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CFP: [American] Mobilization and Modernism: World War I and American Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 8:19pm
David A. Davis

Mobilization and Modernism: World War I and American Literature

Although much scholarship on World War I and modernism focuses on European
contexts, the war radically impacted America. This proposed panel at
Modernist Studies Association will explore the social and artistic
consequences of World War I in the United States. Potential paper topics
may include but are not limited to World War I and the New Negro
Renaissance, American writers on the battlefield, mobilization and
nativism, war and feminism, and cultural ramifications of the war.

CFP: [Romantic] RMMLA; 3/1/08; Reno, NV, 10/9-11/08

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Christina A. Valeo

Submissions are invited on any topic relating to Romanticism to
the panel chair, Chris Valeo, at cvaleo_at_mail.ewu.edu by March 1,
2008. These submissions should be 300-word electronic abstracts,
formatted as a standard Word document or RTF.

Everyone submitting an abstract will be notified about acceptance by
March 15, 2008.

RMMLA membership is not required to submit an abstract. However, those
selected to be presenters must become RMMLA members (or renew
membership) by April 1, 2008.

Convention information and submission and presentation guidelines can be
found on the RMMLA website at http://www.rmmla.org

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:12pm
Sam Schwartz

New Directions in Critical Theory is an
annual interdisciplinary graduate student
conference at the University of Arizona; the
2008 conference will focus on a selfconscious
examination of the ways we do
work at the university. While interdiscplinarity
questions the boundaries that mark off
everything from university departments to
methods of inquiry, the space between
disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we
shuffle prefixes and suffixes in an attempt to
announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in
creating. This endeavor must be undertaken
cautiously; remapping disciplines and
identities is never an innocent game.

UPDATE: [Graduate] DEADLINE EXTENSION: New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:11pm
Sam Schwartz

New Directions in Critical Theory is an
annual interdisciplinary graduate student
conference at the University of Arizona; the
2008 conference will focus on a selfconscious
examination of the ways we do
work at the university. While interdiscplinarity
questions the boundaries that mark off
everything from university departments to
methods of inquiry, the space between
disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we
shuffle prefixes and suffixes in an attempt to
announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in
creating. This endeavor must be undertaken
cautiously; remapping disciplines and
identities is never an innocent game.

CFP: [Poetry] William Carlos Williams panels, MLA '08

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:01pm
Ian Copestake

CFP Williams Society sponsored MLA panels, San Francisco December 27-30, 2008

William Carlos Williams, the Beats, and the San Francisco Scene

Papers are sought that examine Williams’s relationship to, or influence on,
San Francisco poets, ranging from Allen Ginsberg and the Beats, to Kenneth
Rexroth, Robert Duncan and others.
One-page proposals by 15th March to Erin Templeton at
erin.templeton_at_converse.edu

The Williams of Paterson Book V

CFP: [Film] CFP: Going Cheap? Female Celebrity in the Tabloid, Reality and Scandal Genres

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:30pm
Erin Giannini

School of Film and Television Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK
June 25, 2008
 
This one-day event sponsored by the School of Film and Television Studies
will examine how discourses of tabloidism, “reality,” and scandal shape
the construction of female celebrity in contemporary and historical
periods. It originates with the broadly-felt sense that female celebrity
(at least of a certain kind) is seen to be depreciating in value and it
asks why this might be the case. While work on stardom/ celebrity has
acknowledged the existence of hierarchies of fame, surprisingly little
attention has been paid to how such hierarchies are gendered. We will

CFP: [Graduate] The Body Conference - Call for Papers (Cardiff, Wales, UK)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:34am
Rebecca Green

The Body Conference - Call for Papers
Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Researcher and Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales
UK
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 June 2008

CFP: [Victorian] British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 10:02am
Holly Furneaux

The British Association for Victorian Studies
Ninth Annual Conference

Victorian Feeling: Touch, Bodies, Emotions

Organised by Gowan Dawson, Holly Furneaux,
Julian North and Joanne Shattock on behalf of the
Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester

1-3 September 2008

Plenary speakers:
Professor William A. Cohen (University of Maryland)
Professor Christopher Lane (Northwestern University)
Dr Samantha Matthews (University of Sheffield)
Dr Michael Roper (University of Essex)
Professor Rebecca Stott (University of East Anglia)
Dr Paul White (University of Cambridge)

CFP: [20th] America: Real and Imagined (British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:31am
AP Nelson

AMERICA: REAL AND IMAGINED
British Association of American Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference
Saturday November 15th, 2008
The University of Exeter

The School for Arts, Languages and Literatures at the University of Exeter is pleased to be
hosting the annual BAAS postgraduate conference. We are seeking proposals for 20-minute
papers on all topics from all disciplines within the field of American Studies, including history,
music, literature, philosophy, film studies, politics, sociology, popular culture, pedagogy and
language.

