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CFP: [General] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:34pm
Derrick R. Spires

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [General] Virtual Environments and Popular Culture

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Pam Wicks

Midwest Popular Culture Call for Papers, 2008
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Virtual Environments area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
invites you to submit papers on cultural, theoretical, social, or any other
area related to these environments. This year’s conference will be held at
the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, Ohio
on the weekend of October 3 -5, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Altered States UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Conference

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:40pm
Jessie Hock


Altered States: Metamorphosis, Epiphany, Revolution
An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the U.C. Berkeley Comparative
Literature Department

Date: October 24 - 25, 2008
Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 7, 2008
KEYNOTE: AMY HOLLYWOOD, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies,
Harvard Divinity

For more information, or to submit an abstract, please contact:

Nothing of him that doth fade/
But doth suffer a sea-change
/Into something
rich and strange.
                                --- Tempest, I, ii

UPDATE: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:52pm
Stephanie Ebersohl

We would like to invite you to submit the conference proposal for the
International Conference on Symbolism, Symbolism: Its Origins and Its
Consequences which will take place at the University of Illinois Conference
Center, Allerton Park, between April 22-25. The keynote speaker for the
conference is Madame Genevieve Lacambre, a curator of Musee d'Orsay in
Paris. The purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art, literature, music
and philosophy, its consequences in art and literature, and to understand
how ideas moved from one European country to another.

CFP: [General] English: The Journal of the English Association

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 9:41am
Sarah Leach

English is an international, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism
published on behalf of the English Association by Oxford Journals. Each
issue contains essays on major works of English literature or on topics of
general literary interest as well as a substantial review section, in which
reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent
developments in its field, and present a detailed argument, rather than
just a brief evaluative commentary.

CFP: [General] Peace and Pedagogy Panel, Midwest MLA

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:35pm
Lisette Gibson Diaz

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of narratives revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:09am
Alison Graham-Bertolini


Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

CFP: [General] Image and Word Conference (2/1/09; 6/09)

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:14pm
Maurice Geracht

Abstracts are solicited for An International Word & Image Conference:

Artists' Words & Writers' Images
Les mots de l'artiste, les images de l'écrivain

to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., June 2009.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works.

CFP: [General] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:19pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

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