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CFP: [General] English: The Journal of the English Association

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 9:41am
Sarah Leach

English is an international, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism
published on behalf of the English Association by Oxford Journals. Each
issue contains essays on major works of English literature or on topics of
general literary interest as well as a substantial review section, in which
reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent
developments in its field, and present a detailed argument, rather than
just a brief evaluative commentary.

CFP: [General] Peace and Pedagogy Panel, Midwest MLA

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:35pm
Lisette Gibson Diaz

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of narratives revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:09am
Alison Graham-Bertolini


Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

CFP: [General] Image and Word Conference (2/1/09; 6/09)

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:14pm
Maurice Geracht

Abstracts are solicited for An International Word & Image Conference:

Artists' Words & Writers' Images
Les mots de l'artiste, les images de l'écrivain

to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., June 2009.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works.

CFP: [General] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:19pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists

UPDATE: [General] Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue: Technologies

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:12am
Stacie McCormick

Current Call: Technologies
Guest Editors: Karen Throsby and Sarah Hodges

*Deadline for Abstracts: April 15*

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies
have reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write,
create, and perceive the self, the body and the community. This
special issue of WSQ invites feminist work that considers the concept
of technology, conceived broadly, and explores the multiple
technologiesâ€"whether high-tech or low-tech, futuristic, contemporary,
or historicalâ€"that are influencing us.

CFP: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 5:59pm
Stephanie Ebersohl

We would like to invite you to submit the conference proposal for the
International Conference on Symbolism, Symbolism: Its Origins and Its
Consequences which will take place at the University of Illinois Conference
Center, Allerton Park, between April 15-18. The keynote speaker for the
conference is Madame Genevieve Lacambre, a curator of Musee d'Orsay in
Paris. The purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art, literature, music
and philosophy, its consequences in art and literature, and to understand
how ideas moved from one European country to another.

CFP: [General] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:52pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

UPDATE: [General] Literary Criticism Essays

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:03pm

Call for Papers
Literary Essays

New publishing program seeks to commission a variety of literary essays
related to frequently taught authors and literary works. All essays will
be published as chapters in anthologies on these authors and works and
will be featured in a prominent reference database. Essays are to be
approximately 5000 words in length and should be researched and
documented according to MLA style. Compensation includes an honorarium
along with publication credit. PhD or current enrollment in PhD program

For details concerning deadlines, topics, and general guidelines, please
contact the program editor at:

CFP: [General] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory: