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CFP: [Gender Studies] Queer Writing & Place

updated: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 7:12pm
Michelle Morgan

I'm putting together a panel on urban constructions of queer identity for the IDKE.X
(International Drag King Extravaganza) 2008 conference, "Cultural Depots & Queer Destinations,"
to be held October 16-19 in Columbus, OH. Specifically, I am thinking of the ways contemporary
queer writing about the "city" is (in)formed by gender. My own work focuses on how Eileen
Myles's Chelsea Girls works within this context. I'm interested, also, in how for writers like
Michelle Tea and the Sister Spit group, Myles has come (ironically?) to embody a kind of cultural
icon for a new generation of queer femme writers. How do recent and upcoming conferences like

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Queer Writing & Place

updated: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 7:12pm
Michelle Morgan

I'm putting together a panel on urban constructions of queer identity for the IDKE.X
(International Drag King Extravaganza) 2008 conference, "Cultural Depots & Queer Destinations,"
to be held October 16-19 in Columbus, OH. Specifically, I am thinking of the ways contemporary
queer writing about the "city" is (in)formed by gender. My own work focuses on how Eileen
Myles's Chelsea Girls works within this context. I'm interested, also, in how for writers like
Michelle Tea and the Sister Spit group, Myles has come (ironically?) to embody a kind of cultural
icon for a new generation of queer femme writers. How do recent and upcoming conferences like

CFP: [American] Queer Writing & Place

updated: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 7:11pm
Michelle Morgan

I'm putting together a panel on urban constructions of queer identity for the IDKE.X
(International Drag King Extravaganza) 2008 conference, "Cultural Depots & Queer Destinations,"
to be held October 16-19 in Columbus, OH. Specifically, I am thinking of the ways contemporary
queer writing about the "city" is (in)formed by gender. My own work focuses on how Eileen
Myles's Chelsea Girls works within this context. I'm interested, also, in how for writers like
Michelle Tea and the Sister Spit group, Myles has come (ironically?) to embody a kind of cultural
icon for a new generation of queer femme writers. How do recent and upcoming conferences like

CFP: [20th] Queer Writing & Place

updated: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 7:11pm
Michelle Morgan

I'm putting together a panel on urban constructions of queer identity for the IDKE.X
(International Drag King Extravaganza) 2008 conference, "Cultural Depots & Queer Destinations,"
to be held October 16-19 in Columbus, OH. Specifically, I am thinking of the ways contemporary
queer writing about the "city" is (in)formed by gender. My own work focuses on how Eileen
Myles's Chelsea Girls works within this context. I'm interested, also, in how for writers like
Michelle Tea and the Sister Spit group, Myles has come (ironically?) to embody a kind of cultural
icon for a new generation of queer femme writers. How do recent and upcoming conferences like

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Service-learning in the Composition Classroom

updated: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 1:56am
Susan Garza

Call for Papers
Service-learning in the Composition Classroom

Submissions are sought for a professional development book for both new and experienced
composition teachers that will focus on the role of service-learning in the composition
classroom. The book will be part of the Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional
Development. Essays are sought that provide practical ideas for using service-learning
pedagogy in the classroom; however, the practical application should build on a pedagogical
discussion that frames the teaching/learning activities. In other words, do not only tell how, but
also why.

CFP: [General] Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c. 1800-1860) [Publication & Conference]

updated: 
Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 7:26pm
D. Rabinowitz

Call for Papers: Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c.
1800-1860).

*****

---> Date of Publication: March 2009

---> Deadline for Submissions: 31 July 2008

*****

We welcome essays of interest to those concerned with the study of
the poetry of American Transcendentalism and their representatives. Due to
successful fundraising during the past weeks, we are happy to
announce that the two volumes which are to be published in March 2009 will
contain up to 46 scholarly articles on the poetry of the American
Transcendentalism.

CFP: [International] Independence Literatures in a Global Context

updated: 
Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 4:31pm
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.

CFP: [Theory] The Sublime Today (NeMLA, 2/26-3/1/09)

updated: 
Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 3:55pm
Gillian Pierce

Call for Papers

The Sublime Today

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Edited Collection

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 8:11pm
Lisa DeTora

Foodsumptions: Fun, Games, and the Politics of What We Eat

In It Must Have Been Something I Ate, Jeffrey Steingarten notes that
writing about food should always be fun. But is it? In millennia of
writing, food has been taken as a topic in religious, health, political,
professional, and popular texts. This writing can be instructive,
educational, entertaining, polemical, antagonistic, technical, or
reflective. The current popularity of the Food Network, cooking programs
and contests, like The Next Food Network Star, indicate that writing,
thinking, and speaking about food currently occupy an important place in
the public imagination.

