Call for Book Chapter Proposals
Names, Naming, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
Edited by I. M. Nick and Sharon N. Obasi
Recent years have seen a significant increase in public awareness of and sensitivity towards the diversity of individual and group identities where gender, sex, and sexuality are concerned. These developments have also been accompanied by the introduction of many new names for individuals and groups to label these developments. At the same time, in many places around the world, there has been a marked backlash against recognizing the complexity of identity where gender, sex, and sexuality-are concerned. These counter movements have also been marked by onomastic developments. The current call is for book chapters that specifically explore the interplay between names, naming, gender, sex, and sexuality. Possible subjects to be explore include, but are by no means limited to the following:
- Law and regulations governing the personal names of individuals by gender, sex, and sexuality
- Names for diverse individual and group identities (e.g., cis, trans, bi, LGBTQ+).
- Naming customs in cultures that recognize three or more genders
- National and international trends in gendered names and naming
- Naming, gender and artificial intelligence bots, virtual assistants, etc.
- Inferring gender based on phonology (phonoonomastics)
- Researching names and gender: perspectives on compliance and integrity
- Naming and gender policies in education
- Names and gender in advertising and health messaging
- Historical and/or cross-cultural investigations into (in)official names for gender and sex
Proposal Submission Process
- Abstract proposals (max. 500 words, excluding the title and references) should be sent as a PDF email attachment to Professor I. M. Nick (email@example.com)
- For organizational purposes, the proposals must include “Gender2023” in the subject line of the email
- All proposals must include an abstract, title, and a preliminary list of references;
- The full name(s) of the author(s); the author(’s’) affiliation(s) must appear in the body of the email. These details should NOT appear in the attached proposal.
- In the case of multi-authored submission, one person must be clearly designated as the primary contact
- The DEADLINE for proposal submissions is August 15, 2023. All proposals will be submitted to a double-blind review process. Authors will be notified about acceptance on or by September 15, 2023
- Final chapters (max 7,000 words, excluding abstracts and references) will be due April 15, 2024
For further information about this call, please feel free to contact Professor I. M. Nick (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to receiving your proposals!
ONOMASTICS & LITERATURE
Call for Papers
Onomastics & Literature, the Italian Society for literary onomastics studies based at the University of Pisa, is issuing a Call for Papers for the XXVI International O&L Symposium to held at the University of Cagliari, 19-20-21 October 2023.
The topics it will focus on are the following:
- Names and memory
- Names and translation
- Other Proper Names: not only Names of person and place
- ‘Protected’ Names
- Regional literary onomastics
Those who intend to participate in the Conference or who wish to submit their article to the editorial staff of the journal “Il Nome nel Testo” are requested to send Donatella Bremer (email@example.com) no later than 30 June 2023 an abstract, not generic, but sufficiently indicative (about 2200 characters with spaces) of their contribution.
Please also attach a short resume.
The length of the articles to be submitted to the peer review process for a possible publication in the journal “Il Nome nel Testo” must be around 12 pages.
For more information see the O&L webpage http://oel.fileli.unipi.it/
or contact Giorgio Sale: firstname.lastname@example.org
The editorial board of Onoma, journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences publishing in English, German, or French, seeks contributions to a themed volume (number 59 to appear in 2024) on the study of names in America (i.e., as they are used or applied in North, Central, or South America, or as they may be studied by scholars from those regions). The subject matter is open (i.e., place names, personal names, commercial names, or names in literature). Guidelines may be found on the Onoma website: https://onomajournal.org
Please send abstracts of about 250 words to the principal guest-editor, Grant Smith (email@example.com), and to the co-guest-editors, Yolanda Guillermina López Franco (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Márcia Sipavicius Seide (email@example.com). Abstracts must be received by July 15, 2023, recommendations or acceptance will be sent by August 1, 2023, and final drafts must be completed by February 11, 2024.
