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CFP: [African-American] Conference Announcement

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 4:33pm
Sonja L. Lanehart

Announcing the African American Women's Language Conference '08, March 7-
8, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by
Dr. Sonja L. Lanehart, Brackenridge Endowed Chair, Professor of English
and Linguistics, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Panel topics include Variation in AAWL including Caribbean Languages,
AAWL and Racial Identity, AAWL in/and Literature, AAWL in Education,
Society, and Popular Culture.

CFP: [General] Comics Arts Conference-San Diego

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 3:59am
Peter M. Coogan

Call for Papers, Presentations, and Participation
15th ANNUAL COMICS ARTS CONFERENCE-San Diego

Abstracts for papers, panels, poster sessions, and slide talks are being
accepted for a for a joint meeting of scholars and professionals during

Comic-Con International
San Diego, California July 26-29, 2007

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and
fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors,
and journalists.

CFP: [Postcolonial] ACLA 2008 Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 2:13am
Mrinalini Chakravorty

Papers sought for the following panel for ACLA, 2008.
The conference, "Arrivals and Departures," is to be held at California
State University in Long Beach, CA from April 24-27, 2008.
Please submit papers marked for this panel directly through the
conference website:
http://www.acla.org/acla2008/

Deadline: December 3 2008

CFP: [Collections] inner/outer borders and spaces

updated: 
Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:02pm
Jessie Janeshek and Jesse Graves

The 2008 Knoxville Writers Guild Anthology
Theme: Fences and Frontiers

“a landscape of the mind in which the movement in physical space
corresponds to a movement in consciousness.”
--Leo Marx as quoted by Annette Kolodny in The Lay of the Land

The Knoxville Writers Guild seeks creative works in which writers and
artists with a link to East Tennessee negotiate inner/outer borders and
spaces, their own fences and frontiers, connecting us to their landscapesâ€"
mental, spiritual, and physical. We welcome writing and art that employ
both innovative and traditional forms, and we have a particular interest
in work containing eco-conscious subject matter.

CFP: [Science] inner/outer borders and spaces

updated: 
Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:01pm
Jessie Janeshek and Jesse Graves

The 2008 Knoxville Writers Guild Anthology
Theme: Fences and Frontiers

“a landscape of the mind in which the movement in physical space
corresponds to a movement in consciousness.”
--Leo Marx as quoted by Annette Kolodny in The Lay of the Land

The Knoxville Writers Guild seeks creative works in which writers and
artists with a link to East Tennessee negotiate inner/outer borders and
spaces, their own fences and frontiers, connecting us to their landscapesâ€"
mental, spiritual, and physical. We welcome writing and art that employ
both innovative and traditional forms, and we have a particular interest
in work containing eco-conscious subject matter.

CFP: [Graduate] âWriting Warâ: Literary Explorations of Conflict

updated: 
Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:59pm
Caroline Krzakowski

“Writing War”: Literary Explorations of Conflict
McGill University, Montréal
14th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
March 28-30, 2008

The English Graduate Students Association of McGill University is pleased
to announce its 14th annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature,
and is seeking panel proposals on the theme “‘Writing War’: Literary
Explorations of Conflict”. The conference will be held in Montréal, Canada
on March 28th-30th, 2008.

General Call for Papers

CFP: [Graduate] Literary Visions (01/07/08; 03/07/08)

updated: 
Friday, November 23, 2007 - 9:33pm
Rachel Jeppsen

Call for Papers

Literary Visions
Annual BYU Graduate Symposium in English Studies

Literary studies serve as an approach to theorizing the complex framework
that surrounds our varied cultural experiences. We often turn to
literature to enlighten our understanding of artistic depiction, and to
expand our vision of the past, present, and future. Our unique
experiences when combined with literature, lend legitimacy and meaning to
a frequently indifferent response to human difference.

CFP: [20th] Good Food/Bad Food

updated: 
Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:26pm
Sarah Moss

Good Food / Bad Food

An interdisciplinary two-day conference to be held at the University of
Kent, July 10-12, 2008

We invite proposals for papers from scholars in literature, history,
anthropology, art history, sociology, cultural, media and film studies,
and other related fields. We would also welcome contributions from
professionals in the field of food writing, restaurant reviewing and the
like. We hope that this conference might lead to the establishment of a
more or less formal network of people working on and in food writing, and
we plan an edited volume showcasing the most exciting work in the field.

Subjects might include the following:

UPDATE: [American] 'George Oppen: A Centenary Conference', conference, Fall/Autumn 2008, Edinburgh University

updated: 
Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 12:25pm
Lee Spinks

2008 marks the centenary of the birth of the American poet George Oppen.
>From his early "objectivist" volume Discrete Series (1934) to the spare
and enigmatic meditations of Primitive (1978), Oppen's work consistently
interrogated the relationship between poetry and sincerity and the ground
of political and ethical value. This conference will include major
scholars from both sides of the Atlantic (including keynote addresses
from Professor Marjorie Perloff of Stanford University and Professor
Peter Nicholls of Sussex University) in order to celebrate Oppen's
centenary and to consider key aspects of his artistic achievement and
legacy.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Refractory - Split Screen

updated: 
Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 4:31am
tessa Dwyer

CALL FOR PAPERS

Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed, peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores
the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of
Melbourne.

http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/

ISSUE THEME: Split-Screen: Doubling, Duplicity & the Audiovisual

CFP: [Graduate] CFP for Play:Towards a Critical Concept

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 8:27pm
Annette Rubado-Mejia

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at UCI
invite submissions for its annual conference.

Play: Towards a Critical Concept

University of California, Irvine
April 3-4, 2008

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess; USC, March 28 and 29, 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:38pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC’s Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong’o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone’s a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

UPDATE: [Theory] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (1/31/08); collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:19pm
Alfred J. Drake

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on Oscar Wilde's
critical essays with an emphasis on how those texts were received in the
author's own time and how they have impacted contemporary debates in
criticism and theory. I will also consider abstracts that deal with
Wilde's fiction, poetry, or drama if they suit the collection's emphasis.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (1/31/08); collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:18pm
Alfred J. Drake

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on Oscar Wilde's
critical essays with an emphasis on how those texts were received in the
author's own time and how they have impacted contemporary debates in
criticism and theory. I will also consider abstracts that deal with
Wilde's fiction, poetry, or drama if they suit the collection's emphasis.

UPDATE: [Collections] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (1/31/08); collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:17pm
Alfred J. Drake

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on Oscar Wilde's
critical essays with an emphasis on how those texts were received in the
author's own time and how they have impacted contemporary debates in
criticism and theory. I will also consider abstracts that deal with
Wilde's fiction, poetry, or drama if they suit the collection's emphasis.

CFP: [Graduate] The Politics of Play: Art, Asthetics, and the Ludic

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 5:11pm
Megan Heuer

The Politics of Play: Art, Aesthetics, and the Ludic
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Opening Lecture: TylerJo Smith, Assistant Professor, Greek Art and
Archaeology, UVA
Keynote Lecture: McKenzie Wark, Associate Professor, Media Studies, Eugene
Lang College and the New School for Social Research

UPDATE: [Poetry] Poetry and Translation

updated: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 2:14pm
Adrian Hunter

Poetry and Translation, 17-20 July 2008
University of Stirling, UK

A major international conference. See our website www.poetryandtranslation.stir.ac.uk

Papers are invited on the subject of poetry and translation from classical antiquity to the
contemporary.

Topics might include:

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