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CFP: [Science] Special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 12:47pm
Ralph James Savarese

CFP: Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly on Autism
Submission deadline: Jan. 1, 2009
Projected publication date: Summer 2010

Co-editors: Emily Thornton Savarese, University of Iowa, and Ralph James Savarese, Grinnell
College

CFP: [International] Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the Nineteenth Century. 23-25/04/09

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 12:41pm
Pieter Vermeulen

Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the
Nineteenth Century
Leuven University, April 23-25 2009
The American and French Revolutions are generally considered as decisive
episodes in the emergence of what we have come to know as modern
democracy. Their displacement of time-honored models of hereditary rule
and of monotheistic conceptions of sovereignty inaugurated Western
modernity. The fall-out of these ruptures made the 19th century an era of
unprecedented intensity in the history of politics and the political. As a
time of massive demographic change, new patterns of production and
distribution, seismic surges in geopoliticization, and relentless social

CFP: [Theory] Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the Nineteenth Century. 23-25/04/09

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 12:40pm
Pieter Vermeulen

Call for Papers
Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the
Nineteenth Century
Leuven University, April 23-25 2009
The American and French Revolutions are generally considered as decisive
episodes in the emergence of what we have come to know as modern
democracy. Their displacement of time-honored models of hereditary rule
and of monotheistic conceptions of sovereignty inaugurated Western
modernity. The fall-out of these ruptures made the 19th century an era of
unprecedented intensity in the history of politics and the political. As a
time of massive demographic change, new patterns of production and

CFP: [Victorian] Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the Nineteenth Century. 09/04/23-25

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 12:39pm
Pieter Vermeulen

Call for Papers
Matters of State: Bildung and Literary-Intellectual Discourse in the
Nineteenth Century
Leuven University, April 23-25 2009
The American and French Revolutions are generally considered as decisive
episodes in the emergence of what we have come to know as modern
democracy. Their displacement of time-honored models of hereditary rule
and of monotheistic conceptions of sovereignty inaugurated Western
modernity. The fall-out of these ruptures made the 19th century an era of
unprecedented intensity in the history of politics and the political. As a
time of massive demographic change, new patterns of production and

CFP: [Collections] Journal inviting submissions

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 11:36am
Arda Arikan

Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) is an open access,
international, and fully refereed (peer-reviewed) journal devoted to
research and critical discussion about all aspects of learning and teaching
of foreign languages and literatures. The followings are some of the assets
of the journal:

    * The journal publishes inter- and multidisciplinary research on the
intersections of the education of youth with a focus on teaching of foreign
languages, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to
help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and
literatures have the potential to change the lives of students.

CFP: [Victorian] Registration for Bodies and Things Conference (Oxford) now open

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 11:11am
Katharina Boehm

Bodies and Things: Victorian Literature and the Matter of Culture,
27 September 2008, University of Oxford

****************REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NON-SPEAKERS*************************

Registration forms are available now at our website www.bodiesandthings.org
for non-speakers to register for the conference. The deadline for
registrations is Monday 15 September 2008, after which a late fee will be
charged.

***************BAVS BURSARIES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS *******************

CFP: [African-American] Call For Papers â Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 10:10pm
Matthew W. Hughey

Twenty years have elapsed since the release of Spike Lee’s now infamous
indictment of Black fraternities and sororities in his film School Daze
(1988). Since then, the study of Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs)
has burgeoned from a small peripheral field to one that has captured both
academic and mainstream attention; from the release of scholarship on BGLOs
such as Tamara Brown et. al’s African American Fraternities and Sororities:
The Legacy and the Vision (2005), Theda Skocpol et. al’s What a Mighty
Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for
Racial Equality (2007), and Gregory S. Park’s Black Greek-letter

CFP: [Gender Studies] SW/TX PCA/ACA Women's Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 10:02pm
Pat Tyrer

Proposals for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions
on any aspect of the depiction of Women in Popular Culture which includes
(but is not limited to):

• Disco Divas â€" 30 years later
• TV Moms â€" June Cleaver Where Are You?
• Reality Series Women, Tough Girls, Action Heroes
• Film Fatales: Fact, Fantasy, Fabulous
• Betty Friedan Where Are You?: Focus on Feminism
• Fictional Women
• Factual Women
• The Creative Process â€" Women Writers and Women Writing
• Women at Thirty

CFP: [African-American] Edited anthology on Contemporary Slave Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 7:43pm
Marlene Allen

Call for Papers for Edited Anthology
Dredging Up Slavery:
Representations of Slavery in Contemporary Popular Culture

Though it has been over a century since it was outlawed in the U.S.,
slavery continually recurs as a theme in literature and other aspects of
American popular culture. Thus, this edited collection seeks to gather
essays that explore how the spectre of slavery appears and/or is rewritten
through a contemporary or even futuristic lens in popular culture. We
seek essays that examine this theme in literature, film, television,
music, graphic novels or comics, contemporary biography or autobiography,
etc.

CFP: [Film] International Gothic Association 2009: Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 7:41pm
Catherine Spooner

Ninth Biannual Conference of the International Gothic Association:

Monstrous Media/ Spectral Subjects

21-24 July 2009, Lancaster University, UK

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Elisabeth Bronfen, Tanya Krzywinska, Marina Warner
(Further plenary events to be confirmed.)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: [20th] International Gothic Association 2009: Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 7:41pm
Catherine Spooner

Ninth Biannual Conference of the International Gothic Association:

Monstrous Media/ Spectral Subjects

21-24 July 2009, Lancaster University, UK

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Elisabeth Bronfen, Tanya Krzywinska, Marina Warner
(Further plenary events to be confirmed.)

CALL FOR PAPERS

UPDATE: [Collections] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:07pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:07pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [African-American] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [American] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:01pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

UPDATE: [20th] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:00pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

CFP: [Film] Global (Tele)visions

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:45am
Aviva Dove-Viebahn

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
Tokyo, Japan
May 21-24, 2009

Call for Papers for a Proposed Panel

GLOBAL (TELE)VISIONS

This is a general call for papers for a proposed panel about television and
televisuality in a global context for the Society for Cinema and Media
Studies annual conference, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan this year.
Once I have received and selected abstracts for the panel, I will craft a
more specific abstract to submit to SCMS. Please email me with inquiries
and abstracts by August 10th.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Collections] Afterlives of Deconstruction (Journal Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 1:16am
Anthony Reynolds

CFP

Afterlives of Deconstruction

In Memoires: for Paul de Man Derrida writes that the “proper story” of deconstruction would
consist of “transference, and of a thinking through of transference, in all the senses that this
word acquires in more than one language, and first of all that of the transference between
languages,” which leads Derrida to define deconstruction as “plus d’une langue â€" both more than
one language and no more of a single language.”

CFP: [American] Willa Cather and Aestheticism, a Volume of Essays

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 7:28pm
Sarah Cheney Watson

Call for Papers

Sarah Watson and Ann Moseley are co-editing a volume of essays to be
entitled Willa Cather and Aestheticism. We are seeking insightful and
well-written (not previously published) essays that explore connections
between Willa Cather and relevant aspects of aestheticism, especially of
the Nineteenth-Century Aesthetic Movement. In making connections to
Cather’s life, career, and art, writers may want to include social,
cultural, and historical elements, but the focus should be clearly
grounded in Cather’s work itself. Possible topics include the following,
but other aspects regarding the relationship between Cather and the
Aesthetic Movement will be considered:

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