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UPDATE: [Theory] Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:48pm
Rachel Spear

***DEADLINE FOR CFP QUICKLY APPROACHING***

Call for Papers:

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

Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole... - Virginia
Woolf

CFP: [Postcolonial] Forming H-Net List Serve Gourp

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 7:06am
Subhasis Chatterjee

There is a need to start a List-Serve group which will be focussed on
Indology in all its possible multi-disciplinary splendor. Contemporary
Indology and Post-Colonial Studies is being fuelled by insular academic
discourses. We need to study Indian Literatures, and especially those in
English with some openness to the ideas of those who are in the
universities today. We need to answer questions like whether the text of
Katha Upanishad can be interrogated by some of the same tools that Form
critics use to interrogate the Bible. We need to commission studies on
Indian dramas and may be have someone gloss the Mahabharata with the same

CFP: [Ethnic] Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 8:08pm
Ana Mendes

Salman Rushdie’s work is overflowing with visual images. Essays are
invited for an anthology tentatively entitled Salman Rushdie and Visual
Culture(s) that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s fictional and non-
fictional writings and their various connections with visual culture. The
collection does not intend to set aside textuality, but draws it into
dialogue with visuality. Some possible topics for consideration include,
but are not limited to:
- film;
- photography (e.g. The Ground Beneath Her Feet and essays on portrait
photography);
- painting (e.g. The Moor’s Last Sigh);
- sculpture (e.g. Rushdie’s collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor in
Blood Relations);
- advertising;

CFP: [Postcolonial] Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 8:08pm
Ana Mendes

Salman Rushdie’s work is overflowing with visual images. Essays are
invited for an anthology tentatively entitled Salman Rushdie and Visual
Culture(s) that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s fictional and non-
fictional writings and their various connections with visual culture. The
collection does not intend to set aside textuality, but draws it into
dialogue with visuality. Some possible topics for consideration include,
but are not limited to:
- film;
- photography (e.g. The Ground Beneath Her Feet and essays on portrait
photography);
- painting (e.g. The Moor’s Last Sigh);
- sculpture (e.g. Rushdie’s collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor in
Blood Relations);
- advertising;

CFP: [Collections] Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture(s)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 8:08pm
Ana Mendes

Salman Rushdie’s work is overflowing with visual images. Essays are
invited for an anthology tentatively entitled Salman Rushdie and Visual
Culture(s) that seeks to shed light on Rushdie’s fictional and non-
fictional writings and their various connections with visual culture. The
collection does not intend to set aside textuality, but draws it into
dialogue with visuality. Some possible topics for consideration include,
but are not limited to:
- film;
- photography (e.g. The Ground Beneath Her Feet and essays on portrait
photography);
- painting (e.g. The Moor’s Last Sigh);
- sculpture (e.g. Rushdie’s collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor in
Blood Relations);
- advertising;

CFP: [American] Lolita at 50 (9/15/08 - NeMLA 2009, Feb 26-Mar 1, Boston)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 3:48pm
Justin St.Clair

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first American publication of
Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece, _Lolita._ In celebration of this
milestone, and of the novel's unabated cultural importance, this panel
seeks to offer a selection of contemporary approaches to the novel. Papers
engaging the most tenacious strands of _Lolita_ criticism are certainly
welcome (censorship/obscenity debates, _Lolita_ as a pop fusion of
"highbrow" and "lowbrow," the novel as the "Great American" whatever), but
eclectic and original submissions on any aspect of _Lolita_ are strongly
encouraged. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Justin St.Clair,
University of South Alabama <jmstclair_at_jaguar1.usouthal.edu>.

CFP: [American] Atlantic History and Literary History&quot; (SEA March 2009 in Bermuda)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 12:16am
David A. Brewer

I hereby invite proposals for a session I'm organizing on "Atlantic History and Literary History"
for the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda,
4-7 March 2009. This session aims to build upon the similarly titled (and, I've been told, highly
successful) session I organized at the Montreal ASECS of 2006.

Here's what I'm seeking:

"Atlantic History and Literary History"

CFP: [18th] Atlantic History and Literary History&quot; (SEA March 2009 in Bermuda)

updated: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008 - 12:12am
David A. Brewer

I hereby invite proposals for a session I'm organizing on "Atlantic History and Literary History"
for the Biennial Conference of the Society of Early Americanists to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda,
4-7 March 2009. This session aims to build upon the similarly titled (and, I've been told, highly
successful) session I organized at the Montreal ASECS of 2006.

