center, 25-26 October 2019

by Julia C. Bullock
‘Le Deuxième Sexe Seventy Years On: Reading Beauvoir around the World’ 
Emory University Conference Center
25-26 October 2019

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Penelope Deutscher (Northwestern University)
Professor Nancy Bauer (Tufts University)

Call for Papers:

Seventy years following its publication in France, Simone de Beauvoir’s Le Deuxième Sexe (1949) remains a fundamental source of philosophical feminist knowledge, providing concrete evidence of women’s societal oppression and delineating the constructed nature of gender through an existential, phenomenological lens. Its translation into more than forty languages to date has contributed to shaping knowledge in discourses on gender and sexuality, and the centrality of Beauvoir’s text is testament to its continued relevancy for feminist thought and activism in a multitude of global contexts. To date, important scholarship on the translation of this cornerstone text into specific locales exists, yet in isolated pockets. While the controversy surrounding both of the translations into English has been well-documented (Simons 1983; Moi 2010), the text’s translation trajectories into other languages remains underexplored. Furthermore, specific synergies between translations have yet to be mapped transnationally.  The aim of this conference will be to bring together international scholars working at the intersections of Beauvoirian Studies and Translation Studies in order to trace holistically the dissemination of Beauvoirian thought on a global scale. The conference will aim to elicit papers which address, but are not limited to, the following questions: 

-          What were/are the various socio-cultural or political circumstances surrounding the translation of Le Deuxième Sexe into a specific locale?
-          What role has censorship (political, social or religious) played in the translation of Le Deuxième Sexe?
-          What challenges does the translation of philosophy pose in relation to Le Deuxième Sexe?
-          How have translators dealt with intertextuality when translating Le Deuxième Sexe?
-          How have the paratextual features of Le Deuxième Sexe been translated into a specific locale?
-          How are key terms related to gender and sexuality in Le Deuxième Sexe translated if there is no corollary linguistic/ conceptual cognate in the target language?
-          In what ways has Le Deuxième Sexe been reframed via translation for specific ideological purposes in various target cultures?
-          In what ways has Beauvoir been re-authored via translation?
-          How have more contemporary translations of Le Deuxième Sexe been shaped by changes in philosophical terminology and concepts in intervening decades?
-          What impact does translation bear on the transgenerational reception of Beauvoir?
-          Why has Le Deuxième Sexe been retranslated in specific locales?
-          In cases where a relay language was used to produce a translation of Le Deuxième Sexe, why was this so and what was the impact?
-          In what formats is Le Deuxième Sexe being translated for the digital age and why?

Day Two of the conference will assume a workshop format in the afternoon. Participants will be asked, in advance, to examine four key terms (outlined below) in order to facilitate group discussions related to the translation trajectories of these key terms into a multitude of global contexts.
-          situation
-          devenir
-          femme
-          sexe

Proposals are invited for individual, 20-minute papers in English. Please send abstracts of 250 words, together with a bio (100 words max.) to the conference organizers – Dr. Julia Bullock (jbullo2@emory.edu) and Dr. Pauline Henry-Tierney (pauline.henry-tierney@newcastle.ac.uk).

Abstract deadline: 31 May 2019
Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2019
Registration open: 1 August 2019

An edited volume of essays will be published out of the papers presented at the conference.

CFP - Comparative Cinema' N15 (Fall 2020): Feminine desires in film. Theories, methods, case studies

Languages: 'Comparative Cinema' edits all its articles in English, but also accepts originals to be evaluated and published in Catalan or Spanish. If an article is accepted, its authors must assume the costs of translating it to English.

Length of the articles: from 5,000 to 6,000 words, including footnotes. The texts (in Word) and the accompanying images must be sent through the OJS platform of RACO.

See here other submission details and format guidelines: https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.raco.cat%2Findex.php%2FComparativecinema%2Fabout%2Fsubmissions%23authorGuidelines&data=01%7C01%7Cs.cobb%40SOTON.AC.UK%7C8afa1f5b1a9d4e4c8a4708d6bd0b9bfe%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C0&sdata=uwIdwDZRjSNps5kZG%2FAzqrv%2F5NgSVANzwjY9fQ%2BkpdY%3D&reserved=0

Submission dates: from September 15th to December 15th, 2019.

