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CFP - 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

Deadline for Submissions: March 1, 2020.

The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be provided an honorarium of $1,000. All papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for peer review and possible publication in Signs.

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://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/).

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.

Contact signs@northeastern.edu with any questions.

CFP - The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective, October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2020.

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.

The aim of the collective is to create an intimate space for emerging scholars of gender and sexuality to share their work with a focus on preparing their paper for publication. This event is intended as an opportunity for graduate students to consider issues pertaining to gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability. Participants will engage with one another in interdisciplinary discussions led by established scholars in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, whose experience and outstanding research in their respective fields will benefit and help shape the papers. We welcome emerging scholars to join us in this program of events that includes writing workshops and a panel on publishing. Participants will be invited to a dinner reception and other meals will be provided.

To learn more about the Susan B. Anthony Institute and the Susan B. Anthony Interdisciplinary Conference, please visit: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/gsw/graduate/conference/index.html

Please submit your paper (6,000-10,000 words, including your name, broader research interest, and email address) along with a brief biographical statement in Word or PDF format by August 15, 2019, to the graduate organizing committee at sbaiwritingcollective@gmail.com and feel free to contact us with any questions.

You will receive the committee's decision by September 2, 2019.

CFP - Roundtable "Global TV Images of Female Masculinity" at 2020 SCMS Conference, Denver, USA

Proposal deadline: August 5th, 2019

Roundtable Theme:

Global TV Images of Female Masculinity

Chair(s):

Co-chaired by Jamie J. ZHAO (XJTLU) and Eve NG (Ohio U)

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Tomboys on reality TV
  • Masculine lesbians in TV series
  • Gender-nonnormative or trans female celebrities on TV
  • TV representations of masculine female athletes, warriors, spies, soldiers, or other forms of “heroic,” “aggressive,” or “rebellious” masculinity in women
  • The ways in which gender non-conformity and class in women intersect in TV representations
  • The intersectionality of female masculinity and non-Caucasian, non-Anglophone-speaking identities on TV
  • Cross-dressing female characters and/or drag king culture on TV
  • Televisual imaginaries of heterosexual-identified, masculine women
  • TV framing of gendered differences and subjectivities of masculine and feminine women/lesbians

Please send

1). A short bio (around 75 words), current status, contact email, and affiliation;

2). Presentation title;

3). Presentation abstract (around 350 words) that delineates the focus and/or case studies/examples, analytical angles, preliminary findings, and contribution of your research by August 5th, 2019 to us at jingjamiezhao@gmail.com and nge@ohio.edu. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by August 13th, 2019. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the above two email addresses.

Kindly note that SCMS requires roundtable participants to be current members of SCMS at the time of submission.  Membership dues are not refunded to participants of a declined proposal submission. Only one submission (strict one role rule) per person. 

Details: https://www.academia.edu/39810368/CFP_for_2020_SCMS_Roundtable_Global_TV_Images_of_Female_Masculinity

CFP - Magical Women, Witches & Healers, Issue 16, Winter 2019

In light of the magical woman’s prominence across contemporary culture, the 16th Issue of Frames Cinema Journal seeks to investigate her new filmic manifestations in 21st century cinema and revisit those of the past century. Due to the rich nature and history of the magical woman figure, we are excited to hear from contributors working in a variety of aspects of film studies. We are particularly keen on papers which examine the figure from a feminist, historical, spiritual, ecological, and ideological perspective.

Timetable for Frames Cinema Journal Issue 16:

·         Abstract Proposal Deadline: 13/09/2019

·         Abstract Decision Announcement: 23/09/2019

·         First Draft Deadline (written & video content): 04/11/2019

·         Final Draft Deadline: 09/12/2019

·         Intended Publication Date: 16/12/2019

Abstracts are to be submitted no later than Friday 13 September, 2019, as they will not be considered after that. Authors should expect to be notified of the editorial committee’s decision by Monday 23 September, 2019.

Details: https://framescinemajournal.com/call-for-papers/

CFP - Diva: Hip-Hop, Feminism, Fierceness

Deadline for submissions:

June 14, 2019

Full name / name of organization:

Centre for Film, Media, Discourse & Culture, University of Wolverhampton

Contact email:

b.halligan@wlv.ac.uk (Ben Halligan)

For updates, fuller details, and booking, please see Diva Conference 2019 / https://benjaminhalligan.com/divaconference-2/

CFP - Edited Collection: Gender, Genre and the Body in Contemporary North American and European Film

The editors have been in contact with Edinburgh University Press, for this to be included in their ‘Gender and the Body in Contemporary Literature and Culture’ series, to which the series editors are also keen. Once abstracts have been accepted, a formal proposal will be sent to EUP in December 2019, with publication hopefully being early-to-mid 2022.

