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UPDATE: [African-American] Submissions: Street Cred: Expanding the Canon of African American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 8:16pm
Kimberly Collins

The writings by a new cast of African American writers, who write within
the genre known as “Street Lit,” present a space for the African American
scholar to chronicle and offer meaning to these writers’ works and to
assess how these texts represent African American literature. Because
these non-canonized African American writers enjoy the attention of an
excited new readership, it is critical to examine how and where they may
enter the canon of African American literature.

UPDATE: [International] extended deadline

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 5:10pm
nadjia amrane

Fifth International Conference, English Department, University of Algiers
Theme:"Independence Literatures in a Global Context" (7-9 March in
Algiers,Algeria).
With independent nations and former empires now acting in their right,
the global scene is being energized, in a manner and to an extent which
remain to be determined, by the struggle for freedom and sovereignty
which raged in the past two centuries. As symbolic territory hosting and
regulating the past, present, and (potentially)future aspirations, dreams
and fantasies of the community, literature may be of a precious aid in
order to assess the dynamics of independence as defined below.

UPDATE: [International] indendence literatures in a global context

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 4:46pm
nadjia amrane

Fifth International Conference, English Department, University of Algiers
Theme:"Independence Literatures in a Global Context" (7-9 March in
Algiers,Algeria).
With independent nations and former empires now acting in their right,
the global scene is being energized, in a manner and to an extent which
remain to be determined, by the struggle for freedom and sovereignty
which raged in the past two centuries. As symbolic territory hosting and
regulating the past, present, and (potentially)future aspirations, dreams
and fantasies of the community, literature may be of a precious aid in
order to assess the dynamics of independence as defined below.

UPDATE: [Medieval] After Arundel Conference: Registration Open

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 2:26pm
Vincent Gillespie

Registration is now open for After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth
Century England 16-18 April 2009.
This international conference is organised by the Faculty of English,
University of Oxford, in association with the Bodleian Library, marking the
600th anniversary of the publication of Arundel's Constitutions.
Plenary speakers are Sarah Beckwith, Jeremy Catto, Anne Hudson, David Lawton
and Miri Rubin and the conference respondent is Nicholas Watson.
For the registration form and further details about the programme and
accommodation, please go to:
http://www.medieval.ox.ac.uk/afterarundel/

CFP: [Medieval] Editing Medieval Texts from Britain in the Twenty-First Century

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 2:23pm
Vincent Gillespie

CALL FOR PAPERS

Editing Medieval Texts from Britain in the Twenty-First Century

A conference organised by

The Early English Text Society

20th -22nd May 2010
in
Oxford
Plenary speakers:
H. Leith Spencer (Oxford): ‘The History of EETS and the History of Editing’
Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe: ‘Editing Old English Texts’
Thorlac Turville-Petre: ‘Electronic Editing’

Panels will address topics such as:

CFP: [Poetry] African American Poetry (2/1/09; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 4:10am
Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

Rattle, a biannual literary journal, is accepting submissions of poetry
written by African Americans and essays about contemporary African
American poetry (open to authors of all backgrounds) for a special
tribute to African American poets. The issue will feature interviews
with Toi Derricotte and Terrance Hayes alongside the work of about two
dozen African American poets in the tribute section and selected essays
(1000-2500 words each) written in conversational, non-academic prose.
Essays should not be about a particular author but should instead address
the overall landscape of African American poetry today and/or the
entanglements of representation and readership inherent in contemporary

CFP: [African-American] African American Poetry (2/1/09; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 4:09am
Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

Rattle, a biannual literary journal, is accepting submissions of poetry
written by African Americans and essays about contemporary African
American poetry (open to authors of all backgrounds) for a special
tribute to African American poets. The issue will feature interviews
with Toi Derricotte and Terrance Hayes alongside the work of about two
dozen African American poets in the tribute section and selected essays
(1000-2500 words each) written in conversational, non-academic prose.
Essays should not be about a particular author but should instead address
the overall landscape of African American poetry today and/or the
entanglements of representation and readership inherent in contemporary

CFP: [American] 2008 ALA

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 12:35am
Melina Mamigonian

Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Current Contexts

American Literature Association - 2008 Conference - Boston, MA

   This panel will include several shorter papers and provide a forum for discussion of materials and
methods.

   Contexts may include but are not limited to: Aesthetic Theory, American Philosophy/Pragmatism,
History, Realism/Naturalism, Theology/Religion, trans-Atlantic modernism and culture, or teaching
Gilman alongside other writers. Papers considering Gilman’s nonfiction are encouraged!

