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UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] American History and Culture area (2008 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference)

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 10:55pm
Kelli Shapiro

CFP Update

New deadline for submissions to the American History and Culture area:
Proposals for the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference are due November 15, 2007.
Also, the conference website now lists several new subject areas for
receiving proposals.

Call for Papers: American History and Culture area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture / American Culture Associations
29th Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico

CFP: [Theatre] FOOT (Festival of Original Theatre): (En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in Representation

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 9:55pm
Luella Massey

The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto is
pleased to announce our annual student-run conference and festival,
the Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), running from February 28 to
March 1, 2008 at the Drama Centre. Scholars and artists are invited to
submit proposals for papers, performances and workshops for this
year's theme, ?(En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in
Representation.?

UPDATE: [American] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 8:09pm
Dannette Ewers

Call For Papers:
MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt
Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations is
inviting papers on motorcycling and its impact on American and other
societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

UPDATE: [International] Asian Theatres and The Western Worlds: Culture Alterity and Representation

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 7:04pm
C.S.Biju_at_sas.upenn.edu,

The first International Conference of Centre for Performance Research
entitled “Asian Theatres and the Western Worlds: Culture, Alterity and
Representation” will be held on 12th and 13th January 2008 at Thrissur,
Kerala, India. Major conference themes are:
• Asian Theatres and cultural interventions in the West.
• Western Theatre and the modern Asian Theatres: mimesis or mimicry?
• Adaptations and Transformations in theatres
• Intercultural and the intracultural in theatre.
• Asian Diaspora and its theaters in the West
• Alterity in theatre
• Rethinking ‘Asianness ’ in Theatres.
• History of Asian theatres in the West.

CFP: [20th]

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:30pm
Julie Taddeo

Call for Papers for a Collection “A Return to Catherine Cookson Country”

CFP: [American] Multiethnic California Literature (1/07/07; ALA 5/22-5/25 2008)

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 5:48pm
Molly Crumpton WInter

MULTIETHNIC CALIFORNIA LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
Literature Association Conference, May 22-25, 2008 in San Francisco.

This panel will explore the contributions of immigrant writers and writers
of color to the development of the California literary tradition. Papers
may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers
within one ethnic group. I am also interested in essays that do
comparative readings across cultural groups, and I hope to get papers that
represent different eras in California literary history.

CFP: [Theatre] "Comedy and Identity" at Comparative Drama Conference, March 2008

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 5:43pm
Miriam Chirico

Abstracts are invited for the panel enitled “Comedy and the Loss of
Identity” at the 32nd Comparative Drama Conference (Loyola Marymount
University, Los Angeles, March 27-29, 2008 â€" see below). Any scholars
working on dramatic representation (i.e. plays, films, television shows)
of comedy’s ability to deconstruct or undermine identity are invited to
apply to present on this panel.

Examples of identity could include those formed by social, political,
religious, or cultural associations, as well as those aspects more
specifically centered on gender, class, ethnicity, queerness, and (dis)
ability.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Sarah Kane - A Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 3:27pm
Anna Harpin

We invite abstracts for short papers for a one-day conference on Sarah
Kane. The conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on 16th
February 2008. This event is jointly organised by the University of
Cambridge, Royal Holloway, and Anglia Ruskin University.

UPDATE: [Collections] The Olive Moore Collection

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 7:14pm
Renee Dickinson

The Olive Moore Collection
   
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2007
   
   
British modernist Olive Moore published three novels and one journal in
the late 1920s and early 1930s through Charles Lahr's Red Lion Street
Bookstore and press. Her highly experimental texts, contentiously laden
with issues of gender, sexuality, maternity, nation, and geography, have
yet to receive critical attention. This collection seeks to explore her
work through multiple critical lenses in essays of 5 - 25 pages. Possible
topics may include:
   
Maternal monstrosities and the modernist project
The physical geography of Bloomsbury and Holborn
Gender and sexuality

CFP: [Gender Studies] Hispanetâs Call for Papers on Gender - August 26th 2008

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 3:15pm
Zoila Clark

Hispanet’s Call for Papers
“Gender Studies in Latin American Literature & Film”
Florida International University

August 26th, 2008

We welcome papers of 20 to 25 pages, notes and works cited included, that
represent a critical study of gender in Latin American literature and
film. Hispanet is an online journal sponsored by the Modern Language
Department of Florida International University and the Graduate Student
Organization of this department. The deadline for submission is August
26th, 2008. Suggested topic headings include but are not limited to:

CFP: [American] Willa Cather Panels: ALA May 22-25, 2008

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 2:43pm
John N. Swift

Call for Papers:

The Willa Cather Society seeks 20-minute papers for presentation in two
panels devoted to Cather scholarship at the 2008 meeting of the American
Literature Association, 5/22-5/25/2008, at the Embarcadero Center Hyatt
Regency in San Francisco.

Topics: We seek the best and most innovative of ongoing Cather
scholarship, and all topics and approaches are welcomed. Papers may also
be considered for publication in the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review,
at their authors' discretion.

CFP: [Collections] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 9:39am
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke

               CALL FOR PAPERS
          for the inaugural issue of
             NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES

NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES is a new peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary e-
journal dedicated to contemporary re-imaginings of the nineteenth century
in Literature, the Arts and Humanities.
        http://www.neovictorianstudies.com

CFP: [Theory] Peer Reviewed Collection: Adaptation Theories

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 12:23am
Jillian St Jacques

Proposals are sought for Adaptation Theories, a peer-reviewed collection to be published by the
Jan van Eyck Press. Art historians, literary scholars, cultural theorists and critics are invited to
submit abstracts for projects examining the idea of serial adaptations that traverse various
genres, theories and media. In light of Walter Benjamin’s trepidation regarding the notion of
“original” texts, how do we regard works that are adapted and readapted to the extent that they,
in some cases, contradict, refute, criticize, or even attack the original? And how can we analyze
serial adaptations in an interdisciplinary sense, while resisting the tendency to isolate singular

CFP: [Renaissance] George Herbertâs Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:42pm
Christopher Hodgkins

CALL FOR PAPERS

George Herbert’s Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
10-11 October, 2008

Plenary Speakers:
Richard Strier of the University of Chicago, Elizabeth Clarke of the
University of Warwick, and Judith Maltby of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Two University Presses have expressed interest in publication of conference
proceedings.

CFP: [Gender Studies] NWSA 2008: The Outsider Within: Twenty Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 8:54pm
Caresse John

I am in need of presenters (2-4) on Patricia Hill Collins's concept of
the outsider within. Particularly, this panel proposes to examine
Collins’s concept and its various and potential applications. Collins
discusses the ways in which this outsider within view can enrich
sociological facts and theories; however, her concept can be applied to
many women in many academic and cultural spaces.

If you have a paper or an idea for a paper in which you apply the
outsider within concept in a way other than the way Collins's envisioned,
I would love to hear from you.

Please note: this panel has not been accepted by NWSA, but I have
submitted a proposal for it.

CFP: [International] Nick Cave Conference: London, U.K., July 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 4:33pm
Dr John Baker

The University of Westminster in London, U.K., proposes to host a two-day
conference on the work and career of renowned Australian singer-
songwriter Nick Cave on July 5-6, 2008. Proposals for papers are
welcomed. The conference will primarily focus on Cave as a lyricist and
songwriter, but other perspectives - musical, cultural, critical - will
be most welcome. Please submit proposals (300 words max.) to Dr John
Baker at bakerj_at_westminster.ac.uk by November 30, 2007. Informal
preliminary enquiries are also welcome.

CFP: [Science] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:32pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [General] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:32pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

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