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UPDATE: [Theatre] ATHE PSFG Emerging Scholarsâ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement (2/15/08)

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 12:18pm
Louise Owen

CFP: Performance Studies Focus Group ATHE, 31 July-3 August 2008
Emerging Scholars’ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of
Engagement

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its
Emerging Scholars’ Panel. The theme of the conference is Difficult
Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement, and it takes place at the
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado from 31 July to 3 August 2008.

CFP: [General] Art and Commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:24am
Charlotte Gould

The University of Rennes 2, France, will be organising an international conference on Art and Commerce
on April 23d and 24th 2009. An abstract and a short biographical note should be submitted to
charlotte Gould, c.gould_at_wanadoo.fr and Sophie Mesplede sophie.mesplede_at_uhb.fr

Art and commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

CFP: [Theory] Final Call for Papers - Is There a Human in this Text?

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 9:52am
Dr Andy Mousley

Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism

A one-day conference hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
July 11, 2008

• Does English need re-humanising? What form might this take?
• Has English ever entirely broken away from its humanist roots?
• Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to
skills killed off literature’s existential significance?
• Is the traditional vocabulary of humanism exhausted and in need of
reinvention?

Key Speakers
Ewan Fernie, Royal Holloway, University of London
Simon Palfrey, Brasenose College, Oxford
Jeff Wallace, University of Glamorgan

CFP: [Victorian] Scottish Gothic

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:07am
Martyn Colebrook

15-20 minute papers are invited on the topic of the Gothic within
Scottish literature. All periods and authors are of interest.

MLA San Francisco 2008

1 page abstracts with vitae by March 1
Martyn.Colebrook_at_english.hull.ac.uk

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CFP: [20th] Scottish Gothic

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:07am
Martyn Colebrook

15-20 minute papers are invited on the topic of the Gothic within
Scottish literature. All periods and authors are of interest.

MLA San Francisco 2008

1 page abstracts with vitae by March 1
Martyn.Colebrook_at_english.hull.ac.uk

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UPDATE: [20th] Teaching Hemingway's Posthumous Works (3/10/08; 2008 MLA)

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 3:26am
Suzanne del Gizzo

Teaching Hemingway's Posthumous Works* (3/10/08; 2008 MLA)
MLA in San Francisco, December 27-30, 2008

*Correction to the panel title. The initial post accidentally
read "Posthumous Novels." We will consider proposals that address all of
the posthumous works.

UPDATE: [American] Teaching Hemingway's Posthumous Works (3/10/08; 2008 MLA)

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 3:25am
Suzanne del Gizzo

Teaching Hemingway's Posthumous Works* (3/10/08; 2008 MLA)
MLA in San Francisco, December 27-30, 2008

*Correction to the panel title. The initial post accidentally
read "Posthumous Novels." We will consider proposals that address all of
the posthumous works.

CFP: [20th] MSA X Panel Participants

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 2:28am
Heather Lusty

 â€œWriting it Like it Is: Observations from the Outposts”
Foregrounded issues at MSA X include transnational and international
aesthetic interaction, mass media (print, radio, phonography, etc), media
in various colonial and anti-colonial projects, and war, among others.
This panel aspires to new perspectives on the intersection between
journalism, autobiography/travel-writing, and modern cynicism in the post-
WWI literary era. Papers are welcome which take a comparative view of
authors/works who translate their careers into literary (and very often
comedic) invectives of communication, journalism, and/or politics on a
global scale. Please send proposed paper titles/brief (100 word) author

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Tenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 1:15am
Michael Mayne

The Tenth Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group

March 27-29, 2008

Whither Culture?: Toward Histories, Futures, Theories, and Productions of
the Social

Keynote Speakers: Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Andrew Ross, and
Sergio Vega

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
March 27-29, 2008

CFP: [Theory] 2008 MLA: J. R. Ackerley's Back (3/15)

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Friday, February 1, 2008 - 12:03am
Helena Gurfinkel

MLA 2008: San Francisco, CA

J. R. Ackerley’s Back. Theoretical (esp. post-colonial, queer, narrative-
and-genre-related) investigations of the work of the Bloomsbury ally,
writer/ playwright, BBC editor, and activist. Theatre- and animal-
literature-themed submissions also considered. 250-word proposals by 15
Mar.; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

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CFP: [Gender Studies] 2008 MLA: J. R. Ackerley's Back

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:54pm
Helena Gurfinkel

2008 MLA Convention, San Francisco, CA

J. R. Ackerley’s Back. Theoretical (esp. post-colonial, queer, narrative-
and-genre-related) investigations of the work of the Bloomsbury ally,
writer/ playwright, BBC editor, and activist. Theatre- and animal-
literature-themed submissions also considered. 250-word proposals by 15
Mar.; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Presenters must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

CFP: [20th] MLA 2008: J. R. Ackerley's Back

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:51pm
Helena Gurfinkel

MLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 2008
 
J. R. Ackerley's Back. Theoretical (esp. post-colonial, queer, narrative-
and-genre-related) investigations of the work of the Bloomsbury ally,
writer/ playwright, BBC editor, and activist. Theatre- and animal-
literature-themed submissions also considered. 250-word proposals by 15
Mar.; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

CFP: [Theatre] Catholic Theatre Conference

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:27pm
Kevin Wetmore

2008 Catholic Theatre Conference

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2008

UPDATE: [American] Norwich University's Conference on Northern New England Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 9:25pm
Kathleen McDonald

Deadline extended to 2/15/08
CFP: Norwich University English Studies Conference on Northern New
England Literature (2/15/08; 4/5/08)

Submissions are invited for individual papers or panels on writers of any
genre from Northern New England (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont) or
writings about Northern New England.
This conference seeks to explore the very rich literary tradition of the
Northern half of New England.

