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UPDATE: [Graduate] Crossroads Conference––Extended Deadline to July 30

updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 4:33pm
Matthew Goodwin

Call for Papers
Deadline extended: July 30, 2008

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is
welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference held at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst on October 11th and 12th.

The 2008 Crossroads Conference envisions a student dialogue on the
extraordinary outcomes of cultural encounters, national and ideological
borders, disciplines in interaction, the overlapping of distinct historical
periods, the interweaving of literary genres, the symbiosis between
academics and social change, and the foreplays between rhetorics of war,
freedom, memory, and silence.

CFP: [Renaissance] "George Herbert's Travels: Featuring Mark Strand and Richard Strier"

updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 1:25pm
Christopher Hodgkins

George Herbert’s Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, October 9-11, 2008
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

We are pleased to announce an international and interdisciplinary
conference on George Herbert’s transatlantic print and cultural legacies.
The conference will meet October 9-11, 2008 at the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro. The conference features plenary addresses by
distinguished American and British scholars Richard Strier of the
University of Chicago, Elizabeth Clarke of the University of Warwick, and
Judith Maltby of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

CFP: [Collections] Revisiting Islamic Homosexualities (edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 11:16am
Dr Samar Habib

CFP: Revisiting Islamic Homosexualities (edited collection)

Abstracts of 400 words for articles of 4000-8000 words are now being
invited for an edited collection of essays on Homosexuality in Islam
and/or Muslim communities: both past and present.

Papers are invited from all disciplines relevant to the topic. The
collection intends to reflect and assemble new scholarship in this field
since the 1997 publication of Murray and Roscoe's seminal collecion
Islamic Homosexualities.

CFP: [Medieval] Revisiting Islamic Homosexualities (edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 11:15am
Dr Samar Habib

CFP: Revisiting Islamic Homosexualities (edited collection)

Abstracts of 400 words for articles of 4000-8000 words are now being
invited for an edited collection of essays on Homosexuality in Islam
and/or Muslim communities: both past and present.

Papers are invited from all disciplines relevant to the topic. The
collection intends to reflect and assemble new scholarship in this field
since the 1997 publication of Murray and Roscoe's seminal collecion
Islamic Homosexualities.

CFP: [20th] NEMLA (2/26-3/1 2009 Boston) Representing the 21st Century City

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 7:46pm
Martha Kuhlman

Critics (Huyssen, Alter, Lehan, Kern, among others) have argued that literary experimentation is
central to the modernist project of representing the city. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the
tensions that drove modernist textsâ€"class disparities, global exchange and communication, and
chance encountersâ€"have only exponentially increased. How are contemporary literary and artistic
interpretations of the city reinventing this familiar modernist trope? International examples are
welcome. Papers that address hypertext, internet, or multimedia projects are especially
encouraged. Please send 500-word abstracts to Martha Kuhlman by Sept 10th 2008,
mkuhlman_at_bryant.edu

CFP: [Religion] Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical Texts: GEMCS

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 5:38pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia
Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him dead”
                        â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [Travel] Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical Texts: GEMCS

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 5:37pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia
Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him dead”
                                         â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [18th] Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical Texts: GEMCS

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 5:36pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia
Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him dead”
                                         â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [Medieval] Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical Texts: GEMCS

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 5:34pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS) 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia
Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him dead”
                                         â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [Medieval] Politics of Communication Grad Student Conference

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 3:03pm
William Hager

The California State University, Long Beach, Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies Inaugural Graduate Student Conference: The Politics
of Communication, 800-1600

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Politics of Communication, 800-1600
November 15, 2008
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Organizers: Shawn Moore (shawnw.moore_at_gmail.com) and William Hager
(whager_at_csulb.edu)

CFP: [International] Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. 28-29 Nov 2008.

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 2:54pm
Justin Tonra

Thomas Moore:

Texts, Contexts, Hypertext

28-29 November 2008

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway

CALL FOR PAPERS

Speakers include:

Luke Gibbons, Una Hunt, Ronan Kelly, Jane Moore, Emer Nolan, Harry White

The Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway will host
a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on the life, work and legacy of
Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

CFP: [Computing-Internet] Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. 28-29 Nov 2008.

