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CFP: [Gender Studies] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 â 3/22/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:44pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Gaming Theory and
Culture for the 30th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 30 is on time and the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 18 - 22, 2009 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 â 3/22/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:44pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Gaming Theory and
Culture for the 30th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 30 is on time and the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 18 - 22, 2009 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

CFP: [Theory] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 â 3/22/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:44pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Gaming Theory and
Culture for the 30th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 30 is on time and the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 18 - 22, 2009 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

CFP: [General] Anne Rice––PCA/ACA Conference (2009; New Orleans)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:33pm
Patrick McAleer

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area of the Popular Culture
Association is seeking papers focused on the fiction and films of Anne
Rice for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association Conference to be held April 8-11, 2009 in New Orleans.

CFP: [General] Buffy the Vampire Slayer––PCA/ACA Conference (2009; New Orleans)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4:32pm
Patrick McAleer

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area of the Popular Culture
Association is seeking papers specifically focused on the television
series Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the Joint National Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held April 8-11,
2009 in New Orleans.

CFP: [Graduate] Conference on Global Film (10/1/2008; 3/5-8/2009)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 2:35pm
William Verrone

The University of North Alabama Conference on Global Film invites
proposals on any aspect of world cinema. Proposals should consider some
area of the intersection among film, society, and culture, exploring
films as social and historical artifacts of the culture and nation from
which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing,
shaping, and re-imagining issues of nationhood, nationality, and
transnationalism.

Papers may take a single film focus or make comparative considerations,
and can take a theoretical or historical approach. Examples or suggested
topics might include papers that examine the following areas in a single
film, several films, or national cinemas:

CFP: [Film] Classical Representations in Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 2:34pm
Kirsten Day

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
The Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture
Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL
REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE (formerly entitled “Classical Myths in
Recent Literature and Film”) at the 30th Annual meeting to be held February
24-28, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque,
New Mexico.

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture
are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are
particularly welcome:

CFP: [Film] Conference on Global Film

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 2:32pm
William Verrone

The University of North Alabama Conference on Global Film invites
proposals on any aspect of world cinema. Proposals should consider some
area of the intersection among film, society, and culture, exploring
films as social and historical artifacts of the culture and nation from
which they arise, as well as the role played by film in constructing,
shaping, and re-imagining issues of nationhood, nationality, and
transnationalism.

Papers may take a single film focus or make comparative considerations,
and can take a theoretical or historical approach. Examples or suggested
topics might include papers that examine the following areas in a single
film, several films, or national cinemas:

CFP: [American] The South in Contemporary Film - Collection (10/1/08; 6/31/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 12:01pm
Andrew Leiter

This is a call for new essays for an edited collection on representations
of the South and southerners in films produced since 1970. Topics might
include (but are not limited to) southerners “abroad,” “foreigners” in the
South, commercialization of southern culture, issues of authenticity and
exploitation, environment and ecology, complications of traditional
southern images, and developing trends in gender and/or racial
representations. Submissions considering independent or popular films are
welcome. By October 1, 2008, please send 300-500 word abstracts, a short
CV, and contact information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College,
at leiter_at_lycoming.edu.

CFP: [Collections] The South in Contemporary Film - Collection (10/1/08; 6/31/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 12:01pm
Andrew Leiter

This is a call for new essays for an edited collection on representations
of the South and southerners in films produced since 1970. Topics might
include (but are not limited to) southerners “abroad,” “foreigners” in the
South, commercialization of southern culture, issues of authenticity and
exploitation, environment and ecology, complications of traditional
southern images, and developing trends in gender and/or racial
representations. Submissions considering independent or popular films are
welcome. By October 1, 2008, please send 300-500 word abstracts, a short
CV, and contact information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College,
at leiter_at_lycoming.edu.

CFP: [Film] The South in Contemporary Film - Collection (10/1/08; 6/31/09)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 12:00pm
Andrew Leiter

This is a call for new essays for an edited collection on representations
of the South and southerners in films produced since 1970. Topics might
include (but are not limited to) southerners “abroad,” “foreigners” in the
South, commercialization of southern culture, issues of authenticity and
exploitation, environment and ecology, complications of traditional
southern images, and developing trends in gender and/or racial
representations. Submissions considering independent or popular films are
welcome. By October 1, 2008, please send 300-500 word abstracts, a short
CV, and contact information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College,
at leiter_at_lycoming.edu.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Philament Hauntings

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:50am
Emma Cole

Philament, a peer-reviewed online post-graduate journal of the arts and
culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, wishes to extend its
deadline for “excursion” pieces for its “Hauntings” issue. We invite
works from postgraduate scholars which may include ficto-criticism,
reviews, and opinions for an issue entitled “Hauntings.” Possible themes
include but are not limited to:
theories of spectatorship
intersubjectivity and affect
psychoanalysis
gender and sexuality
postmemory
nationhood/ national identity
postcolonial relations
theories of memory
representation and temporality
technology
poetics
performance
performativity

CFP: [Gender Studies] Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (10/31/08; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 8:40am
Christopher PUllen

Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (10/31/08; collection)

Edited by Christopher Pullen

Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on
LGBT and queer identity in the developing and non western world, apparent
within varying documentary forms, such as film, television and new
media.

