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CFP: Circulation (grad) (7/15/07; 10/26/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Cynthia S. Williams

19th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 26, 2007


Keynote address: Professor Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago

We are all in the business of circulation: As scholars and educators,
we wrestle with an ever-evolving canon, we work to recover lost texts,
we launch websites and blogs to reach a wider audience. In the
classroom and with our colleagues, we publish, present, and stake our
claims. In short, we traffic in ideas.

CFP: Connecting the Renaissance Senses: Image-Space-Text-Music (4/25/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
Marlene Eberhart

Connecting the Renaissance Senses: Image ­ Space ­ Text ­ Music
This interdisciplinary panel or series of panels will consider the
representation of sensory experience in the arts broadly defined. The early
modern experiences of vision and touch have received significant attention
in recent studies, while those of hearing, taste and/or smell, outside
thematic treatments of the five senses or the formalized hierarchy of the
senses, remain to be more fully described. Though our particular interest
is in the sense of hearing and ideas about sound and sounding objects in the
Renaissance, we invite papers that illuminate connections among the senses

CFP: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts (4/30/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm

Shakespeare's presence in the 18th century—in book form, on the stage, in art—is overwhelming. This session will explore how artists have transformed Shakespeare's plays in painting or any of the visual arts. By April 30, 2007, please send proposals/abstracts to Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Cayey, PR 00736. Email submissions are also welcome:

CFP: Piracy (Australia) (5/18/07; 7/13/07)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:23pm
antithesis antithesis

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash":
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Piracy
Friday July 13th, 2007
Graduate Centre University of Melbourne

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" is a one-day symposium organised by the
editors of antiTHESIS and postgraduates in the School of Culture and
Communication at the University of Melbourne.

To mark the creation of the new School of Culture and Communication,
which includes the areas of Cultural Studies, English Literary
Studies, Creative Writing, Cinema Studies, Art History, Theatre
Studies, and others, the symposium will bring together scholars across
disciplines for a day of debate and academic exchange.

UPDATE: Novel and Its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/08-7/10/08)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:22pm
Abigail M. Smith

UPDATE: Ian Duncan has been added to the list of plenary speakers due to
the unfortunate and untimely passing of Malcolm Bowie. Thanks for your

The Novel and its Borders

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
in association with the AHRC Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies

University of Aberdeen
 8-10 July 2008

CFP: Literacy and Performance (7/30/07; EAPSU, 10/26/07-10/28/07)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:21pm
Cheryl A Wilson

EAPSU 2007
Call for Papers

Literacy & Performance

The 2007 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State
Universities) Conference will be held at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania (IUP) October 26-28, 2007.

We invite abstracts for papers or panels from all disciplines of
English study—-literature, composition, TESOL, education, and creative
writing—-that interrogate issues of literacy and performance. Possible
topics may include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: Text Landscape Identity (UK) (4/13/07; 9/13/07-9/15/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 9:24pm
Adeline Johns-Putra

Text . Landscape . Identity

An Inter-disciplinary Conference for Scholars in the Arts and Humanities
Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

September 13th-15th 2007, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn


CFP: Transatlantic Reception of the Novel (4/26/07; Reception Studies Society Conference, 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:53pm
Michael Davey

Transatlantic Fiction, Transatlantic Readers:
The Audience for the Novel in the US and Britain 1750-1860

Panel proposal for Reception Study Society Conference, Kansas City, MO, 9/27
- 9/29/2007

        The audience for the novel in English in the period 1750-1860 was
global, a result of the Anglophonic diaspora around the Atlantic basin. Yet
it remains to be demonstrated whether and how this fact influenced
individual writers or how best to understand the ways geography, nation,
gender, race, and class produced specific communities of readers-and to what
extent such communities for Anglophonic novels could be considered

CFP: Modernism and Comics (5/1/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:47pm
Glenn Willmott

Call for Papers
Modernist Studies Association 9 in Long Beach, CA
November 1-4, 2007

Modernism and the Comics

While contemporary graphic narratives in comic strip, book, and novel=20
form rapidly gain scholarly attention, the great age of comics, from=20
the birth of the strip genre at the turn of the 20th century to the=20
censorship clampdown of the 1950s, remains all but a dark continent in=20=

relation to other popular and avant-garde cultures of modernism. =20
Building on the interest generated by the Early Comics panel at MSA 8,=20=

CFP: New Voices Graduate Student Conference (grad) (5/1/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
GEA Enggea

Call for Papers
New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 27-29, 2007
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2007

New Voices Maps/Boundaries
Call for papers and special sessions

The New Voices Graduate Student Conference invites proposals considering
the presence, (de)construction, maintenance, persistence, (re)imagining
of Maps/Boundaries.

CFP: Geographies of Modernist Periodicals (4/15/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:53am
Michael A. Rozendal

Call for Papers: "Geographies of Modernist Periodicals"
Modernist Studies Association Proposed Panel
Annual Meeting, 1-4 November 2007 (Long Beach, CA)

This panel will look to the dynamic early twentieth century print
culture to question received versions of modernism and its relation to
geography. Particular questions could include:

CFP: Comic Books as/and History (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:53am
Rick Iadonisi

In his 1989 study (
)Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art
Spiegelman,and Harvey Pekar, Joseph Witek broke new ground by arguing
that the graphic novel, through its fusion of text and illustration, is

CFP: Graphic Storytelling (6/1/07; 10/25/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:47am
Jared Gardner

On October 25, 2007 the Cartoon Research Library at the Ohio State
University, in collaboration with Project Narrative and the
Department of English, will host a one-day symposium on "Graphic
Storytelling: Academic Perspectives." The gathering will serve as a
prelude to the 2007 Festival of Cartoon Art, which runs from October
26-27, and which is this year devoted to "Graphic Storytelling" and a
celebration of the 100th birthday of Milton Caniff. For the first
time, the triennial Festival is sponsoring an academic pre-conference
in recognition of the exciting developments in academic comics
studies in recent years and the growing collaborations between comics

CFP: Illustrated Texts (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Tammy Durant

Illustrated Texts. From the medieval illuminated manuscript to the postmodern graphic novel, text and image have enjoyed a close partnership. This session encourages papers exploring the multifaceted and complex means by which illustrations perform interpretive work in supporting, informing, challenging, or undermining textual claims. Alternatively, papers could interpret "illustrated text" broadly and consider the process of "reading” images, say, in medieval Books of Days, a cathedral's sculptural program, William Hogarth's series, cartoons or advertisements, video games, or the tattooed words comprising Shelley Jackson's Skin.

CFP: Renaissance Discovery? (4/1/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:58pm

Renaissance Discovery? (RSA 08)

Scholars of various Renaissance fields – including science, emblems, and
antiquarianism – have observed an instability or paradoxicality around the
operative concept of empirical discovery. Scholars have not, however,
evaluated or explained this strange observation. In some cases, discovery
seems irrelevant to the period's production of knowledge; in others,
relevant, but discouraged or abjured. Given that discovery seems basic to
modern notions of evidence, and of interpretation, the hermeneutic and/or
epistemological consequences of the Renaissance attitude may be

CFP: Media and Reception (4/15/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07 )

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Melanie Brown

Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention
November 8-11, 2007
The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

History of Critical Reception: "Media and Reception"
Abstract deadline: April 15

CFP: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm

      Call for Papers
 MLA 2007, Chicago
 The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship will sponsor
two panels at the 2007 MLA: "Gender and Genre in the Middle
Ages" and "Reading Women/Women Readers in the Middle Ages."
 Papers broadly addressing either of these topics are
 Please send 1-page abstract (specifying which SFMS panel it
is for) to Jennifer Brown at by March
              From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
                         Full Information at

UPDATE: UNC-Wilmington Graduate Conference (2/30/07; 3/31/07).

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)
>>>The Conference is on 31 March 2007
but we plan to host a Creative Reading the night before.<<<
Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

CFP: M/MLA Bibliogrpahy Panel (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:11pm

Midwest Modern Language Association, November 8-11-2007, Cleveland, OH

This is a call for papers for the permanent MMLA Bibliography and
Textual Studies Panel. The panel will focus on Transatlantic Studies
and the Book.