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CFP: [Science] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [American] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [20th] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [General] Image and Word Conference (2/1/09; 6/09)

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:14pm
Maurice Geracht

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Abstracts are solicited for An International Word & Image Conference:

Artists' Words & Writers' Images
Les mots de l'artiste, les images de l'écrivain

to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., June 2009.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works.

CFP: [Theory] M/MLA: Celebrity, Reception, and Literary Production

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:51pm
Bonnie Carr O'Neill

P. David Marshall points out that “celebrity is a negotiated ‘terrain’ of
significance.” This panel at the November, 2008, M/MLA is interested in
exploring that “terrain.” We invite papers that investigate authors’ and
audiences’ negotiations of literary meaning in the contested terrain of
celebrity. How does an author’s celebrity affect readers’ interpretations
of his or her works? How does the celebrity author, in turn, attempt to
manage audience’s responses to their works in a culture where reputation
alters interpretation? We welcome papers on British and/or American authors
whose celebrity affected their writing and reception. The period of the

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Celebrity, Reception, and Literary Production

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:48pm
Bonnie Carr O'Neill

P. David Marshall points out that “celebrity is a negotiated ‘terrain’ of
significance.” This panel is interested in exploring that “terrain.” We
invite papers that investigate authors’ and audiences’ negotiations of
literary meaning in the contested terrain of celebrity. How does an
author’s celebrity affect readers’ interpretations of his or her works? How
does the celebrity author, in turn, attempt to manage audience’s responses
to their works in a culture where reputation alters interpretation? We
welcome papers on British and/or American authors whose celebrity affected
their writing and reception. The period of the works covered is less

CFP: [Victorian] Carlyle Conference (Dumfries) 2008 4-7 September

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:03pm
Carol Collins

The Central theme or main contention of this conference is: that since
Carlyle's work is of such great importance to the literature and culture
of the 19th century, and since his responses to the intellectual legacy
of the Enlightenment may be fruitfully related to more recent theoretical
debates and concerns, his work deserves much greater attention within the
wider academic community.

Normally papers will aim to support this central contention at least to
some extent by focusing on any one or more of the topics suggested at the
conference website:

http://www.cc.gla.ac.uk:443/carlyle/index.php

All proposals should be:

UPDATE: [20th] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [18th] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Medieval] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [20th] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:21pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

CFP: [Postcolonial] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:20pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

CFP: [Gender Studies] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:20pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

CFP: [General] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:19pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

CFP: [International] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:17pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse
in English Literary and Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

CFP: [Renaissance] Early Modern Womenâs Writing (Australia) (5/19/2008; 12/2/2008-12/6/2008)

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:33pm
Patricia Pender

The NEER (Network for Early European Research) Research Cluster on Early
Modern Women’s Writing will be sponsoring three panels at the 2008 ANZAMEMS
(Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern
Studies) 7th Biennial International Conference, to be held at the
University of Tasmania, Australia, December 2-6, 2008.

CFP: [Collections] Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:41am
Deborah Cartmell

We invite submissions for the next issues of the journal. _Shakespeare_ is
a major peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles drawn from the best of
current international scholarship on the most recent developments in
Shakespearean criticism. Its principal aim is to bridge the gap between the
disciplines of Shakespeare in Performance Studies and Shakespeare in
English Literature and Language. The journal builds on the existing aim of
the British Shakespeare Association, to exploit the synergies between
academics and performers of Shakespeare.
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17450918.asp

UPDATE: [Film] CFP: Continuity & Innovation - Keynote Announcement: Gilberto Perez

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:19am
Lucy Fife

We are delighted to announce that Gilberto Perez has agreed to be a keynote
speaker at Continuity & Innovation: Contemporary Film Form and Film Criticism.

Please find the CFP below - the deadline for proposals is 1st April 2008.

Continuity and Innovation:
Contemporary Film Form and Film Criticism

5th â€" 7th September 2008, University of Reading Film Conference

Contemporary film displays both its debt to the established forms and
practices of narrative cinema, and to international developments in
aesthetic practice and in new technologies that subtly shift the boundaries
of cinema’s aural and visual field.

CFP: [American] American Literature After the "American Century"

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:18am
Lance Rubin

Co-editors Gioia Woods, Northern Arizona University and Lance Rubin,
Arapahoe Community College

We are extending the deadline for submissions and abstracts for this
collection, as a panel devoted to this subject has recently been accepted
at the American Literature Association conference in May.

CFP: [20th] American Literature After the âAmerican Centuryâ

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:17am
Lance Rubin

Co-editors Gioia Woods, Northern Arizona University and Lance Rubin,
Arapahoe Community College

We are extending the deadline for submissions and abstracts for this
collection, as a panel devoted to this subject has recently been accepted
at the American Literature Association conference in May.

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