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New volume of essays for East of Eden's 60th anniversary in 2012

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 8:38am
Michael J. Meyer

Seeking submissions for a book of essays to celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Steinbeck's East of Eden -- publisher secured list of possible topics to address is avail from the editor by e-mail deadline flexible but proposals / precis should be submitted by end of summer with completed papers due by the spring of 2010. Especially seeking younger scholars whose voices have not been heard


Monday, April 20, 2009 - 8:28am
Middle East Technical University, Ankara

December 17-18, 2009

ManuScript interdisciplinary journal, 2009 issue: 'Urges' - deadline June 30th, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 7:33am
ManuScript Journal - English and American Studies, University of Manchester

ManuScript is the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester. Since 1996, it has encouraged rigorous intellectual discussion and progressive research which reflects critical debates across a variety of disciplines. It aims especially to promote the work of postgraduates and early career academics, and to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural concerns.

ManuScript?s next journal edition, following on from the conference held on 20th February 2009, will be on the topic of ?Urges?. We hope that the theme will encourage and allow room for a wide variety of responses from different discourses and fields.

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 7:29pm
Special Session on Urban Planning in the Romantic Era/ ICR 2009 Conference, NYC

Proposed Special Session for the International Conference on Romanticism, Annual Conference, New York, NY, Nov. 5-9, 2009

Urban Planning in the Romantic Era

Anti/Slavery, Colonialism and Aesthetics

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 7:12pm
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras

submission deadline June 20, 2009

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance (Undergrad) (6/19/09; 9/24/09-9/26/09)

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 6:03pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate papers for the upcoming Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 24-26, 2009.

Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be 250-300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor.

Abstracts (and letters) should be submitted electronically or by regular mail by June 19, 2009 to:

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 9:14am
The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalism, which is also known as narrative journalism, literary reportage, reportage literature, "new journalism" and the nonfiction novel, as well as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction that emphasizes cultural revelation. The journal is international in scope and seeks submissions on the theory, history and pedagogy of literary journalism throughout the world. All disciplinary approaches are welcome.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended 5/15/09: Women's Resistance in Early Modern England

Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 8:49am
RSA 2010 Venice / Renaissance Society of America (April 8-10, 2009)

Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew's Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel's political prophecies in the final decades of the seventeenth. While the lengthy reign and potency of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) certainly set a precedent for early modern women's writing, texts by women played a significant political role well before and after her rule, and arguably found their apogee in the ideological fervor that surrounded the reigns of her Stuart successors. More importantly, women authors actively participated in the early modern public sphere at a time when magistrates and divines were striving to situate women within the realm of the household.

Shakespeare Performance in Asia video archive

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 10:21pm
Alexander Huang / Penn State University

We are pleased the announce the launch of an open-access online video archive and research project on Asian performances of Shakespeare.

This site offers an extensive collection of videos of Shakespeare performances for scholars, students, and any one interested in Shakespeare or Asian cultures. Here you will also find interactive maps and timelines, interviews, biographies of directors and actors, for understanding intercultural theatre from Asia.

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 6:57pm
Victoria Bryan

In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a character's identity in the work of William Faulkner. For example, in her book Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality (2003), Joane Nagel argues that race is a social construction rather than an inherent aspect of identity and writes that racial divisions are created in order to "form a barrier to hold some people in and keep others out, to define who is pure and who is impure, to shape our view of ourselves and others." How do racial divisions—or other socially constructed divisions, such as sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, etc.—impact relationships within a society?

CFP: Revisiting Commenting: Genre, Knowledge Transfer, and the Work of Composition (4/25/2009; CCCC 2010, 3/17/10-3/20/10)

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 1:43am
CCCC 2010

The invitation to "revisit, rethink, revise, renew" in the 2010 CCCC Call for Proposals suggests the important work done when Composition was a young field and scholars such as Richard Braddock and Mina Shaughnessy revisited common wisdom about the teaching, learning and practices of writing; their revisitations allowed them to rethink seeming truths and prompted the field to revise our understandings of error, of the thesis, of the teacher's role in the classroom. This panel proposal undertakes a project in the spirit of these earlier revisitations. Specifically, I am seeking papers that revisit and rethink the intersection of commenting and genre in our freshman writing classes in order to renew our conversations about the work of Composition.

