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UPDATE: [General] D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories MLA 2009

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 3:32am
Julianne Newmark

CFP: D. H. Lawrence's Circle and Short Stories
(3/25/09; MLA 12/27/09-12/30/09)

The D. H. Lawrence Society of North American (DHLSNA) invites individuals
to submit abstracts for consideration for the 2009 MLA meeting in
Philadelphia (which will be held from December 27th through 30th).

The DHLSNA is organizing two panels: "D. H. Lawrence's Circle" and "D. H.
Lawrence's Short Stories."

We are interested in considering abstracts for the "D. H. Lawrence's Short Stories" panel of a
theoretical, biographical, literary or cultural nature that involve one or more of the short stories.

CFP: [African-American] CFP - Traumatic Memory and Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 12:59am
Kara E. Jacobi

Call for Papers â€" Rocky Mountain MLA in Snowbird, UT â€" October 8-10, 2009

Special Topics Session on Literature and Trauma: Traumatic Memory and
Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

The Special Topics Session on Literature and Trauma has focused on a
range of specific issues â€" in 2008, the panel discussed the
representation of trauma in Holocaust and Ethnic American Literatures,
and in previous years, it invited papers specifically on trauma in the
Native American literary tradition.

CFP: [American] CFP - Traumatic Memory and Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 12:59am
Kara E. Jacobi

Call for Papers â€" Rocky Mountain MLA in Snowbird, UT â€" October 8-10, 2009

Special Topics Session on Literature and Trauma: Traumatic Memory and
Narrative Memory in Ethnic American Literatures

The Special Topics Session on Literature and Trauma has focused on a
range of specific issues â€" in 2008, the panel discussed the
representation of trauma in Holocaust and Ethnic American Literatures,
and in a previous year, it invited papers specifically on trauma in the
Native American literary tradition.

CFP: [Religion] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

CFP: [General] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

CFP: [American] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:30pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

CFP: [20th] âLeaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernityâ (5/16/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:29pm
Stephen Gallagher

 "Leaps of Faith: When Mania Meets Modernity”
 
 This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?) homicidal/suicidal
 religiosity in the West. Possible perspectives are political,
sociological, activist, and philosophical. Approaches can cover the full
range from critical analysis to prescriptions for political action. Some
possible ideas, not intended to restrict ideas but just to spur thinking
on a few possible approaches:
 
 - the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero
 - religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity
 - leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's
 Gate, etc)

CFP: [20th] Post 9/11 in Film, Fiction, and Comics––A Collection of Essays

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 9:51pm
Warren Rosenberg

Memory in the Making: Mediations of 9/11 in Films, Fiction, and Comic Books

Editors: Prof. Warren Rosenberg (Wabash College), Prof. Véronique
Bragard, and Christophe Dony (University of Louvain-la-Neuve)

Publisher: Mc Farland Press

Deadline for Submission of 500 Word Abstract: 15st March 2009

Send abstracts to: rosenbew_at_wabash.edu and christophedony_at_yahoo.fr
                         Please, send to both recipients

UPDATE: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:50pm
Daniel V. Donatacci

"The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush
stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware
of the danger--but recognize the opportunity." -- John F. Kennedy

CFP: [Graduate] Tolkien panel––(dis)junctions conference (4/3/09–4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:44pm
Kristin Noone

MAPPING MIDDLE-EARTH: TOLKIEN’S FANTASTIC GEOGRAPHY

This panel is interested in exploring ways in which Tolkien creates a
grounded, self-consistent fantastic world in Middle Earth. Papers may focus
on topics such as: his relationship with nature and the natural world; the
relationship of Middle-Earth to England and to JRRT's life experiences; the
sense of history in Middle-Earth and how it shapes the identities of
characters such as Aragorn; the treatment of maps and geography in his
writings; film adaptations of his works; and any other related topics.

CFP: [Graduate] Law and the Outlaw––(dis)junctions (4/3/09–4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:42pm
Kristin Noone

LAW AND THE OUTLAW

This panel is interested in concepts of the “law” and what it means to be
an “outlaw,” literally outside of the law, and how these definitions relate
to identity and society. Paper topics are open to any related subjects,
from Robin Hood ballads to Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Kristin Noone at
kristin.noone_at_email.ucr.edu by February 27, 2009. Please indicate any A/V
needs.

CFP: [Graduate] Renaissance Literature (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:41pm
Kristin Noone

RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Contributors are invited to submit papers investigating any aspect of
Renaissance or Early Modern literature. In keeping with this year's
conference theme, we are especially interested in exploring early modern
conception and depictions of the world, but papers dealing with any
Renaissance or Early Modern themes and texts are welcome. Some possible
topics (though contributors are not limited to these) might include:
drama and the stage
Shakespeare and other authors
desire and eroticism
gender identity and performativity
magic and magicians
markets, commodities, and exchange
early imperialism and colonial tendencies

CFP: [Graduate] Mythology & Folklore––(dis)junctions graduate student conference––UCR

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:40pm
Kristin Noone

MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE
 
Myth, fairy tales, and folk heroes are an indelible part of global culture.
In keeping with this year’s conference theme, this panel is interested in
how mythologies or mythical heroes function as cultural markersâ€"creating
relationships between this world and the fairy world, between the past and
the present, between one culture and another. Possible topics (though
contributors are not limited to these) may include:
Comparative mythology
Folk heroes in popular culture
Reading mythology in terms of cultural capital
Film or other adaptations
Heroism
Cross-culture comparison/transmission
Children’s fairy tales

