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CFP: [Theatre] Mythogeography, Writing, & Site Specific Performance

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 5:49pm
Roberta Mock

The Hidden City: Mythogeography, Writing, & Site-Specific Performance
 
Saturday, 4 October 2008

at the University of Plymouth (U.K.)

This one-day symposium will interrogate the varieties of, and
possibilities for, writing in a site-specific performance practice that
addresses the multiple narratives and trajectories of the city.

CFP: [Gender Studies] MAPACA 2008 conference, Women's Studies area

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:35pm
Annalisa Castaldo

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
Conference
October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagra Falls, Ontario

Women’s Studies and Popular Culture

The Women’s Studies area seeks papers, panels and roundtables that
investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular
culture. Topics could include, but are certainly not limited to:

*women and the media
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*female sexuality and popular culture
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

UPDATE: [Collections] UPDATE - Hip Hop Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 2:34pm
Dr. Enrique Morales-Diaz

The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek
articles for a special issue on Hip Hop Cultures. Specifically, the
editors are looking for articles that address one of the following themes:
-Hip Hop Sexualities
 -The role of women
 -LGBTQ
 -Homophobia
 -Sex wars
-Hip Hop Migrations
 -The globalization of Hip Hop
-Hip Hop Literature
-Intersections of ethnicities in Hip Hop
-Hip Hop and Reaggatton
-Women in Hip Hop v. Women in Reagatton
-Hip Hop Music, Rai Music and Berber culture
-Hip Hop in the developing world
Articles should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages and should be submitted

CFP: [Film] Colour and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 11:26am
Liz Watkins

Colour and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive
Conference: 10th July - 12th July 2009, Bristol, UK
Keynote speakers: Tom Gunning University of Chicago, Laura Mulvey
Birkbeck,
‘An inquiry into colour can take you just about anywhere’ (David
Batchelor, Chromophobia, 2000).
Call for Papers: This conference addresses questions emerging through a
renewed interest in colour film and as an interdisciplinary subject. The
event is part of an AHRC-funded project on colour film, led by Professor
Sarah Street. While colour is a fundamental element of film forms,
technologies and aesthetics it is rarely singled-out for analysis. The

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Film Adaptation and the Coming of Sound

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 11:22am
Deborah Cartmell

Papers are invited for a panel on 'Film Adaptation and the Coming of Sound'
for the 3rd Annual Studies in Literature on Screen Conference, Amsterdam,
26-27 September, 2008. Abstracts to Deborah Cartmell
djc_at_dmu.ac.uk by 6th June, 2008.

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CFP: [Collections] journal English Text Construction (ETC)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 10:53am
English Text Construction

ETC (English Text Construction), the internationally refereed journal of
English Literary Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics published by
John Benjamins Publishing Company, invites submissions for its Literature
section (Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 issues).

For more information, see
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_seriesview.cgi?series=ETC

Submission guidelines:
http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/show_html.cgi?file=%2Fjbp%2Fseries%2FETC%
2Fguidelines.html&back=overview

UPDATE: [Travel] FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 9:20am
Jacqueline Dutton

Borders & Crossings Conference, 15-18 July, 2008, University of Melbourne, Australia

Papers are invited on a wide range of topics related to travel writing and tourism studies and we
encourage participants from a variety of disciplines, including cultural geography, anthropology,
history, literature and the creative arts.

Keynote speakers:


James Buzard (MIT)

Graham Huggan (University of Leeds)

Jean-Marc Moura (Université de Lille III)

Stephen Muecke (UTS)

Tom Swick (Travel Writer and Editor, Florida)

Richard White (University of Sydney)

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 March, 2008
Convenor: Jacqueline Dutton, University of Melbourne

CFP: [Graduate] Crossroads Conference

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
Matthew Goodwin

2008 Crossroads Conference
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Call for Papers

The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) is
welcoming papers for an interdisciplinary conference held at the University
of Massachusetts Amherst on October 11th and 12th.

