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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Authorship and Auteurism (4/30/2008; MPCA/MACA, 10/3/08-10/5/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:23am
Leonard William Scheibel Jr.

The “Authorship and Auteurism” area of the Midwest Popular Culture
Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals
for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
in Cincinnati, OH.

This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or
authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural
production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are
papers that focus on film authorship reexamining classical auteurist
frameworks pioneered by the French critics of the Cahiers du cinema.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â 2008 RMMLA (Reno, Oct 9-11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 3:20am
Fify Juliana

Deadline extended to Mar 10: Second Language Writing Session â€" 2008 RMMLA
Convention (Reno, NV, Oct 9-11)

Please help circulate:

Call for Papers

Second Language Writing*: Reports of Research and Discussions of Central
Issues in Second/Foreign Language Writing

2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention
Reno, NV, October 9-11

For the time first time ever, a special topic session focusing on Second
Language Writing will be part of the Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, which
will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 9-11 this year
<http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp>.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:44am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [American] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:43am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [20th] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:43am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Gay
masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [Poetry] Poetry/Poetics Panel (3/15/08; PAMLA, 11/07/08-11/08/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 3, 2008 - 12:45am
Brian R. Adler

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

“Poetry & Poetics” session.

Critical papers sought. This is an open call for papers for
the “Poetry/Poetics” Panel. Proposal may address any poetic topic, work,
or theme. Inquiries welcome.

Please send paper title, 50-word abstract, & 500-word proposal by March 15
to session chair, Brian R. Adler: badler_at_uci.edu

All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.

The PAMLA organization’s website has additional conference information:
http://www.pamla.org/2008/

UPDATE: [American] Chris Ware (collection; 3/10/08)

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 11:05pm
David M. Ball

Reminder: Deadline Monday, Mar. 10, 2008

Call for papers for _The Cult of Difficulty: Critical Approaches to the
Comics of Chris Ware_ edited by Martha Kuhlman, Associate Professor of
English at Bryant University, and David M. Ball, Assistant Professor of
English at Dickinson College.

CFP: [Ethnic] Literature and Trauma (Ethnic American and Holocaust Literature): Rocky Mountain MLA (10/9-11/2008)

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 10:40pm
Nancy Van Styvendale

Due Date: March 15, 2008

Conference: Rocky Mountain MLA; Reno, Nevada; October 9-11, 2008.
Panel: Literature and Trauma: Representation and the Aesthetics of Trauma
in Holocaust and Ethnic American Literatures

This is an open call for conference papers (15 minutes) analyzing any
aspect of trauma in Holocaust and/or Ethnic American Literatures.
Submissions with a focus on the representation and/or aesthetics of
trauma are of particular interest, although other topics relating to
trauma are also welcome.

Please send an abstract (250 words or less) or any inquiries to
<nancyv[at]ualberta.ca>.

UPDATE: [Medieval] MLA 2008 - SMFS PANELS - DEADLINE EXTENDED 3/15

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 8:26pm
Jennifer N. Brown

**deadline extended until March 15

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 Gender in Medieval
Anonymous Texts" and "Women Translators and Translating Women in the Middle
Ages.”

Please submit 250 word abstracts by March 15 to Jennifer
Brown at jbrown_at_hartford.edu.

For more information on joining SMFS and receiving our
journal, Medieval Feminist Forum, please see our website
http://www.minotstateu.edu/mff/.

Please x-post this CFP as appropriate.

UPDATE: [20th] Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 8:23pm
Emily Sharpe

The panel will be a part of the 2008 Midwest Modern Languages Association Convention, November
13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Please see http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/ for more
details about the convention.

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UPDATE: [Graduate] Short Story Panel M/MLA 2008

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:57pm
Annette Bahringer

2008 TOPIC:
Fame/Infamy in Short Story Writing: “What makes you so special?”
 
DESCRIPTION : Not limited to just the story, possibilities may include author, situation/inspiration,
or culture. In other words, what makes a story famous? Is it merely the story itself, or does the
author have anything to do with it? Is the story culturally driven or is it just an imaginative story;
what does it have that makes it appealing to the reader? What makes it so special, so great? What
makes it not so great? What of the stories from famous authors that are left behind? This will be the
Short Story Panel of this year's M/MLA: the Good and the Bad. Please interpret as you will.

