The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:
The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.
Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, University of South Alabama, USA, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?
The 2009 World Picture Conference
October 23-24, 2009
Oklahoma State University
Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Alexander García Düttmann (Goldsmiths College)
Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals sought for a session on young-adult literature at the Pacific Modern Language Association conference in San Francisco, November 6-7, 2009. Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted at
The official cfp is at
Deadline extended to April 13th. Questions, please contact
Elise Ann Wormuth
San Francisco State University
Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space
Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX
Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University
As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global and the Local
in Contemporary Literature and Film
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
Thirty-Third Colloquium on Literature and Film
October 8-10, 2009
Submissions are invited on the many ways that contemporary authors and filmmakers find their inspiration in global and local issues. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Truth and Lies: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 11th - 12th
Organized by the College of Arts and Humanities, Bangor University, Wales
Call for Papers
Our society bombards us with deception: false reports, embellished
testimony, misleading advertising, and that which goes unsaid. But are we
really being lied to? Or is the truth hiding underneath the deception, and
is it up to us to actively bring it to light?
We invite contributions from postgraduates across the disciplines in the
Arts and Humanities. Topic areas should reflect the interdisciplinary theme
of the conference. Suggestions may include (but are not limited to):