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CFP: [General] CFP

Monday, January 14, 2008 - 9:40pm
Elizabeth Dahab

Call for submissions for genre, an International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and the Arts,
for an issue on Arrivals and Departures, the same theme as that of the 2008 conference of the
American Comparative Literature Association ( to be hosted by
California State University, Long Beach. We welcome submissions of papers on a wide range of
topics pertaining to figurative, literal, emotional, intellectual, and all manner of journeys and
trajectories involving the dialectic of motion and stillness, including aborted arrivals and failed
departures. From traditional travel narratives to accounts of Exiles’ return, reverse migration, and

CFP: [General] 5th Annual J.R.R. Tolkien Conference

Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 6:15pm
Christopher Vaccvaro

5th Annual Tolkien Conference at the University of Vermont
Topics: Norse, Celtic themes, mythologies
We will accept abstracts on all subjects related to Tolkien
Extended Deadline: January 31st 2008

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CFP: [General] Queer Utopias & Dystopias

Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:21pm
Cathy Hannabach

Please forward widely...

CFP: “Queer Utopias and Dystopias”

2008 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
May 17, 2008

CFP: [General] Diasporic Scotlands MLA 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 3:30pm
Fiona Wilson

15-20 minute papers are invited on the topic of diasporic writing within
and beyond Scotland. All periods are of interest. Exile, migration,
hybridity, cosmopolitan and transnational identities.

MLA San Francisco 2008

1 page abstracts with vitae by March 1 to

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CFP: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:16pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [General] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:58pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [General] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:22pm
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook,

CFP: [General] American Name Society at MLA

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Kemp Williams

Two open sessions at the annual meeting of the Modern Language
Association in San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008. Fields may include
literature, literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography,
sociology, history. Panels may be organized on single authors or
subjects. 150-word abstracts by 7 March 2008 to Kemp Williams
( Presenters of accepted papers must be members of
both ANS and MLA. MLA membership will be required by 7 April 2008. ANS
membership deadline TBA.