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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:28am
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [20th] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:27am
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Victorian] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:26am
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Theory] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:25am
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [20th] RMMLA: Chuck Palahniuk â Beyond Fight Club

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 11:59pm
Christina Angel

This open session seeks papers on Chuck Palahniuk’s novels for the 2008 RMMLA conference in
Reno, Nevada (9-11 October). Proposals may include discussion of Fight Club, but topics that
focus Palahniuk’s other novels are preferred. Innovative approaches to the literary landscape of
Palahniuk’s writing are especially encouraged, and in the spirit of his work, daring, edgy, and
controversial topics are most welcome.

Please send a 200-word abstract to Christina Angel at cangel_at_du.edu by 1 March 2008 for
consideration. All submissions should be in Word format, or included in the body of your email.

Further details may be located at www.rmmla.org.

CFP: [Collections] A Companion to Malcolm Arnold

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 11:27pm
Dr. Raphael D. Thoene

A Companion to Malcolm Arnold

Proposals are invited for A Companion to Malcolm Arnold, a collection of
musicological, music-theoretical and aesthetic essays on the British
composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). The book is scheduled to be
published towards the end of 2008.

CFP: [American] Diana Abu-Jaber

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 10:16pm
Ibis Gomez-Vega

CALL for PAPERS

for a collection of critical articles on the work of

Diana Abu-Jaber

Edited by: Ibis Gómez-Vega & Deborah DeRosa

We are soliciting articles on Diana Abu-Jaber’s work, including her fiction
and non-fiction. We are particularly interested in examining how her work
fits within the American literary tradition.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

All work must be in Microsoft Word and double-spaced. It must also adhere
to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style guidelines. Papers should
be 15-25 pages long.

DEADLINE for ABSTRACTS: May 20, 2008

CFP: [Theatre] LGBTQ Theatre / Debut Panel ATHE

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 9:16pm
Jordan Schildcrout

Call For Papers: Debut Panel
LGBT Theatre / ATHE

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre Focus Group of the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for
its Debut Panel from scholars who have not yet presented at a national
conference. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2008.

CFP: [General] Delta Blues Symposium XIV

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 7:04pm
Thomas Williams

The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University
(Jonesboro campus) announces its fourteenth annual Delta Blues Symposium,
to be held 27-29 March 2008. The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XIV is
Sense of Place. Presentations are encouraged from scholars and students
of the humanities and social sciencesâ€"especially anthropology, art
history, economics, folklore studies, geography, history, literature,
musicology, political science, and sociology. As well, we seek
contributions from scholars and students of the physical and natural
sciences.
        
        It should be emphasized that though we especially encourage

CFP: [20th] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored panel) March 1 deadline

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:45pm
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

CFP: [General] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored panel) March 1 deadline

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:45pm
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

UPDATE: [Victorian] Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:11pm
Anna Barton

Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing
16th -17th June 2008

Keynote Speakers: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia),
Professor Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester), Professor David
Vincent (Open University) and Professor Colin Cruise (University of
Wales, Aberystwyth).

Keele University solicits submissions for a two-day conference to be held
in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its Victorian Studies Programme.

UPDATE: [Children] Young Adult Literature and Blood

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:51pm
Jennifer Miskec

CFP: Critical Perspectives on YA Literature, Culture, and Blood (REVISED)

At the intersection of a number of YA texts is blood. Naturally or supernaturally, self-inflicted
or due to trauma, literally and metaphorically, teen blood is shed in a variety of ways and for a
variety of purposes in stories written for a teen audience. We are seeking articles for a proposed
collection that connect with their consideration of teen blood in YA literature and culture. We
are especially interested in critical examinations of contemporary YA texts and genres that have
yet to receive much critical attention.

CFP: [Renaissance] Milton (3/1/08; RMMLA, 10/9/08-10/11/08)

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:17pm
William.John.SIlverman_at_sas.upenn.edu,

This is a Special Topic Session at the 2008 RMMLA conference, to be held in
Reno, Nevada. The conference will run from 9 October to 11 October 2008.
Papers may concern any aspect of Milton.

Send a 200-300 word abstract to William John Silverman, Jr.
(wsilverman_at_fsu.edu) by 1 March 2008 for consideration.

