Monthly Archives: August 2012

2013 SEWSA Conference

An excellent conference for graduate students working on women’s and gender studies:

Please note: We have extended the SEWSA 2013 CFP dates to November 16th and November 30th, 2012.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is proud to present Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation, the 2013 conference of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association.  The conference will be held in Greensboro, NC on UNCG’s campus, April 18, 19, and 20, 2013.  We look forward to welcoming you.

The conference topic was chosen in the wake of Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street and anticipating dialogue regarding interrelationships among women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and social change.  Interest in the topic has been fueled anew by activism around the May 2012 passage of Amendment One to North Carolina’s Constitution (banning same-sex marriages and civil unions); the June 2012 silencing of two Michigan Congresswomen, one for using the word “vagina” in floor debates about an abortion bill; and the news that in Ciudad Juárez more women have been killed in 2012 than in any other year of the “femicide era”. We understand the ideas of outrage, protest, and social transformation quite broadly and encourage you to as well.

We hope you will look carefully at our general call for papers and submission requirements, as well as the caucus CFPs, and invite you to submit a proposal.  Caucus submissions are due by November 16th and general submissions will be accepted through November 30th, 2012.  You can find all CFPs on our website.  We are especially excited about our keynotes, whose perspectives will help us think -and act- across the arts, academic scholarship, and activism.

Please visit for CFPs
and up-to-date information on conference logistics and schedule.

With best wishes —

Gwen Hunnicutt, Associate Professor
Sociology and Director of Graduate Study, Women’s and Gender Studies

Carisa Showden, Associate Professor
Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies


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2013 MELUS Conference CFP

The 26th MELUS Conference:  March 14-17, 2013
Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Theme: The Changing Landscapes of American Multiethnic Literature
through Historical Crisis
When we look back, what kinds of historical, global, national, institutional, political, cultural, racial, socio-economic, and sexual crises has American multiethnic literature engaged in, critiqued, reflected, challenged, reacted to artistically, and moved beyond? How have the various landscapes of American multiethnic literature changed? How has the American multiethnic literature challenged and enriched the American national literature and culture as well as contributed to the Anglophone global literature? How has the multiethnic genre changed and evolved? How have the multiple critical categories of language, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, culture, power, history, nation and geography complicated and enriched our scholarship and pedagogy in American multiethnic literature?
As we look forward, what are the new directions in American multiethnic literature in the 21st century? How do globalization, transnationalism, postcoloniality, and diaspora impact the studies and teaching of American multiethnic literature? What are the new studies in American multiethnic women’s literature? What are some of the cross-ethnic comparative literary analyses that can be exiting?
We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of the American multiethnic literatures of the United States. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore the changing landscapes of American multiethnic literature either in the past centuries and decades through multiple global, national, institutional, or cultural crises, or the various new directions in American ethnic literature in the 21st century. Any proposal for a complete panel, roundtable, or workshop should include a short description of the central topic, supplemented by brief individual abstracts. Please also indicate clearly if you need audiovisual equipment.
Deadline for abstracts and proposals (250 words in Microsoft Word): Oct. 31, 2012.
Please email abstracts to both Professors Lingyan Yang ( and Kim Long (, MELUS 2013 Conference Committee co-chairs.
All presenters, chairs, and moderators must be members of MELUS. Colleagues in USACLALS are welcome to participate. MELUS membership information can be found on the MELUS website at MELUS membership dues and registration fees must be mailed directly to MELUS.