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CFP: [Film] An Interdisciplinary Conference on Television Series

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Monday, April 14, 2008 - 9:52am
Tuna Erdem

"It Has Happened Before, It Will Happen Again: The "Third" Golden Age of Television Fiction

In 1996 Robert J. Thompson wrote the vastly influential Television’s Second Golden Age: From
Hill Street Blues to ER defining the controversial term ‘quality television’. As Thompson himself
has stated, a decade after this publication, what was then exceptional and innovative has now
become the norm, which suggest we might have entered yet another golden age. However
instead of trying to demarcate each and every new wave of golden age, it might be best to claim,
like the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica, that ‘it has happened before and it will happen again’.

CFP: [20th] MSAX: Modernist Humor (deadline 4/30)

updated: 
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 3:59am
Lauryl Tucker

Proposed Panel: Modernist Humor

Modernist Studies Association Conference (MSA-X: Modernism & Global Media)

November 13-16, 2008; Nashville, TN

UPDATE: [Poetry] Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses

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Monday, April 14, 2008 - 1:56am
Jessica Wilkinson

Refashioning Myth: Poetic Transformations and Metamorphoses

An International Conference
Thurs 2 â€" Fri 3 October 2008
The University of Melbourne, Australia

The convenors are pleased to announce the addition of Professor John Davidson (Victoria
University of Wellington, New Zealand) as a keynote speaker for this conference. Professor
Davidson joins the distinguished poets Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Dorothy Porter in delivering
plenary addresses at this event.

A reminder that abstracts for academic papers, panels and creative responses should be sent to

poetry-myth_at_unimelb.edu.au by Monday 28 April 2008.

CFP: [Ethnic] Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

updated: 
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:55pm
Julie M. Gale

Hidden Hollywood: Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

Julie M. Gale--Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. (Editor).

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays, to be published by
The Edwin Mellen Press (www.mellenpress.com). To view the publishing
contract, please contact the editor, Julie M. Gale (juliemgale_at_gmail.com).

CFP: [Gender Studies] Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

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Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:53pm
Julie M. Gale

Hidden Hollywood: Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

Julie M. Gale--Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. (Editor).

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays, to be published by
The Edwin Mellen Press (www.mellenpress.com). To view the publishing
contract, please contact the editor, Julie M. Gale (juliemgale_at_gmail.com).

CFP: [Film] Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

updated: 
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:51pm
Julie M. Gale

Hidden Hollywood: Same Sex Desire in American Cinema's Golden Age

Julie M. Gale--Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Inc. (Editor).

This is a call for papers for a collection of essays, to be published by
The Edwin Mellen Press (www.mellenpress.com). To view the publishing
contract, please contact the editor, Julie M. Gale (juliemgale_at_gmail.com).

CFP: [Poetry] Call for poetry on nature and humanity

updated: 
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 9:13pm
Matthew Kelsey

The Boston-based Pen & Anvil Press is now reading submissions for a
journal of poems that examine, explore, or celebrate the interaction of
nature and humanity. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2008. Please
email 1 to 6 poems on the topic of nature and humanity to
hawk.and.whippoorwill_at_gmail.com or by post to:

Matthew Kelsey, Editor
Pen & Anvil Press
95 Melville Avenue
Boston, MA 02124

If you have any queries about the journal, or about Pen & Anvil, please
send an email.

UPDATE: [20th] UPDATE

updated: 
Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 12:51pm
Sebastian Groes

UPDATE "Julian Barnes and the European Tradition"-conference, 13-15 June,
2008, Liverpool, UK.

Julian Barnes will deliver a lecture as part of the conference, to be
held 13-15 June, in Liverpool: "Cervantes and Flaubert: Reading Through".

A public event with John Mullan (UCL,The Guardian) and a tour of
Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008, are also part of the
conference programme. Other keynote speakers include Vanessa Guignery
(Sorbonne), Merritt Moseley (North Carolina) and contributions by Peter
Childs (Gloucestershire), Amanda Hopkinson(UEA) and Barnes's translators.

The deadline for proposals for short papers has been extended till 1 May.

CFP: [Collections] Media, Music and Modernism

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 9:37pm
Dr. Robert P. McParland

Contributors are sought for a volume that explores how literary texts
intersected with diverse media during the first decades of the twentieth
century. This collection explores how intermediality connected with the
new forms of marketing modernism. Writers from Joyce to Woolf and Proust
were in close contact with modern art, silent film, music, theatre, and
dance. For this study, we are seeking contributors with a firm grasp on
how artistic and literary production corresponded with the screen, the
concert hall and early recordings, or the theatre. Critical assessments
of pre-modernist fin de siecle as well as modernist literary art are
welcome. Contributors may take any theoretical approach. As a cultural

CFP: [20th] Papier/Papel/Carta at Modernist Studies Association 2008

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Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:47pm
Andrea Zemgulys

Papier/papel/carta
I am seeking proposals for a panel at the upcoming Modernist Studies
Association Conference (Nashville, November 2008) that examines paper as a
global medium of modernism. How did the (venerable, changing, ubiquitous)
medium shape modernist experiment? Recycled and scrapped, gilded and pulp,
material of design and bureaucratic function -- how does thinking about
paper (as material, commodity, or object of representation) alter our
understanding of modernism’s media and its mediated globalism? Please send
200-word proposals and brief bio to zemgulys_at_umich.edu (Andrea Zemgulys) by
5 May 2008.

