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CFP: [General] Watermark CSULB Journal

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:26am
Jessica Drawbond

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in
the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is
now seeking papers for the third volume to be published in May 2009.
Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical
papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as
papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and
composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging
voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Graduate] Forming Connections, Connecting Forms

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:13am
Sean McAlister

CFP: Forming Connections, Connecting Forms

A First Annual Conference of Graduate Language and Literature Students
in the North American Pacific Northwest
University of British Columbia, Canada
March 6-7, 2009

UPDATE: [Collections] Collection on Oscar Wildeâs 'The Importance

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 8:23pm
Suman Chakraborty

UPDATE for Call for Papers: Collection on Oscar Wilde’s 'The Importance
of Being Earnest': DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Early submission is always welcome and highly appreciated.

See below for a revised call for Papers

CFP: [Collections] articles and essays on Moby-Dick

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 4:41pm
Timons Esaias

Objective: A proposed anthology of papers and essays on Moby-Dick,
addressing the meaning and metaphorical significance of the white whale.

Needed: Articles, academic papers or essays (in MLA Style, if citations
are used). Non-exclusive rights requested. Reprints are acceptable.

CFP: [Collections] CFP: Nebula (online); January 15, 2009

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 11:42am
Dr Samar Habib

Nebula 5.4 is now online with unrestricted access at . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula
We encourage submission of academic articles from any discipline,
covering any subject or topic, provided that the language used is non-
specialist and appeals to a wide audience. Unlike many academic
publications, Nebula is not limited to a specific school, faculty, or
We are also interested in providing an alternative view to mainstream
cultural and political ideologies. As such, we encourage non-fiction,
intellectual writing, that does not follow the generic conventions of

CFP: [20th] The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 11:37pm
Jennifer Glaser


''November 9, 1989'':

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After


November 8-9, 2009 / University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, Ohio


Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, the University Research

and the Faculty Development Council at the University of Cincinnati


CFP: [Collections] Edited Collection on Thomas Pynchonâs _Against the Day_ (1/5/2009)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 10:02pm
Christopher Leise

Editors seeking up to two contributions to an established collection of
essays by renowned and respected scholars on Thomas Pynchon’s most recent
novel, *Against the Day*. Topics of especial interest include:

The Women of AtD a/o Gender & Sexuality
The History of Mathematics a/o Science
Nikola Tesla’s Life and Thought

Submit abstract of 300-500 words and brief bio to Christopher Leise
( or Jeffrey Severs
( by January 5, 2009.

CFP: [American] Popular Culture Association Dime Novel Area

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 7:44pm
Pamela Bedore

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Joint Annual Conference
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
April 8-11, 2009
The PCA Dime Novels, Pulps, and Juvenile Series Books division invites
interested parties to submit papers for presentation. Papers may cover
(but are not limited to) any aspect of the following topics: authors,
major characters, themes, readership, bibliography or research methods,
social commentary, early genre forms, special collections, and matters of
gender, race, class, image or attitude.
Participants do not need to be PCA/ACA members, academics, or

CFP: [African-American] Celebrating African American Literature: The Novel Since 1988

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 3:10pm
Lovalerie King


We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical,
critical, or pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988.
Proposals focusing on satire, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, or any
of the topics listed below are also welcomed.

Aesthetic Frameworks or Models
Detective Fiction
Literature and American Legal Discourse
LGBT Novels
Popular Fiction
[Re]constructions of Race and/or Gender
Revisioning Oral Traditions
Revisioning Signifying Practice
Speculative Fiction
Urban Experience Novels

CFP: [Medieval] Mahmoud Darwish Commemoration

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 8:33am
Ziad Elmarsafy

Poetry and Politics: In Memoriam Mahmoud Darwish
A Commemoration at the University of York, March 14, 2009
The death of Mahmoud Darwish on August 9, 2008 left a void in the global
literary and cultural landscape. A profoundly committed poet, Darwish gave
voice to Palestinian suffering without allowing his literary expression to
degenerate into dogma and cliché; indeed often revealing beauty where
others only saw evil. This event will commemorate the life and work of this
rare poet, evaluating his legacy and relevance to a historical period still
unableâ€"or unwillingâ€"to resolve the Palestinian tragedy.
Papers are invited on all aspects of Darwish’s life and career for a

CFP: [Collections] Doors in the Air: C. S. Lewis and the Imaginative World

Friday, November 28, 2008 - 4:35pm
Martin Simonson

‘The story does what no theorem can quite do. It may not be like ‘real
life’ in the superficial sense: but it sets before us an image of what
reality may well be like at some more central region.’

- C. S. Lewis, On Stories

C. S. Lewis is renowned the world over for his startling array of works,
ranging from theology to literary criticism and to fiction as diverse as
The Cosmic Trilogy or The Chronicles of Narnia. Perhaps chief among the
facets that draw readers to his works is his capacity to imagine â€" and
envision â€" other worlds, and through them to put reality back in touch
with the fullness of ‘imaginative life’.

UPDATE: [Film] Acting Out: A symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Intepretation

Friday, November 28, 2008 - 4:34pm
Lucy Fife Donaldson

Acting Out - A symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

20th March 2009, University of Reading

Keynote Speaker - Andrew Klevan, (St. Anne's College, University of Oxford)
- Film Performance: From Achievement to Appreciation (Wallflower Press)

This one-day symposium seeks to provide a forum for scholars of screen
acting to meet and progress the spate of recent work on performance on
film. We would like to explore how we draw out performance through an
interrogation of the relationship between performance, inference and