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CFP: [Film] Film Theory and Criticism (3/29/08; RMMLA, 10/9/08-10/11-08)

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 8:46pm
Carlen Donovan

2008 62nd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc.
RENO, Nevada at Harrah's Casino (October 9-11)
Local Host: University of Nevada, Reno
Website: rmmla.wsu.edu

Call For Papers
Film Theory and Criticism

Seeking submissions of proposals for papers addressing aspects of film
theory and criticism, including but not limited to:

*Metafilm
*Metacriticism
*Film as criticism/Theory as text
*Historical approaches to theory/criticism
*Technologies (DVD commentaries or "extras", home theatre/Blu-ray/high
definition, internet databases, blogs, YouTube or other video sharing
applications) and their place in/effect on academic criticism

CFP: [20th] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
Jeff Strabone

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at
js3595_at_nyu.edu.

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):
http://www.pamla.org/newsletters/february2008.pdf

CFP: [Victorian] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
Jeff Strabone

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at
js3595_at_nyu.edu.

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):
http://www.pamla.org/newsletters/february2008.pdf

CFP: [Romantic] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
Jeff Strabone

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at
js3595_at_nyu.edu.

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):
http://www.pamla.org/newsletters/february2008.pdf

CFP: [18th] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:36am
Jeff Strabone

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at
js3595_at_nyu.edu.

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):
http://www.pamla.org/newsletters/february2008.pdf

CFP: [Renaissance] Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages & Renaissance (6/15/08

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 12:55am
Diana Vecchio

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance

Conference October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagra Falls, Ontario

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and
Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in
fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or
incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or
panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation
in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

-modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

CFP: [Renaissance] MAPACA Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (6/15/08)

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 12:53am
Diana Vecchio

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance

Conference October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagra Falls, Ontario

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and
Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in
fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or
incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or
panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation
in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

-modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

CFP: [General] Spaces of Utopia

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 11:14pm
Maria Aline Ferreira

Spaces of Utopia: Call for Papers
Special Issue on “Women Scientists in Utopia”

Science has always played a fundamental role in utopian/dystopian texts. The majority of
scientists, however, even in those texts, were men. The questions this special issue of Spaces of
Utopia wishes to raise are the following:
- Why are there so few women scientists in the utopian genre?
- Is that still the case?
- When did that situation change and why?

UPDATE: [Collections] Call for Papers: Memory in Contemporary Global Film

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 4:52pm
Terence McSweeney

Call for Papers: Memory in Contemporary Global Film

Amresh Sinha (NYU), Gillian Harkins (Washington) and Terence McSweeney
(Essex) are seeking two articles to complete an exciting collection of
essays on representations of memory in Film. We have an interested
publisher and would like to see completed or near completed pieces that
explore memory in African, Latin American, South American, Eastern
European, Australian or Indian Cinemas.

We invite any academic approach to the term memory and its depiction in
the cinematic art including, for example, philosophical, psychological,
social psychological, cultural, filmic and personal reflections on the
film-going experience.

CFP: [Collections] CFP South Asia Special Issue of International Journal of Zizek Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 1:45pm
Gopalan Ravindran

CFP: Special South Asia issue of International Journal of Žižek Studies

Guest Editors: Gopalan Ravindran (gopalanravindran_at_rediffmail.com) and
Angad Chowdary (angad.chowdry_at_gmail.com)

Subaltern Studies Media and Communications Collective is proud to
collaborate with the International Journal of Žižek Studies in bringing out
a special issue of the journal for writings on South Asia, either to
elaborate on or critique the ideas of Slavoj Žižek. We welcome papers
analysing/theorising South Asia on the topics given below (though not
limited to).

CFP: [20th] MLA '08 Special Session: Hunger and Food as Literary Expressions

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 12:36pm
Nita N. Kumar

As more than 800 million people starve in the midst of plenty in the
world, there is clearly need for sensitization to this most basic of the
material conditions of life. While the state of deprivation and hunger is
not conducive to production of literature, there are individual texts as
well as bodies of writing that centralize this experience and thus bring
into focus a concern that often remains invisible in literature. In
Indian Dalit autobiography and poetry, for instance, hunger is a central
experience of life, and operates first at a literal and then at
metaphorical levels. There has been some work on the connection between
hunger and resistance in African American literature. On the other hand,

UPDATE: [International] WRITING THE SELF: MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 8:55am
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

“WRITING THE SELF â€" MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL
IN THE CULTURAL TEXT”

The 10th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of
Bucharest will be held between 5 â€" 7 June, 2008.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Andrei Codrescu (Louisiana State University)
Adding Life, Erasing the Record: Translating and Constructing Identity

Prof. Donna Landry (University of Kent)
Picturing Benevolence Against the Commercial Cry, 1740-1799: Or, Sarah
Fielding and the Secret Causes of Romanticism

CFP: [Postcolonial] South Asia: Special issue of International Journal of Žižek Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:54pm
Gopalan Ravindran

Call for Papers - South Asia: Special issue of International Journal of
Žižek Studies

http://zizekstudies.org/

Guest Editor: Gopalan Ravindran (gopalanravindran_at_rediffmail.com)

Subaltern Studies Media and Communications Collective is proud to
collaborate with the International Journal of Žižek Studies in bringing out
a special issue of the journal for writings on South Asis, either to
elaborate on or critique the ideas of Slavoj Žižek. We welcome papers
analysing/theorising South Asia on the topics given below (though not
limited to).

CFP: [Graduate] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:49pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Professional] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:48pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:47pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Computing-Internet] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:46pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Children] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:45pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Travel] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:44pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Victorian] PAMLA (11/7-11/8, 2008): Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Panel

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:08pm
Leila S. May

Proposals invited for PAMLA's Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
session at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, 7-8 November, 2008. Please send
1-2 page abstracts with brief CV or biographical statement to Leila S. May
(leila_at_ncsu.edu). Deadline for submissions is March 21.

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UPDATE: [Collections] American Literature After the American Century

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 6:06am
Lance Rubin

American Literature After the “American Century”

Co-editors Gioia Woods, Northern Arizona University and Lance RUbin,
Arapahoe Community College

We are extending the deadline for submissions and abstracts for this
collection, as a panel devoted to this subject has recently been accepted
at the American Literature Association conference in May.

CFP: [Film] The Point of Feminism

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 8:13pm
Elke Weissmann

The Point of Feminism

An interdisciplinary one-day conference looking at issues relating to
feminism and media scholarship

University of Reading
12 September 2008

CFP: [Religion] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:50pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Science] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:50pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

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