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

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:46pm

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, in San
Francisico, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2008 to:

Electronic submissions preferred.

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

CFP: [General] Literature and Fashion

Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 10:39pm
Sara Bernstein

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 9-11, 2008.
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Both literature and fashion are often figured as simultaneously enacting
and disrupting a multitude of borders, from the division between an
individual’s body and mind, to the boundaries of empires and nation-states.
The 2008 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is seeking papers that
explore the relationship between these two forms. Papers may use fashion as
a lens through which to understand a literary work or works, or fashion and
literature may work together to explore broader cultural issues. We are

CFP: [General] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

UPDATE: [General] Literature and Pathology

Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 7:53pm
Jessica Howell

Note: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 01/07/07

Call for Papers

“Literature and Pathology”
University of California, Davis
February 29thâ€"March 2nd, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Professor Athena Vrettos, author of Somatic Fictions:
Imagining Illness in Victorian Culture (1995) and “Displaced Memories in
Victorian Fiction and Psychology” (2007).

CFP: [General] RMMLA-Session on Harry Potter (Open Topic)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 4:50pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

RENO, Nevada ~ October 9-11, 2008 at HARRAH'S


Proposals for 15-20 min. presentations due to by MARCH 1.

Non-RMMLA members may propose a paper, but membership in RMMLA is
required of all presenters by APRIL 1.

Requests for Audio-Visual equipment are due by MAY 1 (email
Participation at the convention also requires payment of a convention
registration fee (registration opens in mid-summer; early discount rates
See for more information.

CFP: [General] Violence and Representation

Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 7:29pm
Beverly Voloshin

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)Conference

7-8 November 2008

Hosted by Pomona College, Claremont, CA