The 2008 Crossroads Conference envisions a student dialogue on the
extraordinary outcomes of cultural encounters, national and ideological
borders, disciplines in interaction, the overlapping of distinct historical
periods, the interweaving of literary genres, the symbiosis between
academics and social change, and the foreplays between rhetorics of war,
freedom, memory, and silence.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
Wesley Beal

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

CFP: [Theory] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
Wesley Beal

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

CFP: [American] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
Wesley Beal

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

CFP: [20th] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:51am
Wesley Beal

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

CFP: [20th] Atwood Society Session for MLA 2008 (12/27-12/30, San Francisco)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 9:14pm
Tomoko Kuribayashi

The Door and Other Atwoodian Spaces: Papers exploring various spaces in
Atwood's works, indoor or outdoor, imagined or real. Examinations of The
Door especially welcome. A 250-word abstract to both chairs by March
15th, 2008: Deborah Rosenthal(debbyrosenthal_at_comcast.net) and Tomoko
Kuribayashi(tkuribay_at_uwsp.edu).

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CFP: [Medieval] The Artist's Pen/The Writer's Brush

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 7:25pm
Maurice Geracht

La plume du plasticien/Le pinceau de l’écrivain
The Artist’s Pen / The Writer’s Brush

Conference to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.,
June 2009. This "Word and Image" Conference (sponsored by the journal,
INTERFACES)is held every two years, alternating between France and the
U.S.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their
works.

CFP: [Travel] Travel Writing/Writing Travel (3/15/08; PAMLA 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 6:48pm
John Schwetman

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Annual Conference
Pomona College in Claremont, California
7 and 8 November 2008

I am seeking proposals for papers on a panel titled "Travel Writing/Writing Travel" at the 2008
PAMLA Annual Conference. Papers on any sort of travel writing are welcome including travelogue,
road novel, maritime adventure, travel in poetry and travel in drama. Papers addressing generic
and theoretical issues concerning writing on travel, migration, pilgrimage or tourism will also
receive consideration.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 4:43pm
Katherine Bodrie

Call for Papers: “Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 18 & 19, 2008 (The conference is on April 19, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

UPDATE: [American] âDivided We Stand; United We Fallâ: Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 4:30pm
Silke Hackenesch

!!!UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS!!!

International Conference

“Divided We Stand; United We Fall”:
Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

Call for Papers â€" Please Circulate at your Institution

Graduate School of North American Studies
Freie Universität, Berlin

Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2008.

In collaboration with the Department of American and Canadian Studies and
the Centre
for US Foreign Policy, Media, and Culture, The University of Birmingham;
the William Jefferson Clinton Institute for American Studies, University
College, Dublin; and the North American Studies Program, University of Bonn.

CFP: [Medieval] Spanish Society for Medieval English Language & Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:56am
Santiago Gonzalez

SELIM XX
Call for Papers
Dear Colleague,
The Twentieth International Conference of the Spanish Society for
Medieval English Language & Literature will be held at the University of
Oviedo, from the 2nd to the 4th of October 2008.
More informattion at: http://www.uniovi.es/SELIM/selim20/index.html
Scientific programme
SELIM XX will include sessions on Medieval English language and
linguistics, literature, textual and cultural studies, and comparative
issues. The conference begins formally on Thursday 2 October and finishes
on Saturday 4 October. There will be a warmup late evening session on the
1st of October.

CFP: [Medieval] _Adaptation_: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:47am
Deborah CartmellDd

Adaptation is a new international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic
articles, film and book reviews, including both book to screen adaptation,
screen to book adaptation, popular and ‘classic’ adaptations, theatre and
novel screen adaptations, television, animation, soundtracks, production
issues and genres in literature on screen. Adaptation provides an
international forum to theorise and interrogate the phenomenon of
literature on screen from both a literary and film studies perspective.

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/adaptation/

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Authorship and Auteurism (4/30/2008; MPCA/MACA, 10/3/08-10/5/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:23am
Leonard William Scheibel Jr.

The “Authorship and Auteurism” area of the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals
for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
in Cincinnati, OH.

This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or
authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural
production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are
papers that focus on film authorship reexamining classical auteurist
frameworks pioneered by the French critics of the Cahiers du cinema.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â 2008 RMMLA (Reno, Oct 9-11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:20am
Fify Juliana

Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â€" 2008 RMMLA
Convention (Reno, NV, Oct 9-11)

Please help circulate:

Call for Papers

Second Language Writing*: Reports of Research and Discussions of Central
Issues in Second/Foreign Language Writing

2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention
Reno, NV, October 9-11

For the time first time ever, a special topic session focusing on Second
Language Writing will be part of the Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, which
will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 9-11 this year
<http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp>.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:44am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [American] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:43am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [20th] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:43am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

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