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UPDATE: [Graduate] Liminal Literature Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2009

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 7:41pm
Eric Vivier

Apologies for an error on the CFP for "Liminal Literature: Borders and
Genre." The deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2009, NOT January 15, 2008.

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UPDATE: [Graduate] Anything But Safe: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender; Submission Deadline 5 Jan.

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:20pm
Taylor Joy Mitchell

Registration for the upcoming “ANYTHING BUT SAFE: Sex, Sexuality, and
Gender” National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of
South Florida, on 6th, 7th, and 8th March 2009 is now open. Kate Bornstein
is the keynote speaker. Deadline for proposals is January 5, 2009. Email
250-500 word abstracts to Chrissy Auger at
Please visit our website at for
registration details and the complete conference program.

CFP: [International] Before and after 9/11: American Political Poetry from 1989 to 2009

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 4:51pm
Emma Kimberley

Before and after 9/11: American Political Poetry from 1989 to 2009
A one-day conference at the University of Leicester
19th June 2009
The twenty-year span from the end of the Cold War to 2009, a period that
has 9/11 almost at its mid-point, has been a fertile one for American
poetry. Especially in the wake of 9/11 and the “war on terror” poets have
re-engaged with politics: recent poems have commented on Guantanamo, the
political responses to 9/11, the war of image and rhetoric waged by the
government against the American people and America’s role in Iraq. Poets
have also tackled environmental and cultural policies. Post-Cold War

UPDATE: [International] Between the "Urge to Know" and the "Need to Deny": Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 4:23pm
Sonia Baelo-Allué


Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
University of Zaragoza
Jaca, Huesca (Spain)
March 26-28, 2009

Keynote Speakers:
Meena Alexander, creative writer and academic (India, USA)
Merlinda Bobis, creative writer and academic (Philippines, Australia)
Gert Buelens, Director of the Centre of Literature and Trauma (Ghent
Laurie Vickroy, trauma critic (USA)
Jean-Michael Ganteau, ethics critic (France)

CFP: [Film] Soap Opera - Popular Culture Association

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 4:13pm
Dr. Barbara Irwin

Call for Papers

The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper
submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture
Association and American Culture Association at the New Orleans Marriott
Hotel in New Orleans, Louisanna April 8-11, 2009.

Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important cultural form
from a variety of perspectives -- historical, critical, economic,
cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others -- are welcome.

Please submit papers and/or abstracts of 250 words (electronic file or hard
copy) by December 15, 2008 to:

CFP: [Film] Cine Excess III: The Third International Conference on Global Film Traditions

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 3:50pm
Leon Hunt

Cine-Excess III
The Third International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film
Traditions Presents

Beyond Life: The Undead in Global Cult Media

Curzon Soho Cinema
Central London
Thursday 30th April â€" Saturday 2nd May 2009.

Guest of Honour
George A. Romero
(Recipient of the Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award)

CFP: [Graduate] Interrogating "âisms": Issues of Power from the Streets to Academia

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 2:23pm
Ruxandra Radulescu

The American Studies Program at Purdue University announces its 34th annual
Symposium to be held April 16-19, 2008. Our theme, “Interrogating â€"isms:
Issues of Power from the Streets to Academia,” intends to frame discussions
about the interplay of activism and scholarship within our academic
community. By “activism” we mean deliberate behavior or action intended to
effect desired change. Conversations that explore what accounts for change
and what activism is involves an examination of the various forms of
oppression (racism, sexism, heterosexism, etc.) experienced within society
and the challenges one faces when confronting power. “Activism” also calls

CFP: [Film] Edited Collection: Representations of the Serial Killer in Film and Television

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:33pm
Alzena D'Costa

Deadline for submissions: 23 January 2009
Contact: Alzena D’Costa
Email: A.D’

I invite contributions for an edited collection that examines
representations of the serial killer in film and television. The serial
killer has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture. It is the
aim of this book to explore the socio-political reasons for the emergence
of this cultural figure, and to examine how representations of the serial
killer and serial killing function to address contemporary cultural
concerns and preoccupations.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context (MLA Panel)

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:48am
Anthony Alessandrini

Turkish Literature and Film in a Global Context (MLA Panel): Any topics, on
texts old or new, related to questions such as reception, audience,
translation (and mistranslation), and who’s been left out. Please send
brief abstracts via email by March 15 to Anthony Alessandrini at

