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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

CFP: [General]

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:46pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [General] April 8. 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 4:19pm
Ana Adams

The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will
be take place on November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

Call for Papers:

The Famous and Exotic in Literature and Film. There are well-known figures
in literature and film that are considered exotic. What makes them exotic?
What are the techniques for their representation? This session explores who
and what is exotic, and the mechanisms for its representation in literature
and film. Please send abstracts by April 24th to Ana Adams, Gustavus
Adolphus College,