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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [20th] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Victorian] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:09am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

UPDATE: [Graduate] Literature and the Body

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 10:28pm
Veronique Dorais

FREE EXCHANGE - University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
28-30 March 2008

Literature and the Body:
Inside, Outside, and Between the Skin

“Why should our bodies end at the skin, or include at best other beings
encapsulated by skin?” Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs

“And the men stepped out in colours up to their necks, pulling wet hides
out after them so it appeared they had removed the skin from their own
bodies. They had leapt into different colours as if into different
countries.” Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion

CFP: [Theory] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:18pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Postcolonial] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [20th] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Film] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Graduate] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Film] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Gender Studies] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [20th] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Graduate] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:15pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [20th] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:14pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Science] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:14pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Computing-Internet] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:14pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Graduate] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:14pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Graduate] Significations: 13th Annual CSU Graduate Conference April 19

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 7:20pm
Monica Baltazar

The English Graduate Student Association of CSULA presents
Significations: 13th Annual CSU Graduate Conference
April 19, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 13th Annual CSU Graduate Conference will examine the significations of language, word,
and image, as well as literary representations of meaning and experience.

The English Graduate Student Association invites CSU Graduate students to submit papers from
all periods and genres of literary, linguistic, and visual culture. In addition, we welcome
investigations of the ideological implications of these issues and their representations. Accepted
papers will be published in a volume of conference proceedings.

CFP: [Professional] 2008 MLA Panel on Graduate Students & Family Life/Parenting

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:05pm
Megan Moore

The MLA's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession
seeks submissions for papers for the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held in San
Fransisco, that deal with graduate students' and junior faculty experiences
with balancing life in the Academy with family and parenting
responsibilities. Possible topics include: mixed families;
non-traditional families; successful coping strategies for exams,
committee composition, dissertating, coursework; financial challenges;
negotiating leave time; being taken "seriously" as a grad student or
junior faculty with caregiving responsibilities; daycare. Please send 250
word abstract by March 15 to Megan Moore at moorem_at_newberry.org

CFP: [Medieval] CFP - SMFS panels for MLA 2008

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:40pm
Jennifer N. Brown

Call for Papers: MLA 2008 (San Francisco, 12/27-12/30)

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) will be sponsoring two panels at the 2008 MLA
conference in San Francisco: "Anonymous Was a Woman: Reading Medieval Anonymous Texts and
the Case for Female Authorship" and "Women Translators and Translating Women in the Middle
Ages.”

Please submit 250 word abstracts by March 1 to Jennifer Brown at jbrown_at_hartford.edu.

For more information on SMFS, Medieval Feminist Forum, or to join the Society, please see our
website http://www.minotstateu.edu/mff/.

CFP: [International] Wales and West Gothic Network: Gothic Locations conference (19/9/08)

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:29pm
Becky Munford

Wales and West Gothic Network

Inaugural conference on ‘Gothic Locations’ (Friday 19th September 2008)

Keynote Speakers: Prof Jane Aaron and Prof Nick Groom

‘Gothic Locations’ is jointly organised by the University of Glamorgan and
Cardiff University. It will be staged at Cardiff University. The conference
will address how the Gothic represents the notion of ‘place’ as a literary,
cultural, historical, or ideological formation. Themes which contributors
may wish to consider include:

CFP: [Medieval] Medievalism Transformed: Medieval Education in Perspective

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 2:53pm
Elina Harjula

4th Annual 'Medievalism Transformed' Conference:
Medieval Education in Perspective

Conference and Palaeographical Workshop
13th June 2008 Bangor University

Plenary speaker:
Professor Nicholas Orme

Medievalism Transformed is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference
organised by the Centre for Medieval Studies at Bangor University bringing
together young researchers in variety of fields. This year's conference
includes a palaeographical workshop on medieval education practise. We are
inviting papers on the theme 'Medieval Education in Perspective' from all
disciplines medieval, on topics including (but not limited to)

CFP: [Collections] CFP: new journal on Centers for Teaching

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 2:01pm
Michele Eodice

Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) and similarly named
organizations (Centers for Teaching Excellence, Centers for Professional
Development, Faculty Centers, etc.) in North American colleges and
universities generate initiatives to encourage educational development.
Focusing on the operations, achievements, and potentials of CTLs, The
Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning (JCTL) seeks articles in any
form (narrative, empirical studies, institutional critiques, and others)
that highlight the roles CTLs serve and can serve in higher education.

CFP: [20th] Julian Barnes and the European Tradition

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:24pm
Sebastian Groes

CALL FOR PAPERS

Liverpool Hope University, UK

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June, 2008

JULIAN BARNES AND THE EUROPEAN TRADITION

Julian Barnes in conversation and reading from his work.

Invited speakers include:

Vanessa Guignery (Sorbonne)
John Mullan (UCL, The Guardian)
Peter Childs (Gloucestershire)
Dominic Head (Nottingham)
Merritt Moseley (North Carolina)
Amanda Hopkinson (BCLT, UEA)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Empire

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:33am
Alicia Cox

Empire

Contributors are invited to submit critical works that examine the
conjunctions/disjunctions between enactments and perceptions of empire from
antiquity to the present. Participants are not limited to issues
concerning national empires but are welcome to examine those of media,
corporate, and technological empires as well.

Potential topics include:

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