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CFP: [Collections] Ray Bradbury reference book

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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

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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

UPDATE: [18th] "Before Environmentalism" Conference at UCSB

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:15pm
Catherine Zusky

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara
invites paper proposals for our 2009 Winter Conference, "Before
Environmentalism." The conference will take place on Friday, March 6,
2009 at UCSB.

CFP: [Renaissance] SCSC Geneva 2009: The European Context of Spenser's Poetry

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:06pm
Ayesha Ramachandran

Scott Lucas and Ayesha Ramachandran are hoping to put together a panel
on Spenser's poetry for the 2009 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference,
which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 28-30, 2009. In
keeping with the location of this year's SCSC, our panel is titled "The
European Context of Spenser's Poetry." We are defining the topic
broadly and welcome any proposal investigating the influence of medieval
or Renaissance continental European literature or thought upon the
poetry of Edmund Spenser (or, perhaps, the influence of Spenser's verse
upon the poetry of continental Europe).

CFP: [Film] Mediterranean Film and TV beyond America

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:24pm
Nicholas Potamitis

Call For Papers

A Special Issue of the New Review of Film and Television Studies : "Appropriation/ Antagonism/
Alternatives: Mediterranean Film and TV beyond America", Autumn 2010

Guest Editors: Dr. Daniela Treveri-Gennari (Oxford Brookes, UK) Dr. Nick Potamitis (Birmingham,
UK)

UPDATE: [Collections] All Topics (23/2/2009, journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 4:51pm
Boldizsár Fejérvári

The AnaChronisT,

a peer-reviewed yearbook published by the Department of English Studies,
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary,

invites research papers, book reviews, and interviews on literatures in
English for its next issue, to be published in 2009. All topics
pertaining to English-language literatures and cultures are eligible.
Papers are to be submitted by the extended deadline, Monday, 23 February 2009.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as
well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] [ACLA 2009 Seminar:] Asian Heroic Narratives in the Global Context (11/3/08; ACLA, 3/26-29/09)

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:36pm
Hongmei Sun

This panel invites papers that examine the transformation of images of the
heroic in Asian narratives when they evolve in interactions with other
cultures, growing in a new cultural space. We are specially interested in
exploring the change in the representation of a hero/heroine: what it
represents traditionally and what it means today when local cultures are
faced with global influences. Traditional heroic narratives of Asian origin
often flourish with offshoots, being adapted to a variety of modern media,
and probably revised to contemporary settings. While these narratives are
alive, the heroes/heroines in them are also living heroes/heroines. We

CFP: [20th] Globalisation and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:17pm
Glennis Byron

CFP: Globalisation and the Gothic
University of Stirling, Scotland
28-29 July 2009

The AHRC Global Gothic Network, in association with the University of
Stirling, Scotland, invites proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on
the topic of ‘Globalisation and the Gothic’. Our main concerns are with the
various ways gothic productions from around the world have engaged with the
politics of globalisation, the production of gothic in a global
marketplace, and the ways in which globalisation has led to the production
of new forms of Gothic and to a plethora of appropriations and adaptations.

CFP: [General] Globalisation and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:17pm
Glennis Byron

CFP: Globalisation and the Gothic
University of Stirling, Scotland
28-29 July 2009

The AHRC Global Gothic Network, in association with the University of
Stirling, Scotland, invites proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on
the topic of ‘Globalisation and the Gothic’. Our main concerns are with the
various ways gothic productions from around the world have engaged with the
politics of globalisation, the production of gothic in a global
marketplace, and the ways in which globalisation has led to the production
of new forms of Gothic and to a plethora of appropriations and adaptations.

CFP: [International] Globalisation and the Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:15pm
Glennis Byron

CFP: Globalisation and the Gothic
University of Stirling, Scotland
28-29 July 2009

The AHRC Global Gothic Network, in association with the University of
Stirling, Scotland, invites proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on
the topic of ‘Globalisation and the Gothic’. Our main concerns are with the
various ways gothic productions from around the world have engaged with the
politics of globalisation, the production of gothic in a global
marketplace, and the ways in which globalisation has led to the production
of new forms of Gothic and to a plethora of appropriations and adaptations.

