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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 4:00pm
Judith Broome

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, San
Francisco, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

Electronic submissions preferred. Proposals by 15 March 2008 to
broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne NJ 07470

CFP: [Children] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:53pm
Judith

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, San
Francisco, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

Electronic submissions preferred. Proposals by 15 March 2008 to
broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne NJ 07470

CFP: [General] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:46pm
Judith

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, in San
Francisico, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2008 to: broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

Electronic submissions preferred.

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

CFP: [Film] Film Panel (Open Topic), 3/1/08

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:16pm
Liana Silva

I am currently accepting for the Film (Open Topic) Panel at the RMMLA 2008
Conference, which will take place in Reno, Nevada from October 9 to 11,
2008. You need not be a member of RMMLA to submit a paper abstract, but you
must become a member by April 1, 2008 to present in the panel if your
abstract is accepted. Paper abstracts are due by March 1st, 2008. Please
include name, institution affiliation, and contact information, along with
a 250-word abstract of your paper. Paper abstracts from different areas
within film are accepted, but I am especially interested in papers that
focus on film noir, a cycle of Hollywood films produced in the 1940s and

UPDATE: [Children] Terminus, a Harry Potter Conference; 2/2/08; 7-11 Aug 2008

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 6:07am
Sharon Goetz

Chicago, IL
August 7-11, 2008
A Harry Potter Conference presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Terminus, an interdisciplinary Harry Potter-themed conference to take place
August 7-11, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois, seeks papers, panels, interactive
workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentation formats suitable
for an audience of academics, students, professionals, and fans.

CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 11:11pm
Hannah Emery

Keynote Speaker: Paula Fass, author of Children of a New World: Society,
Culture, and Globalization

The University of California, Berkeley Children’s Literature Working Group
invites papers on the theme of canons of children’s literature for its
conference to be held on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, 15 March 2008.

CFP: [General] Literature and Fashion

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 10:39pm
Sara Bernstein

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 9-11, 2008.
 
          * * * * * * *
Both literature and fashion are often figured as simultaneously enacting
and disrupting a multitude of borders, from the division between an
individual’s body and mind, to the boundaries of empires and nation-states.
The 2008 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is seeking papers that
explore the relationship between these two forms. Papers may use fashion as
a lens through which to understand a literary work or works, or fashion and
literature may work together to explore broader cultural issues. We are

CFP: [Gender Studies] MLA 2008, Intl Virginia Woolf Society

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 7:35pm
Brenda Helt

CFP on behalf of the International Virginia Woolf Society for a panel
session at the 2008 MLA Convention in San Francisco:

“Troping the Light Fantastic: Woolf's Use of Desire and Pleasure.”
Discussions of the use of desire, pleasure, and intimacy to treat topics
rarely associated with sex and sexuality: creativity, inspiration,
epistemology, politics, spirituality. Abstracts of 500 words or less due
by March 15, by email to Brenda Helt, helt0010_at_umn.edu.

CFP: [Poetry] Geoffrey Hill and His Contexts

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 6:19pm
Matthew Sperling

CALL FOR PAPERS: Geoffrey Hill and His Contexts

This two-day conference will be held on 2 and 3 July, 2008, at Keble College,
Oxford â€" Geoffrey Hill’s alma mater, and the college of which he is an
Honorary Fellow. Kenneth Haynes, John Lyon, and Peter McDonald are confirmed
as speakers, and Geoffrey Hill will give a reading from his work, on 3 July.

UPDATE: [Graduate] deadline extended

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 5:26pm
Laura Eidam

The 2008 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric (Evolving
Intertextualities: Voices, Visions, and Virtualities) is excepting
proposals for individual and group presentations through the end of
January, 2008. Please note that the contact information has changed: please
direct queries and proposals directly to the conference directors, Clare
Chesher and Laura Eidam, at ascc26_at_uaa.alaska.edu and/or
aslbe_at_uaa.alaska.edu. For more information, visit our website,
www.uaa.alaska.edu/pacrim.

