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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

UPDATE: [Graduate] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Extension (Feb.15)

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:24am
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.

CFP: [Victorian] Dickens and Science (MLA San Francisco 12/27-30/2008)

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:16am
Sally Ledger

Call for Papers for one of two panels at the 2008 MLA, sponsored by the Dickens Project in
partnership with the Dickens Society.

Dickens and Science
Significance of science in the novels; essays on science in /Household
Words /and /All The Year Round/; Dickens and Darwinism; Dickens and
Technology; Dickens and Medicine/Sanitation/Health.

Abstract and brief c.v. by 1 March to Sally Ledger (s.ledger_at_bbk.ac.uk).

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Vulgarity (2008 MLA San Francisco 12/27-30)

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:13am
Elsie Michie

Call for Papers for one of two panels at the 2008 MLA, sponsored by the Dickens Project in
partnership with the Dickens Society.

Victorian Vulgarity
Were the 1800s a “century of vulgarity” as Gilbert Osmond claims? Consider
vulgarity in contexts such as: class and race relations; decorum, taste,
and language use; the body, dirt, sexuality and disgust; assessments of
verbal, visual and performance art.

Abstract and brief c.v. by 1 Mar. to Elsie B. Michie (enmich_at_lsu.edu)

CFP: [20th] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:10pm
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:

CFP: [American] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:10pm
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:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:09pm
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:

CFP: [Collections] CFP: Dash Literary Journal (3/14/08)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 10:06pm
Corrine Jackson

Submission Guidelines

Dash is an annual journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry,
fiction, and criticism that is short, open-ended, and emphatic. In a
world that is focused on the quick and condensed, quality is often
neglected. Our goal at Dash is to seek and nurture authors who can create
a meaningful discourse in a small space. It is our mission to publish
new poetry, fiction and criticism from both established and emerging
writers in the English language.

CFP: [Professional] "Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" (deadline 3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08, RMMLA in Ren

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:17pm
Reid T. Sagara

"Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" session
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) Convention in Reno, Nevada
October 9-11, 2008

The session chair seeks paper proposals that address innovations,
problematics, and/or insights about teaching feminism (or about teaching
as a feminist) in literature, language, cultural studies, or composition
classes. Papers that focus on particular strands of feminism and feminist
theory ("third-world feminisms"; queer feminisms; post-structural
feminism; and others) are especially encouraged.

CFP: [Gender Studies] "Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" (deadline 3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08, RMMLA in R

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:17pm
Reid T. Sagara

"Teaching Feminist Perspectives in the Classroom" session
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) Convention in Reno, Nevada
October 9-11, 2008

The session chair seeks paper proposals that address innovations,
problematics, and/or insights about teaching feminism (or about teaching
as a feminist) in literature, language, cultural studies, or composition
classes. Papers that focus on particular strands of feminism and feminist
theory ("third-world feminisms"; queer feminisms; post-structural
feminism; and others) are especially encouraged.

CFP: [General] Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY; [5/1/08; 10/2-4/08]

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:16pm
Roger Hallas

Visible Memories Conference
Syracuse University
Oct. 2-4, 2008
 
Call for Papers
 
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University
invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the
intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular
focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in
visible, material, or spatial form.
 
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include:
local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and
representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism;

CFP: [Film] Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY; [5/1/08; 10/2-4/08]

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:15pm
Roger Hallas

Visible Memories Conference
Syracuse University
Oct. 2-4, 2008
 
Call for Papers
 
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University
invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the
intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular
focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in
visible, material, or spatial form.
 
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include:
local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and
representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism;

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY; [5/1/08; 10/2-4/08]

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:14pm
Roger Hallas

Visible Memories Conference
Syracuse University
Oct. 2-4, 2008
 
Call for Papers
 
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University
invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the
intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular
focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in
visible, material, or spatial form.
 
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include:
local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and
representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism;

CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on Race and Identity in American Literature for UCR (dis)junctions graduate conference

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 6:39pm
Alicia Cox

RACE AND IDENTITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Contributors are invited to submit critical works that examine issues
surrounding race and identity in any period or genre of American
literature, film, media, etc.

Potential topics include:

National identity, nationalism as race

Conjunctions/disjunctions between race, gender, and socioeconomic status

Constructions/constrictions of racial identity

Notions of race, space, form, and the aesthetic

The non-race: constructing, securing, troubling, and problematizing whiteness

The black-white dyad

Miscegenation: Mestizas, Mulattoes, and other Mixed-"breeds"

Multiculturalism

CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on Empire for UCR (dis)junctions graduate conference

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 6:34pm
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:

Diasporas and migrations: geographic, cultural, ideological, rhetorical,
technological, or other

Reverse colonization: of place, media, or technologies

Imperial borders and language: dominance, discrimination, acculturation,
assimilation

Teaching/subverting imperial ideology: empire, education, and resistant
pedagogy

CFP: [Collections] Student writing guides on major authors

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 4:11pm
Douglas D. Sanders

Facts on File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking authors to write approximately 80,000-word
manuscripts, following established series guidelines, offering strategies
and techniques for writing about a particular author. These are not
critical works but guides for the student, providing interpretive models
and establishing the link between reading classic works then effectively
writing about them. Contributors are sought for the following authors:
Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, Langston Hughes, and Gabriel Garcia
Marquez. The ideal author will have a PhD, broad knowledge of the assigned
author’s life and works, and an ability to write clearly, cleanly, and

CFP: [Graduate] Translation/Transformation Student Conference

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 10:09pm
Jodine Perkins

Translation/Transformation

We are happy to announce an exciting collaboration between The Ohio State
University Folklore Student Association and the Indiana University Folklore
& Ethnomusicology Student Associations. The conference aims to create a
space for graduate and undergraduate students to share their research
within their respective fields as it relates to the study of academic and
vernacular interpretation of everyday life.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 8:27pm
Vickie Willis

CFP (Collection): Don’t Panic!: The Instructor’s Guide to Assignments and Activities for First Year
Composition

I am seeking submissions of first-year composition assignments and activities to be included in
a resource anthology for instructors of first-year composition classes. The goal of this
sourcebook is to provide instructors (first time teachers, adjuncts, grad students, or faculty) with
resources for new assignment ideas, new pedagogical tools, and references for assignments and
classrooms activities.

CFP: [Collections] Collection: Don't Panic!: The Instructor's Guide to Assignments and Activities

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 8:25pm
Vickie Willis

CFP (Collection): Don’t Panic!: The Instructor’s Guide to Assignments and Activities for First Year
Composition

I am seeking submissions of first-year composition assignments and activities to be included in
a resource anthology for instructors of first-year composition classes. The goal of this
sourcebook is to provide instructors (first time teachers, adjuncts, grad students, or faculty) with
resources for new assignment ideas, new pedagogical tools, and references for assignments and
classrooms activities.

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