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UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Professio

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:01pm
Matt Hurwitz

The University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization is proud to
announce the speakers for our upcoming 2008 Graduate
Conference “Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in
Literature, Composition, and the Profession” to be held March 7-8. This
year’s speakers will be Patricia Bizzell, Meredith Hall, and Sharon
O’Dair. We are thrilled that they have all agreed to speak on various
aspects of the conference theme. See below for more detailed information
about each speaker.

We are also announcing a change to our proposal deadline; the new
deadline is Monday, December 10th by noon.

CFP: [20th] ACLA 2008: World Writers & Local Ecosystems

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 7:35pm
Allison Carruth

What are the relationships between global novelists â€" whose works are
translated almost instantly into dozens of languages â€" and the local places
and spaces that those works alternately memorialize and critique? If we
consider such contemporary novelists as J.M. Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Orhan
Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o, how are we to account for the
conflicts between local narratives of conflict, oppression, and
environmental injustice and the novelist’s own status as an expatriate,
exile, or cosmopolitan artist? Open to considerations of globalization,
translation, ecocriticism, and literary form, this seminar will investigate

UPDATE: [Film] Joss Whedon's Fantasy Worlds

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 6:18pm
Alyson Buckman

DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Special CFP: Joss Whedon's Fantasy Worlds: comics, Buffy, Angel,
Firefly, Serenity... Dollhouse?

Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/21/07; 2/13-16/2008)

The 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA

February 13-16, 2008

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] SW/TX PCA/ACA Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 5:06pm
Elizabeth Festa

Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture
Association
Feb 13-16 2008
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Proposals are still being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles,
Collectors, Collections Area. Listed below are some suggestions for
possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome:

CFP: [American] Humor on the Cutting Edge_ALA

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 3:23pm
Sharon McCoy

Call for Papers: American Humor Studies Association panel for the American
Literature Association Conference, May 22-25, 2008, in San Francisco.

" 'For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread': Humor on the Cutting Edge"

CFP: [Theatre] Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and the Early Modern World

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:22pm
Gregory J. Thompson

PCA/ACA 2008
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
San Francisco Marriot,
San Francisco, California
March 19-22, 2008

Proposals are now being accepted for “Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and
the Early Modern World.” Any and all aspects of culture from this time
period are encouraged. The emphasis is on the “Early Modern World.”
We are interested not only in the literature and drama but other art
forms, technology and material culture from this era. We are also eager
to open the conversation up to interests outside England. We encourage
those with an interest in areas such as Spanish Theatre and literature
before 1700 to make proposals.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and the Early Modern World

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:21pm
Gregory J. Thompson

PCA/ACA 2008
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
San Francisco Marriot,
San Francisco, California
March 19-22, 2008

Proposals are now being accepted for “Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and
the Early Modern World.” Any and all aspects of culture from this time
period are encouraged. The emphasis is on the “Early Modern World.”
We are interested not only in the literature and drama but other art
forms, technology and material culture from this era. We are also eager
to open the conversation up to interests outside England. We encourage
those with an interest in areas such as Spanish Theatre and literature
before 1700 to make proposals.

CFP: [Romantic] PCA/ACA Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and the Early Modern World

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:19pm
Gregory J. Thompson

PCA/ACA 2008
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
San Francisco Marriot,
San Francisco, California
March 19-22, 2008

Proposals are now being accepted for “Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and
the Early Modern World.” Any and all aspects of culture from this time
period are encouraged. The emphasis is on the “Early Modern World.”
We are interested not only in the literature and drama but other art
forms, technology and material culture from this era. We are also eager
to open the conversation up to interests outside England. We encourage
those with an interest in areas such as Spanish Theatre and literature
before 1700 to make proposals.

