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CFP: [General] New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 26-28 2008/June 15 deadline

updated: 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:25pm
Julie Hawk

New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 26-28, 2008
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2008
Transitioning (Through) Traditions
Call for Proposals: The 2008 New Voices Conference provides a space for
exploring the current transitioning evident in the disciplines.
There is no moment that is only a moment of being and not also a moment of
becoming. Some moments, however, have a more heightened sense of becoming
than others. We are nearing the end of the decade that has no agreed upon
name, and 2008 is a year that promises the beginning of significant change.
The number eight itself is a marker of an infinite state of progression and

CFP: [General] Iconography of Death

updated: 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:30pm
Mary Silcox

        ICONOGRAPHY OF DEATH

        Call for Papers
        The John Douglas Taylor Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2008
        McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Mary Silcox and Peter M. Daly

CFP: [General] session proposals: NeMLA 2009 in Boston

updated: 
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 11:12pm
Cecilia Feilla

Dear colleagues,

The Northeast Modern Language Association’s

40th anniversary meeting will take place next year

in Boston, MA

February 26 â€" March 1, 2009

Please consider proposing a panel on any aspect of British, American,
and/or Anglophone culture, literature, and film; we also welcome
cross-disciplinary and comparative panels.

Panels can be proposed electronically through NEMLA’s website:
http://www.nemla.org Please follow the link “convention.” A new window will
open from which you access the 2009 panel proposal form.

The deadline for panel proposals is fast approaching: May 10, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] M/MLA Convention In Minneapolis, Nov. 13-16, 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:08pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Midwest Modern Language Association
50th Annual Convention
November 13-16, 2008
The Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Some sessions have extended their abstract deadline past April 15.

Six sessions have been added, all with an April 25 abstract deadline:

Contemporary Cultural Issues: Fame and Scandal
Early Modern Literature: Fame, Infamy, and Ideology
Fame, Infamy, and Evil in Contemporary Literature and Film
Fame, Infamy, and Spanish Literature
The Gendering of Literary and Cultural Fame
Twentieth-Century Fame and Celebrity

Please see our CFP for details.

CFP: [General] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
sarahnerickson_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] MMLA Digital Humanities

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:28pm
Stephanie Schlitz

Digital Humanities: Exploring New Directions in Literary and Linguistic
Scholarship. The field of Digital Humanities (DH) is rapidly expanding and
offers a variety of new opportunities for literary and linguistic research.
This session is designed to explore current DH issues and thus welcomes
papers addressing a wide range of DH topics. Topics may relate to: text
encoding and TEI projects; using digital archives; corpus development;
digital editions; DH and the individual scholar; the problems DH
researchers face; DH pedagogy; etc. Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2008 (or
ASAP thereafter). Please send 250-word abstracts to Stephanie Schlitz at:
sschlitz_at_bloomu.edu.

CFP: [General] Harry Potter Area at MPCA/MACA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:11pm
Kathleen Turner

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American
Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Harry Potter Studies to the area
chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] Irish Studies Area at MPCA/MACA

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:10pm
Kathleen Turner

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair
via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115.

CFP: [General] CFP: NeMLA Session Proposals (5/10/08; 2/26-3/1/09)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 2:46pm
Elizabeth

Northeast Modern Language Association

2009 Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts February 26 - March 1, 2009

Celebrating 40 years!

A regional MLA, NeMLA offers a vibrant yet more intimate conference
experience. The 2008 Convention in Buffalo features more than 230 panels,
covering all aspects of scholarship and teaching in the modern languages
and literatures. Please join us to mark NeMLA's 40 years of modern
language scholarship.

NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel,
roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:

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