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CFP: [Medieval] Discovering the Social in the History of Reading

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 8:41pm
Annie Abrams

Discovering the Social in the History of Reading

The History of Reading Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara
invites paper proposals for our 2009 winter conference, "Discovering the
Social in the History of Reading." The one-day conference will take place
on Friday, March 13, 2009 at UCSB. The keynote speakers will be Adrian
Johns (University of Chicago) and Elaine Treharne (Florida State
University).

CFP: [Collections] call for papers- contagion

updated: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 8:34pm
Rachel Lears

(Español y Portugués abajo/Espanhol e Português abaixo)

Call for participation â€" e-misférica 6.1 â€" Contagion

Contagion. /contāgiōn/ (s. of contāgiō).

â€" Transmission, by contact.

â€" Source, real or imagined, of infectious condition. (Patient Zero. Tango.)

â€" Contagious condition. (Smallpox. Conquest.)

â€" Imitation (Mimesis. Magic.)

â€" Transmission of habits, empathies, behaviors under the influence of
another. (Rhythm. Ideology.)

â€" Bacteria, Virus, Metaphor. (AIDS)

â€" Rumor, Propaganda, Suggestion (Terror. Markets)

â€" Communicable. Permeable. Penetrable. (Border. Skin.)

â€" Crisis

CFP: [General] critical studies series in science fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 4:35pm
Dr Paul Andrew March-Russell

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction,
edited by Dr Paul March-Russell (University of Kent) and by other leading
writers and critics in science fiction, and distributed by UK academic
publisher Gylphi. It aims to explore the evolution of science fiction and
its impact upon contemporary culture. We are interested in rethinking the
possibilities of the genre, in particular, the roles of different media
(literature, film, television, radio, the Internet and comic strip),
critical and cultural theory, and translation studies, including SF from
Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Genre is itself a central
question (for example, in the work of M. John Harrison, China Mieville or

CFP: [Postcolonial] Derek Walcott: A Postcolonial Reading

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 4:01pm
Om Prakash Dwivedi

CALL FOR PAPERS

 
Contributions are invited toward a collection of critical essays on the
poetry of Derek Walcott. We seek essays that address the various
postcolonial themes of racial prejudice, hybridty, diaspora, linguistic
innovations, identity. Essays dealing with coparative studies are also
welcome.

Original manuscripts of 2500-4000 words in MLA format should be submitted
no later than 30th September, 2009 to om_dwivedi2003_at_yahoo.com.Please
include a brief biographical statement. Papers must be typed in MS Word
2003 or 2007 document, and hard copies sent by snail mail to:

Dr. O.P. Dwivedi
M-61, Govindpur Colony
Allahabad-211004
Uttar Pradesh
INDIA

UPDATE: [Film] Deadline Reminder: CFP: Acting Out - A symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

updated: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 11:36am
Lucy Fife Donaldson

Acting Out - A symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

20th March 2009, University of Reading

Keynote Speaker - Andrew Klevan, (St. Anne's College, University of Oxford)
- Film Performance: From Achievement to Appreciation (Wallflower Press)

Deadline for Proposals - Monday 22 December 2008

This one-day symposium seeks to provide a forum for scholars of screen
acting to meet and progress the spate of recent work on performance on
film. We would like to explore how we draw out performance through an
interrogation of the relationship between performance, inference and
interpretation.

UPDATE: [Medieval] Journal publication; Eating the World: Food in Early Modern England

updated: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:44am
Amy Tigner

Early English Studies (EES) is a new online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas at
Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval
and early modern periods. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general
submission.
Our next issue will be called "Eating the World: Food in Early Modern England," and we invite
submissions that consider issues of food and literature in early modern England.
Submission guidelines:
Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed thirty pages in length, and electronic submission in
Word format is required.

CFP: [Victorian] SCMLA 2009––Special Session: Oscar Wilde: History, Sexuality, and Displacement

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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 8:22pm
Daniel A. Novak

In recent decades, Oscar Wilde has been theorized as a figure who
represented a historical shift or a displacement in how we think of
identity, gender, and sexuality. This panel invites papers that interrogate
these critical assumptions, broadly addressing Wilde's own thinking about
the relationship between history and identity. Papers may also focus on the
critical reception of Wilde from the early 20th century to the present.

This is a special session for the SCMLA 2009 conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
The theme of the conference is "Continuity and Displacement." A panel will
be chosen by February 20 and selected panels will be announced by March 2009.

UPDATE: [20th] Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction

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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 7:50pm
Geoff Hamilton

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction, forthcoming from Facts on File in
early 2010, is seeking contributors for entries on a number of authors and
works. Our final deadline for the completion of entries is February 28, 2009.

A list of available entries can be found here:

http://www.geoffhamilton.com/contemporaryencyclopedia/entriesCONT.html

Contributors to our encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished
book, identifying them as the author of their entry. In certain cases,
those authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary
copy of the encyclopedia upon its publication.

