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CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 09: Lawman's Brut Society

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:40pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Lawman's Brut Society is pleased to announce the
following sessions for the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

1. Lawman's Brut and his Readers

The first session welcomes papers addressing possible readers of the Brut,
including evidence of Lawman's ongoing influence in English literature of
the middle ages and beyond. Proposals that discuss the persona of the
reader in the Brut or of instances of reading within the textâ€"either of
actual reading or of events that serve as metaphors for the process of
readingâ€"are also encouraged. The session will also consider proposals
dealing with traditional discussions of of hermeneutics or of Lawman’s
ongoing influence.

CFP: [Victorian] The Brontes in Context (II) (11/14-15/08)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:14pm
Bronte Conference

The Brontes in Context (II): The Professor, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of
Wildfell Hall
14-15 November 2008,
Centre for Literary Studies; Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy
Research,
University of Salford (UK)

Meant as a follow-up to the very successful first “The Brontes in
Context”
conference, this conference aims to re-read The Professor, Agnes Grey,
and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,as well as contextualise the novels in
the light of historically informed research of contexts.

CFP: [Collections] Deadline Extended - Graduate Journal Call for Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:32am
Anna Smaill

Moveable Type, the UCL English Department's postgraduate online
journal, has extended the submission deadline for literary reviews for
the 2008 issue until August 25 2008.

Since 2005, Moveable Type has published reviews and scholarly papers
by postgraduate students worldwide. We welcome submissions of reviews
of literature in all its forms -- novels, poetry collections, film,
theatre, graphic novels, online narratives, biographies, cultural
theory, literary/film criticism.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/graduate/MThome.htm.

UPDATE: [Film] TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 11:39pm
Dr Lorna Fitzsimmons

 
TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities,
periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other
arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In
addition to the widely known films,proposals on neglected silents and
films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language
collection. Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna
Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons_at_csudh.edu 500-word proposals due by Oct. 25,

CFP: [American] Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia Representations of the C

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 10:24pm
Michael Cadwallader

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War
40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26 â€" March 1, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War

CFP: [Collections] articles on Doris Lessing's work (9/15/08; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:29pm
Phyllis Perrakis

Short articles of 14 pages or less are requested on any aspect of Doris
Lessing's work for the late Fall issue of the journal "Doris Lesssing
Studies." DLS is the journal put out by the Doris Lessing Society, an
allied member of the MLA. Articles must be in MLA style in Word with
endnotes put in mechanically (do not use automatic endnote feature).
Please send articles by attachment to the three co-editors of Doris
Lessing Studies: Phyllis Perrakis <pperrak_at_uottawa.ca>; Sandra Singer
<ssinger_at_uoguelph.ca>; Jeanie Warnock <jwarnock_at_uottawa.ca> by Sept. 15,
2008.

CFP: [Romantic] Mary Shelley Essay Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 3:25pm
Lucy Morrison

Essays are invited for a collection titled "Mary Shelley and her
Contemporaries and Circle." This collection of essays broadens the ways
in which Mary Shelley is positioned within both her family circle and the
larger Romantic literary scene. Selections considering Mary Shelley's
relationship to areas of geographical development (the Americas and the
'Orient") and Mary Shelley's relationship to her family (husband and
father) are nearing final revision. The editors are still interested in
seeing completed essays discussing Mary Shelley's works in relation to
those of her contemporaries; interdisciplinary considerations are
especially sought. Please email enquiries and completed essays of about

CFP: [Professional] Teaching Reading and Program Development in French

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 2:33pm
Tim Gerhard

9/15/08; NeMLA 2/26/09

How can we best teach reading in beginning, intermediate and advanced
intermediate French classrooms? What methodologies work best to
facilitate comprehension of texts and to prepare students to be
successful in upper division courses? What role should literary texts
play? This panel will present strategies for turning students into
independent readers and, in the process, strengthening French programs.
Papers (French preferred) should display a demonstrated real-world
application to complement any theoretical discussion. 250-500 word
abstract to T. Gerhard, gerhardt_at_cortland.edu

