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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Regionalism in U.S. Literature and Culture Before 1900 (MLA 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 6:00pm
John Funchion

Even as we attend to the global and transnational dimensions of literature,
Pascale Casanova has encouraged us to study both the formation and
character of so-called "small literatures" of dominated nations or of
subordinated regions within nations. While we have developed a rich
vocabulary for discussing cosmopolitanism and transnational literary
studies, we have not completely theorized regionalism or
regionalization--the process by which a literary and cultural space assumes
a local rather than a national or cosmopolitan character. This MLA panel
will move in the direction of arriving at a richer theoretical and critical
understanding of regionalism and regionalization by examining the local

CFP: [American] Regionalism in U.S. Literature and Culture Before 1900 (MLA 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 5:59pm
John Funchion

Even as we attend to the global and transnational dimensions of literature,
Pascale Casanova has encouraged us to study both the formation and
character of so-called "small literatures" of dominated nations or of
subordinated regions within nations. While we have developed a rich
vocabulary for discussing cosmopolitanism and transnational literary
studies, we have not completely theorized regionalism or
regionalization--the process by which a literary and cultural space assumes
a local rather than a national or cosmopolitan character. This MLA panel
will move in the direction of arriving at a richer theoretical and critical
understanding of regionalism and regionalization by examining the local

CFP: [General] Submissions/Contributions needed

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 9:23pm
Mustafa Bal

epiphany (ISSN 1840-3719) is a refereed academic online journal and a
publication of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of International
University of Sarajevo. The journal started its publication in 2008, and
it publishes original articles on arts and social sciences. Only the
author(s) is (are) responsible for the opinions and views stated in the
articles. Un-published articles are not returned to the authors. Please
visit epiphany webpage at http://www.ius.edu.ba/epiphany for the
submission guidelines.

UPDATE: [General] Women in Indian Fiction by Women

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 7:17pm
Asha Choubey

 The Editor of a collection on
“ Women in Indian Fiction by Women”
Seeks quality, scholarly research papers.
Abstracts due by: 1 January 2009. Deadline Extended: 7 January 2009.
Full papers due: 25 March 2009.
The collection has been commissioned by a renowned Delhi Publisher.
Address all your submissions & queries to: reader1234_at_rediffmail.com/
ashkar_us_at_yahoo.com

Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University
Bareilly. U.P.
India

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Women in Indian Fiction by Women

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 7:17pm
Asha Choubey

 The Editor of a collection on
“ Women in Indian Fiction by Women”
Seeks quality, scholarly research papers.
Abstracts due by: 1 January 2009. Deadline Extended: 7 January 2009.
Full papers due: 25 March 2009.
The collection has been commissioned by a renowned Delhi Publisher.
Address all your submissions & queries to: reader1234_at_rediffmail.com/
ashkar_us_at_yahoo.com

Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University
Bareilly. U.P.
India

UPDATE: [Collections] Women in Indian Fiction by Women

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 7:17pm
Asha Choubey

 The Editor of a collection on
“ Women in Indian Fiction by Women”
Seeks quality, scholarly research papers.
Abstracts due by: 1 January 2009. Deadline Extended: 7 January 2009.
Full papers due: 25 March 2009.
The collection has been commissioned by a renowned Delhi Publisher.
Address all your submissions & queries to: reader1234_at_rediffmail.com/
ashkar_us_at_yahoo.com

Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University
Bareilly. U.P.
India

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Women in Indian Fiction by Women

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 7:17pm
Asha Choubey

 The Editor of a collection on
“ Women in Indian Fiction by Women”
Seeks quality, scholarly research papers.
Abstracts due by: 1 January 2009. Deadline Extended: 7 January 2009.
Full papers due: 25 March 2009.
The collection has been commissioned by a renowned Delhi Publisher.
Address all your submissions & queries to: reader1234_at_rediffmail.com/
ashkar_us_at_yahoo.com

Dr. Asha Choubey
Reader in English
Head, Department of Humanities
MJP Rohilkhand University
Bareilly. U.P.
India

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Canadian Comparative Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 2:15am
Dr. Karin Beeler

CFP: CCLA Meeting Congress 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS / APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
Association canadienne de littérature comparée
CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

CARLETON UNIVERSITY
Ottawa, Ontario
May 23 - 25 2009
Comparative Spaces: Changing Territories

(Le français suit.)