UPDATE: [Graduate] Extended Deadline on "Got class?"

updated: 
Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 12:02am
Michael Dery

January 21, 2009

7th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium â€" Call for
Papers - Conference to be held March 6th and 7th

Got class?:
Elitism, aesthetics, globalization and the future of literature

CFP: [Film] âFrom Static to Motion Pictures: The Art of Adapting Comic Books to Cinemaâ panel

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 4:14pm
Liam Burke

‘From Static to Motion Pictures: The Art of Adapting Comic Books to
Cinema’ panel at the 4th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies
Conference, 24-25 September, 2009
When cinema’s shadows first flickered into action, the struggling
scientific curiosity looked to other forms, namely novels and plays, to
confer artistic credibility and narrative stability. Today, the rate of
text to film adaptations has not slackened, yet with new computer-based
technologies committing to screen what once seemed impossible, cinema has
begun to wade into uncertain digital waters. Once again the art-form is
looking to adaptation to provide a through-line in this new age, except

CFP: [Victorian] Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries: Special session at RMMLA

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:04pm
Lucy Morrison

Proposals for 20 minute conference presentations are invited for the
RMMLA special session on "Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries."
Interdisciplinary considerations of the ways in which Mary Shelley's
writings 'talk' with those of her family and contemporaries are
especially welcome. Please email a 250 word abstract and brief cv to
lxmorrison_at_salisbury.edu by March 1st; all submitters will be notified of
their paper's status by March 15th. The conference will take place in
Snowbird, UT, October 8-10, 2009. Enquiries welcome.

CFP: [Romantic] Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries: Special Session

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:03pm
Lucy Morrison

Proposals for 20 minute conference presentations are invited for the
RMMLA special session on "Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries."
Interdisciplinary considerations of the ways in which Mary Shelley's
writings 'talk' with those of her family and contemporaries are
especially welcome. Please email a 250 word abstract and brief cv to
lxmorrison_at_salisbury.edu by March 1st; all submitters will be notified of
their paper's status by March 15th. The conference will take place in
Snowbird, UT, October 8-10, 2009. Enquiries welcome.

CFP: [African-American] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:24am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?

CFP: [Ethnic] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:24am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?

CFP: [General] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:24am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:23am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?

CFP: [Film] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:23am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging." November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

What role has visual culture played creating feelings and structures of
cultural belonging? When and how have visual texts helped to document and
resist the exclusionary borders placed around American citizenship?

CFP: [American] Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture ASA 11/5-9, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:22am
Kimberly Lamm

Call for Panelists for the American Studies Association: “Practices of
Citizenship, Sustainability and Belonging.“ November 5-9, 2009
Washington D.C.
Visual Productions of Citizenship in American Culture

This proposed panel will analyze when and how visual culture has
contributed to changes in and access to American citizenship, both formal
and cultural. We are looking for papers that theorize the relationship
between visuality and citizenship from within specific historical contexts.

UPDATE: [Science] In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 4:44pm
Eric D. Smith

UPDATE: Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to January 15

In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

April 3-4, 2009

Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Speakers: Phillip E. Wegner (University of Florida)
                Tobias Buckell

UPDATE: [Graduate] In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 4:44pm
Eric D. Smith

UPDATE: Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to January 15

In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

April 3-4, 2009

Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Speakers: Phillip E. Wegner (University of Florida)
                Tobias Buckell

UPDATE: [General] In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 4:43pm
Eric D. Smith

UPDATE: Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to January 15

In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the SF Imagination

April 3-4, 2009

Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Speakers: Phillip E. Wegner (University of Florida)
                Tobias Buckell

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] History of Intellectual Property

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 3:45pm
Martha Woodmansee

International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

CALL FOR PAPERS

First Annual ISHTIP Workshop

The Construction of Immateriality
Practices of Appropriation and the Genealogy of Intellectual Property

Bocconi University, Milan Italy
26-27 June 2009

This workshop will explore the making of "intellectual property", understood broadly as the
myriad legal and non-legal processes by which individuals and groups are credited with, and
rewarded for, the authorship of intangible creations, while others are condemned or penalised
for using or claiming such creations as their own.

CFP: [International] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:54am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [Graduate] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:54am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [Victorian] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:54am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [Romantic] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:53am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [18th] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

updated: 
Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:53am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [General] A Digital Showcase of E-Journals, MLA, Dec 27-30, 2009

updated: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:02pm
Keith Dorwick

I am seeking Editors of E-only Journals (not just adjunct websites to
journals that are primarily conceived of as print) who would like to
participate with me in a digital roundtable at the Modern Language
Association (MLA) Conference in Philadelphia, 27â€"30 December, 2009. Digital
roundtables are new to the MLA: editors and potential contributors and
readers will meet in a room with eight or so networked computers. Editors
could display recent issues of their journals, talk to potential
contributors and discuss the problem of taking e-scholarship seriously.

CFP: [18th] "The Spectral 18th Century," SCSECS 2009

updated: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 9:44pm
Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

This panel focuses on the eighteenth-century fascination with the
immaterial, abstract, and spectral, whether in literature, architecture,
art and aesthetic theory, or natural philosophy. Topics may include but
are not limited to the following: immaterialism; theories of vision and
perception; theories of imagination; apparition literature; haunted spaces;
the realms of fantasy. Please send brief abstracts to Eugenia Zuroski
Jenkins at ezuroski_at_uark.edu.

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