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CFP: [General] Literature and War (11/1/2008-3/26-28/2009)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:25pm
Meg Woolbright

Call for Papers, Literature and War at CEA 2009

70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and
War for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th
anniversary.

War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap
between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will
use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: [American] Literature and War

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:20pm
Meg Woolbright

Call for Papers, Literature and War at CEA 2009

70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and
War for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th
anniversary.

War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap
between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will
use literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not
limited to:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:09pm
Annie McClanahan

CALL FOR PAPERSâ€"GRADUATE CONFERENCE

“Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture”

The Interdisciplinary Marxism Working Group at UC Berkeley invites graduate
students and independent scholars in the humanities and social sciences to
submit proposals for a conference, taking place on Friday March 6 and
Saturday March 7, 2009 at UC Berkeley, on economy and culture in the
post-WW2 era.

CFP: [20th] Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:09pm
Annie McClanahan

CALL FOR PAPERSâ€"GRADUATE CONFERENCE

“Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture”

The Interdisciplinary Marxism Working Group at UC Berkeley invites graduate
students and independent scholars in the humanities and social sciences to
submit proposals for a conference, taking place on Friday March 6 and
Saturday March 7, 2009 at UC Berkeley, on economy and culture in the
post-WW2 era.

CFP: [Graduate] Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:08pm
Annie McClanahan

CALL FOR PAPERSâ€"GRADUATE CONFERENCE

“Crisis, Contradiction, Contestation: Postwar Economy and Culture”

The Interdisciplinary Marxism Working Group at UC Berkeley invites graduate
students and independent scholars in the humanities and social sciences to
submit proposals for a conference, taking place on Friday March 6 and
Saturday March 7, 2009 at UC Berkeley, on economy and culture in the
post-WW2 era.

CFP: [American] Comics and the American South (Essay collection, 12/15/08 [abstracts])

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 3:33pm
Brannon Costello

With the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis, Batman's Gotham City, and
Chris Ware's Chicago dominating the storytelling landscape of American
comics, vivid images of southern life and culture are often overlooked. In
response, the editors of COMICS AND THE AMERICAN SOUTH seek essays that
demonstrate how familiar debates in southern literature surrounding race,
class, sexuality, religion, and regional identity find new expression in
serial comic books, graphic novels, editorial cartoons, webcomics, and
newspaper strips. We also seek essays that demonstrate how integrating
comics scholarship into southern studies might alter the terms of those

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 2:36pm
Eileen Medeiros

Call for Proposals

Johnson & Wales University
12th Annual Cassola Conference on Teaching Communication
Friday, April 3, 2009

Exploring New Worlds: Teaching Communication in the 21st Century
This year we are pleased to have travel writer Rosemary Mahoney give the
keynote address at the 12th annual Cassola Conference on Teaching
Communication to be held on April 3, 2009, at Johnson & Wales University in
Providence, R.I. Mahoney is the author of several books, including Down the
Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff, which appeared on the New York Times
list of 100 notable books of 2007.

CFP: [International] The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 2:32pm
Jeff Thoss

The Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media: Forms, Functions,
and Attempts at Explanation

Date: October 1-3, 2009
Venue: University of Graz, Austria

The aim of this symposium is to elucidate the current ‘metareferential
turn’ in the arts and media (high ‘meta-art’ as well as ‘meta-pop’) from
both a functional and a cultural-historical perspective.

CFP: [Film] Cinema and Childhood

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 1:45pm
Burlin Barr

Looking for essays for a two-volume series on depictions of childhood and adolescence in
international cinema. We encourage theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches that include
serious scholarship in the following areas: cinema studies, children’s literature, adolescent
literature, and the history, psychology, and philosophy of childhood and adolescence. Essays should
offer close analyses of film texts from different national, transnational, historical, and multicultural
perspectives. Interested in different varieties of film: documentary, nonfiction, experimental, and
narrative.

CFP: [Children] Childhood and Cinema

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 1:44pm
Burlin Barr

Looking for essays for a two-volume series on depictions of childhood and adolescence in
international cinema. We encourage theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches that include
serious scholarship in the following areas: cinema studies, children’s literature, adolescent
literature, and the history, psychology, and philosophy of childhood and adolescence. Essays should
offer close analyses of film texts from different national, transnational, historical, and multicultural
perspectives. Interested in different varieties of film: documentary, nonfiction, experimental, and
narrative.

