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CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Connection at CEA 2009 (11/1/2008, 3/26-28/2009)

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 4:27pm
Carol Osborne

Call for Papers, Women’s Connection at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on women’s issues
for our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th
anniversary.

CFP: [General] Philosophy and Popular Culture

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Burcu Gurkan

Call for Papers: Philosophy and Popular Culture Area
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Priority Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2008
Final Deadline: December 1, 2008

30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009

CFP: [Film] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:03pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [General] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

updated: 
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:01pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:00pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [Gender Studies] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

updated: 
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:00pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [American] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:59pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [20th] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:58pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [General] Teaching Eng at Military Colleges and Academies

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:54pm
Lea Williams

Please consider being part of a roundtable discussion I am hoping to
organize at the College English Association’s annual meeting in
Pittsburgh on March 26-28, 2009. The subject of the discussion will be
the challenges and rewards of teaching English at military colleges and
academies. It can be difficult to assert the importance of studying
literature and writing to any college student given that students have
become more focused on obtaining an education that will guarantee them a
job and financial stability. Certainly, teaching students whose primary
goal is to commission in the military can add additional challenges to
that task. Join our discussion in order to share information about your

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Radical Culture in the 21st Century

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 12:53pm
John Maerhofer

Call for Papers
(Re) Theorizing Revolution: Radical Culture in the Contemporary Period

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

CFP: [Professional] Teaching ENG at Military Colleges and Academies

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 12:49pm
Lea Williams

Please consider being part of a roundtable discussion I am hoping to
organize at the College English Association’s annual meeting in
Pittsburgh on March 26-28, 2009. The subject of the discussion will be
the challenges and rewards of teaching English at military colleges and
academies. It can be difficult to assert the importance of studying
literature and writing to any college student given that students have
become more focused on obtaining an education that will guarantee them a
job and financial stability. Certainly, teaching students whose primary
goal is to commission in the military can add additional challenges to
that task. Please join our discussion in order to share information about

CFP: [Science] British Society for Literature and Science conference

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 8:46am
Dr John Holmes

The 4th annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the
University of Reading on 27th-29th March, 2009. Keynote speakers will include Dame Gillian Beer,
formerly King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge; Patrick Parrinder, Professor
of English at the University of Reading; and Simon Conway Morris, Professor of Evolutionary
Palaeontology at Cambridge.

CFP: [Ethnic] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 1:56am
Timothy M.Robinson

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

CFP: [Collections] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 1:55am
Timothy M.Robinson

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

CFP: [African-American] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 1:55am
Timothy M.Robinson

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

CFP: [American] Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

updated: 
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 1:55am
Timothy M.Robinson

Encyclopedia of Slavery and Freedom in American Literature (Deadline 1/10/09)

Contributors sought for a work tentatively entitled The Encyclopedia of
Slavery and Freedom in American Literature. This book is scheduled to be
published by Facts on File in 2010.

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to provide a comprehensive and accessible
catalog on the subject of slavery in American literature. It will identify
the most important and influential literary works, authors, abolitionists
and historical figures, and it will define and explain various
terminologies and subjects related to American slavery in American
literature.

UPDATE: [American] Capturing Conflict: Multimedia Representations of the Civil War (9/15/08; NEMLA, 2/26/09-3/1/09)

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Friday, September 5, 2008 - 1:04am
Michael Cadwallader

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War
40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26 â€" March 1, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

Abstracts due 15 September 2008

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War

CFP: [Children] Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/08; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:22pm
Diana Dominguez

CFP: Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture (11/15/08; SW/TX
PCA/ACA; 2/25/09-2/28/09)

Priority Deadline â€" November 15, 2008

Final Deadline â€" December 1, 2008
Please Note: proposals submitted after November 15 up to December 1 will
be accepted/included in panels only if there is room. For a more likely
chance of being accepted, please submit abstracts/proposal by November 15.

We're turning 30 this year! Come join us in Albuquerque to celebrate.

Call for Papers/Proposals for the Children's and Young Adult Literature
and Culture Area of the 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA â€" Theme:
Bridges, Crossroads, and Ruptures

CFP: [International] Fourth International Conference of IDEA

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:16pm
Isil Bas

We would like to invite you to the fourth International IDEA Conference
which will be held in Manisa, hosted by Celal Bayar University, Department
of English Language and Literature. The Conference will be covering fields
and subjects related to English Language and Literature, literatures in
English (colonial, post-colonial and Commonwealth literatures), British
and Comparative Cultural Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory and
Criticism, English Linguistics and ELT, and Translation Studies. Among our
keynote speakers will be Prof. Terry Eagleton. The other(s) will be
announced in due course. You can visit us at: www.bayar.edu.tr/idea.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP: Motorcycling Culture and Myth, PCA/ACA, April 8â11, 2008

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:57pm
Gary L. Kieffner

Call For Papers: MOTORCYCLING CULTURE AND MYTH, PCA/ACA, April 8â€"11, 2008

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are
holding their next annual meeting in the French Quarter of New Orleans,
Louisiana. The conference will convene April 8-11, 2009 at the beautiful
New Orleans Marriott.

The Motorcycling Culture and Myth Area invite you to attend and further
the research into the history, myth and impact of the motorcycle on
culture, society and the individual. Proposals for individual papers,
presentations, and panel discussions are requested. Suggested topics
include:

CFP: [Film] Soap Opera Area of Popular Culture Association

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:40pm
Barbara.J.Irwin_at_virgo.sas.upenn.edu,

Soap Opera

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 November 30, 2008 to:

CFP: [Film] Critical essays on the films of Anthony Minghella

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:21pm
Meghna Mudaliar

We are pleased to request academicians, filmmakers, playwrights, directors,
musicians and screenwriters to submit proposals for critical essays on the
works of Anthony Minghella. The volume will be brought out by a reputed
international publishing house. Topics include but are not limited to the
following:

UPDATE: [American] Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography (NeMLA, 9/15; 2/26/09-3/1/09)

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:25pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography

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

As the influence of new media continues to expand, more and more people
obtain news and information through non-literary channels. This panel seeks
papers that explore non-literary types of auto/biography, including biopics
(film), biodramas (theatre), fan magazines, reality television, and
websites. How do these new sites of auto/biography function? How are they
distinct from or similar to traditional biography?

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