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CFP: [Collections] Vitalpoetics: A Journal of Critical Literary Theory Vol.2, No.1 Final Call

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 10:41pm
Tim Cahill

Vitalpoetics: A Journal of Critical Literary Theory is now seeking final submissions for Vol.2 No.1,
2009. Vitalpoetics is a journal of critical literary theory. Our objective is to promote key ideas in the
field through close analysis, always holding that literature and its theory are connected to the social,
cultural and political contexts that give rise to it.

All submissions must be in English. Articles are between 3000-5000 words. Please submit an
abstract before 25th Feb., 2009. Visit http://www.vitalpoetics.com/submit for details.

CFP: [Victorian] English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel at the Rocky Mountain MLA Conference in Snowbird, Utah (

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23pm
Scott Rogers

CFP: English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel at the Rocky Mountain
MLA Conference in Snowbird, Utah (3/1/2009; 10/8/2009-10/10/2009).

250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century
Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent
biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to
submit proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2009, and the
conference dates are October 8-10, 2009.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Rhetoric Society of America sessions at MLA

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:41pm
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking proposals for RSA's sponsored panel at MLA 2009, in
Philadelphia. The conference runs from December 27-30.

Rhetoric in the City

Possible topicsâ€"Any aspect of the history of rhetoric or of rhetorical
education in and for specific cities or locales; interrogations of
architectural or city space and rhetorical theory, rhetorics of space.

Please send 250-word abstracts, CV, and contact information by March 1 to
Jordynn Jack (jjack_at_email.unc.edu <mailto:jjack_at_email.unc.edu>).

CFP: [Renaissance] MLA 2009 Proposed Special Session Translating Identity: Early Modern Cultural Studies

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:45pm
Ambereen Dadabhoy

One of the intellectual preoccupations of the early modern world was the construction of identity in
all of its disparate forms: religious, racial, sexual, and political. At the same time, however, early
modern Europeans were expanding beyond their continental borders on both mercantile and
colonial missions. Such forays necessitated the creation of discursive practices that made the "new"
and "foreign" knowable and sought to analyze that difference in connection with their own identity
concerns. In this proposes special session for the 2009 MLA, we seek papers that explore the
theme of translation in the various contexts identified by MLA President Catherine Porter, which

CFP: [Children] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:26pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Postcolonial] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:26pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Ethnic] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:26pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:25pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Victorian] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:25pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [20th] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:24pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Booker Prize and India

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:08pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the
Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The
reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author,
who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indiansâ€"
Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of
Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and
Arvinda Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). Since the award of this prize to
Indians, IWE has become a force to reckon with. The present anthology of
critical essays on the Booker Prize winners, hailing from India proposes
to analyze the works of these masters. The book will include the papers

CFP: [Ethnic] The Booker Prize and India

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:08pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the
Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The
reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author,
who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indiansâ€"
Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of
Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and
Arvinda Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). Since the award of this prize to
Indians, IWE has become a force to reckon with. The present anthology of
critical essays on the Booker Prize winners, hailing from India proposes
to analyze the works of these masters. The book will include the papers

CFP: [General] The Booker Prize and India

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:08pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the
Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The
reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author,
who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indiansâ€"
Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of
Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and
Arvinda Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). Since the award of this prize to
Indians, IWE has become a force to reckon with. The present anthology of
critical essays on the Booker Prize winners, hailing from India proposes
to analyze the works of these masters. The book will include the papers

CFP: [Theory] The Booker Prize and India

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:08pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the
Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The
reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author,
who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indiansâ€"
Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of
Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and
Arvinda Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). Since the award of this prize to
Indians, IWE has become a force to reckon with. The present anthology of
critical essays on the Booker Prize winners, hailing from India proposes
to analyze the works of these masters. The book will include the papers

CFP: [Collections] The Booker Prize and India

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:07pm
Dr.Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal

A full-length novel, written by a citizen of the Commonwealth, the
Republic of Ireland or Zimbabwe is eligible for the Booker Prize. The
reputation of the prize is sure to transform the fortunes of the author,
who receives it. This prestigious prize has been won by four Indiansâ€"
Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, 1981), Arundhati Roy (The God of
Small Things, 1997), Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss, 2006) and
Arvinda Adiga (The White Tiger, 2008). Since the award of this prize to
Indians, IWE has become a force to reckon with. The present anthology of
critical essays on the Booker Prize winners, hailing from India proposes
to analyze the works of these masters. The book will include the papers

CFP: [General] The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:16am
Roula Kogos

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
2009 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Snowbird, Utah, October 8-10

As increasing numbers of artists and scholars turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food, food
production, and/or food ritual. What are the cultural implications of our
food choices? How does what we eat shape our environment? How have
individual and cultural sustenance patterns influenced us politically?
Historically? And what do representations of food choices demonstrate in
arts and literature?