CFP - 2019 OXFORD WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIA

SUMMER Session, 31 July - 2 August 2019, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

Abstract submission – 12 July

Early registration – 15 April

Regular registration – 16 July

AUTUMN Session 4–6 December 2019, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Abstract submission – 16 November

Early registration – 2 September

Regular registration – 20 November

Symposia Participants may submit complete papers (six weeks after the conclusion of the meeting attended) to be peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals.

See their website for suggestions on topics, accommodation suggestions, and other information. https://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com/

Call for Applications - York University, Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies, 2019-2020

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Applications should be sent electronically to:

The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

York University

E-mail: sxtcoord@yorku.ca

CFP - Millennial Masculinities: Queers, Pimp Daddies and Lumbersexuals, 
Massey University, Wellington New Zealand, December 10-11 2019

Suggested topics include:

• Masculinities and cinema

• Representations of masculinity

• Masculinities and consumption

• Subcultural style

• Advertising men

• Queer film

• Men in uniforms

• Fashion film

• Celebrity men

• Indigenous male identities

• Fashion editorial

• Fetish men

• Hyper masculinities

• Reigning men in royalty

• Postcolonial masculinities

• Men in history

• Queer masculinities

• Minority/subaltern masculinities

• Drag kings/performativities of masculinities

• Technologies and masculinities

• Globalization and masculinities

• Contested masculinities

Submission Guidelines:

E-mail a 150-word abstract with title and a list of keywords, your name and contact details, institution/department, and a brief 3-5 sentence bio in one word doc.

Send paper abstracts with subject title Millennial Masculinities to Vicki Karaminas v.karaminas@massey.ac.nz

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission of proposals: August 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 15 September, 2019.

Detail: https://www.intellectbooks.com/call-for-papers-millennial-masculinities-queers-pimp-daddies-and-lumbersexuals

CFP - SPECIAL ISSUE OF Deportees, Exiles, Refugees, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

The editor invites contributions from scholars working across transnational contexts, professional contexts, and across disciplines and encourages the submission of abstracts addressing the following research fields:

• Sociology

• Law

• Anthropology

• Psychology

• History

• Linguistics

Interested scholars should submit an abstract (max. 500 words including three keywords) and a one page C.V. to dattoma@unive.it by June 30th 2019.

After evaluations by the scientific committee of the journal, selected candidates will be notified by email by July 31st 2019 and asked to send full length articles by December 31st 2019.

Detail: http://chinesestudies.eu/?p=3275

CFP - ViewFinder - Film and Masculinity issue

BAFTSS is inviting Academics and Research Students and Practitioners to send pitches and proposals to ViewFinder Magazine. We are looking for essays and articles on: film, television, radio, education, research projects involving the moving image, plus book and DVD reviews.

This is a great opportunity for impact and to write around a subject without peer review. It is also a great space for research students and post-grads to get their work out to the public.

The next issue is based on Masculinity - Exploring representations of gender, masculinity, male and female behaviour on film, television, radio and in education. From old patriarchy in the industry, to new forms of masculinity in the millennium, this issue aims to spotlight one of the more pressing identity issues of today.

Deadline for final draft submissions is end of April 2019.

Please send proposals asap to Kit at Learning On Screen:

kit@learningonscreen.ac.uk

Detail: https://www.baftss.org/


CFP - Working-Class Studies Association Conference 2019, University of Kent, Canterbury – 3-6 September 2019

All presenters at the 2019 Conference are required to become members of the Working-Class Studies Association. The WCSA attempts to accommodate all income levels with adjusted rates for membership. For more information, please visit: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/

Submitting a proposal:

• Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in a standard Word document.

• The proposals should identify strand themes into which their presentation will fit.

• They should also have clear contact information for each presenter and indicate technology needs, if any.

Please submit your proposed paper, panel, or other ideas via the conference email wcsaconference@kent.ac.uk

Conference Timeline:

Call for papers opens: September 2019

Deadline for proposals: March 25th 2019

Notification of acceptance: 15th April 2019

For updates, more information, or to get in touch: Email: wcsaconference@kent.ac.uk

Twitter: WCSA @wcstudies / Kent organising team @DIndustrialKent

Hashtag: #WCSA19

WCSA Website: https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/

CFP- Asia Pacific Regional Feminist Legal Theory and Practice (FLTP) Training, Penang, 17-21 June 2019

Objectives:

The broad objectives of the training are:

  • To increase participants’ understanding of feminism and to enhance their skills in feminist analysis.
  • To gain feminist perspectives of the law and human rights.
  • To improve participants’ understanding and usage of international human rights law.
  • To hone participants’ abilities to use legal strategies to address women’s human rights violations.
  • To explore collaborative campaigns to advance women’s human rights in the region.
  • To build a network of feminist legal practitioners and activists.

