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CFP: [General] 5th Annual Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:14pm
Christopher Vaccaro

The 5th Annual Tolkien Conference at the University of Vermont will be
held April 2008 from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th. This year’s
theme is Celtic and Norse influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to
Tolkien or his work, but topics relating to the theme of the conference
will be given priority consideration.

CFP: [General] Representations of Trauma in Literature and Film (10/10/07; CSA, 05/22/08 - 05/24/08)

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 3:50pm
Philippe Codde

Papers are sought for a proposed panel on “Representations of Trauma in
Literature and Film” at the Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting at
New York University, May 22-24, 2008.
Psychotherapists such as Dori Laub, Bessel van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart,
and Judith Herman have repeatedly underscored the visual nature of
traumatic experiences, which tend to be engraved in memory in the form of
images or icons. This would suggest that visual media provide the most
expedient canvas for representing these moments of crisis, and movies like
Sidney Lumet’s "The Pawnbroker" (1964), Christopher Nolan’s "Memento"
(2000), or Brad Anderson’s "The Machinist" (2004) confirm the validity of

UPDATE: [General] 39th NeMLA Convention, 4/10-13/08; deadlines extended 10/12/07

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:59am
Elizabeth Abele

It's not to late to be part of the 39th Convention in Buffalo, April 10-
13, 2008!

With the later date for the 2008 NeMLA Convention in Buffalo, chairs were
given the option to extend their abstract deadlines from the standard
Sept. 15 to as late as Oct. 12.

There are 36 sessions still open, covering most areas:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/extended.html

Full descriptions of these sessions are available at:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/cfp07.html

Join us in Buffalo!

CFP: [General] Imagination-Self-Other (Undergrad Conf.)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 7:06pm
Amy E. Winans

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Conference on Literature and Creative Writing.
“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:
• Imagining difference
• Imagination and liberation
• Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
• Borderlands of self and other
• The failure of imagination
• Imagination and intersectionality
• Literary representations of self/other
• Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
• Identity, nation, globalization

CFP: [General] Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:21pm
Drew Hubbell

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Literature and Creative Writing Conference.

“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:

* Imagining difference
* Imagination and liberation
* Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
* Borderlands of self and other
* The failure of imagination
* Imagination and intersectionality
* Literary representations of self/other
* Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
* Identity, nation, globalization
* Imagination and subjectivity

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:12am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

CFP: [General] Creative Writing Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:05am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy
(please forward to interested colleagues and graduate students)

Topics of Interest: Pedagogy related to the teaching of creative writing in
academic and community settings, literary editing, advising literary
journals (online and in hard copy), and other special issues of concern for
the teaching of creative writing in all genres. Interdisciplinary and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Assocs.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 2:45am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

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