UPDATE: [20th] Final Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:35pm
ABC Journal

Final Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)

We are pleased to announce that the deadline for submissions of
contributions to ABC, the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of
Romania, has been extended to May 15. This forthcoming issue is a jubilee
edition marking ten years of publishing existence. To celebrate this
exciting occasion of ABC’s 10th anniversary, we invite provocative
submissions, in the form of articles, creative-critical essays, interviews,
book reviews, conference presentations and research projects descriptions
that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across
disciplinary boundaries.

CFP: [Religion] Postsecular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:16pm
Prof. Anton Kirchhofer

Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency:
Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British
Cultures, November 20 - 22, 2008, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically to:
Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer (e-mail: anton.kirchhofer_at_uni-oldenburg.de ) or
Dr. Richard Stinshoff (e-mail: richard.stinshoff_at_uni-oldenburg.de )

Conference information: <http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/anglistik/konferenz2008/>

CFP: [20th] Postsecular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency

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Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:15pm
Prof. Anton Kirchhofer

Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency:
Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British
Cultures, November 20 - 22, 2008, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically to:
Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer (e-mail: anton.kirchhofer_at_uni-oldenburg.de ) or
Dr. Richard Stinshoff (e-mail: richard.stinshoff_at_uni-oldenburg.de )

Conference information: <http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/anglistik/konferenz2008/>

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Postsecular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:15pm
Prof. Anton Kirchhofer

Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency:
Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British
Cultures, November 20 - 22, 2008, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically to:
Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer (e-mail: anton.kirchhofer_at_uni-oldenburg.de ) or
Dr. Richard Stinshoff (e-mail: richard.stinshoff_at_uni-oldenburg.de )

Conference information: <http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/anglistik/konferenz2008/>

CFP: [International] Postsecular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:15pm
Prof. Anton Kirchhofer

Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency:
Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British
Cultures, November 20 - 22, 2008, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically to:
Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer (e-mail: anton.kirchhofer_at_uni-oldenburg.de ) or
Dr. Richard Stinshoff (e-mail: richard.stinshoff_at_uni-oldenburg.de )

Conference information: <http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/anglistik/konferenz2008/>

CFP: [20th] Modernism and Mediation (5/1/08; MSA X; 11/13/08 - 11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 3:03am
Jeremy Braddock

Modernism and Mediation

This panel seeks proposals for papers that explore methodological questions
related to mediation and reflexivity in recent scholarship on modernism.
In the late 1970s, the concept of mediation was fundamental to the
programmatic critiques initiated by Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson of
the relations between object, research, and discipline. For each of these
critiques, the notion of mediation was instrumental in challenging the
autonomy of academic disciplines and, albeit differently, helped to usher
in the age of cultural studies.

CFP: [Ethnic] Ethnic and Race Studies (NEPCA)

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 2:35am
Sally Hirsh-Dickinson

        The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is
seeking paper proposals on the topic of Ethnic and Race Studies for its
fall conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,
North Dartmouth, MA on October 31 - November 1.
        The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2008. Please e-mail
proposals of between 250 and 500 words to Sally Hirsh-Dickinson, Area
Chair of Ethnic and Race Studies at shirsh-dickinson_at_tds.net. A copy
should also be sent to the 2008 Program Chair Carol-Ann Farkas: carol-
ann.farkas_at_mcphs.edu.
Include a two or three sentence description of yourself, your background,
and your qualifications.

CFP: [20th] Being Indian in the 21st century: The Politics of Culture and Identity in Contemporary India

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:35pm
Aparna Nayak-Guercio

The politics of culture and identity in modern and contemporary India is
the overarching theme of a conference to be hosted by the Yadunandan
Center for India Studies and the Indian Council for Historical Research.
Within this context, the conference will address issues of national
identityâ€"what does it mean to be Indian in the 21st Century?

CFP: [Postcolonial] Cultural Grammars

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 8:33pm
Christine Kim

Call for Papers:

Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity in Canada

Edited by Melina Baum Singer, Christine Kim, and Sophie McCall

CFP: [Collections] RECONFIGURATIONS (A Journal for Poetics &amp; Poetry / Literature &amp; Culture)

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 7:02pm
W. Scott Howard

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
<http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/>

Volume 2: Process: Fields of Signification

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008

Publication Date: November, 2008

Call for Work: Articles, criticism, dialogues, essays, fictions, images,
interviews, manifestos, poems, reviews, statements, translations, vectors
& whatnots.

CFP: [Ethnic] Cultural Grammars

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 4:55pm
Christine Kim

Call for Papers:
Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity in Canada
Edited by Melina Baum Singer, Christine Kim, and Sophie McCall

CFP: [General] Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 - 11 June 2008

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 3:59am
Phoebe Fletcher

Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 â€" 11 June 2008
Te Tatau Pounamu: The Greenstone Door
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Following on from our previous Conferences in 2004 and 2006, the Traditional Knowledge 2008
Conference focuses on traditional indigenous concepts, values, ideals, models and strategies for
sustaining balanced and healthy relationships within and across families, communities, nations,
nation-states, local, regional and global borders, territories and environments.

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