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CFP: [Ethnic] American Jewish Literature Call for Papers MLA

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 3:27pm
Ann R. Shapiro

MLA 2008 in San Francisco

American Association of Professors of Yiddish

American Jewish Literature: Its Founders, Malamud, Bellow, Roth, Ozick,
Paley and their contemporaries and followers. Proposals by 30 March; Ann
R. Shapiro (ann.shapiro_at_farmingdale.edu)

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CFP: [20th] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 3:27pm
Andrea Powell

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota.

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

Is there room on the runway for female "academostars"?

CFP: [Gender Studies] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 3:26pm
Andrea Powell

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota.

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

Is there room on the runway for female "academostars"?

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Age, Illness, and the Question of Beauty (3/1/08; ESSE 9, 8/22/08 â 8/26/08)

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 10:32am
Heike Hartung

We seek proposals of 200-word abstracts by March 1, 2008 for our seminar on
“Ageing Studies” at the Conference of the European Society for the Study of
English (ESSE 9) at the University of Aarhus, Ã…rhus, 8/22/2008 â€" 8/26/2008.
Please send abstracts to both of the convenors at the Email addresses
mentioned below. We will let you know whether your proposals have been
accepted no later than 21 March 2008.

CFP: Ageing Studies: Age, Illness and the Question of Beauty in
Contemporary Anglophone Cultures

Convenor: Professor Roberta Maierhofer (University of Graz)
Email: roberta.maierhofer_at_uni-graz.at
Co-convenor: Dr. Heike Hartung (Berlin)
Email: heike.s.hartung_at_web.de

CFP: [Collections] Joanna Newsom: Book Project

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 8:27pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

I am putting together a book of writings about the famous
harpist/singer/songwriter, to be called “Visions of Joanna Newsom” (yes,
the reference to Bob Dylan is intentional). I’m looking for art, essays,
poems, true stories, academic readings of songs, anecdotes, and all things
brilliant and bizarre related to Ms. Newsom. I’ve already secured a
contribution from the novelist and Joanna-acolyte Dave Eggers. The book
will be published in 2009 by a small press in Sacramento, Saclifornia.
Deadline: January 1, 2009

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Joanna Newsom: Book Project

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 8:26pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

I am putting together a book of writings about the famous
harpist/singer/songwriter, to be called “Visions of Joanna Newsom” (yes,
the reference to Bob Dylan is intentional). I’m looking for art, essays,
poems, true stories, academic readings of songs, anecdotes, and all things
brilliant and bizarre related to Ms. Newsom. I’ve already secured a
contribution from the novelist and Joanna-acolyte Dave Eggers. The book
will be published in 2009 by a small press in Sacramento, Saclifornia.
Deadline: January 1, 2009

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Joanna Newsom: Book Project

updated: 
Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 8:25pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

I am putting together a book of writings about the famous former Mills
student, to be called “Visions of Joanna Newsom” (yes, the reference to Bob
Dylan is intentional). I’m looking for art, essays, poems, true stories,
academic readings of songs, anecdotes, and all things brilliant and bizarre
related to Ms. Newsom. I’ve already secured a contribution from the
novelist and Joanna-acolyte Dave Eggers. The book will be published in 2009
by a small press in Sacramento, Saclifornia. Deadline: January 1, 2009

UPDATE: [Theory] The Idea of Voice, Deconstruction, and Narrative Theory (3/10/2008; MLA 2008)

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 6:23pm
Olga Medvedeva

This special session aims to re-examine the idea of voice in narrative
theory, and in particular to question the concept of voice as an inherent
and independent agent of narrative discourse. The assumption of the
stability and even validity of this concept and of the idea of voice more
generally have been questioned in a number of recent developments, arguably
most radically in Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive work, although the work
of other thinkers, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Blanchot and Paul de
Man, has been nearly as significant in this respect. A crucial part of
Derrida’s deconstructive project, especially in his early work, is his

