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CFP: [American] CFP on Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:10pm
Debra Cumberland

CFP: Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume in Rodopi Press’s
Dialogue series on Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark. The “Dialogue” series offers emerging
and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative (point/counterpoint) readings
and approaches to classic texts that have received canonical acceptance in either American or
Continental literature.

CFP: [Collections] Reading the Rift: An Edited Collection of Essays on BBC TV's Science Fiction Series TORCHWOOD

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:38pm
Andrew Ireland

Reading the Rift: An Edited Collection of Essays on BBC TV's Science
Fiction Series TORCHWOOD

Torchwood is a UK ratings buster, an award-winning science fiction series
shot on High Definition and filmed in and around Cardiff by BBC Wales.
Beginning life as a spinoff from Doctor Who, it has now grown into a
programme that stands on its own with a unique blend of science fiction,
humour, romance, and adult themes, and has dedicated fan followings growing
across the globe. Such a distinctive and original blend of elements sets it
apart from competitors and calls for scholarly discussion and analysis.

UPDATE: [International] Terrorism, Media, Literature: Don DeLillo and the Ethics of Fiction

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:33pm
Devin Zuber

An International Conference at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, April
25-27th, 2008

The Institute for English and American Studies at the University of
Osnabrück is happy to announce an upcoming international conference devoted
to the works of Don DeLillo. Over the last three decades, DeLillo’s fiction
and non-fiction has been singularly preoccupied with questions of media,
terrorism, and their place in American society. This conference aims to
open a dialogue among leading DeLillo scholars on the author's position in
a post-9/11 context, and will give particular attention to the European
reception of this trenchant American author. Featured international
speakers include:

CFP: [Collections] EnterText: an interdisciplinary humanities e-journal

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 4:10pm
Anshuman A Mondal

CALL FOR PAPERS (GENERAL)

EnterText: an interdisciplinary humanities e-journal

http://arts.brunel.ac.uk/gate/entertext/home.htm

ISSN: 1472 3085

Established in 2000, EnterText is a peer-reviewed e-journal and it is
indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. It is free to access (click
on the link above to visit the archive).

EnterText welcomes scholarly articles and non-fiction in any area of the
humanities, and it also publishes creative writing in any genre.

CFP: [General] English: The Journal of the English Association

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 9:41am
Sarah Leach

English is an international, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism
published on behalf of the English Association by Oxford Journals. Each
issue contains essays on major works of English literature or on topics of
general literary interest as well as a substantial review section, in which
reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent
developments in its field, and present a detailed argument, rather than
just a brief evaluative commentary.

CFP: [International] International interdisciplinary conference: 'inventive linguistics' (March 13-14 2009, FRANCE)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:42am
sandrine sorlin

Call for papers: « Inventive Linguistics »
Interdisciplinary international conference: literature / linguistics /
history of ideas
EA 741 (Etudes des pays anglophones)
Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III
13-14 March 2009 FRANCE
        
        Can we speak of 'linguistic invention' as we speak of scientific
invention? Having inherited the language we use, there seems to be such a
thing as constraints to inventiveness. Taking up Lévi-Strauss's dichotomy,
is not the linguistic inventor more a 'bricoleur' of language than an
'engineer'?
        If we can talk (not uncontroversially) of scientific 'progress', the

CFP: [Renaissance] Milton 400: Milton conference call for papers

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 1:58am
Ann-Maria Contarino

MILTON 400

7-8 November 2008

Call for Papers

     The Department of English at Saint Anselm College plans to mark the
fourth centenary of the birth of John Milton with an academic conference
on the continuing relevance and importance of his work. Papers of 15-20
minutes’ length are solicited on topics including, but not limited to:

• Interpretations of Milton’s major and minor literary works
• Milton and philosophy, theology or history
• Milton and the fine arts
• Milton and politics
• Milton’s role in popular culture and cyberspace

A panel for undergraduate students will be included.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] CCCC Panel: Themed Sections of Freshman Composition

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:10pm
Grace Wetzel

In "Why Johnny Can’t Write, Even Through He Went to Princeton" (2003),
Thomas Bartlett describes the increasing trend toward themed sections of
freshman composition at Ivy League institutions. Interestingly, while
there is evidence that themed sections are popular among not merely
liberal arts schools, but some larger universities, there is little
published scholarship on this topic.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Final Call: Mary Shelley, Her Family and her Contemporaries (5/15; Book Collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:21pm
L. Adam Mekler

The importance of Mary Shelley as a woman writer during the Romantic period
has been firmly established over the last two decades. In confirming her
significance, scholars have moved "beyond _Frankenstein_" to examine her
numerous works in a variety of genres, including the novel, short story,
drama, poetry, and literary biography. This collection will seek to
continue this effort by including papers discussing Shelley's importance to
the Romantic period, hopefully discussing both her better known and her
lesser known works, and exploring the complex relationship between her
works and the writings of her contemporaries--as well as her relationships

CFP: [American]

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 6:38pm
Craig A. Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project (http://www.ambrosebierce.org) is a hypermedia
project and peer-reviewed e-journal hosted by Penn State University. To
prepare for the fourth issue of the journal (fall 2008), we are now seeking
new essays and literary briefs. Submissions will be reviewed by members of
the ABP advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars and
Americanists. Contributions to the issue will be indexed in the MLA
International Bibliography.

