Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2008
February 25-28, 2009
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 30th
Albuquerque, NM. February 25-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
We seek proposals of 500 words for an approved volume, â€œApproaches to â€¨Teaching Coetzee's
Disgrace and Other Works,â€ in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World â€¨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
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)
Life & Times of Michael K (1983)
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
robert.tally_at_txstate.edu by January 15, 2008.
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)
Prof. Stuart Sim (University of Sunderland)
Dr. Layla Al Maleh (University of Kuwait)
Dr. Syrine Hout (American University of Beirut)
the minnesota review, a journal of literary and cultural studies, invites submissions for a special
issue on animals and animal studies: â€œThe Feral Issue.â€ 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:
NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE
"THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
January 30, 2009 â— 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) â— 3rd Floor Salons
. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. SIVA VAIDYANATHAN
**Call For Papers Deadline Extended to January 4, 2009**
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 rpickard_at_uvic.ca or to Jeri Pollock at jeripollock_at_gmail.com
Please distribute widely.
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:
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 MourÃ©,
and Les Murray.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta â€" Xi Alpha
The First Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on
Literature, Composition and Rhetoric
March 27-28, 2009
Call for Papers:
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.
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 â€œpeaceâ€
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of â€œ7 Deadly Sins for the modern ageâ€ includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.