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

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 2:26pm
Andrea Powell

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?

Is there room on the runway for female "academostars"?

CFP: [General] Border Games panel for (dis)junctions conference

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 1:02am
Nicoletta da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these

CFP: [General] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: War Literature of the 20th Century

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:49pm
Giulia Hoffmann

War Literature of the 20th Century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on war literature written
during the 20th century which examine the role of authors, poets, or
journalists in challenging the myths of war. How do their works’
portrayals of war challenge popular (mis)conceptions about war, and to what

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

CFP: [General] UCR (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Edith Wharton

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:46pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Edith Wharton Panel

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Edith Wharton. These
papers can examine any aspect of Wharton scholarship.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
A close focus on her novels
Wharton’s life/biographies of the writer
A look at critical texts on the writer
Gender performance in Wharton’s novels
Wharton and social class
Wharton and the literary canon

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

CFP: [General] Illinois Philological Association (IPA) Call for Papers

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:08am
Barbara Cass

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008
Twelfth Annual Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and delight in the
quality and diversity of Illinois scholars and writers!

The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students --
abstracts or proposals (300 words) for papers on any aspect of
literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and composition theory or
literary theory.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity? deadline extension

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:55am
Lucy Fife

Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media
Friday 11 April 2008
Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for postgraduates run by postgraduates at the
Department of Film, Theatre and Television welcomes proposals that interrogate and put
pressure on the idea of ‘authenticity’ in film, theatre, television and new media.

The following themes and sample issues are central but not exclusive:

UPDATE: [General] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:10pm, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork;

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

CFP: [General] New Perspectives on British Literature

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 7:30am
Dr. Sunita Sinha


‘Avant Garde - A Literary Forum’ invites an article from you on British
Fiction, Poetry and Drama from Chaucer to present times for publication
in “New Perspectives on British Literature,” which will be published by
Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.

The forum requests for your contribution in approximately 3500-5000
words. All references and notes should be incorporated preferably
according to MLA style sheet. Copy of your article as - Hard copy (Print
out), soft copy (CD) and a copy by Email, would be preferred by the first
week of March 08.

Yours sincerely

CFP: [General] Stereotypes of Contingent Faculty (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 9:28pm
Lila Harper

Stereotypes of Contingent Faculty: Humor and Social Commentary (MLA 2008)

Papers addressing representation of part-time and contingent faculty. How are stereotypes of
adjuncts expressed in popular media and literature? Abstracts by 1 Mar.; Lila Harper

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CFP: [General] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:37am
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 Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English