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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

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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

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

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:55pm
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

CFP: [General] Federation Rhetoric Symposium - February 6, 2009 - Commerce, TX

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:08pm
Brandi Westmoreland

Memory: Rhetoric’s Forgotten Canon

***Open to faculty, graduates, independent scholars, and undergraduates***

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2009
Texas A&M University-Commerce
February 6, 2009

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2008
Acceptance Notification: December 31, 2008

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.” â€"Cicero, De Oratore

UPDATE: [Collections] Extended deadline: Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship (10/31/08)

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 4:46pm
Michelle Veenstra

* Deadline has been extended to October 31, 2008 *

Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its
Spring 2009 issue.

As a resource for young scholars new to the field of transatlantic
studies, Atlantikos is particularly interested in publishing the work of
advanced graduate students and new professors. We encourage submissions
that join an ongoing conversation about the current status and evolution
of transatlantic scholarship, both generally and in relation to specific
texts, figures, and concepts.

CFP: [Children] Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece and Rome in Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 4:21pm
Owen Hodkinson

Call for papers: Asterisks and Obelisks: Greece and Rome in Children’s
Literature.
University of Wales Lampeter, 6-10 July 2009.
Organisers: Helen Lovatt (Nottingham); Owen Hodkinson (Lampeter).

Keynote speakers: Prof. Edith Hall, RHUL
                        Prof. Sheila Murnaghan, Pennsylvania
                        Prof. Deborah Roberts, Haverford College

Children’s authors confirmed as participating:

Michael Cadnum (author of many versions of classical myths based on Ovid
Metamorphoses)
Lucy Coats (Atticus the storyteller’s Greek myths)
Caroline Lawrence (the Roman Mysteries series),

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2008

CFP: [Collections] Ray Bradbury reference book

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 3:49pm
Jeff Soloway

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book on
Ray Bradbury, focusing on critical analysis of his works. The ideal author
will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Hughes's life and works, and an
ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in both high school
and college. This large project (250,000-300,000 words) must be completed
within two years. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines will be required.
If interested please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Keats, Chaos, Canada: A Study of the Postcolonial Scramble

updated: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 10:32am
SYED ZAMANAT ABBAS

The paper intends to trace a commonality among a lesser known work of art,
John Keats’ unfinished epic poem HYPERION, and the recent changes in the
critical stands of contemporary literary theorists such as Benitez Rojo,
Brantlinger, or for that matter Derrida with that of the cartographical
manifestation of a well known phenomena much read by the second half of
the postcolonial studies exponents such as Said or Bhabha. The paper
states that the outcome of man’s actions is chaos, here man is the man who
bears the ‘burden’ not the ones who cannot ‘speak’. The paper also takes
into its purview the Hellenistic flaw that Keats wishes to neutralize in

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