Thursday, July 3, 2014

Call for papers on IP/Gender Symposium

update:  Papers are due August 25, 2014, Responses are sent September 8, 2014

Call for Papers: Eleventh Annual IP/Gender Symposium

Save the Date: Friday February 27, 2015


This year, we will engage in a broad discussion of “Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next Ten Years of Feminist Engagement with Intellectual Property Law.” The symposium will take place in Washington, DC on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Rather than focus discussion on particular cultural practice, such as the creation and dissemination of fan fiction or the stewardship of traditional knowledge, this year, we seek papers and projects that address the full spectrum of feminist/queer theory and all aspects of intellectual property and information law. We encourage submissions from scholars, creators and activists who have not yet engaged with intellectual property law to explore how this legal space might open up new insights regarding the production of knowledge, commodification, definition and valuation of women’s work, and other areas of feminist and queer inquiry. We also hope to spur intellectual property scholars to explore how the tools of deliberately intersectional feminist and queer theory can shed new light on the challenge of creating intellectual property law that fosters social justice. 

Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law in a special symposium volume. 

Additional information, including some possible topics, can be found 

We are interested in projects that relate to specific case studies, as well as more synthetic studies of these topics. We also welcome projects that include performance and demonstrations in connection with specific projects or overall themes. Please visit for a complete list of past presentations. Proposals from all disciplines, including law, women’s studies, queer studies, education, communication, cultural anthropology, development, medicine, sociology, and the arts are not only welcome, but encouraged. 

If you are interested in taking part, please submit a 250-500 word précis of your project, with some indication of where your work on it stands, as well as a current C.V., by Sunday, July 27, 2014, using this submission form. We will notify you of whether we will include your proposal in the program no later thanFriday, August 8, 2014.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CFP: Transgender Equality in Institutions

From The Faculty Lounge:

AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues: CFP

The 2015 AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) is “Transgender Equality: Prisons, Workplace, and Academic Institutions.” One speaker on this panel will be selected by a subcommittee of the SOGII Executive Committee. If you are interested in presenting on this panel, please submit a one page abstract describing the essence of your talk to Ellen S. Podgor, Chair of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, The deadline for submission is June 1, 2014. Received abstracts will be acknowledged within seven days.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

the Aussie law schools always have such cool topics for symposia

Like this.  The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.  And the title of the journal symposia, hosted by the Australian Feminist Law Journal, is "Dogs, Pigs and Children: Changing Laws in Colonial Britain."  

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Monday, February 17, 2014

CFP: Thoughts on Saving Feminist Studies

Call for Papers: Feminist currents to be published in Frontiers, A Journal of Women's Studies, The Ohio State University. 

The Question: In an era of tightening budgets and renewed fiscal conservatism, how committed are institutions to our research and teaching, or students to the critical lenses developed in our classrooms? We inhabit a time of policies mandating that retirees not be replaced and that academic units be consolidated. Circulating in the states are proposals to charge differential fees by majors and academic units in order to encourage supposedly practical preparation for the workforce. Thus, for our next question, we propose to continue this conversation by asking you: What’s the impact of today’s neoliberal political economy on programs and departments in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and what strategies work to cope, confront and survive?

 Replies: Email your reflections, from 30 to 300 words, to frontiers@osu.eduno later than March 15, 2014. In your subject line please type "Feminist Currents." Unless you notify us otherwise in your email, your response signifies that we may paraphrase your thoughts, quote directly from them, and use your name and affiliation. Make sure that you include your affiliation, if applicable. For more information, please see:


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Award Nominations for Scholarship on Early Modern Women

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women ( seeks nominations for awards for scholarly work published/completed in 2013. Any work on women and gender in the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750) is eligible.

Awards Categories:

 *   Book Award
 *   Essay or Article Award
 *   Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition
 *   Scholarly Edition in Translation Award
 *   Teaching Edition Award
 *   Graduate Student Conference Presentation Award
 *   Collaborative Project Award (Edited Collections of Essays, etc.)
 *   Digital Scholarship, New Media, & Art Award (Web-based projects,
exhibitions, concerts, productions of plays, etc.  Note: Since such
projects often do not have a single date of publication, nominations are
accepted for projects operating in 2013.)

To nominate a work from 2013 for an award to be presented in 2014, please send three (3) copies of books or a PDF of articles, essays, or papers by MARCH 15, 2014, to

Eleanor Hubbard
129 Dickinson Hall
Department of History
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544<mailto:ehubbard@Princeton.EDU>

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Call for Papers: Litigating Women's Rights

The announcement from the Akron Law Review

The editors of The Akron Law Review believe that issues regarding women’s rights and the movement toward equality deserve renewed and comprehensive exploration. We, thus, propose to publish a symposium issue that will explore the status of litigation regarding women’s rights. In this issue, the Akron Law Review seeks to explore a range of issues, including litigation regarding reproductive rights, pregnancy discrimination, healthcare, employment, sex discrimination, immigration, Title IX, and maternal wall issues of work/family conflict. We will be pleased to develop this subject from a variety of perspectives, including case-law based, statistical, experiential, and historical perspectives.


We welcome papers of any length and request submission on or before March 1, 2014.


The Akron Law Review has been highly ranked in the Washington and Lee Law Review Rankings in the top fifty (50) of general, student-edited law reviews in the "Impact Factor" category since 2005.... [T]he Akron Law Review has been cited by the Ohio Supreme Court more times in the past decade than any other journal. See Jared Klaus, Law Reviews: An Undervalued Resource, 26 Ohio Lawyer, May/June 2012, at 28. 


Please submit manuscripts or inquiries to Casey Jon Davis, Editor-in-Chief, at

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