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CFP: [American] Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 1:41pm
Ron Kates

CALL FOR PAPERS

Twelfth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
Friday, March 28, 2008
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Keynote Address: Dr. Peter Carino, Indiana State University

CFP: [American] Home Fronts 1850-1950

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 10:56pm
Elissa Zellinger

Home Fronts 1850-1950
ACLA 2008, April 24-27, 2008
Submission deadline: Nov. 15, 2007

CFP: [American] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:46pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [American] Emily Dickinson Society ALA Panels

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 8:38pm
Cindy MacKenzie

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at
the annual American Literature Association conference, to be held this
year at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center in San Francisco
May 22-25 2008.

The two topics:/themes:

CFP: [American] H.D. and Marianne Moore (1/18/08; ALA 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 4:28pm
Lara Vetter

The Marianne Moore Society and the H.D. International Society invite papers
to be delivered at a joint panel at the American Literature Association
Conference in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008.

Marianne Moore and H.D. met at Bryn Mawr and later reconnected when Moore
submitted poetry to the journal The Egoist, for which H.D. was acting as an
editor. That connection grew into a significant literary friendship that
lasted well beyond the Second World War. This panel seeks papers that
present new readings of the biographical and/or textual connections between
these two major modernist writers.

CFP: [American] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:11pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

UPDATE: [American] Representations of Trauma in Literature and Film (10/26/07; CSA, 05/22/08 - 05/24/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:41am
Philippe Codde

Papers are sought for a proposed panel on “Representations of Trauma in
Literature and Film” at the Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting at
New York University, May 22-24, 2008.
Psychotherapists such as Dori Laub, Bessel van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart,
and Judith Herman have repeatedly underscored the visual nature of
traumatic experiences, which tend to be engraved in memory in the form of
images or icons. This would suggest that visual media provide the most
expedient canvas for representing these moments of crisis, and movies like
Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964), Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000),
or Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) confirm the validity of this

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