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UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Deadline Extended to May 20, 2008

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 3:27am
Andy Wang

Submission deadline is extended to May 20, 2008.

Call for Papers
“In the Shadows of Empires”:
The 2nd International Conference on Asian American and Asian British
Literatures
Date: November 28-29, 2008
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica

UPDATE: [American] ALA: Female Sexuality in 20th-c. Southern Women Writers (5/12/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 1:45am
Tenley Gwen Bank

Soliciting abstracts for accepted panel at ALA in San Francisco (May
22-25), related to southern women writers’ treatment of their female
characters’ sexuality and its effect on the social environment of the
texts. Possible topics could address (but are not limited to) marital
structures, sexual awakening, race and sexuality, sexual stereotypes, the
relation of southern sexual mores to the rest of the US. Considerations of
canonical and non-canonical authors invited. Please submit 1-page abstract
and brief c.v. to Tenley Bank (tenleygwen_at_yahoo.com) as soon as possible,
as this cfp is to replace a panelist who had to withdraw his submission.

UPDATE: [20th] Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 10:24pm
Geoff Hamilton

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction, forthcoming from Facts on File in
2009, is seeking contributors for entries on a number of authors and works.
A list of available entries can be found here:

http://www.geoffhamilton.com/contemporaryencyclopedia/entriesCONT.html

Contributors to our encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished
book, identifying them as the author of their entry. In certain cases,
those authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary
copy of the encyclopedia upon its publication.

CFP: [African-American] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:09pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Romantic] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:08pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Ethnic] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:07pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Gender Studies] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:06pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

UPDATE: [Victorian] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:05pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

UPDATE: [Graduate] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:04pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Victorian] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:01pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [General] First International Conference on Middle East Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 6:25pm
Lejla Tricic

Call for Proposals
First International Conference on Middle East Studies
California State University, Fresno

“Teaching about the Middle East in the 21st Century”
October 16-18, 2008
Fresno, California, USA

The Middle East Studies Program at California State University, Fresno,
calls for proposals for pre-organized panels and individual papers for
the Program’s inaugural conference, October 16-18, 2008, in Fresno,
California.

CFP: [Collections] Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 4:29pm
Nicola Masciandaro

Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary

Glossator publishes original commentaries, editions and translations of
commentaries, and essays and articles relating to the theory and history of
commentary, glossing, and marginalia. The journal aims to encourage the
practice of commentary as a creative form of intellectual work and to
provide a forum for dialogue and reflection on the past, present, and
future of this ancient genre of writing. By aligning itself, not with any
particular discipline, but with a particular mode of production, Glossator
gives expression to the fact that praxis founds theory.

CFP: [Theatre] The Play's the Thing: Language Play & Performativity (5/20/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008-11/9/2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 4:01pm
Barbara Cole

Modern Drama
The Play’s the Thing: Language Play & Performativity (5/20/2008; SAMLA
11/7/2008-11/9/2008)

The Modern Drama session for the 2008 SAMLA Convention seeks papers which
explore the dynamic relationship between language play and performance.
Presentations might focus on French-language plays, poetic drama, the
role of the avant-garde and language experiments, or theories of
performativity. Other topics also welcomed.

Please submit 300-word abstracts, a brief biography, and contact
information to Barbara Cole (bacole_at_buffalo.edu) by May 20, 2008.
Presenters must be members of SAMLA by the time of the convention.

CFP: [20th] Photography, Modernism, Feminism 5/07/06; MSA X 11/13-11/16/08

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:27pm
Kimberly Lamm

Photography, Modernism, Feminism
 In her essay "From Clementina to Kasebier: The Photographic Attainment of
the ’Lady Amateur,’” art historian Carol Armstrong argues that
photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden Clementina, and
Gertrude Kasebier took astute advantage of photography's low place on art's
hierarchical scales to assert themselves as artists. The work of these
women, therefore, indirectly calls attention to the relationship between
photography and the emergence of feminism in the U.S. and Britain in the
nineteenth- and early twentieth- centuries. This panel seeks to bring
modernist literature composed by women into the relationship between

CFP: [Gender Studies] Photography, Modernism, Feminism 5/7/08; MSA X 11/13-11/16/08

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:22pm
Kimberly Lamm

Photography, Modernism, Feminism
 In her essay "From Clementina to Kasebier: The Photographic Attainment of
the ’Lady Amateur,’” art historian Carol Armstrong argues that
photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden Clementina, and
Gertrude Kasebier took astute advantage of photography's low place on art's
hierarchical scales to assert themselves as artists. The work of these
women, therefore, indirectly calls attention to the relationship between
photography and the emergence of feminism in the U.S. and Britain in the
nineteenth- and early twentieth- centuries. This panel seeks to bring
modernist literature composed by women into the relationship between

