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CFP: [American] Charles Brockden Brown Society Meeting Oct 9-11, Dresden Germany

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 2:26am
Philip Barnard

The Charles Brockden Brown Society invites papers for its 2008 conference
in Dresden:

Empire, Revolution, and New Identities:
Geoculture and Geopolitics in Brown and his Contemporaries.

(6th Biennial Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society)

Thursday-Saturday October 9-11, 2008
Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, DE

CFP: [Film] World Picture Conference on the Popular

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 9:56pm
Brian Price

The World Picture Conference
on
The Popular
October 24 and 25, 2008
Oklahoma State University

Keynote Speakers: Ernesto Laclau and Lauren Berlant

The World Picture conference is an annual meeting devoted to theory that
takes place in the intimate setting of Stillwater, Oklahoma. This year’s
meeting will gather theorists from around the world, and from across
disciplines, to address questions of the popular. We are accepting
proposals for papers that address this issue in any number of ways. Some
possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] World Picture Conference on the Popular

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 9:55pm
Brian Price

The World Picture Conference
on
The Popular
October 24 and 25, 2008
Oklahoma State University

Keynote Speakers: Ernesto Laclau and Lauren Berlant

The World Picture conference is an annual meeting devoted to theory that
takes place in the intimate setting of Stillwater, Oklahoma. This year’s
meeting will gather theorists from around the world, and from across
disciplines, to address questions of the popular. We are accepting
proposals for papers that address this issue in any number of ways. Some
possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Science] Sharp Eyes V: John Burroughs, Nature Writing and 19th-Century Science (3/31/2008; 6/15-6/19/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 7:26pm
Jeffrey Walker

The abstract deadline is fast approaching for Sharp Eyes V (March 31).

Also conference website (with registration forms and preliminary schedule)
is available at:http://earthscienceandgeography.vassar.edu/events/index.html

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CFP: [Graduate] U of Leeds (UK) Art and Power Interdisciplinary Conference (05/01/08; 09/27/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 8:21am
basil chiasson

“Art and Power”

A one-day graduate conference
School of English, University of Leeds (UK)
27 September 2008
artandpower2008.wordpress.com

Joseph Conrad expressed apprehension about the political and moral

utility of literature, W.H. Auden claimed that poetry makes nothing

happen, and Theodor Adorno asserted that there could be no poetry after

Auschwitz. Yet, in the postmodern era there is no shortage of art or of

theories that speak to political realities, conflict and calamity. In the

21stcentury and in the 7th year of the official “War on Terror” we ask: is

the pen mightier than the sword? Is art acting as a social corrective? Is

CFP: [20th] Testing the Limits of Borders: Migration in Contemporary French/Francophone Literature (SAMLA 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 4:53am
Oana Sabo

This session welcomes proposals that address issues of borders (either
physical or conceptual), migration, transnationalism, and travel in
20th/21st century Francophone literature. How has the contemporary
experience of mass migration contributed to the erasing of borders? How
have migrant writers re-defined their literary identities and re-shaped
literary canons? What are the limits and possibilities of migrant writing
to intervene in society on socio-economic and political levels? What is the
role of ethics in narratives of border-crossing, cosmopolitanism, and
globalization? What kinds of communities are created across borders? In
what ways do fictional works encourage readers to cross over borders,

CFP: [Collections] LitMag Essays, Interviews, Reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 12:23am
Travis Kurowski

Luna Park (www.lunaparkreview.com), the quarterly and occasional review of
the world of lit mags, seeks scholarly and non-scholarly writing
of/on/about/around the literary magazine world. We are interested in
reviews, interviews, essays, poems, art installations.

CFP: [Film] The Science of Special Effects (5/1/08; 10/30-11/2/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 9:24pm
Cynthia Miller

Call for Papers
“The ‘Science’ of Special Effects: Aesthetic Approaches to Industry” Area
2008 Film & History Conference
Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second-Round Deadline: May 1, 2008

AREA: The “Science” of Special Effects: Aesthetic Approaches to Industry

CFP: [Victorian] NAVSA 2008 Panel: Victorian Failure

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:52pm
Megan Ward

The Victorian era is often defined by growth: empire, industrial markets,
family size, even novel length. The accumulation of money, land, and people
was catalogued in the ever-increasing pages written about these successful
subjects. The things that we define as “Victorian” are tantamount to
success stories.

