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CFP: [20th] Saul Bellow Society: 2009 American Literature Association Conference Boston

updated: 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 5:04pm
Allan Chavkin

Saul Bellow Society: Call for Papers

 The Saul Bellow Society hopes to sponsor two sessions (an open panel and
a roundtable discussion) at the American Literature Association
Conference, May 21-24, 2009, in Boston

1. For the panel, papers are welcome on any aspect of Saul Bellow's life
and work. Send abstracts or completed papers to Allan Chavkin at
Chavkin_at_txstate.edu

CFP: [African-American] 2009 Heart's Day Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 4:08pm
Marlena E. Bremseth

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CALL FOR PAPERS
HEART’S DAY 2009
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
THE WORLD OF TONI MORRISON â€" A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE AND WORKS

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of
papers to be presented at its annual Heart’s Day celebration to be held
on the University’s main campus Friday, February 13, 2009. The Heart’s
Day Conference commemorates the work of African-American and Diasporic
writers and supports the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship.

CFP: [Collections] Essays on Steven Millauser

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 11:12pm
Pedro Ponce

Critical Essays on Steven Millhauser
 
Drs. Alexander, Ponce, and Rodriguez, editors of a special issue of the
Review of Contemporary Fiction on Steven Millhauser, seek essays on the
work of Pulitzer-Prize winning fiction writer Steven Millhauser for a
collection in progress. The book aims to investigate Millhauser's oeuvre
from many perspectives, including (but not limited to) narratology;
post-colonial, feminist, and psychoanalytic approaches; queer theory; film
adaptation theory; and cyborg/machine/technology issues. While Millhauser
has been covered widely in France, he has been overlooked in the United
States. This collection seeks to correct this dearth of American

UPDATE: [Film] UPDATE: Film and Television of 1979 (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/25-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 10:14pm
Phil Heldrich

UPDATE: REDUCED FEE DEADLINE 11/15/2008

CFP: Film and Television of 1979 (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-2/28/09)

Final Deadline for submission: December 1, 2008
(Reduced Fee Deadline 11/15/08)

Online: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Keynote Speaker: Former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo (1967-1971)

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

CFP: [Film] Film (General) (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/25-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 10:12pm
Cheryl Wiltse

REDUCED FEE DEADLINE 11/15/2008

CFP: Film (General) (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-28/09)

Final Deadline for submission: December 1, 2008
(Reduced Fee Deadline 11/15/08)

Online: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This area is seeking presentations on any aspect of film not covered by one
of our other film-focused areas:

http://swtxpca.org/documents/area_chairs.html#Film_Bookmark

UPDATE: [Professional] UPDATE: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/25-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 10:04pm
Phil Heldrich

UPDATE: REDUCED FEE PRIORITY DEADLINE 11/15/2008

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-2/28/09)
(please forward to interested colleagues and graduate students)

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Final Deadline (regular fees): 12/1

No forum setting or those same talking heads who appear on multiple panels
here, but individual panels dedicated to the teaching of creative writing
in academic and community settings. Interdisciplinary, experimental, and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

UPDATE: [General] UPDATE: 30th Anniversary Conference (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/25-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 10:01pm
Phil Heldrich

UPDATE: PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR REDUCED FEE 11/15/2008

CFP: 30th Anniversary Conference (12/1; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25-28/09)

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2008

Online: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Keynote Speaker: Former New Mexico Governor David F. Cargo (1967-1971)

30th Anniversary Meeting!
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 25â€"28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

CFP: [American] Music and Southern Writing (MLA 3/5/09;12/27-30/09, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 4:24pm
Barbara Ladd

Proposals sought for 20-minute papers on the connections, intersections,
and interactions between music and writing in the southern United States.
Papers might address the nature of narrative and lyric in southern
writing; oral traditions of song and chant; the role of the musician in
southern literature; the blues (or jazz) aesthetic in literature; or
southern writing and any aspect of musical expression. These suggestions
are not meant to be exhaustiveâ€"other approaches are welcome.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 12:00pm
Diana Dominguez

Priority Deadline Fast approaching â€" November 15, 2008
Early submission and acceptance means you are eligible for the discounted
registration fee (it goes up after November 15)

Final Deadline â€" December 1, 2008
Please note there will be no submission date extensions! Get your
proposals in now â€" space filling up fast at the conference hotel

Please Note: proposals submitted after November 15 up to December 1 will
be accepted/included in panels only if there is room. For a more likely
chance of being accepted, please submit abstracts/proposal by November
15. .