CFP: [American] Photography, Modernism, Feminism 5/7/08; MSA X 11/13-11/16/08

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:21pm
Kimberly Lamm

Photography, Modernism, Feminism
 In her essay "From Clementina to Kasebier: The Photographic Attainment of
the ’Lady Amateur,’” art historian Carol Armstrong argues that
photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden Clementina, and
Gertrude Kasebier took astute advantage of photography's low place on art's
hierarchical scales to assert themselves as artists. The work of these
women, therefore, indirectly calls attention to the relationship between
photography and the emergence of feminism in the U.S. and Britain in the
nineteenth- and early twentieth- centuries. This panel seeks to bring
modernist literature composed by women into the relationship between

CFP: [International] CFP "Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences" (U Marburg): First Circular

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 6:18am
Wolfram R. Keller

Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences
 
February 27 â€" March 1, 2009
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
 
In recent cognitive research, there has been a shift from mental representation in individuals
towards the interactional, testified by social cognitive neuroscience, machine learning, discourse
analysis, and so on. Aiming at bringing together researchers who engage in the trans-
disciplinary study of cognitive phenomena, this conference intends to investigate the bi-
directionality, that is, the mutual heuristic applicability of diverse (and possibly complementary)
research topics and methodologies in the cognitive sciences.
 

CFP: [General] CFP "Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences" (U Marburg): First Circular

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 6:14am
Wolfram R. Keller

Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences
 
February 27 â€" March 1, 2009
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
 
In recent cognitive research, there has been a shift from mental representation in individuals
towards the interactional, testified by social cognitive neuroscience, machine learning, discourse
analysis, and so on. Aiming at bringing together researchers who engage in the trans-
disciplinary study of cognitive phenomena, this conference intends to investigate the bi-
directionality, that is, the mutual heuristic applicability of diverse (and possibly complementary)
research topics and methodologies in the cognitive sciences.
 

CFP: [Medieval] Medievalisms and War (6/10/08; NEPCA 10/31-11/01/08

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Michael A Torregrossa

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline 6/10/08)
GOING TO WAR WITH THE MEDIEVAL
organized by Michael A Torregrossa
for sessions proposed in the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Legend Area (formerly the Medievalism
Area)
for the 2008 Meeting of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Campus, Dartmouth, MA
31 October-1 November 2008

Organizers are interested in papers exploring the relationship between warfare and medievalism
for sessions being proposed in the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Legend Area (formerly the
Medievalism Area) chaired by Faye Ringel (fayeringel-at-hotmail.com). Proposals of 300 to 500
words due by 10 June 2008.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Histories of Violence (Graduate)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 2:14am
Robert Gehl

The Histories of Violence Graduate Conference at George Mason University is
extending its deadline from May 1 to May 15 in order to encourage more
submissions. Conference details are available culturalstudies.gmu.edu/violence/

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CFP: [Medieval] Medieval Themed TV

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 12:34am
Michael A Torregrossa

CALL FOR ESSAYS
GETTING MEDIEVAL ON TELEVISION: TELEVISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF MEDIEVAL THEMES FROM
ROAR TO THE TUDORS
ORGANIZED BY THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES
PROPOSALS BY 9/1/08

CFP: [Medieval] BEOWULF on Film/TV/Gaming (9/1/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 12:22am
Michael A Torregrossa

CALL FOR ESSAYS
REEL WORLDS OF BEOWULF: REPRESENTATIONS OF BEOWULFIANA ON ELECTRONIC MULTIMEDIA
ORGANIZED BY THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES
PROPOSALS BY 9/1/08

CFP: [Children] Opportunity for Young Authors

updated: 
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 8:30pm
Paul Kelsey

Become a Published Young Author or Illustrator!

Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off! is a new online magazine devoted to
publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and artwork by children ages 6-12. The
editor is pleased to announce the publication of the first online issues (January/February &
March/April 2008) openly accessible from the Launch Pad web site. Children interested in
illustrating for Launch Pad should submit a sample(s) of artwork to the editor. We still have space
in all of our upcoming 2008 issues, and invite young authors to submit material about the
following themes:

CFP: [Collections] Serial Novel(ty): The Evolution of the Novel in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, April 28, 2008 - 7:52pm
Jessica Lyn Van Slooten

Serial Novel(ty): The Evolution of the Novel in the Digital Age

Eager readers in days past would anxiously await the next novel installment to arrive via
newspaper or magazine, delaying (and perhaps heightening) the pleasure of the narrative world.
Today’s new media, including television, internet, and digital media, also rely on various forms
of serialization to deliver new texts with the click of a button. We are interested in exploring how
contemporary authors use serialized formats to reach their audiences, and how today’s forms of
serialization resemble, reaffirm, and reject the challenges and advantages of traditional
serialization.

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