all recent posts

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:

CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 2009 Panel: New Approaches to the Pilgrimage Trilogy of Guillaume de Digulleville

updated: 
Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:15pm
Stephanie A. V. G. Kamath

The forthcoming publication of the //Encylopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage//
(Brill, 2008) and of the first collection of essays with a particular
focus on the three pilgrimage allegories of Guillaume de Digulleville [or
Deguileville] (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2008) makes the spring
of 2009 the ideal moment to bring together new explorations of
Digulleville’s visionary trilogy in its fullest context. These
fourteenth-century allegories, remarkable for their imitation of
the //Roman de la rose// along with more traditional Cistercian sources,
were incredibly popular during the late Middle Ages, surviving in more
than 80 manuscripts today, and the strong visual interest of the trilogy

CFP: [Collections] âThe Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on Eastern Europeâ - Special Issue of ANGELAKI

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 11:57pm
Costica Bradatan

(Please circulate widely & apologies for cross-postings!)

Call for Papers: “The Unbearable Charm of Frailty. Philosophizing in/on
Eastern Europe.”

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI â€" The Journal of the Theoretical
Humanities”

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/0969725x.html

Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)

ANGELAKI hereby invites contributions on the topic of “Philosophizing
in/on Eastern Europe.”

This special issue is scheduled for late 2009.

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: [20th] Stephen King Conference

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 9:13pm
Michael Yetter

The 20th Century panel of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference.

Subject matter for this year’s panel will be devoted to discussing 20th
century’s most well known horror writer, Stephen King. Proposals may
address King’s body of written work, or his various television and film
adaptations.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCCs 2009: Zen and the Art of Teaching Writing (Deadline: 5/7/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 6:30pm
Julie Reiser

Although most of us would be loathe to let students follow Allen Ginsberg's
Zen-based exhortation, "First thought, best thought!" and write only first
drafts, many Zen-based techniques have, nevertheless, crept into writing
and public speaking classrooms with great success. This panel will explore
how panelists and participants have used non-religious meditative or yogic
techniques for pedagogical purposes. All approaches are
welcome--theoretical, pedagogical, or creative. Dissent especially encouraged!

CFP: [International] The Patient

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 6:19pm
Harold Schweizer

1st Global Conference
The Patient

Monday 3rd November - Wednesday 5th November 2008
Salzburg, Austria

CFP: [Victorian] âCenturyâs Endâ: Re-Evaluating Literature and the Arts at the Fin De Siecle

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 5:07pm
clare clarke

‘Century’s End’: Re-Evaluating Literature and the Arts
at the Fin de Siècle
12 & 13 September 2008

A two day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by the School
of English at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Kate Flint. (Rutgers University, New Jersey).
Title: " 'The hour of pink twilight': looking queerly at women
on the fin-de-siècle London street"
Professor Roger Luckhurst. (Birkbeck College, University of London).
Title: tbc

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Genre in the Composition Classroom

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:10pm
David Brauer

SAMLA 2008 - November 7-9, 2008, Louisville, KY

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom: Regular Session

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom announces two sessions
focused on the complexities, complications, and influence of WAC, WIP,
and genre in the shaping of the horizons as well as day-to-day
experiences of the college rhetoric and composition classroom.

1. WAC/WID & Pedagogies of Style and Audience Address

CFP: [Graduate] From Writing Center to Writing Classroom

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:08pm
Evelyn Reid

Deadline Extended to May 6th!

Tutoring writing and teaching writing are two very different
undertakings.
Writing Centers offer a very individualized learning environment that is
difficult to emulate in a classroom setting. At the same time, the goals
that one sets for an entire class are vastly different thant the goals
for
a tutoring session. For those of us expereinced in both worlds, these
differences can be both troublesome and inspiring.
I am seeking papers/presentations that address any of the following
topics:
How does tutoring experience affect your teaching style?

How does teaching experience affect your tutoring style?

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline Extension

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 3:06pm
Evelyn Reid

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 6th!

Tutoring writing and teaching writing are two very different
undertakings.
Writing Centers offer a very individualized learning environment that is
difficult to emulate in a classroom setting. At the same time, the goals
that one sets for an entire class are vastly different thant the goals
for
a tutoring session. For those of us expereinced in both worlds, these
differences can be both troublesome and inspiring.
I am seeking papers/presentations that address any of the following
topics:
How does tutoring experience affect your teaching style?

How does teaching experience affect your tutoring style?

CFP: [Collections] "Salman Rushdie and Cinema"

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 11:33am
Ana Mendes

>From cameo appearances in films, to drawing on Western and Bollywood
cinema as both inspiration for his fictional narratives and as subject of
his cultural criticism, Salman Rushdie has always been involved in
cinema. Papers are invited for an anthology tentatively entitled “Salman
Rushdie and Cinema” that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s work and its
intersection with film as text and as culture industry. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:
- Rushdie as actor (e.g. Then She Found Me, Bridget Jones’s Diary,
Peter’s Friends;
- Rushdie’s novels as cinematic texts;
- Rushdie’s characters as film actors (e.g. Gibreel Farishta as a

CFP: [Postcolonial] MMLA Panel "Multicultural Literature in the Classroom"

updated: 
Friday, May 2, 2008 - 1:21am
Alpana Sharma

Stuart Hall’s turn to the visual arts to address the rich “multicultural
question” of how European societies can begin to reconcile “equality and
difference” is the starting point of this session. Teachers of
multicultural literature often count on visual texts (feature films,
documentaries, photographs, illustrations, and so on) to make other
cultures come to life for American students. These artifacts do the
cultural work of rendering otherness visible, at once compelling and
estranging, as they facilitate and problematize understanding of the
worlds in which they are embedded. How do multiculturalists and
postcolonialists teach visual texts of otherness? What are the

CFP: [Film] Rock Music on Film and Video Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 9:47pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Call for Papers: Rock Music on Film and Video Conference

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the Rock Music on Film
and Video Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University (Plymouth,
New Hampshire) October 10-11, 2008.

CFP: [20th] MSA X: Modern Emergencies

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 9:31pm
Chuck Jackson

Panel: Modern Emergencies
 
This panel seeks papers that theorize any textual inscription of
emergency in the modern moment, but is most especially interested in
projects that examine how emergencies activate state-based, communal, or
individual violence that re-defines the limits of the modern nation.
Papers should stress the mediation of violent emergence and the emergency
moment via literature, film, photography, painting, journalism, or
performance. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the
following questions: What are modernism’s emergencies and how do we
understand their importance to thinking “the modern” in a cosmopolitan,

CFP: [Graduate] Decadence at the Transatlantic Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:48pm
Jack Shear

CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel Topic:

CFP: [Religion] Decadence at the Transatlantic Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:47pm
Jack Shear

CALL FOR PAPERS
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel Topic:

Pages