CFP: [American] âRe-viewing Adrienne Richâs Poeticsâ

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 4:56pm
Mary Newell

Cfp ALA (5/22-25 2008)

“Re-viewing Adrienne Rich’s Poetics”
 
American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco; May 22-25, 2008
Deadline for proposals: January 20, 2008

I am inviting submissions for a proposed ALA panel on Adrienne Rich,
preferably focused on writings from the 1980’s forward. I welcome a
variety of approaches to her poetics, including, but not limited to,
geographical, ecocritical, feminist, historical, and comparative.
Depending on the response, the panel may be organized in a presentation or
round table format.
Please send 500-word abstracts and brief bio by Jan. 20 to Mary Newell at
mnewell4_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [American] Eugenics in American History and Culture (1/24; ALA 5/22-25)

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 5:51am
Christina Mar

The Society for the Study of Mixed Race invites paper submissions on all
aspects of eugenics in American history and culture for a panel to take
place at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (details
below). Widely influential in early 20th century America, eugenic thought
informed anti-miscegenation laws, anti-immigration movements,
intelligence theories, etc. Witnessing Nazi atrocities ostensibly stemmed
the eugenic tide in the U.S., but recent scholarship suggests eugenics,
in the forms of discriminatory birth control practices and technologies
introduced by the science of human genetics (cloning, screening,
engineering), remains a powerful current in contemporary American

CFP: [Collections] Medievalists Read the Fiction of M.R. James (04/30/08)

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 2:18am
Fred Porcheddu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are currently soliciting essay proposals for an edited collection on
the fiction of M. R. James, tentatively titled “Medievalists Read the
Antiquary: Essays on the Fiction of M. R. James.” As the title reflects,
we are interested in proposals which engage the relationship between
James’s academic medieval studies and his ghost stories, and therefore we
especially invite proposals by specialists in medieval literature,
textuality, history, and art history.

CFP: [Medieval] Medievalists Read the Fiction of M.R. James (04/30/08)

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 2:15am
Fred Porcheddu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We are currently soliciting essay proposals for an edited collection on
the fiction of M. R. James, tentatively titled “Medievalists Read the
Antiquary: Essays on the Fiction of M. R. James.” As the title reflects,
we are interested in proposals which engage the relationship between
James’s academic medieval studies and his ghost stories, and therefore we
especially invite proposals by specialists in medieval literature,
textuality, history, and art history.

CFP: [American] Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

updated: 
Friday, January 4, 2008 - 8:39pm
Grace Wetzel

"Get a Move On!": Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
Carolina

Keynote Speaker: Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

Dates: March 7-8, 2008

Abstract Deadline: January 25, 2008

Immigrants and expatriates, sailors and soldiers, travelers and
wanderers, men and women: people in the nineteenth century were moving.
Novels and new inventions such as railroads, steamships, and street cars
provided vehicles of transport for individuals and their imaginations,
while the transnational movements of ideas and populations gave rise to a
newly globalized Anglo-American literature.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Deadline Extension: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

updated: 
Friday, January 4, 2008 - 8:37pm
Grace Wetzel

"Get a Move On!": Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
Carolina

Dates: March 7-8, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Abstract Deadline: January 25, 2008

Immigrants and expatriates, sailors and soldiers, travelers and
wanderers, men and women: people in the nineteenth century were moving.
Novels and new inventions such as railroads, steamships, and street cars
provided vehicles of transport for individuals and their imaginations,
while the transnational movements of ideas and populations gave rise to a
newly globalized Anglo-American literature.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Deadline Extension: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

updated: 
Friday, January 4, 2008 - 8:35pm
Grace Wetzel

"Get a Move On!": Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
Carolina
Dates: March 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract Deadline: January 25, 2008

Immigrants and expatriates, sailors and soldiers, travelers and
wanderers, men and women: people in the nineteenth century were moving.
Novels and new inventions such as railroads, steamships, and street cars
provided vehicles of transport for individuals and their imaginations,
while the transnational movements of ideas and populations gave rise to a
newly globalized Anglo-American literature.

CFP: [Victorian] Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Life Writing

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 8:47am
Anna Barton

Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing

Keynote Speakers: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia),
Professor Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester), Professor David
Vincent (Open University) and Professor Colin Cruise (University of
Wales, Aberystwyth).

Keele University solicits submissions for a two-day conference to be held
in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its Victorian Studies Programme.

UPDATE: [Children] Children's Literature and the Legal System

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 12:02am
Ramona Caponegro

“Children’s Literature and the Legal System”
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

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.

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