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CFP: [General] Panel: (Re)deeming Hemingway; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:30pm
Michael Podolny

(Re)deeming Hemingway

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. Harold Bloom has famously dubbed Hemingway “a minor novelist
with a major style.” This sort of characterization, as well as his troubled
relationship with “cutting edge theory” has rendered Hemingway increasingly
unfashionable in academia. Contributors are invited to submit critical
works that examine the ways in which Hemingway’s work can be interpreted in
new light. These papers can analyze any of the Hemingway’s texts and/or any
relevant critical and biographical works.

CFP: [General] Panel: Reading Science; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:26pm
Michael Podolny

Reading Science

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at
(dis)junctions, the 15th annual humanities conference at University of
California Riverside on April 11-12, 2008. Contributors are invited to
submit critical works that examine the textual consequences and
implications of canonical scientific texts. These papers can treat
scientific writing from any number of theoretical angles in trying to
answer the question of whether science can or should be read using literary
methods/

CFP: [General] Panel: The Fiction of Nonfiction; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:24pm
Michael Podolny

The Fiction of Nonfiction

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
literature that examine the often uncomfortably/ unclearly drawn line
between fiction and nonfiction. These papers can examine texts by authors
from a wide range of time periods, genres, and geonational origins.

CFP: [General] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 2:26pm
Andrea Powell

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota.

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

Is there room on the runway for female "academostars"?

CFP: [General] Border Games panel for (dis)junctions conference

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 1:02am
Nicoletta da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

CFP: [General] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: War Literature of the 20th Century

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Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:49pm
Giulia Hoffmann

War Literature of the 20th Century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on war literature written
during the 20th century which examine the role of authors, poets, or
journalists in challenging the myths of war. How do their works’
portrayals of war challenge popular (mis)conceptions about war, and to what
effect?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] UCR (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Edith Wharton

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Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:46pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Edith Wharton Panel

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Edith Wharton. These
papers can examine any aspect of Wharton scholarship.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
A close focus on her novels
Wharton’s life/biographies of the writer
A look at critical texts on the writer
Gender performance in Wharton’s novels
Wharton and social class
Wharton and the literary canon

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] Illinois Philological Association (IPA) Call for Papers

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:08am
Barbara Cass

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008
 
ILLINOIS PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Twelfth Annual Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and delight in the
quality and diversity of Illinois scholars and writers!

The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students --
abstracts or proposals (300 words) for papers on any aspect of
literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and composition theory or
literary theory.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity? deadline extension

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:55am
Lucy Fife

Authenticity?
Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media
Friday 11 April 2008
Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for postgraduates run by postgraduates at the
Department of Film, Theatre and Television welcomes proposals that interrogate and put
pressure on the idea of ‘authenticity’ in film, theatre, television and new media.

The following themes and sample issues are central but not exclusive:

UPDATE: [General] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

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Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:10pm
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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