CFP: [Victorian] Swinburne: A Centenary Conference

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:02pm
Catherine Maxwell

‘Swinburne: A Centenary Conference’

Proposals for papers are invited for a conference marking the hundredth anniversary of
Swinburne’s death. ‘Swinburne: A Centenary Conference’ will take place in the Institute of English
Studies, Senate House (London) on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of July, 2009.

CFP: [Poetry] Glossator 3: Commentaries on the poems of J.H. Prynne

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:27pm
Ryan Dobran

Glossator 3: Commentaries on the Poems of J.H. Prynne
Call for Proposals

In darkness by day we must press on,
giddy at the tilt of a negative crystal.
                                J.H. Prynne

CFP: [Theatre] Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:56pm
Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for an Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

All proposals will receive serious consideration, but essays based on any
of the following themes or theoretical perspectives are especially welcome:
 
performance theory and/or practice
African-American drama
stage vs. page
comparative
interdisciplinary
cultural studies
gender and sexuality
style
tradition and modernity/postmodernity
politics
experimental / popular

Please submit abstracts or essays, along with a brief CV, by December 15,
2008 to Greg Miller at: <gleonmiller_at_gmail.com>. Completed essays will be
due June 2009.

CFP: [African-American] Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:56pm
Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for an Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

All proposals will receive serious consideration, but essays based on any
of the following themes or theoretical perspectives are especially welcome:
 
performance theory and/or practice
African-American drama
stage vs. page
comparative
interdisciplinary
cultural studies
gender and sexuality
style
tradition and modernity/postmodernity
politics
experimental / popular

Please submit abstracts or essays, along with a brief CV, by December 15,
2008 to Greg Miller at: <gleonmiller_at_gmail.com>. Completed essays will be
due June 2009.

CFP: [American] Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:55pm
Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for an Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

All proposals will receive serious consideration, but essays based on any
of the following themes or theoretical perspectives are especially welcome:
 
performance theory and/or practice
African-American drama
stage vs. page
comparative
interdisciplinary
cultural studies
gender and sexuality
style
tradition and modernity/postmodernity
politics
experimental / popular

Please submit abstracts or essays, along with a brief CV, by December 15,
2008 to Greg Miller at: <gleonmiller_at_gmail.com>. Completed essays will be
due June 2009.

CFP: [20th] Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:55pm
Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for an Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

All proposals will receive serious consideration, but essays based on any
of the following themes or theoretical perspectives are especially welcome:
 
performance theory and/or practice
African-American drama
stage vs. page
comparative
interdisciplinary
cultural studies
gender and sexuality
style
tradition and modernity/postmodernity
politics
experimental / popular

Please submit abstracts or essays, along with a brief CV, by December 15,
2008 to Greg Miller at: <gleonmiller_at_gmail.com>. Completed essays will be
due June 2009.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Pakistan Workshop

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:08am
Claire Chambers

The Pakistan Workshop
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘DREAMS, VISIONS AND NIGHTMARES: BETWEEN THE IMAGINED
AND THE REAL’

The Pakistan Workshop
8-10th May 2009 â€" Rook How, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
Contact email address: PakistanWorkshop_at_googlemail.com

CFP: [Graduate] National Black Graduate Student Association 21st Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 4:35am
Crystal S Thomas

The National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) is seeking
proposals for papers, posters, panels, and workshops that relate to our
conference theme: Engaged, Empowered, Expect It! How does your research
uncover or assert modes of engagement and/or empowerment? We are
interested in scholarship from all academic approaches that explores any
aspect of this question. Visit www.nbgsa.org and click on "national
conference" for more details on submission guidelines and topics
supporting the theme. Our 21st Annual NBGSA Conference will be held
March 11-15, 2009 in downtown Houston, Texas, at the Doubletree Hotel and

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