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UPDATE: [General] Popular Literary Landscapes

updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2008 - 4:10am
William J. Mistichelli

The Popular Literary Landscapes panel of the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture
Association Conference seeks abstracts of papers (250 words) that address landscape descriptions
which serve to identify and define important aspects of the human condition. The descriptions may
be of fictional or actual places in verse or prose. The aim of the panel is to explore the presence of
important cultural ideals/values/concerns/debates which traditionally inform the descriptions of
landscapes in literary works.

Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2008
Conference meets 10/30-11/02 2008 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Please address e-mail submissions to wxm3_at_psu.edu

UPDATE: [General] Art and Commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst c.

updated: 
Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 1:30pm
Charlotte Gould

The University of Rennes 2, France, will be organising an international conference on Art and
Commerce on April 23d and 24th 2009. An abstract and a short biographical note should be
submitted to charlotte Gould, c.gould_at_wanadoo.fr and Sophie Mesplede
sophie.mesplede_at_uhb.fr before June 30th, 2008

CFP: [General] Cather, Chicago and Modernsim

updated: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 6:42pm
Beth Burke

CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Cather Foundation (Red Cloud,
NE) present

The International Cather Seminar 2009
Cather, Chicago and Modernism
June 25-28, 2009
University Center, Chicago, IL

CFP: [General] SE Conference on Christianity and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 8:24pm
Paul K. Hesselink

    The 2009 Southeast Regional CCL Conference will be held April 2-4 at
Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, near Chattanooga,
Tennessee. The theme of the conference will be "'Hebrew Melodies': The Old
Testament as Literature; The Old Testament in Literature." The featured
speaker will be Scott C. Jones, an Old Testament scholar who is an
authority on the book of Job.
    Papers may focus on such topics as literary art in the Old Testament,
the influence of the Psalms in the Western tradition, the use of the Old
Testament by Christian or secular authors, the Old Testament and film.
Papers on any aspect of the relationship between Christianity and

CFP: [General] Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography (NeMLA, 9/15, 2/26/09-3/1/09)

updated: 
Monday, June 16, 2008 - 3:08pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

As the influence of new media continues to expand, more and more people
obtain news and information through non-literary channels. This panel seeks
papers that explore non-literary types of auto/biography, including biopics
(film), biodramas (theatre), fan magazines, reality television, and
websites. How do these new sites of auto/biography function? How are they
distinct from or similar to traditional biography?

UPDATE: [General] Detective Fiction (MAPACA 7/10/08; 10/31/08-11/01/08)

updated: 
Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 7:09pm
Alexander N. Howe

CFP: Detective Fiction (MAPACA 7/10/08; 10/31/08-11/01/08)

Deadline extended to July 10, 2008

The Detective Fiction Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture
Association seeks proposals for the annual MAPACA conference, which will
be held this year in Niagara Falls, Ontario (10/31/08-11/01/08).

CFP: [General] Science and Literature, grad journal

updated: 
Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 4:39pm
Dana Harrison

Science: How do developments in science and / or technology
(communications, medicine, transportation, physics, etc)
interact with literature and/or how have human relationships
to technological advancements changed through time? While
articles could consider works of science fiction, we're also
seeking examinations of how technological developments are
portrayed in literature (broadly conceived- fiction,
non-fiction, or poetry across time periods and national
boundaries), how literature and writing is in turn affected by
these developments and/or how it attempts to justify,
celebrate, rationalize, or control them. We are actively
seeking work from all disciplines, so please interpret

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