CFP: [Film] Ol3Media [e-Journal University Roma 3]

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:54am
Barbara Maio

Ol3Media is the new e-journal edited by Radio&Tv Master, Department of Spettacolo e
Comunicazione, University Roma 3.
The journal is published every 3 months (march, june, september, december).
We invite now submissions that address cinema, television, new media, cross-disciplinary topics
for the next issue.
The essay should be between 2.000/3.000 words. The essay can be in Italian or English but the
publications will be in Italian.
Next deadline 17 november 2008
Next publications 10 december 2008
Web site: http://host.uniroma3.it/riviste/Ol3Media/
Blog: http://ol3media.blogspot.com/

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Prosody: Special Issue of *Victorian Poetry*

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:03am
Yisrael Levin

"What form is best for poems?" asks Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her
verse-novel Aurora Leigh. Recent years have shown a growing number of
scholars interested in investigating the cultural, political, historical,
and aesthetic significance of Victorian prosody. For a special issue of
*Victorian Poetry*, we invite papers that focus on Victorian approaches
toward the study of English prosody as a discourse distinct from both
Classical and Romantic prosody. The subject of prosody touches on Victorian
concerns about Englishness, education, music, linguistics, neurology,
physiology, mathematics, geology, philosophy, and even military science;

CFP: [20th] CFP: Hemispheric American studies, New Southern studies (ASA Panel 2009)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 1:25am
Sharada Balachandran-Orihuela

I am a doctoral student in the English department at the University of
California, Davis and I am interested in putting together a panel for the
American Studies Association Conference in 2009. I would like this panel
to question the geographic and symbolic boundaries of American studies
through the use of Hemispheric American studies and New Southern studies.
By way of getting this conversation started, I would like to present a few
informal “definitions” of Hemispheric American studies and New Southern
studies.

CFP: [Victorian] Boundaries and boundary violation in 19th Century American literature

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 11:32pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How did 19th Century American authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe and
Nathaniel Hawthorne, challenge the boundaries of storytelling within
their works? How did 19th Century authors challenge what was
considered “acceptable” and “suitable” subject matter by portraying
characters that were insane and/or morally corrupt? How did the
shattering of these boundaries aid in the emergence of the realism found
in 20th Century literature? Connecticut Review is looking for academic
essays that address the boundaries and boundary violations in 19th
Century American 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:

CFP: [Collections] Transformation in Russian realist literature

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 11:31pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

What did Fyodor Dostoevsky contribute to the progression of Russian
realist literature through his novels, such as “The Idiot”? What are some
of the risks Dostoevsky took by portraying a misanthropic main character
in “Notes from Underground”? How do Gogol’s works, such as “The
Overcoat,” act as a bridge between the romanticist and realist periods in
Russian literature? Where is the influence of “The Overcoat” seen in
Dostoevsky’s work? Connecticut Review is looking for academic essays that
address the transformation in Russian realist 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:

CFP: [Film] The role of class in Latin American films

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 11:28pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How do Latin American film makers portray the class struggle through
politically charged topics? For example, does a film like “El Norte”
idealize the class struggle, over-sentimentalizing the situations faced
by immigrants, or is it a fair representation? Or does a film such
as “Amores Perros” more accurately portray the class struggle through its
emphasis on tragedy and brutality? How does the film “Maria Full of
Grace” personalize the efforts made by Latino women to overcome the
financial and political trappings of being poor? Connecticut Review is
looking for academic essays that address how Latin American films and
filmmakers address the roles of class. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000

CFP: [Postcolonial] Migration, Border, and the Nation-State (4/9-4/11/09)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:08pm
John Hawley

CFP: Migration, Border, and the Nation-State (4/9-4/11/09)

The 2009 Joint Conference on “Migration, Border, and the Nation-State” co-
hosted by the United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and
Language Studies and Texas Tech University Comparative Literature
Program

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

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 8:18pm
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: [Collections] Domestic Violence in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 7:51pm
Judith Broome

I continue to seek submissions for an edited collection of essays
treating domestic violence in the long eighteenth century. Before there
was a category called "domestic violence," there were behaviors, ways of
speaking, issues of control, legal categories, economic conditions, and
occupational relationships that bordered on violence. The essays I seek
will consider early ways of representing, thinking and talking about what
will later be called domestic violence. I am especially interested in
essays that treat non-Western cultures, and/or medical, legal, or
religious ways of considering this topic.

CFP: [18th] SCSECS, 5-8 Feb 2009 - Galveston TX (15 Dec 08)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 7:40pm
Judith Broome

Papers are sought for a panel on "Desperate Housewives in the 18th-
Century Novel" (desperate husbands also considered).

Please send a 150-word abstract, email preferred, to broomej1_at_wpunj.edu
by 15 Dec 2008.

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

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