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CFP: [General] Short Moving Images

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
Nicole Richter


The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [General] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:28pm
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

12th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate conference
8â€"10 August 2008
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Keynotes: Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University; and Professor
Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
Deadline: 16 July 2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

UPDATE: [General] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
(no email)

We have extended our deadline to April 30th, 2008!

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

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.