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CFP: [General] Watermark CSULB Journal

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:26am
Jessica Drawbond

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in
the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is
now seeking papers for the third volume to be published in May 2009.
Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical
papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as
papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and
composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging
voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Graduate] Forming Connections, Connecting Forms

Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:13am
Sean McAlister

CFP: Forming Connections, Connecting Forms

A First Annual Conference of Graduate Language and Literature Students
in the North American Pacific Northwest
University of British Columbia, Canada
March 6-7, 2009

UPDATE: [Collections] Collection on Oscar Wildeâs 'The Importance

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 8:23pm
Suman Chakraborty

UPDATE for Call for Papers: Collection on Oscar Wilde’s 'The Importance
of Being Earnest': DEADLINE EXTENDED.

Early submission is always welcome and highly appreciated.

See below for a revised call for Papers

CFP: [Collections] articles and essays on Moby-Dick

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 4:41pm
Timons Esaias

Objective: A proposed anthology of papers and essays on Moby-Dick,
addressing the meaning and metaphorical significance of the white whale.

Needed: Articles, academic papers or essays (in MLA Style, if citations
are used). Non-exclusive rights requested. Reprints are acceptable.

CFP: [Collections] CFP: Nebula (online); January 15, 2009

Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 11:42am
Dr Samar Habib

Nebula 5.4 is now online with unrestricted access at . The editors now invite submissions for Nebula
We encourage submission of academic articles from any discipline,
covering any subject or topic, provided that the language used is non-
specialist and appeals to a wide audience. Unlike many academic
publications, Nebula is not limited to a specific school, faculty, or
We are also interested in providing an alternative view to mainstream
cultural and political ideologies. As such, we encourage non-fiction,
intellectual writing, that does not follow the generic conventions of

CFP: [20th] The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 11:37pm
Jennifer Glaser


''November 9, 1989'':

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Twenty Years After


November 8-9, 2009 / University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati, Ohio


Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, the University Research

and the Faculty Development Council at the University of Cincinnati


CFP: [Collections] Edited Collection on Thomas Pynchonâs _Against the Day_ (1/5/2009)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 10:02pm
Christopher Leise

Editors seeking up to two contributions to an established collection of
essays by renowned and respected scholars on Thomas Pynchon’s most recent
novel, *Against the Day*. Topics of especial interest include:

The Women of AtD a/o Gender & Sexuality
The History of Mathematics a/o Science
Nikola Tesla’s Life and Thought

Submit abstract of 300-500 words and brief bio to Christopher Leise
( or Jeffrey Severs
( by January 5, 2009.

CFP: [American] Popular Culture Association Dime Novel Area

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 7:44pm
Pamela Bedore

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Joint Annual Conference
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
April 8-11, 2009
The PCA Dime Novels, Pulps, and Juvenile Series Books division invites
interested parties to submit papers for presentation. Papers may cover
(but are not limited to) any aspect of the following topics: authors,
major characters, themes, readership, bibliography or research methods,
social commentary, early genre forms, special collections, and matters of
gender, race, class, image or attitude.
Participants do not need to be PCA/ACA members, academics, or

CFP: [African-American] Celebrating African American Literature: The Novel Since 1988

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 3:10pm
Lovalerie King


We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical,
critical, or pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988.
Proposals focusing on satire, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, or any
of the topics listed below are also welcomed.

Aesthetic Frameworks or Models
Detective Fiction
Literature and American Legal Discourse
LGBT Novels
Popular Fiction
[Re]constructions of Race and/or Gender
Revisioning Oral Traditions
Revisioning Signifying Practice
Speculative Fiction
Urban Experience Novels

CFP: [Medieval] Mahmoud Darwish Commemoration

Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 8:33am
Ziad Elmarsafy

Poetry and Politics: In Memoriam Mahmoud Darwish
A Commemoration at the University of York, March 14, 2009
The death of Mahmoud Darwish on August 9, 2008 left a void in the global
literary and cultural landscape. A profoundly committed poet, Darwish gave
voice to Palestinian suffering without allowing his literary expression to
degenerate into dogma and cliché; indeed often revealing beauty where
others only saw evil. This event will commemorate the life and work of this
rare poet, evaluating his legacy and relevance to a historical period still
unableâ€"or unwillingâ€"to resolve the Palestinian tragedy.
Papers are invited on all aspects of Darwish’s life and career for a