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CFP: [American] Reclaiming the Comic Book Canon

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:04am
A. David Lewis

“Reclaiming the Comic Book Canon”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [Science] "Neil Gaiman: Intertextuality and Influences" NEMLA Boston 2/26-3/1/09 Deadline: 9/15/08

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 6:20pm
Grace Wetzel

40th Annual Northeast MLA Conference. Boston, MA.
Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009.

Fantasy fiction writer and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman blurs the border
of reality through imaginative tales that transport us to strange and
alluring lands. Yet embedded in the extraordinary are hints of the
familiar. In what ways does Gaiman modernize old myths and narratives
and to what end? How does internet culture influence his work? What
other cultural texts, traditions, and conventions â€" both new and old â€"
inform Gaiman’s short stories, novels, comics, graphic novels, and
films? What does this generic heterogeneity signify and how can â€" and
should â€" we classify these texts?

CFP: [Film] âLostâ at NEMLA: Mapping TVâs Most Elusive Island

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:30pm
Randy Laist

“Lost” at NEMLA: Mapping TV’s Most Elusive Island

40th Anniversary Convention â€" Northeast Modern Language Association
(NeMLA)
Feb. 26 â€" Mar 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency â€" Boston, MA

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:09pm
Edith B. Vandervoort

Masculinities in Recent Francophone Literature: 1950-present

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [Theory] Official Writing as Text

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:01pm
Hannah Gurman

"Official Writing as Text"

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Given that the bulk of all writing that takes place in the world is in the form of a
bureaucratic memo or report, the comparative lack of in-depth studies on such writing is
striking. This panel will seek to explore the bureaucratic document as a text. Papers
might address a particular document; the genre of bureaucratic writing in relation to
other writing; or the problem of studying bureaucratic writing within literature
departments. Email 250-word abstracts to Hannah Gurman: hrg2005_at_columbia.edu

Deadline: September 15, 2008

CFP: [Romantic] Collection on Africans in 18C British Lit

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:53am
Kamille Stone Stanton

Kamille Stone Stanton is inviting contributions for a new collection of
essays on the representation of Africans in the long Eighteenth century.
This selection of essays seeks to contextualize fictional and
biographical representations of Africans within the historical framework
of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain. This volume
promises to be broad in scope but with an emphasis on exploring the
particularity of the past rather than undertaking an essentialist search
for “the African” in literature. Article submissions of no more than
7000 words in length in Chicago style (endnotes) should be sent to
Kamille Stone Stanton stonek_at_savstate.edu any time before January 1,
2009.

CFP: [Collections] Collection on Africans in 18C British Lit

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:52am
Kamille Stone Stanton

Kamille Stone Stanton is inviting contributions for a new collection of
essays on the representation of Africans in the long Eighteenth century.
This selection of essays seeks to contextualize fictional and
biographical representations of Africans within the historical framework
of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain. This volume
promises to be broad in scope but with an emphasis on exploring the
particularity of the past rather than undertaking an essentialist search
for “the African” in literature. Article submissions of no more than
7000 words in length in Chicago style (endnotes) should be sent to
Kamille Stone Stanton stonek_at_savstate.edu any time before January 1,
2009.

CFP: [18th] Collection on Africans in 18C British Lit

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:52am
Kamille Stone Stanton

Kamille Stone Stanton is inviting contributions for a new collection of
essays on the representation of Africans in the long Eighteenth century.
This selection of essays seeks to contextualize fictional and
biographical representations of Africans within the historical framework
of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain. This volume
promises to be broad in scope but with an emphasis on exploring the
particularity of the past rather than undertaking an essentialist search
for “the African” in literature. Article submissions of no more than
7000 words in length in Chicago style (endnotes) should be sent to
Kamille Stone Stanton stonek_at_savstate.edu any time before January 1,
2009.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Extended CFP

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 3:20am
Sharon Bickle

Extended Call for Papers: The Michaelian.

We are seeking additional articles for the inaugural edition of “The
Michaelian,” an
academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated to the
study of Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and Edith Cooper) and their
circle.

We welcome contributions on the following areas:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] From Production to Consumption: Exploring the Continuum of Visual Rhetoric

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 2:53am
Alice Myatt

Title: From Production to Consumption: Exploring the Continuum of Visual
Rhetoric

Event: Nov. 7-9, 2008 SAMLA Convention Special Session, Louisville, KY

DEADLINE for proposals: June 1, 2008

Chair 2008: Alice Myatt; Affiliation: Georgia State University, English
Dept; Email: amyatt1_at_gsu.edu

Secretary 2008: Anne Melfi; Affiliation: Georgia State University,
English Dept; Email: annemelfi_at_yahoo.com

UPDATE: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:15am
Christopher Kreuzer

2008 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

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Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:10am
Christopher Kreuzer

2004 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [Theatre] JDTC: General Call for Papers

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 11:48pm
Jocelyn L. Buckner

GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS
JOURNAL of DRAMATIC THEORY and CRITICISM

paradigm . . . n. . . . 1 a) a pattern, example, or model b) an overall
concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, as a
science, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process,
idea, or set of data 2 Gram. an example of a declension or conjugation,
giving all the inflectional forms of a word---SYN. model.

praxis . . . n. . . . 1 practice, as distinguished from theory, of an
art, science, etc. 2 established practice, custom 3 [Now Rare] a set of
examples or exercises, as in grammar

CFP: [Collections] JDTC: General Call for Papers

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 11:47pm
Jocelyn L. Buckner

GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS
JOURNAL of DRAMATIC THEORY and CRITICISM

paradigm . . . n. . . . 1 a) a pattern, example, or model b) an overall
concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, as a
science, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process,
idea, or set of data 2 Gram. an example of a declension or conjugation,
giving all the inflectional forms of a word---SYN. model.

praxis . . . n. . . . 1 practice, as distinguished from theory, of an
art, science, etc. 2 established practice, custom 3 [Now Rare] a set of
examples or exercises, as in grammar

CFP: [Theatre] JDTC: Glocal Dramatic Theories

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 11:46pm
Jocelyn L. Buckner

CALL FOR PAPERS

GLOCAL DRAMATIC THEORIES

A SPECIAL SECTION
IN THE SPRING 2009 ISSUE OF THE
JOURNAL of DRAMATIC THEORY and CRITICISM

UPDATE: [Medieval] UPDATE

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Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 8:42pm
Karmen Lenz

Intersections in Anglo-Saxon Culture
On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English
session at the upcoming South-Atlantic MLA conference, we invite papers
for a session on cultural intersections in Anglo-Saxon England. We invite
papers addressing the integration of cultural influences in various forms
of Anglo-Saxon expression. The session will be held Louisville, Kentucky,
Nov. 7-9 2008. Please send abstracts to complete with name, proposed
paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information by email
attachment to Karmen Lenz at karmen.lenz_at_maconstate.edu by June 20, 2008.
Accepted papers will be notified by June 26, 2008. Those accepted are

CFP: [Gender Studies] Feminism in Practice

updated: 
Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 6:41pm
Colleen Clemens

Call for Papers
Feminism in Practice Conference
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
November 15, 2008

Abstracts Due: August 30, 2008

The 2008 Feminism in Practice Conference, hosted by Lehigh University’s
Women’s Center and Office of Graduate Student Life, invites submissions for
roundtable discussions, panels, research and/or poster presentations, and
scholarly papers.

CFP: [American] American Drama

updated: 
Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:24pm
Barbara Ozieblo

SAAS IX CONFERENCE
Spanish Association for American Studies

WATER AND AMERICAN RENEWAL:
Critical readings. Political interventions

Barcelona, 1-3 April 2009

Panel 17: “THE FLOW OF INSPIRATION OR HOW THE DESIRE OF ONE PLAYWRIGHT
AFFECTS ANOTHER IN THE AMERICAN DRAMA.”

Panel Chair: Barbara Ozieblo
Institution: Universidad de Málaga
E.mail: ozieblo_at_uma.es

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