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UPDATE: IRCALC Journal of African Literature and Culture JALC 2007: A Widening Frontier (12/31/06; journal issue)

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Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
IRCALC Editors

Contributors whose Abstracts on Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone African Oral literary Traditions and Aesthetics; History, Progress and Transition; War, Conflicts, and Trauma; Individuality vs Fringe/Marginal Identities; Masculinist/Feminist (Re)Inscriptions; Present-Past/Future-Present Temporality; Contemporary Modernity and Citizenship (Re)Definitions; and Dilemmas of the Post-Colony/ Nation-States, among others, have been approved are, irrespective of December 31st deadline for final submission of materials, requested to turn in their papers for initial reading and assessment as from October 31st 2006. Please note the changes in website address below. New Contributions may also be considered.

UPDATE: Writing Workshop Model: Is it Still Working? (11/30/06; collection)

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Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
djsmith_at_mail.usf.edu

Deadline extended to 11/30/06:

We are seeking contributions for a collection of essays (to present for
publication in 2007) which will address the status of the workshop model in
creative writing and composition. The workshop model has been around for a
long time. Has it become static or is it alive and well in our writing
classes? What's working and what's not? What is its aim, purpose, and
future? How do teachers keep workshops fresh and productive? What innovative
techniques are used in conjunction with the workshop model?

Contributors should send completed essays to Dianne Donnelly-Smith at
djsmith_at_mail.usf.edu.

Deadline for submission is now 11/30/06.

UPDATE: Writing Workshop Model: Is it Still Working? (11/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
djsmith_at_mail.usf.edu

Deadline extended to 11/30/06:

We are seeking contributions for a collection of essays (to present for
publication in 2007) which will address the status of the workshop model in
creative writing and composition. The workshop model has been around for a
long time. Has it become static or is it alive and well in our writing
classes? What's working and what's not? What is its aim, purpose, and
future? How do teachers keep workshops fresh and productive? What innovative
techniques are used in conjunction with the workshop model?

Contributors should send completed essays to Dianne Donnelly-Smith at
djsmith_at_mail.usf.edu.

Deadline for submission is now 11/30/06.

CFP: Time and the Victorian Press (2/1/07; 9/14/07-9/16/07)

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Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Mark Turner

TIME AND THE VICTORIAN PRESS

=20

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will be holding =
its
annual conference at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, =
Virginia,
from 14-16 September 2007.

=20

In addition to considering proposals on all aspects of research into
nineteenth century periodicals and serials, RSVP particularly welcomes
papers that address the broad topic =91Time and the Victorian Press=92 =
including
areas such as:

=20

* periodical rhythms and periodicities

* local, national, global time

* modernities

* technologies and time

* memory

CFP: Time and the Victorian Press (2/1/07; 9/14/07-9/16/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Mark Turner

TIME AND THE VICTORIAN PRESS

=20

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will be holding =
its
annual conference at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, =
Virginia,
from 14-16 September 2007.

=20

In addition to considering proposals on all aspects of research into
nineteenth century periodicals and serials, RSVP particularly welcomes
papers that address the broad topic =91Time and the Victorian Press=92 =
including
areas such as:

=20

* periodical rhythms and periodicities

* local, national, global time

* modernities

* technologies and time

* memory

CFP: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (3/1/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Anna Lillios

20th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Cedar Key, Florida
April 13-14, 2007

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and
the University of Central Florida

CFP: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (3/1/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Anna Lillios

20th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Cedar Key, Florida
April 13-14, 2007

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society and
the University of Central Florida

CFP: Studies in American Culture (4/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*

=20

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

=20

CFP: Studies in American Culture (4/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*

=20

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

=20

CFP: Studies in American Culture (4/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*

=20

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

=20

CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas:

CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas:

CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas:

CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and
Failure

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and
Failure

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and
Failure

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and
Failure

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Sean Redmond

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional
      Special Themed Issue Social Semiotics
      Guest Editor: Sean Redmond
 
Social Semiotics (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10350330.asp) is
soliciting papers for a special themed issue on the star and celebrity
confessional. The confessional, taken to be any moment in which a star,
celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts, has become one of the dominant
ways in which fame is circulated and consumed.
 
The celebrity confessional involves Œthe combination of reflexivity about
the business of being a celebrity, emotional interiority and self

CFP: Hawthorne Sessions at MLA (3/1/07; MLA '07)

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Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Rosemary Fisk

Submissions are invited for two sessions hosted by the Nathaniel
Hawthorne Society at The Modern Language Association Conference in
Chicago, 27-30 December 2007.

1. Critical Overviews: Where Are We Now?

2. Is There a Case for the Late Hawthorne?

All approaches to these topics are welcome. Deadline for proposals is 1
March, 2007. Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers to
Brenda Wineapple, 176 West 87th Street/ New York, NY 10024 or
bwineapple_at_earthlink.net

Rosemary M. Fisk
Associate Dean/ Assoc. Professor of English
Howard College of Arts & Sciences
Samford University
Birmingham, AL 35229

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Sean Redmond

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional
      Special Themed Issue Social Semiotics
      Guest Editor: Sean Redmond
 
Social Semiotics (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10350330.asp) is
soliciting papers for a special themed issue on the star and celebrity
confessional. The confessional, taken to be any moment in which a star,
celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts, has become one of the dominant
ways in which fame is circulated and consumed.
 
The celebrity confessional involves Œthe combination of reflexivity about
the business of being a celebrity, emotional interiority and self

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Sean Redmond

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional
      Special Themed Issue Social Semiotics
      Guest Editor: Sean Redmond
 
Social Semiotics (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10350330.asp) is
soliciting papers for a special themed issue on the star and celebrity
confessional. The confessional, taken to be any moment in which a star,
celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts, has become one of the dominant
ways in which fame is circulated and consumed.
 
The celebrity confessional involves Œthe combination of reflexivity about
the business of being a celebrity, emotional interiority and self

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Sean Redmond

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional
      Special Themed Issue Social Semiotics
      Guest Editor: Sean Redmond
 
Social Semiotics (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10350330.asp) is
soliciting papers for a special themed issue on the star and celebrity
confessional. The confessional, taken to be any moment in which a star,
celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts, has become one of the dominant
ways in which fame is circulated and consumed.
 
The celebrity confessional involves Œthe combination of reflexivity about
the business of being a celebrity, emotional interiority and self

CFP: Currents in Social Networking (1/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:35am
Doug Freeman

We are excited to announce that Currents in Electronic Literacy is
moving in a new direction. The Spring 2007 issue of Currents will
focus on reviews. We believe a journal based on reviews can be of much
greater relevance to the field than our past models, which consisted
of a few long articles supplemented by short book reviews. However, in
this new model we will conceive of "reviews" more broadly. In addition
to reviewing books, we are soliciting reviews of software, websites,
blogs, conferences, parallel academic programs, and pedagogical
practices. We hope that the new version of Currents will point out
emerging trends in the field of electronic literacy.

Spring 2007 Call for Reviews:

Pages