Here's what I'm seeking:

"Atlantic History and Literary History"

CFP: [General] Volunteer Subject Area Specialist for PCA/ACA

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:27pm
Delores.Rauscher_at_sas.upenn.edu, Coordinator

Fatten your portfolio by becoming an active participant in a large,
scholarly organization. The National Popular Culture & American Culture
Association requests Subject Area Chair volunteers for the following areas:

1) Baby-Boomer Culture
2) Disability Studies
3) Disaster Studies
4) Jack London's Life & Works

If your research has delved into aspects of any of these topics, please
consider becoming the Chair for that subject area.

The duties of the Area Chair consist primarily of sending out Calls for
Papers, accepting paper/presentation proposals, and organizing the accepted
papers/presentations into panels.

CFP: [Collections] Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 4:33pm
Nora Delaney

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Call for Book Reviews
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CFP: [20th] Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 4:33pm
Nora Delaney

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Call for Book Reviews
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UPDATE: [Film] Final Week! Film &amp; History (8/1/08; 10/30-11/2/08)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 3:48pm
Cynthia Miller

2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
FINAL DEADLINE: August 1, 2008

      ** JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF OUR SUMMER REGISTRATION SPECIAL!!!**

Submissions for papers and panels must be received no later than August
1, 2008, in order to be considered for inclusion in the program. A
comprehensive listing of the wide range of areas available for
participation appears at the end of this message.

CFP: [International] Melville and the Mediterranean, Old City Jerusalem, 17-21 June 2009

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 3:36pm
Tim Marr

Melville and the Mediterranean

Jerusalem / 17-21 June 2009

Sponsored by The Melville Society
With participation by ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt
and the Near East) and support from the English and literature departments
of MIT, Stanford, and Yale

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
THOMAS L. THOMPSON, University of Copenhagen; author of The Mythic Past
(The Bible in History: How Writers Create a Past)

AMY KAPLAN, University of Pennsylvania; author of The Anarchy of Empire in
the Making of U.S. Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS:

CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 09: Lawman's Brut Society

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:40pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Lawman's Brut Society is pleased to announce the
following sessions for the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

1. Lawman's Brut and his Readers

The first session welcomes papers addressing possible readers of the Brut,
including evidence of Lawman's ongoing influence in English literature of
the middle ages and beyond. Proposals that discuss the persona of the
reader in the Brut or of instances of reading within the textâ€"either of
actual reading or of events that serve as metaphors for the process of
readingâ€"are also encouraged. The session will also consider proposals
dealing with traditional discussions of of hermeneutics or of Lawman’s
ongoing influence.

CFP: [Victorian] The Brontes in Context (II) (11/14-15/08)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 12:14pm
Bronte Conference

The Brontes in Context (II): The Professor, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of
Wildfell Hall
14-15 November 2008,
Centre for Literary Studies; Institute for Social, Cultural and Policy
Research,
University of Salford (UK)

Meant as a follow-up to the very successful first “The Brontes in
Context”
conference, this conference aims to re-read The Professor, Agnes Grey,
and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,as well as contextualise the novels in
the light of historically informed research of contexts.

CFP: [Collections] Deadline Extended - Graduate Journal Call for Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:32am
Anna Smaill

Moveable Type, the UCL English Department's postgraduate online
journal, has extended the submission deadline for literary reviews for
the 2008 issue until August 25 2008.

Since 2005, Moveable Type has published reviews and scholarly papers
by postgraduate students worldwide. We welcome submissions of reviews
of literature in all its forms -- novels, poetry collections, film,
theatre, graphic novels, online narratives, biographies, cultural
theory, literary/film criticism.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/graduate/MThome.htm.

UPDATE: [Film] TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: DEADLINE EXTENDED

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 11:39pm
Dr Lorna Fitzsimmons

 
TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities,
periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other
arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In
addition to the widely known films,proposals on neglected silents and
films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language
collection. Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna
Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons_at_csudh.edu 500-word proposals due by Oct. 25,

CFP: [American] Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia Representations of the C

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 10:24pm
Michael Cadwallader

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War
40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26 â€" March 1, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

Capturing Conflict: Reconciling the Mimetic and the Aesthetic in Multimedia
Representations of the Civil War

CFP: [Collections] articles on Doris Lessing's work (9/15/08; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:29pm
Phyllis Perrakis

Short articles of 14 pages or less are requested on any aspect of Doris
Lessing's work for the late Fall issue of the journal "Doris Lesssing
Studies." DLS is the journal put out by the Doris Lessing Society, an
allied member of the MLA. Articles must be in MLA style in Word with
endnotes put in mechanically (do not use automatic endnote feature).
Please send articles by attachment to the three co-editors of Doris
Lessing Studies: Phyllis Perrakis <pperrak_at_uottawa.ca>; Sandra Singer
<ssinger_at_uoguelph.ca>; Jeanie Warnock <jwarnock_at_uottawa.ca> by Sept. 15,
2008.

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