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UPDATE: [General] 39th NeMLA Convention, 4/10-13/08; deadlines extended 10/12/07

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:59am
Elizabeth Abele

It's not to late to be part of the 39th Convention in Buffalo, April 10-
13, 2008!

With the later date for the 2008 NeMLA Convention in Buffalo, chairs were
given the option to extend their abstract deadlines from the standard
Sept. 15 to as late as Oct. 12.

There are 36 sessions still open, covering most areas:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/extended.html

Full descriptions of these sessions are available at:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/cfp07.html

Join us in Buffalo!

CFP: [General] Imagination-Self-Other (Undergrad Conf.)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 7:06pm
Amy E. Winans

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Conference on Literature and Creative Writing.
“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:
• Imagining difference
• Imagination and liberation
• Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
• Borderlands of self and other
• The failure of imagination
• Imagination and intersectionality
• Literary representations of self/other
• Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
• Identity, nation, globalization

CFP: [General] Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:21pm
Drew Hubbell

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Literature and Creative Writing Conference.

“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:

* Imagining difference
* Imagination and liberation
* Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
* Borderlands of self and other
* The failure of imagination
* Imagination and intersectionality
* Literary representations of self/other
* Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
* Identity, nation, globalization
* Imagination and subjectivity

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:12am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

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 for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

CFP: [General] Creative Writing Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:05am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy
(please forward to interested colleagues and graduate students)

Topics of Interest: Pedagogy related to the teaching of creative writing in
academic and community settings, literary editing, advising literary
journals (online and in hard copy), and other special issues of concern for
the teaching of creative writing in all genres. Interdisciplinary and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Assocs.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 2:45am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

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 for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

CFP: [General] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:11pm
Cynthia Calhoun

Jasper Fforde’s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the “footnoterphone,” Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.

CFP: [General] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:06pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [General] PCA/ACA Animation Area, San Francisco March 19-22, 2008

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 4:49pm
Jim Walker

CALL FOR PAPERS

Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
San Francisco , CA
March 19-22, 2008

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-
papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2008 National
Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Association, to be held at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel (San
Francisco, California) March 19-22, 2008.

Proposal which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular
culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are
not restricted to:

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