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CFP: [Collections] Early modern women writers (journal issue; 7/16/2008

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 11:18am
G. R. Taneja

_In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism_ proposes to publish a
special issue on early modern women’s writing in English. Submissions are
invited on all aspects of relevant authors, approaches, theories and
paradigms. Submissions may focus on biographical and historical background
as well as intellectual and political issues of the times.

Longer essays should not run beyond six thousand words. Please use the MLA
style sheet, latest version, and use single quotations marks, outside
punctuation, auto footnotes, and 12 point double space Times New Roman
throughout including the notes.
 
The last date for submissions is July 15, 2008.

CFP: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text. An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference.

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:04am
Lucy Prodgers

Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Friday 5th September 2008
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Keynote Speaker:
Ian Buchanan, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory in the School of
English, Communication, and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

‘It is never the beginning or the end which are interesting; the
beginning and the end are points. What is interesting is the middle’
Dialogues II, p.39

CFP: [Romantic] Food and Eating: Ecofeminist Perspectives in 19th-Century Italian and European Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:55am
David Del Principe

This panel invites papers that examine the role of food, eating, and hunger in 19th-century Italian
and European literature and culture, in particular, from an Ecofeminist perspective. The panel asks
these questions: how do food, eating, and hunger, for example, in Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein, and many other works, elide gender and/or species constructs? Does such
an elision reflect the construction of nation? How do food paradigms, hierarchies, and consumption
reinforce or challenge the androcentric and anthropocentric thinking of dominant culture during
industrialization and unification? Although food, eating, and the status of animals have become the

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Disability: A Special Issue of Victorian Review

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 6:46pm
Lisa Surridge

Special Issue: Victorian Disability
Fall 2009
Submission Date: 15 September 2008

The Victorian Review invites submissions for its forthcoming special issue
devoted to Victorian Disability. From the development of new sign systems
for the blind and deaf, to the growth of eugenics, from Dickens’ one-
legged man, Silas Wegg, to the disabled communities that populate the
fiction of Charlotte Yonge, the Victorians were creating and consolidating
ideas of ability, normalcy, difference, health, and illness. This special
issue seeks to explore the constructions of ability and disability that
circulated in Victorian Britain and abroad.

CFP: [Renaissance] RSA 2009 Panel: Re-Evaluating the boundaries between Medieval and Renaissance Drama

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:21pm
Nathaniel C. Leonard

>From 'Corpus Christi' to 'The Mighty Line': Re-Evaluating the boundaries
between Medieval and Renaissance Drama

Description: The transition between the Medieval and Renaissance Stage has
long been seen as an evolution from the the Sacred to the Secular, but this
simplified approach tends to gloss over the complexity of that shift. This
panel will explore how the plays of the late 15th and early 16th centuries
in England negotiate the interplay between Medieval tropes and the
beginnings of the dramatic style that characterized the plays of the 1580s
and 1590s.

Possible Topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [General] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:15pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Auto-bio-phagies

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:14pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [20th] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:14pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [Theory] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:13pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [International] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:13pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [20th] Post-WWII British Masculinities

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 2:46pm
Theodore

The Eighth Fordham University Graduate English Association Conference
October 4, 2008
New York, NY
Submission Deadline: 5.14.2008

Fordham University’s Graduate English Association invites you to submit
abstracts to our 8th (semi) annual graduate conference. This year’s topic
is “Innovation and Evolution.”

This particular panel will address the ways in which masculinities have
evolved/devolved/transformed in Britain, Ireland, and/or Scotland since
World War II.

Issues include, but are certainly not limited to:

CFP: [Collections] "Swing your razor high...": Sweeny Todd and Other (Neo-) Victorian Criminalities

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 11:16am
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke

NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES
(an inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal, dedicated to
contemporary re-imaginings of the nineteenth century in Literature, the
Arts and Humanities)

CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE

"Swing your razor high...":
Sweeny Todd and Other (Neo-) Victorian Criminalities

Deadline for submissions: 10 August 2008

CFP: [Collections] The LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:47am
Tom Hertweck

Friends, colleagues, and bird lovers,

The LBJ (www.literarybirdjournal.org) is soliciting additional pieces for
its fast-approaching late-June inaugural issue in two specific capacities.

