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CFP: [Theatre] Festival of Original Theatre 2009 Conference: Violence and Representation

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Monday, October 20, 2008 - 3:58am
justin blum

The Festival Of Original Theatre (FOOT), a yearly graduate conference held
at the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, seeks 20
minute paper presentations for its 2009 Conference: “Exquisite Corpses,
Bloody Bodies: Murder, Myth, and Representations of Violence on Stage and
Screen,” to be held in Toronto, Ontario January 29th-31st, 2009.

CFP: [20th] ACLA (Due Nov 3rd): Global Dictator Fictions Panel

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 11:29pm
Jennifer Harford Vargas

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

"The Form of Power, the Power of Form: Global Dictator Fictions"

Co-chairs: Ulka Anjaria and Jennifer Harford Vargas

CFP: [20th] The flawed hero in the graphic novel

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 11:03pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How do graphic novelists, such as Frank Miller and Stan Lee, portray the
flawed hero, or “anti-hero”? How do these graphic novels utilize
illustrations, along with words, to convey the characteristics embodied
by these flawed heroes? Is the character of the flawed hero an important
facet of the genre? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays
that address the character of the flawed hero in the graphic novel. Your
work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to:
clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

CFP: [Film] The problematizing of the dramatic dyad in 20th Century television

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 11:00pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How do 20th Century television shows, such as “The Honeymooners” and “All
in the Family,” portray married couples in turmoil? How do television
shows, such as “Starsky and Hutch” and “ER,” dramatize the conflicts
faced by people who are partners, both platonic and romantic? How is
the “situation comedy” dependent on couples fighting? Connecticut Review
is looking for academic essays related to the problematizing of the
dramatic dyad in 20th Century television. Your work should be 2,000 to
4,000 words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or
send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office

CFP: [18th] Representing the non-believer in early American literature

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:59pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How did the authors of 18th and 19th Century American literature
represent the character of the non-believer in their works? For instance,
how did an author, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne in the story, “Young
Goodman Brown,” portray the perceived dangers of questioning faith? What
are the consequences for such characters due to their secular philosophy?
How does such secularism reflect the philosophy upon which the United
States federal government was built on? Connecticut Review is looking for
academic essays dealing with the representation of the non-believer in
early American literature. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Kinship in Shakespeareâs histories

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:56pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

In what ways does Shakespeare establish continuity of family and dramatic
events through such plays as Henry IV Part 1 and 2, and Henry V? Is it
important to read Shakespeare’s historical plays as meditations on family
relations, or are the kinships portrayed merely as points of historic
detail? How historically accurate are Shakespeare’s portrayals of these
royal kinships? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays
addressing kinship and its representation in Shakespeare’s histories.
Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to:
clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review

CFP: [American] Edith Wharton Essay Prize and Call for Submissions

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:56pm
Donna Campbell

The Edith Wharton Society invites submissions for its journal, The Edith
Wharton Review, and for its fourth annual Edith Wharton Essay Prize. The
Edith Wharton Review is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. It
is indexed in the MLA Bibliography, and it publishes articles related to
Edith Wharton, her life, and her works. More information is available at
http://www.edithwhartonsociety.org/ewr.htm.

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2008

CFP: [Postcolonial] Post-Colonial readings of The Tempest

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:54pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How does Shakespeare use the storm in The Tempest to portray the fear and
impact of outside forces on an exotic location? What are some ways in
which The Tempest could be read as a criticism of Colonial meddling? In
what way is this Colonial meddling rectified, such as when Prospero uses
his magic to return the outsiders to Italy? Connecticut Review is looking
for academic post-Colonial readings of The Tempest. Your work should be
2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu in
hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

CFP: [20th] Elevating the trivial in 21st Century fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:52pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How do 21st Century authors, such as Melissa Bank and Tobias Wolff, take
everyday observations and elevate them to give them literary weight? What
sorts of themes are focused on when such authors emphasize such trivial
everyday occurrences? Do these works of fiction represent the emergence
of a universal 21st Century literary voice? Connecticut Review is looking
for academic essays on how 21st Century fiction elevates the trivial.
Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to:
clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337

CFP: [Victorian] Images of children in 19th century British fiction

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:50pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How did 19th Century British authors, such as Charles Dickens, portray
images of children in their literary works? How does Dickens portray
children, as in Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, as characters caught
up in an economic and political class struggle? Does Dickens use these
images of children to personalize these class struggles? Connecticut
Review is looking for academic essays addressing the images of children
in 19th century British fiction. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000
words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send
2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street

CFP: [American] Representing mills and millworkers in New England literature

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:48pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How do such American literary works, such as Herman Melville's short
story, “The Tartarus of Maids,” portray mills and millworkers in
Industrial-era New England? How do authors, such as Melville and Louisa
May Alcott, incorporate these images of Industrialization into their
fiction? What themes are expressed through such industry-based
literature? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays addressing
the representation of mills and millworkers in New England literature.
Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to:
clermontm_at_easternct.edu in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Other in Caribbean diaspora literature

