“Forging Connections Among Women” Panel at EC-ASECS

WHAT: The East Central chapter of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies seeks panels on female networks during the long eighteenth century.

WHERE: West Chester University, West Chester, PA, USA

WHEN: 12-14 November 2015

Deadline for Submissions: 5 June 2015

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CFP: Project Afterbirth


Most of us dare not question our pregnancy, birth or early parenthood experience for fear of seeming ungrateful, difficult or concerned with ourselves when we should be focused on our children. Most of us simply try to get on with our new lives as best we can, as soon as we can, without acknowledging the long-term impact this short but intense period is likely to have on our sense of self and our relationship with our partners and children.

Yet, some of us are artists as well as parents, sensing the urgency and possessing the skills to commit deep and complex feelings such as those originating from new parenthood to paper, paint, sculpture, poetry, film or other media, thereby rising to the challenge of translating precisely those things often left unsaid into the universal language of art and opening up the crucial debates that eventually break down barriers.

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Mothers and Daughters

Demeter Press

is seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled

Mothers and Daughters

Editors: Dannabang Kuwabong,

Janet MacLennan, and Dorsía Smith Silva

Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2015

This anthology will explore the multifaceted connections between mothers and daughters. We welcome submissions that analyze new fields of inquiry in this area, examining discourses about mothers and daughters through academic writing, narrative essays, and creative work. We specifically encourage offerings that address the identity and experiences of mothers and daughters from within an interdisciplinary framework, which includes cultural, biological, socio-political, relational and historical perspectives. Therefore the uniqueness of this collection revolves around a fluidity in blending not just work from across academic disciplines, but also the forms in which this work is presented: academic inquiry and critique as well as creative and narrative explorations.

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The Body’s Transformations

The Body’s Transformations
The Body Transformations Project

When: Saturday 1st August – Monday 3rd August 2015
Where: Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Deadline for submissions: 01.05.2015
Call for Presentations:
The Body. Friend, ally yet also betrayer and foe. From the cradle to the grave it is our constant companion on the journey through life. What happens to it, happens to us. What happens within it, happens within us.

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