2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Comparative Literature
Association. Join us at Carleton University to celebrate the discipline of
Comparative Literature in Canada. We invite papers, or proposals for
papers, as well as panels on the following subjects:

CFP: [General] The Role of the Writer in the Process of Creating and Defining Art

updated: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 6:31pm
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

Deadline Extension for the CEA-CC’s 2009 Conference

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Conference on Art and the Artist in
Society

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is
extending the deadline for submitting proposals for the next conference,
Art and the Artist in Society (University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo; March
13-14), until January 18th. We are especially interested in
presentations for a session on the writer’s role in the process of
creating and defining art.

CFP: [Theory] The Role of the Writer in the Process of Creating and Defining Art

updated: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 6:30pm
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

Deadline Extension for the CEA-CC’s 2009 Conference

Call for Papers for a Panel for the Conference on Art and the Artist in
Society

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is
extending the deadline for submitting proposals for the next conference,
Art and the Artist in Society (University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo; March
13-14), until January 18th. We are especially interested in
presentations for a session on the writer’s role in the process of
creating and defining art.

UPDATE: [American] ALA panel: Doctors and Divines in the New England Literary Tradition 1/25/09

updated: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 5:19pm
Kelly Bezio

American Literature Association
20th Annual Conference

          Dates: May 21-24, 2009
                        
Location:
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798
(617-262-9600)

"The Physician and the Pastor: Doctors and Divines in the New England
Literary Tradition"

 Please email 300-word abstracts to Kelly Bezio (bezio_at_email.unc.edu) or
Ashley Reed (reeda_at_email.unc.edu) no later than January 25, 2009.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Urban Childhoods - NYC Conference CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 1:00pm
Jennifer Griffiths

Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "Urban Childhoods"
 New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
March 6, 2009
New York Institute of Technology Conference Facility
16 West 61st Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
11th Floor
New York, NY 10023
The New York Institute of Technology announces its fifth
interdisciplinary conference, “Urban Childhoods.” Scholars from a range
of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-
day conference at NYIT's Columbus Circle campus.

CFP: [Collections] Shakespeare scholars; criticism/guides for HS/college students (mss. due late 09; book)

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 8:03pm
Doug Sanders

Facts on File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking specialists to produce a variety of Shakespeare-
related book-length manuscripts following established series guidelines.
Prospective authors should be familiar with the less commonly studied
plays (in particular the romances and histories) and/or the history and
development of Shakespeare criticism from the seventeenth century to the
present day. The author must have a PhD, extensive knowledge of
Shakespeare’s life and works, and an ability to write clearly and
succinctly for students in both high school and college. Manuscripts would
be due in late 2009. If qualified and interested, please send a cover

CFP: [Professional] SCCC Creative Writing Festival

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 5:43pm
SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee

The English Department at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island
will be holding its Second Annual Creative Writing Festival April 25th,
2009. The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short
story writers, dramatists, creative non-fiction writers, and creative
writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions,
readings, and events. Some of last year's participants included Brock
Clarke, Judy Baumel, Josh Gidding, Victor LaValle, Lawrence Epstein, and
Julie Sheehan. This year, the Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks
proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the
following nature:

CFP: [Poetry] SCCC Creative Writing Festival

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 5:36pm
SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee

The English Department at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island
will be holding its Second Annual Creative Writing Festival April 25th,
2009. The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short
story writers, dramatists, creative non-fiction writers, and creative
writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions,
readings, and events. Some of last year's participants included Brock
Clarke, Judy Baumel, Josh Gidding, Victor LaValle, Lawrence Epstein, and
Julie Sheehan. This year, the Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks
proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the
following nature:

CFP: [International] The Politics of Space and Place

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 9:31am
Nicola Clewer

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, UK

Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference: The politics of Space and Place

16 - 18 September 2009

Keynote speaker: Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK
 

CFP: [American] CFP: open panel on Charles Johnson (ALA '09)

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 5:22am
John Whalen-Bridge

The Charles Johnson Society will host an open panel at the American
Literature Association convention in Boston. We will have one panel on
Charles Johnson and politics, and the second panel topic is wide open. Send
abstracts to John Whalen-Bridge by January 19th (MLK Day) at
ellwbj-at-nus.edu.sg.

