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CFP: [General] Harry Potter Area at MPCA/MACA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:11pm
Kathleen Turner

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American
Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Harry Potter Studies to the area
chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] Irish Studies Area at MPCA/MACA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:10pm
Kathleen Turner

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair
via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] CFP: NeMLA Session Proposals (5/10/08; 2/26-3/1/09)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 2:46pm
Elizabeth

Northeast Modern Language Association

2009 Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts February 26 - March 1, 2009

Celebrating 40 years!

A regional MLA, NeMLA offers a vibrant yet more intimate conference
experience. The 2008 Convention in Buffalo features more than 230 panels,
covering all aspects of scholarship and teaching in the modern languages
and literatures. Please join us to mark NeMLA's 40 years of modern
language scholarship.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel,
roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

UPDATE: [General] Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 5:41am
Katherine Bode

Call for Papers

Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary
Culture Symposium

Sponsored by Australian literature @ the University of Sydney and AustLit.

4-5 December 2008
The University of Sydney
        
On 4-5 December 2008, Australian Literature @ the University of Sydney will
host a symposium on Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and
Australian Literary Culture. Plenary speakers include digital humanities
specialist Professor Hugh Craig (University of Newcastle) and Professor
David Carter (University of Queensland).

CFP: [General] SLSA 2008 panel: Steampunk and Reiteration

updated: 
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 6:24pm
Brian Croxall

As a lifestyle and a literary movement, steampunk can be both the act of
modding your laptop to look like and function as a Victorian artifact and
an act of imagining what London might have looked like had Charles
Babbage’s analytical engine been realized. Steampunk is the application of
nineteenth-century aesthetics to contemporary objects; it is the
speculative extension of technologies that actually existed; it is the
anachronistic importation of contemporary technologies into the
fictionalized past. In all cases, steampunk blurs boundaries: between
centuries, between technologies, and between origin and repetition.

UPDATE: [General] Professional Studies Review

updated: 
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 4:18pm
Joseph Marotta

The deadline for submitting articles to the current issue of Professional
Studies Review (journal) has been extended from April 15, 2008 to May 15, 2008.

For this issue the Review will consider articles on any topic of general
interest to those working within career-oriented fields. Specific
possibilities might include (but are not limited to) such issues as:

CFP: [General] Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 - 11 June 2008

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 3:59am
Phoebe Fletcher

Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 â€" 11 June 2008
Te Tatau Pounamu: The Greenstone Door
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Following on from our previous Conferences in 2004 and 2006, the Traditional Knowledge 2008
Conference focuses on traditional indigenous concepts, values, ideals, models and strategies for
sustaining balanced and healthy relationships within and across families, communities, nations,
nation-states, local, regional and global borders, territories and environments.

CFP: [General] Neo-formalism (Essay Collection): 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:19pm
Verena Theile

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [General] SCCC Creative Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 5:28pm
Sarah Gutowski

You are invited to participate in the inaugural Spring 2008 Creative
Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing on May 2 and 3 at
the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.

This event will be the first of its kind at SCCC, bringing together
teachers and students of creative writing from high schools, SCCC, and
colleges and universities across the country. The festival will include
readings, workshops, and discussion from guest authors and faculty. We
will also address the topic of teaching and learning creative writing
through a series of panel sessions for teachers and students.

Our festival schedule will include:

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