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UPDATE: [Theory] American Indians Today

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 12:46am
Richard L. Allen

Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2008
February 25-28, 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 30th
Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM. February 25-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

UPDATE: [Theory] Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works (1/1/09)

Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 6:13pm
Laura Wright

We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, “Approaches to 
Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,” in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World 
Literature. The
volume editors are Laura Wright (Western Carolina University), Jane Poyner (University of Exeter),
and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford University).
We are seeking essays that address pedagogical issues in teaching any combination of the
following novels:
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
Foe (1986)

UPDATE: [Theory] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:29pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers

Please note: EXTENDED DEADLINE â€" January 15, 2009

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at by January 15, 2008.

CFP: [Theory]

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 6:24am
Nath Aldalala'a

CFP: Mapping Emergent Arab and Muslim Literatures in English

Call for Papers:

The Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Anglo-Arab and Muslim Writing
(jointly hosted by University of Nizwa, Oman and University of Sunderland,

Mapping Emergent Arab and Muslim Literatures in English (University of
Nizwa, Oman, April 11-12, 2009)

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Stuart Sim (University of Sunderland)
Dr. Layla Al Maleh (University of Kuwait)
Dr. Syrine Hout (American University of Beirut)

CFP: [Theory] The Feral Issue: Animals and Animal Studies

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 8:58pm
the minnesota review

the minnesota review, a journal of literary and cultural studies, invites submissions for a special
issue on animals and animal studies: “The Feral Issue.” Our goal is to reflect on the state of
animal studies now and on directions for the future, as well as to expand the conversation about
animals in the context of a journal devoted to cultural politics. Essays may address the
contemporary moment or any time in history, and we welcome contributions from any discipline
or critical perspective.

We hope that contributors will take advantage of the several genres minnesota review publishes:

UPDATE: [Theory] The Machine in the Garden 2.0

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:24am
Lindsay Cobb


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

January 30, 2009 ● 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) ● 3rd Floor Salons

. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [Theory] K-12 Environmental Education

Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 6:52pm
jeri pollock

ISLAND TIME: The Fate of Place in a Wired, Warming World
June 2009 conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and
June 3-6, 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Presenters needed to fill out a panel on environmental education at the
K-12 level. Any/ all area(s) of the country/ continent/ world are welcome.

The deadline for submitting a panel proposal is November 15, so we're
running quite low on time. Please direct questions/ proposals to Richard
Pickard at or to Jeri Pollock at

Please distribute widely.


Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:14pm
Sebnem Toplu

This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Theory] Poetries of Numerousness: an international conference on poetry and poetics (01/15/09; 5/14-16/09)

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 4:50am
J. Mark Smith

Poetries of Numerousness: Singularities, Movements, Idealities

Poetries of Numerousness, a two-and-half day conference on contemporary
English language poetry and poetics, will be held at Grant MacEwan
College, May 14-16, 2009. Plenary events will feature the following poets
and critics/scholars: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Steve McCaffery, Erin Mouré,
and Les Murray.

CFP: [Theory] Graduate Student Conference: Indiana University - Bloomington

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 4:04am
Ana Maria Owusu-Tyo

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative
submissions for a National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Conference entitled "Transmission, Translation, Relocation" to be held
at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 26-28, 2009.

UPDATE: [Theory] CFP: Ecology & Ideology

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 1:10am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which “peace”
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of “7 Deadly Sins for the modern age” includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.