UPDATE: [Graduate] The Idea of Voice, Deconstruction, and Narrative Theory (3/10/2008; MLA 2008)

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 6:21pm
Olga Medvedeva

This special session aims to re-examine the idea of voice in narrative
theory, and in particular to question the concept of voice as an inherent
and independent agent of narrative discourse. The assumption of the
stability and even validity of this concept and of the idea of voice more
generally have been questioned in a number of recent developments, arguably
most radically in Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive work, although the work
of other thinkers, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Blanchot and Paul de
Man, has been nearly as significant in this respect. A crucial part of
Derrida’s deconstructive project, especially in his early work, is his

CFP: [20th] CFP

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 2:26am
Mary Newell

“Re-viewing Adrienne Rich’s Poetics”
  
MLA 2008 Special Session
Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2008
This roundtable welcomes a variety of approaches to Adrienne Rich’s
poetics, including, but not limited to, geographical, ecocritical,
feminist, historical, and comparative. Our preference is to focus on
writings from the 1980’s forward, including her most recent text, Telephone
Ringing in the Labyrinth.
Please send 500-word abstracts and brief bio by March 1 to Mary Newell at
mnewell4_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [American] CFP

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 2:25am
Mary Newell

“Re-viewing Adrienne Rich’s Poetics”
  
MLA 2008 Special Session
Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2008
This roundtable welcomes a variety of approaches to Adrienne Rich’s
poetics, including, but not limited to, geographical, ecocritical,
feminist, historical, and comparative. Our preference is to focus on
writings from the 1980’s forward, including her most recent text, Telephone
Ringing in the Labyrinth.
Please send 500-word abstracts and brief bio by March 1 to Mary Newell at
mnewell4_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Collections] Calls for papers

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Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 1:45am
Franklin Cox

Search is a new, peer-reviewed journal focused on the creative arts and culture. Search will
focus upon sharing information about significant new developments in music and the others
arts. Furthermore, Search will exist as a forum for critical and speculative assessments not only
of the work of individual artists and artistic movements, but also of the state of the art form and
its possible roles and responsibilities in society.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] MLA 2008 Special Session: The Idea of the Individual

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:54pm
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 Renaissanceâ€"or even the new
millennium? Papers might seek to place the ideology of individualism in

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Idea of the Individual

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:31pm
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--or even the new
millennium? Essays might seek to place the ideology of individualism in

CFP: [Renaissance] The Idea of the Individual

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 11:31pm
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--or even the new
millennium? Essays might seek to place the ideology of individualism in

CFP: [Renaissance] Islamophilia and Islamophobia in Early Modern English Texts Proposed MLA Special Session (3/15/08)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:52pm
Ambereen Dadabhoy

The Glorious Empire of the Turks: the Present Terror of the World:
Islamophilia and Islamophobia in Early Modern English Texts

This is proposed special session for the 2008 MLA Convention in San
Francisco. We seek papers from all disciplines that deal with the
representation of the Islamic world in the early modern period in England.
Please send a 200 word abstract and cv to Ambereen Dadabhoy,
ambereen.dadabhoy_at_cgu.edu, by March 15, 2008.

CFP: [American] SCMLA 2008 Southwestern American Literature Panel: (3/14/08; 11/06/08-11/08/08)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:38pm
Tracy Hoffman

Southwestern American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2008
Open Topic
The theme of the conference is "Borders," but the panel welcomes any
genre that focuses on the region's culture.

Please e-mail 500-word abstract and short CV by March 14 to:
Tracy_Hoffman_at_baylor.edu

An e-mail confirmation will be sent immediately, and panelists will be
notified by 1 April 2008.
 
