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CFP: [African-American] James Baldwin Conference 3/19/09-3/21/09

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 3:54pm
Quentin Miller

Suffolk University in Boston is proud to host a three-day conference entitled "James Baldwin: In His
Time / In Our Time." The conference is the next iteration of the highly successful Baldwin
conference hosted last summer at Queen Mary's University in London. Biographer David Leeming
will be the keynote speaker, and we hope to include musical performance and drama as well.
Papers or panels can focus on any aspect of Baldwin's work, his life, or his contemporaries. Please
send 1-2 page proposals to Quentin Miller (qmiller_at_suffolk.edu) by November 15, 2008. Inquiries
are welcome before that date.

CFP: [Renaissance] THE POLITICS OF SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 3:43pm
Amlan Das Gupta

THE POLITICS OF SHAKESPEARE

International Conference

18-20 December 2008: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

The Centre of Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, invites
abstracts of papers for an International Conference on ‘The Politics of
Shakespeare’, to be held on 18-20 December 2008. The conference is being
held with active participation from the Shakespeare Association of America,
several of whose members are expected to attend. The purpose of the
partnership is to open new Shakespearean exchanges between West and East.

CFP: [20th] Nick Cave Conference - Proposed Volume

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 12:10pm
Dr John H. Baker

Following our highly successful one-day conference on the work of
Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave at the University of Westminster
on 5 July 2008, it is proposed to publish the conference papers, and some
others, in a conference volume. Please send proposals for chapters - on
any aspect of Cave's work - to the conference organiser, Dr John Baker,
at bakerj_at_westminster.ac.uk.

CFP: [Theatre]

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 11:44am
Ana-Karina Schneider

INTERNATIONAL ANGLOPHONE THEATRE

The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania invites contributions for a
forthcoming Special Issue of its periodical ABC on the topic of
“International Anglophone Theatre.”

CFP: [Gender Studies] Provisional Bliss NEMLA 2008

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 11:16pm
Heather Levy

Provisional Bliss: Same Sex Relationships in Twentieth Century Literature

Is sme sex desire a source of provisional bliss in Twentieth Century
fiction? Papers investigating the fiction of Virginia Woolf, Henry James
and Elizabeth Bowen are also very welcome. Please send an abstract of
five hundred words or less to: Dr. Heather Levy English Department.
Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
or Levyh_at_wcsu.edu.

UPDATE: [Victorian] The Victorian Everyday (10/15/08; NVSA; Wellesley 4/3-4/5/09)

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 7:38pm
Deb Gettelman

(please note new keynote panel information)
CFP: NVSA 2009
THE VICTORIAN EVERYDAY
Wellesley College: April 3-5 , 2009

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is The Victorian Everyday.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Tim Barringer,
Laurie Langbauer, and Ruth Yeazell and a visit to the remarkable Ruskin
Collection at the Wellesley College Library.

* * *

CFP: [18th] 18th-C. Brit Lit & History Book Series

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 7:01pm
Jack Lynch

Announcing a new book series from Ashgate Publishing

British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

Series Editor: Jack Lynch, Associate Professor of English,
Rutgers - Newark, The State University New Jersey

This series aims to promote original scholarship on the
intersection of British literature and history in the long
eighteenth century, from the Restoration through the first
generation of the Romantic era.

CFP: [Poetry] Dulce et decorum est: Twentieth Century Poetry of War

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:39pm
Andrew Mulvania

NEMLA Conference,
Boston, Mass.
2/26/09-3/1/09

Dulce et Decorum Est?: Twentieth Century War Poetry Dulce Et Decorum Est?:
This panel examines the history and relevance of the poetry of war,
inviting considerations of well-known and lesser-known poets of WWI,
reflections on the evolution and differences of war poetry across the
different theaters of war, and observations on the continued relevance of
war poetry for our own time.

Please send abstracts (200-250 words) that correspond to above description
to Andrew Mulvania at Washington & Jefferson College: amulvania_at_washjeff.edu

CFP: [Children] Hawthorne's children's literature, Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:11pm
Monika Elbert

There is a a special issue of _The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_ planned on
Hawthorne's children's literature and on his fiction which includes
children as protagonists or his non-fiction which refers to children.
Topics of interest may include the following (but the list is not meant to
be exhaustive):

CFP: [American] Hawthorne's Later Writings, Special Journal issue

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 6:06pm
Monika Elbert

A special issue on Hawthorne's final period of writing is being planned for
the fall, 2009 issue of _The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_. In quantitative
terms, the literary writings of this period make up a substantial portion
of Hawthorne's oeuvre, filling more than three volumes of the Centenary
edition. Though once much maligned, these late works have begun to attract
the serious attention from scholars they once seemed destined for. When
_Septimius Felton_ was posthumously published in 1872, many critics were
enthusiastic â€" the reviewer of the _London Times_ declared that "it will be
read for its poetry and fancy by many who care but little for fiction in

CFP: [General] Technology and Humanity

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 4:39pm
Philippa Smith

Technology and Humanity

The following is a call for articles for a forthcoming themed issue of
eSharp, an established peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality
research by postgraduate students. eSharp is pleased to support new and
early-career authors, and has actively encouraged emerging academic talent
since 2002.

CFP: [Collections] Short Essays - Ethics and Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 3:56pm
Gregory F. Tague

ASEBL Journal,
http://www.stfranciscollege.edu/academics/programsAndMajors/asebl, is
looking for short, critical, analytical (possibly reflective) essays.

Mission of Association for the Study of Ethical Behavior in Literature:
To engage in the study, analysis, explanation, and public discussion of
ethical behavior, as it is manifested, particularly, in literature:

Why do characters do what they do, and then what?

What is ethical behaviorâ€"can it be defined?

What are its boundaries (personally, legally, philosophically)?

What are the implications of having the notion of ethical behavior?

CFP: [General] CFP

updated: 
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 5:58pm
Lara Smith

This is a call for papers for the regular session, Holocaust in
Literature and Film, at the SAMLA Convention scheduled for November 7-9,
2008, in Louisville, Kentucky.

HOLOCAUST IN LITERATURE AND FILM
This is an open session. Please submit a brief abstract on any topic
related to studies in the area of the Holocaust, particularly in
literature and film. The proposals should be sent by July 30, 2008, to
Lara Smith, Georgia State University, at ljsmith_at_gsu.edu.

CFP: [Ethnic] Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz

updated: 
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 1:51pm
Jessica Wells Cantiello

Call for Papers

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Session: “Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz: Contemporary Dominican-American
Writers”

CFP: [Theory] Afterlives of Deconstruction (Journal Issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 1:29pm
Anthony Reynolds

CFP

"Afterlives of Deconstruction"

In Memoires: for Paul de Man Derrida writes that the “proper story” of deconstruction would
consist of “transference, and of a thinking through of transference, in all the senses that this
word acquires in more than one language, and first of all that of the transference between
languages,” which leads Derrida to define deconstruction as “plus d’une langue â€" both more than
one language and no more of a single language.”

CFP: [Victorian] The Victorian Everyday (10/15/08; NVSA; Wellesley 4/3-4/5/09)

updated: 
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 12:27am
Deb Gettelman

CFP: NVSA 2009
THE VICTORIAN EVERYDAY
Wellesley College: April 3-5 , 2009

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is The Victorian Everyday.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Tim Barringer and
Ruth Yeazell and a visit to the remarkable Ruskin Collection at the
Wellesley College Library.

* * *

CFP: [Collections] Companion to Charles Bernstein

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 9:49pm
William Allegrezza

I’m seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein’s work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

CFP: [20th] Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 9:48pm
Hugh Tribbey

        Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
        
        Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2008

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 24-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and
Aesthetics in such areas as

● the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-
genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions
involving language,

● the poetics of performance of experimental compositions,

CFP: [20th] Companion to Charles Bernstein.

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 9:37pm
William Allegrezza

I’m seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein’s work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

CFP: [Poetry] Companion to Charles Bernstein

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 9:26pm
William Allegrezza

I’m seeking articles, interviews, and even some creative responses to the
work of the American poet/theorist Charles Bernstein for the forthcoming
book The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. The articles can deal with
any aspect of Bernstein’s work, from specific books of poetry and theory to
his poetic influences to his part in the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E movement.

Completed articles should range from 6,500-10,000 words, though exceptions
can be made for exceptional articles.

CFP: [American] The Writing Cure: Scripting the Self in Trauma Memoir (NeMLA 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 8:50pm
Paul Rosa

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts

The Writing Cure: Scripting the Self in Trauma Memoir

This panel seeks papers that consider how post-structuralist notions of a
de-centered self intersect with the “re-centering” psychotherapeutic work
of the trauma memoirs so popular today.

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