CFP: American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought (special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

Call for Papers

“American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought”

Special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 

Guest Editors: Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths

Deadline: July 31, 2018

CFP: American Women's Writing and the Genealogies of Queer Thought (special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers)

This special issue of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, guest-edited by Travis M. Foster and Timothy M. Griffiths, aims to address a key contradiction in the development of contemporary queer theory: on the one hand, queer intellectual history has clear though too frequently elided roots in feminism and women’s writing; and, on the other hand, many of queer theory’s most defining arguments draw inductively from astonishingly narrow archives that occlude women’s embodiment, history, desires, and experiences. We seek papers that engage this contradiction by bringing queer theoretical thought into dialogue with American women’s writing from the seventeenth century through the early-twentieth century.

CFP: Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture (Dublin, October 2017)

Call for Papers:

Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature & Popular Culture 
University College Dublin, 13-14 October 2017

Proposal Deadline: 1 April 2017, midnight Dublin time.
Notifications by 1 May 2017

MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016.   In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions:  Who was and is the audience for his work?

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