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CFP: [Poetry] OPCA deadline extended to 3/31

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:51pm
Richard Hishmeh

The Poetry and Popular Culture panel for this year's OPCA conference in Hawaii is still seeking
papers. All topics are welcome. Papers that address the relationship between poetry popular
culture or poetry and Oceanic culture are especially welcome. Please send 50 word abstracts or
queries to Richard Hishmeh at rhishmeh_at_palomar.edu

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CFP: [American] Fame/Infamy in the U.S. 1890s (4/15/08; M/MLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:06pm
(no email)

The general theme of the 2008 Midwest MLA Convention is "Fame/Infamy."
In keeping with that theme, this proposed special session will explore
the ways in which notions of fame and infamy structure our understandings
of U.S. literature of the 1890s, a decade that might be thought of as
having begun with the posthumous publication of Dickinson’s POEMS(and the
editing out of what might have been its most scandalous material) and
ending with Frank Doubleday’s attempts to suppress SISTER CARRIE. In
between were published a number of textsâ€"THE AWAKENING, “The Yellow Wall-
Paper,” MAGGIE, and othersâ€"whose fame now seems, at least in part, a

CFP: [20th] "The Borders of Textual Criticism"- SCMLA

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 7:25pm
Justin Tremel

The 2008 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association will
take place in San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8.

In light of the theme of "Borders" for the 2008 conference of the
South Central Modern Language Association, I invite paper proposals for the
regular-session Bibliography and Textual Studies panel titled, "The Borders
of Textual Criticism."

UPDATE: [Renaissance] RMMLA: Critical Approaches to the Jonsonian Masque: abstract extension to 3/21/08

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 6:44pm
Heather C. Easterling

Ben Jonson in the 21st Century: Critical Approaches to the Jonsonian
Masque: Special Session at RMMLA - Reno, NV, 10/08.
The publication of the Cambridge Jonson still is impending, but
excitement among early modern scholars continues unabated. Whether 2008
finally is the year of publication, Jonson studies continues to
reenergize and to diversify in its momentum. The 2008 session aims to
continue a vibrant conversation, reconsidering Jonson in the wake of 20th
and 21st century scholarship, recognizing Jonson as a key figure for 21st
century literary studies, and addressing the challenges Jonson offers to
students.

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Native Literature Panel: RMMLA (10/9-11/2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 6:27pm
Aloys Fleischmann

Due Date: Extended to March 20, 2008

Conference: Rocky Mountain MLA; Reno, Nevada; October 9-11, 2008.
Panel: Native American Literatures

This is an open call for conference papers (15 minutes) analyzing any
aspect of North American Native Literature (Canada or the U.S.). The panel
theme will be broad and based on the chosen submissions.

Please send an abstract (250 words or less) or any inquiries to
<aloys_at_ualberta.ca>.

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reading After Empire: Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 12:59pm
Bethan Benwell

How should we read colonial and postcolonial texts? Is reading an act of
resistance, or the domestication of difference? Does postcolonial studies
posit an 'ideal reader'? What (if anything) are the differences between
local, national and transnational audiences? How can we ever adequately
interpret the imperial archive?

CFP: [Film] Renegade Visions - Collection 05/30/2008

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 1:53am
Matthew Edwards

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Renegade
Visions: Films and filmmakers that defy popular cinema. The anthology’s
aim is to examine independent, experimental, cult, or maligned cinema,
across the globe that has gone against the grain of commercial and popular
cinema.