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CFP: [Theory] ACLA: Operation Sedition Is a Go: Democracy and its Discontents

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:24pm
zlatan filipovic

Call for Papers for the seminar at the American Comparative
Literature Association Annual Meeting: "Arrivals and Departures"
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Operation Sedition Is a Go!
Democracy and its Discontents

Seminar Organiser: Zlatan Filipovic, Goldsmiths, University of London

“Democracy has always been suicidal, and if there is a to-come for it, it is only on the condition
of thinking life otherwise, life and the force of life.”

â€" Jacques Derrida

CFP: [20th] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Abstract Nov 1st,"Transgression" of the Prose Poem

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:24pm
Marqueshia Wilson

“My little crazy beloved was serving me dinner, and through the dining
room’s open window I was contemplating the moving architectures that God
fashions from vapors, the marvelous constructions of the impalpable. And
I was saying to myself, through my contemplation, ‘All those
phantasmagorias are almost as beautiful as the eyes of my beautiful
beloved, my little green-eyed monstrous madwoman.’
        And suddenly I received a violent punch in the back, and I heard
a hoarse and charming voice, a hysterical voice and husky as if from
brandy, the voice of my dear little beloved, which was saying, ‘Will you
ever eat your soup, you goddamn cloud peddler!’”

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Abstract Nov 1st,"Transgression" of the P

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:22pm
Marqueshia Wilson

“My little crazy beloved was serving me dinner, and through the dining
room’s open window I was contemplating the moving architectures that God
fashions from vapors, the marvelous constructions of the impalpable. And
I was saying to myself, through my contemplation, ‘All those
phantasmagorias are almost as beautiful as the eyes of my beautiful
beloved, my little green-eyed monstrous madwoman.’
        And suddenly I received a violent punch in the back, and I heard
a hoarse and charming voice, a hysterical voice and husky as if from
brandy, the voice of my dear little beloved, which was saying, ‘Will you
ever eat your soup, you goddamn cloud peddler!’”

CFP: [Poetry] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Abstract Nov 1st,"Transgression" of the Prose Poem

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:18pm
Marqueshia Wilson

“My little crazy beloved was serving me dinner, and through the dining
room’s open window I was contemplating the moving architectures that God
fashions from vapors, the marvelous constructions of the impalpable. And
I was saying to myself, through my contemplation, ‘All those
phantasmagorias are almost as beautiful as the eyes of my beautiful
beloved, my little green-eyed monstrous madwoman.’
        And suddenly I received a violent punch in the back, and I heard
a hoarse and charming voice, a hysterical voice and husky as if from
brandy, the voice of my dear little beloved, which was saying, ‘Will you
ever eat your soup, you goddamn cloud peddler!’”

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Comparative Diasporas

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 7:48pm
Ursula Lindqvist

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association Conference
April 24-27
Long Beach, California USA
www.acla.org

Re-Writing the Promised Land: Comparative Diasporas

CFP: [Theory] ACLA 2008: Revisiting Historicism (deadline 11/15/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 6:36pm
Carolyn Betensky

Revisiting Historicism
Panel for 2008 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 24 - 27, 2008
California State University, Long Beach
 
Panel organizers: Carolyn Betensky, Department of English, University of
Rhode Island, and Susan Hiner, Department of French, Vassar College

Historicism is no longer new. In many disciplines across the humanities
and social sciences, once-iconoclastic historicist approaches now
constitute a dominant (and in some disciplines, the dominant)
methodological and theoretical paradigm. Nowadays, the injunction “Always
historicize!” can sound less like an urgent call than a demand to toe the
line.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] ACLA 2008: Revisiting Historicism (deadline 11/15/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 6:31pm
Carolyn Betensky

Revisiting Historicism
Panel for 2008 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
April 24 - 27, 2008
California State University, Long Beach
 
Panel organizers: Carolyn Betensky, Department of English, University of
Rhode Island, and Susan Hiner, Department of French, Vassar College

Historicism is no longer new. In many disciplines across the humanities
and social sciences, once-iconoclastic historicist approaches now
constitute a dominant (and in some disciplines, the dominant)
methodological and theoretical paradigm. Nowadays, the injunction “Always
historicize!” can sound less like an urgent call than a demand to toe the
line.

CFP: [Graduate] Student Essay Contest (11/12/07; MAWSA 3/29/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 6:30pm
Karen Weekes

MAWSA 2008 Student Essay Contest

The Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce the
seventh annual Student Prize for Scholarly Excellence in Women's Studies.

Two awards, underwritten by the Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association
and the Susquehanna University Honors Program, are given annually to one
undergraduate and one graduate student who submit the best previously
unpublished essays on any aspect of women's studies scholarship. Writers of
the winning essays will each receive a $50 cash award and be recognized at
the 2008 MAWSA conference on March 29, 2008, at Penn State University,
Abington College.

Submissions must be received by November 12, 2007.