CFP: [International] Living Memory - Remembering Reinventing Forgetting

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:48am
Chiara Gamboz

EMPA’S Annual Postgraduate Symposium
 
Call for Papers

Living Memory
Remembering, Reinventing and Forgetting

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It
is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which
dead cities lie interred. â€" Walter Benjamin

CFP: [Children] Children and Media Conference: Film, Books, Audio

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 6:16pm
wynn yarbrough

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
September 26-27, 2008
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia Film Committee invites papers
on the theme of the Child in Film and Media for an interdisciplinary
conference to be held on the UDC campus on September 26-27, 2008.

CFP: [American] CFP New Orleans Culture National PCA 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 5:21pm
Dr. Christopher Bloss

Call for Papers: New Orleans Culture
Area Chair: Dr. Christopher Bloss
PCA, national conference
APRIL 8-11, 2009
Conference location: New Orleans MARRIOTT
New Orleans, Louisiana
  
Presentations covering a broad
range of New Orleansâ€"literature, recovery, narrative, film--pieces,
critical approaches, and cultural interpretations are welcome;
presentations should be developed for a 15-minute reading.
  
Any aspect of New Orleans will be appropriate; anything from John Kennedy
Toole to voodoo is acceptable material. Please be creative with the
subject.
  
Please submit a no more than a 250-word abstract to Dr. Christopher

CFP: [Film] CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 4:21pm
De Beer

The influence of colonization and the mass media has left its mark on
African language policies and communication, making way for a gradual
shift towards English in Africa due to its prestige as the globalizing
language. The future of African languages and cultures are hereby
endangered. Mother-tongue education has been neglected in favor of
Western languages, the languages of the colonizer. Although South Africa
has 11 official languages, English is the dominant language in
government, business, education and media systems. Research regarding
the use of television dramas as literature linked to technology, proved
that this genre can be very effective in popularizing languages and in

CFP: [Film] WideScreen - peer review film journal

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 3:44pm
Kuhu Tanvir

WideScreen

peer reviewed, open access film journal

ISSN 1757-3920
http://www.widescreenjournal.org
 

About
WideScreen is a peer-reviewed, open access journal. It is devoted to the
critical study of cinema from historical, theoretical, political, and
aesthetic perspectives. The journal is a continuation of sorts of
subalterncinema.com and it aims to combine the best of academic and
journalistic critique of cinema and to look at the various critical vantage
points from which to understand cinema in this dynamic environment.

CFP: [Medieval] Kzoo 2009: Anglo-Saxon Space

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 3:01pm
Renee Trilling

44th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Call for Papers: Anglo-Saxon Space: Material, Cultural, Symbolic

In recent years, space - in all its various forms - has become a vital
category for medieval studies. We welcome proposals for papers across a
range of approaches to Anglo-Saxon space, including physical, visual,
textual, geographical, spiritual, social and imaginary. In continuing this
series of sessions, which have fun with great success for the past four
years, we hope to bring together more Anglo-Saxon scholars doing such work,
and foster further connections within the "space" of such exchanges.

CFP: [Theatre] Routledge ABES Contemporary Drama Section

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:44am
Sophia Blackwell

Call for Contributors

Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies:
Contemporary Literature Section (Drama)

Routledge are proud to announce the launch of the Routledge Annotated
Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), a unique reference tool for those
working in the field of English Literary Studies.

Routledge ABES is a specialised online bibliography providing annotated
entries on all of the most significant research in literary studies
published each year. It contains scholarly annotations on all the best new
criticism, from which users can find out about a publication, how it might
be of use to them, and whether it would be relevant to their work.

CFP: [Victorian] Routledge ABES 19th Century Section

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:43am
Sophia Blackwell

Call for Contributors

Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies:
Nineteenth Century Section

Routledge are proud to announce the launch of the Routledge Annotated
Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), a unique reference tool for those
working in the field of English Literary Studies.

