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CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing Matters composition conference

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 6:30pm
Gail Odette Henderson

The English department at Baton Rouge Community College invites
submissions from faculty and graduate students to its spring 2009
annual writing conference, "Writing Matters: An Exploration of the
Diverse Nature of the Composition Classroom." Papers and panel
discussions are welcome in all areas relating to the composition
classroom, including technology, cultural diversity, teaching
methodology, interdisciplinary approaches, and writing across the
curriculum. Deadline for abstracts, which should be a maximum of 200
words, is Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Selected participants will be notified
by Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.

CFP: [Film] IN SHORT Journal now Online––Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 3:10pm
Nicole Richter

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of IN SHORT, a new online
peer-reviewed journal. IN SHORT provides a home for scholarship on “small”
moving images from a diversity of critical and theoretical perspectives.
This peer-reviewed online journal has been created to encourage and
facilitate scholarly responses to "small" moving images of all kinds: short
films (documentary, fiction, narrative, experimental, etc.), music videos,
commercials, You-tube/viral videos, video art, television episodes, and
readings of a single scene from a longer film, etc.

CFP: [Collections] IN SHORT Journal now Online––Accepting Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 3:07pm
Nicole Richter

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of IN SHORT, a new online
peer-reviewed journal. IN SHORT provides a home for scholarship on “small”
moving images from a diversity of critical and theoretical perspectives.
This peer-reviewed online journal has been created to encourage and
facilitate scholarly responses to "small" moving images of all kinds: short
films (documentary, fiction, narrative, experimental, etc.), music videos,
commercials, You-tube/viral videos, video art, television episodes, and
readings of a single scene from a longer film, etc.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Gertrude Stein and Composition

updated: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 1:39pm
Adam Katz

David Bartholomae, in his introductory essay to his recent collection,
Writing on the Margins, notes that “In 1976, it was not uncommon for
those of us working with basic writers to say of our colleagues, ‘If they
can read Gertrude Stein and value what she does, why can’t they read the
work of basic writersâ€"why can’t they give it the same time and attention,
why can’t they value the work’.” It is still a very good, and
unanswered, question in 2008. Bartholomae’s remarks, along with his
attention to Stein in this recent essay, points to some still to be
explored implications of the student-centered, assignment driven, labor-

CFP: [Medieval] GMS 2009: Locating Gender

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 1:04pm
Josh Davies

The 2009 Gender and Medieval Studies conference will be held at King's
College London, January 9-10 2009, and follow the theme of 'Locating Gender'.

This conference aims to explore conceptions of location, temporality,
geography, belonging and association in relation to the study of medieval
genders and sexualities, and we invite proposals (max. 250 words) for
twenty-minute papers from all disciplines and inter-disciplines within
Medieval Studies.

CFP: [Victorian] Joint meeting of the British Assoc for Victorian Studies & the North American Victorian Studies Asso

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 9:19am
Denise Schreve

PAST VS PRESENT
http://www.victorians.group.cam.ac.uk/Past-vs-Present.html
Joint meeting of the British Association for Victorian Studies and the
North American Victorian Studies Association
Hosted by the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group
13-15 JULY 2009
CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, UK

How did the Victorians rearrange the past? What new pasts did they
discover?

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Early Modern Women's Writing (Australia) (6/30/2008; 12/2/2008-12/6/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 7:47am
Patricia Pender

Extended Deadline: June 30 2008

The NEER (Network for Early European Research) Research Cluster on Early
Modern Women’s Writing will be sponsoring three panels at the 2008
ANZAMEMS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early
Modern Studies) 7th Biennial International Conference, to be held at the
University of Tasmania, Australia, December 2-6, 2008.

UPDATE: [American] SAMLA Special Session: Country Lyricists: Dark Country

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 7:10pm
Thomas Alan Holmes

This year, our special SAMLA session on country lyricists will explore the
many dark themes of country music. Submissions may range from the public
tribulations of natural disaster, grave accidents, and war to the private
tragedies of addiction, abuse, and obsession. Papers may follow a single
theme as addressed by many songwriters (i.e., “The ‘Burning Bed’ Scenario
in 1990’s Country Music”) or may focus on a single songwriter’s treatment
of a theme (i.e., “Porter Wagoner and Revenge Fantasy”). Authors should
remember that this session emphasizes the work of the lyricists and not
the performers of discussed pieces. Send to holmest_at_etsu.edu by June 15,
2008.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women Professing Modernism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 6:12pm
Catherine Keyser

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

CFP: [Science] Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative (8/15/08; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:44pm
Angela Laflen

Call for Contributions to essay collection: Prescribing Gender in
Medicine and Narrative.

The collection, under contract with an academic press, investigates
gendered perceptions and representations of healers and patients in
fiction, popular literature, poetry, film, television, and visual art.
To round out the collection, we are seeking additional papers on the
following topics:

gender in non-western healing
men’s health issues
reproductive health
gender and healing in medieval culture/narrative
responses to gender in medicine in the visual arts

CFP: [Gender Studies] Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:43pm
Angela Laflen

Call for Contributions to essay collection: Prescribing Gender in
Medicine and Narrative.

