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CFP: [American] Nineteenth-Century American Sentimentalism Collection (September 19, 2008)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 6:10pm
Dr. Earl Yarington

Chapter-length submissions are invited for a collection of articles on
nineteenth-century American sentimentalism in the novel, short fiction,
sketch, autobiography, and poetry. Our interests include, but are not
limited to, sentimentalism as a negative or positive attribute within
individual works; differences in individual authors’ construction and use
of sentiment within their works; differences in male and female authors’
construction and use of sentiment; cross-gender and interracial dialogue;
sentimentalism in the captivity, slave, or conversion narrative;
sentimentalism and social criticism; blurrings or distinctions between
empathy and sentiment that are fresh and original; types of

CFP: [International] Just Images- Ethics and the Cinematic

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:46pm
Film.and.television.studies.Dept._at_sas.upenn.edu, Tel.Aviv@sas.upenn.edu, IL

Film and television studies conference call for papers
Tel Aviv, Israel
CFP deadline: February 1, 2008
Conference dates: June 3-5, 2008
 

Just Images
Ethics and the Cinematic

“Ce n’est pas une image juste, c’est juste une image” â€" Jean-Luc Godard

CFP: [Children] Religion in Children's and YA Fiction

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:16pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

CFP: Religion in Children's and YA Fiction,
for a panel that will be proposed for the
2008 Children's Literature Association Conference,
Normal,IL, June 12-15

The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2007

We are seeking scholarship on religion in Children's and Young Adult
fiction, where religion is used as a major plot element and/or where
characters are shown examining their own religion or experiencing
religion in a particular way. We will consider papers that enter into
critical/theoretical discussions of texts.

Please email one-page abstracts to Jennifer M. Miskec at jennifer.miskec
at cnu.edu and June Cummins at jcummins at mail.sdsu.edu

CFP: [Children] Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:13pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

SAMLA 2008
Children's Literature Discussion Circle
Deadline for abstracts: March 11, 2008

Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

This panel seeks scholarship on the various uses of bathroom imagery in
Children's and Adolescent Literature. Whether it involves action that
takes place within the bathroom setting or bathroom humor that takes
place outside, we seek submissions that examine a wide range of topics
such as ribald humor on bodily functions, discussions of bodily science,
the dangers of the bathroom/locker room, or simply toilet training
manuals. Any critical/theoretical approach is welcome.

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and Disability

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:12pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

"Disability Issues in Children's and Young Adult Literature"
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

CFP: [American] Willliam Faulkner Society panels: ALA and MLA

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 2:58pm
John T. Matthews

The William Faulkner Society

Calls for papers for two panels each at the American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 22-25, 2008) and the Modern
Language Association Conference also in San Francisco (December 27-30,
2008).

We encourage submissions of 250 word abstracts for individual papers or
proposals of entire panels on open topics for either conference.
Deadline for ALA submissions: January 15, 2008. Deadline for MLA
submissions: March 1, 2008. Proposals should be sent to John T.
Matthews, President, The Faulkner Society, Boston University, Department
of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 or jtmattws_at_bu.edu.
Electronic submissions preferred.

UPDATE: [International] Novel and Its Borders (UK) (2/01/07; 7/08/08-7/10/08)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:58pm
Abigail Smith

**The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 1 February
2008.**

"The Novel and its Borders"

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/
novel.conference_at_abdn.ac.uk

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders will engage with the novel in all
its aspects, material and theoretical, from the 18th to the 21st century.

CFP: [Film] New Nightmares: Issues and themes in Contemporary Horror Cinema and Horror Film Criticism

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 11:25am
Emily Brick

NEW NIGHTMARES:
Issues and themes in Contemporary Horror Cinema and Horror Film Criticism

An international conference at Manchester Metropolitan University 3-4
April 2008

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Jay McRoy (University of Wisconsin)
Julian Petley (Brunel University)

Horror has been an area that has been at the forefront of a number of
shifts within film studies, in particular the study of consumption,
audiences and the industrial production of cinema. In light of this, this
international conference, jointly organised by Manchester Metropolitan
University and The University of Salford will promote dialogue and
discussion around two areas:

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reception and Diaspora Conference Sept3-5 2008

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 11:02am
Bethan Benwell

                CALL FOR PAPERS

Reading After Empire: Local, Global and Diaspora Audiences

An international conference to be hosted by the University of Stirling,
Scotland
3-5 September 2008

How should we read colonial and postcolonial texts? Is reading an act of
resistance, or the domestication of difference? Does postcolonial studies
posit an ‘ideal reader’? What (if anything) are the differences between
local, national and transnational audiences? How can we ever adequately
interpret the imperial archive?

CFP: [Ethnic] 10th Annual Grian Conference, March 14-15, 3008

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:03am
Elizabeth Gilmartin

Cosmopolitical Ireland
Call for Papers
The Tenth Annual GRIAN Conference
Glucksman Ireland House New York University
One Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2008

CFP: [American] â"Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literatureâ (ALA; 5/22-5/25/08)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:47am
Marit J. MacArthur

Call For Papers: “Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literature” (ALA;
5/22-5/25/08)

American Literature Association annual conference
San Francisco, CA
May 22-25, 2008

Paper proposals are invited on any work of postwar U.S. literature
concerned with the experience and representation of passenger flight.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Tourism
- Globalization
- Internal Migration
- Immigration
- Exile
- Long-distance commuting
- Media/mediation on-board
- In-flight food studies
- First class/coach/business class, etc.
- Landscape meditation
- Aerial perception
- Terrorism

CFP: [Ethnic] Cultures in Transit

updated: 
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 9:48pm
Dr Terry Phillips

CALL FOR PAPERS

LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY â€" JEAN MOULIN UNIVERSITY, LYON

CULTURES IN TRANSIT

Liverpool
18th-21st JULY 2008

 
The inaugural conference of the International Institute for Transcultural
and Diasporic Studies will take place in Liverpool, Europe’s Capital of
Culture, in 2008. Future conferences will alternate between Liverpool
Hope University and Jean Moulin University, Lyon.

UPDATE: [African-American] Conference on African American Women's Language

updated: 
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:47pm
Sonja L. Lanehart

Announcing the African American Women's Language Conference '08, March 7-
8, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by
Dr. Sonja L. Lanehart, Brackenridge Endowed Chair, Professor of English
and Linguistics, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Panel topics include Variation in AAWL including Caribbean Languages,
AAWL and Racial Identity, AAWL in/and Literature, AAWL in Education,
Society, and Popular Culture.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Invisible Culture: Archive of the Future/Future of the Archive (journal; 12/20/07)

updated: 
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 4:26pm
Aviva Dove-Viebahn

Call for Papers: Invisible Culture

Invisible Culture, Issue 12, The Archive of the Future/The Future of the
Archive: Spring 2008

Guest Editors: Aubrey Anable, Aviva Dove-Viebahn and April Miller

Deadline for completed papers and manuscripts: December 20, 2007

Submissions and inquiries should be sent, via email, to
ivcarchiveissue_at_gmail.com.

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CFP: [Gender Studies] Assuming Gender

updated: 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 11:37am
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Assuming Gender
An International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Venue: Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, Newtown, Wales.
Date: 27-29 May 2008

Organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Cardiff University, Wales, UK

Plenary Speakers
Professor Krishna Sen (Calcutta)
Second to be confirmed

Call for Papers

• ‘To adopt, choose, elect, to some position’
• ‘To take upon oneself, put on (a garb, aspect, form, or
character)’
• ‘To lay claim to, appropriate, arrogate, usurp’
• ‘To take for granted as the basis of argument or action’

CFP: [Graduate] Assuming Gender

updated: 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 11:36am
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Assuming Gender
An International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Venue: Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, Newtown, Wales.
Date: 27-29 May 2008

Organised by the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Cardiff University, Wales, UK

Plenary Speakers
Professor Krishna Sen (Calcutta)
Second to be confirmed

Call for Papers

• ‘To adopt, choose, elect, to some position’
• ‘To take upon oneself, put on (a garb, aspect, form, or
character)’
• ‘To lay claim to, appropriate, arrogate, usurp’
• ‘To take for granted as the basis of argument or action’

CFP: [Graduate] 2008 Pacific Rim Conference of Literature and Rhetoric

updated: 
Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 3:40am
Clare Chesher and Laura Eidam

“Evolving Intertextualities: Voices, Visions, and Virtualities”

March 28-29, 2008
University of Alaska Anchorage

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Bruce McComiskey, University of Alabama, specialist in rhetoric and
composition, classical rhetoric, and
professional writing. Author of Teaching Composition as a Social Process
and Gorgias and the New Sophistic Rhetoric.

Dr. Lisa Surridge, University of Victoria, specialist in Victorian Studies,
with a particular focus on the relation
between gender studies and the Victorian novel. Author of Bleak Houses:
Marital Violence and Victorian Fiction.

CFP: [General] Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:18pm
Andreas Jahn-Sudmann

The call for papers for the new, international, peer-reviewed online
journal "Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture" is now open.
Submissions are expected to be in English and to include full papers plus
abstracts. Please note that we can only consider papers which have not been
previously published and which are not under consideration for another
journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
For further specificiation of submission guidelines please consult
http://www.eludamos.org
<http://www.eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/information/authors>

CFP: [International] GREAT WRITING: CREATIVE WRITING (international)

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 4:03pm
Prof. Graeme Harper

  
Great Writing 2008
 
Commending:
Rewards; Appreciation;

Canon.
Defending:

Academia; Expression;
Censorship.

Offending:
Ethics; Morality;
Aesthetics.

The eleventh Annual International Conference for Creative Writing will take
place on 27th-29th June 2008, at the new National Institute for Excellence
in Creative Industries (NIECI) building, overlooking the Menai Straits
in beautiful North Wales. All suggestions for presentations (1 person), or
panels (3 people), are very welcome. Ideas for critical presentations might
include papers relating to:

UPDATE: [American] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 4:00pm
Dannette Ewers

Call For Papers:
MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas
February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations is inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American and other societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

UPDATE: [Theory] Reminder-The Limits of Love: Psychoanalysis Conference at Cornell University

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 1:40pm
Rebecca Colesworthy

The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites
submissions for its upcoming conference:

“The Limits of Love: From Eros to Ethics in Psychoanalysis”

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Renata Salecl, Centennial Professor of Law, London School of Economics,
and author of (Per)versions of Love and Hate, The Spoils of Freedom:
Psychoanalysis and Feminism After the Fall of Socialism, and On Anxiety

March 7-8, 2008
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

CFP: [Collections] Special Issue: Documents and Interpretation ((Vol. 34, April 2008)

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 2:39am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

In the area of humanities, a central role is often awarded to the
interpretation of documents of various kinds. Theories of the document
and the archive long enjoy a scholarly standing and posses a
systematicity of their own. The interpretation and organization of
documents, through a process of theoretic reflection, gives birth
to “philosophical hermeneutics” and “archaeology of knowledge” in the
contemporary world.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:18pm
Katharina Erhard

CfP Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and
Perspectives: We are seeking articles for a forthcoming book on the
transnational dimensions of the production and reception of visual
representations of Native Americans from the colonial times to the 21st
century. The Indian as image, stereotype, icon, and metaphor was fabricated
in a transnational context and needs to be read within the respective
cultural, historical, and political contexts. The perspective can include
the cultural function and usage of both American visuals in Europe and
visuals produced in Europe for European and/or American audiences. For more

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