CFP: [20th] The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:15am
Roula Kogos

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
2009 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Snowbird, Utah, October 8-10

As increasing numbers of artists and scholars turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food, food
production, and/or food ritual. What are the cultural implications of our
food choices? How does what we eat shape our environment? How have
individual and cultural sustenance patterns influenced us politically?
Historically? And what do representations of food choices demonstrate in
arts and literature?

CFP: [American] The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values (RMMLA)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:14am
Roula Kogos

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
2009 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Snowbird, Utah, October 8-10

As increasing numbers of artists and scholars turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food, food
production, and/or food ritual. What are the cultural implications of our
food choices? How does what we eat shape our environment? How have
individual and cultural sustenance patterns influenced us politically?
Historically? And what do representations of food choices demonstrate in
arts and literature?

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:11am
Roula Kogos

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
2009 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, Snowbird, Utah, October 8-10

As increasing numbers of artists and scholars turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food, food
production, and/or food ritual. What are the cultural implications of our
food choices? How does what we eat shape our environment? How have
individual and cultural sustenance patterns influenced us politically?
Historically? And what do representations of food choices demonstrate in
arts and literature?

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23am
Gretchen Bartels

This is a proposed panel for the graduate student conference (dis)junctions
2009: Brave New Worlds.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of rhetoric
and composition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to the

following:
Writing Pedagogy
Writing across the Disciplines (WAC) / Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
Post-process theory
Writing Centers
Visual Rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Aristotelian Rhetoric
Plato and Rhetoric

CFP: [Film] LOST(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:21am
Gretchen Bartels

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of the
television show Lost. Potential topics may include but are not limited to
the following:

Lost and philosophy
The epistemology of the flashback
Allusion
Online Communities
Insular representations of the world

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be emailed to Gretchen Bartels
(g.bartels_at_gmail.com) by February 27th, 2009. Please include the abstract
in the text of the email (no attachments). Indicate any audio/visual needs
you may have.

CFP: [General] THE WORLD OF THE DETECTIVE (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:20am
Gretchen Bartels

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
representations of the detective in fiction, film, television, and other
media. The world the detective moves within is often confusing and
constrained. This panel will consider the different environments featured
in detective fiction and the relationship of the detective to the larger
world he or she moves within. Potential topics may include but are not
limited to the following:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Queer African Studies

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 8:23am
Keguro Macharia

Queer African Studies
African Studies Association
New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 2009

Recent book-length studies by Jarrod Hayes, Marc Epprecht, and Neville Hoad
may be said to have inaugurated the sub-field of Queer African Studies.
This panel seeks papers that address the relationship of this sub-field to
other fields within African studies. I am especially interested in papers
that focus on questions of methodology, and that analyze the relationship
between queer African studies and queer social movements in Africa.

Papers may address, but are not limited to,

CFP: [Gender Studies] Queer African Studies

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 8:23am
Keguro Macharia

Queer African Studies
African Studies Association
New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 2009

Recent book-length studies by Jarrod Hayes, Marc Epprecht, and Neville Hoad
may be said to have inaugurated the sub-field of Queer African Studies.
This panel seeks papers that address the relationship of this sub-field to
other fields within African studies. I am especially interested in papers
that focus on questions of methodology, and that analyze the relationship
between queer African studies and queer social movements in Africa.

Papers may address, but are not limited to,

CFP: [Postcolonial] Call For Papers on Shobha De

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 8:16am
Dr Shaleen Kumar Singh

CALL FOR PAPERS

INVITE YOUR ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTION IN THE FORM OF ESSAYS
TO BE PUBLISHED
IN
OUR FORTHCOMING
ANTHOLOGY ON
SHOBA DE

SHOBA DE IS AN INDIAN WRITING WOMAN NOVELIST, COLUMN WRITER, TRAVEL
WRITER, ESSAYIST, SHORT STORY WRITER

YOUR ESSAYS MAY BE TYPE WRITTEN, DOUBLE SPACED, TIMES NEW ROMAN FORMAT 12.
SHOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED ANYWHERE ELSE.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION IS 1ST MARCH 2009.

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