CFP: [Medieval] Looking Before and After: Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas (13 June 2009)

updated: 
Monday, December 15, 2008 - 6:49pm
Kavita Mudan

‘Looking Before and After’: Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700

Saturday 13th June 2009
University of Oxford

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, and
University College London

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Nicola Gardini (Oxford)
Professor Evelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London)

CFP: [Renaissance] Looking Before and After: Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas (13 June 2009)

updated: 
Monday, December 15, 2008 - 6:48pm
Kavita Mudan

‘Looking Before and After’: Cultural Exchange and the Inheritance of Ideas c.1200-c.1700

Saturday 13th June 2009
University of Oxford

In collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, and
University College London

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Nicola Gardini (Oxford)
Professor Evelyn Welch (Queen Mary, University of London)

CFP: [Theatre] UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Conference

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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 6:42pm
Jessica Brown-Velez

Community Performance/Performing Community
The 8th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre
Conference
Call for Proposals
April 18, 2009

The Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor
the Graduate Student Conference on April 18th, 2009.  In keeping with the
University of Wisconsin- Madison Theatre and Drama department's commitment
to a collaborative community where research and creative endeavors inform
and enhance one another, the theme for the conference will be "Community
Performance/Performing Community". Dr. Judith Sebesta of the University of
Missouri will give the keynote address.

CFP: [Graduate] Southeastern Bridges in English Studies Conference - Valdosta, GA

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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 6:10pm
Shane Wilson

The Southeastern Bridges in English Studies Conference
Valdosta State University â€" Valdosta, GA
25 April 2009

The Valdosta State University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
wants to hear about your research interests. We invite you to share a bit
of your current research with us at the First Annual Southeastern Bridges
in English Studies Conference (SBES) in Valdosta, Georgia.

CFP: [International] 3rd Global Conference: Visual Literacies - Exploring Critical Issues

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Monday, December 15, 2008 - 1:05pm
Dr Rob Fisher

3rd Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 14th July - Thursday 16th July 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine
and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and
praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of
education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology,
critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as
papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual
literacy plays a part.

CFP: [Children] Anthology of World Nonsense: call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:39pm
Michael Heyman

Announcing: An Anthology of World Nonsense

We seek submissions of translations of verse or prose nonsense literature
from cultures outside the Anglo-American tradition. We are collecting folk
nonsense of the "High Diddle Diddle" type, literary nonsense of the "Walrus
and the Carpenter" type, and pop culture nonsense, such as some Bollywood
film lyrics.

Submission Requirements
Please send original language text (if possible) and a literal translation.
 If you also have a more polished English translation, you may submit it.
Any explanatory/translation notes would be appreciated.
Deadline: January 15th, 2009

CFP: [Poetry] Anthology of World Nonsense: call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:37pm
Michael Heyman

Announcing: An Anthology of World Nonsense

We seek submissions of translations of verse or prose nonsense literature
from cultures outside the Anglo-American tradition. We are collecting folk
nonsense of the "High Diddle Diddle" type, literary nonsense of the "Walrus
and the Carpenter" type, and pop culture nonsense, such as some Bollywood
film lyrics.

Submission Requirements
Please send original language text (if possible) and a literal translation.
 If you also have a more polished English translation, you may submit it.
Any explanatory/translation notes would be appreciated.
Deadline: January 15th, 2009

CFP: [General] Anthology of World Nonsense: call for submissions

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:36pm
Michael Heyman

Announcing: An Anthology of World Nonsense

We seek submissions of translations of verse or prose nonsense literature
from cultures outside the Anglo-American tradition. We are collecting folk
nonsense of the "High Diddle Diddle" type, literary nonsense of the "Walrus
and the Carpenter" type, and pop culture nonsense, such as some Bollywood
film lyrics.

Submission Requirements
Please send original language text (if possible) and a literal translation.
 If you also have a more polished English translation, you may submit it.
Any explanatory/translation notes would be appreciated.
Deadline: January 15th, 2009

CFP: [Theory] where ghosts live (2/2/09; 9/4/09-9/6/09)

updated: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 5:18pm
Graham Allen and David Coughlan

where ghosts live

Department of English, University College Cork, Ireland
4-6 September 2009

Confirmed speakers:
Prof. Nicholas Royle, University of Sussex
Dr Roy Sellars, University of Southern Denmark
Dr Sarah Wood, University of Kent

Call for Papers
Following the spectres of Marx, do we now see everywhere Derrida’s ghosts?
Or can it be said that the contemporary theorist has always been haunted by
the ghost (“which is neither present or absent, neither alive nor dead”
[Derrida]) of Derrida (“the philosopher renowned for his problematic
relation to presence” [McQuillan])?

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