First, we’re interested in receiving 250 word proposals leading to feature
articles and essays between 2500 and 3000 words. Pieces can engage with
birds and bird culture in any ways the writer sees fitâ€"-so long as it’s
done thoughtfully, with grace and clarity, and a sharp eye for style. If
interested, please send your proposal, a brief bio, and a writing sample to
editor_at_literarybirdjournal.org.

CFP: [Science] The LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:47am
Tom Hertweck

Friends, colleagues, and bird lovers,

The LBJ (www.literarybirdjournal.org) is soliciting additional pieces for
its fast-approaching late-June inaugural issue in two specific capacities.

First, we’re interested in receiving 250 word proposals leading to feature
articles and essays between 2500 and 3000 words. Pieces can engage with
birds and bird culture in any ways the writer sees fitâ€"-so long as it’s
done thoughtfully, with grace and clarity, and a sharp eye for style. If
interested, please send your proposal, a brief bio, and a writing sample to
editor_at_literarybirdjournal.org.

CFP: [General] The LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:47am
Tom Hertweck

Friends, colleagues, and bird lovers,

The LBJ (www.literarybirdjournal.org) is soliciting additional pieces for
its fast-approaching late-June inaugural issue in two specific capacities.

First, we’re interested in receiving 250 word proposals leading to feature
articles and essays between 2500 and 3000 words. Pieces can engage with
birds and bird culture in any ways the writer sees fitâ€"-so long as it’s
done thoughtfully, with grace and clarity, and a sharp eye for style. If
interested, please send your proposal, a brief bio, and a writing sample to
editor_at_literarybirdjournal.org.

CFP: [Postcolonial] â'UNKNOWN SLAVERIES?': SLAVE-TRADE and TRAFFICKING in the INDIAN OCEAN" (23/5/08 Warwick, UK)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 3:37pm
Dr. Sharae Deckard

“'UNKNOWN SLAVERIES?': SLAVE-TRADE, MIGRATION, and TRAFFICKING in the
INDIAN OCEAN AND AFRICAN INTERIOR”

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Warwick,
Sponsored by the Arts Faculty Roberts Postdoctoral Fund

Date: Friday, 23 May 2008
Venue: The Writer's Room, Millburn House, The University of Warwick,
Coventry UK
Time: 9:30-6:30

KEYNOTES:

Gwyn Campbell (McGill): "Africa and the Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean
World Global Economy--An Overview"

Françoise Vergès (Goldsmith's): “Indiaoceanic Itineraries of Slavery:
Memories, Histories, Cultures on Reunion Island”

Marcus Wood (Sussex): TBA

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Sacred and the Secular conference 19-21 September 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 2:47pm
Sandy White

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE ON ‘THE SACRED AND THE SECULAR’
SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2008

hosted by the School of Humanities (English), University of Southampton,
UK

At a time when the prevalent rhetoric pitches the relationship between
the sacred and the secular as one of conflict, this conference will focus
on a more productive and dialogic exchange between the two concepts. The
associations of the “secular” with enlightenment and progress and
the “sacred” with religious institutionalisation and primitivism are not
only inadequate but also inaccurate.

CFP: [Gender Studies] LGBTQ Session Proposals: NeMLA 2009 Boston (5/10/08; 2/26-3/1/2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 2:15am
Tracy Riley

Dear colleagues,

The Northeast Modern Language Association’s

40th Annual Convention meets in

Boston, MA Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2009

Please consider proposing a panel on any aspect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or
Queer Studies.

Proposals may be made online at www.nemla.org. Access the proposal form on the ‘Convention’
page. The deadline for proposing panels is May 10, 2008. (2008 NeMLA membership is
required.)

The full Call for Papers will be online June 2008.

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