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Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers solicits proposals for a guaranteed panel at the SSAWW conference in Bordeaux, France, July 5-8, 2017. Extending the conference CFP, with its keywords such as “transnationalism,” “translation,” and “transatlantic,” we add the term “transgender.” Concepts of movement and transition are central to transgender studies: what might this field add to discussions of “Border Crossings”? How might we think about trans/genderqueer/gender nonconforming authors, characters, and texts as crossing and re-crossing geographic and symbolic borders? And how might the borders that prevail in the study of “American women writers” be altered by a consideration of texts by and about transgender women and/or individuals who identify outside of the gender binary?
> This Legacy-sponsored panel particularly welcomes papers that explore such questions in work prior to 1940 but will consider submissions on writers from any time period. We solicit papers on a range of genres under the umbrella of cultural production, including the visual arts.
> Send your 250-word abstract to Jennifer Putzi at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> by June 25, 2016.
> For more information about the conference: https://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/conferences/ssaww-2017-universite-bordeaux-montaigne/
Congratulations to ACS alum Dr. Chadwick Roberts who is the 2014 recipient of the Janet Mason Ellerby Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarly Award. Dr. Roberts is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CFP: Transforming the Texts: Adaptation, Remakes, and Remixes in Film and Television
An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television
October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2016
Adaptations, remakes, and remixes are all the results of transforming an existing text—book, play, theme park ride, video game or film—into some other form. These acts of transformation can be god-like as they bring together the creative impulse with pre-existent materials. Sometimes the act of creation takes a story from page to screen, while other times the transformation is from era to era, as film gods and goddesses are made over to reflect our shifting conceptions of self.
How do filmmakers either adapt or make over the source material to reinterpret a text? How far can an adaptation, remake, or remix diverge from the source material before it becomes something new? And what happens when these attempts to take texts from one form or interpretation fail?
Possibly topics include, but are not limited to:
· Whose work is it, anyway?: Authorship and ownership
· From source to screen: Creation, or evolution?
· Issues of fidelity: To what, and for whom?
· Animated iterations
· Every generation needs a hero: Remaking heroes for new ages
· Remakes and remixes as resistance
· Prophets and profits: religious adaptations on screen
Proposals for complete panels (three related presentations) are also welcome, but they must include an abstract and contact information, including an e-mail address, for each presenter. For updates and registration information about the upcoming meeting, see the Film & History website (www.filmandhistory.org).
Please e-mail your 200-word proposal by 1 June 2016, to the area chair:
Bowling Green State University
Last week, current ACS Ph.D student JoAnna Murphy received two well deserved awards: the Feminist Falcon Award for Women Mentoring Women, and I also won “Best Graduate Presentation” at the WGSS Symposium.
Congrats to JoAnna!
Congratulations to ACS graduate alumni Nate Micinski on his new job as Development Coordinator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!
Congratulations to ACS alumni, Dr. Debbie Ribera, who will begin as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles this coming Fall!
It is so exciting to see our great ACS students become even great ACS alumni!
Creating a Community Engagement Network
A Campus Event sponsored by the Center for Community & Civic Engagement
Date and Time: March 31st, 12-4:00 pm (lunch will be provided at 12 noon. Join us when you are available) Where: BTSU Ballroom
Ø Engage in an open dialogue about community-based and service learning activities at BGSU
Ø Share information about current community-oriented projects and resources
Ø Brainstorm ideas about how to best engage, impact, and work with our surrounding communities
Ø Inspire positive community-wide outcomes and academic and community vitality
Outcomes for Participants:
Ø New connections to peers who may be interested in partnering with you in support of your service learning and/or community-oriented work, research, and teaching
Ø Increased capacity in the form of new ideas and connections to conduct the community work that’s important to you
Ø Greater awareness of community-based and service learning opportunities in and around BGSU
Ø Opportunity to shape the future of community engagement at BGSU
Who’s Invited: Everyone who is part of the BGSU community, and who is part of or is interested in engaging in community-based and service learning activities in Northwest Ohio and beyond. This includes students, faculty, and staff. No matter your service learning or community focus, please come and share your ideas for making a difference. If you currently deal with local or global issues in your classes or would like to connect with individuals who do, and learn more about how to, please come and share your thoughts and ideas.
What We’ll Do: Through inclusive, guided, but largely informal conversations, you will connect with other campus members, virtually and in-person, to craft and communicate ideas about how together we can create a flourishing BGSU Community Engagement Network.
Questions? Contact V Jane Rosser or Paul Valdez at 419 372 9865
This event is being facilitated for the CCCE by a team of graduates and current students from the Master’s of Organizational Development program.
Women of Color Alliance
*Meets tonight (third Tuesday of each month), 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall
The Women of Color Alliance is a new group open to any BGSU faculty, graduate student, or staff member who self-identifies as a woman of color. Our primary goal is to come together and create an open and safe space to support one another. While we will feature workshops throughout the semester addressing topics such as: self-care, addressing micro-aggressions in the workplace, intersectionality, the main purpose of the group is to build community. If you would like further information, please contact Rebecca J. Kinney firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss the 2016 Latino Issues Conference, Thursday March 24, at Bowling Green State University!