The collection, under contract with an academic press, investigates
gendered perceptions and representations of healers and patients in
fiction, popular literature, poetry, film, television, and visual art.
To round out the collection, we are seeking additional papers on the
following topics:

gender in non-western healing
men’s health issues
reproductive health
gender and healing in medieval culture/narrative
responses to gender in medicine in the visual arts

CFP: [Collections] Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative (8/15/08; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:42pm
Angela Laflen

Call for Contributions to essay collection: Prescribing Gender in
Medicine and Narrative.

The collection, under contract with an academic press, investigates
gendered perceptions and representations of healers and patients in
fiction, popular literature, poetry, film, television, and visual art.
To round out the collection, we are seeking additional papers on the
following topics:

gender in non-western healing
men’s health issues
reproductive health
gender and healing in medieval culture/narrative
responses to gender in medicine in the visual arts

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP: Cartoons Issue Announcement, General CFP, Reconstruction (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 4:44am
Justin Scott-Coe

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Cartoons Issue Announcement
Call for Papers

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
<http://reconstruction.eserver.org> is proud to announce the publication of
Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008: Cartoons, guest edited by Davin Heckman. Featured in
the issue:

* Davin Heckman, "Suspended Animation: Meditations on the Time and Space of
the Moving Image"

* Ngwarsungu Chiwengo, "Memory, Ideology, and Exile: J. M Kibushi's Mwana
Mboka"

* Joanne Knowles, "The Simpsons and the Nuclear Family"

CFP: [Collections] Representations of Nazism in the Modern World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:55am
Dr Maartje Abbenhuis and Dr Sara Buttsworth

We are seeking offers to contribute to a collection, provisionally entitled: Monsters in the Mirror:
Representations of Nazism in Post-War Popular Culture. The collection aims to bring together an
interdisciplinary range of studies on the perennial fascination with all things ‘Nazi’ in the modern
world. As teachers of the history of Nazi Germany, we are astonished by the lack of critical
attention paid to the proliferation of Nazi symbols, Nazi culture, Nazi ideology, and
characterisations of Hitler in the post-war era. Nazidom remains an obsession for many even
though more than sixty years have passed since the demise of Hitler’s regime. The archetypal

CFP: [Film] Representations of Nazism in the Modern World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:55am
Dr Maartje Abbenhuis and Dr Sara Buttsworth

We are seeking offers to contribute to a collection, provisionally entitled: Monsters in the Mirror:
Representations of Nazism in Post-War Popular Culture. The collection aims to bring together an
interdisciplinary range of studies on the perennial fascination with all things ‘Nazi’ in the modern
world. As teachers of the history of Nazi Germany, we are astonished by the lack of critical
attention paid to the proliferation of Nazi symbols, Nazi culture, Nazi ideology, and
characterisations of Hitler in the post-war era. Nazidom remains an obsession for many even
though more than sixty years have passed since the demise of Hitler’s regime. The archetypal

CFP: [20th] Representations of Nazism in the Modern World

updated: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 3:54am
Dr Maartje Abbenhuis and Dr Sara Buttsworth

We are seeking offers to contribute to a collection, provisionally entitled: Monsters in the Mirror:
Representations of Nazism in Post-War Popular Culture. The collection aims to bring together an
interdisciplinary range of studies on the perennial fascination with all things ‘Nazi’ in the modern
world. As teachers of the history of Nazi Germany, we are astonished by the lack of critical
attention paid to the proliferation of Nazi symbols, Nazi culture, Nazi ideology, and
characterisations of Hitler in the post-war era. Nazidom remains an obsession for many even
though more than sixty years have passed since the demise of Hitler’s regime. The archetypal

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Habitus of the âHood

updated: 
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 10:08pm
Chris Richardson

The ’hood has come to embody both the utopian and dystopian aspects of
low-income urban areas. It represents a collective sense of community as
well as a marginalized and often criminalized space/place. The popularity
of the term “’hood” (slang for neighbourhood) is generally associated with
the emergence of hip-hop culture. Today, however, the term encompasses much
more than the young, predominantly black subculture from which it originated.

CFP: [American] American Literature in a Global Context (NEMLA 2009, Boston)

updated: 
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 8:07pm
Martha Sledge

Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
Boston, MA
Feb. 26-March 1

As the position of the US in the world community is increasingly
contested, American literature faces both challenges and opportunities.
How is the literature of the U.S. viewed by non-Americans? How do
canonical works offer a different view of the U.S. from that of non-
canonical works? What are the unique cultural situations that affect how
American literature is read and understood? How are individual texts or
authors viewed? These questions are also relevant in thinking about the
historical reception of texts, for example, the reception abroad of
Frederick Douglass or Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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