CFP: [International] Caribbean Women's Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:03pm
Evelyn Hawthorne

CALL FOR PAPERS
11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN WOMEN
WRITERS AND SCHOLARS (ACWWS)

May 19-23, 2008

St. George’s, Grenada

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 31, 2007
CONFERENCE THEME: Traditions and Legacies, Revisions and Interventions:
Caribbean Women’s Writing in the 21st century

CFP: [Theory] NALS: Levinas and the Sacred

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 10:46pm
Sol Neely

NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Third Annual Conference and Meeting: “Levinas and the Sacred”
August 31-September 2, 2008 | Seattle University

Call for papers

“The Sacred â€" together with the fear and trembling…”
Emmanuel Levinas, Difficult Freedom

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women and Literature: Past, Present, Future - Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 9:22pm
Elizabeth Ross

As Virginia Woolf observed in her time that it was only a matter of time
before women would take an equal role with men in society, we continue to
see growth and change to that end. Women’s Studies departments are
appearing and growing on more college campuses each year, and their work is
building more bridges with other areas of study, from literature and
education to psychology and anthropology and just about everything in
between. Their studies continue to raise important questions, such as the
possibility of a link between the low standing of Education departments on
campus and the fact that teaching has been a traditionally “female”

CFP: [Graduate] Dismembering, Remembering, Fleshing Out the Body (grad) (1/15/08; 2/15/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 9:09pm
Andrew Albin

FLESHING OUT THE TEXT
Fifth Annual Graduate Conference at Brandeis University
February 15, 2008

Plenary speakers:
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Brandeis University
Second speaker, TBA

Innovative critical approaches sensitive to the body constantly reveal it
as an occluded term at the center of many of our cultural, ethical, and
aesthetic discourses. Our constructions of race, economy, law, desire,
nationhood, textuality, and even language itself owe more to the body
than their surfaces may readily acknowledge.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 8:37pm
Matt Hurwitz

The University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization is proud to
announce the speakers for our upcoming 2008 Graduate
Conference “Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in
Literature, Composition, and the Profession” to be held March 7-8. This
year’s speakers will be Patricia Bizzell, Meredith Hall, and Sharon
O’Dair. We are thrilled that they have all agreed to speak on various
aspects of the conference theme. See below for more detailed information
about each speaker.

We are also announcing a change to our proposal deadline; the new
deadline is Monday, December 10th by noon.

CFP: [18th] Collection onf Richard Brinsley Sheridan

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 7:10pm
Daniel J. Ennis

Call for Proposals

Raising the Screen: New Perspectives on Richard Brinsley Sheridan

To be edited by Jack DeRochi and Daniel J. Ennis

The editors invite essay proposals for a book-length collection dedicated
to the life and works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). While
Sheridan continues to be viewed as a central figure in theatrical history
and as an important contributor to the political traditions of Great
Britain, contemporary scholarship lacks a comprehensive look at his long
public career and its impact on modern British and Irish culture.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Step Across This Line - UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Conference - Submission info

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 6:25pm
Liz Smith

Please submit an abstract or synopsis of approximately 300 words to
egsa_at_uncc.edu in the body of the e-mail or as a Microsoft Word
attachment by December 15, 2007. Please put “EGSA Conference” in the
subject line of the e-mail

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UPDATE: [Ethnic] Southeast Asians in the Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 5:22pm
Fiona Ngo

Southeast Asians in the Diaspora Conference

Call for Proposals

Location: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
Date: 15-16 April 2008
Submission Deadline: Postmarked or Emailed by 16 November 2007.

Confirmed Keynotes: Linda Vo (UC Irvine) and Khatharya Um (UC Berkeley)
Confirmed Roundtable Participants: Viet Le (USC), Louisa Schein (Rutgers), Dia Cha (St. Cloud
University), and Shirley Tang (UMASS Boston)

CFP: [International] INTERIORS conference, Ustron, Poland, September 18 - 21, 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 5:06pm
Katarzyna Nowak

“I think most of our lives are made up of both things visible and things
interior, with a large chunk of them being interior,” Stephen Dunn has
claimed. This, obviously, does not concern our lives only, but also the
world around us, in which almost every thing seems to have its other life,
the inner one, pulsating in its veins. Just because of their invisibility
or infinitesimality, the interiors elude quantification, although their
influence may be experienced acutely. For the same reasons, and perhaps
also because of their multitude of meanings, they constitute a difficult
theme to explore. Therefore we invite you to attend the INTERIORS

CFP: [American] Emily Dickinson sessions @ ALA 5/22-25 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 4:55pm
Stephanie Tingley

