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CFP: Wharton and Material Cultures of the Book (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book edited collection:
deadlines extended‎
‎(abstracts, 7/1/2006; contributions, 12/31/2006).‎

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the idea of the material culture of
the book as widely as they wish, ‎drawing upon research from sociology,
economic and social history, literary theory, bibliography, book ‎history,
philosophy and anthropology. I would particularly welcome contributors seeking to
examine ‎Wharton’s publication, production, dissemination and place in book
history and material culture outside of an ‎American context. Some topics that
you might wish to discuss include:‎

CFP: The Archive, the Book, and the Library (4/20/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Timothy Carmody

Call for Papers:

The Archive, the Book, and the Library

Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8 (2006)
October 19-22, 2006, Tulsa, OK

This panel seeks proposals on modernist critiques of (and experimentation
with) the technology and institutions of the book. In what ways did
modernist authors and movements address the material manifestations of
literature, both old and emerging, in an effort to "make it new"?

UPDATE: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (4/16/06; 6/10/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sas Mays

Extended abstract deadline and new date:

Westminster English Colloquia Series
Call for Papers
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings in various senses clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (4/3/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:10pm
Deborah Champion

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 6-7, 2006
Savannah, GA
Proposals are currently being accepted for the Georgia Conference on
Information Literacy.
Proposals due no later than April 3, 2006
Submit On Line at
What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a
need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and
effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
The 2006 Conference on Information Literacy

CFP: Clipping Services and Modernism (4/21/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Leonard Diepeveen

For the 8th Modernist Studies Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22,
2006) I am looking for papers for a session on the surprisingly
energetic involvement with clipping services by modernist writers.
What can clipping services tell us about modernism and individual
modernist writers? How did writers use clipping services? What does
the use of clipping services reveal about modernist relations to mass
culture? What kinds of knowledge do these archives reveal? What
potential for research is there?

Please send a maximum 500-word abstract by April 21 to Len Diepeveen

CFP: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 (ongoing; new book series)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh,
Michigan State University; and Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

CFP: Westerns: Paperback Westerns (6/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:14pm
Paul Varner

Editor: Paul Varner, Oklahoma Christian University=20
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press=20
Call For Papers about Popular Westerns of the Paperback Era
Topics might include Louis L'Amour, Max Brand, Elmer Kelton, Larry
McMurtry, Richard S. Wheeler, Consumer Westerns, Pulp Westerns,
Structuralist and Postmodern critical perspectives on Westerns.=20
Especially interested in critical essays over very recent commercial
paperbacks and paperback writers.
The collection will also include essays on Westerns from Hollywood but
the need right now is for scholarship on paperback westerns.