Procedure:

All applicants should submit a completed application form and send it along with their Curriculum Vitae (see attached application form)

The recommending institution/organization should certify that the person recommended has worked in women’s human rights and is committed to applying the core learning points from the training in their future work.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 18th March 2019

Details: https://apwld.org/call-for-applications-asia-pacific-regional-feminist-legal-theory-and-practice-fltp-training/?fbclid=IwAR0yBtxCwv4-IJsMHGxpPH-eBFEmk0oA7jQz-yUfEwetw4jY12SSjLJzFYQ

CFP-The Visual Logic/s of Feminism/s

The Eighth Annual WSU Visual Culture Symposium seeks to explore the visual logics of feminist art, theory, and practice, in all their complexity and multiplicity, and to place such logics in the current political moment.

We welcome critical investigations/interventions in any medium, form, discipline, or period. Topics may include but are by no means limited to:

-          feminist controversies (e.g., debates around Object-Oriented-Feminism, the gender/sex binary, trans-cisgenderism,

-          exclusion/inclusivity) in visual culture

-          the power and potential of social media in feminist (political, critical, artistic) practices

-          intersectionality and beyond in feminist art and culture

-          visuality and feminist politics

-          the role of the visual in feminist politics “then and now”

Abstracts (250-300 words) for scholarly papers, artist talks, or film/visual media presentations must be submitted by Friday, March 15, to wsucontext@gmail.com. The symposium will take place at Wayne State University on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Details: https://networks.h-net.org/node/14467/discussions/3850582/visual-logics-feminisms

CFP-Millennial Masculinities: Queers, Pimp Daddies and Lumbersexuals  (Massey University, Wellington New Zealand, December 10-11 2019)

Keynote Speakers

Christopher Breward, National Galleries of Scotland

Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts

Shaun Cole, Winchester School of Art, University of Southhampton

Andrew Reilly, University of Hawaii

Convener

Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, New Zealand

Submission Guidelines:

E-mail a 150-word abstract with title and a list of keywords, your name and contact details, institution/department, and a brief 3-5 sentence bio in one word doc.

Send paper abstracts with subject title Millennial Masculinities to Vicki Karaminas v.karaminas@massey.ac.nz

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission of proposals: August 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 15 September, 2019.

Details:

https://www.intellectbooks.com/call-for-papers-millennial-masculinities-queers-pimp-daddies-and-lumbersexuals

CPF - Special issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture on Feminist Pedagogies

The intersectional feminist and LGBTQI journal MAI is seeking contributions to a special issue on feminist pedagogies. Across the board, feminist research and teaching in Higher Education is increasingly vulnerable to ideological attack. The recent “prank” conducted by Pluckrose, Lindsay and Boghossian to make fun at so-called “grievance studies” systematically works to undermine scholarly work in feminist, queer, critical disability and critical race studies and other fields. This context makes feminist teaching both more vital, and more vulnerable, than ever, as revealed by open letters such as that published in the second issue of MAI. This special issue aims to explore the place of feminism in the classroom, revealing pleasure and resistance, complaint and celebration.

We welcome contributions that address the strategies, obstacles and opportunities of feminist pedagogy in a range of contexts from classroom discussions and syllabi to faculty committee meetings, screening rooms and activist spaces. Feminist teaching happens everywhere. Contributions might range from conventional academic articles (6000-8000 words) to interviews (1000-3000 words), creative writing (poems, short stories, creative responses, max 3000 words), video essays (5-10 mins with brief supporting statement of 800-1000 words), and photographs, visual/audiovisual or interactive art.

Abstracts should be 200-250 words, and be accompanied by a short bio. Please email abstracts to MAI editorial board member Clara Bradbury-Rance (clara.bradbury-rance@kcl.ac.uk) by 8th March 2019. Contributors will be notified of the status of their proposal in early April and full submissions will be due by 31st August 2019.

