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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.

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

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:29pm
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: [Cultural-Historical] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:28pm
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: [20th] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:28pm
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: [American] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:22pm
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.

CFP: [Graduate] 22nd Annual GAFIS Symposium: (Un)Marked: Intersection of the Universal and Particular

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 6:49pm
Katy Prantil and Stephanie Spadaro

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual

GAFIS Symposium
Un)Marked:Intersection of the Universal and the Particular

April 3-4, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison

What lies at the intersection of the universal and the particular?

Culture--a phenomenon that is simultaneously universal and particular,
unmarked and marked.

Culture permeates all human interaction: every human society has a culture,
a language, a literature, a song, a dance, an art. Yet each culture is
simultaneously highly particular, unique, unlike the others.

CFP: [Renaissance] Private Parts: Early Modern Bodies, Spaces and Texts

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 4:27pm
Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the City University of New
York Graduate Center
invites abstract submissions for its annual conference:

Private Parts: Early Modern Bodies, Spaces and Texts
Friday, April 3, 2009

UPDATE: [Collections]

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 3:30pm
Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein

HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE LIVES: ANCIENT TO MODERN
EDITOR/S: Dr. Sharmain van Blommestein
DEADLINE: April 30th 2009

THEME:
The encyclopedia will condense and document “all” information related to
women’s reproductive lives (menstruation, birth, menopause etc) via
literature, history, and culture/pop culture from ancient to contemporary
times.

CFP: [Graduate] SENSE AND SUSTAINABLITY: Green approaches to reading (March 13-14, 2009)

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 2:47pm
CANADA––Montreal EGSS

University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
English Graduate Students Society

SENSE AND SUSTAINABLITY: Green approaches to reading (March 13-14, 2009)
http://www.egss-umontreal.org/colloquium/
http://www.egss-umontreal.org/colloquium/poster.html

DATES: Friday March 13- Saturday March 14, 2009
Département d'études anglaises
University of Montreal, Pavilion Jean-Coutu
http://www.umontreal.ca/plancampus/pavillons/pav21.html

CFP: [Film] The Future of Politics & Media (movement media e-journal; deadline 12/20/08)

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 2:23am
Bryce J. Renninger

Call For Papers: The Future of Politics & Media
Movement 1.2
 
In this historic presidential election, the interactions between media and
politics were as symbiotic as they perhaps have ever been. However,
virtually all interactions between the two can be seen as all three of the
biological types of symbiosis at once â€" mutualastic, parasitic, or
commensal. With various new media outlets and new movements in global,
national, and local politics, there is much work to be done on the most
effective ways to think about these interactions. The future of politics
and media is the subject of Issue 1.2 of Movement. Some potential questions:

CFP: [18th] SCSECS 2008, 2/5-2/8 2009

updated: 
Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 12:10am
Kathryn Stasio

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its annual conference in Corpus
Christi, Texas, February 5-8, 2009. Please submit proposals for "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the
Long Eighteenth Century" to Kathryn Stasio at kathryn.stasio_at_saintleo.edu by December 5. All
approaches, as long as they are interdisciplinary (art, music, history, philosophy, literature,
psychology, etc.) are welcome. The proposal should give a title, a short description, your name,
your academic affiliation, and contact information.

CFP: [Graduate] Interrogation Techniques: Law, Texts, Culture (grad) (2/16/09; 5/29-30/09)

updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 6:36pm
Chloe Riley

Interrogation Techniques: Law, Texts, Culture
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference, May 29-30, 2009

This interdisciplinary conference will interrogate the role of the law in
the production, content, dissemination, and critical reception of texts.
The relationship between legal and other discourses affects how cultures
and individuals perceive the world, and act on that perception. Law,
literature, and society intersect in diverse forms, from the Ten
Commandments to the political role of the novel in Victorian England, from
vigilante justice in revenge tragedies to the establishment of the Creative
Commons online.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Ireland on the Move

updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:31pm
Thomas C. Ware

Ireland On The Move
Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies Meeting
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
March 20-22, 2009
Submission Deadline Extended: Now December 15, 2008

The 19th Annual Southern Regional ACIS Meeting will be held March 20-22,
2009. The conference is being hosted by the University of Tennessee-
Chattanooga.
 
Proposals for papers that address the theme, "Ireland on the Move," should
be sent to:

Thomas C. Ware
Dept. of English 2703
615 McCallie Avenue
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598

 
Proposals should be around 250 words. Papers should be no more than 10
pages.

CFP: [20th] The Graphic Novel: Theory and Practice (Book)

updated: 
Friday, November 21, 2008 - 3:04pm
Robin S. Hammerman

All aspects of graphic novel theory and practice will be considered for an
essay anthology. Theoretical criticism may emphasize but is not limited
to feminist and/or cultural materialist approaches. Emphasis on practice
may include studies of teaching approaches with specific texts for courses
in literature and/or composition. Send inquiries or proposals (250-500
words and brief vita) by 15 January 2009 to Robin S. Hammerman
(rhammerm_at_stevens.edu).

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