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UPDATE: [20th] Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 9:31pm
Geoff Hamilton

The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Fiction, forthcoming from Facts on File in
2009, is seeking contributors for entries on a number of authors and works.
A list of available entries can be found here:

http://www.geoffhamilton.com/contemporaryencyclopedia/entriesCONT.html

Contributors to our encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished
book, identifying them as the author of their entry. In certain cases,
those authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary
copy of the encyclopedia upon its publication.

CFP: [Theory] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:30pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [African-American] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:30pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [American] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [General] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Ethnic] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:28pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [20th] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:28pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [Film] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:27pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

UPDATE: [Collections] Watermark Journal Update, New Deadline (03/01/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:07pm
E Brookes Little

*New Deadline: March 1, 2008

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in
the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is
now seeking papers for the second volume to be published in May 2008.
Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical
papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as
papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and
composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging
voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Collections] Watermark Journal

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:04pm
E Brookes Little

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in
the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is
now seeking papers for the second volume to be published in May 2008.
Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical
papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as
papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and
composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging
voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Cultural Studies Assocation Conference Seminar: Risk

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:40pm
Helen Kapstein

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: [Theory]

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:16pm
ashley allison griffin

“Warner’s American Subject: A Psychoanalysis of the Displaced Subject”
   After America’s independence severed ties with England, America no
longer identifies itself as a colony of the empire but as a mixture of
numerous nationalities. For the displaced British loyalist who no longer
lives in Britain’s colony or belongs in British culture, creating an
American identity presents a problem for the former subject. The subject
views him or herself as a British subject rather than an American which
creates a state of ambivalence. America, the ‘melting pot,’ questions and
forms its identity due to the diversity of people migrating to the

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Voices in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (collection) III: Transnational Gender Performances

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:21am
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

In recent years migration has no longer been perceived as a one-way
definitive move from an origin to a target-point, but increasingly as an
undoable and redoable process of discursive redefinition within new
contexts and value-systems, prompted by global processes of inclusion
such as EU enlargement. As national boundaries are becoming blurred and
people are travelling, studying and changing jobs across borders,
national perceptions of identity are giving way to wider
conceptualisations of selfhood as always in the making, always changing
masks to fit within new contexts. Likewise, theatrical metaphors are
repositioned beyond stage boundaries, so that performance of selfhood

CFP: [Science] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ALSE-sponsored; deadline March 1)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 4:56am
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

CFP: [Theory] Theorizing Ecocriticism (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored; deadline March 1)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 4:52am
Sarah E. McFarland

Theorizing Ecocriticism

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Since its origins a few short decades ago, a number of scholars have
challenged ecocriticism as being under-theorized. For instance, Dana
Phillips has called for greater theoretical sophistication in environmental
studies and ecocriticism, demanding that they become truly
interdisciplinary and less reverential; Simon C. Estok insists that
ecocritics should define the field of inquiry and take on theory instead of
turning from it.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:37am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:36am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:35am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

UPDATE: [20th] Space Between Society, 10th Annual Conference, June 13-14, 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 9:29pm
Genevieve Brassard

DISCOVERING, CONSTRUCTING, AND IMAGINING THE OTHER
IN THE SPACE BETWEEN: 1914-1945
 
Tenth Annual Conference of the Space Between Society
Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
June 13-14, 2008
 
Keynote speaker:
Jonathan Freedman
University of Michigan
author of The Temple of Culture

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

updated: 
Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:13pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: [African-American] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

updated: 
Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:13pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: [Theory] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

updated: 
Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:12pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

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