Detail: https://maifeminism.com/submissions/

CFP - “Animating LGBTQ+ Representations: Queering the Production of Movement”, Special Issue of Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

Deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.

We use a broad interpretation of LGBTQ+ identity, including Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Agender, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, Non-binary, X-gender, Genderfuck, etc.

Essays submitted for peer review should be approximately 5,500-7,500 words and must conform to the Chicago author-date style (17th ed.). All images must be accompanied by photo credits and captions.

We also warmly invite submissions to the review section, including conference or exhibition reports, film festival reports, and interviews related to the aforementioned topics. All non-peer review articles should be a maximum of 2,500 words and include a bibliography following Chicago author-date style (17th ed.).

Multimedia works such as digital video, gifs, still images, or more (surprise us!) are also welcome. Works under 8MB may by hosted directly on the Synoptique site; anything larger must be uploaded to an external site (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Please contact the Synoptique Board for more information on the procedures to submit artworks.

All submissions may be written in either French or English.

Please submit completed essays or reports to the Editorial Collective (editor.synoptique@gmail.com) issue guest editors, Kevin J. Cooley (kevin.cooley@ufl.edu), Edmond (Edo) Ernest dit Alban (ernestedo@gmail.com), and Jacqueline Ristola (jacqueline.ristola@gmail.com), by April 30st. We will send notifications of acceptance by June 30st.   

Detail: http://synoptique.ca/

Download guidelines -  Call For Papers Synoptique 9.1

CFP - Screening #TimesUp: Exploring Rape Culture in Hollywood Film

Editors: Dr. Lisa Funnell (University of Oklahoma) and Dr. Ralph Beliveau (University of Oklahoma)

We are calling for papers exploring any facet of sexual assault, coercion, and harassment in Hollywood film. Some topics include but are not limited to:

     * tropes of sexual violence in specific genres (e.g. rape revenge, action, rom-coms, etc.)

     * historical considerations of sexuality and rape (e.g. classical Hollywood, new Hollywood, etc.)

     * filmmakers who employ excessive/frequent images of sexual violence

     * shifting representations of sexual harassment

     * affirmative consent in film

     * narratives in which rape is justified (e.g. prisoner on prisoner)

     * romanticizing of inappropriate sexual contact (e.g. with minors)

     * myth of the artistic genius

     * rape jokes/gags in film

     * sexual violence against marginal/minority groups (based on race, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender expression, etc.)

Please submit a 250 word abstract along with a brief author bio to Lisa Funnell (lisa.m.funnell@gmail.com) by April 30. Please direct any questions to this email as well.

CFP - Mediating ‘China’: Postgraduate Symposium of Visual Representations of the People, Traditions, and Spaces of Chinese-speaking Communities, University of Southampton (UK), 4 May 2019

Our confirmed panel discussants include:

Professor Tim Bergfelder (University of Southampton, UK)

Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of Lincoln, UK)

Dr Julian Stringer (University of Nottingham, UK)

Abstract and paper submission:

If you would like to present a paper at this symposium, please send us anabstract of no more than 250 words and a short biography of no more than 100 words (detailing your research interests and PhD supervisors, your affiliation, and email address).

Abstracts can be submitted via email to: jj1g16@soton.ac.uk

Deadline for abstract submission: Thursday, 28 February 2019, 5pm (UK time).

Selected presenters will be invited to submit a full paper (for a presentation of 20 minutes) before the symposium day. Deadline for full paper submission: Monday, 22 April 2019, 5pm (UK time).

Detail: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/cifr/news/events/2019/05/04-mediating-china.page

CFP - Screening #TimesUp: Exploring Rape Culture in Hollywood Film, University of Oklahoma

We are calling for papers exploring any facet of sexual assault, coercion, and harassment in Hollywood film. Some topics include but are not limited to:

  • tropes of sexual violence in specific genres (e.g. rape revenge, action, rom-coms, etc.)
  • historical considerations of sexuality and rape (e.g. classical Hollywood, new Hollywood, etc.)
  • filmmakers who employ excessive/frequent images of sexual violence
  • shifting representations of sexual harassment
  • affirmative consent in film
  • narratives in which rape is justified (e.g. prisoner on prisoner)
  • romanticizing of inappropriate sexual contact (e.g. with minors)
  • myth of the artistic genius
  • rape jokes/gags in film
  • sexual violence against marginal/minority groups (based on race, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender expression, etc.)

