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CFP: [Ethnic] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory:

CFP: [General] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory:

CFP: [20th] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory:

UPDATE: [Film] UPDATE: Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:59pm
Alexander N. Howe

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
September 26-27, 2008 (Rescheduled from Feb. 29-March 1)
University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia Film Committee invites papers
on the theme of the Child in Film and Media for an interdisciplinary
conference to be held on the UDC campus on September 26-27, 2008.

UPDATE: [African-American] M/MLA 50th Annual Conference: African American Literature Panel I

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:52pm
Faith Bennett

M/MLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) African American Literature I Panel CFP:
Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture
        Paper topics should explore connections between popular culture (film, music, TV) and African
American literacies-i.e.,oral, written, digital. For example, Cornel West, one of the most prominent
African American theorists, has produced a rap CD. What are the implications of such crossover
scholarships? Other questions to consider include, but are not limited to, what are the connections
between popular culture and African American literacies? How are these connections defined? What

CFP: [Film] Adaptation: The Journal of Literature into Film

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 4:31pm
Sarah Leach

New in 2008, Adaptation is a fully peer-reviewed journal that provides an
international forum to theorise and interrogate the phenomenon of
literature on screen from both a literary and film studies perspective.
The editors of Adaptation are currently seeking submissions of 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. For more information about
Adaptation, or to submit some of your own work, visit

CFP: [20th] Contemporary Women's Writing - Call for Articles

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 3:49pm
Sarah Leach

Contemporary Women’s Writing is a new journal that critically assesses
writing by women authors who have published approximately from 1970 to the
present. The journal aims to reflect retrospectively on developments
throughout the period, to survey the variety of contemporary work, and to
anticipate the new and provocative in women’s writing.
The editors of CWW welcome submissions relating to theoretical, cultural,
historical, geographical, formalist, and political approaches to
contemporary women’s writing. They are also interested the production and
reception of contemporary women’s writing, in terms of the practices of
individual authors, the creation of cultural and literary fields, and the

UPDATE: [Graduate] Literature and "Music" (EXTENDED DEADLINE - 13/06/2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 10:40am
Ozden Sozalan - Istanbul University

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
"LITERATURE AND MUSIC"
         
"Literature and Music" is the first of a series of graduate conferences,
organized annually by the Department of American Culture and Literature
at Istanbul University. It is part of the "Literature and ..."
conferences, the aim of which is to establish an intellectual platform
for the discussion of literature in relation to other systems of
signification and representation including the cultural, social,
political, historical and so on.

"Literature and Music," the first in the series, aims to explore the ways
in which the two arts interact and influence each other. Topics may
include, but are not limited to;

UPDATE: [Film] Continuity and Innovation: Contemporary Film Form and Film Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 9:39am
Lucy Fife

Continuity and Innovation:
Contemporary Film Form and Film Criticism

5th â€" 7th September 2008, University of Reading Film Conference

Contemporary film displays both its debt to the established forms and
practices of narrative cinema, and to international developments in
aesthetic practice and in new technologies that subtly shift the boundaries
of cinema’s aural and visual field.

CFP: [Ethnic] "In the Shadows of Empires"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:47am
andy wang

“In the Shadows of Empires”:
The 2nd International Conference on Asian American and Asian British
Literatures

Date: November 28-29, 2008
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] "In the Shadows of Empires"

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:43am
andy wang

“In the Shadows of Empires”:
The 2nd International Conference on Asian American and Asian British
Literatures

Date: November 28-29, 2008
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica

CFP: [20th] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 10:14pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

CFP: [Theory] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 10:13pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:25pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

CFP: [Postcolonial] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:22pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and
Asian American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open,
but I am especially interested in papers that explore relationships
between Asian American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the
larger Asian diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian
American experience. These relationships might include, but are not
limited to

CFP: [Film] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:20pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and
Asian American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open,
but I am especially interested in papers that explore relationships
between Asian American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the
larger Asian diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian
American experience. These relationships might include, but are not
limited to

CFP: [Ethnic] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:17pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and
Asian American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open,
but I am especially interested in papers that explore relationships
between Asian American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the
larger Asian diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian
American experience. These relationships might include, but are not
limited to

CFP: [General] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:13pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Deadline Extension: The Idea of the Individual [Special Session Proposal for the MLA]

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 8:56pm
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: [General] Northeast Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 8:35pm
Chris Waters

THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

2008 ANNUAL MEETING, BOSTON

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual
meeting this year in Boston on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
2008. The conference will be hosted by Boston College and take place on
its Chestnut Hill campus.

UPDATE: [20th] Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 7:45pm
Geoff Hamilton

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction, forthcoming from Facts on File in
2009, is seeking contributors for entries on a number of authors and works.
A list of available entries can be found here:

http://www.geoffhamilton.com/contemporaryencyclopedia/entriesCONT.html

Contributors to our encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished
book, identifying them as the author of their entry. In certain cases,
those authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary
copy of the encyclopedia upon its publication.

CFP: [Film] Urban Studies (4/30/08; MPCA/ACA; 10/3-5/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 6:58pm
Brendan Kredell

Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, OH

Proposals are now being accepted in the area of Urban Studies for the 2008
MPCA/ACA annual conference. Papers may include any and all topics related
to the field of urbanism, but given the nature of the conference, should
work at the interface of urban studies and popular culture. Proposals are
especially welcome that root their analyses of popular culture texts in the
historical and theoretical specificities of particular places and spaces.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Urban Studies (4/30/08; MPCA/ACA; 10/3-5/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 6:57pm
Brendan Kredell

Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, OH

Proposals are now being accepted in the area of Urban Studies for the 2008
MPCA/ACA annual conference. Papers may include any and all topics related
to the field of urbanism, but given the nature of the conference, should
work at the interface of urban studies and popular culture. Proposals are
especially welcome that root their analyses of popular culture texts in the
historical and theoretical specificities of particular places and spaces.

CFP: [African-American] CEA at MLA

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 5:05pm
Coretta M. Pittman

Call for Papers: Confronting Issues of Race in the Academy: Examining
Literary Responses to Racism

CFP: [Collections] Adaptation

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 3:15pm
Deborah Cartmell

Adaptation (Oxford University Press) 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/

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