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

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 9:10am
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
Corrine Jackson

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
Nicole McClure

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
David Roh

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
Christa Albrecht-Crane

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:

UPDATE: [Theory] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Theory] Final Call for Papers - Is There a Human in this Text?

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 9:52am
Dr Andy Mousley

Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism

A one-day conference hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
July 11, 2008

• Does English need re-humanising? What form might this take?
• Has English ever entirely broken away from its humanist roots?
• Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to
skills killed off literature’s existential significance?
• Is the traditional vocabulary of humanism exhausted and in need of

Key Speakers
Ewan Fernie, Royal Holloway, University of London
Simon Palfrey, Brasenose College, Oxford
Jeff Wallace, University of Glamorgan

CFP: [Theory] 2008 MLA: J. R. Ackerley's Back (3/15)

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 12:03am
Helena Gurfinkel

MLA 2008: San Francisco, CA

J. R. Ackerley’s Back. Theoretical (esp. post-colonial, queer, narrative-
and-genre-related) investigations of the work of the Bloomsbury ally,
writer/ playwright, BBC editor, and activist. Theatre- and animal-
literature-themed submissions also considered. 250-word proposals by 15
Mar.; Helena Gurfinkel (
Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.


UPDATE: [Theory] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Changed

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:31am
Sam Schwartz


New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

CFP: [Theory] The Future of Bisexuality

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:52pm
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati

CFP: [Theory] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:50pm
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.