Please send abstracts of 250 – 300 words, with a supporting bio of no more than 100 words, to gendergenrebodies@gmail.com by Friday 6th September 2019.

Detail: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1906&L=BAFTSS&O=D&P=23024

CFP - Cine-feminisms and the Academy Symposium, UNSW Sydney, 12-13th December 2019

Submission Deadline: 13th of September 2019

We invite proposals on any area related to cine-feminisms/film feminisms, including but not limited to:

Contemporary and historical cine- and media feminisms

Feminist screen theories and pedagogy

“Doing” feminist screen studies

Feminist cine-activisms – on screen, online, in press, on the streets

Diverse feminist screen cultures in the digital age

Keynote will be delivered by Dr Anna Backman Rogers (University of Gothenberg, Sweden)

Dr Anna Backman Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in Feminism and Visual Culture at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the author of American Independent Cinema: Rites of Passage and The Crisis Image (Edinburgh UP, 2015) and Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure (Berghahn 2018). She is also the co-editor with Laura Mulvey of Feminisms (Amsterdam UP, 2015) and the co-editor with Boel Ulfsdotter of Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics and Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity, and Activism (both with Edinburgh UP, 2017). Her current research is on the films of Lynne Ramsay and Barbara Loden’s WANDA.

CFP closes 13th of September 2019. Please send your proposals including a title, an abstract (250 words), and a short biography (80 words) to Dr Jessica Ford jessica.ford@newcastle.edu.au and Dr Jodi Brooks j.brooks@unsw.edu.au by 13th of September 2019.

Detail: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/06/21/cfp-cine-feminisms-and-the-academy-symposium

CFP - Australian Anthropological Society’s annual conference, 2-5 December, Australian National University, Canberra

Title: Gender, research and evaluating 'value': the impact of/in ethnography with visual materials

Submission Deadline: 1 July, 2019

Convenors:

Skyler Hawkins (The University of Manchester)

Nada Al-Hudaid (University of Manchester)

In calling for the contemporary exploration of gender in our discipline, this panel explores the value in and of the theoretical approaches to, methodological considerations and wider inclusion of gender in anthropological written and visual materials.

Detail: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/aas2019/p/8181

CFP - FILLM's 28th Congress, University of Vienna, Austria from 26-29 July 2020

The overall theme of the Congress is "Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Diversity in a Global Perspective". FILLM and the Congress organizers now invite scholars to submit individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals that address this broad theme. Individual papers and panels are also invited that address one of the following five sub-themes (which are ultimately related to the main theme):

  • Multilingualism and linguistic plurality in local and global perspectives
  • New genres of literature in the era of social media and new communication technologies
  • Cultural diversity in film
  • Linguistic and literary studies in diaspora and migrant communities
  • German language and literature in global perspectives

For more detailed information, please read the entire Call for Papers. It can be downloaded here.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (both individual and panels) is 31 December 2019.

Detail: https://fillm2020.univie.ac.at/home/

CFP - Race and Whiteness and Popular Culture

Deadline for submissions: 1 August, 2019

Dr. Holly Randell-Moon (Charles Sturt University) and Associate Professor Travis D. Boyce (University of Northern Colorado) are co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture (http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_JAPPC.html) on the theme of Race and Whiteness and Popular Culture. We are calling for film, media, book, performance or other reviews on popular culture materials that engage with race and whiteness.

Reviews are between 1500-3000w in length and are due August 1st. 

Please get in touch with both of the editors if you would like to review something for the issue or have ideas for review pieces.

Travis.Boyce@unco.edu and hrandell-moon@csu.edu.au

CFP - Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema

by Nikka Pierce

A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:

Bitch or Badass: Anti-heroines of Contemporary Literary Media, Television, and Cinema (working title)

Edited by Melanie A. Haas (Texas Woman's University ) and N. A. Pierce (Old Dominion University)

As the general public’s need for more complex plotlines and edgier characters has increased in recent years so has the portrayal of self-determining, sometimes villainous, crafty, wily, independent women who seek lives or identities predicated on goals beyond the social prescriptions of heteronormativity, docility, domesticity, submission, and other characteristics stereotypically attributable to women in literature and film. These are flawed characters, struggling with both internal and external conflicts and circumstances.  These women are not Disney perfect princesses; they are more human, more relatable, perhaps even a bit wicked, and they often take unconventional routes to achieve their aims. We cheer their deviousness, pettiness, malevolence, and artifice. We admire their cunning and determination. And we recognize that they’re not looking for a prince on a white steed to come and save them that they’re perfectly willing and able to do the work of saving themselves (or seizing their own crowns). These are women who do not hesitate to go their own way: women who claim it’s my way or no way.

