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CFP: [Renaissance] Shakespeare Companion––Contributors Wanted!

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 5:21pm
Kenneth Womack

The Editors of Facts on File's forthcoming Companion to Shakespeare are seeking contributors.

All contributors to the project will be paid for their work.

Chapters are still available on individual Sonnets, as well as on the following plays:

All's Well That Ends Well
2 Henry VI
Henry VIII
Love's Labor's Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pericles
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Editors are also seeking essays on the following general subjects:

Shakespeare's Language
History and Politics in Shakespeare's Day

For more information, please contact William Baker at wbaker_at_niu.edu.

CFP: [General] Dragon*Con Academic Mini-Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 4:51pm
Matthew J. Brown

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

DRAGON*CON ACADEMIC MINI-CONFERENCE

Atlanta, Georgia
August 29-September 1, 2008

The Institute for Comic Studies and the Comics and Pop Art division of
Dragon*Con are working together to develop an academic conference for
the studies of comics and pop art to take place at Dragon*Con, the
largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science
fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film
in the US.

CFP: [Collections] CFP: Sargasso, the Dominican Republic

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 2:47pm
Don E. Walicek

SARGASSO
â€" CALL FOR PAPERS â€"
QUISQUEYA: LA REPUBLICA EXTENDED
submission deadline January 15, 2009

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture is
accepting submissions for an upcoming issue with the title "Quisqueya: La
Republica Extended."

The issue will feature work that in one way or another extends
discussions of the literatures, cultures, and languages of the Dominican
Republic. Research from fields of inquiry such as literature, culture
studies, women’s studies, transatlantic studies, performance studies and
other areas is welcome. Submissions in Spanish and English are
encouraged.

CFP: [Medieval] Journal of Hellenic Religion Volume 2

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 11:15am
Nikolaos Markoulakis

The Journal of Hellenic Religion’s (JfHR) Editorial Panel decided to pursue
a second volume of the Journal, which will be forthcoming in the mid 2009.

A brief reaffirmation of the Journal’s statement is as follows: The JfHR is
a peer-reviewed annual periodical. It has as a main theme the original
multi-principle study of ancient Greek Religion (i.e. theology, history,
philosophy, politics-sociology and archaeology-anthropology).

The theme / subject of the forthcoming Volume 2 will focus on gender
relations, concept of love, eros, and sexuality in the ancient Greek
religious praxis and theology. The articles should include a full
bibliography and endnotes.

CFP: [General] Late Imperial Chinese Womenâs Writings(MCAA 10/10-12 2008)

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 2:15am
Li Guo

CFP: MACC 2008
Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Writings
St. Olaf College, Minnesota: October 10-12, 2008
This panel invites papers covering Chinese Women’s writings in the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

1. Women’s transgression such as transvestism in literary works
2. “Talented women” or “cainü” culture
3. women’s writings and literati
4. individual writers or works
5. women’s anthology studies
6. women’s poetry clubs and occasional writings

Please send an abstract of 250 words or less to li-guo_at_uiowa.edu by July
27th, 2008.

CFP: [Poetry] Late Imperial Chinese Womenâs Writings(MCAA 10/10-12 2008)

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 1:44am
Li Guo

CFP: MACC 2008
Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Writings
St. Olaf College, Minnesota: October 10-12, 2008
This panel invites papers covering Chinese Women’s writings in the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

1. Women’s transgression such as transvestism in literary works
2. “Talented women” or “cainü” culture
3. women’s writings and literati
4. individual writers or works
5. women’s anthology studies
6. women’s poetry clubs and occasional writings

Please send an abstract of 250 words or less to li-guo_at_uiowa.edu by July
27th, 2008.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Late Imperial Chinese Womenâs Writings(MCAA 10/10-12 2008)

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 1:43am
Li Guo

CFP: MACC 2008
Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Writings
St. Olaf College, Minnesota: October 10-12, 2008

This panel invites papers covering Chinese Women’s writings in the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

1. Women’s transgression such as transvestism in literary works
2. “Talented women” or “cainü” culture
3. women’s writings and literati
4. individual writers or works
5. women’s anthology studies
6. women’s poetry clubs and occasional writings

Please send an abstract of 250 words or less to li-guo_at_uiowa.edu by July
27th, 2008.

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

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