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CFP: [Gender Studies] Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxisâ

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 1:11pm
Mary McAuliffe

Writing Lesbian Culture: Theories and Praxis’

A 2-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the
Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), School of Social
Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers

KATE BORNSTEIN is an author, playwright and performance artist. Adrienne
Rich. Kate's published works include the books Gender Outlaw: On Men,
Women and the Rest of Us; My Gender Workbook; and the cyber-romance-action
novel, Nearly Roadkill with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Kate's plays and
performance pieces include Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The
Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, and y2kate: gender virus 2000.

CFP: [American] Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 12:01pm
Laura Julier

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
invites you to participate in its
38th Annual Symposium

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars, Creative Writers, and Filmmakers

May 8-10, 2008
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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: [Renaissance] "Lords of Wine and Oil": Community in Herrick and his Contemporaries

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 11:04am
Ruth Connolly

With the support of the Society for Renaissance Studies, we are pleased to
announce that a limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduate
speakers at this conference. We hope to establish a panel for postgraduate
speakers with the support of this award and invite any students
considering offering a paper at this conference to include an expression
of their interest in their email. Those graduate student who have already
sent us their proposals will automatically be considered. Please see the
updated CFP at http://herrick.ncl.ac.uk

CFP: [General] Essays for the Literary Encyclopedia

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Monday, October 15, 2007 - 8:47am
Alison Searle

Founded in 1998 The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative historical and
scholarly project of global ambition which intends eventually to provide a
description of all literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the
English-speaking world, and to provide informed guidance to critical
reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production.
The Literary Encyclopedia welcomes offers from qualified scholars to write
entries on people, topics and works, from all periods, from the ancient
world to the present, including foreign literatures translated into
English. The publication is collectively owned by its editors and authors

CFP: [Collections] Critical Takes on Raymond Carver

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 6:41am
Michael Hemmingson

Looking to put together a collection of critical essays on Raymond Carver;
the book will comprise of the best published essays in the last 10-15
years, as well as new material.

Right now I am not looking to commission essays that are not yet written.
If you have a crititical essay on Carver that you are showing around to the
journals, have one accepted, or have published one I may have nit seen, I
want to hear from you.

A number of publishers are interested in this project -- I need to gather a
comprehensive table of contents to show them.

Michael Hemmingson
michaelhemmingson_at_yahoo.com

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CFP Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, special issue: âItalian cultures: wr

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 3:56am
Ilaria Vanni

Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, special issue:
‘Italian cultures: writing Italian cultural studies in the world’.
 
Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies is seeking
articles for a special issue on Italian cultural studies. It aims at
updating existing scholarship and scoping the proliferation of interests in
this growing field. It recognizes that cultural studies practitioners write
multiple Italies within Italy itself and from provincialized Italies, with
a perspective that is both global and informed by specific local knowledge.

CFP: [Collections] "Discourse:" Transvaluating the Concept "Life" (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 9:50pm
David Harvey

There is a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal
"Discourse," which is to be guest edited by Louis-Georges Schwartz (Dept.
of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa). Essays included
will explore how the concept of "life" has been constructed and challenged
as an object of/for discourse throughout the humanities.

Please fine a more detailed account of the project below:

CFP: [Theory] Discourse: Transvaluating the Concept "Life" (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 9:48pm
David Harvey

There is a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal
"Discourse," which is to be guest edited by Louis-Georges Schwartz (Dept.
of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa). Essays included
will explore how the concept of "life" has been constructed and challenged
as an object of/for discourse throughout the humanities.

Please fine a more detailed account of the project below:

CFP: [American] Conceptualizing Chance in American Narrative (12/01/2007; ALA 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 7:33pm
Steven Belletto

Papers invited for a proposed panel titled “Conceptualizing Chance in
American Narrative” at the American Literature Association Annual
Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2007. From one
perspective, chance disrupts the ordering tendencies of narrative; the
goal of this panel is to explore the various strategies writers have used
to incorporate moments of chanceâ€"spontaneity, disorder, accidents,
linguistic uncertaintyâ€"into their narratives. Papers that consider
innovative uses of chance are especially welcome, as are papers that
consider possible political or narratological valances of chance in
narrative.

CFP: [Film] call for presenters-Transgressive cinema swpca 2008

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 6:59pm
robert g weiner

SW/TX PCA/ACA
 
Call for Presentations:
 
Transgressive Cinema Panel
 
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html
The 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture
Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
The area chairs are seeking submissions for presentations on any aspect of
Exploitation/Horror/Experimental film, although papers that explicitly
engage with the concept of “transgression” are strongly encouraged.
 
If societies are defined by the limits they place on personal behavior,

CFP: [20th] Rethinking Genre: The Politics of Cultural Form (UK) (01/31/08; 06/26-27/08)

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 1:14pm
Elizabeth English

CALL FOR PAPERS

RETHINKING GENRE: THE POLITICS OF CULTURAL FORM

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
26-27 June, 2008

This conference aims to rethink the category of ‘genre’ from the
perspective of recent work in cultural theory, seeing in a vehicle for
wider cultural developments. We wish to detach understandings of genre
from formalist literary history, and to see it as implicated in such
issues as the sociology of culture, race, and gender, the history of
publishing and the rise of new media.

CFP: [Film] Comics Conference on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (UF, 12/1; 3/21-22)

updated: 
Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 12:02pm
Lyndsay Brown

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2008
UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: "ImageSexT: Intersections of Sex, Gender, and
Sexuality," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on March 21-22, 2008.

CFP: [Collections] Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction (11/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 6:24pm
James B. Kelley

Academic Exchange Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal appearing in print
and electronic format, will include in its Spring 2008 issue a cluster of
essays on Teaching the Novel and Short Fiction. Literature and creative
writing instructors at universities, community colleges, and high schools
are invited to submit short, academic essays to the journal.

To have your work considered for the Spring 2008 issue, please submit (as
MSWord attachment) your manuscript of 2,500 to 3,000 words by November 30,
2007. (Publication in later issues is a possibility.) All submissions to
the journal undergo double-blind peer review by two or three external
reviewers.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Post 911 Culture

updated: 
Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 4:11pm
Bryan Dietrich

Returning from Ruin: Living in the Aftermath

April 5-6 2008
Newman University Conference Center
3100 McCormick Avenue, Wicita, KS 67213

Topic: Literature that addresses the results of violent upheaval (war,
family trauma, civil unrest, personal tragedy, etc.) How do we put our
lives back together? Creative writing is also welcome.

DEADLINE for proposals is March 10, 2008

CFP: [International] Second conference of the South African Society for Research in Music

updated: 
Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:04pm
Marianne Feenstra

SASRIM, the South African Society for Research in Music announces its
second annual conference to be hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
University (formerly the University of Port Elizabeth), Port Elizabeth,
from 21 â€" 23 August 2008. The conference theme is "African Voices".
Researchers into music are hereby invited to submit proposals for
presentations which may be in the form of 20-minute papers, joint 20-
minute presentations, panel discussions, 90-minute demonstration papers or
poster displays. Proposals should be approximately 300 words, and be
accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the presenter/s. Topics that do not
directly address the conference focus may also be considered for inclusion.

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