Please submit a 250 word abstract along with a brief author bio to Lisa Funnell (lisa.m.funnell@gmail.com) by April 30. Please direct any questions to this email as well.

CFP - Women in East Asian Cinema: A Chinese Film Forum UK Conference, Manchester, 4-6 Dec 2019

Topics include though are not limited to:

  • Case studies of directors, producers, and crew members
  • Case studies of significant industry figures
  • Case studies of stars
  • Representation
  • Historiographies and redressing the canon
  • Generations – i.e. old age, girlhood
  • Spaces for women's voices
  • Questions of labour and industry practices
  • Production histories
  • Herstories
  • Women in East Asian diasporas

150-200 word proposals for a 20-minute paper presentation and a short biography, or queries, should be sent by Monday 29th April 2019 to Felicia.Chan@manchester.ac.uk with “WEACconf” in the email’s subject line. Panel submissions welcome.

Conference organisers for the CFFUK are Dr Felicia Chan, University of Manchester; Dr Fraser Elliott and Rachel Hayward, HOME; and Professor Andy Willis, University of Salford.

CFP - Pregnancy and the Media (Feminist Media Studies)

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

·         Media representations of pregnancy

·         Pregnancy in the media industries

·         Online users and communities’ uses of digital media related to pregnancy

·         Celebrity pregnancies

·         Mediated pregnancy in relation to diverse intersectionalities including: LGBTQ+, age, race, class, ability

·         Audiences’ consumption of mediated pregnancy

·         Pregnancy in the context of health communication or health policy in the media

·         Onscreen pregnancy and genre

·         Neoliberalism, pregnancy and media

The Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies aims to publish brief (~1000 words), timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Submissions may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider book and event reviews, as well as contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilise critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.

Please submit contributions by 26 April 2019, via email to both Melanie Kennedy (mjk29@le.ac.uk) and Safiya Noble (safiya.noble@usc.edu). We also welcome questions and expressions of interest in advance of the deadline.

CFP - CMCS 8th International Conference
Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics

August 30 – September 1, 2019
Abstract deadline: March 18, 2019
 
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
250-word abstract or workshop / roundtable / book talk proposal
Include a title, your name, e-mail address, and affiliation if applicable
Submit abstract to chairs at celebrity.mediastudies@gmail.com: February 28, 2019
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2019
Early bird deadline for hotel booking & conference registration: April 30, 2019
Conference reception and presentations: August 30 – September 1, 2019

CFP - Technology, Women, and Gothic-Horror On-Screen, University of Kent, May 2019

May 2 – 3 May, 2019
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2019
Keynote speaker: Dr Lisa Purse (University of Reading) 
Please submit proposals of 500 words, along with a short biographical note (250 words) to gothicfeminism2016@gmail.com by Friday 15th February 2019.
We welcome 20-minute conference papers as well as submissions for creative work or practice-as-research including, but not limited to, short films and video essays.  
Conference organisers: Frances A. Kamm and Tamar Jeffers McDonald

CFP - Queer Fears: A Symposium on New Queer Horror Film and TV, University of Hertfordshire, June 2019

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, accompanied by a short 150 words bio and should be sent to Dr. Darren Elliott-Smith (University of Hertfordshire): d.elliott-smith@herts.ac.uk
This symposium/project is part of the ongoing work of the Media Research Group (Humanities) at the University of Hertfordshire. 

CFP - Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics, Helsinki, Oct 2019

Submission details:
Please submit a 300-word abstract for individual proposals. 
Panel proposals should include a 300-word panel rationale plus individual 200 word abstracts from a minimum of four speakers.
All abstracts for individual as well as panel proposals should be submitted through EasyChair: 
Deadline for submission is 1 June 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be issued by 30 June 2019.
For more information and enquiries, contact: 
Julia Velkova, University of Helsinki at julia.velkova@helsinki.fi
Anne Kaun, Södertörn University at anne.kaun@sh.se
Sander de Rieder, University of Ghent at sander.deridder@ugent.be 

