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UPDATE: [American] "Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 4:59pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

UPDATE: [American] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (New Due Date)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 1:56am
Graham J. Murphy

The 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder:
Appreciating the Sublime in the Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this general Call for Papers. The more it's passed
around the merrier! Also, although the original deadline of Oct. 31 has
passed, the recent news of SFRA's change of venue for SFRA 2008 has
prompted the IAFA to revise its deadline for paper proposals for ICFA-29.
The new deadline is December 15th.]

CFP: [American] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:21pm
James Ayers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 17, 2007

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [American] Nineteenth-Century American Sentimentalism Collection (September 19, 2008)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 6:10pm
Dr. Earl Yarington

Chapter-length submissions are invited for a collection of articles on
nineteenth-century American sentimentalism in the novel, short fiction,
sketch, autobiography, and poetry. Our interests include, but are not
limited to, sentimentalism as a negative or positive attribute within
individual works; differences in individual authors’ construction and use
of sentiment within their works; differences in male and female authors’
construction and use of sentiment; cross-gender and interracial dialogue;
sentimentalism in the captivity, slave, or conversion narrative;
sentimentalism and social criticism; blurrings or distinctions between
empathy and sentiment that are fresh and original; types of

CFP: [American] Willliam Faulkner Society panels: ALA and MLA

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 2:58pm
John T. Matthews

The William Faulkner Society

Calls for papers for two panels each at the American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 22-25, 2008) and the Modern
Language Association Conference also in San Francisco (December 27-30,
2008).

We encourage submissions of 250 word abstracts for individual papers or
proposals of entire panels on open topics for either conference.
Deadline for ALA submissions: January 15, 2008. Deadline for MLA
submissions: March 1, 2008. Proposals should be sent to John T.
Matthews, President, The Faulkner Society, Boston University, Department
of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 or jtmattws_at_bu.edu.
Electronic submissions preferred.

CFP: [American] â"Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literatureâ (ALA; 5/22-5/25/08)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:47am
Marit J. MacArthur

Call For Papers: “Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literature” (ALA;
5/22-5/25/08)

American Literature Association annual conference
San Francisco, CA
May 22-25, 2008

Paper proposals are invited on any work of postwar U.S. literature
concerned with the experience and representation of passenger flight.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Tourism
- Globalization
- Internal Migration
- Immigration
- Exile
- Long-distance commuting
- Media/mediation on-board
- In-flight food studies
- First class/coach/business class, etc.
- Landscape meditation
- Aerial perception
- Terrorism

UPDATE: [American] MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 4:00pm
Dannette Ewers

Call For Papers:
MOTORCYCLE LIFE AND CULTURE

Annual Meeting of the PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas
February 13-16, 2008 Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Associations is inviting papers on motorcycling
and its impact on American and other societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

CFP: [American] Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:17pm
Katharina Erhard

CfP Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and
Perspectives: We are seeking articles for a forthcoming book on the
transnational dimensions of the production and reception of visual
representations of Native Americans from the colonial times to the 21st
century. The Indian as image, stereotype, icon, and metaphor was fabricated
in a transnational context and needs to be read within the respective
cultural, historical, and political contexts. The perspective can include
the cultural function and usage of both American visuals in Europe and
visuals produced in Europe for European and/or American audiences. For more

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