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UPDATE: [American] American Writers, Twilight Years

updated: 
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 12:23pm
Dr. Jeffrey Hotz

American Writers During Their Twilight Years: "Final" Works from
America's First Three Generations

This collection of essays will focus on the "final" or “late” works of
important American authorsâ€"authors whose major works were written in the
nineteenth century or the early twentieth century and whose life spans
and literary careers were long enough for the writers to have lived
through, at least, two major literary movements. The writers who
published in the twentieth century will be limited to authors who grew
up, from birth to early adulthood, in the nineteenth century.

UPDATE: [International] TRANSNATIONALISM AND VISUAL CULTURE IN BRITAIN: ÃMIGRÃS AND MIGRANTS 1933 TO 1956

updated: 
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 10:59am
Tobias Hochscherf

Call for Papers
TRANSNATIONALISM AND VISUAL CULTURE IN BRITAIN: ÉMIGRÉS AND MIGRANTS 1933
TO 1956
9-11 September 2009
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Second-round deadline for proposals: 19 January 2009

Keynotes:

Dr Marian Malet
(Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, University of London)

Brigitte Mayr and Michael Omasta
(Synema - Gesellschaft für Film und Medien, Vienna)

CFP: [General] Call for CEA at MLA Panel Submissions

updated: 
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 8:51am
Karen.Lentz.Madison_at_virgo.sas.upenn.edu,

Call for MLA/CEA Panel Submissions

Do you have an idea for a panel to represent CEA at the 2010 MLA
Conference? If so, send your a proposal to kmadison_at_uark.edu, written in
the form of a call for papers. CEA board members will consider all
submissions and decide on two panels at our winter board meeting in
mid-January.

At that point, should your proposal be chosen, you'll call for presentation
submissions in the UPenn CFP listing and notify MLA/CEA membership, as well
as reminding potential participants that membership in both groups is
required. You'll submit your panel to MLA by its due date in the spring.

Some of our previous CEA/MLA panels include the following:

UPDATE: [American] Deadline Extended––American Studies Area SW/TX PCA/ACA 2009 Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 2:59am
Paul D. Reich

Call for Papers: American Studies area

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture / American Culture Associations

30th Annual Conference, February 24-28, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt
Regency downtown. Further details about the conference are available at http://swtxpca.org.

CFP: [20th] Visual Arts of the West â SW/TX PCA ACA (12/15/08; 2/25-28/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 11:12pm
Phi Heldrich

CFP: Visual Arts of the West â€" SW/TX Popular & American Culture
Associations (12/15/08; Albuquerque 2/25-28/09)

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008

Online: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

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

CFP: [General] Undergraduate Conference for Critical and Creative Engagement: Open Topic

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 10:33pm
Michelle Parkinson

Undergraduate Conference for Critical and Creative Engagement: Open
Topic (10/2/2009)

This third annual undergraduate academic and creative conference at
University of Wisconsin â€" River Falls invites students from all majors to
present critical papers on literature, and creative writing on any
topic.

Presentation time â€" which may consist of the reading of a creative work
or works, the reading of a paper, a poster presentation and discussion,
or a more formal “talk” â€" is limited to fifteen minutes; presentations
will be clustered into one-hour panels to allow time for thematic
discussion after the presentations. Panel proposals are also welcome.

CFP: [General] Visual Arts of the West (12/15; SWPCA Albuquerque 2/25-28/08)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 10:32pm
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Visual Arts of the West - 30th Anniversary of the Southwest/Texas
Popular & American Culture Associations

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2008

Online: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

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

UPDATE: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (12/15/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 10:01pm
Diana Dominguez

Special Announcement: Priority Registration Rate has been extended to
December 1, 2008. Send in your submissions now to get accepted before
the December 1 deadline for the lower priority registration rate.
Registration rate goes up after December 1.

Final Deadline for proposals has been extended to â€" December 15, 2008
Please note there will be no submission date extensions! Get your
proposals in now â€" space filling up fast at the conference hotel.

