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UPDATE: [General] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:15pm
Judith Broome

Critical or theoretical approaces to the adolescent novel, broadly
conceived: coming-of-age novels; first novels as "adolescent" texts;
future of the adolescent novel; graphic novels. 1-page abstracts by 20
March. Electronic submission preferred.

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UPDATE: [General] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:43pm
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] The Impact of Darwin's Ideas in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 4:34pm
Mark R. Wheeler

Researchers and scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit papers
addressing the impact of Darwin’s ideas in the Humanities and Social
Sciences. Both disciplinary-specific and broadly interdisciplinary
approaches are encouraged.

The symposium honors Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th
anniversary of the publication of ”Origins of Species,”
and will be held at San Diego State University, 20-22 November 2009.

Papers accepted for the symposium will be included in a volume to be
published by San Diego State University Press.

CFP: [General] Otherness and the Arts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:58am
Maria Beville

Otherness and the Arts:
Global Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Otherness in
Literature, Film, and Culture.

A Joint Venture between the University of Aarhus and Mary Immaculate
College, University of Limerick. August 8-9 2008

CFP deadline: May 15th 2008
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark.

“Nobody â€" that’s my name”
â€" Homer, The Odyssey, VIIII

UPDATE: [General] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:56am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

UPDATE: [General] SCMLA Open Topic: Modern Drama Panel San Antonio, TX 3/10/08

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:31pm
Liz Thompson

Call for Papers:

South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8
Theme "Borders"

Seeking papers for the regular session on Modern Drama. This is an open
topic session. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to by no later than March 10th, 2008.

Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.

Liz Thompson
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel

CFP: [General] Black Humor

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:07pm
Kathryn Buelterman

University of California at Riverside
Graduate Humanities Conference, April 11-12, 2008

The general focus of this panel is on Black Humor of
the mid-twentieth century, but submissions addressing
dark comedy from different times are also welcome.

Potential topics include:
literature, drama, or film
the absurd

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by
February 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] EXTENDED DEADLINE eSharp journal - In Action: Social Engagement, Empowerment, and Change

Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 1:16pm
Ellen Bramwell

Please note that the deadline for this issue has been extended to 14th
March 2008
In Action:
Social Engagement, Empowerment and Change

The eleventh issue of eSharp will consider themes of social engagement,
empowerment, and change. We welcome articles which examine the social
implications and practical applications of various theories, as well as
how these may empower marginalised social groups or promote social change.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, the ideas of
engagement and empowerment within society can be interpreted broadly. We
encourage submissions from postgraduates in any area of the arts,
humanities, social sciences or education.

CFP: [General] Call for Submissions for Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion (5/1/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:58am
Editorial Board

Welcome to Harlot, a digital magazine and web forum where you can…
  â€¢ view art inspired by gaming culture
  â€¢ critique a political speech through a mock interview
  â€¢ post comments on a short film about green architecture
  â€¢ compose a collaborative review of a popular documentary
  â€¢ publish an experimental poem about social-networking sites
  â€¢ engage in meaningful, open-ended, and non-partisan conversations about rhetoric in
        everyday life.