We're turning 30 this year! Come join us in Albuquerque to celebrate.

CFP: [Theory] EPTC 2009

updated: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 12:23am
Matthew King

Call for Papers: EPTC Ottawa 2009

CFP: [General] ECCCS First Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:57pm
Justin Philpot

Call for Papers
                        
     The Electronic Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies (ECCCS) is
happy to announce a call for papers for their first issue of 2009. Founded
in August, 2008, The ECCCS is an electronic forum for young scholars
exploring contemporary culture. The ECCCS encourages submissions that
explore, integrate and challenge issues in contemporary culture in the
following areas: Education, New/Social Media, Music, Television/Film and
Society/Culture. With the intention of providing space for a range of
voices and styles, the ECCCS seeks submissions from young scholars, young
professionals with academic or practical experience in the topic they hope

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 6:07pm
PAUL MUKUNDI

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [Collections] CFP

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 6:05pm
Paul M. Mukundi

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [Graduate] Exploring Literary Space: The Dialectics of Inside and Outside

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 4:29pm
Holly Dupej

Call for Proposals (CFP):

Exploring Literary Space: The Dialectics of Inside and Outside

FreeX 2009, a Graduate Student Conference
Friday February 27 â€" Sunday March 1, 2009
Hosted by the graduate students of the University of Calgary’s English
Department
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

CFP DEADLINE: Friday January 2, 2009

CFP: [Cultural–Historical] Southern Spaces––Documentary Expression and the American South

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 4:08pm
Katie Rawson

Call for Submissions: Documentary Expression and the American South

Proposals due January 30, 2009

Southern Spaces (http://www.southernspaces.org) invites proposals for
essays, photography, and multimedia projects about documentary expression
in the various regions and places of the U.S. South. We encourage
submissions that combine innovative scholarship and commentary about
documentary work with ideas for digital media elements such as images,
maps, audio, or video. We also welcome the submission of original
documentary projects.

CFP: [Collections] New Myth Journal

updated: 
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 2:14pm
Evans Lansing Smith

New Myth: Re-envisioning Self, Culture, and Archetype, solicits
submission of papers on literature and mythology in traditional and
contemporary contexts, ranging from the Ancient to the Postmodern.
Interdisciplinary papers on art, film, music, psychology, critical
theory, and comparative religion are welcome. 8-15 pages in MLA style
sent as an email attachment in Microsoft Word to lansing.smith_at_mwsu.edu
or hard copy addressed to:
 
Evans Lansing Smith/Peter Fields
Editors, New Myth
English Department
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76309

CFP: [Collections] Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 10:13pm
Dorsía Smith

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean
Literature, Language, and Culture

Possible topics include:
    
  Caribbean Poetry, Drama, and Fiction
  Creole Linguistics and Writing in Creole
  Caribbean Music
  Asian Caribbean Experience
  Canadian Caribbean Experience
  Caribbean Migrations
  Gender and Representation
  Sex/Sexuality in Caribbean Literature
  Caribbean Religion in Caribbean Literature
  Culture and Identity in the Caribbean
  Caribbean Cinema

 

CFP: [Collections] Is Paris Burning? Parisian Rap, Hip Hop and Civil Unrest

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:55pm
Richard Gray

Following the Paris riots of 2005, there emerged a backlash against
French rap and hip hop artists who were immediately blamed for inciting
the youth of the "banlieues" to riot. For many years, French rap and hip
hoppers had been writing music outlining the sub-standard conditions of
the "banlieues" as residents fought to overcome racism, poverty, and an
often poor relationship with the police. Most artists defended
themselves, stating that their music was never intended to incite
violence, but was rather meant to simply make known the problems that had
brought the citizens of the "banlieues" to riot.
 
For the upcoming essay collection, "Is Paris Burning? Parisian Rap, Hip

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