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CFP: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:13pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

UPDATE: [General] Representations of Trauma in Literature and Film (10/26/07; CSA, 05/22/08 - 05/24/08)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:42am
Philippe Codde

Papers are sought for a proposed panel on “Representations of Trauma in
Literature and Film” at the Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting at
New York University, May 22-24, 2008.
Psychotherapists such as Dori Laub, Bessel van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart,
and Judith Herman have repeatedly underscored the visual nature of
traumatic experiences, which tend to be engraved in memory in the form of
images or icons. This would suggest that visual media provide the most
expedient canvas for representing these moments of crisis, and movies like
Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964), Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000),
or Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) confirm the validity of this

CFP: [General] Essays for the Literary Encyclopedia

Monday, October 15, 2007 - 8:47am
Alison Searle

Founded in 1998 The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative historical and
scholarly project of global ambition which intends eventually to provide a
description of all literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the
English-speaking world, and to provide informed guidance to critical
reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production.
The Literary Encyclopedia welcomes offers from qualified scholars to write
entries on people, topics and works, from all periods, from the ancient
world to the present, including foreign literatures translated into
English. The publication is collectively owned by its editors and authors

UPDATE: [General] NJCEA Conference Call for Panels and Papers

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 2:28am
Burt Kimmelman

31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Keynote Speaker: Edward Halsey Foster

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting panels and
papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for
its annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in
language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and
study of literature and writing.

CFP: [General] Girls and Visual Culture

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 2:51pm
Leisha Jones

Call for Workshops, Papers, and Panels

Girls and Visual Culture

Sponsored by the Girls and Their Allies Caucus

National Women's Studies Association
29th Annual Conference
June 19 â€" 22, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

Submissions are invited for workshops, papers, and panels on current practices and
proliferations of girls in visual culture. Presentations could provide an overview of contemporary
trends, or focus on one in particular.

CFP: [General] Academic Identities in Crisis?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 6:15am
Dr Helen Day

Academic Identities in Crisis?
A University of Central Lancashire Conference
Call for Papers
4 - 6th September 2008

Fictional texts like Possession and the saga of the University of Poppleton
provide us with fascinating accounts of academic identity - and simply
surviving inside and outside universities. At this conference we aim to
explore the production and consumption of your academic identities.

CFP: [General] Politics of Play and Performance

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:06pm
Wendy Matlock

3nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
April 18 and 19, 2008
California State University, Sacramento

The third annual ASNR conference invites papers that address the politics
or politicization of play and performance, festival and frivolity. This
interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for considering
manifestations of play and performance at macro- and micro-levels of
everyday life, both historically and contemporarily. We invite abstracts
for papers in the humanities and social sciences that address the
following or related ideas: