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CFP: [Gender Studies] Conference: Women & Power

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 10:53pm
Amanda Emerson

University of South Dakota
Women’s Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Conference

October 3-4, 2008
“Women and Power”

(Proposals due: August 1, 2008 )

The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, invites proposals for its
2008 Women’s Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Conference.

CFP: [General] Humor Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 8:25pm
Nathan Shepley

Call for Papers

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?: WORK, PLAY, AND HUMOR IN ENGLISH STUDIES

CFP: [Medieval] Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 6:19pm
Brent Nelson

A Seminar to be held in conjunction with CaSTA (the Canadian Symposium on
Text Analysis) 2008: New Directions in Text Analysis
A Joint Humanities Computing, Computer Science Seminar and Conference at
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 16-18 October 2008
        
A “Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity” seminar
will be held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon 16 October 2008
and will feature guest speakers:
* Meg Twycross, Professor Emeritus of English, Lancaster University, and
Executive Editor of Medieval English Theatre (new speaker, replacing
Melissa Terras)
* Lisa Snyder, Associate Director of the Experiential Technologies Centre,

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 6:18pm
Brent Nelson

A Seminar to be held in conjunction with CaSTA (the Canadian Symposium on
Text Analysis) 2008: New Directions in Text Analysis
A Joint Humanities Computing, Computer Science Seminar and Conference at
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 16-18 October 2008
        
A “Digitizing Early Material Culture: from Antiquity to Modernity” seminar
will be held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon 16 October 2008
and will feature guest speakers:
* Meg Twycross, Professor Emeritus of English, Lancaster University, and
Executive Editor of Medieval English Theatre (new speaker, replacing
Melissa Terras)
* Lisa Snyder, Associate Director of the Experiential Technologies Centre,

UPDATE: [Computing-Internet] CaSTA (the Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis) 2008: New Directions in Text Analysis

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 6:12pm
Brent Nelson

A Joint Humanities Computing, Computer Science Conference at
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 16-18 October 2008

CaSTA 2008â€"“New Directions in Text Analysis”â€" will be held at the
University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon from 16-18 October 2008, featuring
guest speakers:
* David Hoover, Professor of English at New York University (keynote)
* Hoyt Duggan, Professor Emeritus in English at University of Virginia
* Geoffrey Rockwell, Associate Professor in Humanities Computing and
Multimedia at University of Alberta
* Cara Leitch, PhD candidate in English at University of Victoria

CFP: [General] The CEA Critic

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 4:35pm
Daniel Robinson

The CEA Critic, the official journal of the College English Association,
publishes scholarly articles that focus on textsâ€"fiction, poetry, drama,
nonfiction, and filmâ€"that English professors read, study, and teach and
professional articles that apply other critical approaches to issues
pertinent to the discipline of English in higher education.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Things Fall Apart & the Next Half-Century of African Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 4:33pm
Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki

University of Nottingham
&
African Writing Magazine

Call for Papers

Things Fall Apart & the Next Half-Century of African Literature
(A 50th Anniversary Conference)

5 September 2008, University of Nottingham, UK

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is the biggest selling African novel,
having been translated into more than 50 languages. Its publication in 1958
was the epochal event in African literature, leading to a transformation in
the literary landscape. On the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, it
is appropriate to appraise the impact and heritage of the book, as well as
the direction of African Literature in the next half-century.

CFP: [20th] Flann O'Brien Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 3:21pm
Jennika Baines

Call for Papers: Flann O’Brien Collection

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on the work of Flann
O’Brien.

Following a conference organized by the School of English, Drama and Film
at University College Dublin to mark the 40th anniversary of O’Brien’s
death, a volume of essays will be published representing a range of
scholarly approaches to his work. This volume will seek to reappraise the
O’Brien oeuvre and academic debate within the field of O’Brien studies.

CFP: [African-American] âRichard Wright at 100â - International Conference -11/28/08-Portugal

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 3:11pm
Paula Mesquita

To commemorate Richard Wright’s Centennial, the Department of Letters at
the University of Beira Interior, Portugal will host an international
conference on 28 November 2008. The editorial board is asking all those
interested in participating as speakers to send an email to
pmesquita_at_ubi.pt as soon as possible. 250-word abstracts must to be
submitted by 15 July 2008, to the same email address. The invited keynote
speaker is Professor Maria Isabel Caldeira, renowned Afro-American
literature specialist from the University of Coimbra. The Department
encourages diversified approaches to Wright’s work (fiction and poetry)
and life. Completed papers must be sent to the same email address by 15

CFP: [Medieval] New deadline - Identity at SAMLA (5/12/08; 11/7/08-11/9/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 2:34am
Julie Singer

IDENTITIES. We invite submissions treating the concept of identity in
medieval literature of all linguistic traditions. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, problems of author and persona; doubles
and foils; literary archetypes; mistaken identities; clothing and the
fabrication of social identity; questions of identity in contemporary
medievalist literature, film, or gaming. Proposals unrelated to the
announced panel theme will also be considered. Please email abstracts
(one page max.) to Julie Singer, Assistant Professor of French,
Washington University in St. Louis (jesinger_at_artsci.wustl.edu) no later
than 12 May 2008.

CFP: [Ethnic] CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 12:39am
Sally Hirsh-Dickinson

        The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is
seeking paper proposals on the topic of Ethnic and Race Studies for its
fall conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,
North Dartmouth, MA on October 31 - November 1.
        The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2008. Please e-mail
proposals of between 250 and 500 words to Sally Hirsh-Dickinson, Area
Chair of Ethnic and Race Studies at shirsh-dickinson_at_tds.net. A copy
should also be sent to the 2008 Program Chair Carol-Ann Farkas: carol-
ann.farkas_at_mcphs.edu.
Include a two or three sentence description of yourself, your background,
and your qualifications.

CFP: [International] Online Paper Readings in Literature and the Unholy

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 7:51pm
Subhasis Chattopadhyay

Many of us cannot attend high-end conferences in the West for primarily two
reasons: economics and the unavailability of leaves from our institutes. It
is high time that we start rethinking the way we do literature and
conferences. We propose to form a society focussed on Literature and the
study of theodicy/theology/Evil/sanctity. We will especially focus on
targeted online paper readings through SKYPE, Yahoo or some other suitable
with-camera free chat service. Folks in other disciplines like IT etc. are
already well into such conferences.
There are of course some logistical problems involved:

CFP: [Collections] The poetry and prose of Ciaran Carson

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 7:48pm
Piotr Florczyk

An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts invites
submissions (complete essays) for a special issue dedicated to the Irish
poet and writer Ciaran Carson.

Based at Creighton University Press and distributed by University of
Nebraska Press, An Sionnach is a journal of Irish Studies and Irish
writing. We publish scholarly articles, poetry and creative prose, as
well as interviews and reviews with the goal of showcasing and discussing
the most current and exciting developments in Irish writing. To learn
more, please visit: http://www.an-sionnach.com/

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Expanding Literacy Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:59pm
Envera Dukaj

Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [General] Expanding Literacy Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:58pm
Envera Dukaj

Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [Graduate] Expanding Literacy Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:58pm
Envera Dukaj

Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [Renaissance] Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 5:47pm
Brady J Spangenberg

Renaissance Comparative Prose Conference
October 23-24, 2008
Purdue University

Papers are invited for a conference exploring any aspect of Renaissance
prose. Submissions are encouraged from scholars investigating texts in
languages other than English, especially texts that explore transatlantic
connections.

Please send 300-350 word abstracts to: bspangen_at_purdue.edu

Review of abstracts will begin May 30, 2008.
Notification by August 15, 2008.

For more information please contact:
Brady Spangenberg
Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature Program
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
765-532-3025
bspangen_at_purdue.edu

CFP: [Theory] MSAX: Modernism and Left Politics

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:39pm
John Lennon

This panel will examine Modernism and Left politics. A member of our
panel, unfortunately, will be unable read his paper and so we have a last
minute opening for proposals. We currently have a paper that explores
depression-era transnational radical film theory and one that reexamines
the radical Wobbly rail rider in John Dos Passos’ U.S.A.

We are seeking a third paper that examines the way that Left politics
inform/transform the modernist text. Issues dealing with critical
evaluation, production and consumption are welcome.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MSAX: Modernism and Left Politics

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:38pm
John Lennon

This panel will examine Modernism and Left politics. A member of our
panel, unfortunately, will be unable read his paper and so we have a last
minute opening for proposals. We currently have a paper that explores
depression-era transnational radical film theory and one that reexamines
the radical Wobbly rail rider in John Dos Passos’ U.S.A.

We are seeking a third paper that examines the way that Left politics
inform/transform the modernist text. Issues dealing with critical
evaluation, production and consumption are welcome.

CFP: [American] MSAX: Modernism and Left Politics

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:38pm
John Lennon

This panel will examine Modernism and Left politics. A member of our
panel, unfortunately, will be unable read his paper and so we have a last
minute opening for proposals. We currently have a paper that explores
depression-era transnational radical film theory and one that reexamines
the radical Wobbly rail rider in John Dos Passos’ U.S.A.

We are seeking a third paper that examines the way that Left politics
inform/transform the modernist text. Issues dealing with critical
evaluation, production and consumption are welcome.

CFP: [20th] MSAX: Modernism and Left Politics

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:37pm
John Lennon

This panel will examine Modernism and Left politics. A member of our
panel, unfortunately, will be unable read his paper and so we have a last
minute opening for proposals. We currently have a paper that explores
depression-era transnational radical film theory and one that reexamines
the radical Wobbly rail rider in John Dos Passos’ U.S.A.

We are seeking a third paper that examines the way that Left politics
inform/transform the modernist text. Issues dealing with critical
evaluation, production and consumption are welcome.

