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CFP: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA Bibliography and Textual Studies Panel

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:33pm
Erin Mann

Bibliography and Textual Studies: "People of the Books: Christianity and
Islam in Book Studies." Participants will consider elements of two
religions and cultures especially concerned not only with the contents
but the paratextual elements of their respective books. This panel is
particularly interested in the intersection of Christianity and Islam in
textual studies, although abstracts on any aspect of either religion as
it relates to bibliography will be considered. Please send 250-word
abstracts to Erin Mann, erin-mann_at_uiowa.edu, by June 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] (Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways (EAPSU, 10/17-10/18/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 12:50pm
Curt Herr

EAPSU 2008
Call for Papers

(Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

The 2008 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held
at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania October 17-18, 2008.

We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students for presentations, roundtable
discussions, and workshops that address attempts to decrease fragmentation, create
connections, and bridge together unique and creative themes in academic work and life in higher
education.

CFP: [General] Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:08pm
Laurel Harris

Call for Papers
“Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the
Interwar Period”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language
Association (NeMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
Continuing to engage Rita Felski’s question, asked
over a decade ago in The Gender of Modernity, of what
happens when gender is the central lens through which
we view modernity, this panel will ask how the
aesthetics of women producersâ€"including novelists,
short story writers, filmmakers, journalists, and
poetsâ€"in the 1920s and 1930s might be conceived as
left-wing, right-wing, or an entirely different kind
of political activism or social vision. How might

UPDATE: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:15am
Christopher Kreuzer

2008 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:10am
Christopher Kreuzer

2004 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [General] Ecology & Ideology

updated: 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 2:58am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which "peace"
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of "7 Deadly Sins for the modern age" includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

UPDATE: [General] The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later [collection] (7/15/2008)

updated: 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 12:45am
John R. Woznicki

Deadline Extended (note new email address):
Essays are sought for a collection of critical essays on Donald Allen’s 1960 seminal anthology,
“The New American Poetry,” an anthology that Marjorie Perloff called in a 1995 essay, “[…] the
fountainhead of radical American poetics.” Such an edition should be very well received and will
add greatly to poetry scholarship today due to the monumental influence the original collection
has had. Allen’s anthology was the first to widely distribute the poetry and theoretical positions
of poets such as Charles Olson and Allen Ginsberg and the Beats, and it was the first to
categorize these poets by the schools (Black Mountain, New York, San Francisco, etc.) by which

CFP: [General] Academic Autobiography in the 20th Century

updated: 
Friday, May 16, 2008 - 7:14pm
Rocio G. Davis

Proposals are sought for an Interdisciplinary Conference entitled “Academic
Autobiography, Intellectual History, and Cultural Memory in the 20th
Century” to be held at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) on the
26-28 of March, 2009. This conference aims to engage the current paradigms
of the debate on autobiographical writing by academics (historians,
literary critics, anthropologists, and sociologists, among others) and
analyze these in the interdisciplinary context of the consciousness of the
ways intellectual history and cultural memory may be developed,
articulated, and promoted in the twentieth century. Autobiographies by

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