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CFP: [American] Appalachian Studies PCA/ACA National Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 7:05pm
Dr. Leslie Worthington

Appalachian Studies

Call for Papers
Submission by November 30, 2008

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National
Conference
April 8 -11, 2009
New Orleans, LA

The Appalachian Studies Area of the PCA/ACA National Conference seeks to
further understanding of this unique and interesting location within the
United States and welcomes presentations covering a broad area of study.

Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

CFP: [Film] American independent cinema

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:54pm
Claire Molloy

American Independent Cinema
Past, Present and Future.

An international conference co-organised by Claire Molloy (Liverpool John
Moores University) and Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool).

May 8th- 10th 2009

Liverpool

In recent years the field of American independent cinema has enjoyed
particular critical attention. The publication of a number of studies on
the subject and the development of courses that examine American
independent cinema as a separate object of study from mainstream Hollywood
cinema has demonstrated that American independent cinema is a distinct
discursive category and therefore deserves to be explored in depth.

CFP: [Theory] The Dialectics of âGlobalâ and âLocal:â Cultures of Uneven Development (ACLA, 03/26-29/2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:12pm
Mathias Nilges

Globalization. Neoliberalism. Planetarities. Contemporary critical
discourse attempting to address the relationship between local
cultural/sociopolitical trends and global systemic developments is
frequently marked by the use of theoretical models that (by virtue of being
employed as means of simplification rather than complication) gradually
devolve into less and less rigorous shorthand systems. Polemically
over-used and theoretically under-developed discussions of "globalization"
and "neoliberalism" that point out that there is a link between global and
local and that stop at the vague suggestion that we can "trace the global
in the local" arguably help us little in the effort to concretely

CFP: [Victorian] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Religion] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Postcolonial] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Theory] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [African-American] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:42pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [American] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:42pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [20th] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:42pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Ethnic] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:38pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Renaissance] Andrew Marvell

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:02pm
Timothy Raylor

Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

5-7 March 2009, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Deadline: 1 December 2008

CFP: [18th] NeMLA/ New Directions in 18th-Century Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 1:44pm
Cecilia Feilla

Call for Papers

Northeast Modern Language Association
40th Annual Convention
Boston, Massachusetts
February 26 - March 1, 2009

Panel on "New Directions in Eighteenth-Century Studies"

What new insights, approaches, and paradigms can be proposed for the
21st-century study of 18th-century literature? What influences,
discoveries, technologies, and/or dialogues (interdisciplinary,
international, etc.) are shaping the future of the field? Papers are
invited on any subject that addresses new directions for the study and
teaching of 18th-century literature and culture.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Companion to Romanticism (collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 1:33pm
Andrew Maunder

Facts on File: Companion to Romanticism
Contributors are sought for the above reference book (due for publication
in early 2009) which aims to cover British and European authors/works in
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."
Topics include:
Author biographies and bibliographies (Blake, Wordsworth Byron etc, as
well as lesser-known male and female writers)
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.
Contributors will be asked to write analytical essays of varying length
(500-2000 words). Deadline: 31 January 2009.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Boston Marriages: "New Women" from Henry James to David Mamet (9/22; NEMLA 2/26-3/1/09)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 12:07pm
Donald P. Gagnon

This panel seeks to address concepts in twentieth century articulations
of the "Boston Marriage." Topics welcome in prose, drama and poetry, and
hybrid approaches are welcome. Please send abstracts of 250 words, in
MSWord format, by the extended deadline of 9/21/09 to Dr. Donald P.
Gagnon at GagnonD_at_wcsu.edu or DonnEng_at_aol.com.

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CFP: [Gender Studies] Seminar on 'The Male Empire under the Female Gaze'

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 11:48am
Susmita Roye

The Male Empire under the Female Gaze
 
Call for Papers
Annual ACLA Conference
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University

Papers are invited for an ACLA seminar on “The Male Empire under the Female
Gaze”.