The American Name Society is issuing its Call for Papers for the ANS panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, which will take place 4-7 January 2024 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: NAMES AND NAMING IN LITERATURE
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Individually, each word has been used in multiple contexts with varying connotations. Narrative works can create scenes that make space for us to consider deeply the essence of the ideas encased in the labels. In this panel, we ask how literary components of narrative fiction and non-fiction works address DEI concepts through names of characters (charactonyms), places (toponyms), institutions, and events as well as through depictions of socio-cultural, religious, ideological, personal, and political practices of naming, renaming, and unnaming. We welcome explorations of these themes through literature from around the world, from any era, from any narrative genre, and for readers of any age. Useful resources might include the ANS list of terminology (https://ans-names.pitt.edu/ans/keywords), the ANS archives (https://ans-names.pitt.edu/ans/issue/archive), Luisa Caiazzo and I.M. Nick’s edited collection Shifting Toponymies: (Re)naming Places, (Re)shaping Identities (2020), Guy Puzey and Laura Kostanski’s edited collection Names and Naming: People, Places, Perceptions and Power (2016), and the Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming (2018).
Proposal Submission Process:
- The abstract of the proposal (350 words), with NO author identification, should be sent as an email attachment (PDF format) to Dr. Anne W. Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org);
- The subject line of the email should include “MLA 2024 proposal”;
- The body of the email must include the title of the proposal, the abstract, the full name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation(s), and their email address(s);
- DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Friday 17 March 2023. Authors will be notified about the results of the blind review on or by 24 March 2023;
- Contributors selected for the thematic panel must be members of both MLA and ANS in order to present their papers; MLA membership must be obtained by 7 April 2023.
For further information, please contact Dr. Anne W. Anderson (email@example.com).
From Dr. Federica Formato:
Title: The workings of discrimination: Gender-inclusive language between acceptance and opposition
This call for papers is aimed at collecting contributions for a special issue of the Journal of Language and Discrimination (https://journal.equinoxpub.com/index.php/JLD/index
) to be published in Autumn 2024. The topic of this special issue revolves around discriminatory practices, beliefs, and ideologies opposing gender inclusivity in language. Here, inclusivity is mostly referring to ways in which speakers have attempted to or have been successful at breaking the (grammatical) feminine/masculine binary, ideas around linguistic normativity, and the so-called ‘anti-gender’ ideology or gender war. Papers can focus on linguistic changes aimed at achieving gender inclusivity, for instance, lexical items, (new) morphological inflections, etc., The editors will also consider papers on how institutions, specific speakers, the media, and politics (or a combination of these) actively engage in demystifying, demonizing, and attacking linguistic inclusive practices. The papers need to discuss relevant literature and appropriate methods/methodologies and be solidly grounded in theoretical underpinnings. Analysis of dataset/s can be quantitative or qualitative (or mixed methods). The special issue will consist of 6-7 papers, all possibly dealing with different languages or contexts.
All abstracts, no longer than 500 words (references excluded) and in English, should include information about the context(s), the dataset/s, the methods, and/or theoretical framework/s, and
For information about submissions and contributions see the journal’s guidelines:
Abstract deadline: 28ᵗʰ February 2023
Notification of acceptance: 31ˢᵗ March 2023
Full paper: 15ᵗʰ December 2023
Notification: 1ˢᵗ April 2024
Final submission: 1 July 2024
Publication date: October 2024
From Dr. Federica Formato:
Please find below all information about this year’s BAAL SIG (British Association of Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group) in Language, Gender and Sexuality.
2 May 2023 – University of Brighton
We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the BAAL LGaS 2023 to take place at the University of Brighton on 2 May 2023. Brighton is recognized as the unofficial LGBTQIA+ capital of the United Kingdom, making it the perfect place to gather and reflect on aspects of language, gender and sexuality. The topic of this year’s event is Dismantling the CIS-tem: queer and trans perspectives on language, gender, and sexuality.
The keynote speakers are:
- Lucy Jones, Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham
- Alon Lischinsky, Senior Lecturer in Communication & Discourse at Oxford Brookes University
The one-day symposium will include presentations on the theme of the conference. For instance, we invite contributions on topics such as:
- Media representation of queer identities and or LGBTQIA communities
- Language ideologies, e.g., inclusive language
- Language, gender and sexuality in politics
- Historical perspectives
- Analysis of communication in a variety of genres and spaces (e.g., literature, social media)
Each paper will be allocated 30 minutes (20 presentation, 10 Q&A). The contributions should not exceed 300 words (references excluded) and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2023.