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CFP: [General] Trauma and Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA MArch 27-29, 2008)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 7:04pm
Brooke McLaughlin Mitchell

College English Association National Conference March 27-29, 2008 St.
Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on Trauma and Literature for the 39th annual meeting of
the CEA. While human suffering has been a subject of literature from its
earliest time, modern understanding of trauma, including its
manifestations and the human response to them, offers a more thorough
understanding of these texts than has historically been available to the

CFP: [General] Call for Papers: Virtual Caribbeans

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 4:33pm
Natalia Porto

Virtual Caribbeans

A Conference on Representation, Diaspora and
Performance in and on the Caribbean

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
February 27 â€" March 1, 2008

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in
conjunction with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, is pleased
to announce Virtual Caribbeans, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana
February 27 - March 1, 2008.

CFP: [General] Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 1:42pm
Christy Wenger

CFP: Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA,

Call for Papers

2008 North Eastern Modern Language Association
Convention in Buffalo, New York
Date: April 10-13, 2008

Deadline for Abstract: September 15, 2007

Please e-mail a one-page abstract as a MS Word attachment to or via regular mail to

Christy Wenger
Lehigh University
35 Sayre Dr.
English Department, 101 Drown Hall
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

CFP: [General] Global Gothic: a postgraduate symposium

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 9:20am
Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend

Date: Saturday 1 December 2007
Place: Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Plenary Speakers: David Punter and Fred Botting

CFP: [General] Performance Studies Focus Group CFP - ATHE 08

Monday, September 10, 2007 - 3:49pm
Peter Civetta

Below please find the Performance Studies Focus Group's Call for
Papers/Proposals for ATHE 2008 in Denver. Please feel free to circulate.
Sincerely yours,
Peter Civetta
Conference Planner - PSFG
Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2008
The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre
in Higher
Education (ATHE) invites proposals for panels, seminars, roundtable
performances, workshops, and other innovative sessions for the annual
Conference, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver,
Colorado, 31 July â€"3
August 2008.
ATHE 2008's conference theme "Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of

CFP: [General] 2008 MCLLM

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 11:28pm
Elizabeth Bowman


The 16th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
(MCLLM) will be held February 29 and March 1, 2008, at Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb, Illinois, to coincide with African American History
Month and Women's History Month.

Confirmed keynote speakers: David Bevington (of the University of
Chicago) on race and gender in Shakespeare, and Russ Castronovo (of the
University of Wisconsin at Madison) on American and African American
history including the military-industrial complex.

Proposals are solicited for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers from
scholars at all career stages, from beginning graduate students to
established and senior scholars.

UPDATE: [General] Panels & Papers for the Annual Conference of the New Jersey College English Association

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 9:43pm
Burt Kimmelman

31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Keynote Speaker: Edward Halsey Foster

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and papers
considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual
conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in language,
literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and study of
literature and writing.