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CFP: [American] SCMLA 2008 Southwestern American Literature Panel: (3/14/08; 11/06/08-11/08/08)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:38pm
Tracy Hoffman

Southwestern American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2008
Open Topic
The theme of the conference is "Borders," but the panel welcomes any
genre that focuses on the region's culture.

Please e-mail 500-word abstract and short CV by March 14 to:
Tracy_Hoffman_at_baylor.edu

An e-mail confirmation will be sent immediately, and panelists will be
notified by 1 April 2008.
 
South Central Modern Language Association Conference
San Antonio, Texas
6-8 November 2008
For more information about membership and the conference, visit:
http://www.ou.edu/scmla/memphisinfo.htm

CFP: [American] First Person Graphic MLA 2008 (3/15)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:33am
William Craig Howes

FIRST PERSON GRAPHIC. Techniques and effects of first-person narration in
graphic narrative. 1-2 page abstract and short CV by 10 March to Carolyn
Williams (carolyn.williams_at_rutgers.edu).

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CFP: [American] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/10)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:32am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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CFP: [American] Self Experimentation and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/15)

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:31am
William Craig Howes

Self-experimentation and autobiography: Papers on the phenomenon of
representing experience undertaken with the intention of writing it up
afterward (e.g., Supersize Me). Analysis of individual texts and/or
overviews of the phenomenon’s significance. Abstracts (300w) mid-March. Tom
Couser, enggtc_at_hofstra.edu.

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CFP: [American] Don DeLillo and JFK––3/31/2008

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 6:14am
Crystal Alberts

John F. Kennedy: History, Memory, and Legacy
An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of North Dakota

Call for Papers

September 25 - 27, 2008
Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2008

CFP: [American] Cold War Fiction––3/31/2008

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 6:14am
Crystal Alberts

John F. Kennedy: History, Memory, and Legacy
An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of North Dakota

Call for Papers

September 25 - 27, 2008
Deadline for abstracts: March 31, 2008

CFP: [American] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:20pm
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [American] MLA 2008 Special Session: Transatlantic Sensations

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 4:42pm
John Cyril Barton

In recent years, nineteenth-century sensationalism has attracted much
attention among scholars of both American and British literature and
culture. Sensation literature, however, has yet to be examined in a
transatlantic context, despite the fact that the genre emerged within a
transnational publication system that shaped its development from the
early 1800s to the end of the century. This proposed MLA special session
seeks not only to map the development of the “sensation novel”â€"the
nineteenth century’s best-selling genre on both sides of the Atlanticâ€"but
also to account for the emergence of a new kind of writing that informed

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