Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The Past is Back on Stage – Medieval and Early Modern England on the Contemporary Stage
University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, 19-20 May, 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2017

Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900
An edited volume to be published by Palgrave
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2017

Staging (inter)generational conflicts, crises and discord
Book proposal and call for abstracts:
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017

Women, from Object to Subject: When the Law and Feminist Militancy Meet!
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France, 15-16 June 2017
New deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Desire and the ‘Expressive Eye’ in Thomas Hardy
FATHOM, the electronic journal of the French association for Thomas Hardy Studies
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2017

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Explorations of Space in Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing the Boundaries
Ankara, Turkey, 25-27 May 2017
Deadline for abstracts: 13 January 2017

Women and Popular Culture(s) in the Anglophone Worlds (1945-2015)
University of La Rochelle, France, 4-5 May 2017
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017

The Green World in Contemporary Poetry and Philosophy: Mapping Nature in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Contributions are invited to an edited volume.
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Transient Bodies in Anglophone Literature and Culture
University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany, 9 June 2017
Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2016

38th APEAA Conference
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, 27-29 April 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 December 2016

The Routledge Companion to Women and the Ideology of Political Exclusion
To be published in 2017-18
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017

Women, from Object to Subject: When the Law and Feminist Militancy Meet!
International Symposium Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 15-16 June 2017
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017

Transcending Borders and Binaries : New Insights into Language, Literature, and Culture
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-10 June 2017
Deadline for proposals: 20 January 2017

Gender Studies Network: Manifestations


Cross-dressing in fact and fiction: norms, bodies, identities

A one-day conference to be held at the University of Toulouse, France, 21 April 2017.

Deadline 15 November 2016

B-See also the following calls for papers on the ESSE website:

New Zealand and Pacific Literatures in the Global Marketplace
Regent’s University, London, UK, 7-8 July, 2017
Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Manifestations of Love and Hate in American Culture and Literature: 38th Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1-3 November 2017
Deadline for proposals: 3 March 2017

C-See also the following call for contributions on the ESSE website:

Polish science fiction and fantasy literature
Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies is looking for submissions
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017

Gender Studies Network International Conference


 Women and Popular Culture(s) in the Anglophone Worlds (1945-2015)

4-5 may 2017

 University of La Rochelle

Keynote speakers:

  • Kim Akass (Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, coordinator of the Media Research Group, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Janet McCabe (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Programme Director MA Film Programming & Curating, Co-Director of BIRMAC (Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture, Birkbeck, University of London)

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ESSE13 Round Table – Gender Studies Network

ESSE13 Round Table “Creating a European Anglicists’ Gender Studies Network”

gsn-picture-esse-13Evidently, the topic was very popular, and it attracted an engaged audience. The introductory part was devoted to foundations. First, Renate Haas (University of Kiel) highlighted Gender Studies as a European discipline.

She based her argument on the recent volume Rewriting Academia: The Development of the Anglicist Women’s and Gender Studies of Continental Europe (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015). In it, 25 experts give broadly contextualised surveys for their countries. Haas pointed out that European cooperation has proved crucial for the full academic recognition of Gender Studies and that a deeper European understanding of Gender Studies presents both a task and a great chance. Next, María Socorro Suárez Lafuente from the University of Oviedo characterised several landmark achievements. That some of their beginnings were modest and elementary may be an encouragement for new endeavours. Chaired by Florence Binard (Université Paris Diderot / Sorbonne Paris Cité), the second part focussed on the concrete practical measures of networking.

A registration form will be posted on this blog for those who wish to join the EGSN. The aim is to become more visible on a national and, more importantly, on a European level.

During the Galway round table, also a call for national correspondents was launched. Their main role will consist of collecting relevant information (written in English) in their respective countries. Participants from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Spain have already volunteered. Candidates from other European countries are welcome! In addition, all EGSN members are invited to send us (Renate, María, Florence) information about CFPs, conferences, publications etc. on English Gender Studies that might interest other members.

A mailing list will be created in order to further intensify communication between EGSN members.

Renate Haas,
María Socorro Suárez Lafuente,
Florence Binard,

Gender Studies Network – Basic Links

This list is only preliminary and highly selective. Its aim is for a start to highlight Anglicist contributions, as the field is immense due to the strong interdisciplinary character of Women’s and Gender Studies and due to the size of Europe. (ESSE currently has more than 30 member states.) A maximum of two sites is given per country. First choice are associations or journals with an explicit Anglicist WGS orientation. If they are missing, WGS associations, journals or book series have been chosen in which scholars from English Studies play an important role or whose emphases are particularly close to English Studies. Occasionally, interdisciplinary research centres, courses of study or projects are also included.

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Gender Studies Network

Welcome to the Gender Studies Network!

Women’s and Gender Studies have established themselves as a vibrant, highly innovative field of English Studies and contribute decisively to the crucial role the discipline plays among the humanities in Europe. The plethora of achievements makes it difficult to get an overall picture, particularly as the strong interdisciplinary orientation of Women’s and Gender Studies encourages co-operation in smaller local or regional units. Much can therefore be gained from European exchange and synergies. Women’s and Gender Studies cut across all sectors of English Studies and a network can help to bring them together for focussed work, greater international visibility and well-deserved prestige.

During ESSE 12, a first panel gathered together colleagues from all over Europe, and there was general consensus that a broad exchange of information is basic. A great opportunity is now open through this “corner” in the Messenger. In another panel during this year’s conference, RT11 <>, we will be able to discuss the next steps and further initiatives. Even before Galway suggestions are most welcome, including additions to the Basic List of Links particularly relevant to Anglicist Women’s and Gender Studies <Basic_List_of_Links>. For instance, we also envisage a directory of Anglicist researchers and research in the field.

Renate Haas, University of Kiel,
Işil Baş, Boğaziçi University,
Florence Binard, University of Paris Diderot,
Milena Katsarska, University of Plovdiv,
María Socorro Suárez Lafuente, University of Oviedo,