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CFP: [20th] Criticism After the Cold War (4/11/07; M/MLA, 11/13/07-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 7:31pm
Samuel Cohen

For the Literary Criticism permanent section, 2008 convention of the
Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 13-16:

"Criticism After the Cold War." This session will examine practices of
post-Cold War literary criticism as well as ideas about literature and the
world that inform them.

As a permanent section, this panel has already been accepted for the
conference. Please send abstracts by April 11, 2008, to Samuel Cohen,
University of Missouri, cohenss_at_missouri.edu. For conference details:
<http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/>.

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CFP: [Computing-Internet] LEA New Media Subversion

updated: 
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 4:54pm
Davin Heckman

Call for papers - LEA New Media Subversion
Editors: Davin Heckman and Hai Ren

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting
papers and artworks that address aspects of "Subversion" in the era of
New Media.

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

updated: 
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 12:46pm
susan tenneriello

Sixth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association
2008 Conference http://www.csaus.pitt.edu/
New York University
New York, May 22-24
Seminar CFP, Deadline 10 December 2007

Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

Co-conveners:
Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

CFP: [Theory] Modernism and Unreadability (Lyon, France) (4/15/08; 10/23/08-10/25/08)

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:05pm
Lacy Rumsey

The conference on “Modernism and Unreadability” aims to explore a major
literary movement, Modernism in the English-speaking world, from the
perspective of one of its most obvious though rarely mentioned effects:
unreadability. Modernism will be approached through the lens of various
texts known to be particularly resistant to interpretation. Several
“borderline” Modernist texts fall de facto under the category of the
unreadable. For a number of reasons and following various modalities and
individual procedures which call for description and analysis, those texts,
now part of the literary canon, raise problems of deciphering as well as

CFP: [20th] Modernism and Unreadability (Lyon, France) (4/15/08; 10/23/08-10/25/08)

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:05pm
Lacy Rumsey

The conference on “Modernism and Unreadability” aims to explore a major
literary movement, Modernism in the English-speaking world, from the
perspective of one of its most obvious though rarely mentioned effects:
unreadability. Modernism will be approached through the lens of various
texts known to be particularly resistant to interpretation. Several
“borderline” Modernist texts fall de facto under the category of the
unreadable. For a number of reasons and following various modalities and
individual procedures which call for description and analysis, those texts,
now part of the literary canon, raise problems of deciphering as well as

CFP: [Film] Heroes and Home Fronts

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 7:27pm
Lisa DeTora

Additional essays are welcome on the following topics for an accepted volume:

Melodramatic heroes
Military violence and home fronts
Heroes in Disney films
Recent heroic films (Troy, Beowulf, Kingdom of Heaven, etc.)
Woman as hero in film

UPDATE: [American] Replications: Performing and Restaging America at Home and Abroad

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 7:17pm
Susan Tenneriello

Cultural Studies Association, 2008 Conference
New York University
May 22-24
Seminar CFP, Deadline 20 January 2008

Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

Co-conveners:
Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP: âRhythmic Rituals of Performance: Revisiting the Past and Realizing the Present in the Gulf Sou

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 2:36pm
Anthony Hoefer

CALL FOR PAPERS
“Rhythmic Rituals of Performance: Revisiting the Past and Realizing the
Present in the Gulf South and Circum-Caribbean Musical Discourses”
March 6-7, 2008
The Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State
University invites the submission of papers and presentations that
explore the convergences of Gulf South and Circum-Caribbean Musics for
its annual conference to be held March 6-7, 2008, in Baton Rouge.

CFP: [Romantic] 12/06/07

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 2:28pm
Robert Anderson

The 2008 International Conference on Romanticism will be held on October 16-19 at Oakland
University in Rochester, Michigan.

We invite participants to consider the Work of Romanticism, interpreted as broadly as possible.
Thus, topics may include, but are not limited to, working (agricultural, industrial, political, social,
etc.); the text as work (e.g., editions, textual variants, the text per se, etc.); (re-)productive labor;
the work of Romanticists; responses to works (e.g., reception, intertextuality, etc.); literary, artistic
or intellectual labor; and leisure (including idleness, indolence, vacation, travel, retirement, etc.) We
welcome proposals for special sessions.

CFP: [Romantic] Ireland And Romanticism

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 2:19pm
Dr Jim Kelly

Despite the breadth of Irish artistic achievement across various media in
the decades surrounding the 1798 Rebellion and 1801 Act of Union, there is
still a comparative lack of sustained analysis of this foundational period
in Irish cultural history. While much critical work has been focused on
individual authors, there has, with notable exceptions, been little
cross-disciplinary work devoted to Irish writing and culture in the
‘Romantic’ period. In particular, Irish links with European literatures and
Irish language productions have been relatively neglected. This collection
seeks to redress this neglect and to complicate and extend our

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Pacific Feminism in the 21st Century for Women's Worlds 2008

updated: 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 1:07am
Helen Thompson

Deadline extended to Dec 15.

