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CFP: [18th] Sexual Transgressions (6/15/08; GEMCS, 11/20/08-11/23/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:16pm
Teresa Saxton

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
November 20â€"23, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Theme: "Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

I am seeking papers for the following panel:

Sexual Transgressions

This panel seeks papers that examine representations of sexual
transgressions in early modern art and literature. Of particular interest
are papers that examine lust, effeminacy, debauchery, sexual excess,
homoeroticism, sexual violence, and/or violations of sexual propriety.

CFP: [Renaissance] Sexual Transgressions (6/15/08; GEMCS, 11/20/08-11/23/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:16pm
Teresa Saxton

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
November 20â€"23, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Theme: "Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

I am seeking papers for the following panel:

Sexual Transgressions

This panel seeks papers that examine representations of sexual
transgressions in early modern art and literature. Of particular interest
are papers that examine lust, effeminacy, debauchery, sexual excess,
homoeroticism, sexual violence, and/or violations of sexual propriety.

CFP: [Romantic] Excess of the Imagination (6/15/08; GEMCS, 11/20/08-11/23/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:10pm
Misty Krueger

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
November 20â€"23, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Theme: "Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

I am seeking papers for the following panel:

Excess of the Imagination

CFP: [18th] Excess of the Imagination (6/15/08; GEMCS, 11/20/08-11/23/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 4:10pm
Misty Krueger

The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
November 20â€"23, 2008
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Theme: "Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

I am seeking papers for the following panel:

Excess of the Imagination

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women Writing Space: Representations of Gender and Space in post-1850 British Womenâs Writing

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 3:15pm
Arina Lungu

This one-day conference invites papers from a range of disciplines,
reflecting the scope of contemporary feminist interest in spatial
configurations. The conference will address the issue of “how British
women writers represent space”, considering questions such as, how do
women writers construct literary space? What types of spaces/places are
represented in works by women? How are received notions of space/place
interpreted, accepted, or contested? How do we theorise the textual
spaces in women’s writing?

We welcome papers covering British women’s writing over a period ranging
from the mid-19th century to the present. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

CFP: [American] CFP: Lincoln's Era: The Role of Religion in the Underground Railroad (Cincinnati: Nov.6-8, 2008)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 1:19pm
Jana Evans Braziel

CALL FOR PAPERS
7th Annual National Conference on the Underground Railroad
 
Lincoln’s Era
The Role of Religion in the Underground Railroad
November 6-8, 2008 / Cincinnati, Ohio
 
Coinciding with the Lincoln Bicentennial and the opening of "Lincoln: The
Constitution and the Civil War" (exhibit created by the National
Constitution Center), the conference will explore the roles of religion
and people of faith working against the institution of slavery during the
1800s, as well as the provocative debate over Lincoln and racism. The
conference also foregrounds the roles of faith in the anti-slavery
movement with a special focus on Abraham Lincoln’s evolution and

UPDATE: [General] (Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways (EAPSU, 10/17-10/18/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 12:50pm
Curt Herr

EAPSU 2008
Call for Papers

(Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

The 2008 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held
at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania October 17-18, 2008.

We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students for presentations, roundtable
discussions, and workshops that address attempts to decrease fragmentation, create
connections, and bridge together unique and creative themes in academic work and life in higher
education.

CFP: [General] Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:08pm
Laurel Harris

Call for Papers
“Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the
Interwar Period”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language
Association (NeMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
Continuing to engage Rita Felski’s question, asked
over a decade ago in The Gender of Modernity, of what
happens when gender is the central lens through which
we view modernity, this panel will ask how the
aesthetics of women producersâ€"including novelists,
short story writers, filmmakers, journalists, and
poetsâ€"in the 1920s and 1930s might be conceived as
left-wing, right-wing, or an entirely different kind
of political activism or social vision. How might

CFP: [Theatre] THEATRE / DRAMA (SAMLA)

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 8:01pm
Barbara Cole

SAMLA (November 7-9, 2008)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 26, 2008

Modern Drama
The Play’s the Thing: Language Play & Performativity

This panel seeks papers which explore the dynamic relationship between
language play and performance. Presentations might focus on French-
language plays, poetic drama, the role of the avant-garde and language
experiments, or theories of performativity. Other topics also welcomed.

Please submit 300-word abstracts, a brief biography, and contact
information to Barbara Cole (bacole_at_buffalo.edu) by May 26, 2008.
Presenters must be members of SAMLA by the time of the convention.

CFP: [Collections] Maurice Kenny

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Penelope Kelsey

Essays are sought for a collection of critical essays on Mohawk author
Maurice Kenny’s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works. Kenny is the
recipient of the American Book Award for The Mama Poems (1984), the
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers’ Lifetime Achievement Award (2002), and
numerous other honors, in addition to being nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize for Blackrobe in 1982. Such a collection should be very well received
and will add greatly to existing scholarship in Native American literature
due to the monumental influence Kenny’s writing has had upon multiethnic
writers since his first chapbook, The Hopeless Kill, appeared in 1956.

CFP: [Theory] Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 5:45pm
Laurel Harris

Call for Papers
“Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
This panel will ask how the aesthetics of women producersâ€"including novelists, short story
writers, filmmakers, journalists, and poetsâ€"in the 1920s and 1930s might be conceived as
political activism or social vision. How might gendered discourses of this interwar period of
modernity influence how women producers engaged aesthetics as a cultural politics? Is the
perception of women producers as either disembodied aesthetes or embodied feminists in the

CFP: [Collections] Collections of classic Shelley and Byron criticism (mss. due late 08; book)

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 2:20pm
Doug Sanders

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking scholars to edit anthologies of nineteenth- and
early-twentieth-century criticism of the works of Shelley and Byron. The
scholar will introduce and provide context for the critical extracts,
discussing and interpreting how critical reputations are built and change.
In addition, contributing editors will be asked to supply additional
critical extracts and introductory commentary, where needed, to bolster
the publication’s offerings. Respondents should have a PhD, broad
knowledge of the secondary literature on the subject author, an ability to

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 2:05pm
Jennifer Rich

BOOK COLLECTION: The Rhetoric of Interruption

CFP: [International] Women Writing Space: Representations of Gender and Space in post-1850 British Womenâs Writing

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 1:54pm
Arina Lungu

This one-day conference invites papers from a range of disciplines,
reflecting the scope of contemporary feminist interest in spatial
configurations. The conference will address the issue of “how British
women writers represent space”, considering questions such as, how do
women writers construct literary space? What types of spaces/places are
represented in works by women? How are received notions of space/place
interpreted, accepted, or contested? How do we theorise the textual
spaces in women’s writing?
We welcome papers covering British women’s writing over a period ranging
from the mid-19th century to the present. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

CFP: [Poetry] "to go on with the work the poet began": What are the Uses of Muriel Rukeyser?

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 1:31pm
Elisabeth Daumer

We are inviting papers for an American Literature Association session
(May 2009) that map the productive potential of Rukeyser's "long body" of
work and its position within 20th-century poetics at large. Ideally,
papers should engage individual poems within the context of the following
questions or themes: How do we use Rukeyser to understand 20th century
American poetics? How do we see Rukeyser's poetry and poetics at play in
the work of contemporary poets and activists? How do we use Rykeyser's
poetry to ask questions about the relation between poetry and ethics,
poetry and science, poetry and philosophy, poetry and politics, poetry

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