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CFP: [Film] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [American] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:36am
Douglas Dowland

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

CFP: [Film] Buster Keaton Festival Student Presenter Competition

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 2:25am
Lisa Stein

Call for Entries

The 16th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, to be held September 26th &
27th, 2008 in Iola, Kansas, would like to announce its first annual
Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the
schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take
part in the celebration each year and will receive a travel grant of $500
to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected
to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in
PowerPoint format (with imagesâ€"either still or moving) and so must be
able to attend the conference as scheduled.

CFP: [20th] Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism.

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:45pm
Emily Sharpe

In the Foreword to Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan explains that because “it
is a novel of Canada … some of the characters in the book are presumed to
speak only English, others only French, while many are bilingual.” The
novel’s dialogue, however, is written solely in English. This panel will
explore representations of Canada ’s land, communities, citizens, and
dialects. How does language inform nationality and the concept of only two
linguistic and cultural solitudes? How do provincial, territorial, and
municipal allegiances undermine or bolster the image of a united country
with a national literature? Papers on Quebecois, First Nations, and

CFP: [Computing-Internet] 2008 SCMLA Computers and English Panel

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 3:49pm
John Jones

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages South Central Modern Language
Association Annual Convention November 6â€"8, 2008 San Antonio, TX.
 
The 2008 SCMLA Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages session welcomes
submissions on any aspect of computer-assisted instruction, humanities computing, electronic
literacy, or related topic. Please send papers or 500-word abstract to John Jones at <john-m-
jones_at_mail.utexas.edu>.
 
Submissions due Friday, March 14. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, April 14.
 
 
The 2008 SCMLA Annual Conference will take place in San Antonio, TX on November 6â€"8, 2008.

CFP: [Graduate] VERNAL TEMPORALITIES: IMAGINING THE NEW IN LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:31pm
Mark Patkowski

Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
Saturday 3 May, 2008
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Brooklyn, New York

Guest Speaker: Michael Stone-Richards, Department of Liberal Studies
                        College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

UPDATE: [Renaissance] The Idea of the Individual: MLA 2008 Special Session Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:35am
Lynne Simpson

Jacob Burckhardt, in his seminal work of intellectual history, The
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, defines the idea of the
individual for the nineteenth century, locating it among the combative
early modern city-states: “The more frequently the governing party was
changed, the more the individual was led to make the utmost of the
exercise and enjoyment of power” (83). To what extent does the
construction of the individual depend upon socially determined dynamics
of power? Is there a dialectic or a more productive way to conceive of
the place of the individual in the Renaissance? Essays might seek to
place the ideology of individualism in a literary, philosophical,

CFP: [Theatre] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:33pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

UPDATE: [Religion] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:32pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

CFP: [General] War Literature and the Arts: SCMLA 11/6-8/08 San Antonio &quot;Borders&quot;

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:55pm
Elizabeth Cawns

War, Literature & the Arts, a permanent panel of the South Central Modern
Language Association, seeks papers for its November, 2008 conference in
San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme this year is "borders" of all
kinds.

Considering especially Hamlet's reflections on the issue of borders and
war as he leaves Denmark, the War, Literature & the Arts panel invites
discussion of border wars of all periods. We would especially welcome
discussion of propaganda in literature from both sides of a border
conflict, as well as discussion of performance.

CFP: [International] Literary cultures new performances and development

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 7:39pm
Maria Hermínia Amado Laurel

     

APEF Forum 2008

Literary Cultures: new performances & development

Universidade de Aveiro â€" Portugal
2nd â€" 3rd October 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

APEF (the Portuguese Association for French Studies) and the” Readings.
Discourses. Contexts” research group of the University of Aveiro’s
(Portugal) Centre for Languages and Cultures (CLC) are the joint
organisers of this international colloquium to be held at the University
of Aveiro on the 2nd and 3rd October 2008.

UPDATE: [Travel] Extended Deadline: Teaching Literature through Travel Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:23pm
Susan Schaper

The deadline for paper submissions for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language
Association panel on teaching literature through travel and off-campus
experience has been extended to February 29th.

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Reno, Nevada

October 9-11, 2008

Teaching Literature through Travel

CFP: [Victorian] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
Dr. Esther Godfrey

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

CFP: [Romantic] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
Dr. Esther Godfrey

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

UPDATE: [Film] UPDATE

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 11:09am
Tobias Hochscherf

Call for Papers
SCIENCE FICTION IN BRITISH FILM AND TELEVISION Area
2008 Film & History Conference
"Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond"
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second-Round Deadline: May 1, 2008

AREA: Science Fiction in British Film and Television

CFP: [Poetry] Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 11:36pm
Janice Reynolds

Call for Proposals: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 3 - 4, 2008
Coastal Georgia Center
Savannah, Georgia
Keynote Speaker: Carol Simpson

Proposal deadline: April 15, 2008

For complete conference details and access to the online submission form,
please visit the website at:

http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolit.html

Join us in Savannah for this annual conference jointly hosted by
Georgia Southern University's:

CFP: [Collections] ManuScript CFP, &quot;Senses&quot; Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:42pm
Burcu Alkan

CALL FOR PAPERS â€" SENSES JOURNAL ISSUE

ManuScript, the Postgraduate Journal of English and American Studies, in
the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester,
invites papers from postgraduates within English, American, Literary and
Cultural studies programmes to be published online. This online issue of
ManuScript will extend the debates from our conference, which took place on
7 December 2007, on the broad theme of “Senses.”

Papers are encouraged from a diversity of fields and trans-disciplinary
viewpoints. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Film] Southerners in Contemporary Film (4/1/08; SAMLA, 11/7/08-11/9/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 9:46pm
Andrew Leiter

This session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in
contemporary film. Topics might include (but are not limited to)
southerners “abroad,” “foreigners” in the South, commercialization of
southern culture, complications of traditional southern images, and
developing trends in gender and/or racial representations. We welcome
submissions considering independent or popular films. The 2008 SAMLA
Convention is being held November 7-9 in Louisville, KY. By April 1, 2008,
please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliation, and contact
information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College, at
leiter_at_lycoming.edu. The 2008 SAMLA Convention is being held November 7-9

CFP: [American] Southerners in Contemporary Film (4/1/08; SAMLA, 11/7/08-11/9/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 9:45pm
Andrew Leiter

This session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in
contemporary film. Topics might include (but are not limited to)
southerners “abroad,” “foreigners” in the South, commercialization of
southern culture, complications of traditional southern images, and
developing trends in gender and/or racial representations. We welcome
submissions considering independent or popular films. The 2008 SAMLA
Convention is being held November 7-9 in Louisville, KY. By April 1, 2008,
please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliation, and contact
information via email to Andrew Leiter, Lycoming College, at
leiter_at_lycoming.edu. The 2008 SAMLA Convention is being held November 7-9

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