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CFP: [20th] The Beat Generation Symposium, Oct. 10-11, 2008, Columbia College Chicago

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 5:23pm
Tony Trigilio

Call for Papers
The Beat Generation Symposium (sponsored by the Beat Studies Association,
Illinois State University, and Columbia College Chicago)

October 10-11, 2008
Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Theatre (1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor)

This is an academic Beat Studies conference to be held on the campus
of Columbia College in conjunction with the Center for the Book and
Paper Arts's Fall 2008 display of the Jack Kerouac ON THE ROAD
manuscript scroll.

Featured Speakers: Diane di Prima and Joanne Kyger.

CFP: [Computing-Internet] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:06am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [Poetry] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:06am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [Film] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:05am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [Bibliography] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:05am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:05am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [Theory] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:05am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [20th] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:05am
Elise Takehana

The University of Florida's graduate student group, the Digital Assembly
(http://www.english.ufl.edu/da) in the Department of English is hosting its 4th Annual
conference. Branching beyond game studies, we are looking to cross disciplinary lines
incorporating research and original works from various fields including English, Art and Art
History, and Visual Anthropology to name a few. We are particularly interested in discursive
practices and the role and implication of media conventions in the above fields especially given
the rising importance of materiality in criticism and analysis.

CFP: [20th] Special Number on CYBERPUNK LITERATURE

updated: 
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 6:48am
Dr. T. Ravichandran

CALL FOR PAPERS

for

CREATIVE FORUM:
A JOURNAL OF LITERARY & CRITICAL WRITING
(Vol. 22, No. 1, January-June 2009)

Special Number on CYBERPUNK LITERATURE

UPDATE: [Graduate] Seminar on Literary Magazines

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 8:00pm
Michael Gouin-Hart

Call for Papers
UPDATE
2008 ALSC Conference, Philadelphia, October 24-26, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Jhumpa Lahiri,
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Interpreter of Maladies (2000)

May 9, 2008

The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) is re-issuing the call for papers for its
seminar on “Literary Magazines: Meeting Places,” which is part of the 2008 ALSC Conference
Program.

The submissions deadline for this seminar has been extended to Monday, June 9.

Additional prospective members and current members alike are encouraged to apply.
Please see below for details.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Seminar on Editing Dickinson/Whitman

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 7:59pm
Michael Gouin-Hart

Call for Papers
UPDATE
2008 ALSC Conference, Philadelphia, October 24-26, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Jhumpa Lahiri,
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Interpreter of Maladies (2000)

May 9, 2008

The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) is re-issuing the call for papers for its
seminar on “Editing Dickinson and/or Whitman,” which is part of the 2008 ALSC Conference
Program.

The submissions deadline for this seminar has been extended to Monday, June 9.

Additional prospective members and current members alike are encouraged to apply.
Please see below for details.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Seminar on Book Series

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 7:57pm
Michael Gouin-Hart

Call for Papers
UPDATE
2008 ALSC Conference, Philadelphia, October 24-26, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Jhumpa Lahiri,
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Interpreter of Maladies (2000)

May 9, 2008

The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) is re-issuing the call for papers for its
seminar on “Uniform Spines: Book Series,” which is part of the 2008 ALSC Conference Program.

The submissions deadline for this seminar has been extended to Monday, June 9.

Additional prospective members and current members alike are encouraged to apply.
Please see below for details.

CFP: [American] Visual Patterns & 20th Century American Lit (5/23/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 5:37pm
Karen Weekes

One additional 20-min paper is needed for a panel on this topic for the
American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction (Savannah,
GA, 2-4 Oct 2008). See americanliterature.org for more info on the
conference. This CFP is to supplement a paper on 2-D art from the 20s and
one on textile arts. We are open to many interpretations of this topic.
Please send any queries or abstracts to Karen Weekes at kweekes_at_psu.edu by
May 23, 2008.

CFP: [20th] SAMLA Special Session: Country Lyricists––Dark Country

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 5:03pm
Thomas Alan Holmes

This year, our special session on country lyricists will explore the many
dark themes of country music. Submissions may range from the public
tribulations of natural disaster, grave accidents, and war to the private
tragedies of addiction, abuse, and obsession. Papers may follow a single
theme as addressed by many songwriters (i.e., “The ‘Burning Bed’ Scenario
in 1990’s Country Music”) or may focus on a single songwriter’s treatment
of a theme (i.e., “Porter Wagoner and Revenge Fantasy”). Authors should
remember that this session emphasizes the work of the lyricists and not
the performers of discussed pieces. Send to holmest_at_etsu.edu by May 26,
2008.

