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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

CFP: [General] Papers Needed for Literary Journal

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:13am
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are: Approaching the Deconstruction of
Modern Political Rhetoric, The Corruption of Dialect, and Post-9/11 Noir.
However, we will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with
these ideas. Please send any and all.

CFP: [General] Humanities and Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:39pm
Kimberly Jackson

Humanities and Sustainability: Ecology in the Information Age
Florida Gulf Coast University's Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education, and Departments of Language & Literature and
Communication & Philosophy are currently accepting individual abstracts
and panel proposals for FGCU's first Humanities and Sustainability
Conference, to be held in Fort Myers, Florida on May 8th and 9th, 2009.
Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the role
of the humanities in both "the ecological era" and "the information age."
As such, we welcome submissions that explore (1) the ways humanities
disciplines can address ecological issues, and (2) the sustainability of

CFP: [General] Aerographies': unthought elemental assumptions in recent spatialities

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 8:26am
Mark Jackson


Call for Papers:

Seeking submissions from colleagues across the geographical humanities,
social sciences and sciences interested in engaging with the themes of air
and elementality.

Annual Meeting of the Association for American Geographers, Las Vegas March
22nd-29th, 2009

'Aerographies': re-thinking unthought elemental and metaphysical
assumptions in recent human geographies

"...our concepts have been formed on the model of solids." (H. Bergson)

"Metaphysics always supposes, in some manner, a solid crust from which to
raise a construction." (L. Irigaray)

CFP: [General] Fairy Tales, Popular Culture Association

Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:28pm
Linda J. Holland-Toll

Fairy Tales

The newly constituted Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association
invites submissions on any topic involving Fairy Tales for the 2009
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Convention, to
be held April 8-11 2009 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans,
Louisiana .

The Fairy Tales Area covers original fairy tales, (i.e. Straparola,
Perrault and Grimm, etc.), contemporary/re-envisioned Fairy Tales
(Datlow & Windling anthologies, The Fairy Tale series, novels, etc.), and
Jack Tales as well as films based on Fairy Tales.

CFP: [General] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:02pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

CFP: [General] Reception Study Society conference 9/12-13/2009

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 7:07pm
Philip Goldstein

Reception Study Society
Sept 12-13, 2009
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Keynote Speakers
James Phelan,
Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.
Steven Zwicker,
Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington University.
Barbara Klinger
Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. Winner of the
Katherine Singer Kovacs Award for best essay from the Society for Cinema
and Media Studies.
Michael Bérubé
Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University.
Suggestions for panels and papers in reading or reception study in all

CFP: [General] CFP: Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:31pm
Alisa Smith-Riel

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) 2009

17th Annual Conference will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. Papers on
all areas of literary, language, and media studies, especially proposals
that interrogate identity and its representation through the prism of
literature, language, or media in all their diverse contexts are welcome.
Proposals are being solicited for fifteen minute papers from scholars at
all career stages, from beginning graduate students to established and
senior scholars.

Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.