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CFPs on any topic concerning Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen

A selection of papers will form a special edited collection, following the conference. A noted publisher has expressed interest in publishing an academic edited collection which will feature papers from practitioners and scholars. Please submit abstracts of 300 words maximum together with a short author biography (100 words) to http://bit.ly/2EcO9e9 by 5th March 2018.

For more details, go to: https://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/events/trailblazingwomen/register/call-for-papers

CFPs for #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements & New Visions of the Old West - In Media Res

In Media Res is accepting proposals on the topic of #MeToo and #TimesUp. The deadline for proposals is Monday, March 5.  Here is the CFP: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j61vaaDZpnI8vsKlHtet1W1oqjiHHDsnZaDeYwcYf0o/edit

In Media Res is also accepting proposals on the topic of New Visions of the Old West. The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 9.  Here is the CFP: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gzupu2QP1pOgOGn29FbzWxiHw4pPUwJw5q_IkiXr8Eg/edit

Proposals may be brief (one paragraph), but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored. If interested, please contact In Media Res (inmediares@gsu.edu)

Space, Race, Bodies III: Walls - June 30th-July 1st, 2018

Space, Race, Bodies III: Walls is an academic and activist conference that addresses contemporary geographical and cultural practices premised on the construction and maintenance of walls, fences, barriers, and borders of all kinds. The conference is scheduled to take place on June 30th-July 1st, 2018, at the University of Otago.

Interested participants should send 200w abstracts and proposals, including a 50w bio, to space.race.bodies@otago.ac.nz. Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 1st, 2018.
All queries and questions can be sent to space.race.bodies@otago.ac.nz

Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History - Nov 8-10, 2018
University of Rouen (France)

We propose to examine Virginia Woolf’s relationship to history by reflecting on her reading and writing of history.

Paper proposals (a 300-word abstract with a title plus a separate biographical statement) should be sent by February 20th 2018 to Anne Besnault-Levita (anne.besnault@gmail.com), Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio (amdibiasio@neuf.fr) and Marie Laniel (marie.laniel@gmail.com)

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Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan)

The Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia book series provides a welcome new forum for monographs and
anthologies focusing on the intersections between gender, sexuality and culture across Asia. Titles in the series
include multi- and interdisciplinary research by scholars within Asia as well as in North American, European
and Australian academic contexts.

Series Editors
Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK: stevi.jackson@york.ac.uk
Olivia Khoo, Monash University, Australia: olivia.khoo@monash.edu
Denise Tse-Shang Tang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: denitang@hku.hk

Contact for proposals
Correspondence regarding new book proposals should be addressed to the series editors
or Sara Crowley Vigneau, Senior Editor, sara.crowleyvigneau@palgrave.com

MLA 2019 Call for Submissions - Reconsidering Family Relations in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

This session, a guaranteed session of the Language, Literature and Culture (LLC) Modern and Contemporary Chinese Forum, examines family relations in a wide variety of ways in modern China. We seek proposals of approximately 300 words, plus title and abstract, that explore the representation of family relations from throughout the modern and contemporary era.

Please send title/abstract proposals session organizer Christopher Lupke (lupke@ualberta.ca) by March 7, 2018.

Call for Questions: Flow 2018: Precarity, Preservation, Praxis

The 2018 Flow conference will be held September 27-29, 2018. Each year, we request that participants send in questions that generate conversations. Once selected, the questions will be posed to the Flow community for responses. Based on those responses, we will select panelists for each question and invite them to prepare position papers to be posted online and discussed at the conference.

For more information, go to: http://www.flowjournal.org/flow-2018-call-for-questions/

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Porn Studies

We are open to various disciplinary and academic approaches in this fairly novel field of studies, but overall would like to encourage ethnographic or reception studies of pornography that focus on porn fandoms, consumers, audiences as well as cultural impact.

Details are: https://www.facebook.com/tom.ba1989/posts/10214849670216903

Call for Papers: “Radical Romantic Comedy,” Special Issue of New Review of Film and Television Studies

Seeking to conceptualize the romantic comedy and the romantic couple (or throuple, or…) more broadly, this special issue will focus on unconventional treatments of romcom tropes and traditions, works that disrupt and subvert romcom fantasy and formula and that reveal the realities and complexities of intimacy.

Please send a ca. 300 word abstract and brief biography (and direct all inquiries) to guest editor Maria San Filippo (Maria.SanFilippo@Goucher.edu) by May 1, 2018.

Call for Papers - Oxford Women's Leadership Symposium

The Symposium is interdisciplinary and seeks to cover a broad reach of women's leadership issues in both the public and private sectors. The expectation is that much of the discourse will be concerned with cultural, religious, social, and economic conditions of women and the initiatives that may be most effective in the remediation of the various forms of gender discrimination.

Meeting dates for 2018 are:

  • 21, 22 & 23 March – St John’s College, Oxford
  • 1, 2, & 3 August 2018 – Somerville College
  • 5, 6, & 7 December 2018 – Somerville College

he abstract submission deadline for the March Conference is 5 March 2018. For more information, go to http://www.oxford-womens-leadership-symposium.com/

Call for Papers - International Conference on Gender and Sexuality in Asia

Held at the campus of Monash University Malaysia on November 12-14, 2018, CoGen 2018 is interested in examining how contemporary religious actors within and outside Asia can dialogue with, challenge, interrogate, and/or contribute to the pursuit of gender and sexual justice in various countries in Asia.

Single and panel abstract submissions of 150-200 words in MS-Word format should be emailed to cogen.monash@gmail.com before or by April 30, 2018. For more details, go to https://www.monash.edu.my/sass/research/research-workshops-and-conferences/international-conference-on-gender-and-sexuality-in-asia-cogen-2018-november-12-14,-2018

Call for Papers - Feminism and food media

Food media have become exponentially popular throughout the 21st century, with growth in the production and consumption of digital ‘food porn,’ cookbooks and content in the food blog- and vlogospheres. Across these diverse formats, food media have long been recognized as artifacts that reference culturally- and historically-specific ideals of gender at the same time that they offer instructional food pedagogies. 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.

Please submit full contributions by 5 March 2018, via email to Dr. Tisha Dejmanee (t.dejmanee@cmich.edu). Questions and expressions of interest can also be addressed to Dr. Dejmanee in advance of the deadline.

Call for Abstracts—Journal of Women’s History Special Issue “Migration, Sex, and Intimate Labor, 1850-2000”

The Journal of Women’s History is seeking expressions of interest to submit articles to a special issue on migration, sex, and intimate labor in the period between 1850 and 2000, in any local, national, transnational, or global context. It seeks to frame “intimate labor” within the long history of women’s involvement in domestic and sexual markets and their movement across and within borders for myriad forms of care and body work (Boris and Parreñas, 2010).

Prospective contributors to this special issue are asked to send an extended abstract of 1,000 words to the issue’s guest editors, Julia Laite (j.laite@bbk.ac.uk) and Philippa Hetherington (p.hetherington@ucl.ac.uk) by 1 June 2018.