CFP: [Medieval] MMLA Fall 2008. Peace and Pedagogy Panel. The World Sustains Us: Narratives of Food, Water and Peace

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:44pm
Lisette Gibson Diaz

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of narratives revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

CFP: [General] Peace and Pedagogy Panel, Midwest MLA

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:35pm
Lisette Gibson Diaz

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of narratives revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

CFP: [Renaissance] Spenser in Short (5/9/08; RSA 09)

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:46pm
Christopher Warley

The International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel at the Renaissance Society of America
Meeting at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA 19-21 March 2009. Papers on the shorter poems or
Spenserian brevity.

Please email 300 word abstracts and a very brief cv by Monday 9 May 2008 to
chris.warley_at_utoronto.ca

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UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] "National Literatures in the Age of Globalization. The Issue of the Canon"

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:46am
Liviu Papadima

NATIONAL LITERATURES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION.
THE ISSUE OF THE CANON

University of Bucharest
Tudor Vianu Research Centre â€" project LIRCO
31 October â€" 1 November 2008

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 April 2008

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Theo D'Haen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Prof. David Damrosch (Columbia University, USA)

UPDATE: [Theory] "National Literatures in the Age of Globalization. The Issue of the Canon"

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:42am
Liviu Papadima

NATIONAL LITERATURES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION.
THE ISSUE OF THE CANON

University of Bucharest
Tudor Vianu Research Centre â€" project LIRCO
31 October â€" 1 November 2008

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 April 2008

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Theo D'Haen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Prof. David Damrosch (Columbia University, USA)

UPDATE: [International] "National Literatures in the Age of Globalization. The Issue of the Canon"

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:39am
Liviu Papadima

NATIONAL LITERATURES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION. THE ISSUE OF THE CANON

University of Bucharest
Tudor Vianu Research Centre â€" project LIRCO
31 October â€" 1 November 2008

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 April 2008

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Theo D'Haen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Prof. David Damrosch (Columbia University, USA)

UPDATE: [20th] ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:10am
DONALD RANDALL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Anglophone Literatures in International Contexts

Date: October 16-17 2008

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH

Host institution: The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

UPDATE: [Postcolonial] ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:09am
DONALD RANDALL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Anglophone Literatures in International Contexts

Date: October 16-17 2008

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH

Host institution: The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

UPDATE: [20th] ANGLOPHONE LLITERATURES IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:08am
DONALD RANDALL

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Title: Anglophone Literatures in International Contexts

Date: October 16-17 2008

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15TH

Host institution: The Department of English Language and Literature,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Histories of Violence

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 3:08am
Randall Cohn

The recent Histories of Violence graduate conference CFP has an error. 500
words abstracts are due by May 1, not April 1st. They can be submitted to
Randall Cohn, rcohn AT gmu.edu. For further details, please see our webpage
at http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/violence/ .

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UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008

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Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:09am
Alison Graham-Bertolini

****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****

Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

UPDATE: [Renaissance] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, October 10-11, 2008

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:05am
Alison Graham-Bertolini

****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****

Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

UPDATE: [Victorian] English in India and India in English (NAVSA 4/7/08; 11/14-11/16, 2008)

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Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:59pm
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, for the NAVSA conference to be held at Yale University in
November 2008, will focus on the production, circulation, and reception of
English-language literature written by Indians during the nineteenth
century, in order to extend our understanding of Victorian arts and culture
into a broader comparative and international context. Possible questions to
be addressed include: To what extent and in what ways did
nineteenth-century Indian-English literature circulate in various print
media such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, prints, and advertisements?
How did this literature react to British imperial structures--formal,
material, ideological--and the influence of Western generic conventions and

CFP: [Postcolonial] English in India and India in English (NAVSA 4/7/08; 11/14-11/16, 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:56pm
Sheshalatha Reddy

This panel, for the NAVSA conference to be held at Yale University in
November 2008, will focus on the production, circulation, and reception of
English-language literature written by Indians during the nineteenth
century, in order to extend our understanding of Victorian arts and culture
into a broader comparative and international context. Possible questions to
be addressed include: To what extent and in what ways did
nineteenth-century Indian-English literature circulate in various print
media such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, prints, and advertisements?
How did this literature react to British imperial structures--formal,
material, ideological--and the influence of Western generic conventions and

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