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:46pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How are “outsiders” to Caribe culture portrayed by such authors as
Jamaica Kincaid and Erna Brodber? How do literary works, such as
Kincaid’s Annie John, show how diaspora has created a sense of
displacement for those living in the Caribbean? Does such post-Colonial
literature represent a period of reclamation of identity for the peoples
of the Caribbean? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays
discussing the “other” in Caribbean diaspora literature. Your work
should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu
in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Other in Caribbean diaspora literature

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:46pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How are “outsiders” to Caribe culture portrayed by such authors as
Jamaica Kincaid and Erna Brodber? How do literary works, such as
Kincaid’s Annie John, show how diaspora has created a sense of
displacement for those living in the Caribbean? Does such post-Colonial
literature represent a period of reclamation of identity for the peoples
of the Caribbean? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays
discussing the “other” in Caribbean diaspora literature. Your work
should be 2,000 to 4,000 words. Submit work to: clermontm_at_easternct.edu
in hypertext form or send 2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office

CFP: [Religion] Special issue of Postscripts on Messianism

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 5:45pm
Jay Twomey

"Second Comings and Strange Goings On"

A call for papers for a special double issue of Postscripts: The Journal
of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds

Deadline: 2/1/09

Guest editor: Jay Twomey, University of Cincinnati
Journal editor: Elizabeth Castelli, Barnard College

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections SW/TX PCA/ACA

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 12:36pm
Elizabeth Festa

Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections
30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture
Association
Feb 25-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposals are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles,
Collectors, Collections Area. All proposals are welcome. We are
especially interested in papers that address the following areas:

* the intersections between literary/filmic/photographic techniques of
exhibition and curation and those of museums

* the intersections between professional and popular archival forms as
expressed through any medium

UPDATE: [Victorian] Final CFP for Tennyson's Futures 27-28 March 2009

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:10am
Gregory Tate

CALL FOR PAPERS

‘TENNYSON’S FUTURES’, 27-28 MARCH 2009, ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF
OXFORD

For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
-‘Locksley Hall’

I remember once in London the realization coming over me, of the whole of
its inhabitants lying horizontal a hundred years hence.
-Alfred Tennyson

UPDATE: [Medieval] Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

updated: 
Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 4:56am
Elizabeth Festa

Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections
30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture
Association
Feb 25-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposals are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles,
Collectors, Collections Area. All proposals are welcome. We are
especially interested in papers that address the following areas:

* the intersections between literary/filmic/photographic techniques of
exhibition and curation and those of museums

* the intersections between professional and popular archival forms as
expressed through any medium

CFP: [American] American Indians Today

updated: 
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 8:48pm
Richard L. Allen

Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2008
February 24-28, 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 29th
Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM. February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

CFP: [American] American Landscapes (11/15/08; ACCUTE, 05/23/09- 05/26/09)

updated: 
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 3:00pm
Jason Haslam

"American Landscapes"
ACCUTE Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 23-26, 2009
Joint ACCUTE/CAAS Session

"American Landscapes"
Submissions are invited for a joint session of ACCUTE and the Canadian
Association of American Studies (CAAS), on the topic of American
landscapes, literary and cultural. Topics could include, but are not
limited to:
- politics of place
- energy and environment
- redefining regions and/or the regional
- charting virtual landscapes
- the problematic of the "frontier" & disappearing frontiers
- territorial occupations and "homeland"
- exporting the homeland

CFP: [20th] Call for Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 12:10pm
Margarita Georgieva

The European Commission Stage 2008 Luxembourg Journal is looking for
sumbissions in the following areas:

1. multiculturalism, multilingualism

2. modern languages, language change and cultural diversity

3. relations between the USA and the EU

4. youth and the European Union

We accept interviews, short fiction, vulgarised academic articles,
journalistic writing, essays, social analysis papers. The length is
negotiable.

Persons interested are also invited to submit photography, doodles,
cartoons and other iconographic materials.

All submissions will be considered for publication. Material will be
reviewed by the Journal Committee. We offer publishing credit only.

CFP: [20th] Traveling from the Real/Virtual to the Virtual/Real and Back––ACLA

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 9:14pm
Edward A. Aiken

From: Edward A. Aiken <eaaiken_at_syr.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 21:21:55 -0400
Papers are invited for a seminar on Traveling from the Real/Virtual to the Virtual/Real and Back
at the Annual ACLA Conference 
March 26-29, 2009 
Harvard University.
A traveler to Las Vegas today might go precisely because the city offers the possibility of
“visiting” Mandalay, Egypt, New York City, Paris, Venice and other locations well beyond the state
of Nevada. A traveler to Paris in 1867 might have gone to the French capital precisely because
such a visit would have made it possible to attend the great Universal Exposition, which would

CFP: [Religion] Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:56pm
Ana Kothe

Call For Papers: Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Volume II. The editors of
The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave
2007) invite submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative
piecesâ€"short stories, poems, personal essaysâ€"on the topic of unruly
Catholic women, following a spirit of inquiry regarding the extent to which
the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts female unruliness. Also in
keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover varied geographic
and ethnic points of view. All submissions must be written in or
translated into English. Please send submissions of no longer than 5000

Pages