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

The two topics:/themes:

CFP: [International] Irish and Scottish Migration and Settlement: Intellectual, Political and Environmental Frontiers

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 2:09pm
Dr Rosalyn Trigger

The AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of
Aberdeen will host a series of three one-day interdisciplinary
conferences in 2008 looking at the global experiences of Irish and
Scottish migrants and their descendants. Participants are invited to
consider the varied ways in which Irish and Scottish overseas settlement
led to the exploration of new intellectual, political and
environmental "frontiers." Keynote speakers include Patrick Griffin
(Univ. of Virginia), John MacKenzie (Lancaster University), Lindsay
Proudfoot (Queen's University Belfast), and David Wilson (Univ. of
Toronto). Each one-day event will focus on a different theme:

CFP: [Film] MEDIASCAPE (UCLA) call for papers

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 7:32am
Brett McCracken

UCLA's film, television, and digital media e-journal, Mediascape, is now
accepting submissions for its next issue. This journal, a place for
articles pertaining to visual culture, is peer-reviewed and published on an
annual table. The deadline for the next issue is the 1st of January 2008.
For more detailed information about Mediascape and this call for papers,
please visit our website:

http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/index.htm

FEATURES:

The features section is seeking articles that consider themes and
variations of comedy within all areas of media studies.

CFP: [Ethnic] America and the Holocaust––CSA Conference May 22–24

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 3:20am
Michael Schuldiner

How have Americans experiencedâ€"physically manifested and internalizedâ€"the
experience of both Jewish victimhood and Nazi criminality? What do
American literature, music, art, theatre, and film about the Holocaust
tell us about the Americans who create them? Why and how has the
Holocaust become a central feature of the American heritage landscape?
These questions and others concerning the holocaust in America will be
addressed by the participants on this panel at the Cultural Studies
Association Annual Meeitng at New York University from May 22-24, 2008.
Abstracts of proposed papers should be no more than 500 words and should
be submitted along with a short curriculum vitae to Michael Schuldiner at

CFP: [American] America and the Holocaust––CSA Conference May 22–24

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 3:17am
Michael

How have Americans experiencedâ€"physically manifested and internalizedâ€"the
experience of both Jewish victimhood and Nazi criminality? What do
American literature, music, art, theatre, and film about the Holocaust
tell us about the Americans who create them? Why and how has the
Holocaust become a central feature of the American heritage landscape?
These questions and others concerning the holocaust in America will be
addressed by the participants on this panel at the Cultural Studies
Association Annual Meeitng at New York University from May 22-24, 2008.
Abstracts of proposed papers should be no more than 500 words and should
be submitted along with a short curriculum vitae to Michael Schuldiner at

CFP: [Cultural–Historical] America and the Holocaust––CSA Conference May 22–24

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 3:15am
Michael Schuldiner

How have Americans experiencedâ€"physically manifested and internalizedâ€"the
experience of both Jewish victimhood and Nazi criminality? What do
American literature, music, art, theatre, and film about the Holocaust
tell us about the Americans who create them? Why and how has the
Holocaust become a central feature of the American heritage landscape?
These questions and others concerning the holocaust in America will be
addressed by the participants on this panel at the Cultural Studies
Association Annual Meeitng at New York University from May 22-24, 2008.
Abstracts of proposed papers should be no more than 500 words and should
be submitted along with a short curriculum vitae to Michael Schuldiner at

CFP: [Ethnic] Association for Canadian Jewish Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 12:38am
Aviva Atlani

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (ACJS) will be holding its 32nd
Annual Conference on June 1-3, 2008 at the University of British Columbia
in Vancouver as part of the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities. The
conference provides a platform for original scholarly research in Canadian
Jewish history, life and culture from an array of disciplines.

UPDATE: [General] Annual Conference & Essay Contest of the NJCEA

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:34pm
Burt Kimmelman

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Keynote Speaker: Edward Halsey Foster

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers
considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual
conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language,
literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of
literature and writing.

UPDATE: [General] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:00pm
Barbara

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Sociology and
Folklore in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International Conference on
the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:00pm
Barbara

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Sociology and
Folklore in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International Conference on
the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

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