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CFP: [American] Atlantic History and Literary History" (SEA March 2009 in Bermuda)

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Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 12:16am
David A. Brewer

I hereby invite proposals for a session I'm organizing on "Atlantic History and Literary History"
for the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda,
4-7 March 2009. This session aims to build upon the similarly titled (and, I've been told, highly
successful) session I organized at the Montreal ASECS of 2006.

Here's what I'm seeking:

"Atlantic History and Literary History"

CFP: [18th] Atlantic History and Literary History" (SEA March 2009 in Bermuda)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 12:12am
David A. Brewer

I hereby invite proposals for a session I'm organizing on "Atlantic History and Literary History"
for the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda,
4-7 March 2009. This session aims to build upon the similarly titled (and, I've been told, highly
successful) session I organized at the Montreal ASECS of 2006.

Here's what I'm seeking:

"Atlantic History and Literary History"

CFP: [General] Volunteer Subject Area Specialist for PCA/ACA

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Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:27pm
Delores.Rauscher_at_sas.upenn.edu, Coordinator

Fatten your portfolio by becoming an active participant in a large,
scholarly organization. The National Popular Culture & American Culture
Association requests Subject Area Chair volunteers for the following areas:

1) Baby-Boomer Culture
2) Disability Studies
3) Disaster Studies
4) Jack London's Life & Works

If your research has delved into aspects of any of these topics, please
consider becoming the Chair for that subject area.

The duties of the Area Chair consist primarily of sending out Calls for
Papers, accepting paper/presentation proposals, and organizing the accepted
papers/presentations into panels.

CFP: [Collections] Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 4:33pm
Nora Delaney

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Call for Book Reviews
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CFP: [20th] Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 4:33pm
Nora Delaney

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Call for Book Reviews
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UPDATE: [Film] Final Week! Film & History (8/1/08; 10/30-11/2/08)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 3:48pm
Cynthia Miller

2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
FINAL DEADLINE: August 1, 2008

      ** JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF OUR SUMMER REGISTRATION SPECIAL!!!**

Submissions for papers and panels must be received no later than August
1, 2008, in order to be considered for inclusion in the program. A
comprehensive listing of the wide range of areas available for
participation appears at the end of this message.

CFP: [International] Melville and the Mediterranean, Old City Jerusalem, 17-21 June 2009

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 3:36pm
Tim Marr

Melville and the Mediterranean

Jerusalem / 17-21 June 2009

Sponsored by The Melville Society
With participation by ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt
and the Near East) and support from the English and literature departments
of MIT, Stanford, and Yale

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
THOMAS L. THOMPSON, University of Copenhagen; author of The Mythic Past
(The Bible in History: How Writers Create a Past)

AMY KAPLAN, University of Pennsylvania; author of The Anarchy of Empire in
the Making of U.S. Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS:

CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 09: Lawman's Brut Society

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:40pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Lawman's Brut Society is pleased to announce the
following sessions for the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

1. Lawman's Brut and his Readers

The first session welcomes papers addressing possible readers of the Brut,
including evidence of Lawman's ongoing influence in English literature of
the middle ages and beyond. Proposals that discuss the persona of the
reader in the Brut or of instances of reading within the textâ€"either of
actual reading or of events that serve as metaphors for the process of
readingâ€"are also encouraged. The session will also consider proposals
dealing with traditional discussions of of hermeneutics or of Lawman’s
ongoing influence.

CFP: [Victorian] The Brontes in Context (II) (11/14-15/08)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:14pm
Bronte Conference

The Brontes in Context (II): The Professor, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of
Wildfell Hall
14-15 November 2008,
Centre for Literary Studies; Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy
Research,
University of Salford (UK)

Meant as a follow-up to the very successful first “The Brontes in
Context”
conference, this conference aims to re-read The Professor, Agnes Grey,
and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,as well as contextualise the novels in
the light of historically informed research of contexts.

CFP: [Collections] Deadline Extended - Graduate Journal Call for Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:32am
Anna Smaill

Moveable Type, the UCL English Department's postgraduate online
journal, has extended the submission deadline for literary reviews for
the 2008 issue until August 25 2008.

