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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:58am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [Theory] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:57am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [General] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:56am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [International] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:54am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [Collections] Virtualities: International Review of Distance Learning - Call for Papers - Inaugural Issue

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 2:22am
Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett

CALL FOR PAPERS
FOR THE INAUGURAL ISSUE
VIRTUALITIES: INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF DISTANCE LEARNING
(Journal Published by the University of Atlanta)

Director and General Editor: Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett
Associate Editor (Applications and Practice): Dr. J.D. Muire
Associate Editor (Research and Theory): Nechelle N. Robinson
Managing Editor: Dr. M.J. Muratore
Publication of First Issue (Vol. 1, no. 1): June 2009
Deadline for submissions for June 2009 number: February 1, 2009

Journal seeks scholarly articles on all aspects of Distance Learning and
Teaching. Priority will be accorded to studies that address the online (e-
learning) context.

CFP: [African-American] African American Children's literature MLA special session

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 11:57pm
myisha priest

The study of African American children's literature resides at the
intersection of many disciplines-- African American literature and
children's literature of course, but also cultural studies, studies of
gender and sexuality, American history, popular culture, and more. This
rich and fruitful interdisciplinarity makes for an innovative and exciting
field that, because it has not been claimed by any one field, is often left
out of critical conversations altogether.
   I'm seeking others interested in participating in a special session on
African American children's literature at the 2008 MLA. Please contact me
with your expressions of interest and/or proposals by March 25 at
mpriest_at_scu.edu.

CFP: [Theory] "Human Rights and Disability" (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:29pm
Eden Osucha

Call for Papers: Session Sponsored by the Modern Language Association
(MLA) Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession, MLA Annual
Convention, San Francisco, Calif. -- December 27-30, 2008

"Disability and Human Rights"

CFP: [Theory] The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:22pm
Charles Sumner

CFP: MSA X Panel: The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

Over the past decade, the Frankfurt School has enjoyed resurgent interest
in the fields of literary and political criticism, and this resurgence
coincides with renewed interest in aesthetic discourses across the
humanities generally. This panel will focus on the need for turning to
the Frankfurt School particularly in order to re-read Anglo-American
modernist literature. Questions to consider are:

Why is this turn needed now?

CFP: [African-American] Langston Hughes reference book (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 7:51pm
Jeff Soloway

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book on
Langston Hughes, focusing on critical analysis of his works. The ideal
author will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Hughes's life and works, and
an ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in both high
school and college. This large project (250,000-300,000 words) must be
completed within two years. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines will be
required. If interested please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

UPDATE: [Medieval] Medieval Education in Perspective - extended deadline!

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 5:53pm
Elina Harjula

4th Annual 'Medievalism Transformed' Conference:
Medieval Education in Perspective

Conference and Palaeographical Workshop
13 June 2008 Bangor University

Plenary speaker:
Professor Nicholas Orme

Medievalism Transformed is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
organised by the Centre for Medieval Studies at Bangor University bringing
together young researchers in variety of fields. This year's conference
includes a palaeographical workshop on medieval education practise. We are
inviting papers on the theme 'Medieval Education in Perspective' from all
disciplines medieval, on topics including (but not limited to)

CFP: [Computing-Internet] CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 5:23pm
Eduardo Cerqueira

Dear colleague,

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of the same
announcement.

CALL FOR PAPER

**********************************************************************
1st IEEE International Workshop on
FUTURE MULTIMEDIA NETWORKING
http://fmn2008.dei.uc.pt
2008 September 17, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Technical Co-sponsorship by IEEE Communications Society

Collocated with IEEE NGMAST 2008 (http://www.ngmast.com/)
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AIMS AND GOALS

CFP: [African-American] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:34pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [Ethnic] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [Collections] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:32pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [Renaissance] Attending to Early Modern Women Call for Workshops Deadline Oct. 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:22pm
Margaret Rice

"Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict, Concord," will be held
November 5-7, 2009, at the University of Maryland. Plenaries are:
“Negotiations”; “Economies”; “Faiths and Spiritualities”; and
“Pedagogies.” The complete conference description is available at
www.crbs.umd.edu/atw/atw7.

Submit interdisciplinary workshop proposals by October 1, 2008.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] UPDATE: Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture Conference (DATE CHANGE!)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 3:28pm
Letizia Gramaglia

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture
A Conference to Celebrate the 170thAnniversary of the Arrival of
East Indians in the Caribbean
University of Warwick
26th-27th June 2008
 
 
Between 1838 and 1917 several thousand East Indians crossed the ‘black waters’ (kala-pani) and
were indentured in the Caribbean to replace slave labour. Their hard work saved an ailing sugar
industry, rescuing many British colonies from economic disaster. In recent times, there has been
a conscious drive within Indo-Caribbean scholarship to re-explore the system of indentureship
with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of the Indian experience of migration and work.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Update: Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 2:13pm
Letizia Gramaglia

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture
A Conference to Celebrate the 170thAnniversary of the Arrival of
East Indians in the Caribbean
University of Warwick
26th-27th June 2008
 
 
Between 1838 and 1917 several thousand East Indians crossed the ‘black waters’ (kala-pani) and
were indentured in the Caribbean to replace slave labour. Their hard work saved an ailing sugar
industry, rescuing many British colonies from economic disaster. In recent times, there has been
a conscious drive within Indo-Caribbean scholarship to re-explore the system of indentureship
with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of the Indian experience of migration and work.

CFP: [International] CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 1:20pm
Nurten Birlik

CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE: IRIS MURDOCH AND
HER WORK at the Middle East Technical University, ANKARA, TURKEY

December 18-19, 2008

UPDATE: [20th] ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:30am
Donald Randall

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Anglophone Literatures in International Contexts

Date: October 16-17 2008

Host institution: The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

CFP: [African-American] Roundtable: Modernist Anthologies (4/30/08; MSAX 11/13-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 3:13am
Sarah Kerman

Anthologies bring together disparate texts under one title, theme, or
rubric, implicitly arguing in favor of juxtaposition (or “aesthetic
interaction,” as this year’s theme calls for) as a preferred literary mode.
The anthology is often cited as a mechanism of canonization, for it
declares its unique selection of texts both necessary and sufficient for
its declared purpose, whatever that might be. Less frequently discussed,
however, are the historically situated editorial judgments that, by
including or excluding, categorizing, excerpting, abridging, or footnoting
modernist texts, turned the genre of the anthology to their own more or

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