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CFP: [Gender Studies] Edited Book: Mapping Arab Women's Movements

updated: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:49am
Nawar Golley

To all scholars (including graduate/doctoral students) interested in Arab
women’s movements:

Call for Book Chapters

Proposed Title: Mapping Arab Women’s Movements

Editors: Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
          Dr. Pernille Arenfeldt

Over the past 100-150 years, women from across Arab countries (from Syria
in the North to Yemen in the South and Morocco in the West to Iraq in the
East) have been struggling, together with sympathetic Arab men, to achieve
greater gender equality. The accomplishments are not consistent across the
Arab region and significant work remains to be done.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Edited Book

updated: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 4:47am
Nawar Golley

To all scholars (including graduate/doctoral students) interested in Arab
women’s movements:

Call for Book Chapters

Proposed Title: Mapping Arab Women’s Movements

Editors: Dr. Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
          Dr. Pernille Arenfeldt

Over the past 100-150 years, women from across Arab countries (from Syria
in the North to Yemen in the South and Morocco in the West to Iraq in the
East) have been struggling, together with sympathetic Arab men, to achieve
greater gender equality. The accomplishments are not consistent across the
Arab region and significant work remains to be done.

UPDATE: [Professional] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:10pm
Melanie Brown

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:08pm
Melanie Brown

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

UPDATE: [Theory] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:07pm
Melanie Brown

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

UPDATE: [20th] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA 11/13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:05pm
Melanie Brown

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

UPDATE: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:52pm
Stephanie Ebersohl

We would like to invite you to submit the conference proposal for the
International Conference on Symbolism, Symbolism: Its Origins and Its
Consequences which will take place at the University of Illinois Conference
Center, Allerton Park, between April 22-25. The keynote speaker for the
conference is Madame Genevieve Lacambre, a curator of Musee d'Orsay in
Paris. The purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art, literature, music
and philosophy, its consequences in art and literature, and to understand
how ideas moved from one European country to another.

UPDATE: [American] Ambrose Bierce: Horror Stories, Tall Tales, and Journalism (7/15/08; e-journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:50pm
Craig A. Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project (http://www.ambrosebierce.org) is a hypermedia
project and peer-reviewed e-journal hosted by Penn State University. To
prepare for the fourth issue of the journal (fall 2008), we are now seeking
new essays and literary briefs. Submissions will be reviewed by members of
the ABP advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars and
Americanists. Contributions to the issue will be indexed in the MLA
International Bibliography.

CFP: [Professional] Academic Exchange Quarterly, Special Issue on Popular Culture, Deadline: Aug. 31 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 7:58pm
Karin deGravelles

As popular culture establishes itself as a new collective mythos, it also continues to gain validity as
a field of study. Popular culture often inserts itself into the classroom, generating conversations,
serving as ways for students and teachers to connect and convey concepts, and fueling areas of
media literacy and the "new literacies" by providing common material for students and teachers to
analyze, critique, and create.

CFP: [Postcolonial] The Edward Said Symposium: Locations - Readings - Legacies

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:43pm
Mark Stein

The Edward Said Symposium brings together Said readers and critics from
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Theatre Studies, Media and Visual
Studies, History and the Social Sciences, so as to open a transdisciplinary
dialogue on the legacies of his work. It will take place from 25 to 27
September 2008 in a conference hotel at Lake Griebnitzsee, near Berlin,
well connected to the city centre by public transport.

Lake Griebnitz, Potsdam, Germany
25. to 27. September 2008

CONTACT - SaidSymposium_at_gmail.com
WEB - http://EdwardSaid2008.de/

CONVENERS -
Prof. Dr. Tobias Doering (LMU Muenchen)
Prof. Dr. Mark Stein (WWU Muenster)

CFP: [American] CFP on Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:10pm
Debra Cumberland

CFP: Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume in Rodopi Press’s
Dialogue series on Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark. The “Dialogue” series offers emerging
and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative (point/counterpoint) readings
and approaches to classic texts that have received canonical acceptance in either American or
Continental literature.

CFP: [Collections] Reading the Rift: An Edited Collection of Essays on BBC TV's Science Fiction Series TORCHWOOD

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:38pm
Andrew Ireland

Reading the Rift: An Edited Collection of Essays on BBC TV's Science
Fiction Series TORCHWOOD

Torchwood is a UK ratings buster, an award-winning science fiction series
shot on High Definition and filmed in and around Cardiff by BBC Wales.
Beginning life as a spinoff from Doctor Who, it has now grown into a
programme that stands on its own with a unique blend of science fiction,
humour, romance, and adult themes, and has dedicated fan followings growing
across the globe. Such a distinctive and original blend of elements sets it
apart from competitors and calls for scholarly discussion and analysis.

UPDATE: [International] Terrorism, Media, Literature: Don DeLillo and the Ethics of Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:33pm
Devin Zuber

An International Conference at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, April
25-27th, 2008

The Institute for English and American Studies at the University of
Osnabrück is happy to announce an upcoming international conference devoted
to the works of Don DeLillo. Over the last three decades, DeLillo’s fiction
and non-fiction has been singularly preoccupied with questions of media,
terrorism, and their place in American society. This conference aims to
open a dialogue among leading DeLillo scholars on the author's position in
a post-9/11 context, and will give particular attention to the European
reception of this trenchant American author. Featured international
speakers include:

CFP: [Collections] EnterText: an interdisciplinary humanities e-journal

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:10pm
Anshuman A Mondal

CALL FOR PAPERS (GENERAL)

EnterText: an interdisciplinary humanities e-journal

http://arts.brunel.ac.uk/gate/entertext/home.htm

ISSN: 1472 3085

Established in 2000, EnterText is a peer-reviewed e-journal and it is
indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. It is free to access (click
on the link above to visit the archive).

EnterText welcomes scholarly articles and non-fiction in any area of the
humanities, and it also publishes creative writing in any genre.

CFP: [General] English: The Journal of the English Association

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 9:41am
Sarah Leach

English is an international, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism
published on behalf of the English Association by Oxford Journals. Each
issue contains essays on major works of English literature or on topics of
general literary interest as well as a substantial review section, in which
reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent
developments in its field, and present a detailed argument, rather than
just a brief evaluative commentary.

CFP: [International] International interdisciplinary conference: 'inventive linguistics' (March 13-14 2009, FRANCE)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:42am
sandrine sorlin

Call for papers: « Inventive Linguistics »
Interdisciplinary international conference: literature / linguistics /
history of ideas
EA 741 (Etudes des pays anglophones)
Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III
13-14 March 2009 FRANCE
        
        Can we speak of 'linguistic invention' as we speak of scientific
invention? Having inherited the language we use, there seems to be such a
thing as constraints to inventiveness. Taking up Lévi-Strauss's dichotomy,
is not the linguistic inventor more a 'bricoleur' of language than an
'engineer'?
        If we can talk (not uncontroversially) of scientific 'progress', the

CFP: [Renaissance] Milton 400: Milton conference call for papers

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 1:58am
Ann-Maria Contarino

MILTON 400

7-8 November 2008

Call for Papers

     The Department of English at Saint Anselm College plans to mark the
fourth centenary of the birth of John Milton with an academic conference
on the continuing relevance and importance of his work. Papers of 15-20
minutes’ length are solicited on topics including, but not limited to:

• Interpretations of Milton’s major and minor literary works
• Milton and philosophy, theology or history
• Milton and the fine arts
• Milton and politics
• Milton’s role in popular culture and cyberspace

A panel for undergraduate students will be included.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCC Panel: Themed Sections of Freshman Composition

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:10pm
Grace Wetzel

In "Why Johnny Can’t Write, Even Through He Went to Princeton" (2003),
Thomas Bartlett describes the increasing trend toward themed sections of
freshman composition at Ivy League institutions. Interestingly, while
there is evidence that themed sections are popular among not merely
liberal arts schools, but some larger universities, there is little
published scholarship on this topic.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Final Call: Mary Shelley, Her Family and her Contemporaries (5/15; Book Collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:21pm
L. Adam Mekler

The importance of Mary Shelley as a woman writer during the Romantic period
has been firmly established over the last two decades. In confirming her
significance, scholars have moved "beyond _Frankenstein_" to examine her
numerous works in a variety of genres, including the novel, short story,
drama, poetry, and literary biography. This collection will seek to
continue this effort by including papers discussing Shelley's importance to
the Romantic period, hopefully discussing both her better known and her
lesser known works, and exploring the complex relationship between her
works and the writings of her contemporaries--as well as her relationships

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