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UPDATE: [African-American] Critical Perspectives on Percival Everett

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Keith B. Mitchell

CALL FOR PAPERS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PERICIVAL EVERETT

Percival Everett is one of the most gifted African American/American
writers working today. In a brilliant career that spans over twenty-five
years, Everett has written sixteen novel, three short story collections,
one children’s book and one highly acclaimed collection of poetry. Yet,
unlike his contemporaries John Edgar Wideman and Charles Johnson, there
has been a dearth of serious critical attention given to this most
important author. This important collection of essays seeks to remedy
this oversight. Perspective topics include:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 8:03pm
Maria Accardi

Critical Pedagogy and Library Instruction: An Edited Collection

Maria Accardi, Coordinator of Instruction, Indiana University Southeast:
maccardi_at_gmail.com

Emily Drabinski, Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College:
emily.drabinski_at_gmail.com

Alana Kumbier, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College:
alana.kumbier_at_gmail.com

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Deadline extended: UVA-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference (Undergrad) (Sept. 18-20, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 7:11pm
John Adrian

The Undergraduate deadline for submissions to the UVA-Wise
Medieval-Renaissance Conference has been extended until July 24. Please
see our CFP on this website.

Abstracts (and letters) should be submitted electronically or by regular
mail to:

John Adrian
Department of Language and Literature
UVA's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293
jma6x_at_uvawise.edu

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UPDATE: [Medieval] Deadline extended: UVA-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference (Undergrad) (Sept. 18-20, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 7:09pm
John Adrian

The Undergraduate deadline for submissions to the UVA-Wise
Medieval-Renaissance Conference has been extended until July 24. Please
see our CFP on this website.

Abstracts (and letters) should be submitted electronically or by regular
mail to:

John Adrian
Department of Language and Literature
UVA's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293
jma6x_at_uvawise.edu

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CFP: [18th] Samuel Richardson's Clarissa; ASECS March 2009; Deadline 9/15/08

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 6:50pm
Kathleen Lubey

This panel will explore the questions that arise when we hypothesize that
Clarissa is, as this panel title asserts, Samuel Richardson’s. Given his
meticulous editorial, revision, and printing process, we might easily
conclude that Richardson perfected his social commentary and aesthetic
invention in this novel whose tragic heroine evoked tears even, as he
claims in a letter to the author, from Henry Fielding. But to what degree
can a critical inquiry be satisfied with an interpretation of the novel
that locates authority in Richardson? Do the novel’s critiques of
kinship, gender, and status exceed Richardson’s vision? To what degree is

UPDATE: [Film] Shakespeare Film Review Cluster on Maqbool and The Banquet

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 6:50pm
Alexander Huang

Deadline Extended to 15 August 2008; reviews of Maqbool are especially welcome.

The Banquet and Maqbool: A Film Review Cluster, edited by Alexander Huang
for Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
(http://www.borrowers.uga.edu)

Reviews of The Banquet (Ye Yan; aka Legend of the Black Scorpion), a 2006
Chinese film adaptation of Hamlet, and/or Maqbool (Macbeth, 2004), are
invited. Both films, with English subtitles, have been released on DVD.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] poular culture and 9/11

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 6:49pm
Sara E Quay

CFP: New book on Popular Culture and 9/11 (Greenwood Publishing, forthcoming)

Essays sought (750-1000 words each) for a forthcoming volume on popular
culture since September 11th. Topics still available include: fiction and
non-fiction; icons; comics; magazines; 9/11 commission report; music; art;
news coverage of 9/11 [other than about conspiracy theories]; aspects of
everyday life.

Essays should be written for a general audience. Sample essays are
available to interested contributors.

For more information and to discuss possible submissions, please contact
Drs. Sara Quay and Amy Damico at September11book_at_hotmail.com by August 15,
2008.

CFP: [Victorian] NEMLA 2009: Victorians Down Under

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 4:31pm
Christie Harner

Panel: Victorians Down Under

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Feb. 26-March 1, 2009

Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [International] Call for proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 3:52pm
Suzan van Dijk

Call for Proposals

Theorizing Narrative Genres and Gender

Proposals are invited for an international two-day conference to be held at
the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), on 15 and 16 May 2009.

UPDATE: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 3:35pm
Sandip Ain

Deadline Extended

Book’s Way, a leading academic publishing house in Eastern India is
bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. The titles will address different issues
related to theme, plot, character sketches, comparative studies and
theoretical analysis of particular texts. Contributions are hereby invited
on Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines for incorporation in a volume to be
brought out within 2008. The contributors will be sent complimentary
copies of the volume they publish in. The essays should be within 4500-
7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.