CFP: [American] âDivided We Stand; United We Fallâ: Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 9:23pm
Silke Hackenesch

Graduate School of North American Studies
Freie Universität, Berlin

Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2008.

In collaboration with the Department of American and Canadian Studies and
the Centre
for US Foreign Policy, Media, and Culture, The University of Birmingham;
the William Jefferson Clinton Institute for American Studies, University
College, Dublin; and the Department of American Studies, University of Bonn

The third in a series of annual international seminars, this conference is
designed to bring together leading scholars and top graduate students from
around the world to discuss “America” in historical and contemporary contexts.

CFP: [Religion] SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 8:43pm
Rebecca Dark

The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites papers or 500 word
abstracts on any topic addressing the intersection of Christianity and
Literature for the 2008 SCMLA convention to be held in San Antonio, TX
November 6-8, 2008. Please send submissions to rebeccad_at_dbu.edu by March
14, 2008. Participants must be members of SCMLA for program listing and
receipt of convention materials.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/1 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 6:39pm
Katie O. Arosteguy

Send 250-word abstracts of presentation paper ideas to karosteguy_at_wsu.edu along with a brief bio
and contact information.

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CFP: [American] MLA Special Session: Representations of the Body in Modernist Fiction

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:30pm
Laura Tanner

This proposed MLA special session will focus on the body as a site for
negotiating theoretical, narrative and cultural tensions in American and
British fiction between the world wars. Topics might include the role of
the body in considering the relationship between subject and object;
disabled bodies; bodies of war; the body and technology; reproductive
bodies; the relationship between fictional bodies and their counterparts
in advertising, popular culture, painting, photography or film; the body
in pain; the experiential body and the sensory world; the body and space;
nationhood and the body. Send 500-word abstracts and a short c.v. by

CFP: [20th] MLA Special Session: Representations of the Body in Modernist Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:25pm
Laura Tanner

This proposed MLA special session will focus on the body as a site for
negotiating theoretical, narrative and cultural tensions in American and
British fiction between the world wars. Topics might include the role of
the body in considering the relationship between subject and object;
disabled bodies; bodies of war; the body and technology; reproductive
bodies; the relationship between fictional bodies and their counterparts
in advertising, popular culture, painting, photography or film; the body
in pain; the experiential body and the sensory world; the body and space;
nationhood and the body. Send 500-word abstracts and a short c.v. by

CFP: [International] WRITING THE SELF â MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:20pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

1st CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

“WRITING THE SELF â€" MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL
IN THE CULTURAL TEXT”

The 10th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of
Bucharest will be held between 5 â€" 7 June, 2008.
        
Papers are invited in the following areas:
· British and Commonwealth Literatures
· American Literature
· Cultural Studies

Please note that the papers should address the following general topics:
self and authenticity; the (de)construction of the self; self and
(multiple) identities; pathologies of the self; the self in the
information/ consumer age.

Possible topics:

CFP: [Medieval] Special Issue: Postmodern Myth: Individuality vs. Subjectivity (Vol. 36, October 2008)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:40am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

After three hundred years of modernization, the west has been proclaimed
as having developed into the new era of postmodern. It signified another
great change in human society. In contrast to the emphasis of
rationality or subjectivity of modernization, this new era seems to
uphold individuality, including the relentless pursue of individual
freedom, self-determination, and refuses to be subjected by the values of
the nation or society. It sometimes acts quite remarkably irrational and
heralds that everything goes! It comes close to extreme irrational,
irresponsible and radical liberal individualism. Is postmodern a new
mileage of human development? A new era? A brave new world after the

CFP: [Collections] Special Issue: Region and Culture (Including Society)(Vol. 35, July 2008)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:38am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

The main theme of this issue is regional culture and society with
emphasis on the culture development, characteristics, transformation and
social changes of a region. It includes topics of a region such as its
ethnicity, religion, literature, philosophy, arts, economics, material
life, social class structure, power network, and international
relationship, and how they shape the cultures, social activities,
meanings, exchanges and competitions of the region. The problem may also
be discussed from an inter-regional perspective to compare the difference
between regional cultures and societies, or to analyze the impacts of the
transposition of a regional culture and how it inherits and is

UPDATE: [Theory] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Changed

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:31am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Changed

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:28am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

UPDATE: [Science] New Directions in Critical Theory Conference––Deadline Changed

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:27am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

UPDATE: [Cultural–Historical] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Update

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:26am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

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