Some of the most famous, enduring, and popular female characters are anti-heroines. These anti-heroines are represented from classic Western literature all the way through to current popular television series and films. Literary characters such as Medea, Lady Macbeth, Scarlett O’Hara, Lisbeth Salander and Amy Dunne, as well as film and television characters such as Thelma and Louise, Beatrix Kiddo, Cersei Lannister, Claire Underwood, Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating, and Nancy Botwin are primarily known for such traits as selfishness, scheming, deviousness, and manipulation. However, the argument could, and probably should, be made that these women are merely using the skills and tools available to them to protect themselves and to create the life that they desire. Depending on their specific circumstances, these women might lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, and even kill, to achieve their goals. Clearly, these women are no shrinking violets, and instead take an active part in controlling their own destinies. These anti-heroines are those characters we love to hate, but who we also respect and may even wish to emulate, even though they work outside of the bounds of traditional morality in order to achieve their own ends.

This collection will offer well researched, scholarly essays exploring representations of anti-heroines in twentieth- and twenty-first century literary media (including graphic novels), television, and film. The deadline for abstracts is 21 June 2019. Please send queries or a 250-word abstract outlining your topic and methods to both editors: mhaas@twu.edu and npier002@odu.edu. Completed essays for those proposals accepted will be due on 1 November.

CFP - Women and Language

by Edward Janak

Editor: Leland G. Spencer, PhD | Miami University

Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical, rhetorical-critical, interpretive, theoretical, or artistic. All appropriate research methodologies are welcome.

Affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, the journal espouses an explicitly feminist positionality, though articles need not necessarily engage or advance feminist theory to be appropriate fits for the journal, and articles that critically examine feminisms are welcome. Other potential topics include but are not limited to studies of human communication in dyads, families, groups, organizations, and social movements; analyses of public address, media texts, literature, activism, and other cultural phenomena; the role of gender in verbal and nonverbal communication, intercultural exchanges, listening, relationship building, and public advocacy; linguistic analysis; and many others. The journal operates from a nuanced and expansive understanding of gender, so contributions about sexuality,
 gender identity, and the complexity and limitations of gender as a concept are especially appropriate.

Contributions that center intersectional perspectives are particularly encouraged, as are those that explore gender and language from non-Western or global perspectives. Articles published in Women & Language need not come from a communication perspective, but should reflect thoughtful engagement with language and/or communication processes or theory.

Submissions are welcome from scholars, students, activists, and practitioners at any stage of their careers. All submissions undergo rigorous peer review in a mentorship-centered process committed to developing excellent scholarship.

To submit, email Leland G. Spencer at editorwomenandlanguage@gmail.com.

All submissions to Women & Language should be electronically submitted in a Word file.

Articles should be prepared in standard American written English.

Preferred length for scholarly research and theory manuscripts is 6,000-10,000 words including endnotes and references; a 150-word abstract and 4-5 keywords should accompany submissions. Creative submissions may be shorter.

Preferred font is Times New Roman; following these guidelines will help in the retention of formatting.

Any accompanying graphic needs to be at least 500kb file size with a resolution of at least 150 pixels per inch.

Authors are responsible for securing permission to reprint images, lengthy quotations, and other copyrighted material.

Prepare materials with no author identification on the manuscript itself, including in the Word metadata; otherwise, submissions should adhere to the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. Please note that APA style requires DOI numbers for all digital references.

Articles for general issues are accepted on a rolling basis, with initial decisions typically issued in about 3 months.

CFP - Gender and Open Science

Special Issue Dutch Journal for Gender Studies

Margriet Fokken, Looi van Kessel, Fleur Praal

Themes and questions that could be addressed:

Academic careers and hierarchies

·          How are the career perspectives of underrepresented groups of scholars affected by open science policies and practices?

·          How are scholars in developing countries affected and/or empowered by open science requirements?

·          How do open science policies and practices affect citizen science, i.e. public participation in research, and/or scholars without institutional affiliation and/or of different intersectional positions?

·          How do (alternative) systems of academic reward (re)create and/or undermine established intersectional hierarchies in science/academia?