So what, in a time of expansion and success, are we to make of failing
fortunes or fractured families? Moments of mutiny or regret? This panel
investigates the significance of failure in an era defined largely by success.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] call for proposals on "Women and Work": deadline 4-8-08

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:19pm
Susanne Weil

Call for proposals: deadline April 7, 2008
Special Session: Women and Work
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference at Pomona College, Pomona, California
November 7-8, 2008

Presiding Officers: Christine Mower, Seattle University, and Susanne
Weil, Centralia College
Please send proposals to Susanne Weil, sweil_at_centralia.edu
Mailing address: Department of English, 600 W. Centralia College
Boulevard, Centralia, Washington, 98531. Telephone: (360) 736 9391,
ext. 239.

CFP: [Gender Studies] "Women and Work" call for proposals

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:18pm
Susanne Weil

Call for proposals: deadline April 7, 2008
Special Session: Women and Work
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference at Pomona College, Pomona, California
November 7-8, 2008

Presiding Officers: Christine Mower, Seattle University, and Susanne
Weil, Centralia College
Please send proposals to Susanne Weil, sweil_at_centralia.edu
Mailing address: Department of English, 600 W. Centralia College
Boulevard, Centralia, Washington, 98531. Telephone: (360) 736 9391,
ext. 239.

CFP: [American]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:09pm
Susanne Weil

Call for proposals: deadline April 7, 2008

Special Session: Women and Work
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Pomona College, Pomona, California
November 7-8, 2008

Presiding Officers: Christine Mower (Seattle University) and Susanne
Weil (Centralia College)

Please send proposals to Susanne Weil, sweil_at_centralia.edu
Mailing address: Department of English, Centralia College, 600 West
Centralia College Boulevard, Centralia, Washington, 98531
Telephone: (360) 736 9391, ext. 239

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SESSION FORMAT AND FOCUS:

CFP: [International] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Leeds (UK) (05/01/08; 09/27/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 3:50pm
basil chiasson

“Art and Power”

A one-day graduate conference
School of English, University of Leeds (UK)
27 September 2008
artandpower2008.wordpress.com

Joseph Conrad expressed apprehension about the political and moral

utility of literature, W.H. Auden claimed that poetry makes nothing

happen, and Theodor Adorno asserted that there could be no poetry after

Auschwitz. Yet, in the postmodern era there is no shortage of art or of

theories that speak to political realities, conflict and calamity. In the

21st century and in the 7th year of the official “War on Terror” we ask: is

the pen mightier than the sword? Is art acting as a social corrective? Is

CFP: [Collections] AlterNative Call for Papers on Indigenous Studies (31 August, 2008; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 3:50pm
Phoebe Fletcher

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship seeks submissions on indigenous
studies for its upcoming issue. This is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the
experience of first nations peoples, spanning themes of place, history, colonialism, policy,
development and self-determination.

Articles from all disciplines will be considered for their relevance to the field of indigenous studies.

The deadline for submission is 31st August 2008.

Articles should be between 5,000 to 7,000 words long and accompanied by an abstract of 150
words.

CFP: [Victorian] Photographic Technology and Technologies of Narrative (NAVSA, 4/7/08; 11/14-16, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 2:59pm
Daniel Novak

This panel will consider the historical and theoretical intersection of
nineteenth-century photographic technology and narrative. Recent work in
Victorian studies has increasingly turned to technologies of representation
like photography as a way to understand the nineteenth-century literary
imaginary. Much of this work has focused on the relationship between
literary realism and technologies of “objective” knowledge, as well as on
the ideological narratives supported by “scientific” ways of
knowingâ€"ideologies of gender, race, and nationality. This panel, however,
hopes to explore questions that are at once narrower and broader: What

CFP: [Graduate] Policing Sexuality: Exploitation, Resistance and Censorship in French and Francophone Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 2:29pm
Chong Wojtkowski

The Ph.D. Program in French of the City University of New York invites paper proposals for its fall
2008 graduate student conference, “Policing Sexuality: Exploitation, Resistance, and Censorship
in French and Francophone Culture,” to be held at the C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center on 21 November
2008.
In Surveiller et punir, Michel Foucault asserted that “dans nos sociétés, les systèmes punitifs sont
à replacer dans une certaine ‘économie politique’ du corps: même s’ils ne font appel à des
châtiments violents ou sanglants, même lorsqu’ils utilisent les méthodes ‘douces’ qui enferment
ou corrigent, c’est bien toujours du corps qu’il s’agitâ€" du corps et de ses forces, de leur utilité et

CFP: [Victorian] Who are âthe Victoriansâ? Constructions of Identity in the Nineteenth Century (UK)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 1:59pm
Louisa Hodgson

CFP: 'Who are ‘the Victorians’? Constructions of Identity in the
Nineteenth Century.’

