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UPDATE: [Science] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

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Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:54pm
Barbara

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture 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:

CFP: [Religion] Secular Religion: ACLA panel

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:36pm
Amy Smith

American Comparative Literature Association
"Arrivals and Departures"
Long Beach, CA
April 24-27, 2008
 
Seminar: "Secular Religion"
While the debate over secularization, which once seemed settled, has been
reopened, there is no question that religion has changed in the modern
age. The needs and desires expressed in religion, and elements that we
recognize from religion â€"- the desire for transcendence, ritual,
symbolism, the search for meaning, etc. â€"- take on new forms in the arts,
popular culture, theory (philosophy, psychology, anthropology, etc),
private life, politics, and other sites. This seminar concerns the

CFP: [Postcolonial] Non-Western Living Epics and Myths: Memory, Community and

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:36pm
Nandini Dhar

In 1919 A. A. Macdonnels had commented that "Probably no work of world
literature, secular in origin, has ever produced so profound an influence
on the life and thought of a people as the Ramayana." On September 2007
this observation was re-enacted when the Archaeological Survey of India
got deadlocked in a legal battle with the Hindu political hardliners over
a shipping canal project in the Indian Ocean known as the Project
Sethusamudram. The project involves destruction of a series of
underwater islands built of sand and limestone and are otherwise known
as Rama's bridge. According to a popular Hindu belief, the army of monkeys
that helped Rama to reach Lanka, also built this bridge. On September 11,

CFP: [Collections] The Comedy of Dave Chappelle (collection)

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Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:35pm
K. A. wisniewski

For the upcoming essay collection, Promoting Dialogue: The Comedy of Dave
Chappelle, I am soliciting contributions that analyze and adjoin the
comedian’s collected works with its own social commentary. This
collection seeks engaging essays that function both as criticism of
Chappelle’s work and as extension of its cultural assessments in not only
his successful seasons on Chappelle’s Show but also his work as an actor
in films and as stand-up comedian. I am looking for scholastic writings
that can use theoretical approaches but that are also appealing and
comprehensible for students (and non-academic fans). Junior faculty and
graduate students are welcome and encouraged to submit.
        

CFP: [American] HUMOR IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL at NJCEA, March 29, 2008

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:07pm
Edward A. Shannon

HUMOR IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL
31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Spring Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Papers on any aspect of humor in the American novel, especially in the 20th
and 21st century. All approaches welcome. Especially welcome are papers
considering novels written by women.

CFP: [Collections] Transverse: Comparative Literature Journal (grad) (12/10/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:00am
Andres Perez Simon

Transverse, the graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays
and literary reviews for the next issue, to be published in Spring 2008.
The monographic topic will be "Aesthetic Tensions in Experimental Drama."
Transverse is a paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line
at www.chass.utoronto.ca/complit/journal.htm

1. Critical writings: Suggested topics:

CFP: [Medieval] Beowulf (collection; 2/15/08)

updated: 
Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 5:16pm
Nathan Breen

Papers are being sought for a new volume on Beowulf to be published in
Rodopi (Amsterdam/NewJersey) Press's “Dialogue” series. The Dialogue
series offers new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present
alternative readings and approaches to classic texts that have received
canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature. The
Beowulf volume will be edited by Nathan Breen, professor of English at
DePaul University. Seeking essays from both emerging and experienced
scholars that address inherently controversial topics, i.e. topics that
have generated significant levels of debate in the past or that cultivate
new approaches and insights into Beowulf.

CFP: [Ethnic] 11/03/07

updated: 
Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 1:27am
Michael Schuldiner

The American Experience of the Jewish Holocaust--CSA Conference May 22-24

UPDATE: [General] Extended Deadline

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Jan Hein Hoogstad

DOWNBEAT: PLURALIZING RHYTHM

Editor: Jan Hein Hoogstad
Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and 'Race'
Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam / New York)
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2007

This volume wishes to draw attention to rhythm as an alternative for the use of textual
metaphors in analyzing cultural objects.

CFP: [Professional] CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-2/16 Albuquerque)

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 8:08pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy

11/15/07 Deadline for Abstracts

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

Topics of Interest: Pedagogy related to the teaching of creative writing in
academic and community settings, literary editing, advising literary
journals (online and in hard copy), and other special issues of concern for
the teaching of creative writing in all genres. Interdisciplinary and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

CFP: [American] CFP: American Culture SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-2/16 Albuquerque)

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 8:05pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Seeking Papers for any of our 60+ Areas of Popular Study of American
Culture, Creative Writing Pedagogy, and More

American Study Areas:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/Areas/areachair_08.htm#american

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

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

UPDATE: [General] Update SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-2/16 Albuquerque)

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 7:54pm
Philip Heldrich

UPDATED and NEW INFORMATION ON WEBSITE.

11/15/07 Deadline.

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

CFP: [Victorian] CFP: ACLA 08 Narrative Death

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 6:31am
Amy Johnson

Death is an arrival and a departure for the deceased, as well as for those left behind â€" who leave
one kind of life and arrive, like the dead, in uncharted territory. Culturally, we are awash in stories
of the dead, which signifies the desire to come to terms with death and loss as well as the refusal to
do so. We propose a seminar to investigate the various manifestations of death in narrative, from
corpses to caesuras, the death of the author to Diana Fuss’s conception of “last words,” and
surrealism’s exquisite corpses.
We are looking for submissions which address death and the bodily changes that accompany it from

CFP: [Romantic] CFP: ACLA 08 Narrative Death

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 6:30am
Amy Johnson

Death is an arrival and a departure for the deceased, as well as for those left behind â€" who leave
one kind of life and arrive, like the dead, in uncharted territory. Culturally, we are awash in stories
of the dead, which signifies the desire to come to terms with death and loss as well as the refusal to
do so. We propose a seminar to investigate the various manifestations of death in narrative, from
corpses to caesuras, the death of the author to Diana Fuss’s conception of “last words,” and
surrealism’s exquisite corpses.
We are looking for submissions which address death and the bodily changes that accompany it from

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