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UPDATE: [18th] Collection: Domestic Violence in the Long 18th Century

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 5:31pm
Judith Broome

**DEADLINE EXTENDED**CFP: [Collections] Domestic Violence in the Long
Eighteenth Century

I continue to seek submissions for an edited collection of essays
treating domestic violence in the long eighteenth century. Before there
was a category called "domestic violence," there were behaviors, ways of
speaking, issues of control, legal categories, economic conditions, and
occupational relationships that bordered on violence. The essays I seek
will consider early ways of representing, thinking and talking about what
will later be called domestic violence. I am especially interested in
essays that treat non-Western cultures, and/or medical, legal, or
religious ways of considering this topic.

CFP: [Collections] Deadline Extended: Eastern Travelers

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 5:10pm
Anne R. Richards

Deadline extended: We invite submissions for a collection of original
research on the subject of Eastern travelers’ encounters with the West.
We are interested in travelers whose responses have been inflected by
their positions as residents of Eastern metropoles, empires, and/or
nations; by Eastern notions of gender, sexuality, race, or ethnicity; and
by Eastern religious or secular worldviews. Authors should feel free to
study any of a wide variety of genres, including expedition reports,
letters, travel web sites, film, news or entertainment programming,
auto/biographies of travelers, travel illustrations and related visual
genres, young adult and children’s literature, encyclopedias, textbooks,

CFP: [Renaissance] 2009 Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 3:09pm
Brady J Spangenberg

Annual Purdue University
Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference 2009

November 5-6, 2009
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

This year's conference will be held in honor of Professors Michael Murrin
and James Nohrnberg. Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical,
medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences
about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical
studies, magic, poetry, dragons, etc. Submissions are encouraged from
scholars whose research is comparative in approach, particularly those
investigating texts in languages other than English.

UPDATE: [18th] Violence, War and Trauma in the Age of Defoe

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 8:16am
Dr. Holly Faith Nelson

This is a call for papers for a panel on "Violence, War, and Trauma in
the Age of Defoe" that will present at the Defoe Conference in Tulsa, OK,
on September 25-26, 2009. See the Defoe Society website for details on
the conference: http://www.defoesociety.org/conferences.html

Selected proceedings from the conference will be published in Digital
Defoe, the society's peer-reviewed online journal.

Violence, War and Trauma in the Age of Defoe

CFP: [Travel] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 5:28am
Brian Jones

The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from
Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide
variety of authors and works, including a host of America’s most important
authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and
guidelines, can be found at http://enviroencyclopedia.blogspot.com/
 
Contributors to the encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished
book, identifying them as the author of their entry, and in certain cases
authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary copy of

CFP: [Children] Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:04pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-
4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [General] Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:04pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-
4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [American] CFP: Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:02pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-
4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [20th] Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:02pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-
4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Children] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:00pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Film] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:58pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Theatre] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:57pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [African-American] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:57pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [20th] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:53pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Gender Studies] Gay & Lesbian Literature (3/15/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:36pm
Joshua Fenton

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California
"Gay & Lesbian Literature."
Paper proposals sought for PAMLA's regular-session panel on Gay and
Lesbian Literature.
P
roposals may address any area of Gay, Lesbian, Queer, or Transgendered
theory, literature or politics.

• A 500-word summary of the proposed conference paper
• A shorter abstract of 50 words with a paper title that would
        introduce the topic and significance of your paper for the
        conference program

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2009.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Interrogation Techniques: Law, Texts, Culture EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:13pm
Chloe Riley

Interrogation Techniques: Law, Texts, Culture
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference, May 29-30, 2009

This interdisciplinary conference will interrogate the role of the law in
the production, content, dissemination, and critical reception of texts.
The relationship between legal and other discourses affects how cultures
and individuals perceive the world, and act on that perception. Law,
literature, and society intersect in diverse forms, from the Ten
Commandments to the political role of the novel in Victorian England, from
vigilante justice in revenge tragedies to the establishment of the Creative
Commons online.

CFP: [International] Call for Proposals (extended: 09/02/20)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
Nam_at_virgo.sas.upenn.edu, Soo-Young

The 19th Congress of International Comparative Literature Association
will be held in Seoul, Korea from August 15 â€" August 21, 2010, Seoul,
Korea under the theme of “Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative
Literature.” and we invite proposals for workshops, symposia, round
tables, and seminars for the following general sessions:

Congress Theme

"Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature"

CFP: [General] MLA '09 Age Studies: Age and Affect

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 8:00pm
Cynthia Port

Age and Affect: Fear, Denial, Fantasy

The Age Studies Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association seeks
papers on age and affect for a slotted panel at the 2009 MLA conference.

Chronological age and the processes of aging often elicit strong emotions
from individuals at any stage of life. We are interested in papers on
affective responses to age in literature, film, popular culture, or any
other media. Some possible topics might include:

CFP: [International] WOMEN WRITERS/ARTISTS AND TRAVELLING MODERNISMS

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 6:43pm
Bonnie Kime Scott

Papers are invited on women writers/artists and any aspect of Modernism
in various parts of the world.

Thursday and Friday, 4-5 June 2009, at the Library Conference Room, The
University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane.
Already confirmed speakers include Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State),
Susan Sheridan (Adjunct, Flinders), Maryanne Dever (Monash).

Usual length of papers will be 20 minutes. Deadline for proposals is 30
March 2009.

Session Topics may include:

CFP: [General] DH Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories, MLA 2009

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 4:37pm
Julianne Newmark

CFP: D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories
(3/25/09; MLA 12/27/09-12/30/09)

The D. H. Lawrence Society of North American (DHLSNA) invites individuals
to submit abstracts for consideration for the 2009 MLA meeting in
Philadelphia (which will be held from December 27th through 30th).

The DHLSNA is organizing two panels: "D. H. Lawrence's Circle" and "D. H.
Lawrence's Short Stories." We welcome abstracts of 250 words that address
either topic and that demonstrate an innovative scholarly approach to
primary texts while simultaneously addressing important critical approaches
to Lawrence.

CFP: [Graduate] Writing Bodies / Reading Bodies in Contemporary Women's Writing (University of Oxford, UK)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 2:40pm
Nadine Muller

The 2nd Biennial Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's
Writing Network:

'WRITING BODIES/ READING BODIES IN CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S WRITING'

11th - 12th September 2009, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers:
* Professor Lucie Armitt (University of Salford, UK)
* Dr. Mark Llewellyn (University of Liverpool, UK)

Featured Authors:
* Professor Susan Sellers (University of St. Andrews, UK)
* Christine Wilks

CFP: [20th] Rhythm in C20 British Poetry (Lyon, France) (4/30/09; 11/13/09-11/14/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 2:20pm
Lacy Rumsey

Call for papers: Rhythm in Twentieth-Century British Poetry
 
Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (ENS LSH), University
of Lyon, France, November 13-14, 2009.
 
Conference organised on behalf of the Société d’études anglaises
contemporaines (SEAC).
 
Keynote speaker: Derek Attridge (University of York)
 
Convenors: Lacy Rumsey (ENS LSH), Simon Jarvis (University of Cambridge),
Paul Volsik (Université Paris Diderot)
 
The twentieth century was one of great change in poetic rhythm in
English-language poetry, in Britain as elsewhere, seeing the powerful
spread of free or non-metrical forms, continued strength and innovation

CFP: [Poetry] Rhythm in C20 British Poetry (Lyon, France) (4/30/09; 11/13/09-11/14/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 2:19pm
Lacy Rumsey

Call for papers: Rhythm in Twentieth-Century British Poetry
 
Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (ENS LSH), University
of Lyon, France, November 13-14, 2009.
 
Conference organised on behalf of the Société d’études anglaises
contemporaines (SEAC).
 
Keynote speaker: Derek Attridge (University of York)
 
Convenors: Lacy Rumsey (ENS LSH), Simon Jarvis (University of Cambridge),
Paul Volsik (Université Paris Diderot)
 
The twentieth century was one of great change in poetic rhythm in
English-language poetry, in Britain as elsewhere, seeing the powerful
spread of free or non-metrical forms, continued strength and innovation

CFP: [Victorian] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:30pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Postcolonial] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:30pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Ethnic] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:29pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:29pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [20th] MLA 2009: British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 1:29pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

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