Publishing and reviewing practices

·          How do established and new publishing practices enhance equality and/or openness?

·           How do established and new peer reviewing practices enhance equality and/or openness?

·           How is gender studies as a field of research affected by established and new publishing practices?

·          How can new publishing practices and the exploration of new media contribute to openness, equality, and counterhegemonic cultural production in scholarship?

Timeframe

Submission of abstracts (+/- 450 words) to tvgarchief@gmail.com 
Deadline submission of abstracts: 1th of July 2019
Deadline first version papers (max. 6000 words incl. references and bibliography): 10th of November 2019

Deadline final version: 20th of January 2020

Publication date: 21st of April 2020

The Dutch Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is an interdisciplinary journal. It is primarily a platform for authors who conduct research on or are located in the Netherlands and Flanders, but also invites contributions from and about other areas. Articles may be written in Dutch or English. For further information and author guidelines, see: https://www.aup.nl/en/journal/tijdschrift-voor-genderstudies.

CFP - Gender, Sex, Fantasy: 21st-Century "Cinderellas" by Elif Sendur

Deadlines

The deadline for proposals/abstracts is 31st July 2019.

Draft chapters of 5-8,000 words are due on or before 31st October 2019.

Final versions are due by 31st December 2019.

Please send 500-word proposals, including a working title, and a brief author bio to Suzy Woltmann (kwoltman@ucsd.edu) by 30th July 2019. Queries are encouraged.

Topics for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

·               Narrative stance and framing

·               Rags to riches stories

·               Speculative texts

·               Film studies

·               Manga and comics

·               Male Cinderellas

·               Gender and sexuality

·               Queer adaptations

·               Fairy godmothers

·               Evil stepmothers

·               Ugly stepsisters

·               The glass slipper

·               Transfigurement

·               Animals

·               Music and dance

·               Disney

·               Adaptation theory

·               Cinderella intertexts

·               Cinderella and race/ethnicity

All texts will be considered as long as the focus of inquiry is a 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptation. Several publishers have indicated interest in the collection but we will make a final decision when the collection is complete.

CFP - Expressions of interest for book series on Media and Disability

Editor: Dr Alison Wilde FHEA FRSA and Dr. Murray Simpson

In order to complete a preliminary list for the publisher, we would appreciate short expressions of interest before June 21st, although proposals will also be welcomed at later dates. It would be useful to know a very brief outline of your topic, your name, and any affiliation. We welcome topics on any area of film, television, music, internet, social media, and radio.

Please contact the editors at:

Dr Alison Wilde FHEA FRSA

a.wilde@leedsbecket.ac.uk

Dr. Murray Simpson

m.k.simpson@dundee.ac.uk

CFP - Minority Women and Spectatorship Conference, 22-23 November 2019, Ghent, Belgium

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Judith Thissen, Utrecht University

Prof. Allyson Nadia Field, University of Chicago

Potential topics can include, but are not limited to:

·         Historical perspectives on cinemagoing in ethnic communities

·         Immigrant spectatorship

·         The consumption of Hollywood movies by minority women

·         LGBTQ+ fandoms

·         Methodologies to access historically lost audiences

·         Film archives and the marginalised audience

·         Black women as movie fans

·         Disability and spectatorship

·         Studies of film reception amongst specific religious groups

·         Women-only film screenings and film clubs

·         Characteristics of marginalised spectatorship

·         The methodological challenges in examining female audiences

·         Theorising lesbian spectatorship

·         Working class women and the movies

·         Women and film criticism

·         Gender and race-specific viewing pleasures

·         National minorities and cinema culture

·         Girlhood and fandom

·         Geographically specific viewing practices

We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for 20-minute papers, as well as panel proposals for pre-constituted panels (consisting of three papers). Conference attendance will be free of charge.

Send your proposal and a short bio to Lies Lanckman and Agata Frymus at womenspectatorship.conf@gmail by 30 June 2019.

Details: https://audiencelost.wordpress.com/blog/

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 – The Routledge International Companion of Gender, Sexuality and Migration, August 2019

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor, American University (vidalort@american.edu)

Maria Amelia Viteri, Associate Professor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito (mviteri@usfq.edu.ec)

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz and I are writing to invite contributions from the Global South, particularly Africa and Asia, to The Routledge International Companion of Gender, Sexuality and Migration we are co-editing.