American Literature Association, 20th Annual Conference
Dates: May 21-24, 2009
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

CFP: [American] CFP: open panel on Charles Johnson (ALA '09)

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 5:18am
John Whalen-Bridge

The Charles Johnson Society will host an open panel at the American
Literature Association convention in Boston. We will have one panel on
Charles Johnson and politics, and the second panel topic is wide open. Send
abstracts to John Whalen-Bridge by January 19th (MLK Day) at
ellwbj-at-nus.edu.sg.

American Literature Association, 20th Annual Conference
Dates: May 21-24, 2009
http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/

UPDATE: [General] Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (1/2/09)

updated: 
Monday, December 29, 2008 - 4:19am
paul petrovic

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) 2009

17th Annual Conference will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Keynote speakers will be Dr.
Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago) and Dr. Robert
Dale Parker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

CFP: [Theory] Critical Sense: Institutional Memory/Memorializing Institutions

updated: 
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 8:58pm
Ben Krupicka

CRITICAL SENSE: A JOURNAL OF POLITICAL AND CULTURAL THEORY

CALL FOR PAPERS SPRING 2009

Institutional Memory/Memorializing Institutions

Critical Sense, an interdisciplinary journal supported by the Townsend
Center at the University of California, Berkeley, invites submissions for
its Spring 2009 issue on different modalities and understandings of memory,
remembrance and recollection.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Proposal Submissions: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (Feb. 1, 2009; October 7-10, 20

updated: 
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 1:11pm
Jessica Rivait

Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative sessions are now
being accepted for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference to be held
at Michigan State University October 7-10, 2009. Proposal submissions are
due by Sunday, February 1, 2009. To submit a proposal, please visit our
websites at www.femrhet.cwshrc.org and http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Proposal Submissions: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (Feb. 1, 2009; October 7-10, 20

updated: 
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 12:54pm
Jessica Rivait

Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative sessions are now
being accepted for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference to be held
at Michigan State University October 7-10, 2009. Proposal submissions are
due by Sunday, February 1, 2009. To submit a proposal, please visit our
websites at www.femrhet.cwshrc.org and http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

CFP: [American] Teaching American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 11:28am
Patricia Bostian

The peer-reviewed online journal Teaching American Literature: A Journal
of Theory and Practice (TALTP) is seeking articles for upcoming issues.

Winter 2009 Issue Theme: Teaching American Literature Electronically
Deadline for manuscript submission is February 28, 2009

Spring 2009 Issue Theme: Teaching the Literature of Place
Deadline for manuscript submission is May 30, 2009

CFP: [Medieval] Panel on Medieval-Themed Science Fiction (1/15/09; Plymouth State Medieval Forum 4/24-25/09)

updated: 
Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 9:24pm
Michael A Torregrossa

The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is
organizing a session or series of sessions devoted to the theme of “Can
the Middle Ages Have a Future? Re-Creations of the Medieval in Works of
Science Fiction” for the 2009 Medieval and Renaissance Forum to be held a
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, from 24-25 April. We are
especially interested in papers that interrogate sci fi medievalisms and
Umberto Eco’s famous formulation of ten post-medieval Middle Ages in
“Dreaming the Middle Ages” and “The New Middle Ages” published in Travels
in Hyperreality. Please email us ASAP if you’d be interested in

CFP: [20th] Teaching First World War Texts: A Dialogue between Literature and History (1/25; NACBS 11/6-8/09)

updated: 
Friday, December 26, 2008 - 12:20am
Douglas Higbee

North American Conference of British Studies
Annual Meeting
Louisville, Kentucky
November 6-8, 2009

Teaching First World War Texts: A Dialogue between Literature and History

Seeking proposals for a roundtable (4 panelists) offering interesting and
pedagogically articulate approaches to teaching First World War texts.
The aim of the roundtable is to foster a discussion largely between
teachers of literature and historyâ€"keeping in mind the complexly related
and often multi-focal nature of both disciplines. Stronger proposals
will correlate a specific classroom approach with a general pedagogical
underpinning.

A few questions/topics to consider:

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