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CFP: [Collections] ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR CHAPTERS

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Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 11:22pm
Lorna Fitzsimmons

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposals for an international scholarly collection of chapters on ASIAN
POPULAR CULTURE are now being considered. The deadline for proposals is
February 15 2009. Proposals may address any of the full range of Asian
popular culture topics, e.g., music, popular food, toys and games,
decorative transport vehicles, the bar scene, tourism, fashion, fads,
sports, architecture, dating habits, film, television, and new media.
Finalists will be notified: chapters will be 7-8000 words; deadline
August 15 2009.

Send a 500-word proposal and brief teaching & publication profile to both
editors of the collection:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE: CALL FOR CHAPTERS

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 11:22pm
Lorna Fitzsimmons

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposals for an international scholarly collection of chapters on ASIAN
POPULAR CULTURE are now being considered. The deadline for proposals is
February 15 2009. Proposals may address any of the full range of Asian
popular culture topics, e.g., music, popular food, toys and games,
decorative transport vehicles, the bar scene, tourism, fashion, fads,
sports, architecture, dating habits, film, television, and new media.
Finalists will be notified: chapters will be 7-8000 words; deadline
August 15 2009.

Send a 500-word proposal and brief teaching & publication profile to both
editors of the collection:

CFP: [Renaissance] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Children] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Travel] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Film] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:21pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Theatre] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 3/10/09)

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 7:33am
Timothy Mark Robinson

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature
UPDATED LIST
(Deadline 3/10/09)

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

UPDATE: [American] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 3/10/09)

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 7:22am
Timothy Mark Robinson

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

UPDATE: [Collections] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 3/10/09)

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 7:21am
Timothy Mark Robinson

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

UPDATE: [African-American] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 3/10/09)

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 7:19am
Timothy Mark Robinson

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

CFP: [African-American] CFP: ASA: "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and Belonging"

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 5:59am
Jennifer James

 
Seeking papers for the American Studies Association's Annual Convention
(November 5-8, 2009, Washington D.C.). Following the convention's
theme, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging," the
panel is tenatively entitled "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and
Belonging." Some potential topics might include the relationships between
illness and/or disability and the following: citizenship rights;
veterans (esp. Gulf I and II); Katrina victims and survivors; migrant
laborers; immigration; medical migration; alternative sites and
structures of belonging. ASA encourages panels representing multiple
disciplines. Ideally, papers will intersect theories of illness and/or

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP: ASA: "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and Belonging"

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 5:58am
Jennifer James

 
Seeking papers for the American Studies Association's Annual Convention
(November 5-8, 2009, Washington D.C.). Following the convention's
theme, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging," the
panel is tenatively entitled "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and
Belonging." Some potential topics might include the relationships between
illness and/or disability and the following: citizenship rights;
veterans (esp. Gulf I and II); Katrina victims and survivors; migrant
laborers; immigration; medical migration; alternative sites and
structures of belonging. ASA encourages panels representing multiple
disciplines. Ideally, papers will intersect theories of illness and/or

CFP: [African-American] CFP: ASA: "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and Belonging"

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 5:58am
Jennifer James

 
Seeking papers for the American Studies Association's Annual Convention
(November 5-8, 2009, Washington D.C.). Following the convention's
theme, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging," the
panel is tenatively entitled "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and
Belonging." Some potential topics might include the relationships between
illness and/or disability and the following: citizenship rights;
veterans (esp. Gulf I and II); Katrina victims and survivors; migrant
laborers; immigration; medical migration; alternative sites and
structures of belonging. ASA encourages panels representing multiple
disciplines. Ideally, papers will intersect theories of illness and/or

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP; ASA: "Illness and Disability: Citizenship and Belonging"

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 5:54am
Jennifer James

 
Seeking papers for the American Studies Association's Annual Convention
(November 5-8, 2009, Washington D.C.). Following the convention's
theme, "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging," the
panel is tenatively entitled "Illness and Disability; Citizenship and
Belonging." Some potential topics might include the relationships between
illness and/or disability and the following: citizenship rights;
veterans (esp. Gulf I and II); Katrina victims and survivors; migrant
laborers; immigration; medical migration; alternative sites and
structures of belonging. ASA encourages panels representing multiple
disciplines. Ideally, papers will intersect theories of illness and/or

CFP: [American] Charles Brockden Brown Society at ALA

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 1:45am
Jennifer Desiderio

Charles Brockden Brown Society: Charles Brockden Brown and His Female
Contemporaries
The Charles Brockden Brown Society invites papers on Brown and his female
contemporaries. While Brown’s engagement with European Enlightenment
thinkers and American political philosophy has been well documented, his
interest in female thinkers and authors and his relationship to their
careers are less known. For instance, Brown’s and Susanna Rowson’s
professional careers have interesting similarities that remain relatively
unexplored; they both authored Gothic familial narratives, historical
romances, and sentimental stories of loss and love in the first half of

CFP: [Ethnic] CFP: Asian American Literature and Film

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 10:00pm
Amy Nishimura

3rd Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference; Honolulu, HI,
May 22-23, 2009

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Panel and individual paper proposals are invited for the Asian American
Culture Area of the 2nd annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association
Conference. Topics and proposals that examine cultural production within
and/or about the Oceanic region are especially welcome. All proposals
will be considered. Possible topics include:

CFP: [20th] Visual & Verbal Intersections

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 7:18pm
Slavica Grujicic

VISUAL AND VERBAL INTERSECTIONS

The aim of this session is to explore the intersection between verbal and
visual languages as expressed in but not limited to literary works in
order to engage in a dialogue on the mutual collaboration between the
word and the image. Possible topics may include ekphrastic writing,
novels that integrate images as part of the narration, iconicity,
photography, futurism, illustrated narratives (graphic novels and comics
included). Word & Image act not only as two kinds of expression but also
as two modes of narration. Different approaches may include image
theories, visual semiotics, cultural studies, literary theory, etc.

