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CFP: [Ethnic] Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni panel

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 7:14pm
Robin Field

The South Asian Literature Association will honor Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni with its Achievement Award at the annual meeting on December 26-
27, 2007, in Chicago, IL. Divakaruni will accept her award on December 27.

Papers are solicited for a panel honoring the work of Divakaruni. Papers
may address any of her writings, but priority will be given to those
proposals that investigate the themes of social justice, as the 2007
SALA Conference title is “Social Justice in South Asian Cultural
Practices.”

Papers may address the following issues, amongst others:

* Struggles against both colonialism and indigenous forms of injustices

* Gender justice

CFP: [Medieval] Medieval Panels at NeMLA (9/15/07; NeMLA 4/10-13/08)

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 3:55pm
Elizabeth Abele

Call for Papers:

Medieval Panels at the
 39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

Deadline: September 15, 2007

This convention features several sessions in medieval studies, in various
languages:

CFP: [Graduate] As I Imagine: Fantasy, Identity, Politics

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 12:50pm
Cari Keebaugh

“As I Imagine: Fantasy, Identity, Politics”
7th Annual English Graduate Organization Conference
University of Florida - October 18-19, 2007
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Beverly Lyon Clark and Dr. Carl Freedman

CFP: [20th] Contemporary Gothic Science Fiction (UK) (11/31/2007; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 10:28am
Dr Sara-Patricia Wasson

Papers are sought for an uncontracted critical collection exploring gothic
traces in science fiction film and text since 1980. ‘Gothic science
fiction’ is a hybrid genre, even arguably oxymoronic: as Fred Botting
notes, unlike ‘gothic’, science fiction usually projects its contemporary
anxieties onto the future rather than the past. Recent forms of science
fiction like alternative history ‘steampunk’ may unsettle this
contradiction. Papers are invited which explore or challenge this hybrid
category.
Since the gothic is a genre enacting cultural anxieties, gothic tropes in
contemporary science fiction can express a wealth of contemporary anxieties

CFP: [American] Time in US Literature and Culture (9/15/07; NeMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 6:27am
Aimee Woznick

Time in US Literature and Culture
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
Buffalo, New York
April 10-13, 2008

This panel seeks to explore the role of time in the US imaginary and to
develop the study of temporality as a foundation for thinking about
American literature and culture.

In crafting a submission, panelists might wish to consider questions of
duration, simultaneity, history, the present, or futurity in relation to
"the usable past," notions of progress, memory, Darwinian literary studies,
narratology, et cetera. Papers may explore any period or genre of US
literature.

CFP: [Collections]

updated: 
Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 1:27am
Dvir Abramovich

Call for book reviews

The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 2007 edition.

The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies is a peer-reviewed publication
devoted to the study of Jewish culture, history, politics, literature,
religion, Philosophy and thought in all aspects and periods. It is
published annually.

The editors are inviting additional book reviews for its 2007 edition.

*The AJJS normally will accept book reviews of 2000 words (including
quotations).

*Please include a short bio.

*Submissions should be sent as email attachments in a PC-readable format
(preferably MS Word, HTML or RTF).

All submissions and enquires to:

Editor: Dr. Dvir Abramovich