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CFP: [General] Women's Studies Quarterly Mother Issue

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:04pm
Stacie McCormick

Call for Papers: MOTHER
Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone

We have entered a motherhood moment--from celebrity mom baby-bump
sightings to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms”
and “working moms,” from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images of
motherhood are circulating in our culture as never before.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Studies Quarterly Mother Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:04pm
Stacie McCormick

Call for Papers: MOTHER
Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone

We have entered a motherhood moment--from celebrity mom baby-bump
sightings to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms”
and “working moms,” from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images of
motherhood are circulating in our culture as never before.

CFP: [Poetry] Poetries of Numerousness: an international conference on poetry and poetics (10/01/08; 5/14-16/09)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 5:12am
J. Mark Smith

Poetries of Numerousness: Singularities, Movements, Idealities

Poetries of Numerousness, a two-and-half day conference on contemporary
English language poetry and poetics, will be held at Grant MacEwan
College, Edmonton, Alberta, May 14-16, 2009. Plenary events will feature
both poets and critics/scholars. Keynote lectures to be given by Rachel
Blau DuPlessis and Steve McCaffery.

CFP: [Renaissance] Shakespeare at Kalamazoo (9/15/08; Kalamazoo, 5/7/09-5/10/09)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:43am
Martine van Elk

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two open sessions:

Shakespeare and Humanism
Sources of and Approaches to King Lear

The 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2009) will
take place at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan).

Reading time for papers should be no more than twenty minutes. According to
rules established by the Congress, those submitting abstracts for one
session may not submit abstracts for other sessions in the same year.

Email submissions are encouraged. Please include home and office phone
numbers, complete mailing address, and e-mail address along with your
abstract. If you need equipment, let us know now.

CFP: [American] American Domestic Space

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 12:11am
Sarah C. Holmes

Call for Papers

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

CONFERENCE PANEL at NEMLA:
Cribs: A Cultural History of the American Home

CFP: [Gender Studies] Carol Shields Symposium on Womenâs Writing: Festival of Voices

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 8:19pm
Jennifer Clary-Lemon

Inaugural Carol Shields Symposium on Women’s Writing: Festival of Voices
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 8-10, 2009

Call for Proposals
Due date for submissions â€" September 20, 2008
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Where Are We Now: Margins and Moves in Women’s Writings

CFP: [General] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:29pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Collections] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:28pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.

CFP: [International] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:27pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Theory] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:27pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.

CFP: [General] Books on Tape

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 6:36pm
George Hovis

Books on Tape
As a Part of this year's emphasis on drama at SAMLA, this roundtable
session will explore oral dramatizations of literary textsâ€"better known as
audio books or books on tape. Among the issues participants might address
are pedagogical uses of audio books, comparative treatments of written and
oral texts, children's audio books and the acquisition of literacy, audio
books and reading disabilities, or other relevant topics. Presenters will
deliver a brief opening statement (4-6 minutes) and will then particpate in
a lively roundtable discussion. Please submit brief abstract and cv to
George Hovis (hovisgr_at_oneonta.edu) by July 10, 2008.

UPDATE: [American] The Literature of 9/11 (NeMLA 2009, Boston, 2/26-3/1)

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 3:40pm
Justine Dymond

Nearly seven years since the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the invasion of
Afghanistan, and over five years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an
initial wave of literature is emerging that explicitly responds to and
reflects on the aftermath of this recent history. Writers as diverse as
Deborah Eisenberg, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hunter S. Thompson, and Sherman
Alexie have published 9/11 stories, essays, and novels. Galway Kinnell’s
recent collection, Strong Is Your Hold, includes his now-famous
meditation on 9/11, “When the Towers Fell.” Many other poets and
essayists have also trained their pens on the experiences of grief, loss,
and violence resulting from 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CFP: [American] The Literature of 9/11

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 3:34pm
Justine Dymond

Nearly seven years since the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the invasion of
Afghanistan, and over five years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an
initial wave of literature is emerging that explicitly responds to and
reflects on the aftermath of this recent history. Writers as diverse as
Deborah Eisenberg, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hunter S. Thompson, and Sherman
Alexie have published 9/11 stories, essays, and novels. Galway Kinnell’s
recent collection, Strong Is Your Hold, includes his now-famous
meditation on 9/11, “When the Towers Fell.” Many other poets and
essayists have also trained their pens on the experiences of grief, loss,
and violence resulting from 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CFP: [Theory] Conference on Commentary

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 3:19pm
Nicola Masciandaro

Glossing is a Glorious Thing: The Past, Present, and Future of Commentary
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
April 9-10, 2009

Keynote Event
The Future of Commentary, a roundtable discussion with:
David Greetham (CUNY)
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford)
Jesús Rodríguez Velasco (Columbia)
Et al.