CFP: [Poetry] Visual & Verbal Intersections

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 7:17pm
Slavica Grujicic

VISUAL AND VERBAL INTERSECTIONS

The aim of this session is to explore the intersection between verbal and
visual languages as expressed in but not limited to literary works in
order to engage in a dialogue on the mutual collaboration between the
word and the image. Possible topics may include ekphrastic writing,
novels that integrate images as part of the narration, iconicity,
photography, futurism, illustrated narratives (graphic novels and comics
included). Word & Image act not only as two kinds of expression but also
as two modes of narration. Different approaches may include image
theories, visual semiotics, cultural studies, literary theory, etc.

CFP: [General] Visual & Verbal Intersections

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 7:17pm
Slavica Grujicic

VISUAL AND VERBAL INTERSECTIONS

The aim of this session is to explore the intersection between verbal and
visual languages as expressed in but not limited to literary works in
order to engage in a dialogue on the mutual collaboration between the
word and the image. Possible topics may include ekphrastic writing,
novels that integrate images as part of the narration, iconicity,
photography, futurism, illustrated narratives (graphic novels and comics
included). Word & Image act not only as two kinds of expression but also
as two modes of narration. Different approaches may include image
theories, visual semiotics, cultural studies, literary theory, etc.

CFP: [Renaissance] Revisiting the Italian Renaissance

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 7:11pm
Slavica Grujicic

REVISITING THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: CASE STUDIES
This session invites papers revisiting the Italian Renaissance.
Participants may discuss (among other topics) the (dialectical)
relationship between imitation and innovation or tradition and creativity
in Italian Renaissance Literature. Questions of authorship, textuality,
literary borrowings, and influence can be examined along with the issue
of genre as a narrative form. Papers focusing on chivalric romances,
genre debates, "contamination" of genres, and the work of Ariosto are
particularly welcome.

Please send a 200 words abstract by Jan. 2, 2009.

Organizer: Slavica Grujicic, University of Toronto
(slavica.grujicic_at_utoronto.ca)

CFP: [Graduate] The Continuity of Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North America

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 3:49pm
Sophia Frese and Maria Slowinska

Graduate School of North American Studies
John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Free University Berlin

                     The Continuity of Change
           Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North America

                         July 10-11, 2009

Sparked by the compelling rhetoric in the U.S. presidential election
campaign of 2008, this conference examines the concept of change within an
interdisciplinary perspective. We invite inquiries into the different
implications of "change." We ask to what extent and in what ways change
appears as a recurring theme in North American history, culture,
literature, politics, society, and economics.

CFP: [International] The Continuity of Change

updated: 
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 2:23pm
Maria Slowinska

Graduate School of North American Studies
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Free University Berlin

The Continuity of Change
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North America
July 10-11, 2009

Sparked by the compelling rhetoric in the U.S. presidential election
campaign of 2008, this conference examines the concept of change within an
interdisciplinary perspective. We invite inquiries into the different
implications of "change." We ask to what extent and in what ways change
appears as a recurring theme in North American history, culture,
literature, politics, society, and economics.

CFP: [Collections] humanities and social sciences, 1 May 2009

updated: 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 8:57pm
Nandita Batra

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and
poetry.
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.

The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be
considered for publication in the next open topic issue issue (December
2009).
Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines
below):

CFP: [Poetry] CFP: Coming to Voice Together: Literacy, Poetry, and Community"

updated: 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 7:44pm
Albino Carrillo

The University of Dayton English Department is asking for academic and
creative submissions for LitFest 2009: Coming to Voice Together: Literacy,
Poetry, and Community. Submissions should focus on the themes addressed in
the conference title and be no longer than 8 pages, suitable for a 20
minute reading in a conference setting. Confirmed readers include Janet
McAdams (Kenyon College), Jeff Gundy (Bluffton College), and Ruth Ellen
Kocher (University of Colorado, Boulder). The University of Dayton Litfest
is scheduled for March 27-29 2009 on the campus of the University of
Dayton. Submission postmark deadline is February 10, 2009.

CFP: [General] call for paper

updated: 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:34pm
Fiona McIntosh

Figures and figurations of power 5th-6th November 2009

CFP: [Theatre] The Language of the Stage: Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy

updated: 
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 5:09pm
Kurt Taroff

The Language of the Stage:
Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy

The Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy (formerly known as From Page to
Stage) working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research
(IFTR/FIRT) is proud to announce its change in title, and to offer a call
for papers for its first official meeting under the new name, to be held at
IFTR’s annual conference in Lisbon, Portugal from July 14-17, 2008.

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