UPDATE: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 3:35pm
Sandip Ain

Deadline Extended

Book’s Way, a leading academic publishing house in Eastern India is
bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. The titles will address different issues
related to theme, plot, character sketches, comparative studies and
theoretical analysis of particular texts. Contributions are hereby invited
on Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines for incorporation in a volume to be
brought out within 2008. The contributors will be sent complimentary
copies of the volume they publish in. The essays should be within 4500-
7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.

UPDATE: [Collections] Literature in the Early American Republic (LEAR)

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 7:34pm
Matthew Wynn Sivils

LITERATURE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC (LEAR), an annual, peer-reviewed
journal published by AMS Press welcomes a wide range of submissions on the
literary culture of the United States from the adoption of the Constitution
in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851. We also seek
submissions addressing (or establishing critical editions of) unpublished
archival manuscripts (letters, diaries, poems, and other documents) of
cultural or literary relevance to the period.

CFP: [African-American] AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Ed Diaz

The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation
(AAAHRP) is accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, and
workshops for its 2009 Biennial Black History Conference. The conference
is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2009
in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The Theme of the conference is "Black
History: Full Disclosure." Participants are encouraged to present papers,
introduce original documentaries, form panels, and conduct workshops.

CFP: [20th] Contemporary British Masculinities

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 3:53pm
Theodore Miller

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts
Local Host: Boston University

Celebrating 40 years!

CFP: Contemporary British Masculinities

 â€œIdentity is the primal form of ideology”
(Adorno, Negative Dialectics 148)

CFP: [20th] NeMLA (2/26-3/1/-09) Women and the City in Early Twentieth Century Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 1:40pm
Elizabeth Foley O'Connor

In the Politics of Modernism Raymond Williams argues that modernism cannot
be fully comprehended without taking into consideration the metropolis as a
place “beyond both city and nation in their older senses,” which developed
out of the “magnetic concentration of wealth and power in imperial capitals
and the simultaneous cosmopolitan access to a wide variety of subordinate
cultures” (44). It was in these vibrant, culturally diverse cities where
people from a variety of backgrounds could freely interact that new
attitudes were most eagerly adopted and social mores and class hierarchies
were most easily broken down. Moreover, the metropolis can be seen as a key

UPDATE: [International] Buried Treasures Theatre Symposium at Royal Holloway University of London

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 11:24am
Marissia Fragkou

Royal Holloway, University of London and The British Library

Invite you to

BURIED TREASURES
A ONE- DAY SYMPOSIUM
Saturday 27th September 2008
The Noh Studio, RHUL

How many remediated Elizas teetered simultaneously across the breaking
ice on London stages?
When did the first English boxing champion appear in a pantomime? Why?
What had a greater cultural impact â€" the Crimean War or men in
moustaches? Crinolines, bloomers or garroting?
Was Elizabeth Braddon’s play really less successful than Lady Audley’s
Secret?
Who was the great, forgotten dramatist of the middle of the 19th century?

CFP: [Renaissance] Changes and Innovations

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 11:05am
Muriel Cunin and Martine Yvernault

An international interdisciplinary conference organized by EHIC at the
University of Limoges, France, 9-10 October 2009

Moving World(s): Changes and Innovations in Late Medieval
and Early Renaissance Europe

CFP: [Medieval] Changes and Innovations

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 11:04am
Muriel Cunin and Martine Yvernault

An international interdisciplinary conference organized by EHIC at the
University of Limoges, France, 9-10 October 2009

Moving World(s): Changes and Innovations in Late Medieval
and Early Renaissance Europe

CFP: [Ethnic] Asian American Literature online journal: AALRPP

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 6:53am
Noelle Brada-Williams

ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE:
READING, PEDAGOGY, PRACTICE

Editor
Noelle Brada-Williams, San José State University
Editorial Board
• Karen Chow, De Anza College
• Wei-Ming Dariotis, San Francisco State University
• Eileen Fung, University of San Francisco
• Rowena Tomaneng, De Anza College

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Marking the Event - 20th Annual Tufts University Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 3:49am
Laurel Hankins

20th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 24, 2008

MARKING THE EVENT

Keynote Address: Professor Michael Warner, Yale University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Event changes everything. And yet we have difficulty defining the
event. How do we theorize the transitory? As community members, we mark
events with ceremonies of celebration and mourning. As scholars, we
strive to leave our critical mark. Ultimately we must ask ourselves, do
we mark the event or does the event mark us?

CFP: [Theory] Marking the Event - 20th Annual Tufts University Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 3:43am
Laurel Hankins

20th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 24, 2008

MARKING THE EVENT

Keynote Address: Professor Michael Warner, Yale University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Event changes everything. And yet we have difficulty defining the
event. How do we theorize the transitory? As community members, we mark
events with ceremonies of celebration and mourning. As scholars, we
strive to leave our critical mark. Ultimately we must ask ourselves, do
we mark the event or does the event mark us?

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