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CFP: [General] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:22pm
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] American Name Society at MLA

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Kemp Williams

Two open sessions at the annual meeting of the Modern Language
Association in San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008. Fields may include
literature, literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography,
sociology, history. Panels may be organized on single authors or
subjects. 150-word abstracts by 7 March 2008 to Kemp Williams
( Presenters of accepted papers must be members of
both ANS and MLA. MLA membership will be required by 7 April 2008. ANS
membership deadline TBA.

CFP: [General] The Audiobook (MLA 2008)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:39am
Matt Rubery

Papers for this proposed special session will consider the significance of
the audiobook. The growing popularity of audiobooks over the last decade
means that literary critics may no longer be able to turn a blind eye -- or
a deaf ear, in this case -- to the ways in which oral delivery influences
the reception of literature. This panel will explore the extent to which
the audiobook not only enables us to hear literature but to hear it in new
ways. While audiobooks are still responsible for only a small fraction of
the total book publishing market, their use is among the minority of
reading practices found to be increasing as the number of overall readers

CFP: [General] Delta Blues Symposium XIV

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 7:04pm
Thomas Williams

The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University
(Jonesboro campus) announces its fourteenth annual Delta Blues Symposium,
to be held 27-29 March 2008. The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XIV is
Sense of Place. Presentations are encouraged from scholars and students
of the humanities and social sciencesâ€"especially anthropology, art
history, economics, folklore studies, geography, history, literature,
musicology, political science, and sociology. As well, we seek
contributions from scholars and students of the physical and natural
        It should be emphasized that though we especially encourage

CFP: [General] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored panel) March 1 deadline

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:45pm
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

CFP: [General] Technologies Issue: Women's Studies Quarterly

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:17am
Stacie McCormick

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies have
reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, create, and
perceive the self, the body and the community. This special issue of WSQ
invites feminist work that considers the concept of technology, conceived
broadly, and explores the multiple technologies --whether high-tech or
low-tech, futuristic, contemporary, or historical â€" that are influencing us.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 8:35pm
Katherine Bodrie

Call for Papers: “Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 18 & 19, 2008 (The conference is on April 19, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

UPDATE: [General] 2008 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 8:09pm
Antonio Vallone

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to February 29,

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