CFP: [Theory] Animal Cultures

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 11:45am
Helena Feder

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the
Arts (SLSA) will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 13-
16, 2008.

This is a call for papers for a panel on ideas of nonhuman animal
cultures or animal cultural studies in the biological sciences.

The conference is sponsored, in part, by the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte, the most rapidly growing campus in the University of North
Carolina system.

Please send 500 word abstracts by September 15, 2008 to:

Helena Feder, East Carolina University
Email: federh_at_ecu.edu

CFP: [Science] Ecocriticism and Biology

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 11:40am
Helena Feder

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the
Arts (SLSA) will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 13-
16, 2008.

This is a call for papers for a panel on the role of science in
ecocritical work and theory. Papers on ecocriticism and biology are
especially welcome.

The conference is sponsored, in part, by the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte ,the most rapidly growing campus in the University of North
Carolina system.

Please send 500 word abstracts by September 15, 2008 to:

Helena Feder, East Carolina University
Email: federh_at_ecu.edu

CFP: [Theory] Ecocriticism and Biology

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 11:40am
Helena Feder

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the
Arts (SLSA) will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 13-
16, 2008.

This is a call for papers for a panel on the role of science in
ecocritical work and theory. Papers on ecocriticism and biology are
especially welcome.

The conference is sponsored, in part, by the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte ,the most rapidly growing campus in the University of North
Carolina system.

Please send 500 word abstracts by September 15, 2008 to:

Helena Feder, East Carolina University
Email: federh_at_ecu.edu

CFP: [Poetry] Genre Issues: Rereading E. E. Cummings and Modernism (9/20/08; Louisville, 2/19/09-2/21/09)

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:27am
Gillian Huang-Tiller

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20- minute
papers for the 37th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February
19-21, 2009, at the University of Louisville. Recent Cummings studies have increasingly
illuminated the often underestimated poet-painter’s poetic contributions to modernist
experimentalismâ€"radical typography and generic play through the verbal and visual space of
languageâ€"as not mere aesthetic effrontery, but as important cultural signification in its own
right. Considering the complexity of Cummings’ modernist re-imaginings of genre in all of its

CFP: [American] Genre Issues: Rereading E. E. Cummings and Modernism (9/20/08; Louisville, 2/19/09-2/21/09)

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:27am
Gillian Huang-Tiller

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20- minute
papers for the 37th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February
19-21, 2009, at the University of Louisville. Recent Cummings studies have increasingly
illuminated the often underestimated poet-painter’s poetic contributions to modernist
experimentalismâ€"radical typography and generic play through the verbal and visual space of
languageâ€"as not mere aesthetic effrontery, but as important cultural signification in its own
right. Considering the complexity of Cummings’ modernist re-imaginings of genre in all of its

CFP: [20th] Genre Issues: Rereading E. E. Cummings and Modernism (9/20/08; Louisville, 2/19/09-2/21/09)

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:26am
Gillian Huang-Tiller

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20- minute
papers for the 37th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February
19-21, 2009, at the University of Louisville. Recent Cummings studies have increasingly
illuminated the often underestimated poet-painter’s poetic contributions to modernist
experimentalismâ€"radical typography and generic play through the verbal and visual space of
languageâ€"as not mere aesthetic effrontery, but as important cultural signification in its own
right. Considering the complexity of Cummings’ modernist re-imaginings of genre in all of its

CFP: [Science] Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 3:59am
Craig A. Meyer

The 100 year anniversary is coming of Shackleton surviving nearly two years
in the Antarctic with 27 other men.
We are beginning work on a scholarly edition of Shackleton's history and
adventures, especially related to the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, but open
to all of Shackleton's adventures.
Obviously, this is travel related, but also literary journalism, creative
nonfiction, essay, science and culture, religion, "food" studies, etc.
This edition is in the early stages and opportunities are open.
 
Please submit an 300-500 word abstract and (working) bibliography to
craigameyer_at_gmail.com by October 6, 2008.

