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CFP: [Gender Studies] 2008 MLA: J. R. Ackerley's Back

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:54pm
Helena Gurfinkel

2008 MLA Convention, 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 (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Presenters must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

CFP: [20th] MLA 2008: J. R. Ackerley's Back

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:51pm
Helena Gurfinkel

MLA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 2008
 
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 (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

CFP: [Theatre] Catholic Theatre Conference

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:27pm
Kevin Wetmore

2008 Catholic Theatre Conference

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2008

UPDATE: [American] Norwich University's Conference on Northern New England Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 9:25pm
Kathleen McDonald

Deadline extended to 2/15/08
CFP: Norwich University English Studies Conference on Northern New
England Literature (2/15/08; 4/5/08)

Submissions are invited for individual papers or panels on writers of any
genre from Northern New England (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont) or
writings about Northern New England.
This conference seeks to explore the very rich literary tradition of the
Northern half of New England.

CFP: [American] âDivided We Stand; United We Fallâ: Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 9:23pm
Silke Hackenesch

Graduate School of North American Studies
Freie Universität, Berlin

Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2008.

In collaboration with the Department of American and Canadian Studies and
the Centre
for US Foreign Policy, Media, and Culture, The University of Birmingham;
the William Jefferson Clinton Institute for American Studies, University
College, Dublin; and the Department of American Studies, University of Bonn

The third in a series of annual international seminars, this conference is
designed to bring together leading scholars and top graduate students from
around the world to discuss “America” in historical and contemporary contexts.

CFP: [Religion] SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 8:43pm
Rebecca Dark

The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites papers or 500 word
abstracts on any topic addressing the intersection of Christianity and
Literature for the 2008 SCMLA convention to be held in San Antonio, TX
November 6-8, 2008. Please send submissions to rebeccad_at_dbu.edu by March
14, 2008. Participants must be members of SCMLA for program listing and
receipt of convention materials.

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/1 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 6:39pm
Katie O. Arosteguy

Send 250-word abstracts of presentation paper ideas to karosteguy_at_wsu.edu along with a brief bio
and contact information.

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CFP: [American] MLA Special Session: Representations of the Body in Modernist Fiction

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Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:30pm
Laura Tanner

This proposed MLA special session will focus on the body as a site for
negotiating theoretical, narrative and cultural tensions in American and
British fiction between the world wars. Topics might include the role of
the body in considering the relationship between subject and object;
disabled bodies; bodies of war; the body and technology; reproductive
bodies; the relationship between fictional bodies and their counterparts
in advertising, popular culture, painting, photography or film; the body
in pain; the experiential body and the sensory world; the body and space;
nationhood and the body. Send 500-word abstracts and a short c.v. by

CFP: [20th] MLA Special Session: Representations of the Body in Modernist Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:25pm
Laura Tanner

This proposed MLA special session will focus on the body as a site for
negotiating theoretical, narrative and cultural tensions in American and
British fiction between the world wars. Topics might include the role of
the body in considering the relationship between subject and object;
disabled bodies; bodies of war; the body and technology; reproductive
bodies; the relationship between fictional bodies and their counterparts
in advertising, popular culture, painting, photography or film; the body
in pain; the experiential body and the sensory world; the body and space;
nationhood and the body. Send 500-word abstracts and a short c.v. by

CFP: [International] WRITING THE SELF â MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:20pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

1st CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

“WRITING THE SELF â€" MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL
IN THE CULTURAL TEXT”

The 10th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of
Bucharest will be held between 5 â€" 7 June, 2008.
        
Papers are invited in the following areas:
· British and Commonwealth Literatures
· American Literature
· Cultural Studies

Please note that the papers should address the following general topics:
self and authenticity; the (de)construction of the self; self and
(multiple) identities; pathologies of the self; the self in the
information/ consumer age.

Possible topics:

CFP: [Medieval] Special Issue: Postmodern Myth: Individuality vs. Subjectivity (Vol. 36, October 2008)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 5:40am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

After three hundred years of modernization, the west has been proclaimed
as having developed into the new era of postmodern. It signified another
great change in human society. In contrast to the emphasis of
rationality or subjectivity of modernization, this new era seems to
uphold individuality, including the relentless pursue of individual
freedom, self-determination, and refuses to be subjected by the values of
the nation or society. It sometimes acts quite remarkably irrational and
heralds that everything goes! It comes close to extreme irrational,
irresponsible and radical liberal individualism. Is postmodern a new
mileage of human development? A new era? A brave new world after the

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