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UPDATE: [20th] Beat Generation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 1:49pm
Jennie

 

Call for Proposals by the Beat Studies Association for a panel on new
scholarship on the Beats at the American Literature Association Annual
Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2007. Proposals are
requested reflecting new research or forthcoming publications on
individual writers or a broader historical/cultural analysis of the Beat
Generation. Send brief proposals (2-3 pages) and a brief professional
biography by December 1, 2007, to jskerl_at_wcupa.edu.

CFP: [American] Beat Generation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 1:48pm
Jennie

 

Call for Proposals by the Beat Studies Association for a panel on new
scholarship on the Beats at the American Literature Association Annual
Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2007. Proposals are
requested reflecting new research or forthcoming publications on
individual writers or a broader historical/cultural analysis of the Beat
Generation. Send brief proposals (2-3 pages) and a brief professional
biography by December 1, 2007, to jskerl_at_wcupa.edu.

UPDATE: [Collections] Special Journal Issue â MELUS (1/1/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 4:36am
Stephen Hong Sohn

CFP: UPDATE: Special Journal Issue â€" MELUS (1/1/08)

Alien/Asian: Imagining the Racialized Future

        To accommodate more submissions, the deadline has been extended. Please
note the new deadline below. The timeline remains the same with the intent
to publish the special issue by Winter 2008/Spring 2009. There has been
some confusion regarding whether or not this is an “abstract” or “full
article” deadline, but I am expecting FULL articles on the deadline below.
 The call also slightly widens the boundaries for article submissions.
Please see boldtype below.

CFP: [Collections] (Edited Collection) Discourses on the State of Soap Opera in a Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 4:15am
Abigail Derecho

Discourses on the State of Soap Opera in a Digital Age
Editors: Abigail Derecho (Columbia College Chicago) and Sam Ford (MIT)

We are looking for contributions to an edited collection examining the
current state of one of the staple genres of United States television: the
daytime serial drama. This collection aims to collect essays focusing on a
diverse range of topics about the soap opera industry, soap characters and
storylines, soap opera audiences, cross-cultural consumption of soaps, and
the history of the genre, all focusing in some way on the current state of
the genre.

CFP: [Film] (Edited Collection) Discourses on the State of Soap Opera in a Digital Age

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 4:11am
Abigail Derecho

Discourses on the State of Soap Opera in a Digital Age
Editors: Abigail Derecho (Columbia College Chicago) and Sam Ford (MIT)

We are looking for contributions to an edited collection examining the
current state of one of the staple genres of United States television: the
daytime serial drama. This collection aims to collect essays focusing on a
diverse range of topics about the soap opera industry, soap characters and
storylines, soap opera audiences, cross-cultural consumption of soaps, and
the history of the genre, all focusing in some way on the current state of
the genre.

CFP: [General] Perspectives on War: The Front (InterCulture e-journal, 11/16/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 3:43am
Katheryn Wright

Call for Papers: InterCulture (e-journal) for Fall 2007
Perspectives on War: The Front
Deadline for Submission: November 16, 2007

Current discourses concerning the “War on Terror” appear to describe a
confrontation that transcends spatial boundaries. As embedded reporting
brings war to the television screen and U.S. presidential candidates
campaign on the streets of Baghdad, communication technologies expand
what makes up “the front” of war. Unlike the fronts of WWI, the front
could now be anywhere.

CFP: [Collections] Specs Journal: Call for Critical and Creative Works

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 1:55am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices.

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for the
annual Fall 2008 print and web issue. We seek works on contemporary
culture, works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork,
poetry,and pieces that blur genre boundaries.

The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields.
The editors are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments,
narratives, meta-narratives, and more.

CFP: [20th] CFP-Comics, graphic novels and popular culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:54am
robert g weiner

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA Comics, Graphic Novels, and Popular Culture
 
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 SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and
Popular Culture
Any Aspect of Comics, and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.
 
Some topics could include
 
The Rise of the Graphic Novel
What is a Graphic Novel?

CFP: [Film] cfp-James Bond and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:53am
robert g weiner

Call for Papers-James Bond and Popular Culture
Call for presentations and Papers-James Bond SWTXPCA 2008 conference
 
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 Chair is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of James
Bond and Popular Culture
Some topics to consider:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Dichotonies: A Workshop on Gender and Music

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:33am
gender forum

An extensive festival showcasing and debating the interface of contemporary
music and gender concerns will be taking place in Cologne, Germany from
June 13 to 15, 2008. This 3-day festival of concerts, exhibitions, multi
media installations and talks in the city will be dedicated to questions of
how gender and contemporary music interact. Among the participating
institutions are the Hochschule für Musik, Kunsthochschule für Medien,
Universität zu Köln, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Oper Köln, WDR und
Deutschlandfunk.

CFP: [Film] cfp-silent film

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:06am
robert g weiner

Call for Papers-Silent Film SWTXPCA 2008
Call for papers-Silent Film
 
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 Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY
aspect of Silent Film.

Some topics to consider:

UPDATE: [Collections] Greenwood Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 10:34pm
Tarsha.Stanley_at_sas.upenn.edu,

There are still several entries remaining for the Greenwood Encyclopedia
of Hip Hop Literature. The volume is the first of its kind and projected
for publication Fall 2008. Those interested in contribuing will receive a
copy of the volume, which includes a bibliographic section.

Call For Contributors â€" The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature

Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2008.

The work, tentatively titled, The Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature,
will consist of approximately 200 entries. Each entry will vary in
length from 500-3000 words. The entire volume will be approximately
180,000 words or 400 pages and will be illustrated.