CFP: [Renaissance] Renaissance Literature (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:39pm
Kristin Noone

RENAISSANCE LITERATURE

Contributors are invited to submit papers investigating any aspect of
Renaissance or Early Modern literature. In keeping with this year's
conference theme, we are especially interested in exploring early modern
conception and depictions of the world, but papers dealing with any
Renaissance or Early Modern themes and texts are welcome. Some possible
topics (though contributors are not limited to these) might include:
drama and the stage
Shakespeare and other authors
desire and eroticism
gender identity and performativity
magic and magicians
markets, commodities, and exchange
early imperialism and colonial tendencies

CFP: [International] Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 6:55pm
I-chun Wang

Call for papers: 2009 International Conference at the Center for the Humanities and Social
Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, "Mapping the World: Migration and Border-crossing,
17-18 October 2009. Migration is one of the most relevant phenomena of contemporary times
and thus a prominent topic of research in the humanities and the social sciences in recent years.
Migration is a result among other reasons of political persecution, economical pressures, or the
pursuit of opportunities. The inquiry into aspects of migration is to study the history of human
experiences from a variety of perspectives such as ethnicity, race, nation, and society. Topics of

CFP: [International] 19th ICLA Congress:

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 6:54pm
Steven Totosy de Zepetnek

Abstracts of papers are invited for presentation at the 19th triennial congress of the
International Association of Comparative literature / Association Internationale de Litterature
Comparee http://icla2010.org held at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 15-21 August 2010.
Session II Locating Culture in the Hypertextual Age: "Comparative Cultural Studies and
Interculturalism in the Age of the Digital Turn." Following the postulates of comparative cultural
studies (Totosy de Zepetnek 1999-), acts and processes of production, distribution, reception,
and transference of cultural objects form the symbolic structure(s) of cultural phenomena

CFP: [General] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 6:08pm
Daniel V. Donatacci

Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush
stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware
of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.” -- John F. Kennedy

UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Dads in Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:29pm
Mary Ruth Marotte and Paige Reynolds

The editors of Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower
invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of creative
nonfiction essays on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and
an academic. Much recent discussion about the juxtaposition of parenthood
and the academy has focused on the difficulties that female professors
face when they choose to become mothers. Books like Mama, PhD: Women Write
about Motherhood and Academic Life, edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena
Evans, depict the oftentimes bleak prospects of merging the two
endeavors. This collection welcomes the masculine voice into this lively

UPDATE: [Professional] Dads in Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:29pm
Mary Ruth Marotte and Paige Reynolds

The editors of Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower
invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of creative
nonfiction essays on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and
an academic. Much recent discussion about the juxtaposition of parenthood
and the academy has focused on the difficulties that female professors
face when they choose to become mothers. Books like Mama, PhD: Women Write
about Motherhood and Academic Life, edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena
Evans, depict the oftentimes bleak prospects of merging the two
endeavors. This collection welcomes the masculine voice into this lively

UPDATE: [Collections] Dads in Academia

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:29pm
Mary Ruth Marotte and Paige Reynolds

The editors of Dads in Academia: Male Voices In and Out of the Ivory Tower
invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of creative
nonfiction essays on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and
an academic. Much recent discussion about the juxtaposition of parenthood
and the academy has focused on the difficulties that female professors
face when they choose to become mothers. Books like Mama, PhD: Women Write
about Motherhood and Academic Life, edited by Caroline Grant and Elrena
Evans, depict the oftentimes bleak prospects of merging the two
endeavors. This collection welcomes the masculine voice into this lively

UPDATE: [International] The Politics of Space and Place

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 12:56pm
Nicola Clewer

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
University of Brighton, UK

4th International Interdisciplinary Conference
The Politics of Space and Place
Wednesday 16 â€" Friday 18 September 2009

Keynote speaker: Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK

Having now accepted about 60 proposals in response to our first call for papers we would
particularly welcome contributions in the following areas, while nevertheless not excluding
others:
• political and philosophical aspects of space and place
• sexual space and place
• space, place and globalisation
• current affairs

Final Call for Papers

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Popular Novelists 1860-1900

updated: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:21am
Dr Greta Depledge

CALL FOR PAPERS

Victorian Popular Novelists 1860-1900
10-12 September 2009
at the Institute for English Studies, Senate House, University of London.
Supported by the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, Birkbeck College

CFP: [Postcolonial] Slavery in Barbados Lecture Series

updated: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:09pm
Carmel Haynes

The Department of History and Philosophy at the University of the West
Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, and The Barbados Museum and Historical Society
(BMHS) have launched their 10-part lecture series “Slavery in Barbados”.

The second lecture will be delivered by UWI doctoral candidate and acting
director of the Commission for Pan-African Affairs Deryck Murray, on the
“Origins of the Enslaved” on February 17, 2009 at 8 p.m. at ‘Solidarity
House’, the Barbados Workers Union headquarters in Harmony Hall, St Michael.

UPDATE: [Film] MLA 2009 Eric Rohmer Special Session

updated: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 8:33pm
Leah Anderst

MLA Proposed Special Session: Eric Rohmer: The Moral Tales.

I am seeking 20-minute papers that address any aspect of the films that
make up Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales for an MLA special session proposal.
(Philadelphia, December 2009). Send 250-word abstracts and a brief vitae
by 1 March to Leah Anderst (leah.anderst_at_gmail.com). Notification of
acceptance will be made by 20 March. Accepted panelists must be MLA
members by 7 April (www.mla.org).

The MLA's description of Special Sessions:

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