Imperialism is undeniably a male-oriented and male-dominated affair.
However, the ‘female’ element in the process cannot and should not be
overlooked. The womenfolk made their own contribution â"€ seemingly
insignificant, yet indispensable in reality â"€ to the construction and
consolidation of the Empire. Mary Procida rightly reminds us that the
‘empire may have been masculine, but it certainly was not exclusively male’.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Deep Dish: Camp, Verbal Revenge, and the art of the Literary Snap Queen [NEMLA] 2009

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 2:30am
reginald a. wilburn

This proposed panel seeks papers that will analyze the "deep dish"
of "literary snap queens" in American literature, drama, or cinema. The
term "snap queen" generally refers to effeminate queer identities, who
wield words as subversive weapons against established authority. "Deep
dish" signifies linguistic acts laced with camp appeal and witticisms.
The discourse may be specifically rooted in gossip, routine conversation,
or instances of repartee, and its practice is not confined to queer
identities. Thus, characters possesing a camp appeal or the authors and
playwrights who give them their lines and personas may serve as points of
inquiry toward analyzing the verbal art and "deep dish" of literary snap

CFP: [Renaissance] Designing the Renaissance at CEA 2009

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 2:19am
Lynne Simpson and Kerri Tom

Designing the Renaissance
College English Association
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 Designing the
Renaissance for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s
70th anniversary.

CFP: [Professional] Intelligent Design: Assessment, Accountability, and Learning Outcomes at CEA 2009

updated: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 2:17am
Lynne M. Simpson

Intelligent Design: Assessment, Accountability, and Learning Outcomes
College English Association
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 Intelligent Design:
Assessment, Accountability, and Learning Outcomes for our 40th annual
conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.

CFP: [Collections] Digital Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 11:43pm
Thomas Apperley

Call for Papers
Digital Culture & Education (DCE) is currently seeking manuscripts for the
inaugural issue to be launched early in 2009. We invite submission of
manuscripts for peer-revision that follow the guidelines below. Please note
the deadline for the first issue is November 15, 2008. Manuscripts or works
received after this date will be considered for subsequent issues. For
further inquiries and submission of work, send an email to
editor_at_digitalcultureandeducation.com

UPDATE: [Film] Call for Papers for edited volume

updated: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 9:16pm
M. Elise Marubbio

Contributions are sought for a book project that provides a Native voice
and/or an American Indian Studies approach to teaching key issues
surrounding producing, accessing, and using Native American film and media
imagery. The primary goal of this project is to: highlight Native responses
to representation in popular culture; spotlight a growing Indigenous
aesthetic and media community; create a model for critiquing Indigenous
representation from an Indigenous perspective that is readily accessible to
film courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Film Studies,
and American Indian/Indigenous Studies; and provide access to Native media,

UPDATE: [Victorian] NEMLA 2009: Victorians Down Under

updated: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:40pm
Christie Harner

Panel: Victorians Down Under

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Feb. 26-March 1, 2009

Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [American] Gilman and Visual Culture (12/1/2008; ALA 2009)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:38pm
Peter Betjemann

Gilman and Visual Culture: Beyond the “Florid Arabesque”

American Literature Association 20th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2009
The Westin Copley Place - Boston, MA

In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s corpus, “The Yellow Wall-Paper” may only be
the most obvious example of the relays between visual surfaces, politics,
décor, and words. From visual surfaces very clearly detailed (the titular
object in “The Rocking-Chair,” for instance) to visual information left
rather hazy (certain architectural details of Herland), Gilman used her
ekphrastic powers creatively and to various literary and political
effects.

CFP: [Science] Literature and Science

updated: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:03pm
Ian Ferris Roberts

The Literature and Science Area of the American Culture Association
invites submissions for the 2009 PCA/ACA National Conference, to be held
in New Orleans from Apr. 8 through Apr. 11.

Interpretive papers focusing on the representation or integration of
science in specific literary texts are especially encouraged. However,
proposals dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
Literature and Science are welcome. Related topics include:

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