This year we are especially interested in papers presenting new ideas and arguments that engage
with the theme of “America and the West.”

CFP: [International] America: Real and Imagined (British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:31am
AP Nelson

AMERICA: REAL AND IMAGINED
British Association of American Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference
Saturday November 15th, 2008
The University of Exeter

The School for Arts, Languages and Literatures at the University of Exeter is pleased to be
hosting the annual BAAS postgraduate conference. We are seeking proposals for 20-minute
papers on all topics from all disciplines within the field of American Studies, including history,
music, literature, philosophy, film studies, politics, sociology, popular culture, pedagogy and
language.

This year we are especially interested in papers presenting new ideas and arguments that engage
with the theme of “America and the West.”

CFP: [American] America: Real and Imagined (British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:30am
AP Nelson

AMERICA: REAL AND IMAGINED
British Association of American Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference
Saturday November 15th, 2008
The University of Exeter

The School for Arts, Languages and Literatures at the University of Exeter is pleased to be
hosting the annual BAAS postgraduate conference. We are seeking proposals for 20-minute
papers on all topics from all disciplines within the field of American Studies, including history,
music, literature, philosophy, film studies, politics, sociology, popular culture, pedagogy and
language.

This year we are especially interested in papers presenting new ideas and arguments that engage
with the theme of “America and the West.”

CFP: [Graduate] America: Real and Imagined (British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:30am
AP Nelson

AMERICA: REAL AND IMAGINED
British Association of American Studies Annual Postgraduate Conference
Saturday November 15th, 2008
The University of Exeter

The School for Arts, Languages and Literatures at the University of Exeter is pleased to be
hosting the annual BAAS postgraduate conference. We are seeking proposals for 20-minute
papers on all topics from all disciplines within the field of American Studies, including history,
music, literature, philosophy, film studies, politics, sociology, popular culture, pedagogy and
language.

This year we are especially interested in papers presenting new ideas and arguments that engage
with the theme of “America and the West.”

CFP: [Theory] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:37am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Gender Studies] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:37am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Film] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [American] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Film] Buster Keaton Festival Student Presenter Competition

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 2:25am
Lisa Stein

Call for Entries

The 16th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, to be held September 26th &
27th, 2008 in Iola, Kansas, would like to announce its first annual
Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the
schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take
part in the celebration each year and will receive a travel grant of $500
to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected
to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in
PowerPoint format (with imagesâ€"either still or moving) and so must be
able to attend the conference as scheduled.

CFP: [20th] Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism.

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:45pm
Emily Sharpe

In the Foreword to Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan explains that because “it
is a novel of Canada … some of the characters in the book are presumed to
speak only English, others only French, while many are bilingual.” The
novel’s dialogue, however, is written solely in English. This panel will
explore representations of Canada ’s land, communities, citizens, and
dialects. How does language inform nationality and the concept of only two
linguistic and cultural solitudes? How do provincial, territorial, and
municipal allegiances undermine or bolster the image of a united country
with a national literature? Papers on Quebecois, First Nations, and

CFP: [Computing-Internet] 2008 SCMLA Computers and English Panel

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:49pm
John Jones

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages South Central Modern Language
Association Annual Convention November 6â€"8, 2008 San Antonio, TX.
 
The 2008 SCMLA Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages session welcomes
submissions on any aspect of computer-assisted instruction, humanities computing, electronic
literacy, or related topic. Please send papers or 500-word abstract to John Jones at <john-m-
jones_at_mail.utexas.edu>.
 
Submissions due Friday, March 14. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, April 14.
 
 
The 2008 SCMLA Annual Conference will take place in San Antonio, TX on November 6â€"8, 2008.

CFP: [Graduate] VERNAL TEMPORALITIES: IMAGINING THE NEW IN LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:31pm
Mark Patkowski

Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Saturday 3 May, 2008
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Brooklyn, New York

Guest Speaker: Michael Stone-Richards, Department of Liberal Studies
                        College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

UPDATE: [Renaissance] The Idea of the Individual: MLA 2008 Special Session Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:35am
Lynne Simpson

Jacob Burckhardt, in his seminal work of intellectual history, The
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, defines the idea of the
individual for the nineteenth century, locating it among the combative
early modern city-states: “The more frequently the governing party was
changed, the more the individual was led to make the utmost of the
exercise and enjoyment of power” (83). To what extent does the
construction of the individual depend upon socially determined dynamics
of power? Is there a dialectic or a more productive way to conceive of
the place of the individual in the Renaissance? Essays might seek to
place the ideology of individualism in a literary, philosophical,

CFP: [Theatre] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:33pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

UPDATE: [Religion] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:32pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

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