CFP: [Gender Studies] Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 6:26pm
Karen Weekes

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Conference, March 29, 2008
Penn State University, Abington College
Abington, PA (near Philadelphia)
 
“Privilege & Prejudice”
 
Featuring keynote address by
Peggy McIntosh
Author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

(also featuring a pre-conference reading by Katha Pollitt)

UPDATE: [Collections] ELN Issue "Time and Literature" (12/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 4:24pm
eln2_at_colorado.edu

Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to December
1, 2007.

Call for Papers: ELN 46.1, “Time and Literature.”
 
A respected forum since 1962 for English literary studies, ELN (English
Language Notes) has undergone a change in editorship and an extensive
makeover. It is now a biannual journal devoted exclusively to special
topics in all fields of literary and cultural studies. The new ELN is
particularly determined to revive and reenergize its traditional commitment
to shorter notes, often no more than three to four pages in print. This
attribute of the journal provides a unique forum for cutting-edge scholarly
debate and exchange in the humanities.

UPDATE: [Film] Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Popular Culture Association

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 3:39pm
Tanya R. Cochran

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Popular Culture Association
will continue to take submissions for the March 2008 conference in San
Francisco until November 9, 2007. Previous deadline was October 15.

See earlier post for CFP or visit the PCA website at <www.pcaaca.org>.

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UPDATE: [Medieval] Conference for Medieval Studies at Purdue University (grad) (11/1/07; 2/15-2/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 12:47pm
Karen Robinson

Deadline has been extended.

The sixth annual Conference for Medieval Studies, a graduate student
conference sponsored by Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval Studies student
organization, will be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
from February 15-16, 2008. The theme for this year’s conference will be
"Authority, Authorship, and Audience in the Middle Ages."

Eve Salisbury, Associate Professor of English at Western Michigan
University, will be the plenary speaker for this year’s conference.

CFP: [Graduate] About Face: Depicting the Self in the Written and Visual Arts (February 29âMarch 1, 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 2:08am
Paola Ugolini

Call for papers
New York University
February 29â€"March 1, 2008

About Face: Depicting the Self in the Written and Visual Arts

Prosopopeia is the trope of autobiography, by which one’s name . . . is made as intelligible and
memorable as a face.
PAUL DE MAN, Autobiography as De-facement

I approach the self not as an entity but as an activity, a continual process that gives rise to
concepts by which an
individual both distinguishes herself from others . . . and situates herself in relation to these
other[s].
JENIJOY LA BELLE, Herself Beheld

CFP: [Graduate] Philosophy and the Event

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 10:05pm
Eric Morelli

Philosophy and the Event is a graduate student conference that will be held at Emory University
from 02/29/08-03/01/08 focusing on the notion of the event in postmodern thought and its roots
in the history of philosophy. The keynote speaker will be John D. Caputo. We are calling for papers
that deal with the notion of the event in such thinkers as Caputo, Heidegger, Derrida, Deleuze,
Badiou, Benjamin, Zizek, etc. Especially, we are looking for papers that tie the notion of the event
to postmodernism as a whole movement and attempt to show how an emphasis on the event
characterizes philosophy today as distinct from or fundamentally similar to other movements in the

CFP: [American] Emily Dickinson Society ALA Panels

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 8:38pm
Cindy MacKenzie

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at
the annual American Literature Association conference, to be held this
year at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco
May 22-25 2008.

The two topics:/themes:

UPDATE: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 7:11pm
Hannah Emery

Call for Proposals: Canons of Children’s Literature
15 March 2008, University of California, Berkeley

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: [American] H.D. and Marianne Moore (1/18/08; ALA 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:28pm
Lara Vetter

The Marianne Moore Society and the H.D. International Society invite papers
to be delivered at a joint panel at the American Literature Association
Conference in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008.

Marianne Moore and H.D. met at Bryn Mawr and later reconnected when Moore
submitted poetry to the journal The Egoist, for which H.D. was acting as an
editor. That connection grew into a significant literary friendship that
lasted well beyond the Second World War. This panel seeks papers that
present new readings of the biographical and/or textual connections between
these two major modernist writers.

CFP: [Children] Canons of Childrenâs Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:25pm
Hannah Emery

Call for Proposals: Canons of Children’s Literature
15 May 2008, University of California, Berkeley

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: [Cultural-Historical] Latin America, Race and Sexuality at CSA (New York: 5/22-24/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:25pm
Ed Chamberlain

For the 2008 Cultural Studies Association conference at New York
University, I invite abstracts to form a panel about the cultural
intersections of race and sexuality in Latin American representation. The
lenses of culture, race and sexuality are open to interpretation, but
presenters are asked to establish substantive connections between these
forms. This panel welcomes proposals that make use of innovative,
interdisciplinary and transnational approaches. To submit to this panel,
please send an abstract of 500 words and a CV to Ed Chamberlain at
edachamb_at_indiana.edu. The use of Word document attachments are preferred
for submission. The deadline to submit abstracts will be Thursday,

CFP: [Graduate] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:15pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:13pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

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