CFP: [Graduate] VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 10:14pm
Casey Rian McArdle

2008 CALL FOR PAPERS

February 8, 2008 Virginia Ball Center Ball State University

VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT: A CRITICAL LOOK AT LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

The 2008 Ball State University PCM conference committee would like to
invite submissions of abstracts from all graduate programs in: composition
and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, TESOL, digital storytelling, and
creative writing.

CFP: [General] VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 10:12pm
Casey Rian McArdle

2008 CALL FOR PAPERS

February 8, 2008 Virginia Ball Center Ball State University

VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT: A CRITICAL LOOK AT LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

The 2008 Ball State University PCM conference committee would like to
invite submissions of abstracts from all graduate programs in: composition
and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, TESOL, digital storytelling, and
creative writing.

UPDATE: [Ethnic]

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 9:52pm
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

Writing Race

The College English Association - Caribbean Chapter will hold their 2008
Spring Conference in the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
on the 29th of February and the 1st of March.

The College English Association-Caribbean Chapter will be holding its
next conference in the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce in February
2008. The 2008 conference will address the general topic of race and
writing. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the
topic, from a literary historical, critical, theoretical,
interdisciplinary or other perspective. The proposals are not limited to
English language literature.

CFP: [American] Faulkner and Chopin Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 9:10pm
Center for Faulkner Studies

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Chopin
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies and the
Department of English
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
October 2-4, 2008

UPDATE: [African-American] Icons of African American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 9:00pm
Yolanda Williams Page

The editor of Icons of African American Literature is seeking
contributors to pen unassigned entries. Entries for which writers are
being sought are:
  
1. Angelou, Maya (15,000 words)
2. Baldwin, James (15,000 words)
3. Blues Aesthetic (10,000 words)
4. Color Purple, The (10,000 words)
5. Ellison, Ralph (15,000 words)
6. Langston Hughes (15,000 words)
7. Hurston, Zora Neale (15,000 words)
8. Signifying (10,000 words)
9. Up from Slavery (10,000 words)
10. Wilson , August (15,000 words)

Scholars interested in writing one of the entries should send an email
indicating their, first, second and third choice to
yolandawpage_at_yahoo.com

UPDATE: [Graduate] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Living Remains (11/01/07; 02/15/07; 02/15-17/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 8:04pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Living Remains

The third annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Living Remains,” a
graduate student conference to be held February 15-17, 2008, in conjunction
with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its 2007-09 research theme
“Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Anime and Manga PCA/ACA (10/22/07; 3/19-3/22/2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 7:46pm
Wendy Goldberg

CFP: Anime and Manga
Conference: PCA/ACA 2008 National Conference
Place: San Francisco
Dates: March 19-22, 2008
www.pcaaca.org

This is the national meeting of the Popular Culture Association and the
American Culture Association. This submission is under the area, “Asian
Popular Culture.”

Submission Deadline: October 22, 2007

Title: Anime and Manga

Open call for papers on any aspect of anime and manga studies. We welcome
submissions from a variety of academic and critical approaches.

CFP: [Poetry] Robert Lowell Society (ALA)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 5:46pm
Ernest Smith

The newly-formed Robert Lowell Society is dedicated to the work of Robert
Lowell and his circle. The Society invites proposals for two sessions at
the May 2008 ALA conference in San Francisco.

The first session will be entitled “Robert Lowell and the Anxieties of
Empire.” We solicit papers of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any
aspect of this topic. Those interested in participating should email a one-
paragraph abstract along with a short bio (no more than one page) to
Professor Thomas Travisano at travisanot_at_hartwick.edu Queries are welcome.
Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2008.

CFP: [American] "Philip Roth: A Global Perspective": ACLA 4/24-27, Long Beach

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:45pm
Daniel Medin

"Philip Roth: A Global Perspective"
Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27; Long Beach, California

The past decade has witnessed Roth’s canonization as an American classic.
This seminar is dedicated to examining his impact from a comparative
perspective. Panels will engage issues pertaining to Roth in translation
and his reception in other parts of the world; his novels read alongside
international authors (some possible examples: Dostoevsky, Céline, Kundera,
Bernhard, Appelfeld, O’Brien) or vis-à-vis the visual arts (Rembrandt,
Guston, Freud, Kitaj).

CFP: [20th] "Philip Roth: A Global Perspective": ACLA 4/24-27, Long Beach

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:45pm
Daniel Medin

"Philip Roth: A Global Perspective"
Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27; Long Beach, California

The past decade has witnessed Roth’s canonization as an American classic.
This seminar is dedicated to examining his impact from a comparative
perspective. Panels will engage issues pertaining to Roth in translation
and his reception in other parts of the world; his novels read alongside
international authors (some possible examples: Dostoevsky, Céline, Kundera,
Bernhard, Appelfeld, O’Brien) or vis-à-vis the visual arts (Rembrandt,
Guston, Freud, Kitaj).

CFP: [Travel] CEA Special Topic Travel Writing (November 1, 2007)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:31pm
Susan V. Facknitz

The 39th Annual College English
        Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-29, 2008

            Conference Theme
P A S S A G E S

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
CEA prefers to receive all submissions (including those for special topic
panels) electronically through our conference management database housed at
the following web address:
http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool
Any other form of electronic submission will not be accepted.

Electronic submissions open on August 1st and close on November 1st.
Abstracts for proposals should be between 200 and 500 words in length and
should include a title.

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:24pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

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