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CFP: [Theory] CFP ACLA 2009:Antiquityâs Body in Pre to Post Modern French Literature and Culture

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 11:51pm
Natalie Strobach

CFP for the American Comparative Literature Association's 2009 conference
on "Global Languages, Local Cultures."

Date of the conference: March 26-29 2009.
Location: Harvard University

Deadline for 250 word abstracts: Nov 1, 2008

***Abstracts must be submitted to the ACLA website***

Please email AntiquitysBody AT for additional information on

CFP: [Theory] Images of Order: Catalogs, Maps, Archives [Panel at ACLA Conference]

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 9:18pm
Ana Olenina

We are looking for paper submissions for the following panel/seminar at
the annual American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
to be held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (March 26-29, 2009)

Abstracts should be submitted by November 1, 2008, using the form on this

Limited travel grants available (For details, see

Ana Olenina (


Images of Order: Catalogs, Maps, Archives [Panel at ACLA Conference]

CFP: [Theory] Call for Participants in the Theory and Criticism Book Discussion Roundtable

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 1:03pm
Kathryn Edney

ATHE's (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Theory and Criticism
focus group invites participants to join its first annual book discussion
roundtable for the 2009 conference in New York City. As a group dedicated
to examining the critical and theoretical lenses used by current
theatre/performance scholars, pedagogues, and practitioners, we hope that
such a conference event will bring attention to relevant new publications
in our field. For this inaugural discussion, we have selected Alicia
Arrizon's *Queering Mestizaje: Transculturation and Performance*, winner
of the ATHE 2008 Award for Outstanding Book in Theatre Practice and

CFP: [Theory] Narrating Cities - Special Issue of The Journal of Narrative Theory

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:54pm
Adam Hansen

CFP â€" Special Issue of The Journal of Narrative Theory: “Narrating Cities”

The Journal of Narrative Theory seeks submissions for a forthcoming
special issue: “Narrating Cities”.

Since 2007, for the first time in history, the majority of the world’s
population has lived in cities.
Have narratives, and readings of them, prepared us for this?

CFP: [Theory] Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 6:50pm
Tara L McLellan

2009 Call for Papers

The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a
University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with
the university’s Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference
to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009
Faulkner Conference will be available at

CFP: [Theory] Call for Papers - Musical Theatre/Dance Emerging Scholars Panel

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 3:20pm
Michael J. Meindl

Official Call For Papers â€" “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel”

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
(ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in
Music Theatre/Dance” for the 2009 ATHE conference in New York City, NY (August 8-11, 2009).
Dr. Stacy Wolf will serve as the respondent for this panel. Dr. Wolf, Associate Professor of Theatre
& Dance at Princeton University, is a prominent scholar and author of A Problem Like Maria:
Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical (University of Michigan Press, 2002).

UPDATE: [Theory] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 7:38pm
Tamara Sack

The deadline for submitting proposals to our Spring 2009
conference "Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction" has been
extended to midnight on January 15, 2009. Notices of acceptance will be
sent out mid-to-late February. Please refer to the original call for
papers for details on submission requirements.

Be sure to check out information on our conference in the December issue
of The Writer's Chronicle or online at

As usual, any questions or concerns may be sent to Tamara Sack at

Thank you.

CFP: [Theory] A Twilight Saga Convention

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 7:09pm
Ann-Laurel Nickel

Summer School in Forks: A Twilight Symposium is pleased to announce the
release of its Call for Proposals. The symposium, to be held June 25-28,
2009 in Forks, WA, will offer two full days of academic and fan
programming for adult fans and scholars of the Twilight Saga novels.

UPDATE: [Theory] St. John's University Humanities Review

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:48pm
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are modern social flourishes,
exemplary figures and post-9/11 Noir. However, we will not discriminate
if your paper fails to converse with these ideas. Please send any and

Please note: The submission deadline is November 1st 2008.

CFP: [Theory] Specs Journal––"Faux Histories"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 10:19pm
Jennifer Ailles

Call For Submissions--Specs

“Faux Histories”

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that
aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

UPDATE: [Theory] New Formalism Collection

Monday, September 22, 2008 - 6:07pm
Verena Theile

UPDATE: New Formalism Collection

Extended Deadline 11/15

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examines
new formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. We see new formalism as a
literary, cultural movement that harkens back to new criticism, Russian
formalism, and structuralism, while embracing cultural theory and actively
drawing on new historicist methodologies. Because that’s a lot to cover, we
think it appropriate and timely to take another look at contemporary
literary/cultural theory and to call on scholars to reconsider the ways in
which they approach, analyze, and write (about) texts.