CFP: [20th] Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 3:59am
Craig A. Meyer

The 100 year anniversary is coming of Shackleton surviving nearly two years
in the Antarctic with 27 other men.
We are beginning work on a scholarly edition of Shackleton's history and
adventures, especially related to the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, but open
to all of Shackleton's adventures.
Obviously, this is travel related, but also literary journalism, creative
nonfiction, essay, science and culture, religion, "food" studies, etc.
This edition is in the early stages and opportunities are open.
 
Please submit an 300-500 word abstract and (working) bibliography to
craigameyer_at_gmail.com by October 6, 2008.

CFP: [Travel] Ernest Shackleton and the Antarctic

updated: 
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 3:58am
Craig A. Meyer

The 100 year anniversary is coming of Shackleton surviving nearly two years
in the Antarctic with 27 other men.
We are beginning work on a scholarly edition of Shackleton's history and
adventures, especially related to the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, but open
to all of Shackleton's adventures.
Obviously, this is travel related, but also literary journalism, creative
nonfiction, essay, science and culture, religion, "food" studies, etc.
This edition is in the early stages and opportunities are open.
 
Please submit an 300-500 word abstract and (working) bibliography to
craigameyer_at_gmail.com by October 6, 2008.

CFP: [Ethnic] American Literature after the American Century

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:51pm
gioia woods

 We are seeking proposals for a collection of critical essays exploring
American Literature after the “American Century.” With this volume, we
hope to begin a critical discussion of how American literature has
responded to the highly charged social and political climate during the
early years of the 21st century. What characterizes literary
preoccupations after the 20th century, the so-called “American Century?”
How has American fiction incorporated or resisted social, cultural,
economic and political events in the 21st century? How are American
writers responding to nationalism and American identity? What is the mood
of American literature in the face of the nation's perceived decline in

CFP: [Film] Historicizing Film/Media Pedagogy, SCMS (8/5/08; 5/21/09 - 5/24/09)

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:16pm
Stephen Charbonneau

Research by scholars such as Dana Polan, Eric Smoodin, Lea Jacobs, and
Peter Decherney has contributed to a greater historicization of film
studies as well as film education. This panel invites work that continues
this line of inquiry by exploring historical instances of and developments
in film, television, and media pedagogy (broadly defined) from a variety of
perspectives, including institutional, cultural, and transnational.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] Alan Bray's Friendship - Roundtable discussion (ASECS 3/26-29 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:26pm
Kristi Krumnow

The Gay and Lesbian Caucus invites 5-10 minute roundtable discussion topics
on the work of Alan Bray. His two main works, Homosexuality in Renaissance
England (1982/1995) and The Friend (2003), span twenty years of academic
achievement in the study of homosexuality, family, and friendship. We are
looking for ideas and thoughts on the development of his theses or more
specifically on his self-proclaimed "puzzling" notions of homosocial and
public friendship as they concern eighteenth-century scholarship. Please
send your proposals to both chairs: Michael Taylor -mttaylor_at_ucalgary.ca-
and Kristi Krumnow -kristi.krumnow_at_usu.edu.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Alan Bray's Friendship - Roundtable discussion (ASECS 3/26-29 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kristi Krumnow

The Gay and Lesbian Caucus invites 5-10 minute roundtable discussion topics
on the work of Alan Bray. His two main works, Homosexuality in Renaissance
England (1982/1995) and The Friend (2003), span twenty years of academic
achievement in the study of homosexuality, family, and friendship. We are
looking for ideas and thoughts on the development of his theses or more
specifically on his self-proclaimed "puzzling" notions of homosocial and
public friendship as they concern eighteenth-century scholarship. Please
send your proposals to both chairs: Michael Taylor -mttaylor_at_ucalgary.ca-
and Kristi Krumnow -kristi.krumnow_at_usu.edu.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Alan Bray's Friendship - Roundtable discussion (ASECS 3/26-29 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 7:22pm
Kristi Krumnow

The Gay and Lesbian Caucus invites 5-10 minute roundtable discussion topics
on the work of Alan Bray. His two main works, Homosexuality in Renaissance
England (1982/1995) and The Friend (2003), span twenty years of academic
achievement in the study of homosexuality, family, and friendship. We are
looking for ideas and thoughts on the development of his theses or more
specifically on his self-proclaimed "puzzling" notions of homosocial and
public friendship as they concern eighteenth-century scholarship. Please
send your proposals to both chairs: Michael Taylor -mttaylor_at_ucalgary.ca-
and Kristi Krumnow -kristi.krumnow_at_usu.edu.

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