Sponsored by:
The Graduate Center and the Ph.D. Program in English, CUNY
Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (http://glossator.org)

CALL FOR PAPERS

UPDATE: [General] DATE CORRECTION Artists' Writings 1750-present

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:01am
Linda Goddard

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORRECT DATES FOR THIS CONFERENCE ARE FRI 5TH AND SAT 6TH JUNE
2009 (not 6 & 7 June as previously advertised)

Artists’ Writings 1750-present

Courtauld Institute of Art, Friday & Saturday 5-6 June 2009

CFP: [Collections] Embodying Shakespeare (EMLS Special Issue)

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 3:03am
Brett D. Hirsch

Call for Papers

EARLY MODERN LITERARY STUDIES (2009)
Special Issue: Embodying Shakespeare

New histories of the body, historical phenomenology, and psychoanalytic readings of the body-
as-text have flourished in the last two decades in early modern studies. As Sean McDowell has
recently noted, “scholarship on the early modern body â€" its materiality, its processes, its
relationships to affect and cognition, its role in enculturation, and its connections to the physical
world â€" coalesced in the 1990s into its own field,"* as evidenced by a growing number of
academic conferences, scholarly monographs, and edited collections on the topic.

CFP: [Collections] CFP: Exploding Genre

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 2:33am
Justin Scott-Coe

Call for Papers
Exploding Genre
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Deadline: 20th December 2008

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Globalizing Ecocriticism (NEMLA; Boston, 26 February-1 March 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 11:09pm
nicole merola

Globalizing Ecocriticism

Taking up the call of ecocritics who point out that the field needs to continue broadening its
approach beyond localisms, this panel seeks papers that foreground the global (broadly conceived)
as a productive site for ecocritical thinking. Potential topics might include: exploring linkages
between postcolonial and ecocritical approaches, theorizing transnational ecocriticisms, examining
supranational environmental movements, interrogating discourses of global risk, thinking about
diasporan ecological subjects, and probing the possibilities of glocal ecocriticism.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.

CFP: [Science] Globalizing Ecocriticism (NEMLA; Boston, 26 February-1 March 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 11:09pm
nicole merola

Globalizing Ecocriticism

Taking up the call of ecocritics who point out that the field needs to continue broadening its
approach beyond localisms, this panel seeks papers that foreground the global (broadly conceived)
as a productive site for ecocritical thinking. Potential topics might include: exploring linkages
between postcolonial and ecocritical approaches, theorizing transnational ecocriticisms, examining
supranational environmental movements, interrogating discourses of global risk, thinking about
diasporan ecological subjects, and probing the possibilities of glocal ecocriticism.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.

CFP: [Theory] Globalizing Ecocriticism (NEMLA; Boston, 26 February-1 March 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 11:09pm
nicole merola

Globalizing Ecocriticism

Taking up the call of ecocritics who point out that the field needs to continue broadening its
approach beyond localisms, this panel seeks papers that foreground the global (broadly conceived)
as a productive site for ecocritical thinking. Potential topics might include: exploring linkages
between postcolonial and ecocritical approaches, theorizing transnational ecocriticisms, examining
supranational environmental movements, interrogating discourses of global risk, thinking about
diasporan ecological subjects, and probing the possibilities of glocal ecocriticism.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.

CFP: [18th] &quot;Alan Bray's Friendship&quot; (ASECS, 3/26-29 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 6:15am
Michael Thomas Taylor

The Gay and Lesbian Caucus invites 5-10 minute roundtable discussion topics on the work of Alan
Bray for the 2009 ASECS conference (March 26-29). His two main works, Homosexuality in
Renaissance England (1982/1995) and The Friend (2003), span twenty years of academic
achievement in the study of homosexuality, family, and friendship. We are looking for ideas and
thoughts on the development of his theses or more specifically on his self-proclaimed "puzzling"
notions of homosocial and public friendship as they concern eighteenth-century scholarship.
Please send your proposals to both chairs: Michael Taylor -mttaylor_at_ucalgary.ca- and Kristi
Krumnow -kristi.krumnow_at_usu.edu.

CFP: [Theory] Language, Spectatorship, and The Queer Gaze

updated: 
Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 7:05pm
Christy McDaniel

For Lacan, the object of one’s gaze always “stares back.”
According to Slavoj Zizek, “the gaze as object is a stain preventing me from looking at the
picture from a safe, objective distance.” There is always something about an image, once it is
within one’s recognition and within one’s trajectory of desire, that interferes with the full
achievement of self-identity. What does it “do,” then, to Queer Identity to see representations of
it upon a screen?
 
This session invites participants to consider how communication-based practices of
virtualization and “the Gaze” reinforce, reproduce, and remediate separations between "social

CFP: [Gender Studies] Language, Spectatorship, and The Queer Gaze

updated: 
Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 6:59pm
Christy McDaniel

For Lacan, the object of one’s gaze always “stares back.”
According to Slavoj Zizek, “the gaze as object is a stain preventing me from looking at the
picture from a safe, objective distance.” There is always something about an image, once it is
within one’s recognition and within one’s trajectory of desire, that interferes with the full
achievement of self-identity. What does it “do,” then, to Queer Identity to see representations of
itself upon a screen?
 
This session invites participants to consider how communication-based practices of
virtualization and “the Gaze” reinforce, reproduce, and remediate separations between "social

CFP: [Collections] Arab Feminist Theory

updated: 
Friday, June 27, 2008 - 9:23pm
Anastasia Valassopoulos

Call for Papers
Special Issue of Feminist Theory

ARAB FEMINISMS

Guest Editor: Anastasia Valassopoulos (University of Manchester)

Feminist Theory calls for papers for a special issue on Arab feminisms and Arab feminist theory
today. The special issue (to be published in 2010) will speak to transcultural concerns and seeks
to make explicit reference to the place of Arab feminism and Arab feminist thought within the
broader spectrum of current western and postcolonial feminism.

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