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CFP: [Travel] Travel Writing: Borders & Crossings 10th Anniversary Conference

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:45pm
Jacqueline Dutton

The Borders & Crossings / Seuils et Traverses Bilingual Conference will be held on 16-19 July
2008 at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

We welcome papers on a wide range of topics related to travel writing and tourism studies and
encourage participants from a variety of disciplines, including cultural geography, anthropology,
history, literature and the creative arts.

In addition to the academic programme, there will be public events involving presentations by
travel editors and authors of travel writing. A travel writing workshop is also envisaged as an
optional event open to the public as well as conference attendees and participants.

CFP: [Victorian] The Brontë and the Idea of Influence

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 8:49pm
Elise OUVRARD

In March 2007, Stevie Davies, Patricia Duncker and Michele Roberts
gathered around Patsy Stoneman at Haworth in Yorkshire to talk about the
influence that the Brontës had had on their evolutions as authors, and
more generally, about the source of inspiration that the most famous
family of writers in England could represent. Patsy Stoneman had already
tackled the topic by publishing a book entitled The Brontë Influence in
2004 with the help of Charmian Knight. The issue of LISA e-journal « Re-
Writing Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre, Past and Present » is further evidence of
Charlotte Brontë’s influence on the writers of the following decades or

UPDATE: [American] ALA Panel: âSelf and Audience in Womenâs Poetry Since 1945â

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 7:36pm
Lisa Sperber

Call For Papers: “Self and Audience in Women’s Poetry Since 1945” (ALA;
5/22-5/25/08) Deadline extended to January 20.

The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

Paper proposals are invited on the relationship between self and audience
in any woman poet/s since 1945. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [20th] ALA 2008: Don DeLillo Society

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 7:36pm
Randy Laist

Reading Don DeLillo’s Falling Man: Themes and Perspectives

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 22 - 25, 2008)

The Don DeLillo Society is soliciting papers to be presented at the 2008
American Literature Association Conference on the subject of DeLillo’s
most recent novel, 2007’s Falling Man. The panel will explore various
thematic and narratological points of entry into this most elusive and
understated of DeLillo’s novels. Possible paper topics include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [20th] MLA 2008 Panel: "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:54pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] 2008 MLA Panel: "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:51pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [Postcolonial] "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"––panel at 2008 MLA

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:48pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [20th] The Meaning of Food; RMMLA (3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:40pm
Laura White

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
Rocky Mountain MLA, Reno, October 9-11

As increasing numbers of artists and citizens turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food,
food production, and/or food ritual. The panel is open to discussions of
the representation of food in fiction, non-fiction, or film or to
comparative approaches that engage with the question of the meaning of
food choices (or lack of choices).

Please email 300 word abstract by March 1 to Laura White at
lwhite2_at_binghamton.edu.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Meaning of Food; RMMLA (3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:38pm
Laura White

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
Rocky Mountain MLA, Reno, October 9-11

As increasing numbers of artists and citizens turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food,
food production, and/or food ritual. The panel is open to discussions of
the representation of food in fiction, non-fiction, or film or to
comparative approaches that engage with the question of the meaning of
food choices (or lack of choices).

Please email 300 word abstract by March 1 to Laura White at
lwhite2_at_binghamton.edu.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Creative Nonfiction-MLA, San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 2008

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:07pm
M. Claire Pamplin

MLA Division: Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and
Autobiography, Dec. 27-30, 2008. San Francisco.

Options for Teaching Nonfiction III: Creative Nonfiction
 
Effective strategies and models for creative nonfiction courses or
assignments; analyses of nonfiction's popularity versus fiction or other
creative writing assignments and courses, etc.

One-page abstracts by 15 March, 2008 to M. Claire Pamplin, Borough of
Manhattan Community College, claire.pamplin_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Science] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Ethnic] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [American] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [General] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:58pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

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

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:22pm
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: [Cultural-Historical] Cultural Studies Association Conference Seminar: Risk

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:05pm
Helen Kapstein

Cultural Studies Association Conference Seminar:
Taking Risks in Literature and Culture

A seminar proposed for the upcoming Cultural Studies Association
conference, May 22-24 2008,
New York City

Deadline: January 20, 2008

Seminar Description:

In his 1992 book Risk Society, Ulrich Beck describes a society organized by
its response to risk in which “risk may be defined as a systematic way of
dealing with hazards and insecurities induced and introduced by
modernization itself.”

CFP: [20th] Don DeLillo's _Falling Man_: Windows on the World (1/28/08; ALA 5/22-25/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:54pm
Mary Holland

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline 1/28/08; ALA in San Francisco 5/22-25/08)

Don DeLillo’s _Falling Man_: Windows on the World

The Don DeLillo Society announces a call for papers for a panel focusing
on Don DeLillo’s _Falling Man_, convening May 22-25, 2008 at the American
Literature Association conference in San Francisco, CA.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Gender and Jewish Culture

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:41pm
gender forum

For an upcoming special issue, the multidisciplinary online journal “gender
forum” (http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de) invites contributions
discussing Jewish culture from a gender perspective. Proposed topics
include but are not limited to culturally specific discourses of gender and
sexuality, questions of media representation and visibility, the
representation of Jewish women in popular culture, the gendering of
Anti-Semitism as well as gender perspectives on Diaspora existences.

CFP: [Medieval] 3rd International Anchoritic Society Conference in Hiroshima

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:02pm
Dr Liz Herbert McAvoy

The International Anchoritic Society's third international conference,
'Mapping the Medieval Anchorhold: Dialogue between East and West', is to be
held at Hiroshima Shudo University on September 15-17, 2008.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Bella Millett (University of Southampton)
Professor Yoko Wada (Kansai University)

Papers of 20-minutes in duration are being sought on any aspect of medieval
anchoritic enclosure and interested parties are asked to send abstracts of
approximately 500 words to the conference email address
(ias3_at_comm.shudo-u.ac.jp) by January 31, 2008.

Topics might include (but need not be restricted to)

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

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:01pm
Christina Mar

he 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 20 th 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

CFP: [Romantic] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:56pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [Travel] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:55pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [Religion] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:55pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [Gender Studies] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:55pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:54pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [Collections] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:54pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

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