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CFP: [Poetry] OPCA deadline extended to 3/31

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:51pm
Richard Hishmeh

The Poetry and Popular Culture panel for this year's OPCA conference in Hawaii is still seeking
papers. All topics are welcome. Papers that address the relationship between poetry popular
culture or poetry and Oceanic culture are especially welcome. Please send 50 word abstracts or
queries to Richard Hishmeh at rhishmeh_at_palomar.edu

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CFP: [American] Fame/Infamy in the U.S. 1890s (4/15/08; M/MLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:06pm
(no email)

The general theme of the 2008 Midwest MLA Convention is "Fame/Infamy."
In keeping with that theme, this proposed special session will explore
the ways in which notions of fame and infamy structure our understandings
of U.S. literature of the 1890s, a decade that might be thought of as
having begun with the posthumous publication of Dickinson’s POEMS(and the
editing out of what might have been its most scandalous material) and
ending with Frank Doubleday’s attempts to suppress SISTER CARRIE. In
between were published a number of textsâ€"THE AWAKENING, “The Yellow Wall-
Paper,” MAGGIE, and othersâ€"whose fame now seems, at least in part, a

CFP: [20th] "The Borders of Textual Criticism"- SCMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:25pm
Justin Tremel

The 2008 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association will
take place in San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8.

In light of the theme of "Borders" for the 2008 conference of the
South Central Modern Language Association, I invite paper proposals for the
regular-session Bibliography and Textual Studies panel titled, "The Borders
of Textual Criticism."

UPDATE: [Renaissance] RMMLA: Critical Approaches to the Jonsonian Masque: abstract extension to 3/21/08

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 6:44pm
Heather C. Easterling

Ben Jonson in the 21st Century: Critical Approaches to the Jonsonian
Masque: Special Session at RMMLA - Reno, NV, 10/08.
The publication of the Cambridge Jonson still is impending, but
excitement among early modern scholars continues unabated. Whether 2008
finally is the year of publication, Jonson studies continues to
reenergize and to diversify in its momentum. The 2008 session aims to
continue a vibrant conversation, reconsidering Jonson in the wake of 20th
and 21st century scholarship, recognizing Jonson as a key figure for 21st
century literary studies, and addressing the challenges Jonson offers to
students.

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Native Literature Panel: RMMLA (10/9-11/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 6:27pm
Aloys Fleischmann

Due Date: Extended to March 20, 2008

Conference: Rocky Mountain MLA; Reno, Nevada; October 9-11, 2008.
Panel: Native American Literatures

This is an open call for conference papers (15 minutes) analyzing any
aspect of North American Native Literature (Canada or the U.S.). The panel
theme will be broad and based on the chosen submissions.

Please send an abstract (250 words or less) or any inquiries to
<aloys_at_ualberta.ca>.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reading After Empire: Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:59pm
Bethan Benwell

How should we read colonial and postcolonial texts? Is reading an act of
resistance, or the domestication of difference? Does postcolonial studies
posit an 'ideal reader'? What (if anything) are the differences between
local, national and transnational audiences? How can we ever adequately
interpret the imperial archive?

CFP: [Film] Renegade Visions - Collection 05/30/2008

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 1:53am
Matthew Edwards

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Renegade
Visions: Films and filmmakers that defy popular cinema. The anthology’s
aim is to examine independent, experimental, cult, or maligned cinema,
across the globe that has gone against the grain of commercial and popular
cinema.

UPDATE: [Graduate] UMASS Conference Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 8:01pm
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: [American] Divorce in Contemporary U.S. Literature, MLA '08 Special Session

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 6:05pm
Kim Freeman

This panel seeks papers exploring the depiction of divorce in twentieth-century and twenty-first
century U.S. literature. Papers examining how ethnicity, race, religion, sexual identity, or views of
nature reflect the treatment of divorce are especially welcome. Please email 250-500 word
proposals to Kim Freeman at k.freeman_at_neu.edu by March 15, 2008.

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

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