CFP: [Film] Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (10/31/08; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 8:38am
Christopher PUllen

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (10/31/08;
collection)

Edited by Christopher Pullen

Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on
LGBT and queer identity in the developing and non western world, apparent
within varying documentary forms, such as film, television and new
media.

CFP: [Collections] Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 12:57pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

Parnassus: An Innovative Journal of Literary Criticism invites
contributions for its first issue, to be published in India (deadline for
submissions: 30 October 2008). This journal will aim at investigating and
researching new approaches to world literatures. It proposes to promote
innovative critical response in every branch of literary studies.
Submissions of research papers on literary subjects of whatever kind and
book reviews will be welcomed from established as well as emerging
scholars. Please note that creative writing will not normally be
included. Contributions should conform to the latest edition of the MLA
handbook/stylesheet. Contributors should send both hard and soft copies

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Poetics and Politics of Reading

updated: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 1:08am
Rachel Freedman

'The Poetics and Politics of Reading: Studies in Honour of University
Professors Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin'

March 19-21, 2009 at The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of
Toronto
Keynote Addresses: Professor Sander L. Gilman (Emory University) and
Professor Emeritus Mario J. Valdés (University of Toronto)

CFP: [20th] The Poetics and Politics of Reading

updated: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 1:05am
Rachel Freedman

'The Poetics and Politics of Reading: Studies in Honour of University
Professors Linda Hutcheon and J. Edward Chamberlin'

March 19-21, 2009 at The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of
Toronto
Keynote Addresses: Professor Sander L. Gilman (Emory University) and
Professor Emeritus Mario J. Valdés (University of Toronto)

CFP: [Poetry] Commonwealth Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 12:00pm
Editor

CALL FOR PAPERS:
COMMONWEALTH POETRY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CRITICAL ESSAYS
[Book; Deadline: 31 December 2008]

Scholarly papers / essays are invited for consideration for publication
in a book on diverse aspects of contemporary Commonwealth Poetry. The
book will be published by a publisher of repute based at Delhi in India.
Each contributor shall get a complimentary copy of the book.
The abstracts of papers or the completed papers must reach the Editor of
the anthology via the email mentioned below. For details, please
contact:

hyphenworld_at_ymail.com.

CFP: [Graduate] Seminar on Interpreting the Shifting Texts of Dickinson and/or Whitman

updated: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 11:50am
Michael Gouin-hart

Call for Papers
Fourteenth Annual ALSC Conference
October 24-26, 2008
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
Philadelphia
Featuring a conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri,
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Interpreter of Maladies (2000)

August 11, 2008

The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) invites papers for
its seminar on “Interpreting the Shifting Texts of Dickinson and/or
Whitman,” which is part of this year’s ALSC conference program.

Additional prospective members and current members alike are encouraged to
apply. Please see below for details.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal: Mothering in the 21st Century Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 3:20am
Elizabeth Callaghan

Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal: Mothering in the 21st Century

Guest Editors: Annalisa Zox-Weaver and Elizabeth Callaghan

Women’s Studies currently seeks submissions for a special issue exploring contemporary
motherhood. The issue will have an interdisciplinary approach, and we therefore encourage
articles that deal with the literary, social, psychological, racial, cultural, and/or legal aspects of
contemporary American motherhood. We are also interested in first-person narratives of
personal experiences in mothering.

UPDATE: [General] EAPSU 2008: (Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways (10/17-10/18)

updated: 
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 4:13pm
Curt Herr

DEADLINE EXTENDED

EAPSU 2008 
Call for Papers

(Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

The 2008 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held 

at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania October 17-18, 2008.

We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students for presentations, roundtable 

discussions, and workshops that address attempts to decrease fragmentation, create 

connections, and bridge together unique and creative themes in academic work and life in higher

education.

UPDATE: [International] UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 3:45pm
Nurten Birlik

THE 16TH METU BRITISH NOVELISTS SEMINAR
IRIS MURDOCH AND HER WORK
December 15-16, 2008
CULTURE& CONVENTION CENTER
METU
                                                
 
Department of Foreign Language Education at the Middle East Technical
University, Ankara, TURKEY, is convening a 2-day conference on Dublin-born
writer and philosopher Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (15 July 1919 â€" 8 February
1999) and her fiction, and her other critical and creative work. It is a
conference intended to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and
participants who descend from different backgrounds and to encourage
dialogue between them. We encourage proposals on a wide variety of topics

CFP: [Postcolonial] Speaking Our Stories: Cross-Cultural Orality (9/12/08; NeMLA 2/26 - 3/1/09)

updated: 
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 3:05pm
Trinna.S.Frever_at_sas.upenn.edu,

Call for Papers
Speaking Our Stories: Cross-Cultural Orality

40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26 - March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

This panel invites papers on all aspects of oral narrative and its connection to culture. Building
on last year’s panel, “Speaking the Story: Orality and Fiction,” this year’s panel expands our
discussion of orality in cultural, genre, and media scope. Your essay need not be cross-cultural
in itself, as long as cultural context is addressed in your analysis. Dimensions of orality explored
may include, but are not limited to:

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