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CFP: [Poetry] SAMLA Graduate Poetry Reading, Nov. 7-9, Louisville, KY

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 9:55pm
Robin Kemp

Poetry graduate students (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.) in creative writing programs in the Southeast are
invited to read at this year's SAMLA convention, November 7-9, 2008 in Louisville, KY. Please
include a SASE and a cover sheet with your name, titles of all poems submitted, return address,
contact phone, e-mail, and the university creative writing program in which you are currently
enrolled. All materials must be received absolutely no later than Friday, May 23, 2008. Snail-mail
to Robin Kemp, SAMLA Graduate Poetry Reading, Georgia State University, Department of English,
P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Limited travel

CFP: [18th] Midwest ASECS DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 27

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 7:34pm
Susan Spencer

The deadline for submission of proposed papers for this year's MWASECS
meeting in Oklahoma City, October 9-12, has been extended to May 27, 2008.

The conference theme is "The Innovative Eighteenth Century."

Please see our list of panels suggested to date at
http://www.miscellanies.org/mwasecs/mwasecs08/panels.html to see if there
is one that fits your paper idea. Abstracts should be submitted directly
to the panel chair.

For further information and updates visit the conference website
at http://www.mwasecs.org/index08.html

UPDATE: [Collections] Call for Contributors for Series on Literary Characters

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 7:21pm
Michael David Sollars

Call for Contributors:

A leading publisher has decided to develop a series of volumes entitled
The Dictionary of Literary Characters. This will be a 4-volume set. As
the editor, I am seeking scholars to write about literary characters in
novels, plays, and short stories from America, Britain and the world. The
publisher is Facts on File, Inc.

Approximately 1,000 works have been incorporated into a master list. This
list will eventually swell to 70,000 characters, so it is quite an
ambitious undertaking and the published volumes will represent an
important source of information.

Please contact me and I will forward the master list of works in
spreadsheet form.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Writing and Voodoo 5/30/2008 (proposals) 7/30/2008 (final)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 6:20pm
Kimberly A. Wells

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of
Women's Writing and Voodoo. The special issue will be published in the
August 2008 online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine,
available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

The electronic journal is in its tenth year of continuous bi-annual
publication. Original poetry, creative fiction, and/or artwork will also
be considered for publication.

Please see the website for past special issues as well as "regular"
submissions at: http://www.womenwriters.net/editorials/index.htm

CFP: [African-American] Women's Writing and Voodoo 5/30/2008 (proposals) 7/30/2008 (final)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 6:20pm
Kimberly A. Wells

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of
Women's Writing and Voodoo. The special issue will be published in the
August 2008 online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine,
available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

The electronic journal is in its tenth year of continuous bi-annual
publication. Original poetry, creative fiction, and/or artwork will also
be considered for publication.

Please see the website for past special issues as well as "regular"
submissions at: http://www.womenwriters.net/editorials/index.htm

CFP: [Collections] Women's Writing and Voodoo 5/30/2008 (proposals) 7/30/2008 (final)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 6:11pm
Kimberly A. Wells

Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of
Women's Writing and Voodoo. The special issue will be published in the
August 2008 online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine,
available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

The electronic journal is in its tenth year of continuous bi-annual
publication. Original poetry, creative fiction, and/or artwork will also
be considered for publication.

CFP: [Film] Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction, MPCA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 5:17pm
Kathryn Edney

Reminder that the Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture Association is accepting proposals in any and all aspects
of mystery, thriller and crimefiction by April 30. Please send 100-200
word abstracts and contact information to Kathryn Edney:
tremperk_at_msu.edu.

The conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-
5, 2008. More information regarding the conference can be found at
www.mpcaaca.org.

CFP: [American] Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction, MPCA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 5:16pm
Kathryn Edney

Reminder that the Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture Association is accepting proposals in any and all aspects
of mystery, thriller and crimefiction by April 30. Please send 100-200
word abstracts and contact information to Kathryn Edney:
tremperk_at_msu.edu.

The conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-
5, 2008. More information regarding the conference can be found at
www.mpcaaca.org.

UPDATE: [General] Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction, MPCA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 5:15pm
Kathryn Edney

Reminder that the Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture Association is accepting proposals in any and all aspects
of mystery, thriller and crimefiction by April 30. Please send 100-200
word abstracts and contact information to Kathryn Edney:
tremperk_at_msu.edu.

The conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-
5, 2008. More information regarding the conference can be found at
www.mpcaaca.org.

CFP: [International] Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 2:22pm
Secretaria AEDEAN 08

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the next AEDEAN conference will be hosted
by the English Philology Area (Departament de Filologia Espanyola,
Moderna i LLatina) at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) on 13-15
November 2008. As in previous editions, contributions to the different
panels are welcome in the form of papers, round table discussions and
workshops. Paper submission instructions are available on the AEDEAN
website (www.aedean.org).

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation (other
possible plenary speakers to be announced at a later stage):

CFP: [Renaissance] Form and Reform: Writing New Politics in Seventeenth-Century England (RSA 09)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 2:57am
Nathaniel Stogdill

In many respects the tumult of the seventeenth-century English political
landscape can be traced to the failure of conventional political
platforms and categories: once-stable institutions had trouble
accommodating shifting notions of the English self, prompting
reconceptualizations of social identity, responsibility, and action that
had viability outside of these failed forms. This panel will consider how
authors make use of literary space to experiment with new relationships
to a newly-problematic past and present as they look to rethink the
possibilities for their own political status. Proposals might consider
how authors use their work to attempt to strip away institutional markers

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Research Network Forum at CCCC 09

updated: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 12:44am
Dr. Katherine V. Wills

The 22nd Annual Research Network Forum at CCCC will be held Wednesday,
March 11, 2009 at the San Francisco Hilton. RNF is an all-day pre-
conference event, open to all registered conference participants at no
charge. We will be accepting online proposals for work-in-progress
presenters, discussion leaders, and editors until October, 31, 2008 at
www.rnfonline.com. Roundtable discussion will group those with similar
interest and discussion leaders who will facilitate discussion and offer
suggestions for developing research projects and for finding suitable
venues for publication. We encourage anyone interested or involved in

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:50pm
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

UPDATE: [American] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:50pm
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

UPDATE: [Theory] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:50pm
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

UPDATE: [20th] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:49pm
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

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SAMLA panel on WAC/WID and genre

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 8:16pm
Sonya C. Brown

SAMLA 2008 Panel Description

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom: WAC/WID/Genre

Critical Thinking and the Rhet/Comp Classroom announces two sessions
focused on the complexities, complications, and influence of Writing
Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing In the Disciplines (WID), and genre
in the shaping of the horizons as well as day-to-day experiences of the
college rhetoric and composition classroom.

1. WAC/WID & Pedagogies of Style and Audience Address

CFP: [Professional] The Changing Dynamic of the Two Year College

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 7:51pm
Susannah Chewning

Call for Proposals

The Changing Dynamics of the Two-Year College

3-4 April 2009, Union County College
Cranford, NJ

This conference will provide a stimulating and collegial forum for the
discussion of topics related to the changing world of two-year college
education. Its program will reflect scholarship on a variety subjects

UPDATE: [20th] Conference: 1968: A Global Perspective

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 4:31pm
Lanie Millar

UPDATE: 2nd Call for Papers

**Slight change in dates: Confirmed for October 10-12, 2008

**We encourage submissions from participants of all academic rank

**Please review the conference website (http://www.1968conf.org) for
announcements of the confirmed keynote speakers.

**Please distribute this CFP to any interested parties

Second Call for Papers

1968: A Global Perspective

The Fifth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference
at the University of Texas at Austin

10-12 October 2008
Deadline for Submissions: Encouraged by 1 May, 2008

CFP: [Collections] Graffiti Anthology

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 3:22pm
Dr. John Lennon

Although there are spaces where writers do speak about their work
(Youtube, ‘zines, magazines), the scholarship exploring graffiti has been
both limited in scope and in depth. This edited volume will offer a
collection of essays on graffiti that seeks to create a dialogue between
writers who produce graffiti and scholars who attempt to read and analyze
this subculture. We, therefore, wish to neither ghettoize the writers nor
the scholars; graffiti is about tangible marks on a surface and this
anthology endeavors to understand the writers and their markings in both
a material and analytical way.

CFP: [Theatre] Indiana University Mini-Conference on Black Theatre and Black Play Lab

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 1:51pm
Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe

INDIANA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA
and NEW FRONTIERS FOR THE ARTS
announces the creation of the
2008 IU BLACK PLAY LAB
July 18th â€" Aug 3rd, 2008
&
*mini-conference on Black Theatre*
Aug 1 â€" 3rd, 2008
Lee Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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