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UPDATE: [Theatre] Sarah Kane - A Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 3:27pm
Anna Harpin

We invite abstracts for short papers for a one-day conference on Sarah
Kane. The conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on 16th
February 2008. This event is jointly organised by the University of
Cambridge, Royal Holloway, and Anglia Ruskin University.

UPDATE: [Collections] The Olive Moore Collection

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 7:14pm
Renee Dickinson

The Olive Moore Collection
   
Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2007
   
   
British modernist Olive Moore published three novels and one journal in
the late 1920s and early 1930s through Charles Lahr's Red Lion Street
Bookstore and press. Her highly experimental texts, contentiously laden
with issues of gender, sexuality, maternity, nation, and geography, have
yet to receive critical attention. This collection seeks to explore her
work through multiple critical lenses in essays of 5 - 25 pages. Possible
topics may include:
   
Maternal monstrosities and the modernist project
The physical geography of Bloomsbury and Holborn
Gender and sexuality

CFP: [Gender Studies] Hispanetâs Call for Papers on Gender - August 26th 2008

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 3:15pm
Zoila Clark

Hispanet’s Call for Papers
“Gender Studies in Latin American Literature & Film”
Florida International University

August 26th, 2008

We welcome papers of 20 to 25 pages, notes and works cited included, that
represent a critical study of gender in Latin American literature and
film. Hispanet is an online journal sponsored by the Modern Language
Department of Florida International University and the Graduate Student
Organization of this department. The deadline for submission is August
26th, 2008. Suggested topic headings include but are not limited to:

CFP: [American] Willa Cather Panels: ALA May 22-25, 2008

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 2:43pm
John N. Swift

Call for Papers:

The Willa Cather Society seeks 20-minute papers for presentation in two
panels devoted to Cather scholarship at the 2008 meeting of the American
Literature Association, 5/22-5/25/2008, at the Embarcadero Center Hyatt
Regency in San Francisco.

Topics: We seek the best and most innovative of ongoing Cather
scholarship, and all topics and approaches are welcomed. Papers may also
be considered for publication in the Willa Cather Newsletter and Review,
at their authors' discretion.

CFP: [Collections] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 9:39am
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke

               CALL FOR PAPERS
          for the inaugural issue of
             NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES

NEO-VICTORIAN STUDIES is a new peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary e-
journal dedicated to contemporary re-imaginings of the nineteenth century
in Literature, the Arts and Humanities.
        http://www.neovictorianstudies.com

CFP: [Theory] Peer Reviewed Collection: Adaptation Theories

updated: 
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 12:23am
Jillian St Jacques

Proposals are sought for Adaptation Theories, a peer-reviewed collection to be published by the
Jan van Eyck Press. Art historians, literary scholars, cultural theorists and critics are invited to
submit abstracts for projects examining the idea of serial adaptations that traverse various
genres, theories and media. In light of Walter Benjamin’s trepidation regarding the notion of
“original” texts, how do we regard works that are adapted and readapted to the extent that they,
in some cases, contradict, refute, criticize, or even attack the original? And how can we analyze
serial adaptations in an interdisciplinary sense, while resisting the tendency to isolate singular

CFP: [Renaissance] George Herbertâs Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:42pm
Christopher Hodgkins

CALL FOR PAPERS

George Herbert’s Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
10-11 October, 2008

Plenary Speakers:
Richard Strier of the University of Chicago, Elizabeth Clarke of the
University of Warwick, and Judith Maltby of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Two University Presses have expressed interest in publication of conference
proceedings.

CFP: [Gender Studies] NWSA 2008: The Outsider Within: Twenty Years Later

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 8:54pm
Caresse John

I am in need of presenters (2-4) on Patricia Hill Collins's concept of
the outsider within. Particularly, this panel proposes to examine
Collins’s concept and its various and potential applications. Collins
discusses the ways in which this outsider within view can enrich
sociological facts and theories; however, her concept can be applied to
many women in many academic and cultural spaces.

If you have a paper or an idea for a paper in which you apply the
outsider within concept in a way other than the way Collins's envisioned,
I would love to hear from you.