CFP: [Graduate] Short Story Panel M/MLA 2008

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:57pm
Annette Bahringer

2008 TOPIC:
Fame/Infamy in Short Story Writing: “What makes you so special?”
 
DESCRIPTION : Not limited to just the story, possibilities may include author, situation/inspiration,
or culture. In other words, what makes a story famous? Is it merely the story itself, or does the
author have anything to do with it? Is the story culturally driven or is it just an imaginative story;
what does it have that makes it appealing to the reader? What makes it so special, so great? What
makes it not so great? What of the stories from famous authors that are left behind? This will be the
Short Story Panel of this year's M/MLA: the Good and the Bad. Please interpret as you will.

CFP: [Medieval] Short Story Panel M/MLA 2008

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:57pm
Annette Bahringer

2008 TOPIC:
Fame/Infamy in Short Story Writing: “What makes you so special?”
 
DESCRIPTION : Not limited to just the story, possibilities may include author, situation/inspiration,
or culture. In other words, what makes a story famous? Is it merely the story itself, or does the
author have anything to do with it? Is the story culturally driven or is it just an imaginative story;
what does it have that makes it appealing to the reader? What makes it so special, so great? What
makes it not so great? What of the stories from famous authors that are left behind? This will be the
Short Story Panel of this year's M/MLA: the Good and the Bad. Please interpret as you will.

CFP: [General] Midwest PCA: Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kathryn Edney

The Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular
Culture Association announces a call for papers for its upcoming
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008.

Proposals will be accepted on all aspects of mystery, thriller and
crimefiction (literature, film, television, comics) and are due by April
30, 2008. 100-200 word abstracts and contact information should be sent
to Kathryn Edney via email at tremperk_at_msu.edu.

More information regarding the conference can be found at www.mpcaaca.org.

CFP: [Film] M/MLA Film I: Food in Film, Food as Film

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:08pm
Michelle Parke

CFP: Midwest Modern Language Association
50th Annual M/MLA Convention
November 13-16, 2008

Film I: Food in Film, Food as Film

This panel looks to explore how cinema represents food, eating, and cooking
and how these culinary components also can become film themselves. The
popularity of food television and the growing presence of food, cooking,
and eating in film have pushed for such a consideration. Papers may
analyze such topics as food & film narrative, the use of cinematic
techniques to present food visually, how filmmakers employ food to
foreground issues of nation, identity, economics, etc., or the use of food
as metaphor in cinema.

CFP: [Medieval] M/MLA Film I: Food in Film, Food as Film

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:08pm
Michelle Parke

CFP: Midwest Modern Language Association
50th Annual M/MLA Convention
November 13-16, 2008

Film I: Food in Film, Food as Film

This panel looks to explore how cinema represents food, eating, and cooking
and how these culinary components also can become film themselves. The
popularity of food television and the growing presence of food, cooking,
and eating in film have pushed for such a consideration. Papers may
analyze such topics as food & film narrative, the use of cinematic
techniques to present food visually, how filmmakers employ food to
foreground issues of nation, identity, economics, etc., or the use of food
as metaphor in cinema.

CFP: [Professional] Cross Genres Panel Proposal for 2009 AWP Conference (Feb 11-14, 2009 Chicago)

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:34pm
Bonnie J. Robinson

Cross Genres Panel Proposal for 2009 AWP Conference (Feb 11-14,2009
Chicago). Deadline April 20, 2008. Would like to gather participants for
an AWP Cross Genres Issues panel proposal focusing on integrating creative
writing issues and/or practices in either composition or literature
classes. Since so many teachers of creative writing are expected to teach
composition and, sometimes, surveys of literature, the methods of
integrating cross-genre skills seems of particular interest to creative
writers who want to increase their effectiveness as both teachers and
writers. Some possible topics include: creative nonfiction practices in

CFP: [Film] Journal Nouvelles « vues » sur le cinéma québécois

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 5:12am
Bruno Cornellier

Introducing the new section, Points de « vues » : Explorations, réflexions,
discussions

General Call for Papers â€" Submissions welcome at all times

Nouvelles « vues » sur le cinéma québécois invites researchers, critics,
students, artists and industry practitioners to submit proposals and
original manuscripts on the topic of Quebec media and cinema. The journal,
which publishes theme-based issues, will launch a new supplemental section,
Points de « vues » : Explorations, réflexions, discussions, a platform for
the exchange of ideas geared towards the interests of researchers and
practitioners of Quebec cinema.