CFP: Feminist Pedagogies – special issue of MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture

Deadline: 8th March 2019
We welcome contributions that address the strategies, obstacles and opportunities of feminist pedagogy in a range of contexts from classroom discussions and syllabi to faculty committee meetings, screening rooms and activist spaces. Feminist teaching happens everywhere. 
Contributions might range from conventional academic articles (6000-8000 words) to interviews (1000-3000 words), creative writing (poems, short stories, creative responses, max 3000 words), video essays (5-10 mins with brief supporting statement of 800-1000 words), and photographs, visual/audiovisual or interactive art.
Abstracts should be 200-250 words, and be accompanied by a short bio. Please email abstracts to /MAI /editorial board member Clara Bradbury-Rance (clara.bradbury-rance@kcl.ac.uk) by 8th March 2019. Contributors will be notified of the status of their proposal in early April and full submissions will be due by 31st August 2019 

CFP - Signs Special Issue: RAGE

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Rage,” slated for publication in the summer of 2021.
Deadline: September 15, 2019. 
Sarah Haley (UCLA), Carla Kaplan (Northeastern), and Durba Mitra (Harvard) will serve as guest editors of the issue. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically through Signs’ Editorial Manager system at http://signs.edmgr.comand must conform to the guidelines for submission available at http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/. This call for papers is available for download as a PDF here.

CFP - The 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Eligibility: Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are invited to submit papers for the Stimpson Prize. This includes current graduate students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship. Submissions must be no longer than 10,000 words (including notes and references) and must conform to the guidelines for Signs contributors (http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/signs/instruct).
Please submit papers online at http://signs.edmgr.com. Be sure to indicate submission for consideration for the Catharine Stimpson Prize. The honorarium will be awarded upon publication of the prizewinning article.

CJC Fellowship 2019: Call for Application

Organised by Cultural Journalism Campus, CJC Fellowship returns to Art Basel for the sixth year in a row in March 2019. Taught and mentored by experienced industry professionals, each year up to TEN CJC fellows are selected to undergo intensive training through writing workshops, visits to art spaces and meeting with cultural professionals. Stationed at Art Basel to cover the art fair as well as other cultural happenings in March, fellows receive hands-on media training through producing Culture Express, CJC’s newspaper which is distributed on location at Art Basel and through the digital realm.
Deadline for application is February 2, 2019, 11:55 pm. Send your CV and two writing samples (in English AND/OR Chinese) to admin@culturaljournalismcampus.org. Successful applicants will be notified by February 10, 2019.  
 

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Coming of Age of the Public Fetus: Exploring Pregnant and Fetal Bodies in Visual Culture

An international workshop at Uppsala University, Sweden, 15–17 May 2019

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to further explore pregnant and fetal bodies in visual culture. Our aim is to expand the geographical and historical scope of inquiry and to discuss visualizations of pregnancy across a variety of media and contexts. We are interested in current research on this topic in history of medicine, gender studies, film and media studies, art history, and other relevant fields, and invite scholars working on a wide range of materials to join us in an interdisciplinary endeavor.

Abstracts for 20 minute papers or work-in-progress presentations, of a maximum of 300 words, should be submitted no later than January 31, 2019, to helena.franzen@idehist.uu.se. Please provide your full name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. The format of the workshop will not allow for more than ca.12 papers. 

Enquiries: Elisabet Björklund, elisabet.bjorklund@idehist.uu.se, & Helena Franzén, helena.franzen@idehist.uu.se
Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University
Detail: http://www.idehist.uu.se/the-coming-of-age-of-the-public-fetus


Call for Abstracts: 12th Annual Queertopia Conference 

A research presentation opportunity for graduate students and postgraduate researchers at the Queertopia conference at Northwestern University on March 2.

Entering its 12th year, Queertopia is an annual LGBTQ+ academic conference organized by Northwestern University’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association. The conference features research across disciplines and fosters critical dialogue on topics related to gender and sexuality. This
year, the conference will explore the theme of *LGBTQ+ Media Cultures*
We are currently soliciting abstracts of graduate and postgraduate research for this year's conference (submissions due January 4).

