Calls for Papers
Women's and Gender Studies Conferences and Calls for Papers (2010-2011): http://www.nwsa.org/cfps/index.php
November, 19th, 2010, Conference, "The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VIII"
Gender is not a given. Its meaning and significance are constantly in flux.
This conference will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis.
ALL submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered.
Given our keynote speaker, Andi Zeisler, Co-founder of Bitch Magazine, the Committee is especially interested in submissions that address the following:
- GENDER AND THE MEDIA
- GENDER IN POPULAR CULTURE
- GENDER AND THE ARTS (including: the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic papers)
* The committee is also interested in receiving submissions from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The committee will hold a student paper competition and award prizes for the graduate and undergraduate submissions they select.
PRESENTATION FORMATS: Presentations may take several different formats, including: papers (resulting from group work or individuals); slide presentations; films; readings; and performances. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration.
Complete panels can also be submitted. Panel submissions will only be considered, however, if the following information is included: cover sheets and abstracts for a complete group of four participants; and the specific question to be addressed.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions will be accepted BY POST ONLY.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: Friday, November 19, 2010
Please enclose the following items for the committee's consideration:
1. an ABSTRACT of no more than 300 words
The title should appear clearly at the top of the abstract; the presenter's name should not appear on the abstract. No changes to either the title or abstract can be made following submission.
2. a COVER SHEET with the following information: presenter's name; presentation title; presentation format; institutional affiliation (including department) and academic status; phone number, street and email addresses; A/V needs; and a 50 word bio
3. a CD or DISK with both the abstract and cover sheet as Microsoft Word documents (as abstracts, affiliation, email addresses and bios will be reproduced in a booklet for all presenters)
4. a REGISTRATION FORM AND CHECK for the registration fee for each presenter made out to the Anderson Center; this fee will help us to cover conference expenses including meal costs and admission for both the keynote speaker, Andi Zeisler, and LUNAFEST.
PLEASE NOTE: If the abstract is not accepted, this check will be destroyed.
Send all materials to:
Anderson Gender Resource Center
Idaho State University,
Stop 8141 Pocatello, ID 83209-8141
Attn: The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VIII Committee
PLEASE NOTE: Should your abstract be accepted, you will be required to provide a draft of your paper by NO LATER THAN JANUARY 28, 2011, so that your session discussant will have time to review your work.
Also, if your abstract is accepted, you will be subscribed to the listserv firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will receive all updates via email from that account.
QUESTIONS? Email us at: email@example.com or check out our website at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter
December 1st, 2010, Making Connections Academic Journal
Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity, a national academic journal published by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative,welcomes the submission of academic essays from any discipline, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews and original artwork (we print in black and white) that explore cultural diversity issues for our Spring 2011 issue. The deadline for this "general topic" issue is December 1, 2010. See our website at http://organizations.bloomu.edu/connect/ for more information about the journal and for recent issues. We prefer electronic submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should conform to citation methods as described in the current MLA Handbook. Manuscripts will be peer- reviewed, and authors will be notified in two to three months.
December 15th, 2010, Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's 32nd Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Popular Culture & Sex Special Topics Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.
Join us as a returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate the 32nd year of this regional popular culture conference, this year combined with the National PCA/ACA. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://swtxpca.org/index.html.
- Mediated Sexualities
- Sexual Icons
- Popular Culture & Sex Laws
- Violence & Sex
- Mainstreaming Pornography/Porning the Mainstream
- Sex, Art & Culture
- Sex in/on TV
- Hypersexualization of youth
- Sex, Risk and Pop Culture
- Campus Sex
- Sexualization and MTV
- Sex & Reality TV
- The Romance Novel
- Horror Movies & The Scream Queen: Sexualization of women in horror
- Female Sexuality and Sports
- Radicalizing Sex
- More ideas encouraged!
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Dr. Sara Sutler-Cohen at the contact below. Please forward this email to people who would be interested in participating.
Dr. Sara C. Sutler-Cohen
Area Chair, Popular Culture & Sex
PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences
Social Science Division
3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
January 31st, 2011, " Dilemmas of Mulitculturalism," The Monist
The Monist is an international quarterly journal that investigates various philosophical topics.
