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UPDATE: [General] Literary Criticism Essays

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:03pm

Call for Papers
Literary Essays

New publishing program seeks to commission a variety of literary essays
related to frequently taught authors and literary works. All essays will
be published as chapters in anthologies on these authors and works and
will be featured in a prominent reference database. Essays are to be
approximately 5000 words in length and should be researched and
documented according to MLA style. Compensation includes an honorarium
along with publication credit. PhD or current enrollment in PhD program

For details concerning deadlines, topics, and general guidelines, please
contact the program editor at:

CFP: [General] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory:

CFP: [General] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:13pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

CFP: [General] Northeast Conference on British Studies

Monday, March 17, 2008 - 8:35pm
Chris Waters




The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual
meeting this year in Boston on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
2008. The conference will be hosted by Boston College and take place on
its Chestnut Hill campus.

CFP: [General] Spaces of Utopia

Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 11:14pm
Maria Aline Ferreira

Spaces of Utopia: Call for Papers
Special Issue on “Women Scientists in Utopia”

Science has always played a fundamental role in utopian/dystopian texts. The majority of
scientists, however, even in those texts, were men. The questions this special issue of Spaces of
Utopia wishes to raise are the following:
- Why are there so few women scientists in the utopian genre?
- Is that still the case?
- When did that situation change and why?

CFP: [General] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English (Grad)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:34pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [General] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:56am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [General] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:44am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to: