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UPDATE: [Renaissance] International Shakespeare Conference at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 18-20 December 2008

updated: 
Monday, August 11, 2008 - 2:43am
Amlan Das Gupta

International Shakespeare Conference at Jadavpur University, Kolkata,
India, 18-20 December, 2008

The title of the International Shakespeare Conference being organized by
the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
Kolkata 700032, India, in collaboration with the Shakespeare Association of
America, has been renamed "Staged Encounters: History, Society, Identity
and Shakespeare". This change has been made to facilitate inclusion of a
wider range of topics.

CFP: [International] Workers' Struggles and Nationalist Movements in the Arab World, 1900-present

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 11:52pm
Elizabeth Bishop

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit abstracts on "Workers' Struggles and
Nationalist Movements in the Arab World, 1900-present" before 1
September 2008. We are directing a workshop on this theme at the
Tenth Mediterranean Research Meeting which will take place near
Florence (Italy) on 25 â€"28 March 2009.

We welcome contributions on Arab workers' literature (not limited to
the zajal or colloquial poetry of Egypt), workers in Arab literature
(including such works as Abdelrahman Munif's novel Mudun al-milh), as
well as Arab workers in literature in European languages (such as the
Algerians in William Gardner Smith's novel The Stone Face).

You will find the workshop abstract below:

CFP: [General] Gender & Technology Area, 2009 SW/TX PCA ACA in Albuquerque, NM

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 7:37pm
Brian Still

Call for Papers: Gender & Technology Plenary Session
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
The 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The 2009 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference
(listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://swtxpca.org/.

UPDATE: [Collections] The Shadow Lines - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 2:55pm
Sandip Ain

A leading academic publishing house in Eastern India is
bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. The titles will address different issues
related to theme, plot, character sketches, comparative studies and
theoretical analysis of particular texts. Contributions are hereby
invited on Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines for incorporation in a volume
to be brought out within 2008.
The contributors will be sent complimentary copies of the volume they
publish in. The essays should be within 4500-7000 words, and engage
contemporary theoretical issues.

CFP: [International] Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 12:46pm
Glennis Byron

Postgraduate Symposium: Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
University of Stirling, 5-6 December 2008

Plenary Speakers
Katarzyna Ancuta Assumption University, Thailand
Fred Botting Lancaster University, England
Isabella Van Elferen Utrecht University, Netherlands

for further information about our guest speakers, please see our website:
http://www.globalgothic.stir.ac.uk/show_event.php?id=7

 
Call for papers

CFP: [Graduate] Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 12:45pm
Glennis Byron

Postgraduate Symposium: Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
University of Stirling, 5-6 December 2008

Plenary Speakers
Katarzyna Ancuta Assumption University, Thailand
Fred Botting Lancaster University, England
Isabella Van Elferen Utrecht University, Netherlands

for further information about our guest speakers, please see our website:
http://www.globalgothic.stir.ac.uk/show_event.php?id=7

 
Call for papers

CFP: [General] Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 12:42pm
Glennis Byron

Postgraduate Symposium: Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
University of Stirling, 5-6 December 2008

Plenary Speakers
Katarzyna Ancuta Assumption University, Thailand
Fred Botting Lancaster University, England
Isabella Van Elferen Utrecht University, Netherlands

for further information about our guest speakers, please see our website:
http://www.globalgothic.stir.ac.uk/show_event.php?id=7

 
Call for papers

CFP: [20th] Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 12:41pm
Glennis Byron

Postgraduate Symposium: Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
University of Stirling, 5-6 December 2008

Plenary Speakers
Katarzyna Ancuta Assumption University, Thailand
Fred Botting Lancaster University, England
Isabella Van Elferen Utrecht University, Netherlands

for further information about our guest speakers, please see our website:
http://www.globalgothic.stir.ac.uk/show_event.php?id=7

 
Call for papers

CFP: [Collections] SARGASSO/ Language and Gender: Caribbean

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 4:17am
Don Walicek

SARGASSO
â€" CALL FOR PAPERS â€"

LANGUAGE AND GENDER

submission deadline January 10, 2009

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture is accepting submissions for
an upcoming issue with the preliminary title "Language and Gender." Research on Caribbean
languages (especially Creoles) in fields of inquiry such as sociolinguistics, anthropological
linguistics, linguistic ethnography, and historical linguistics is welcome, as is work that is
interdisciplinary in nature.

CFP: [Gender Studies] SARGASSO/ Language and Gender: Caribbean

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 4:15am
Don Walicek

SARGASSO
â€" CALL FOR PAPERS â€"

LANGUAGE AND GENDER

submission deadline January 10, 2009

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture is accepting submissions for
an upcoming issue with the preliminary title "Language and Gender." Research on Caribbean
languages (especially Creoles) in fields of inquiry such as sociolinguistics, anthropological
linguistics, linguistic ethnography, and historical linguistics is welcome, as is work that is
interdisciplinary in nature.

CFP: [Film] ICFA-30: Call for Papers

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 3:35am
Graham J. Murphy

The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Time and the Fantastic

CFP: [20th] ICFA-30 Call for Papers

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 3:35am
Graham J. Murphy

The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Time and the Fantastic

CFP: [Poetry] reviews of poetry and poetry-related books

updated: 
Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 2:16am
Steven Schroeder

The virtual artists collective reading room features reviews of new and recent poetry collections as
well as poetry-related books, performances, and recordings.

If you are interested in writing a review, contact vacteampoetry_at_earthlink.net Please indicate the
title you'd like to review and briefly outline your qualifications.

For more information -- and a growing list of reviews -- visit http://vacpoetry.org/readingroom

CFP: [20th] Locating the Coterie: Writersâ Circles and their Cities

updated: 
Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 7:27pm
Pamela J. Francis

Locating the Coterie: Writers’ Circles and their Cities
The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
http://modernlanguages.louisville.edu/conference/
                                  Louisville, KY | 19-21 February 2009

While Paris stands as the urban icon of the literary and artistic world in
the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, many other cities have
served as a locus for writers and artists, who by common attitudes towards
their art, by the virtue of proximity, or by forces such as war and empire,
have settled in a particular city. For instance,

UPDATE: [American] CFP UPDATE PCA New Orleans

updated: 
Friday, August 8, 2008 - 11:58pm
Christopher Bloss

Call for Papers: Southern Literature and Culture
Area Chair: Dr. Christopher Bloss
PCA, national conference
APRIL 8-11, 2009
Conference location: New Orleans MARRIOTT
New Orleans, Louisiana
  
Contemporary Southern literature remains a growing area for
further/future
discussion(s) and criticism(s) within the context of society. This CFP
seeks contributors offering a wide variety of interpretations and
criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and culture against the
backdrop of popular culture and postmodern society, although other
approaches are also solicited. Presentations covering a broad
range of Southern literature pieces, critical approaches, and cultural

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