CFP: [Collections] All Topics (9/5/2008; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 8:32am
Boldizsár Fejérvári / The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT,

a peer-reviewed yearbook published by the Department of English Studies,
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary,

invites research papers, book reviews, and interviews on literatures in
English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2008/2009. All topics
are acceptable. Papers are to be submitted by Friday, 5 September 2008.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as
well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

CFP: [20th] Special Session: Gender in Comic Books and Graphic Novels (5/15/08; SAMLA 11/7/08-11/9/08)

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:06am
Audrey Johnson

This session will explore the construction and presentation of gender in
comic books and graphic novels. Proposals on topics dealing with the
construction of femininity and/or masculinity, with transgendered
characters, and with cross-dressing (whether it is literal or
metaphorical) are especially welcome. Send proposals of 250-300 words to
Dr. Audrey Johnson, Dept. of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy,
Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501-0547 or to
adjohnson_at_fmarion.edu. Deadline for proposals is May 15, 2008.

CFP: [20th] Special Session: Gender in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, May 5, 2008 - 2:01am
Audrey Johnson

This session will explore the construction and presentation of gender in
comic books and graphic novels. Proposals on topics dealing with the
construction of femininity and/or masculinity, with transgendered
characters, and with cross-dressing (whether it is literal or
metaphorical) are especially welcome. Send proposals of 250-300 words to
Dr. Audrey Johnson, Dept. of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy,
Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501-0547 or to
adjohnson_at_fmarion.edu. Deadline for proposals is May 15, 2008.

CFP: [International] Creative Writing (UK) (6/10/08; 6/27/08 - 8/29/08)

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 7:02pm
Graeme Harper

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

                             GREAT WRITING
              the UK's International Creative Writing Conference

                            11th Great Year!

Great Writing, the UK's international Creative Writing Conference invites
papers/creative work/panel suggestions for this 11th Year Conference.

                            GREAT WRITING 2008

                    Friday 27th June - Sunday 29th June 2008

                          BANGOR UNIVERSITY (UK)

The organizers will consider creative work as well as papers on creative
writing teaching, creative writing theory and method, and on contemporary
writers and their work.

UPDATE: [Graduate] MPCA Virtual Environments and Popular Culture Panel

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 5:09pm
Pam Wicks

DEADLINE EXTENDED
New Submission Deadline: May 15, 208

Midwest Popular Culture Call for Papers, 2008
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Virtual Environments area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
invites you to submit papers on cultural, theoretical, social, or any other
area related to these environments. This year’s conference will be held at
the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, Ohio
on the weekend of October 3 -5, 2008.

CFP: [American] Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c. 1800-1860) [Publication]

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 7:49am
Prof. Dr. emer. Dan Rabinowit

Call for Papers: Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c.
1800-1860).

---> Date of Publication (March 2009)

---> Deadline for Submissions (14 July 2008)

We welcome twenty essays of interest to those concerned with the study of
the poetry of American Transcendentalism and their representatives.

We are looking particularly for essays on various topics in literary
studies, cultural studies and aesthetic philosophy answering to the
publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Collections] CFP for Collection of Essays on Literature of New York

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 4:09am
Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams

Call for papers for a Collection of Essays on the Literature of New
York. Can be on literature of New York City or the Hudson Valley or
other regions of New York. Different periods, genre, critical approaches
welcome.

A publisher has expressed interest in this volume, and we are seeking a
few additional essays to complete the collection.

Send 2-page abstracts or 20-25 page papers and a brief c.v. by June 12th
to Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams at Sabrina.Fuchs-Abrams_at_esc.edu.

Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams
SUNY Empire State College
240 North Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Sabrina.Fuchs-Abrams_at_esc.edu

CFP: [American] CFP for Collection of Essays on Literature of New York

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 3:58am
Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams

Call for papers for a Collection of Essays on the Literature of New
York. Can include essays on New York City, the Hudson Valley, or other
regions of New York. All periods, genre, and critical approaches welcome.

A publisher has expressed interest in this volume, and we are seeking a
few additional essays to complete the collection.

Send 2 page abstracts or 20-25 page essays and a brief c.v. by June 12th
to Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams at Sabrina.Fuchs-Abrams_at_esc.edu

Dr. Sabrina Fuchs-Abrams
SUNY Empire State College
240 North Main Street
New City, New York 10956
Sabrina.Fuchs-Abrams_at_esc.edu

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Technoculture, Vol 1, 2009

updated: 
Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 12:20am
Keith Dorwick

WEB VERSION:

http://tcjournal.org

CFP: Technoculture, Vol. 1, 2009
A Journal for Cultural Studies of Technology
Editors:
Dr. Keith Dorwick, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (kdorwick at
yahoo dot com)
Dr. Kevin Moberly, St. Cloud State University (kamoberly at stcloudstate
dot edu)
Call for Papers:

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