Don’t miss this wonderful event at BGSU!
Check it out!!! The national PCA/ACA will host a PopC Research Workshop right here at BGSU!
Starting out in the American Culture Studies program means establishing an entire support system around you, through which you will bounce ideas off one another, study together, socialize, and help one another through your entire graduate school experience. When I was working as the Graduate Student Orientation leader for our PhD program, the best piece of advice that I kept giving to the incoming students was to make sure to balance your time between work and socializing. That is something that I’ve found to be incredibly important in my time here. And while graduate programs may seem like these scary and off-putting things where you are just meant to crank out a dissertation and move on, that is not the case at all. Graduate programs are the place where you will meet some of your greatest friends and collaborators.
During the first awkward week of introductions and orientation, it’s easy to be so distracted by the overwhelming amount of information being thrown at you that you forget that you’re there to connect with people and build relationships that will help you get through the seemingly daunting two or four years to come. Constructing a community within the program is key to one’s success in it. Luckily, the American Culture Studies department does a nice job of introducing us to people with similar interests within the program. As an interdisciplinary department, it’s easy to think that with everyone working on separate ideas and projects that there will be no overlapping interests, but I’ve found that I have things in common with every one of my peers.
Making time outside of the classroom to connect with your cohort is key to finding your place within the program. Friendships cannot develop if they are not given the time and space to flourish, and there’s only so much that can be done within the classroom. That being said, you can’t socialize constantly. The most important aspect of developing these relationships is striking the balance between work and fun. Sometimes combining both can be useful. Having friends over to grade papers together or to do classwork together can not only help reduce stress levels, but it can also make your work better. When my friends and I socialize, we’re constantly throwing around ideas about our projects and helping each other develop them.
One thing that is difficult in graduate school is making friends outside of your department. You spend so much time with your cohort that it is very easy to not look anywhere else for friendship. Through graduate student organizations and committees, I’ve made many friends from other departments. Sometimes it’s nice to talk to people without bringing up cultural studies or the theoretical framework of your dissertation. Sometimes it’s nice to just hang out and relax without using any jargon from your field. So, seeking out fun ways to meet new people is incredibly worthwhile.
Graduate school is a stressful yet challenging environment, but having friends in your corner makes the experience much more rewarding.
Eric Browning is a third year PhD student in the American Culture Studies program. He teaches Culture and the Moving Image and a recitation session of Introduction to Film within the Department of Theatre and Film. His research interests are horror film, queer identities, genre, and gender.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal
Special Issue on Histories of Celebrity
Guest Editor: Hilary A. Hallett, Columbia University
We invite proposals for a special issue of Feminist Media Histories devoted to Histories of Celebrity to be published in the FALL 2016. This volume will explore celebrity’s relationship to the development of, and contestation over, new ideas about gender and sexuality emerging from the early modern period through the 1970s. It seeks articles that interrogate men and women whose “mediated” celebrity became bound up with public debates about sexuality and gender roles. We are interested in articles that are historical and international in their scope and that consider celebrity’s engagement with a range of media including print, theater, film, television, and digital technologies.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
* the labor of celebrity
* celebrity and gender performativity
* race, ethnicity and celebrity
* feminist/anti-feminist celebrities
* scandal and celebrity
* celebrity’s audience: fans and fan culture
Interested contributors should contact guest editor Hilary Hallett directly, sending a 300-word proposal and a c.v. by February 7, 2016:
email@example.com. The Contributors will be notified by February 15, 2016; completed articles will be due April 1, 2016 when they will be sent out for peer review.
Feminist Media Histories is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to feminist histories of film, video, audio, and digital technologies across a range of periods and global contexts. Inter-medial and trans-national in approach, Feminist Media Histories examines the historical role gender has played in varied media technologies, and documents women’s engagement with these media as audiences and users, creators and executives, critics and theorists, technicians and laborers, educators and activists. Feminist Media Histories is published by the University of California Press. More information is available here: http://fmh.ucpress.edu/content/submit
On behalf of the Keystone DH conference organizing committee for 2016, I’d like to invite you to submit a proposal to this welcoming and collegial conference. Proposals are due byFebruary 1 and the conference, now in its second year, will be held at the University of Pittsburgh from June 22-24.
We are delighted to announce that Roopika Risam will deliver the keynote address, “Only Collaborate! Postcolonial Imperatives for Community in the Digital Humanities.” Her keynote brings forward our conference theme of communities of collaboration in DH. For more information and to submit proposals, please see http://keystonedh.network/2016/ .
We look forward to welcoming you to Pittsburgh, PA!
“Filipino American Patriotism,” on “With Good Reason,” a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. In this radio interview Dr. April Manalang briefly discuss the relationship between religion and military service and its impact on citizenship: http://withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/predicting-war/?t=00:13:00