We engage this project acknowledging a critical geopolitics angle: that migration processes alter the meaning of either residence or belonging, to the contributors, and our own, sense of place. Scholars included in this Companion incorporate living, being educated, growing up, moving, migrating, returning, and retiring in various “first” and “third” world spaces. As well, the decolonial act of delinking, as in “third world within” (in the U.S. and Europe) serves the overall contributions of the Companion - as, for instance, the U.S.-México borderlands, or colonized areas such as Puerto Rico, and some Pacific Islands (places that have been militarized and are marked via histories and present colonization).

We are also excited about the section that we call interludes which we envision will be composed by interviews, roundtables, and conversation-style chapters where activists, artists, academics, and policy-makers from various areas/topics/studies/regions get to converse about relevant aspects.

We are asking contributors to develop a state-of-the-art review of current literature in a specific thematic area (as opposed to language or world area). If appropriate, we would like to see this review incorporate data from original research to demonstrate the broader claims made in the chapter, but the main purpose of the chapter is the mapping of an issue or subject through the most relevant sources. The chapter should also suggest future directions for research related to the thematic area.

Please let us know if you would like to, and are able to, contribute to this Companion.  Please send us a  ~150-word abstract, a set of five keywords and an author bio by June . We will then need a first draft of 4,000-5,000 words on or around August, 2019. We will engage in a single round of feedback to that draft, for a final deadline from you for December, 2019. As per our contract, the manuscript will go to press early 2020. The Handbook will be first published hard cover, with a second printing of paperback 18-24 months later. Contributions to the Handbook will also be available electronically.

CFP - CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations, University of Queensland, Dec 4 - 6, 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SPECIFIC STREAMS: Final Deadline for Abstract Submission 19 May, 2019

Confirmed Keynotes

  *   Associate Professor Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Director of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Culture
  *   Professor Bronwyn Carlson, Professor and Head of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University
  *   Professor Jean Burgess, Director, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

Conference Theme: Cultural Transformations
It now seems that the future is no longer rushing to meet us but has already arrived. The speed and extent of the cultural transformations currently taking place around us raise urgent and imperative questions. Cultural studies researchers have recently turned to examine these questions across a representatively broad range of fields, including gender and sexuality studies, critical race and disability studies, film and media studies, internet and digital cultural studies, affect studies and the environmental humanities. Yet significant work remains to be done. How are we to respond most effectively to such issues as the disappearance of salaried jobs and their replacement with a gig economy, to climate change and species extinction, to the rise of 'populism' and the new right, as well as the ever-worsening treatment of refugee and indigenous populations, to the systemic gender and sexuality-based disadvantage revealed by #metoo and the divisive SSM poll, to the emergence of AI and algorithmic logics, as well as gene-editing and other biomedical technologies?

The 2019 conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia aims to provide a forum at which both the challenges posed and the opportunities afforded by these transformations can be collectively addressed. Taking as its theme 'Cultural Transformations', the conference welcomes proposals for papers or panels that address this topic from a diverse and inclusive range of perspectives, as well as general papers in Cultural Studies. Although the CSAA primarily focuses on the Australasian community, we very much welcome multicultural and international submissions!

All abstract submissions should nominate a potential stream for consideration. Please click on the stream titles for more information on the focus and subject areas included in each stream. There is also a ‘general’ stream for those whose abstracts fall outside the listed streams. Email all abstract and panel submissions to csaaconf2019@gmail.com. Please include the stream title in the subject line:

https://csaaconference2019.wordpress.com/conference-streams/

CFP - 2019 International Conference on Religion, Culture and Art (ICRCA 2019), September 21-22, 2019

Venue: Xi’an Guangcheng Hotel, Labor Road middle Lianhu District, Xi’an City, Shaanxi, China

Web: http://www.icrca2019.com

Planning is now in hand for 2019 International Conference on Religion, Culture and Art, which, as you may know, will be held in Xi’an, China, on September 21-22 2019. The overall objective of ICRCA 2019 is to stimulate discussion on various issues affecting transformation in social sciences, as well as to encourage research and discussion in religion, culture, arts and so on.

Research and discussion on any aspects of religion, culture, arts are welcome. The deadline for proposals is June 20th 2019 by which all interested participants are required to submit a full paper (3000-5000 words) and an indication of your willingness to participate. We highly encourage doctorate (PhD) and postgraduate students to present their research proposal or literature review or findings or issues in this conference with a very special registration fees. Case studies, research in progress, as well as full research papers will be considered for the conference program for presentation purposes.

All accepted papers will be indexed in Google Scholar, Web of Science (CPCI-SSH), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), etc.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding paper submission. And forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Xi’an.

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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