Details: https://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/about/news-events/stories/2018/12th-annual-queertopia-conference-call-for-abstracts.html

Call for Abstracts: Gendered Violence at International Festivals: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

We invite researchers to submit chapter abstracts for a proposed book to Routledge entitled, Gendered Violence at International Festivals: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, edited by Dr Louise Platt (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Rebecca Finkel (Queen Margaret University).

The vision for this book is to feature contributions from critical events and interdisciplinary scholars specifically focused on gendered violence (symbolic/physical) at international festivals. It is expected that chapters will provide robust theoretical frameworks and will interweave theory, policy and/or practice. Empirical work which features creative research methods is especially welcome.

The underlying motivation for this volume is to contest the widely-held notion that festivals are temporal spaces free from structural sexism, inequalities, or gender power dynamics; rather, we argue that they are spaces where these are enhanced and enacted more freely, using the experiential environment as an excuse or as an opportunity to victim-blame and shame. Whilst it has been argued that the liminal/liminoid space, due to the so-argued temporary suspension of societal norms, allows women’s bodies and voices to be asserted in a way that is not usually deemed acceptable in everyday public spaces, there is often a neglect to understand how hegemonic social and cultural structures and controls still govern these spaces. We argue that a persistence to characterise festivals spaces as uncomplicated, value-free, and utopic is highly problematic.

Possible chapter topics can be drawn from cross-disciplinary literatures and methodologies and may be from a range of social science subjects, such as critical event, tourism, and leisure studies; gender and sexualities studies; critical race theories; urban and cultural geography; sociology; criminology; and so forth. It is expected that gender and violence issues will be explored within the framework of one or more festivals, whereby the festival illustrates broader social structures and confirms/disrupts established discourses involving patriarchy, performativity, power, praxis, and perceptions of safety. Intersectional and feminist approaches are considered a priority.  

Recently, there have been more and more media reports surrounding increased sexual assaults at festivals, especially greenfield music festivals. However, there has been a paucity of sustained scholarly work in this area. This collection attempts to highlight international research in an effort to further thinking about gendered festival experiences and emphasize the symbolic and physical violence often associated with them.  

Please submit abstracts (100-200 words max.) for your proposed chapter to Drs Louise Platt: l.platt@mmu.ac.uk and Rebecca Finkel: rfinkel@qmu.ac.uk by Monday, 7 January, 2019.

Call for Proposals: The Sexuality Studies Association Congress 2019

"Eccentric Circles"
Keynote: Jamie Lee Hamilton

The Sexuality Studies Association welcomes proposals for our annual meeting; to be held June 2-4, 2019 at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. We invite proposals for work in English or French from any disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary approach. Presentations can be in a variety of formats, including papers, panels, workshops, roundtables, film and video screenings, performance art pieces, exhibits, and cultural events.  Proposals must be submitted through our online form in English or French. All presenters must pay 2019 membership dues to the association, as well as Congress and Conference Registration fees. To become a member of the SSA please register through our website. The deadline for submission is January 7, 2019.

The Sexuality Studies Association (SSA) is a scholarly association for scholars, artists, activists, and all community members who have an interest in the teaching and study of sex, sexuality, and gender diversity. The SSA provides opportunities to connect the broader research, artistic, and activist communities, and to mentor and support each other in our work.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Program Officer, Dr. Carol Dauda at cdauda@uoguelph.ca.

SSA website: www.ssaaes.org
Details: http://ssaaes.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CFP-2019.pdf

CFP-Herstory Re-Imagined: Women’s Lives in Biographical Fiction and Film

Scholars of biofiction and film have drawn attention to the ways in which biographical novels and biopics are implicated in the construction of female subjectivity, while the field of life-writing research has seen a rise of interest in questions of gender identity. This conference aims to bring studies of biofiction and biopics into close dialogue with gender-sensitive approaches to biography, so as to shed light on the interactions between life writing, fiction, and dynamics of gender. We are particularly interested in papers that rigorously consider the theoretical questions at the heart of this conference: How do fictions and films about historical women relate to, or challenge, existing theories of women’s biography or gender-sensitive approaches to life writing? What common parameters are available to narrate women’s lives, and how can these be historicised? What does the fictional element contribute to (or subtract from) the image generated of the subject in relation to previous representations? What is the ideological thrust and broader cultural function of these narratives? And how do these re-imagined herstories trouble or confirm the sex-gender systems within and against which they operate?

