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CFP: [General] âChick Lit.â Area, SW/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2007 - 5:56pm
amy lerman

Call For Papers: “Chick Lit.” Area
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposals are now being accepted for the “Chick Lit.” Area, and all those
interested are encouraged to participate. (Graduate students/future
teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the
conference.) Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations,
but topics not included here are also welcome.

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 4:46pm
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

CFP: [General] Christianity and Literature Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2007 - 6:31pm
Cassandra Van Zandt

Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature 2008
“Fire and Ice: Literary Paradox and the Search for Truth”
May 15-17, 2008
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
 
The Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL) is an interdisciplinary
society dedicated to exploring the relationships between Christianity and
literature. CCL includes members from a variety of academic institutions
and religious traditions from the United States, Canada, and more than a
dozen other countries.
 
We invite paper and panel proposals that address the conference theme,
“Fire and Ice: Literary Paradox and the Search for Truth.” We encourage

CFP: [General] Gothic Dreams/Gothic Nightmares

updated: 
Friday, August 10, 2007 - 2:58pm
Carol Margaret Davison

The following call for papers is for a joint session of the International
Gothic Association and ACCUTE (the Association of Canadian College and
University Teachers of English), to be held during the ACCUTE Conference at
the University of British Columbia, May 31-June 3, 2008.

CFP â€" GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES

CFP: [General] Storytelling Conventions Panel for International Conference on Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 6:46pm
Lena Khor

I am looking for scholars who would be interested in forming a 3-4-person
panel on storytelling conventions for the International Conference on
Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008. The focus of this panel would be genre,
not just in the traditional sense of form (poetry, drama, and prose, or
tragedy, comedy, and melodrama), but also more broadly construed in terms
of media conventions (Hollywood films, graphic novels, and oral
testimonies). How do these traditional and contemporary storytelling
practices shape (positively or negatively) the story, the storyteller and
the audience? How have various authors or media sought to influence
(successfully and unsuccessfully) the audience’s response to particular

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