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CFP: [General] RIVERS at CEA (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 12:53am
R. D. Madison

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite submissions for the 39th annual meeting of the CEA:


All the rivers run to the sea, and this year SEA at CEA focuses on the
literature of riversâ€"passages that feature the river itself, river craft,
and the craft of moving on moving waterâ€"by raft, steamboat, keelboat; by
pole, paddle, or portage; by slave, slaver, sailor, or salmon. Papers on
the rich literary histories of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are
especially appropriate to our meeting at their confluence in St. Louis.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Peace Panel (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008

Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 12:48am
Karen Lentz Madison

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
We invite Peace Panel submissions for the 39th annual meeting of the CEA:

PAX Perfect

Many paths lead to warâ€"
Others lead to peace.

The 2008 Peace Panel Committee requests conference presentations focusing
on peace passagesâ€"explored, discovered, research, forgedâ€"past, present, and

Please keep in mind that to preserve time for discussion, CEA limits
presentations to 15 minutes. All Peace Panel abstracts must be submitted by
November 1st, 2007, via the CEA online database at

UPDATE: [Medieval] Beholding Violence Conference, BGSU

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 10:55pm
erin labbie

Deadline for abstracts is extended to September 18. Please send to Erin Labbie

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Sep 07 2007 - 18:55:38 EDT

CFP: [Poetry] Bakhtin and Poetry––NEMLA

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 8:20pm
Mara Scanlon

“The Answering Word”: Poetry and Bakhtinian Theory
CFP for NEMLA 2008, Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008
Scholars have struggled with Mikhail Bakhtin’s characterization of poetry
as essentially non-dialogic or resistant to “novelization” and have offered
several compelling models for how we may adapt or reread Bakhtin’s genre
theory. But in practice that theory has been applied most frequently to
his favored genre, the novel. If we take as our premise that dialogism, as
Bakhtin understands it, is possible in poetry, what does it look like? How
should it be read? How does dialogism manifest in poetic forms? This
panel seeks papers that avoid shallowly appropriated Bakhtinian terms.

CFP: [20th] Discovering, Constructing, and Imagining the Other in the Space Between: 1914-1945 June 13-14, 2008

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 8:13pm
Genevieve Brassard

10th Annual Conference of the Space Between Society
Northwestern U, Evanston, IL
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Freedman, U. of Michigan

This conference addresses the history, representation or self-
representation, and interpretations of those exiled, refugee, and
migrant 'Others' created by the world wars and the reformation of
national, ethnic, racial, classed, and gendered identities and cultures.

CFP: [20th] Reading Harry Potter––volume 2

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 7:20pm
Giselle Liza Anatol

As was argued in _Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays_
(Greenwood/Praeger 2003), interpreting the underlying messages and themes
of the Harry Potter series is vital for understanding the ways that we
perceive and interact with each other in contemporary society. The
novels and corresponding film adaptations have broken records with their
groundbreaking sales and widespread acclaim; they have also generated a
plethora of writingâ€"both by academics and fans. These texts could easily
be called this generation’s most formative narratives.

CFP: [General] 39th Annual College English Association Conference (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 6:51pm
Marina Christi Favila


The 39th Annual College English
      Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 27-29, 2008

Conference Theme

The clean, elegant lines of the St. Louis Gateway Arch rise high above
the Mississippi River, a literal representation of the city’s most famous
epithet, “Gateway to the West.” Inspired by this image, CEA pays tribute
to St. Louis and to the many pioneers who passed through its threshold,
risking the world they knew for nothing more (or less) than the promise
of a new beginning. Our theme for the 2008 conference is Passages.

CFP: [Collections] New Directions in Biography

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 6:09pm
Liz Podnieks

CFP: New Directions in Biography (journal issue)
Chapters are sought for a Special Issue of the scholarly journal a/b:
Auto/Biography (Fall 2008) on the topic of new or contemporary directions
in scholarly and or popular biography. Possible areas to consider
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- the rise of celebrity biographies
-tabloids, celebrity, and or glossy magazines as sites of biography
- biography on TV and online
-"biopic" movies
-graphic biographies
- intersections of biography and fiction in various forms/media
-interviews and or documentaries as sites of biographical production
- "biography" or “people” sections in mega bookstores

CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 2008: Merchants on the Margins

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 5:26pm
UofC Medieval Studies

The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop is sponsoring the
following session at Kalamazoo:

Merchants on the Margins
The role of merchants in late medieval society is prominent, yet merchants
are often conceived as marginal figures within late medieval texts: from
the liminial position of merchants in Piers Plowman to the wandering
merchants in The Play of the Sacrament to the exiled mercantile army in
Winner and Waster. This session will focus on the ambiguous ways in which
merchants are represented in medieval literature, and also on how these
representations participate in medieval anxieties about accumulation and
possession, value and worth, and eternal rewards and worldly goods.

CFP: [Film] Border Crossings: Rethinking Early Cinema (10/1/07; 2/9/08)

Friday, September 7, 2007 - 5:08pm
Laura Horak

Border Crossings: Rethinking Early Cinema
Feb 9, 2008, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote speaker: Jennifer Bean, University of Washington, Seattle, author of The Play in the
Machine: Gender, Genre, and the Cinema of Modernity (forthcoming Duke UP)