CFP Panel on Pacific Feminism in the 21st Century for Women’s Worlds 2008
Madrid (3-9 July 2008)

How are Pacific women doing feminist work in the 21st Century? And how is
feminism defined in the broad Pacific context or the more specific regional
and national contexts? This panel looks to investigate the diverse ways
Pacific women understand, theorize, and practice what is called feminism in
the Anglo-American context. Papers are solicited from a broad engagement
with these issues. The following is a list of suggested topics but it is
by no means prescriptive:

CFP: [Collections] Collection: Hip Hop Around the World (2/28/08; 7/15/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 8:59pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due February 28, 2008. Essays due July 15, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [Travel] society for american travel writing, ALA 2008 (1/15/08; 5/24-27/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 8:38pm
Russ Pottle

The Society for American Travel Writing, a member society of the American
Literature Association, issues a call for papers for two sessions at the
ALA conference in San Francisco, CA. Entitled “Documenting Upheaval:
Accounts of Witness, War, and Displacement,” the sessions will explore
depictions of war and displacement in travel writings by “American” authors
or about “America” or “Americans.” Approaches may include (but are not
limited to):

•Damage caused by war (human, landscape/cityscape)
•Captivity narratives
•Depictions of danger and/or death
•Sites of struggle, sites of violence
•Political witnesses

CFP: [General] e-MEdia website

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 4:21pm
Jonathan Pitts

e-Media, a new media studies website produced by Ohio Northern University
and devoted to the intersections of new media and the liberal arts,
invites contributions from all disciplines on media studies topics for
its inaugural issue, whose theme is Gaming. Contributors can interpret
the theme however they wish. Scholarly articles, multimedia work,
creative work, are all welcome. E-Media’s tentative launch date is May
21, 2007.

CFP: [Graduate] British Bodies Graduate Conference at UIUC

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:48am
Elizabeth Hoiem

Call for Papers

British Bodies
April 4 â€" 5, 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the UIUC Unit for
Criticism and Interpretative Theory and the Illinois Program for Research
in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplines for our
annual graduate student conference, this year themed “British Bodies.”

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Replications

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:33am
barbara lewis

Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

Co-conveners:
Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Replications

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:33am
barbara lewis

Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

Co-conveners:
Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

CFP: [20th] eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 11:49pm
Katherine Bode

Call for Papers: eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

Sponsored by Australian literature @ the University of Sydney and AustLit.

4-5 December 2008
The University of Sydney
        
On 4-5 December 2008, Australian Literature @ the University of Sydney will
host a symposium on eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Plenary
speakers include digital humanities specialist Professor Hugh Craig,
University of Newcastle, NSW.

Limited funding to assist early career researchers may be available on
application to the convenors.

CFP: [Science] eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 11:48pm
Katherine Bode

Call for Papers: eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

Sponsored by Australian literature @ the University of Sydney and AustLit.

4-5 December 2008
The University of Sydney
        
On 4-5 December 2008, Australian Literature @ the University of Sydney will
host a symposium on eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Plenary
speakers include digital humanities specialist Professor Hugh Craig,
University of Newcastle, NSW.

Limited funding to assist early career researchers may be available on
application to the convenors.

CFP: [International] eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 11:47pm
Katherine Bode

Call for Papers: eResearch and Australian Literary Culture Symposium

Sponsored by Australian literature @ the University of Sydney and AustLit.

4-5 December 2008
The University of Sydney
        
On 4-5 December 2008, Australian Literature @ the University of Sydney will
host a symposium on eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Plenary
speakers include digital humanities specialist Professor Hugh Craig,
University of Newcastle, NSW.

Limited funding to assist early career researchers may be available on
application to the convenors.

CFP: [Ethnic] American Conference for Irish Studies- Southern Region 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 11:44pm
Karen McNeany

American Conference for Irish Studies: Southern Region 2008
Savannah, GA
March 6-8, 2008
 
On 17 June 1904, Molly Bloom reminisced, "yes I said yes I will Yes."
Around eighty years later Ian Paisley protested, "Ulster Says No," a
partial echo of "No Surrender" (the cry during the late-seventeenth-
century Siege of Londonderry). Assertions of "yes" and "no"â€"and acts of
assent and dissentâ€"play prominently in Irish experience: past and present;
at home and abroad. Our conference welcomes proposals on any aspect of
Irish Studies, but it especially invites proposals that elaborate the
theme, Ireland: Assent and Dissent.

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