CFP: [Theatre] Vanguards of the Right

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 2:55am
Kimberly Jannarone

Vanguards of the Right

Kimberly Jannarone
Theater Arts Department
University of California, Santa Cruz
kmj_at_ucsc.edu

CFP: [American] Graduate Student Conference on Empire and Imperialism

updated: 
Friday, May 9, 2008 - 1:19am
Robert Levine

Call for papers: Rethinking Empire and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century
American Literature
 
A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Maryland, College Park
NOVEMBER 7-8, 2008
 
Keynote speaker: Professor Amy Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania
  
The publication of Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease's coedited collection,
_Cultures of United States Imperialism_ (1993), helped spawn new interest
in imperialism, empire, race, and nation in U.S. literary studies. Among
the most influential recent works to examine such topics are John Carlos
Rowe's _Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism_ (2000) and Amy Kaplan's _The

CFP: [Collections] Sanctity and Power in Medieval English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 9:25pm
Erin Mullally

Call for papers for an edited collection exploring the connections between
sanctity and power in medieval literature. A frequent trope in medieval
accounts of saints, within both hagiographical and historical narratives,
is a significant and central relationship between the saint and an
authority figure; for example, St Judas confronts the queenly St. Elene in
the Old English poem Elene; St. Wulfstan confronts William the Conqueror in
the Vita Wulfstani; and Margery Kempe confronts her bishop, Philip
Repyngdon, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, in her eponymous
biography. A positive relationship between saintly men and women and their

CFP: [Medieval] Sanctity and Power in Medieval English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 9:24pm
Erin Mullally

Call for papers for an edited collection exploring the connections between
sanctity and power in medieval literature. A frequent trope in medieval
accounts of saints, within both hagiographical and historical narratives,
is a significant and central relationship between the saint and an
authority figure; for example, St Judas confronts the queenly St. Elene in
the Old English poem Elene; St. Wulfstan confronts William the Conqueror in
the Vita Wulfstani; and Margery Kempe confronts her bishop, Philip
Repyngdon, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury, in her eponymous
biography. A positive relationship between saintly men and women and their

CFP: [Renaissance] Afterlives and Adaptations––SAMLA, 11/7–9/2008

updated: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 4:33pm
Meg Pearson

In keeping with SAMLA's special focus on drama this year, we welcome papers
addressing adaptation and early modern drama. Of particular interest are
papers that cross national and period boundaries to discuss how figures,
plots, and even scenery lived on and changed from one play to another, even
across centuries. Possible topics might include but are not limited to the
adoption of medieval dramatic tropes and visuals by Tudor and Stuart
playwrights, the adaptation of non-Shakespearean plays into film, the
afterlife in later centuries of early modern dramatic figures like Faustus,
the manipulation of trial transcripts by playwrights, Senecan adaptations

UPDATE: [Film] Television without Borders

updated: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 9:43am
Elke Weissmann

Dear colleagues,

 

Apologies for cross-posting.

 

This is to inform colleagues that there is only one week left to register
on the early bird fee for the conference Television without Borders at
the University of Reading on 27-29 June. For more details and a
registration form see the message below. Also, there are only very few
rooms left to be booked on campus, so if you are planning to come and
stay on campus, I can recommend you register soon,

 

If you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t
hesitate to contact me or visit the website:

 

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] Things Fall Apart & the Next Half-Century of African Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 8:45am
Adrian S. Wisnicki

University of Nottingham
&
African Writing Magazine

Call for Papers

Things Fall Apart & the Next Half-Century of African Literature
 (A 50th Anniversary Conference)

5 September 2008, University of Nottingham, UK

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is the biggest selling African novel,
having been translated into more than 50 languages. Its publication in 1958
was the epochal event in African literature, leading to a transformation in
the literary landscape. On the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, it
is appropriate to appraise the impact and heritage of the book, as well as
the direction of African Literature in the next half-century.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Rom. Writing (6/1/2008; 11/7-8/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 9:41pm
Julia S. Carlson

CALL FOR PAPERS

Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing

Plenary speakers:

Nicholas Roe, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Jeffrey N. Cox, University of Colorado at Boulder
Suzanne Matheson, University of Windsor, Ontario

Conference date: November 7-8, 2008
NEW Proposal date: June 1, 2008

UPDATE: [Romantic] Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Rom. Writing (6/1/2008; 11/7-8/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 9:39pm
Julia S. Carlson

CALL FOR PAPERS

Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing

Plenary speakers:

Nicholas Roe, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Jeffrey N. Cox, University of Colorado at Boulder
Suzanne Matheson, University of Windsor, Ontario

Conference date: November 7-8, 2008
NEW Proposal date: June 1, 2008

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