CFP: [20th] Call for papers&ndash;&ndash;&quot;Forum on Adorno, Music, and Society&quot; and &quot;Music and/or Text&quot;

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 3:22am
Franklin Cox

Search is a new, peer-reviewed journal focused on the creative arts and culture. Search will
focus upon sharing information about significant new developments in music and the others
arts. Furthermore, Search will exist as a forum for critical and speculative assessments not only
of the work of individual artists and artistic movements, but also of the state of the art form and
its possible roles and responsibilities in society.

CFP: [Cultural&ndash;Historical] Call for papers&ndash;&ndash;&quot;Forum on Adorno, Music, and Society&quot;

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Franklin Cox

Search is a new, peer-reviewed journal focused on the creative arts and culture. Search will
focus upon sharing information about significant new developments in music and the others
arts. Furthermore, Search will exist as a forum for critical and speculative assessments not only
of the work of individual artists and artistic movements, but also of the state of the art form and
its possible roles and responsibilities in society.

CFP: [Victorian] RMMLA Women's Caucus: Female Autonomy

updated: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:52pm
Cheryl Hindrichs

Please join us for the 2008 Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association to be held in Reno, Nevada on October
9-11. This year's Women's Caucus Seminar theme is "Female Autonomy." We
are seeking papers on ‘texts’ from various cultures/periods that discuss
female autonomy - some represent emancipation as an individuation
process, others as a form of indoctrination. How do women (authors and
characters) understand autonomy? Proposals for 15-minute papers are
sought from scholars working in all areas of literature, film, and gender
studies.

CFP: [20th] RMMLA Women's Caucus: Female Autonomy

updated: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:52pm
Cheryl Hindrichs

Please join us for the 2008 Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association to be held in Reno, Nevada on October
9-11. This year's Women's Caucus Seminar theme is "Female Autonomy." We
are seeking papers on ‘texts’ from various cultures/periods that discuss
female autonomy - some represent emancipation as an individuation
process, others as a form of indoctrination. How do women (authors and
characters) understand autonomy? Proposals for 15-minute papers are
sought from scholars working in all areas of literature, film, and gender
studies.

CFP: [Gender Studies] RMMLA Women's Caucus: Female Autonomy

updated: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:52pm
Cheryl Hindrichs

Please join us for the 2008 Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association to be held in Reno, Nevada on October
9-11. This year's Women's Caucus Seminar theme is "Female Autonomy." We
are seeking papers on ‘texts’ from various cultures/periods that discuss
female autonomy - some represent emancipation as an individuation
process, others as a form of indoctrination. How do women (authors and
characters) understand autonomy? Proposals for 15-minute papers are
sought from scholars working in all areas of literature, film, and gender
studies.

CFP: [American] Fictions of Honor and Violence in the Old South (PAMLA)

updated: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:38am
William Etter

        This special session of the November 2008 PAMLA Conference at Pomona College,
Claremont, CA seeks papers that address fictional literary representations of the colonial and
antebellum South as a region and culture characterized by a traditional conflation of codes of
honor and the enactment of violence. Proposals are solicited on antebellum authors like A.B.
Longstreet as well as post-Civil War texts by authors like Mark Twain, George W. Cable, or
Charles Chesnutt,. In addition, twentieth-century treatments of this theme by such authors as
Thomas Dixon, William Faulkner, Margaret Mitchell, or Arna Bontemps are also welcome.

UPDATE: [Graduate] 2008 Simon Fraser University Graduate Conference - Games We Play: Strategies of the Everyday

updated: 
Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:56pm
Marc Acherman

2008 Simon Fraser University Graduate Conference

Games We Play:
Strategies of the Everyday

Dates: May 9th and 10th, 2008
Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Website: www.sfu.ca/~gradconf

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 7th, 2008
Submit to: gradconf_at_sfu.ca

The 2008 SFU graduate conference will investigate how gamesâ€"both as
practices of and metaphors for everyday lifeâ€"“play” for, within or against
dominant ideological discourses. We are seeking papers from graduate
students that address one or more of the following questions:

UPDATE: [20th] Norman Mailer Conference&ndash;&ndash; Papers

updated: 
Friday, February 29, 2008 - 7:21pm
Deborah Martinson

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS
NORMAN MAILER SOCIETY CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 16-19, 2008

Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2008

The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the
Sixth Annual Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in
Provincetown, MA.

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