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies: Call for Submissions (Deadline Sep 30, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 11:40pm
Pakistaniaat: A journal of Pakistan studies

We seek submissions for our second issue to be published in December 2009. The issue is loosely themed around the past, present, and future of US-Pakistan relations, but we will also consider works beyond the scope of this particular theme.

Please submit your scholarly articles, creative works (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry), or book reviews that focus on some aspect of Pakistan or Pakistani culture. We read all year.


Friday, April 17, 2009 - 5:57pm
Italian Graduate Society

Italian Department, Rutgers University
November 6-7, 2009
Call For Papers
The Italian verb tradire and the English verb betray derives from the Latin tradere (to hand over) but in modern languages it assumes a negative connotation, emphasizing the action of someone who surrenders to the enemy his flag, his fortress, his property, or someone who is unfaithful to his side, or cheats those who trust him. To betray means to violate one's duty, or perhaps, to replace an existing order with a new one, thus marking a passage from the old to the new, from before to after.


Friday, April 17, 2009 - 4:09pm
Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Stueis

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

Rethinking Humanites June 27,28 ;2009 India

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 4:01pm

International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Power

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 2:23pm
Jaye Cee Whitehead/Pacific University

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gender, Sexuality and Power
October 16 – 17, 2009

Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's first annual conference is committed to providing a forum for untenured faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to present their work in a collaborative and supportive environment.

[UPDATE] The Spatial Significance of Native American Stories and Ideology

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 12:27pm
Catherine Rainwater, Cristine Soliz, Anna Lee Walters

We are now accepting submissions for a collection of stories, essays, and poems for a proposed book on comparative American spatial concepts, partially titled "Stories the Land Holds." The editors are looking for texts variously addressing "stories in the land." What are the stories the land tells? Vine Deloria has warned us of problems that result from a perspective that is not fundamentally spatial, and such has been the case for current problems that range from ecological disaster to fanatical environmentalism and bundled mortgages. We believe that these complex and problematic American events can be understood more fully from a Native American perspective.

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: "The Southwest in the Comics" Graduate Conference and Event

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 11:46am
James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: "The Southwest in the Comics"

Graduate students in all fields of study are invited to submit 200-word abstracts to the second-annual "El Paso in the Comics" conference and event, to be held on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, February 23, 2010.

Papers on all aspects of comics scholarship, theory, and pedagogy will be given attention, but those that deal with issues related to artists, creators, characters and/or themes associated with the American Southwest and/or Hispanic/Chicano culture in comics will be given top priority.

"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 5/15/09; Papers 7/15/09

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 10:18am
Ama Wattley, PhD

My colleague Dr. Deborah Poe and I are seeking articles for an edited collection tentatively titled "Between Worlds." The project is most invested in work which offers social and material opposition to binary ways of thinking about identity and difference. The collection will blend creative prose and criticism like Claudia Rankine's and Juliana Spahr's American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language did with the genre of poetry.

We are seeking critical essays on the above issues and themes in the short fiction or novels of the following authors:

CCCC Panel - Wikis and composition

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:54am
Kerry Dirk/Virginia Tech

Wikis are becoming increasingly common as pedagogical tools in composition classrooms, as the nature of a wiki allows for easy collaboration among students and increased communication beyond the face-to-face classroom.

I'm hoping to put together a CCCC panel that questions and/or explores commonly held assumptions or beliefs about the wiki. Proposals might also explore how elements found in the traditional classroom change when moved to a wiki.

For example:

- How does the collaborative nature of a wiki change writing?

- Is the wiki truly more democratic than a face-to-face classroom?

- What is the relationship between students and teachers when using a wiki?

- How does the level of engagement change?

John Ashbery in Paris International Conference - March 11-14, 2010

Friday, April 17, 2009 - 7:18am
Antoine Cazé / Université Paris 7 Diderot - LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)


March 11-14, 2010
Université Paris 7 Diderot – LARCA (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones)
Université Paris Est (Paris 12/Marne-La-Vallée) – IMAGER (Institut des Mondes Anglophone, Germanique et Roman)

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline May 1, 2009)

Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 3:56pm
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.