Please email your proposal (250w) and a brief bio note (80w) to Julia.Novak@univie.ac.at by 21 June 2019.

Screening Non-Binary Bodies-A call for a Screen Bodies special issue on gender non-conforming bodies in visual media

Devoted to non-binary screen formations, this issue will include a broad discussion on gender non-conforming positions. Non-binary can function here similar to the term “trans-” (Stryker/Currah/Moore 2008) as a processual term instead of as a static descriptor. Additionally, the issue strongly welcomes non-western positions of gender non-conformity.

The special issue invites papers which focus on non-binary, queer and decolonial trans discussions on screen politics and ethics in relation to a variety of audio/visual media, such as visual art, video, Vlogs, video games, TV, film, as well as production, casting, and reception politics, and more. Submissions that discuss the representations and effects of gender non-conforming and nonbinary bodies through an ontologically intersectional framework are particularly welcome.

Abstracts (max. 500 words) and bios (max. 200 words) for full essays (5000 - 6000 words) should be sent to Wibke Straube: wibke.straube@kau.se by January 20, 2019. Notifications regarding the abstracts can be expected February 10th, 2019. Full articles need to be submitted April 27th, 2019.

Submit for Issue 8.1 Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association (US)

ateral accepts submissions on any topic related to the field or practice of cultural studies within historical and/or contemporary contexts. General submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, with a preferred deadline of January 1, 2019 for articles appearing in Issue 8.1 (Spring 2019). Submission of work presented at the CSA conferences are especially encouraged.

For full submission guidelines, please visit http://csalateral.org/contribute.

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #85 CFP - Bad Objects

The concept of a “bad object” has long been a moving target in media studies. Although the term is rarely defined with any specificity, a “bad object” is typically a text that is used in critical analysis with the implicit or explicit acknowledgement of its perceived violations of “good” taste. Excess, camp, escapism, the abject, and negotiations of the margins of mainstream culture often mark these objects. The concept is important in feminist and psychoanalytic theories, as well as in genre studies, in which it is mobilized to justify the examination of B-horror, exploitation film, or pornography, for example. The term has helped challenge hierarchies of medium specificity.

Submissions should be between 6,000 and 7,500 words, formatted in Chicago Style. Please submit an electronic copy of the paper, along with a separate one-page abstract, both saved as a Microsoft Word file. Remove any identifying information so that the submission is suitable for anonymous review. Quotations not in English should be accompanied by translations. Send electronic manuscripts and/or any questions to vltcfp@gmail.com by January 25, 2019.

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities

We are delighted to invite submissions for the Inaugural issue of the Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities. The journal aims to bring together “critical studies of men and masculinities” and “sexuality studies.” More specifically, the journal provides a venue for research on bodies, sexualities and masculinities and all of their complexities -- temporal, medical, geographic, cultural, ethnic, legal - by welcoming submissions from the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, and health studies that are theoretically rigorous, methodologically sound, and draw on interdisciplinary approaches. It will provide a dialogue that will not only report cutting edge empirical research findings, but will also be a forum for new theoretical, methodological and analytical insights.

For more information, see the journal’s website: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/jbsm

CFP: Media and Misogyny

Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Trumpism and the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.

Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than January 31, 2019.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.

Femme Theory Call For Papers - A Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

Contributors are asked to consider how the teachings and trajectories of femme can aid in the recuperation of femininity, or in the explication of femininity necessary to buttress the field of femininities. This issue asks what novel contributions can be made by anchoring femme within analytical frameworks, and by making femininity salient within interdisciplinary research.

Submit a one-page overview of your proposed contribution and a 2-page CV to Rhea Ashley Hoskin at FemmeTheory.JLS@gmail.com by January 7th, 2019.

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities

The journal aims to bring together “critical studies of men and masculinities” and “sexuality studies.” More specifically, the journal provides a venue for research on bodies, sexualities and masculinities and all of their complexities -- temporal, medical, geographic, cultural, ethnic, legal - by welcoming submissions from the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, and health studies that are theoretically rigorous, methodologically sound, and draw on interdisciplinary approaches. It will provide a dialogue that will not only report cutting edge empirical research findings, but will also be a forum for new theoretical, methodological and analytical insights.

E-mail submissions should be sent to: Drs. Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris, Editors:
JBSM@berghahnjournals.com

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