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CFP: [Gender Studies] Hip Hop's Languages of Love

updated: 
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 3:53am
Ebony Utley

Women and Language calls for submissions to a special issue dedicated to
“Hip Hop’s Languages of Love.” The issue will focus on love in hip hop as
it relates to language and gender. It will be published in the Fall of 2009.

CFP: [Poetry] Native American women's poetry since 1900

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 6:19pm
Jessica Chainer Nowacki

Call for Papers:
Native American women's poetry since 1900
 part of Lifting Belly High: a conference on women's poetry since 1900
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
11-13 September 2008

This conference celebrates women poets of the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries through a national gathering of critics, scholars, and poets.
Exploring the rich and diverse textures of poetry and scholarhsip, the
conference encourages discussion about the shape and direction of women's
poetry and discourse that can carry poetry into academic, social, and
political life.

Featured speakers include, among many others, Kathleen Fraser, Jan
Beatty, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis.

UPDATE: [20th] Deadline extended - Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism.

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 5:14pm
Emily Sharpe

Canadian Literature: "Canadian Regions and Regionalism." In the Foreword to
Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan explains that because “it is a novel of
Canada … some of the characters in the book are presumed to speak only
English, others only French, while many are bilingual.” The novel’s
dialogue, however, is written solely in English. This panel will explore
representations of Canada’s land, communities, citizens, and dialects. How
does language inform nationality and the concept of only two linguistic and
cultural solitudes? How do provincial, territorial, and municipal
allegiances undermine or bolster the image of a united country with a

CFP: [Renaissance] Call for Papers: Shakespeare's Life( book collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:28pm
Bhim S. Dahiya

Editor of Poet-Critics on Shakespeare, Love, Sex and Marriage in
Shakespeare, and Shakespeare's Intellectual Backgroud, as also the editor
of Journal of Drama Studies, Prof. Bhim S. Dahiya invites papers for his
next anthology on Shakespeare--Shakespeare's Life. The book has been
contracted with Viva Books, India in Shakespeare's series.Viva is a
leading publishing house of India.
 Professor Dahiya is interested in constructing Shakespeare's Biography
by putting together positve bits of information about his life, absences
in civil life and religious records of the writer's time. Some of the
essays already received are: " Shakespere's Daughters," Shakespeare's

CFP: [Renaissance] Drinking (GEMCS 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:25pm
David Swain

Inviting papers on drink and drinking in sixteenth and seventeenth century
literature, including non-fiction prose, for GEMCS 2008. Topics may
include drunkenness and social disorder; drinking and social status;
brewers and brewsters; beer, ale, wine, or spirits; church-ales and other
festivities; social histories of brewing and drinking; pubs and alehouses;
economics of drink; alcohol and health; temperance. Proposals that
emphasize social history or technical and economic approaches are
encouraged. Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to David Swain (d.swain
at snhu.edu) by 12 May 2008.

CFP: [18th] CFP Gender and Sexual Deviance at the End of the Long 18th-C France

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:25pm
Rudy de Mattos

CALL FOR ARTICLES "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in France at the End of
the Long Eighteenth Century"

I will be the editor of a new book on "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in
France at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century", published by Cambridge
Scholars Publishing some time in 2009. I am seeking articles (5,000 -
10,000 words) dealing with what could have been perceived by the
hegemonic discourse as gender or sexual deviance at the end of the long
eighteenth century in France (approximately from the 1780’s to the
1815’s) . I am looking for articles that explore this particular topic
under a literary, cultural, aesthetic, historical, or socio-political
angle.

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP Gender and Sexual Deviance at the End of the Long 18th-C France

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 2:12pm
Rudy de Mattos

CALL FOR ARTICLES "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in France at the End of
the Long Eighteenth Century"

I will be the editor of a new book on "Gender and/or Sexual Deviances in
France at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century", published by Cambridge
Scholars Publishing some time in 2009. I am seeking articles (5,000 -
10,000 words) dealing with what could have been perceived by the
hegemonic discourse as gender or sexual deviance at the end of the long
eighteenth century in France (approximately from the 1780’s to the
1815’s) . I am looking for articles that explore this particular topic
under a literary, cultural, aesthetic, historical, or socio-political
angle.

CFP: [20th] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08, MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:28pm
Jett McAlister

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

UPDATE: [Theory] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08, MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:28pm
Jett McAlister

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

UPDATE: [Poetry] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08, MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:27pm
Jett McAlister

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

UPDATE: [General] M/MLA Convention In Minneapolis, Nov. 13-16, 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:08pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Midwest Modern Language Association
50th Annual Convention
November 13-16, 2008
The Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Some sessions have extended their abstract deadline past April 15.

Six sessions have been added, all with an April 25 abstract deadline:

Contemporary Cultural Issues: Fame and Scandal
Early Modern Literature: Fame, Infamy, and Ideology
Fame, Infamy, and Evil in Contemporary Literature and Film
Fame, Infamy, and Spanish Literature
The Gendering of Literary and Cultural Fame
Twentieth-Century Fame and Celebrity

Please see our CFP for details.

CFP: [Collections] Fields of Signification

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 10:10pm
Scott Howard

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
<http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/>

Volume 2: Process: Fields of Signification

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008

Publication Date: November, 2008

Call for Work: Articles, criticism, dialogues, essays, fictions, images,
interviews, manifestos, poems, reviews, statements, translations, vectors
& whatnots.

CFP: [Collections] The Young Adult Novel - Studies in the Novel - Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:51pm
Sara Dammann

For a special issue on The Young Adult Novel, with Guest Editor Elise
Wormuth (formerly Earthman, San Francisco State University), Studies in the
Novel seeks articles on young adult literature from any critical/literary
perspective. "Young adult literature," in this context, refers to
literature that has been written specifically for and marketed to young
adults. New perspectives on well-known YA novels are welcome, as well as
papers on those novels that have received less critical attention.
Completed articles and 1-page vita to Elise Wormuth at <earthman_at_sfsu.edu>
WITH cc to <studiesinthenovel_at_unt.edu> by October 15, 2008.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:43pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [Ethnic] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [Film] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [20th] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:41pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] MMLA Digital Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:28pm
Stephanie Schlitz

Digital Humanities: Exploring New Directions in Literary and Linguistic
Scholarship. The field of Digital Humanities (DH) is rapidly expanding and
offers a variety of new opportunities for literary and linguistic research.
This session is designed to explore current DH issues and thus welcomes
papers addressing a wide range of DH topics. Topics may relate to: text
encoding and TEI projects; using digital archives; corpus development;
digital editions; DH and the individual scholar; the problems DH
researchers face; DH pedagogy; etc. Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2008 (or
ASAP thereafter). Please send 250-word abstracts to Stephanie Schlitz at:
sschlitz_at_bloomu.edu.

CFP: [Religion] Irish Studies Area at MPCA/MACA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:26pm
Kathleen Turner

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair
via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

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