South Central Modern Language Association Conference
San Antonio, Texas
6-8 November 2008
For more information about membership and the conference, visit:
http://www.ou.edu/scmla/memphisinfo.htm

CFP: [Collections] CFP: The Irish Short Story

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:38pm
Loren Logsdon

Eureka Studies in Short Fiction is requesting papers for the Spring 2009
issue on the Irish short story. Deadline is April 1, 2009. Send articles
or inquiries to:

Loren Logsdon, Edtior
Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction
Humanities Division
Eureka College
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
phone: (309) 467-6336
email: llogsdon_at_eureka.edu

Articles may be sent via email as word .doc attachments or as .rtf
attachments. Special Guest Editor for the issue will be Bernard McKenna of
the University of Delaware. Dr. McKenna has published two books on Irish
literature that focus on James Joyce and Irish theater. He also served as
associate editor for The Dictionary of Irish Literature.

CFP: [Professional] CEA @ MLA 2008: capstone project: designing the senior experience for English majors

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:23pm
tom mack

In 1992, the Association of American Colleges and Universities called for
the establishment of capstone courses whose principal purpose is the
generation of projects that provide majors with an opportunity to apply
what they have learned during their undergraduate course of study. Since
that time, many campuses across the country have answered the AACU call
and have begun requiring the completion of senior projects that not only
enhance student research skills but also serve to assess program
effectiveness.
This special College English Association-sponsored panel at the 2008
Modern Language Association conference in San Francisco will feature

UPDATE: [20th] RMMLA Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club and Beyond

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:19pm
Christina Angel

This open session seeks papers on Chuck Palahniuk’s novels for the 2008 RMMLA conference in
Reno, Nevada (9-11 October). Proposals may include discussion of Fight Club, but topics that
focus Palahniuk’s other novels are preferred. Innovative approaches to the literary landscape of
Palahniuk’s writing are especially encouraged, and in the spirit of his work, daring, edgy, and
controversial topics are most welcome.

Please send a 200-word abstract to Christina Angel at cangel_at_du.edu by 1 March 2008 for
consideration. All submissions should be in Word format, or included in the body of your email.

Further details may be located at www.rmmla.org.

CFP: [Collections] Popular Spirits: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 8:05am
María P. Blanco

Current scholarship has dealt with ghosts and haunting in terms more temporal than spatial,
perhaps as a prolongation of Derrida’s decision in his seminal Specters of Marx to flesh out
Hamlet’s famous haunted observation, “the time is out of joint.”
        Alongside the poststructuralist emphasis on the ghost as a figure of relentless repetition
and temporal disturbance, psychoanalytic critics have theorized ghosts through an alignment of
their apparitions with theories of the reactivation of trauma, the return of the repressed (e.g.
Abraham and Torok, Avery Gordon, R. Bergland and others). While this scholarship has helped us

CFP: [Travel] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/10)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:37am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Self Experimentation and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/15)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:36am
William Craig Howes

Self-experimentation and autobiography: Papers on the phenomenon of
representing experience undertaken with the intention of writing it up
afterward (e.g., Supersize Me). Analysis of individual texts and/or
overviews of the phenomenon’s significance. Abstracts (300w) mid-March. Tom
Couser, enggtc_at_hofstra.edu.

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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/10)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:35am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] First Person Graphic MLA 2008 (3/15)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:35am
William Craig Howes

FIRST PERSON GRAPHIC. Techniques and effects of first-person narration in
graphic narrative. 1-2 page abstract and short CV by 10 March to Carolyn
Williams (carolyn.williams_at_rutgers.edu).

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CFP: [American] First Person Graphic MLA 2008 (3/15)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:33am
William Craig Howes

FIRST PERSON GRAPHIC. Techniques and effects of first-person narration in
graphic narrative. 1-2 page abstract and short CV by 10 March to Carolyn
Williams (carolyn.williams_at_rutgers.edu).

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CFP: [American] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/10)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:32am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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CFP: [American] Self Experimentation and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/15)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:31am
William Craig Howes

Self-experimentation and autobiography: Papers on the phenomenon of
representing experience undertaken with the intention of writing it up
afterward (e.g., Supersize Me). Analysis of individual texts and/or
overviews of the phenomenon’s significance. Abstracts (300w) mid-March. Tom
Couser, enggtc_at_hofstra.edu.

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