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CFP: [General] World-wide Reception of Canadian Writers -ACSUS '09

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 8:38pm
Charlotte Templin

20th Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the US

Westin Gaslamp, San Diego, CA
November 18-22, 2009

I invite papers that explore the reception of Canadian writers around the
world for a panel at the ACSUS conference. Canadian writers are getting
world-wide recognition, but their works are read differently in the various
countries as diverse cultural settings provide the context for literary
interpretation and literary reception.

Email abstracts of 300 words to Charlotte Templin ( by
September 15, 2008

Include your name, affiliation, postal address and phone number.

The complete call for papers for ACSUS is at

UPDATE: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines'

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 3:35pm
Sandip Ain

Deadline Extended

Book’s Way, a leading academic publishing house in Eastern India is
bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. The titles will address different issues
related to theme, plot, character sketches, comparative studies and
theoretical analysis of particular texts. Contributions are hereby invited
on Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines for incorporation in a volume to be
brought out within 2008. The contributors will be sent complimentary
copies of the volume they publish in. The essays should be within 4500-
7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.

CFP: [General] Literatures of Montreal

Monday, July 7, 2008 - 1:13am
Kelly MacPhail

Literatures of Montreal
40th Anniversary Convention,
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26â€"March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regencyâ€"Boston, Massachusetts


Monday, July 7, 2008 - 12:46am
Lorna Fitzsimmons

As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities,
periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other
arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In
addition to the widely known films,proposals on neglected silents and
films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language
collection. Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna
Fitzsimmons: 500-word proposals due by Oct. 25,

UPDATE: [General] CFP "Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences" (U Marburg): Second Circular

Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 3:46pm
Wolfram R. Keller

Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences

February 27 â€" March 1, 2009
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Conference venue: Historischer Rathaussaal

Keynote Speakers
Gerard Steen (Amsterdam), Peter Stockwell (Nottingham)
Beatrix Busse (Münster), Beate Hampe (Jena), Susanne Niemeier (Koblenz)

CFP: [General] Women's Studies Quarterly Mother Issue

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:04pm
Stacie McCormick

Call for Papers: MOTHER
Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone

We have entered a motherhood moment--from celebrity mom baby-bump
sightings to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms”
and “working moms,” from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images of
motherhood are circulating in our culture as never before.

CFP: [General] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:29pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.


---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London


The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.