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CFP: [General] Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/08; 24-28/02/09)

Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 11:35pm
Ximena Gallardo

The 2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque,
NM, February 24-28, 2009.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel
proposals to

Ximena Gallardo

Include with the submission full contact information for each presenter
including email, phone, snail mail, and institutional affiliation.

CFP: [General] Studies in the Novel–– Special Issue on the Young Adult Novel

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:05pm
Sara Dammann

The Young Adult Novel. For a special issue on The Young Adult Novel,
Studies in the Novel seeks articles on young adult literature from any
critical/literary perspective. The volume is to be guest edited by Elise
Wormuth (formerly Earthman) of San Francisco State University. "Young adult
literature," in this context, refers to literature that has been written
specifically for and marketed to young adults. New perspectives on
well-known YA novels are welcome, as well as papers on those novels that
have received less critical attention. Completed articles and 1-page vita
to Elise Wormuth at ( ) WITH cc to
( ) by October 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] Journal of Literacy and Technology

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:23pm,

The Journal of Literacy and Technology calls for submissions as the
journal publishes two or three times a year, using rolling deadlines
throughout the calendar year rather than set dates. The editors believe
that publishing articles as they come in better reflects The Journal of
Literacy and Technology's mission as an online-only peer-reviewed
academic journal.
Submit article manuscripts for consideration at any time. The Journal of
Literacy and Technology currently publishes research articles and book
reviews two or three times a year.

About JLT:

CFP: [General] Papers needed for Literary Journal

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:43pm,

This is a call for submissions that you wish to be considered for
publication in The St. John's University (Queens, NY) bi-annual literary
journal, The Humanities Review. The journal has published several notable
academics in their respective fields over the last few years such as:
Gayatri Spivak, Amy King and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are Modern Social Custom Flourishes,
Exemplary Figures, Corruption of Dialect and Post-9/11 Noir. However, we
will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with these ideas.
Whatever you have available will certainly suffice.

CFP: [General] Panel on Epistolary Novels NEMLA Conference, Boston 2009

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:00pm
Chiara Frenquellucci

The Epistolary Novel in World Literature
NEMLA Conference in Boston 2/26 - 3/1 2009

This session will explore the "correspondences" in the development of
epistolary novels in different linguistic and cultural traditions.
Epistolary fiction has been redefining the complex relationships between
fiction and verisimilitude from Roman times to today's e-pistolaries or
novels written as a series of email messages. Comparative papers are
especially welcome. Please
submit 150-word abstract to Chiara Frenquellucci, Harvard University,

Papers in English can be on a single literary tradition, such as English
and/or American or comparative in nature.

CFP: [General] Florida Collegiate Pride Conference

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:59am
Andrew Striker

The Florida Collegiate Pride Conference is a GLBT conference held once a
year for the GLBT organizations and colleges and universities across
Florida. This year the conference will also welcome organizations from
Georgia and Alabama institutions.

The conference will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in
Daytona Beach, Florida on February 20-22 of 2009. Workshops will be taught
throughout the day on the 21st.

*****Currently accepting proposals for workshops and speakers.*****

Travel and lodging expenses negotiable, however, funds are limited.

CFP: [General] Latin American Modernismo Seminar. ACLA, March 26-29, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:30am
Kelly Comfort

Call for Papers for Seminar at the American Comparative Literature
Association's "Global Languages, Global Cultures" Conference on March 26-
29, 2009 in Cambridge, MA.

* Seminar Title: Latin American Modernismo: Negotiating the Foreign and
the Local, the Aesthetic and the Social

* Seminar Organizer: Kelly Comfort, Georgia Institute of Technology