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CFP: [Theory] Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts, University of Calgary, March 28-30, 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 8:00pm
Richard Brock

Panel session to be held at "Literature and Its Others: Inside, Outside,
and Between the Disciplines"
 
University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference

28-30 March 2008

For more information, please email freeex_at_ucalgary.ca
http://www.english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange (site still in development)

"Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts"

UPDATE: [Graduate] UPDATE

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 7:32pm
Delphine Gras

CALL FOR PAPERS
Conception and Consumption
University of Washington
Graduate Conference for Interdisciplinary Studies

May 8-9, 2008
Speaker: Lois Parkinson Zamora (University of Houston)

UPDATE: [Graduate] Play:Towards a Critical Concept; Deadline extended to February 15th

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:55pm
Annie Moore

Call for papers: Deadline extended to February 15th, 2008.

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the
University of California, Irvine invite submissions for its annual
conference, "Play: Towards a Critical Concept."

Keynote speakers:

Alan Bass is an analyst and a member of the Graduate Faculty at New
School University. He is the author of Interpretation and difference:
the strangeness of care (2006) as well as Difference and disavowal: the
trauma of Eros (2000). He has also translated four books by Jacques
Derrida, including Writing and Difference (1978) and Margins of
Philosophy (1982).

UPDATE: [Theory] Substance of Thought, Cornell University

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 3:47pm
Robert S. Lehman

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its
fourth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:
 
The Substance of Thought: Critical and Pre-Critical

featuring keynote speakers Simon Critchley (The New School for Social
Research) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 10th-12th, 2008
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/trg/conf2008.html

CFP: [Film] Animation, Atomics, and Anticipation (5/1/08; 10/30-11/02/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:10am
Cynthia Miller

Call for Papers
“WHERE IS MY ILLUDIUM PU-36 EXPLOSIVE SPACE MODULATOR?”: ANIMATION,
ATOMICS, AND ANTICIPATION Area
2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second-Round Deadline: 1 May 2008

AREA: Animation, Atomics, and Anticipation

CFP: [General] Illinois Philological Association (IPA) Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:08am
Barbara Cass

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008
 
ILLINOIS PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Twelfth Annual Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and delight in the
quality and diversity of Illinois scholars and writers!

The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students --
abstracts or proposals (300 words) for papers on any aspect of
literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and composition theory or
literary theory.

UPDATE: [American] THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:30pm
Ioana Luca

THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
(RAAS)
Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151

Second Call for Papers

The 2008 RAAS - Fulbright Conference

THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT
Bucharest, 22 - 24 May, 2008

Organizers:
The Romanian Association for American Studies
The Romanian â€" U.S. Fulbright Commission

UPDATE: [International] THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:30pm
Ioana Luca

THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
(RAAS)
Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151

Second Call for Papers

The 2008 RAAS - Fulbright Conference

THE SENSE OF AMERICA: HISTORIES INTO TEXT
Bucharest, 22 - 24 May, 2008

Organizers:
The Romanian Association for American Studies
The Romanian â€" U.S. Fulbright Commission

CFP: [Graduate] Santa Barbara French Graduate Conference 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:15pm
Pierre Francois BRAS

Call for papers

"Humanism, Human Rights, and Ethics in
French and Francophone Studies"

The 9th Annual UC Santa Barbara-UC Irvine
Graduate Conference in French and Francophone Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
May 8-10, 2008

We encourage submissions from all areas and periods of French Studies,
including literature, poetry, music, theater, linguistics, history,
cultural studies, philosophy, film, and the visual art, from the Medieval
period to the present.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, literary and artistic
representations of:

CFP: [Science] Graduate Education in Medical Humanities: Models and Methods

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 9:24pm
Donna

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Institute for the Medical
Humanities and the 20th anniversary of its Medical Humanities Graduate
Program, the Institute for the Medical Humanities proudly presents
the "Graduate Education in Medical Humanities: Models and Methods"
conference, March 6-9, 2008, Galveston, Texas.

The conference will provide a rare opportunity for faculty,
administrators, and students of programs throughout the world to come
together to investigate the questions that characterize this evolving
field of graduate education; to discuss their work; and to share models
and methods of successful programs.

CFP: [Romantic] Companion to Literary Romanticism (collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 5:30pm
Andrew Maunder

Companion to Literary Romanticism (reference work)

Contributors - teachers or graduate students - are sought for the above
reference book published by Facts on File (New York). The book is due for
publication in 2009) which aims to cover British and European works from
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."

Subjects include:
Author biographies and bibliographies (Blake, Wordsworth Byron etc, as
well as lesser-known male and female writers)
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.

UPDATE: [Film] Wild Eye

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 12:25pm
Mark Goodall

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Wild Eye:

Experimental Film Studies

  
In order to break what Robert B. Ray defines as the 'path dependency' of
contemporary film studies, radically new or reinvented forms of writing
are urgently required. In the words of Bela Balazs 'it will be an
inspiring theory that will fire the imagination of future seekers for new
worlds and creators of new arts'.

 

Proposals are thus invited for a new edited collection and a one-day
symposium intended to promote experimental approaches to the analysis of
film. Contributions are particularly welcome from individuals or groups
outside of academia. The collection will be unapologetically fragmentary.

 

UPDATE: [Victorian] Bric-a-Brac 2008: Victorian Culture, Commodities and Curios

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 12:01pm
Jennifer Sattaur

Bric-à-Brackery 2008:
Victorian Culture, Commodities and Curios
University of Aberystwyth
28th â€" 29th July

bric-à-brac, (n): Old curiosities of artistic character, knick-knacks,
antiquarian odds-and-ends, such as old furniture, plate, china, fans,
statuettes, and the like (OED)

Derived from the French for ‘at random’, the phrase 'bric-à-brac' was
first introduced to the English language in 1840 by Thackeray who
used it to describe a visit to the Palace of Versailles. The purpose of
this conference is to use Thackeray’s expression to debate the nature
of the impact of the curious, exotic and downright odd on Victorian
literature and culture.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity? deadline extension

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:55am
Lucy Fife

Authenticity?
Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media
Friday 11 April 2008
Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for postgraduates run by postgraduates at the
Department of Film, Theatre and Television welcomes proposals that interrogate and put
pressure on the idea of ‘authenticity’ in film, theatre, television and new media.

The following themes and sample issues are central but not exclusive:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 10:28pm
Peggy A. Russo

John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Multi-disciplinary, academic symposium.
Content areas: John Brown's plan, John Brown and Frederick Douglass,
Events leading up to the raid, Individual raiders, Survivors of the raid,
the Secret Six, the trial, Press coverage of the raid, Lincoln's
response, Responses in the North and/or the South, Governor Wise,
Political responses to the raid.
Submissions: 300 word proposals by 15 January 2009.
Conference dates: 13-17 October 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Plenary Speakers Include: Dr. David Blight, Dr. Spencer Crew, Dr. Paul
Finkelman.

CFP: [Gender Studies] The Future of Bisexuality

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 6:34pm
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati

CFP: [Medieval] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 6:34pm
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
 
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
 
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly and research-oriented
essays that explore potential theoretically or empirically understood connections and
intersections between bisexuality and queer theory.

CFP: [Gender Studies] "Goddeses in World Culture"

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 6:14pm
Patricia Monaghan

For a three-volume set to be issued by Praeger in 2009, essays on speciific
goddesses and their significance in art, literature, medicine, or other areas. Essays
on goddesses of Asia, Africa and the Americas especially sought. Contact editor
for complete information.

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 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
            cfp_at_english.upenn.edu
             more information at
         http://cfp.english.upenn.edu
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Received on Mon Jan 21 2008 - 13:14:59 EST

CFP: [Religion] "Goddeses in World Culture"

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 6:14pm
Patricia Monaghan

For a three-volume set to be issued by Praeger in 2009, essays on speciific
goddesses and their significance in art, literature, medicine, or other areas. Essays
on goddesses of Asia, Africa and the Americas especially sought. Contact editor
for complete information.

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 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
            cfp_at_english.upenn.edu
             more information at
         http://cfp.english.upenn.edu
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Received on Mon Jan 21 2008 - 13:14:43 EST

UPDATE: [20th] virginia woolf

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 5:39pm
jeanne dubino

Virginia Woolf and the Literary Marketplace
Edited volume
Call for Papers

CFP: [Gender Studies] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â 11/9/2008)

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 4:44pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Theatre] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â 11/9/2008)

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 4:43pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

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