History shows that cultural diversity can enrich societies and lead to great flowerings of creativity and prosperity - but that it can also threaten social cohesion. The present issue of The Monist is concerned with the dilemmas that arise when, for example, the cultural norms of minority communities conflict with the norms of the larger society. To what extent are liberal democracies obliged to accommodate illiberal communities whose policies and practices constrain the options of their members? Is multiculturalism bad for women insofar as traditional cultures promote practices and prescribe roles for women that are, by Western standards, restrictive or oppressive? Is multiculturalism good for minority communities? Is there, for example, a conflict of interest between cultural preservationists and those individuals who would prefer to assimilate into the wider culture? Do individuals in minority communities have an obligation to identify with ancestral cultures? Are cultural and communal attachments constraints external to the self or are they self-defining, and so vital for well-being? Cultures have always evolved, both from within and through contact with other cultures. Traditional societies in particular are experiencing radical change as they are drawn into the emerging global economy. Are efforts to maintain traditional languages, practices and traditions of necessity in the interest of members of these societies? Do such efforts preserve a culture or thwart its natural development? Contributors are invited to address these and related questions posed by multiculturalism.
Advisory Editor: H. E. Baber, University of San Diego (email@example.com)
Visit: http://monist.buffalo.edu/Guidelines.html for submission guidelines and more information
History of Intellectual Culture
History of Intellectual Culture is a new international electronic journal that publishes peer-reviewed research papers on the socio-historical contexts of ideas and ideologies and their relationships to community and state formation, physical environments, human and institutional agency, and personal and collective identity and lived experience. The journal will highlight the viability and vibrancy of intellectual history as a scholarly field, present new perspectives for research and analysis, and stimulate critical discussion amongst scholars and students across disciplines.
The editors invite submissions of historical and interdisciplinary papers based on original research in the following broad areas:
- the contextual development of social, philosophical, scientific, political, and economic ideas, ideologies, and discourses;
- histories of cultures, communities, and social movements based on shared ideas;
- histories of higher education including analyses of teaching, research, professorial and administrative activity, resource allocation, political and intellectual milieus, and department and discipline construction;
- issues in the history of state and community formation;
- ideas and discourses in the historical construction of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and multiculturalism;
- histories of women and intellectual culture;
- historical contexts of ideologies in science and technology, and media and communication;
- biographies and studies of agency and historical development;
- and new methodologies, approaches, and historiographies in the history of thought, state, culture, institutions, education, and community.
For further information, including the guidelines for submissions, please visit the website of History of Intellectual Culture at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/hic/.
The Journal of Pan African Studies
Seeks work that presents original research methods/theory, adds to a body of research, announces research findings, guides future research, explore theories, distributes new knowledge, presents new ideas, invites discussion, introduces research reviews, and provides new Pan African Studies centered terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies (Pan African Studies).
The Journal of Pan African Studies is published four times a year (March, June, September, December), with occasional supplemental special issues. The Journal of Pan African Studies is indexed via ProQuest, Thompson Gale, and EBSCO products. As a trans-disciplinary scholarly journal devoted to a synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, we have decided not to use the term 'tribe' or slaves in reference to the African experience. Therefore all contributors should acknowledge this policy before submitting content. The preferred alternative terms-concepts include 'ethnic group' and'the enslaved'. In regards to the use of the word “Black,” when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. All manuscripts must be original (hence, not under consideration at any other journal) and submitted in MS word format via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The entire work should not exceed twenty-five double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and a standard scholarly citations (see past issues for format organization); articles (or parts of articles) in languages other than English will be considered, however they must also be presented in English, and all submissions must list the author's current affiliation and contact points (location, e-mail address, etc.).
Send content to: email@example.com
Papers are to be submitted to MLA editor via e-mail as an MS Word document with APA format in their citations ndworks cited page. From there, all articles are forwarded in blind copy form to two peer reviewers. The author's name and other identifying information are omitted from the article. Peer reviewers are MLA Forum Editorial Board Members, who are listed at http://www.mlaforum.org/ForumStaff.html. Peer reviewers are requested to return their comments to editors within one month of their receipt. Peer-reviewed articles with suggestions are e-mailed to authors and authors are given two to three weeks for revisions, and then e-mail their revised copy to MLA Forum editor. Authors of articles and book reviews must sign MLA Forum Author Agreement Form in order for their content to be published. This is available at http://www.mlaforum.org/agreement.html. The signed form and one copy of a manuscript to should be sent to Michael Lorenzen, Editor of Michigan Library Association Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.mlaforum.org/noticetoAuthors.html. Send form and content to: Michael Lorenzen, Editor of Michigan Library Association Forum; email@example.com
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