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CFP: [General] SWIG 2008: The Rules of the Game

updated: 
Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 1:11am
Dr Christopher Murray

The Rules of the Game: Structures, Signs and Play in Word and Image

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th September 2008
University of Dundee, Scotland

UPDATE: [Poetry]

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:28pm
Robin Kemp

GRADUATE STUDENTS’ POETS’ CIRCLE
Poetry graduate students (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.) in creative writing programs
in the Southeast are invited to read at this year's SAMLA convention in
Louisville, KY. Please send 3-5 poems, with a cover sheet including your
name, titles of poems submitted, return address, contact phone, e-mail, and
the university creative writing program in which you are currently
enrolled. All materials must be received absolutely no later than Friday,
May 23, 2008, to Robin Kemp, SAMLA Graduate Poetry Reading, Georgia State
University, Department of English, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970.
No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Limited travel funding may be

CFP: [Graduate] 1st Annual Conference of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:44pm
Kellye Hawkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Please forward the following call for papers and conference announcement
to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you,
Kellye Hawkins

1st Annual Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Hosted by the Temple University Graduate Students of Spanish and
Portuguese
October 24-25, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, University of Pennsylvania

CFP: [Medieval] Louisiana Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 8:15pm
Sara Ritchey

CALL FOR PAPERS

NEGOTIATING THE PAST:
ON THE USES AND MISUSES
OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

The 6th Annual Conference of the Louisiana Consortium
for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE

October 25-26, 2008

Keynote Address by Professor Patrick Geary, UCLA:
“Ethnic Nationalism and the Fight to Control the Past”

CFP: [Travel] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:49pm
Sally Booth

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect
Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

CFP: [Ethnic] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:49pm
Sally Booth

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect
Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

CFP: [Theory] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:49pm
Sally Booth

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect
Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:49pm
Sally Booth

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect
Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

CFP: [Graduate] Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 7:46pm
Sally Booth

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES:

The Terrain of Spectacle and Affect

Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph
November 7-8, 2008

Guy Debord defines psychogeography as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the
geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of
individuals." As a way of negotiating the way place affects psyche, psychogeography holds
particular resonance in the contemporary socio-political context. For example, globalization has
widened the geographical environment, while in recent years there has been an increased
rhetoric of defending the nation.

CFP: [20th] "Cube-Lit" Comparison

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 6:02pm
Sarah Silhan

A discussion of Joshua Ferris' "Then We Came to the End" and Stewart
O'Nan's "Last Night at the Lobster," this paper looks at the emerging
trend of author's critquing the American workplace.

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CFP: [Medieval] Intersections in Anglo-Saxon Culture

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 5:32pm
Karmen Lenz

On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English
session at the upcoming South-Atlantic MLA conference, we invite papers
for a session on cultural intersections in Anglo-Saxon England. We invite
papers addressing the integration of cultural influences in various forms
of Anglo-Saxon expression. The session will be held Louisville, Kentucky,
Nov. 7-9 2008. Please send abstracts to complete with name, proposed
paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information by email
attachment to Karmen Lenz at karmen.lenz_at_maconstate.edu by May 5, 2008.
Accepted papers will be notified by May 15, 2008. Those accepted are
required to join SAMLA before attending the conference.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:49pm
Dr Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

CFP: [Ethnic] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:48pm
Dr Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

UPDATE: [Theory] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:47pm
Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

CFP: [International] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:45pm
Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

UPDATE: [Film] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:43pm
Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

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:

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