Postgraduate conference, School of English, University of Leeds, UK, 6th
September 2008. In collaboration with the Leeds Humanities Research
Institute

Conference Organisers: Owen Clayton, Alice Crossley, Louisa Hodgson &
Helen Sutcliffe

Prof. Francis O’Gorman â€" Welcome Address

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Bridget Bennett â€" ‘Transatlantic Relations’
Dr. Matt Rubery â€" ‘Literature Out Loud: Audio Resources for the
Classroom’

CFP: [20th] Proposed Special Session at MLA 2008: Suzan Lori Parksâs 365Days 365 Plays

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 10:35am
Nita N. Kumar

Time to look back at Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days 365 Plays! Now that the
performances are over, one can begin to try and come to grips with the
work as a whole. If you have any thoughts on how to see this work as a
literary/dramatic whole, please send a proposal (200-300 words) as email
attachment to nitakr_at_gmail.com by March 31, 2008.

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CFP: [American] Proposed Special Session at MLA 2008: Suzan Lori Parksâs 365Days 365 Plays

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 10:28am
Nita N. Kumar

Time to look back at Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days 365 Plays! Now that the
performances are over, one can begin to try and come to grips with the
work as a whole. If you have any thoughts on how to see this work as a
literary/dramatic whole, please send a proposal (200-300 words) as email
attachment to nitakumar_at_pobobx.com by March 31, 2008.

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CFP: [Postcolonial] CONFERENCE: Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 12:02am
Rhonda Frederick

The Association of Caribbean Women Writers & Scholars (ACWWS),
in Association with St. George's University (Grenada), invite your
participation in our 10th Anniversary Conference:

"Traditions and Legacies, Revisions and Interventions: Caribbean Women's
Writings in the 21st Century"
Grenada, May 19-23, 2008

Featured Writers: Merle Collins (Grenada), Josefina Baez (Dominican
Republic/USA), Ellen Ombre (Suriname, the Netherlands), Evelyne Trouillot
(Haiti)

Conference Hotels: the Grand Beach Resort Grenada & The Coyaba Beach
Resort, located on the world-famous Grand Anse Beach

Conference Venue: St. George's University True Blue Campus, True Blue

CFP: [Science] CFP: Art and science (31/03/08; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 12:02am
artciencia.com

artciencia.com, Number 8, May-August 2008
Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008.

For next issue planned for May 2008, the editors of the artciencia.com
invite essays and artworks with approaches to the topics of art, science
and communications. Influences of history, aesthetics, bio-science and
technology in music, literature, cinema, video art, photography,
architecture, new media, painting, or other arts and sciences, are also
possible subjects.

CFP: [Collections] Feminist Theory and Fashion in Modernity (Collection; proposals due 4/15/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 8:30pm
Elizabeth M. Sheehan

FEMINIST THEORY AND FASHION IN MODERNITY
Edited by Ilya Parkins and Elizabeth M. Sheehan

Essay proposals are sought for a cross-disciplinary collection
foregrounding current feminist scholarship on modern fashion in the
period between 1860 and 1940.

Fashion was frequently held up by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-
century theorists of western modernity (including Baudelaire, Veblen,
Simmel, and Benjamin) as a quintessentially modern form. One hundred
years later, theorists and historians of modernity have returned to the
analysis of fashion, recognizing it as an important indicator of a host
of modern phenomena.

CFP: [Theatre] Engaging the (Theatre) Canon, NYC 3/4/2008

updated: 
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 7:41pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Engaging the (Theatre) Canon: graduate student conference sponsored by the
Doctoral Theatre Students Association of the City University of New York
Graduate Center.

Friday, April 4, 2008

365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

 

Registration 8:30am-9:15am, Room 3111

 

Keynote Address by Professor Richard Schechner, New York University

 

Panels:

 

Once More With Feeling: The Production of Affect

“Affecting the Canon: Teaching Documentary Theatre Through Affect”

Lindsay Cummings, Cornell University

“Troubling the Natural: Environmental Change in Ibsen and Ukrainka”

Hillary Miller, CUNY Graduate Center

CFP: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

updated: 
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 5:59pm
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 15-18. 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.

CFP: [20th] The Rough South: Hard-Boiled Southern Fiction (SAMLA 2008)

updated: 
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 4:59pm
William Boyle

Call for Papers
SAMLA 2008
Session: The Rough South: Hard-Boiled Southern Fiction
November 7-9, 2008
Louisville, KY

Conference details available at: http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm

Chair: William Boyle
Affiliation: SUNY--Maritime College
E-mail: williamboyle4444_at_yahoo.com or wboyle_at_sunymaritime.edu

Secretary: Matthew Nickel
Affiliation: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
E-mail: sapling805_at_yahoo.com

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