Please note: this panel has not been accepted by NWSA, but I have
submitted a proposal for it.

CFP: [International] Nick Cave Conference: London, U.K., July 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 4:33pm
Dr John Baker

The University of Westminster in London, U.K., proposes to host a two-day
conference on the work and career of renowned Australian singer-
songwriter Nick Cave on July 5-6, 2008. Proposals for papers are
welcomed. The conference will primarily focus on Cave as a lyricist and
songwriter, but other perspectives - musical, cultural, critical - will
be most welcome. Please submit proposals (300 words max.) to Dr John
Baker at bakerj_at_westminster.ac.uk by November 30, 2007. Informal
preliminary enquiries are also welcome.

CFP: [Science] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:32pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [General] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:32pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [20th] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:31pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [American] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:31pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [Film] Future Visions: Key Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:39pm
Dr Lincoln Geraghty

I invite chapter proposals for an edited collection on science fiction
and fantasy television to be published by Scarecrow Press. This
collection will focus on the disparate visions of the past, present and
future science fiction and fantasy has offered television audiences. It
is the intention of this collection to not only shine new light on often
overlooked and forgotten series but also examine the “look” of science
fiction and fantasy television, determining how iconography (spaceships,
machines, technology), location and landscape (space, Earth, the city,
the countryside), mise en scéne, CGI and special effects, art and set
design, props, costume, lighting and manipulation of visual and virtual

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Call for papers: Desire

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:05am
Hanna Sommerseth

Call for papers: Forum, the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of
Culture and the Arts
Issue 6, spring 08.
The Desire Issue

Desire is the very essence of man
- Spinoza
We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us
- Francois Rabelais

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Call for papers: Desire

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:05am
Hanna Sommerseth

Call for papers: Forum, the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of
Culture and the Arts
Issue 6, spring 08.
The Desire Issue

Desire is the very essence of man
- Spinoza
We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us
- Francois Rabelais

CFP: [Collections] Call for Reviews (Dante's Heart: Nov 30)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 5:10am
Daniel Fusch

CALL FOR REVIEWS

Dante's Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore, and Fantasy is
calling for reviews of books, art, and film on an ongoing basis; reviews
received by Nov 30 will be considered for the December 2007 issue.

Please contact us at editors_at_dantesheart.com with suggestions for a review;
we are very open to your ideas.

Here is a shortlist of works we would especially like to see reviewed; we
will be updating this list frequently, so please check back. This list is
meant to be suggestive, not restrictive.

Except in rare cases, reviews should be no longer than 600 words.

CFP: [Graduate] University of Victoria Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:47am
Tara Thomson

“Talking out the Trash”

We are pleased to invite proposals for an inter-disciplinary graduate
student conference organized by the English Department at the University of
Victoria, to be held on March 14-15, 2008.

The theme for the 2008 conference is “Talking out the Trash.” We are
interested in papers that investigate how trash becomes treasure â€" or the
reverse â€" how the once salvaged discard can become rare, and how rarity
adds value. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [General] cfp-comics, graphic novels, and popular culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:31am
rob 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: [General] John Jay's College of Criminal Justice's Literature and Law Conference (4/11/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 9:51pm
Andrew Majeske

CFP: Literature and Law: A Celebration
April 11, 2008 (Friday)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) (59th Street and 10th Avenueâ€"
near Lincoln Center in Manhattan)

Conference Organizer and Contact Person: Andrew Majeske,
ajmajeske_at_gmail.com

This conference aims to bring scholars of literature and law into an
interdisciplinary setting to share the fruits of their research and
scholarship. The conference celebrates the restoration of John Jay’s
English major with its unique literature and law emphasis.

CFP: [American] Dreiser Panels, 2008 ALA

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:56pm
Roark Mulligan

Call for Papers

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two sessions at the
American Literature Association 19th Annual Conference, May 22-25, 2008, in
San Francisco.

Papers on all aspects of Dreiser's writing and related topics are welcome.

Please submit proposals or papers via e-mail before January 11, 2008, to
the vice president of the Dreiser Society:

Roark Mulligan
International Dreiser Society
105 N. Sulgrave Ct.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-229-3697
mulligan_at_cnu.edu

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