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

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] HEART OF THE CITY: BLACK URBAN LIFE ON 'THE WIRE'

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 9:57pm
Paul Farber

HEART OF THE CITY: BLACK URBAN LIFE ON 'THE WIRE'

January 29-30, 2009
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sponsored by
The Black Humanities Collective
and The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies

***
Reminders/Updates:

ABSTRACTS/PROPOSALS DUE ON DECEMBER 1: Please email to
heartofthecityconference_at_gmail.com

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED:
http://sitemaker.umich.edu/heart_of_the_city/heart_of_the_city

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE GUESTS: Clark Johnson (Director,"Gus Haynes") and Sonja
Sohn ("Kima Greggs")

***

HEART OF THE CITY: BLACK URBAN LIFE ON 'THE WIRE'

CFP: [Victorian] Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:24pm
Kate Ashley

“The Paradise of the Learned”: Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-
Century Literature

‘The remark was sufficient to withdraw Jude’s attention from the
imaginative world he had lately inhabited, in which an abstract
figure ... was steeping his mind in a sublimation of the arts and
sciences, and making his calling and election sure to a seat in the
paradise of the learned’ (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure).

CFP: [Collections] Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:20pm
Kate Ashley

“The Paradise of the Learned”: Interdisciplinary Education in Nineteenth-
Century Literature

‘The remark was sufficient to withdraw Jude’s attention from the
imaginative world he had lately inhabited, in which an abstract
figure ... was steeping his mind in a sublimation of the arts and
sciences, and making his calling and election sure to a seat in the
paradise of the learned’ (Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure).

UPDATE: [Professional] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:16pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Collections] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:15pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:15pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [General] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:14pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:14pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:13pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Theory] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:13pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [20th] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:12pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

CFP: [American] Willa Cather at the ALA: 5/2009

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 2:16pm
John Swift

Call for Papers on Willa Cather: ALA 2009, May 21-24, Boston

The Willa Cather Foundation is now seeking 20-minute papers for
presentation in two panels devoted specifically to Cather scholarship at
the American Literature Association meeting in Boston, May 21-24, 2009.

Topics: We seek the best and most innovative of ongoing Cather
scholarship, and all topics and approaches are welcomed. Papers may also
be considered for publication in the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review,
at their authors' discretion.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Submission deadline extended to December 1: Natures Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:33am
Lora Geriguis

**Abstract deadline EXTENDED to December 1, 2008**

The Natures Conference, open to graduate students in all areas of
humanities research, will be held at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA)
on February 20, 2009. Proposals for 20 minute paper presentations on a
wide range of topics broadly related to the theme of “NATURES:
Authenticity, Artificiality, and Authorship” are invited.

CFP: [Ethnic] WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:43pm
Zoe Meleo-Erwin

WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon
 
Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a
boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. In our
historical moment, the meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment for reimagining a wide
range of issues related to citizenship, such as national and transnational allegiances and
identities in a globalized world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of

CFP: [General] WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:42pm
Zoe Meleo-Erwin

WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon
 
Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a
boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. In our
historical moment, the meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment for reimagining a wide
range of issues related to citizenship, such as national and transnational allegiances and
identities in a globalized world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of

CFP: [Postcolonial] WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:42pm
Zoe Meleo-Erwin

WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon
 
Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a
boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. In our
historical moment, the meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment for reimagining a wide
range of issues related to citizenship, such as national and transnational allegiances and
identities in a globalized world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of

CFP: [Gender Studies] WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:42pm
Zoe Meleo-Erwin

WSQ Call for Papers: special issue on Citizenship
Guest Editors: Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon
 
Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a
boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. In our
historical moment, the meanings of citizenship in relation to feminist thinking about gender,
sexuality, race and nation are far from straightforward. This is a moment for reimagining a wide
range of issues related to citizenship, such as national and transnational allegiances and
identities in a globalized world, statelessness and asylum, claims to the rights and protections of

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers

Please note: EXTENDED DEADLINE â€" January 15, 2009

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at
robert.tally_at_txstate.edu by January 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [Religion] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers

Please note: EXTENDED DEADLINE â€" January 15, 2009

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at
robert.tally_at_txstate.edu by January 15, 2008.

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