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

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

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Post 911 Culture

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

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.

CFP: [Medieval] premodern surplus

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 7:44pm
Andrea Denny-Brown

Call for papers on medieval and early modern notions of surplus and excess for a group of
interdisciplinary sessions on *Premodern Surplus* at the AESA conference on Surplus/Excess (see
call below). Proposed paper topics due to Professor Andrea Denny-Brown by November 1, 2007.
Contact Andrea Denny-Brown at

AESA Conference: Surplus/Excess
Call for Papers

April 3, 4, 5, 2008 The University of California, Riverside

Surplus: quantity of some thing that remains after activity relating to the production of that thing
has been completed or where the requirement to produce or possess the thing has been met.
Anything that is redundant or no longer useful may be described.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 4:40pm
Letizia Gramaglia

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture
A Conference to Celebrate the 170thAnniversary of the Arrival of
East Indians in the Caribbean
University of Warwick
9th-10th May 2008

CFP: [Graduate] UW-Madison Graduate Students of French and Italian Symposium, April 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 2:11pm
Loren Eadie

The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
is pleased to announce its
21st Annual Symposium

Engaged/Engaging Texts: The Power of the Written and Spoken Word

April 4-5, 2008
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no
history, there could be no concept of humanity.”
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

CFP: [Postcolonial] 34th annual Conference of the African Literature Association

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 11:58am
Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

                                        The Department of African American Studies
                                                   Western Illinois University


                                The 34th Annual African Literature Association (ALA) Conference
                                                       April 22 - 27, 2008

Conference Theme:

“African and African Diaspora Women Writers, Global Challenges and Cultural Identity”

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] CARTO-TEXNOLOGIES Session (Due Nov. 2nd, 2007)

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:54am
Lauren Beck


CARTO-TEXNOLOGIES: Technologies of Writing (www.tecnologias-y- invites papers on Cartographic and Visual Arts approaches
to technologies of writing, or how we write, produce and engender visual
forms of text, such as the map, the postage stamp, or graffiti, and
including cinematic technologies of text. Papers of a cartographical or
topographical nature are particularly welcome. Please contact Lauren
Beck ( for more information or to submit your proposal.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] TECHNOLOGIES OF WRITING (NOV 29-Dec. 1st)

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:52am
Rafael Montano


Special guests include contemporary poets and novelists Coral Bracho,
Horacio Castellanos Moya, Jorge Etcheverry, Teobaldo Noriega, Edmundo Paz
Soldán, Clinton Ramírez

Primary veins of study include: Writing and the visual arts; Literature
in the digital era; the lettered city and the global community;
literature, semiotics and cybernetics; language, literature and community
during the internet era; technologies for writing throughout the Western
world; Writing, technologies and contemporary social movements; Writing,
orality and visual culture; and, Literature and the editorial industry.

UPDATE: [Film] CFP: "Fantastisch" - German Science-Fiction Films Area (Film & History, Chicago 10/30/08-11/2/08)

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 9:41am
Massimo Perinelli

Call for Papers
2008 Film & History Conference
“Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond”
October 30-November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
First-Round Deadline: November 30, 2007

AREA: “Fantastisch” â€" German Science-Fiction Films

UPDATE: [Religion]

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:40am
Nina Sabolik

Demystifying Stigma: The Dilemma of Difference