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CFP: [General] eSharp Journal Issue - In Action: Social Engagement, Empowerment, and Change

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 6:47pm
Jason Monson

In Action:
Social Engagement, Empowerment and Change

The eleventh issue of eSharp will consider themes of social engagement,
empowerment, and change. We welcome articles which examine the social
implications and practical applications of various theories, as well as how
these may empower marginalised social groups or promote social change. In
keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, the ideas of
engagement and empowerment within society can be interpreted broadly. We
encourage submissions from postgraduates in any area of the arts,
humanities, social sciences or education.

UPDATE: [General] Red River Conference on World Literature

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 5:59pm
Carol Pearson


Keynote Speaker: New Mexico Eminent Scholar
Dr. Tey Diana Rebolledo

APRIL 4 - 6, 2008

We invite papers and panel proposals on topics that investigate any of the
following topics. While we are particularly interested in proposals that
focus on the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world
literature will be considered.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [General] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:12pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

UPDATE: [General] âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 5:55am
David Roh

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education
Chair (UCLA)

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

UPDATE: [General] International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 9:11pm
Jesse S. Cohn

[Updated 12.11.07]

Call for Essay Contributions -- The International Encyclopedia of
Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

This eight-volume, 5,000-page, peer-reviewed work, to be published by
Blackwell next year is intended to become “the definitive reference work on
the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live.”

We are in the process of dramatically expanding the Encyclopedia’s coverage
of anarchism. To that end, we are soliciting essay contributions on the
topics listed below.

CFP: [General] Applying Theory in Comic Books panel (2/15/2008; CAC 7/24-27/2008)

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 5:07pm
A. David Lewis

As part of the July 24-27 Comic Arts Conference in San Diego, CA, 200-word
abstracts for papers or presentations are now being accepted for this panel
specifically focused on the application of contemporary theoretical models
to the practice and published work of the comic book medium.

UPDATE: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:20am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the