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CFP: [General] Perspectives on War: The Front (InterCulture e-journal, 11/16/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 3:43am
Katheryn Wright

Call for Papers: InterCulture (e-journal) for Fall 2007
Perspectives on War: The Front
Deadline for Submission: November 16, 2007

Current discourses concerning the “War on Terror” appear to describe a
confrontation that transcends spatial boundaries. As embedded reporting
brings war to the television screen and U.S. presidential candidates
campaign on the streets of Baghdad, communication technologies expand
what makes up “the front” of war. Unlike the fronts of WWI, the front
could now be anywhere.

CFP: [General] VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 10:12pm
Casey Rian McArdle

2008 CALL FOR PAPERS

February 8, 2008 Virginia Ball Center Ball State University

VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT: A CRITICAL LOOK AT LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

The 2008 Ball State University PCM conference committee would like to
invite submissions of abstracts from all graduate programs in: composition
and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, TESOL, digital storytelling, and
creative writing.

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:24pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [General] Developing/Coordinating Internships for Lit/Writing Majors (Nov 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 1:08pm
Joseph Pestino

The College English Association (CEA)
Call for Papers on Academic Administrative Leadership at the Department
Level The 39th CEA Conference, St. Louisâ€"27-29 March 2008

We welcome submissions on the following topics as they relate to
administrative leadership on the departmental level (Chairing, Program
Directing, etc.):

1. Developing and Coordinating Internships for Literature and Writing
Majors: Issues, Tips and Guidelines.
2. “Can You Hear Me Now?”: Creating Lines of Communication between the
Administrator and the Administrated.

CFP: [General] Transgressing Natureâs Body: Violating Mother Earth (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 8:35pm
Want Chyi

Be it bodies of water or bodies of land, documentaries such as Al
Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour”
speak to humanity’s continued rape of the physical world. In what ways
has industrialization prompted progress while damaging the planet? What
are the consequences of violating any form of “natural boundary”? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these
questions.

CFP: [General] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:39pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [General] Transgressing the Canon: Giving Literary Credence to the Pulp (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:24pm
Want Chyi

Stephen King is one author that has been accused of transgressing the
canon. Is this a fair accusation? What other authors have been said to
commit this violation, and to what end? What are the consequences to the
literary community when standardization is applied to art and
communication? What are the implications of graphic novels and other
genres entering into academic criticism? This panel seeks critical and
creative presentations that explore these questions.

CFP: [General] Hermesâs Tongue: Validity & Challenges of Art as Messenger (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:13pm
Want Chyi

What are the challenges of using art to translate a message? How does art
function as a language? What is lost or gained when it is transmitted to
the audience? How does visual/ performance art fit into academia? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations, including visual and
performance art, which explores these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

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