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UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:09am
Alison Graham-Bertolini

****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****

Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, October 10-11, 2008

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:05am
Alison Graham-Bertolini

****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****

Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

UPDATE: [Victorian] English in India and India in English (NAVSA 4/7/08; 11/14-11/16, 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:59pm
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, for the NAVSA conference to be held at Yale University in
November 2008, will focus on the production, circulation, and reception of
English-language literature written by Indians during the nineteenth
century, in order to extend our understanding of Victorian arts and culture
into a broader comparative and international context. Possible questions to
be addressed include: To what extent and in what ways did
nineteenth-century Indian-English literature circulate in various print
media such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, prints, and advertisements?
How did this literature react to British imperial structures--formal,
material, ideological--and the influence of Western generic conventions and

CFP: [Postcolonial] English in India and India in English (NAVSA 4/7/08; 11/14-11/16, 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:56pm
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, for the NAVSA conference to be held at Yale University in
November 2008, will focus on the production, circulation, and reception of
English-language literature written by Indians during the nineteenth
century, in order to extend our understanding of Victorian arts and culture
into a broader comparative and international context. Possible questions to
be addressed include: To what extent and in what ways did
nineteenth-century Indian-English literature circulate in various print
media such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, prints, and advertisements?
How did this literature react to British imperial structures--formal,
material, ideological--and the influence of Western generic conventions and

CFP: [Poetry] Emily Dickinson and Narrative

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 9:41pm
Paul Crumbley

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites proposals from persons
wishing to participate in a new Discussion Institute centering on the theme
of “Narrative in Dickinson’s Poetry.” We especially welcome approaches to
poems and letters that explore the implications of “narrative” and “lyric”
reading, hybrid combinations of these, or the ways narrative does or does
not apply to Dickinson’s writing. The Institute will take place on August
1, 2008 in Amherst, Massachusetts as part of the 2008 Annual Meeting and
feature poets Michael Ryan, Elizabeth Ellis and Benjamin Friedlander. Each
submitter whose proposal is accepted will be assigned to a workshop; the

CFP: [Science] race and new media

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 7:34pm
annie seaton

May 3, co-sponsored by Blackplanet.com, the City University of New York, and Superfront.org

"Race and New Media": An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Media Conference in Downtown Brooklyn:
keynote speakers: Omar Wasow (Harvard, Blackplanet.com), Joel Rainey (Harvard)

CFP: [African-American] race and new media

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 7:33pm
annie seaton

May 3, co-sponsored by Blackplanet.com, the City University of New York, and Superfront.org

"Race and New Media": An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Media Conference in Downtown Brooklyn:
keynote speakers: Omar Wasow (Harvard, Blackplanet.com), Joel Rainey (Harvard)

CFP: [Science] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [American] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [20th] Modernist Ecologies (4/30/08; MSA X, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 2:32am
Anne Raine

Douglas Mao has argued that modernism is “foundationally ecological” in
its concern with the material object as a “synecdoche of endangered
nature.” In recent years, a number of scholars have begun to examine
modernist writers’ complex engagements with nature, environment, the
animal, or the object-world. Yet modernism’s ecologies, like its
politics, are embedded in the contradictions of its time in complex ways
that have yet to be fully explored; and the importance of ecology in
literary modernism has yet to be fully recognizedâ€"as indicated by the
absence of a chapter on the subject in handbooks like the recent
Cambridge Companion to American Modernism.
 

CFP: [General] Image and Word Conference (2/1/09; 6/09)

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:14pm
Maurice Geracht

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Abstracts are solicited for An International Word & Image Conference:

Artists' Words & Writers' Images
Les mots de l'artiste, les images de l'écrivain

to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., June 2009.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works.

CFP: [Theory] M/MLA: Celebrity, Reception, and Literary Production

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:51pm
Bonnie Carr O'Neill

P. David Marshall points out that “celebrity is a negotiated ‘terrain’ of
significance.” This panel at the November, 2008, M/MLA is interested in
exploring that “terrain.” We invite papers that investigate authors’ and
audiences’ negotiations of literary meaning in the contested terrain of
celebrity. How does an author’s celebrity affect readers’ interpretations
of his or her works? How does the celebrity author, in turn, attempt to
manage audience’s responses to their works in a culture where reputation
alters interpretation? We welcome papers on British and/or American authors
whose celebrity affected their writing and reception. The period of the

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Celebrity, Reception, and Literary Production

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:48pm
Bonnie Carr O'Neill

P. David Marshall points out that “celebrity is a negotiated ‘terrain’ of
significance.” This panel is interested in exploring that “terrain.” We
invite papers that investigate authors’ and audiences’ negotiations of
literary meaning in the contested terrain of celebrity. How does an
author’s celebrity affect readers’ interpretations of his or her works? How
does the celebrity author, in turn, attempt to manage audience’s responses
to their works in a culture where reputation alters interpretation? We
welcome papers on British and/or American authors whose celebrity affected
their writing and reception. The period of the works covered is less

CFP: [Victorian] Carlyle Conference (Dumfries) 2008 4-7 September

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:03pm
Carol Collins

The Central theme or main contention of this conference is: that since
Carlyle's work is of such great importance to the literature and culture
of the 19th century, and since his responses to the intellectual legacy
of the Enlightenment may be fruitfully related to more recent theoretical
debates and concerns, his work deserves much greater attention within the
wider academic community.

Normally papers will aim to support this central contention at least to
some extent by focusing on any one or more of the topics suggested at the
conference website:

http://www.cc.gla.ac.uk:443/carlyle/index.php

All proposals should be:

UPDATE: [20th] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [18th] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

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