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CFP: [General] NCFS: Empire, Identity, Exoticism (3/15/08; 10/16-10/18/08)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 12:34am
Lisa Weiss

NCFS 2008 Call for Papers
Empire, Identity, Exoticism

The 34th Annual International
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
16-18 October 2008

The theme for the 2008 colloquium is “Empire, Identity, Exoticism.”
Contributions that explore the intersection of these themes from a broad
range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies and
approachesâ€"from literary to social and political culture to visual
aestheticsâ€"in nineteenth-century France are especially welcome.

CFP: [General] David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography, 2008-2009

Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:02pm
Matthew H. Edney

This annual fellowship supports a two-month residency at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, to research and write on a subject related to the
history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2008-2009 academic year
will focus on a period relevant to any of the last three volumes (Four
through Six) of The History of Cartography series, which cover the modern
era from ca. 1650 to 2000; preference will be given to work that
compliments one of the three volumes.

The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet
Holzheimer, in honor of David Woodward, a founding editor of The History
of Cartography.

CFP: [General] NYCEA conference 4/11-12/2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:47pm
Dr. Rebecca Housel

New York College English Association
Spring Conference
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
April 11, 12, 2008


“RECONCILIATION: Word over all, beautiful as the sky”

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of reconciliation in the
literature of all periods, authors, genres, and countries. Not only
critical/theoretical approaches are welcomed, but also, pedagogical
This call is extended to instructors of literature, college students
majoring in this field and other scholars in other disciplines whose works
relate to the theme.

UPDATE: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [General] Art and Commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:24am
Charlotte Gould

The University of Rennes 2, France, will be organising an international conference on Art and Commerce
on April 23d and 24th 2009. An abstract and a short biographical note should be submitted to
charlotte Gould, and Sophie Mesplede

Art and commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

CFP: [General] Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY; [5/1/08; 10/2-4/08]

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:16pm
Roger Hallas

Visible Memories Conference
Syracuse University
Oct. 2-4, 2008
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University
invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the
intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular
focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in
visible, material, or spatial form.
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include:
local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and
representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism;

CFP: [General] Mark Twain session at SAMLA in 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 6:18pm
Ms. Jules A. Hojnowski


Mark Twain's Angelfish Club:
Was it a Writing Club?
Or Something else?

2008 is the 100th Anniversary of the official
beginning of this club.

Proposals are invited for the Mark Twain Circle Panel at the 2008 SAMLA
Meeting in Louisville, KY, November 7-9, 2008, Hyatt Regency Louisville.
Presenters may discuss any of Twain's depictions of teaching writing, the
writing club or ?.

Please send 250 â€" word proposals or papers to Ms. Jules A. Hojnowski,
(, by July 1, 2008

Thank you!

CFP: [General] Rewriting Women 4/15; MMLA 11/16-16

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 4:28pm
Laura Vorachek

>From Robert Zemeckis’s recasting of Grendel's mother in his recent
adaptation of Beowulf to Jane Smiley’s re-imagining of King Lears's
Goneril and Regan in A Thousand Acres to Jean Rhys’s reconsideration of
Charlotte Brontë’s Bertha Mason in Wide Sargasso Sea, authors have re-
envisioned previously created female characters. This panel seeks papers
that address such adaptations or rewritings of women, from medieval to
contemporary literature and film. Please send 200-word abstracts by
April 15 to

CFP: [General] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:15am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”