Since 2005, Moveable Type has published reviews and scholarly papers
by postgraduate students worldwide. We welcome submissions of reviews
of literature in all its forms -- novels, poetry collections, film,
theatre, graphic novels, online narratives, biographies, cultural
theory, literary/film criticism.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/graduate/MThome.htm.

UPDATE: [Film] TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 11:39pm
Dr Lorna Fitzsimmons

 
TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities,
periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other
arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In
addition to the widely known films,proposals on neglected silents and
films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language
collection. Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna
Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons_at_csudh.edu 500-word proposals due by Oct. 25,

CFP: [American] Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia Representations of the C

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 10:24pm
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

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

CFP: [Collections] articles on Doris Lessing's work (9/15/08; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:29pm
Phyllis Perrakis

Short articles of 14 pages or less are requested on any aspect of Doris
Lessing's work for the late Fall issue of the journal "Doris Lesssing
Studies." DLS is the journal put out by the Doris Lessing Society, an
allied member of the MLA. Articles must be in MLA style in Word with
endnotes put in mechanically (do not use automatic endnote feature).
Please send articles by attachment to the three co-editors of Doris
Lessing Studies: Phyllis Perrakis <pperrak_at_uottawa.ca>; Sandra Singer
<ssinger_at_uoguelph.ca>; Jeanie Warnock <jwarnock_at_uottawa.ca> by Sept. 15,
2008.

CFP: [Romantic] Mary Shelley Essay Collection

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 3:25pm
Lucy Morrison

Essays are invited for a collection titled "Mary Shelley and her
Contemporaries and Circle." This collection of essays broadens the ways
in which Mary Shelley is positioned within both her family circle and the
larger Romantic literary scene. Selections considering Mary Shelley's
relationship to areas of geographical development (the Americas and the
'Orient") and Mary Shelley's relationship to her family (husband and
father) are nearing final revision. The editors are still interested in
seeing completed essays discussing Mary Shelley's works in relation to
those of her contemporaries; interdisciplinary considerations are
especially sought. Please email enquiries and completed essays of about

CFP: [Professional] Teaching Reading and Program Development in French

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 2:33pm
Tim Gerhard

9/15/08; NeMLA 2/26/09

How can we best teach reading in beginning, intermediate and advanced
intermediate French classrooms? What methodologies work best to
facilitate comprehension of texts and to prepare students to be
successful in upper division courses? What role should literary texts
play? This panel will present strategies for turning students into
independent readers and, in the process, strengthening French programs.
Papers (French preferred) should display a demonstrated real-world
application to complement any theoretical discussion. 250-500 word
abstract to T. Gerhard, gerhardt_at_cortland.edu

CFP: [International] Living Memory - Remembering Reinventing Forgetting

updated: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:48am
Chiara Gamboz

EMPA’S Annual Postgraduate Symposium
 
Call for Papers

Living Memory
Remembering, Reinventing and Forgetting

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It
is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which
dead cities lie interred. â€" Walter Benjamin

CFP: [Children] Children and Media Conference: Film, Books, Audio

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 6:16pm
wynn yarbrough

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
September 26-27, 2008
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia Film Committee invites papers
on the theme of the Child in Film and Media for an interdisciplinary
conference to be held on the UDC campus on September 26-27, 2008.

CFP: [American] CFP New Orleans Culture National PCA 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 5:21pm
Dr. Christopher Bloss

Call for Papers: New Orleans Culture
Area Chair: Dr. Christopher Bloss
PCA, national conference
APRIL 8-11, 2009
Conference location: New Orleans MARRIOTT
New Orleans, Louisiana
  
Presentations covering a broad
range of New Orleansâ€"literature, recovery, narrative, film--pieces,
critical approaches, and cultural interpretations are welcome;
presentations should be developed for a 15-minute reading.
  
Any aspect of New Orleans will be appropriate; anything from John Kennedy
Toole to voodoo is acceptable material. Please be creative with the
subject.
  
Please submit a no more than a 250-word abstract to Dr. Christopher

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