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UPDATE: [Theory] The Idea of Voice, Deconstruction, and Narrative Theory (3/10/2008; MLA 2008)

Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 6:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Olga Medvedeva
contact email: 

This special session aims to re-examine the idea of voice in narrative
theory, and in particular to question the concept of voice as an inherent
and independent agent of narrative discourse. The assumption of the
stability and even validity of this concept and of the idea of voice more
generally have been questioned in a number of recent developments, arguably
most radically in Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive work, although the work
of other thinkers, such as Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Blanchot and Paul de
Man, has been nearly as significant in this respect. A crucial part of
Derrida’s deconstructive project, especially in his early work, is his

CFP: [Theory] Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography (collection)

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 4:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Brophy
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography

We invite contributions for a proposed collection of essays on visual
autobiography, focusing on health, bodies, and embodied subjectivities. The
collection will consider how cultural practices of self-narration and
self-portraiture image and imagine unruly bodies and, in so doing, respond
to Patricia Zimmerman’s call for “radical media democracies that animate
contentious public spheres” (2000, p. xx).

UPDATE: [Theory] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
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,

UPDATE: [Theory] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Haupt and Sam See
contact email: 

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

CFP: [Theory] Creativity and Creative writing

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 3:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr John Dale
contact email: 

Australian Association of Writing Programs
27 â€" 29 NOVEMBER, 2008

An International Conference on Writing, Teaching and Creativity,
University of Technology, Sydney Australia

Writing is a kind of grappling with uncertainty. Writers write to find out
what they do and don’t think. Uncertainty is also inherent in the
challenges thrown up by the world in which we write, the challenge of
living in an increasingly complex, increasingly mediated society.
Uncertainty is also the process of writing itself. The journey into the
unknown. The shot in the dark. The way the work transforms itself in the
process of writing.

UPDATE: [Theory] Carver and Feminism (4/15/08; online journal issue)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Libe García Zarranz

Second Call for Papers: Carver and Feminism
The Raymond Carver Review (journal, deadline 04/15/08)

The Raymond Carver Review, a peer-reviewed, electronic annual, hosted by
Kent State University and published in cooperation with The International
Raymond Carver Society, is currently accepting submissions for Issue 2,
which is devoted to Carver and Feminism. The special issue will be guest
edited by Claire Fabre-Clark of the University of Paris XII and Libe
García Zarranz of the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

CFP: [Theory] Micro-Lit-Crit (Journal) (3/14/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Corrine Jackson
contact email: 

Submission Guidelines
Dash is an annual journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry,
fiction, and criticism that is short, open-ended, and emphatic. In a
world that is focused on the quick and condensed, quality is often
neglected. Our goal at Dash is to seek and nurture authors who can create
a meaningful discourse in a small space. It is our mission to publish
new poetry, fiction and criticism from both established and emerging
writers in the English language.
• Fiction and Micro-Lit-Crit submissions should not exceed 1,500
words, double-spaced. Micro-Lit-Crit is a thought-provoking work of
Literary Criticism done in 1,500 words or fewer.

UPDATE: [Theory] UPDATE: Reel Borders - Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 3:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nicole McClure
contact email: 

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

UPDATE: [Theory] DEADLINE EXTENDED: âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 7:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Roh
contact email: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract Submission Due FEB 18th

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
A Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

CFP: [Theory] "French Cultural and Literary Theory" RMMLA 2008, Reno (Nevada) Oct. 9-11

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 9:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christa Albrecht-Crane
contact email: 

Call for Papers
"French Cultural and Literary Theory"
2008 RMMLA Convention
Reno, Nevada October 9-11
Hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

This session seeks to explore innovative approaches to French cultural
and literary theory from a variety of angles; please send 300-word
proposals (including title and complete contact information) in
electronic format to session chair:

Christa Albrecht-Crane, Utah Valley University, Dept of English and
Deadline to submit proposals: March 1, 2008
For more information regarding the conference, visit: