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CFP: [African-American] African Athena: Black Athena 20 Years on...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 4:00pm
Daniel Orrells

AFRICAN ATHENA: BLACK ATHENA 20 YEARS ON...: A CONFERENCE
6-8 NOVEMBER 2008, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, UK.
 
This is a Call for Papers from scholars of African Studies, Black British
Studies, African American Studies, of South Asia, of the Middle East, of
classicists, philologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and any
intellectual beyond these borders.
 
African Athena was Bernal's original title for Black Athena,
his "infamous" work that has confronted the modern academy with some of
the most challenging questions it has faced over the last twenty years.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks neither to demonize nor lionize

CFP: [American] ALA sessions of James Fenimore Cooper

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:59pm
Lance Schachterle

The James Fenimore Cooper Society invites proposals for papers to be read
at our two sessions at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association.

The Society will offer two sessions:

1. Cooper’s Indians, chaired by Professor Barbara A. Mann.

2. TBA, chaired by Professor Signe Wegener. These papers may deal with
any aspect of the life or works of James Fenimore Cooper.

CFP: [Theatre] Puppetry International Issue on "Voice and the Puppet", 1/4/08

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:43pm
Dassia Posner

Puppetry International seeks articles and interviews for the upcoming issue on the theme “Voice
and the Puppet.” We are looking for papers that address speech in the art of puppetry in live or
mediated performance. Articles can address, but are not limited to, topics such as the
comparative use of the human voice in various puppetry traditions, special training techniques or
creative uses of the voice in puppetry, distortion of the voice by the swazzle and other means,
the application of song, masters of the puppet voice such as the tayu in Bunraku, and
examinations of one or more specific artists/performances that have broken ground in this area

CFP: [American] ALA Panel: Ken Kesey

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:41pm
Sean Borton

Panel Proposal for the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA, May 22-28, 2008

Proposed Panel: New Readings of Ken Kesey

CFP: [Gender Studies] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:38pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:38pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [International] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:37pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [Victorian] The House of Fiction

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:37pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [Romantic] The House of Fiction

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:36pm
Francesca Saggini

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [18th] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:35pm
Francesca Boyle

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [Religion] CFP: Religion, Faith, Spirituality: An Interdisciplinary and International Postgraduate Conference

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 1:45pm
Nathan Abrams

Religion, Faith, Spirituality: An Interdisciplinary and International
Postgraduate Conference on the Past, Present and Future

25-26 June 2008

To be held by the Graduate School of the College of Arts and Humanities,
Bangor University, Wales.

Proposals for presentations are welcomed from postgraduates which consider,
but are not limited to, the following topics from the broad area of
religion, faith and spirituality:

UPDATE: [Poetry] Updated Deadline: Dante's Heart (journal), Dec 5

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 6:13am
Daniel Fusch

"Fairy stories make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one
wild moment, that they run with water."
-- G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

That’s what Dante’s Heart is looking for: stories, poetry, and art that
surprise and demand that the reader see the world as if for the first time.

The editors of Dante's Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore and
Fantasy invite submissions for their first issue, to launch in December 2007.

CFP: [General] Scholarly papers competition

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:08am
Jeff Dailey

SCHOLARLY PAPERS COMPETITION 2008

Studying the interaction of words and music is central to understanding the
relationship between art, the self, and society. Scholarly investigation
of the
myriad possible interrelations remains an indispensable tool in this
pursuit.

We are pleased to announce our second biennial Scholarly Papers
Competition,
2008, for outstanding papers on a theme related to the nterrelationship
between
words and music.

Eligibility

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Queering the Fantastic (edited collection)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 10:51pm
Robin Anne Reid

Update: Queering the Fantastic
Edited by Robin Anne Reid and Jes Battis

New Deadline for essays on specified topics (listed below)

We have received a number of excellent proposals for this volume but would
now like to solicit proposals for essays to fill gaps in the collection.

We need essays on children's/ya fantasy, fanfiction, graphic novels,
horror, and cinema, as well as theoretical pieces on the fantastic itself
as a queer medium.

We are seeking scholarly essays (20 pgs max) that explore the links
between the fantastic and queer studies.

Email abstracts (1000 word max plus Working Bibliography) to:

CFP: [Renaissance] Milton Through the Centuries

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 10:01pm
Miklos Peti

Milton Through the Centuries
International Milton Conference
The Department of English Studies at Károli Gáspár University hosts an
international conference from September 4â€"7, 2008 in Budapest to
commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton. Papers on
any aspects of Milton Studies are invited. Possible panels will include
(but are not limited to) Milton and the classics, Milton’s theology,
Milton’s politics, the critical reception of Milton’s works in the 18th
and 19th centuries, Milton controversies of the 20th century, prospects
and possibilities of Milton studies in the 21st century, etc.

CFP: [American] May 2008 Writing the Midwest: Symposium of Scholars, Creative Writers, Filmmakers

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 8:14pm
Nancy McKinney

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature invites participation in
its 38th Annual Symposium May 8-10, 2008 at Michigan State University, East
Lansing, Michigan.

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature is devoted to the study
and production of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight,
imagination, and curiosity of the members may lead. The SSML annual
symposium brings together writers, scholars, and filmmakers to present
criticism, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and films.

UPDATE: [20th] 10th Annual Conference of the Space Between Society

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 7:26pm
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

This conference addresses the representation or self-representation,
interpretations, or history of those exiled or self-exiled, and
migrant “Others” created between 1914-1945 by two world wars and the
reformation of national, ethnic, racial, classed, and gendered identities
and cultures, centers and margins, and diasporas.

CFP: [Collections] Multicultural Voices in Young Adult Literature (due late 08; book)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 5:14pm
Doug Sanders

Chelsea House, a New York publisher of reference works for schools and
libraries, is seeking authors to write five critical guides: African
American Writers, Latino Writers, Asian American Writers, Native American
Writers, and Arab American and Muslim Writers. Each title will profile, in
approximately 40,000 to 50,000 words, eight to ten prominent contemporary
figures (subject to approval) and two to four of their major works each.
The ideal authors will have taught or have familiarity with the
multicultural YA literature and writers assigned in high and middle
schools today and have experience producing school-and-library titles
targeting this readership. If qualified and interested, please send a

UPDATE: [20th] Musical Modernism: Language and Music in Modernist Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 3:36pm
Katie Brown

Musical Modernism: Essays on Language and Music in Modernist Literature
      
Abstracts are invited for a collection that focuses on the ways in which
modernist writers sought to emulate musical forms and styles in their
writing. From Joyce’s claim that writing a novel is like “composing
music,” to Pound’s belief that “poets who will not study music are
defective” through to Eliot’s statement that “a poet may gain much from
the study of music,” there is a sense in which modernist writing had to
be ‘musical.’ As writers moved away from established literary forms,
musical forms often served as the models for new forms in literature.

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