2019 CFP

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, January 4, 2019

The Cultural Studies Association [CSA]

Critical Feminist and Queer Studies Working Group [CFQSWG]

CSA General Theme: Performance, Politics, Power

See the General Conference Call:


The 2019 conference will be held at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 30 to June 1.

We invite abstract applications for two sessions.  Please indicate in your submission to which session you are applying.

FQWG Panel: Public Feminisms, Politics, and Rage

  • How are notions of public feminisms currently being taken up through politics and rage, particularly in online and consumer contexts?
  • What are the limits and benefits of politics and rage? How are they performed within public feminisms, as they are applied and interpreted in Cultural Studies today?
  • How do politics and rage productively intersect with notions of power and apply to other fields like Critical Race Theory, Disability Studies or Trans Studies?  We welcome case studies on this topic, from both national and transnational case analyses.

FQWG Workshop / Works in Progress: Issues in Queer Politics

The co-chairs are pleased to announce that new this year is the addendum of Queer Studies into the mission of this Working Group.

  • What issues arise in the application of Queer Theory in and to Cultural Studies work?
  • What issues are necessary to debate and discuss through the lens of Queer Politics?
  • How might Queer Studies be a tool of analysis for current problems of politics and power?

The Critical Feminist and Queer Studies Working Group provides a platform for work that draw from diverse fields including but not limited to: women's and gender studies, sexuality studies, queer studies, feminist philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political economic theory, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, media studies, critical disability studies, and/or cultural studies.

Please indicate if you are applying for the panel or the workshop/works in progress, and submit a brief abstract of your paper/presentation (500-700 words) and a short bio (in one document) to the EasyChair admission platform by December 3, 2018.


Please submit a 300-500-word abstract no later than Monday, Dec 3, 2018, 2018 through the Cultural Studies Association’s Easy Chair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csa2019

Submission of proposals is open to anyone, but if your paper is accepted, you will need to join the CSA. New members are always welcome. See the benefits of membership & become a member here: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/assoc_subscribe.asp


CSA offers a limited number of travel grants, for which graduate and advanced undergraduate students can apply. Only those who are individual members, have been accepted to participate, and have registered for the conference are eligible to apply for a travel grant.


  • Final Deadline for Submissions: Monday, Dec 3, 2018.
  • Early Bird Registration: Monday, October 15, 2018 until Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Notifications Sent Out
  • Friday, March 1, 2019: Early Registration Ends, Regular Registration Rate Begins
  • Friday, May, 3, 2019: Last day to register to participate in the conference. If you do not register by this date and are not a current member, your name will be dropped from the program.


The 2019 conference will be held at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. The closest airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport (10 miles). See the following web link for more information about travel options to and from the airport as well as for travel to and from the French Quarter: https://admission.tulane.edu/visit/getting-here . A CSA hotel block for members will be announced at a later date.

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS include three complimentary conference registrations annually for students. Graduate students who wish to submit proposals are strongly encouraged to speak with their Department Chair or Program Director about institutional membership and where possible, make use of the complimentary registrations. Full benefits of institutional membership are described here: http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/institutions.

Questions about our CSA Working Group can be directed to Dara Persis Murray (dara.murray@mville.edu) and Jennifer Scuro (jscuro@cnr.edu).