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

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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

UPDATE: [18th] "I remain, &tc.": Addressing the Eighteenth Century Letter - PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 7:25pm
John McTague

EXTENDED CFP AND PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY:

“I remain, &c”: Addressing the Eighteenth-Century Letter

St Edmund Hall, Oxford
11th-12th September 2008

http://eighteenthcenturyletters.blogspot.com

30th June 2008: We are pleased to announce an opportunity for some
participants at our conference to be published in an established academic
journal. We have extended the deadline for our call for papers as a
result of this development. The new deadline is FRIDAY 18TH JULY.

CFP: [Collections] Wendell Berry Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 3:32pm
Thomas Turner

The August 2008 issue of The Everyday Journal will feature articles,
essays, and creative writing submissions focused on Wendell Berry's
philosophy and ideas found in his fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

The Everyday Journal welcomes submissions and is issuing a call for papers
on, but not limited to, the following topics:

-Agrarianism
-Farming
-Local Economics
-Morality
-Creation Care
-Christian Ethics
-Humanity and the Earth
-Vocation

All submissions should either engage Wendell Berry's works or build from
his philosophy and ideas. Creative writing submissions should be focused
on the themes and metaphors of Berry's poetic voice.

CFP: [Graduate] In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 3:20pm
Eric D. Smith

Call for Papers

In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

April 3-4, 2009

Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Speakers: Phillip E. Wegner (University of Florida)
                Tobias Buckell

This conference will be devoted to exploring Darko Suvin’s claim that the
estranging function of science fiction allows us to “redescribe the known
world and open up new possibilities of intervening into it.” We welcome
paper and panel proposals from a variety of disciplinary perspectives on
topics including (but certainly not limited to) intersections of SF with
the following areas of inquiry:

CFP: [American] Eudora Welty Society Centennial Conference (4/16-19/08 Jackson Ms)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 2:29pm
Harriet Pollack

Planning for the Eudora Welty Society Centennial Conference in Jackson Mississippi, 2009 is now
underway.

Please send your statements of intent now and 500-word proposals for papers by September 1,
2008 to Harriet Pollack, Bucknell University at pollack_at_bucknell.edu. Acceptances will be
announced late in October.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Gender and Jewish Culture, online journal issue (8/01/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:39pm
gender forum

In order to complete an upcoming special issue, the multidisciplinary
online journal “gender forum” (http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de) seeks
2-3 further contributions discussing Jewish culture from a gender
perspective. Proposed topics include but are not limited to culturally
specific discourses of gender and sexuality, questions of media
representation and visibility, the representation of Jewish women in
popular culture, the gendering of Anti-Semitism as well as gender
perspectives on Diaspora existences.

CFP: [Collections] 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: [General] 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: [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.

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