Hard copies of submissions may be sent to:

William John Silverman, Jr.
Department of English
Florida State University
405 Williams Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580

Details can be found at www.rmmla.org.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:52pm
Kathryn Edney

The Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) announces its updated call for papers for
the "Music Theatre/Dance Emerging Scholarship Panel", now known as
the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music
Theatre/Dance" for the 2008 ATHE conference in Denver, CO (July 31 -
August 3, 2008). Dr. Bob Schanke, distinguished scholar and author of
numerous books including *Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American
Theater History*, will serve as the respondent for this panel.

CFP: [International] Re-Imagining Revolution

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 2:50pm
Dr. Laurence Davis

Call for Papers for Panels/Publication on “Re-Imagining Revolution”

1st Anarchist Studies Network Conference

4th-6th September, 2008 (Confirmed)

Department of Politics, IR, and European Studies, Loughborough
University, UK

CFP: [20th] Collection on comics and graphic novels

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 10:16am
Dan Hassler-Forest

Over the course of the past two years, there has been a marked increase of academic interest in
comic books and graphic novels, from a cultural theory perspective as well as from the fields of
media studies and literature. However, there have been surprisingly few book-length studies on
this topic published from any of these disciplinary perspectives. Hence, while Scott McCloud’s
groundbreaking book Understanding Comics raised public and academic interest in this under-
theorized and challenging medium, and helped to theorize the medium-specific qualities of
sequential pictorial narratives, his book suspends the question of how specific disciplinary
perspectives might be engaged.

CFP: [20th] Lawrence Durrell Society, 15th biannual conference :: 1-5 July 2008

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:26am
James Gifford

On Miracle Ground XV (2008)
Call for Papers

LAWRENCE Durrell: A Writer at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/parisXV.htm

July 1st - 5th, 2008
Université Paris X - Nanterre
CREE (CREA EA 370)

In partnership with the l'Université Toulouse Le Mirail, l'Université Paris
XII, Louisiana Tech University, University of Victoria, University of
Arkansas, and the International Lawrence Durrell Society

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the
fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true arts and science."
Albert Einstein, "What I believe" 1930

CFP: [Travel] TRAVEL WRITING, SPIRIT OF PLACE, & DISCOVERY OF SELF :: 1-6 June 2008

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:23am
James Gifford

 CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

TRAVEL WRITING, SPIRIT OF PLACE, & DISCOVERY OF SELF
1-6 June 2008

WEBSITE: http://www.durrell-school-corfu.org/
POSTER: http://www.durell-school-corfu.org/cfp2008_tw.pdf

The Durrell School of Corfu will host an international seminar and writers'
feedback forum on "Travel Writing, Spirit of Place and Discovery of Self"
at its Library and Study Centre, 1-6 June, 2008, in the company of
distinguished guest-author Jan Morris, OBE, and Dr. Mark Morris.

RATIONALE:

CFP: [American] Eugenics in American History and Culture (1/24; ALA 5/22-25)

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:04am
Christina Mar

The Society for the Study of Mixed Race invites paper submissions on all
aspects of eugenics in American history and culture for a panel to take
place at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (details
below). Widely influential in early 20th century America, eugenic thought
informed anti-miscegenation laws, anti-immigration movements,
intelligence theories, etc. Witnessing Nazi atrocities ostensibly stemmed
the eugenic tide in the U.S., but recent scholarship suggests eugenics,
in the forms of discriminatory birth control practices and technologies
introduced by the science of human genetics (cloning, screening,
engineering), remains a powerful current in contemporary American

CFP: [General] Technologies Issue: Women's Studies Quarterly

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:17am
Stacie McCormick

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies have
reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, create, and
perceive the self, the body and the community. This special issue of WSQ
invites feminist work that considers the concept of technology, conceived
broadly, and explores the multiple technologies --whether high-tech or
low-tech, futuristic, contemporary, or historical â€" that are influencing us.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Technologies Issue: Women's Studies Quarterly

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:11am
Stacie McCormick

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies have
reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, create, and
perceive the self, the body and the community. This special issue of WSQ
invites feminist work that considers the concept of technology, conceived
broadly, and explores the multiple technologies --whether high-tech or
low-tech, futuristic, contemporary, or historical â€" that are influencing us.

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