Routledge ABES is a specialised online bibliography providing annotated
entries on all of the most significant research in literary studies
published each year. It contains scholarly annotations on all the best new
criticism, from which users can find out about a publication, how it might
be of use to them, and whether it would be relevant to their work.

CFP: [18th] Routledge ABES Eighteenth Century Section

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:42am
Sophia Blackwell

Call for Contributors

Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies:
Eighteenth Century Section

Routledge are proud to announce the launch of the Routledge Annotated
Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), a unique reference tool for those
working in the field of English Literary Studies.

Routledge ABES is a specialised online bibliography providing annotated
entries on all of the most significant research in literary studies
published each year. It contains scholarly annotations on all the best new
criticism, from which users can find out about a publication, how it might
be of use to them, and whether it would be relevant to their work.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Routledge ABES Postcolonial Section

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:39am
Sophia Blackwell

Research in the Centre for Postcolonial Writing

Research Project - 2008:
Annotated Bibliography of English Studies (Routledge ABES, UK)
International On-Line Bibliography

The Centre for Postcolonial Writing (CPW) is the Editor of the
Postcolonial Literary Studies Section of Routledge’s Annotated
Bibliography of English Studies (ABES), which commenced in 1999 and has
just been remodelled and relaunched for 2008.

Call for Contributing Annotators

The CPW is expanding its network of annotators in the area of Postcolonial
Literature.

CFP: [General] Prose Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:36am
Sophia Blackwell

Prose Studies
History, Theory, Criticism

Call for Papers

Prose Studies is a journal for discussion of the history, theory and
criticism of non-fictional prose of all periods.

While the journal publishes studies of such recognized genres of non-
fiction as autobiography, biography, the sermon, the essay, the letter,
the journal etc., it also aims to promote the study of non-fictional prose
as an important component in the profession's ongoing re-configuration of
the categories and canons of literature. Interdisciplinary studies,
articles on non-canonical texts and essays on the theory and practice of
discourse are also included.

CFP: [General] Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:52am
Beth Davies-Stofka

Call for Presenters: Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

Proposals are invited for presentations at the Web Comics Convention to be
held in Second Life on October 3, 2008.

Sponsored by The Center for EduPunx, The Comic Book Bin, and The Institute
for Comics Studies, the conference will bring together practitioners,
educators, academics, students, journalists and others for a day-long event
aimed at lively discussion and fruitful exchange. Participation from all
over the world is avidly sought, while conference organizers and tech
support will work in English.

CFP: [Computing-Internet] Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:51am
Beth Davies-Stofka

Call for Presenters: Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

Proposals are invited for presentations at the Web Comics Convention to be
held in Second Life on October 3, 2008.

Sponsored by The Center for EduPunx, The Comic Book Bin, and The Institute
for Comics Studies, the conference will bring together practitioners,
educators, academics, students, journalists and others for a day-long event
aimed at lively discussion and fruitful exchange. Participation from all
over the world is avidly sought, while conference organizers and tech
support will work in English.

CFP: [Film] CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:44am
Constantine Verevis

CALL FOR PAPERS

B for BAD cinema: aesthetics, politics and cultural value

Inaugural Centre for Film and Television Studies Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, April
15â€"17, 2009

CFP: [Travel] Politics of Travel and Travel Writing

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:04pm
Ulrike Brisson

Call for essays for Proposed Collection
Not So Innocent Abroad: The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing
Proposal deadline September 15, 2008
Completed essay deadline January 30, 2009

CFP: [American] National PCA Southern Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 6:55pm
Christopher Bloss

Call for Papers: Southern Literature and Culture
Area Chair: Dr. Christopher Bloss
PCA, national conference
APRIL 8-11, 2009
Conference location: New Orleans MARRIOTT
New Orleans, Louisiana
  
Contemporary Southern literature remains a growing area for
further/future
discussion(s) and criticism(s) within the context of society. This CFP
seeks contributors offering a wide variety of interpretations and
criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and culture against the
backdrop of popular culture and postmodern society, although other
approaches are also solicited. Presentations covering a broad
range of Southern literature pieces, critical approaches, and cultural

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