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 2:54pm
Justin Tonra

Thomas Moore:

Texts, Contexts, Hypertext

28-29 November 2008

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway

CALL FOR PAPERS

Speakers include:

Luke Gibbons, Una Hunt, Ronan Kelly, Jane Moore, Emer Nolan, Harry White

The Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway will host
a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on the life, work and legacy of
Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

CFP: [Poetry] Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. 28-29 Nov 2008.

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 2:53pm
Justin Tonra

Thomas Moore:

Texts, Contexts, Hypertext

28-29 November 2008

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway

CALL FOR PAPERS

Speakers include:

Luke Gibbons, Una Hunt, Ronan Kelly, Jane Moore, Emer Nolan, Harry White

The Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway will host
a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on the life, work and legacy of
Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

CFP: [Romantic] Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. 28-29 Nov 2008.

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 2:51pm
Justin Tonra

Thomas Moore:

Texts, Contexts, Hypertext

28-29 November 2008

Moore Institute

National University of Ireland, Galway

CALL FOR PAPERS

Speakers include:

Luke Gibbons, Una Hunt, Ronan Kelly, Jane Moore, Emer Nolan, Harry White

The Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway will host
a two-day multi-disciplinary conference on the life, work and legacy of
Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

CFP: [Collections] "From Solidarity to Schism: 9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US"

updated: 
Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 1:58pm
Cara Cilano

In a brief essay published in Parallax shortly after the 11th of
September 2001, Homi K. Bhabha refutes the reductionism of the “clash of
civilizations” explanation for the attacks in New York and Washington,
DC, and the downed plane in a Pennsylvania field offered by too many
commentators: “[T]he decision to implement and administer terror,
whether it is done in the name of god or the state, is a political
decision, not a civilizational or cultural practice.” Even as Bhabha
makes this significant distinction, his comments point toward another
question, necessarily subsequent to the events themselves: How have the
political events of that September day, as well as their aftermath,

CFP: [Postcolonial] Works of New African Writers Northeast MLA (Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009; Sept. 15, 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 6:00pm
Walter Collins

Works of New African Writers

This panel at the 2009 Conference of the Northeast Modern Language
Association will explore the literary contributions of new African
writers. African writers born since independence are approaching their
texts differenty, some in non-traditional ways. In what ways are new
African writers updating African classics?

Send 250-word proposals (preferably by e-mail) to:

Dr. Walter Collins
University of South Carolina Lancaster
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
collinsw_at_sc.edu

CFP: [20th] NEMLA 2009 Panel- We Love the '80s: Nostalgia and Empire in Contemporary British Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 5:46pm
Ann McClellan

North East Modern Language Association
Boston, MA
February 26-March 1, 2009

Using a cultural studies lens, this panel is interested in exploring the
dialectical role literature and popular culture played in (re)
establishing Britain's imperialist identity in a post-imperial climate.
Rather than face the consequences of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative
policies, the British culture industry chose to look back to periods of
colonial domination, power, and prestige. This panel will examine this
convergence of nostalgia, empire, and media to analyze how the
contemporary British culture industry sought to (re) articulate British
identity through the period's literature and popular culture.

CFP: [Graduate] Sixth Annual Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:44pm
Philip S. Palmer

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will
host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19,
2008. Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any
range of topics or approaches, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print
culture, religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical
perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to
share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is

CFP: [Renaissance] Sixth Annual Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:44pm
Philip S. Palmer

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will
host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19,
2008. Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any
range of topics or approaches, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print
culture, religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical
perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to
share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is

CFP: [Renaissance] GEMCS 2008: Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives, and Liturgical

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 2:16pm
Colleen Kennedy

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies 2008 Conference:
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"
November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia

Cannibalistic Thinking in Early Modern Poetry, Drama, Travel Narratives,
and Liturgical Texts
 
“I think there is more barbarity in eating a man alive than eating him
dead”
                                â€" Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”

CFP: [Postcolonial] special issue of New Formations on "new enclosures"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 1:06pm
Ashley Dawson

In his 1992 essay “Petrofiction,” novelist and critic Amitav Ghosh put his
finger on a surprising lacuna in the world of letters. There have,
according to Ghosh, been few fictional representations of the cultural
encounters and frictions catalyzed by that most central lubricant of the
global economy: oil. Perhaps the very centrality of this resource to the
global economy has guaranteed its mystification. This absence seems
particularly puzzling today, however, in a period of global competition for
increasingly scarce fossil fuels, precious minerals and ores, arable land,
staple grains, and even fresh water. Control over these strategic

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