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CFP: [Film] Reading Asian Television

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:40pm
Dr Jeongmee Kim

Call for Papers: Reading Asian Television

The growing cultural significance of Asian television is evident when
looking at the media and popular attention garnered by such phenomenon as
the Korean Wave. This is a call for papers for a collection entitled
Reading Asian Television: Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries,
published by I.B. Tauris, and to be edited by Jeongmee Kim. This book is
part of the Reading Television series (series editors: Kim Akass and
Janet McCabe) and aims to examine both the text and context of current
Asian television.

UPDATE: [Collections] Fantasy and Native America

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 3:37pm,

<b>By request, the abstract submission due date has been extended to
January 15, 2008!</b>

<b>Call for Papers: Scholarly Anthology â€" Fantasy and Native America</b>

Submissions are sought for a forthcoming multidisciplinary anthology of
critical essays on the subject of Fantasy and Native America to be
published by the <a href="">Mythopoeic
Press</a> in early 2009.

CFP: [20th] Raymond Carver Sessions; 1/5/2008; 5/22-5/25/2008

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:26am
Sandra Lee Kleppe

The International Raymond Carver Society is sponsoring two sessions at the
2008 ALA conference in San Francisco, May 22-25.
Round Table Session: "Raymond Carver's Life: Does It Matter?"
Panel: "Raymond Carver and the Aesthetic of the Quotidian."
For more information and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please
consult our website and click on the Call for Papers button:
Final deadline for submissions:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Music and Art Conference

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 7:13am
Henry Johnson

The Music Department at the University of Otago announces an international
conference in New Zealand



This conference aims to draw together scholars from a variety of
disciplines who share an interest in the way music and musicians are
represented in the visual arts. The conference will provide a forum for
wide-ranging discussions on future directions, opportunities and challenges
for research in music iconography.

Keynote speakers:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] &quot;American Indians Today: Emigrational conflict and the Jockeying for Cultural Hegemony&quot;

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 9:21pm
Rebecca M Seaman

Panel for Southwest/Texas Popular and American Cultural Conference in
Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2008. The panel seeks to explore the historic
and current phenomena of repeated migrations of people into North America
and the reactions of dominant cultural groups and incoming cultural
groups. In particular, the panel seeks to explore how Native Americans
have faired in this cyclical process of cultural struggles to dominate or
just to survive. I propose to present a paper that explores the historic
backdrop of this cultural struggle as it moved across North America,
affecting various groups of Native Americans in the wake of advancing
European based cultures. Other participants will be asked to contribute

CFP: [International] Fifth International Richard Aldington Conference

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 8:52pm
Daniel Kempton

V International Richard Aldington Society Conference, les
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France July 8-10, 2008

The International Richard Aldington Society holds its bi-annual conference
in the historic town on the coast of the Mediterranean in the Camargue,
where Catherine Aldington has lived for many years. The conference
directors welcome papers on any aspect of Richard Aldington's life and
work. They are also interested in papers that address connections between
Aldington and other twentieth-century writers, such as H. D., Durrell,
Pound, Eliot, Lawrence, Hemingway.

CFP: [Romantic] Mary Shelley and the Post Modern (03/01/2008; 10/9-11/2008)

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:26pm
Erin L. Webster Garrett

CFPâ€"Mary Shelley and the Post Modern

63rd Annual RMMLA Convention

Reno, NV (October 9-11, 2008)



Abstracts for 15-20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of Mary Shelley
(broadly defined to include both her literary and familial circles as well
as her legacy) and the Post Modern. Selected essays will be read at the
Annual RMMLA Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada, October 9-11, and will
also be considered for inclusion in an essay collection currently in
development. Proposals are due by March 1, 2008, and may be sent either
electronically or by regular post to


Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett

Radford University

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] 2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:02pm
cathleen rowley


Inevitable Intersections: Writing at the Crossroads of Public and Private
Discourse in the 21st Century
2008 Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing
April 25-26, 2008

Stony Brook University

 Keynote Speaker, Sondra Perl, Professor of English, Lehman College, CUNY
Graduate Center
Guest Workshop Leader, Sheridan Blau, Professor, Teachers’ College,
Columbia University

UPDATE: [Children] Wind in the Willows

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 7:01pm
Donna Rae White

Extended deadline: January 31, 2008

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the
Willows, Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White are soliciting essays for a
proposed volume in the Children’s Literature Association’s Centennial
Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine children’s classics from a
contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are
welcome. Possible topics include the following:

CFP: [Professional] The End of Creative Writing?

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 2:02pm
Dr David Kennedy


The End of Creative Writing?
Challenges and Contexts for the XXIst Century
12th-14th September 2008


Michelene Wandor
author of The Author Is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else: Creative Writing


Professor Graeme Harper, University of Bangor

The Department of English at the University of Hull (UK) invites
submissions for a three-day conference on the teaching of creative writing
on 12th-14th September 2008.

UPDATE: [American] Dreiser at ALA

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 1:25pm
Roark Mulligan

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two sessions at the
American Literature Association 19th Annual Conference, May 22-25, 2008, in
San Francisco. Papers on all aspects of Dreiser's writing and related
topics are welcome.
Please submit proposals or papers via e-mail before January 14, 2008, to
the vice president and program chair of the Dreiser Society:
Roark Mulligan
International Dreiser Society
105 N. Sulgrave Ct.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Audio-visual equipment: The ALA will normally provide the following: slide
projectors and screens, vcr-dvd equipment, cd or cassette tape players, and

CFP: [20th] Science fiction and fantasy papers

Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 8:19pm
Joe R. Christopher

The Science Fiction and Fantasy session of the South Central Modern
Language Association will be held in San Antonio, Texas, during the
convention dates of November 6-8, 2008. Papers should have a reading
time of no more than twenty minutes (i.e., about ten pages double-
spaced). Papers or abstracts should be submitted to me, as chair, by
March 14, 2008. My deadline for submitting a program to the SCMLA office
is April 4, so I will reply with all acceptances and rejections about
that date. The program can hold four papers. (The number of proposals
has varied greatly in recent years, but usually no more than ten come in--
and certainly sometimes less.) No theme or assigned approach is required