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CFP: William Dean Howells's Reviews (1/8/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:49pm
Stokes, Claudia

Howells's Reviews

For a panel in the program of the 2007 American Literature Association annual convention, the William Dean Howells Society invites paper proposals that examine the work of William Dean Howells in reviews. Possible topics may include Howells's own publications as a book reviewer, other critics' reviews of Howells's work, or Howells's responses to the work of other reviewers. Please send by January 8, 2007 paper proposals no longer than 500 words and copy of cv to Claudia Stokes at or by post to Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, Dept of English, 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

CFP: Rediscovering and Revitalizing the Artifact (12/6/06 & 1/12/06; 3/16/07-3/18/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:47am

Spring Cleaning:
Rediscovering and Revitalizing the Artifact
University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference
16-18 March 2007
For more information, please visit Free Exchange at

History is of the essence, true, but she can also be a bully.
                                -Noah Richler
                                This is my Country, What¡¦s Yours?

CFP: History as Text-Text as History (12/15/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:45am

   Maryland Graduate Forum: History as Text, Text as History
Conference: February 23rd & February 24th
Deadline for abstract submission: December 15th,2006
email contact:

   We are very pleased and honored to announce that our
   keynote speaker will be Dr Tom Bishop (NYU), Gould
   Professor of French Literature and director of the
   Center for French Civilization and Culture.

CFP: Poe and Periodical Culture (3/1/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
Stephen Rachman

Poe and Periodical Culture. This panel is calling for papers having
to do with any aspect of Poe's work with newspapers and magazines,
esp. papers engaging with recent scholarship that has addressed such
areas as authorship, literary nationalism, the culture of reprints,
copyright, mass production, marginalia, etc.

Send 250-word abstracts to Stephen Rachman
<> or Marcy J. Dinius
<> by March 1, 2007.

CFP: Oral-Written Interface (12/31/06; 6/19/08-6/21/08)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
Susan Gingell

Call for Proposals for "The Oral, The Written, and Other Verbal Media:
Interfaces and Audiences": A Conference and Festival

* *

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 19-21,


CFP: Intersections, Marginality, and Parallels in Cultural Production (grad) (1/22/07; 3/9/07-3/10/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:42pm
Caroline Leitch

CFP: Intersections, Margins, and Parallels in Cultural Production
(Grad; 01/22/07; 03/9-10/07)

We are pleased to invite proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate
student conference organized
by the Department of English at the University of Victoria to be held
March 9-10, 2007. This
year's keynote speaker will be Marshall Grossman of the University of Maryland.

CFP: fragment, 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
Elisabeth Salter

CALL FOR PAPERS: fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image, c. 1300-2000.

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Poliakoff
Plenary Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Hallam
Publisher Interested: Manchester University Press
Deadline for Abstracts: 16th December 2006

CFP: Text Landscape Identity (UK) (3/30/07; 9/13/07-9/15/07)

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 12:41am
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: Comics as Art, Entertainment and Design (UK) (1/31/07; 5/25/07-5/26/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:45pm
Christopher Murray

Biff! Bam!! Crikey!!! Comics as Art, Entertainment and Design

Comics are an important and vital part of popular culture, shaping the early reading experiences of many children, as well as commanding an increasing body of adult readers. They can offer slapstick fun or serious literary themes and have spread into every imaginable genre (comedy, horror, war, adventure, autobiography, documentary and so on). Comics therefore have the potential to be both popular entertainment and provocative art, and have a profound influence on various other media and art-forms, including film, animation, computer games, and television.

CFP: Comics and Graphic Novels at NJ College English Assoc. (1/2/07; NJCEA, 3/31/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Edward Shannon

30th Annual New Jersey College English Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Over the past twenty years, the "graphic novel" has become a
mainstay--if second-class citizen--of the popular media. But can we
say the form is properly understood when two of the most highly regarded
"Graphic Novels"--Spiegelman's Maus and Satrapi's Persepolis--are not
"novels" at all? This panel seeks papers challenging conventional
perspectives of comics and graphic novels. Papers on all topics are
welcome, but considerations of non-genre works are encouraged.

CRP: Small Presses/Little Magazines (11/20/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Christopher Harter

CFP: "Small Presses/Little Magazines of the Mimeograph Revolution: Their
Audiences and the Role of Printing Technologies"
Proposed Panel for The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and
Publishing (SHARP) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 11-15, 2007

CFP: Intertexuality: Conversations Between the Sheets (grad) (1/5/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm

Intertexuality: Conversations Between the Sheets
English Graduate Student Conference
The University of Tulsa
March 30-31, 2007

Call for papers and panels:

"Conversations Between the Sheets" is concerned with the direct and/or indirect discourse between texts that takes place when authors (whoever an author may be—from a single writer or coauthors to a community of editors, publishers, booksellers, etc.) interact with each other—alluding, referencing, paraphrasing, quoting, borrowing, sharing, stealing, extending, challenging, or opposing each others' ideas. Whether it is in the form of support, abuse, or simply recognition of ideas between writers, texts converse with each other.

CFP: Open the Book, Open the Mind (11/30/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Patrick Leary


SHARP 2007 Conference: Open the Book, Open the Mind

The fifteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Minneapolis at
the University of Minnesota on July 11-15, 2007. It is organized in
cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota;
University of Minnesota Libraries; Minneapolis Public Library; Minnesota
Historical Society, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts -- a part of Open

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

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



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


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 =
areas such as:


* periodical rhythms and periodicities

* local, national, global time

* modernities

* technologies and time

* memory

UPDATE: Using Digital Archives in the Classroom (11/20/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
Katherine Harris

  UPDATE: Proposals due by November 20 (deadline extended from October 20)
  "Using Digital Archives in the Classroom"
  SHARP 2007 Conference
  Minneapolis, Minnesota
  July 11-15, 2007
  This year's SHARP conference theme is "Open the Book, Open the Mind," which will highlight how books develop and extend minds and cultures, and also how they are opened to new media and new purposes. With this in mind, I will propose a panel on the most current form of literary media: digital archives. Subject to acceptance by the SHARP conference committee.)

CFP: Comics Arts Conference 2007 (3/1/07; 7/26/07-29/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
Peter Coogan

Call for Papers, Presentations, and Participation


Abstracts for papers, panels, poster sessions, and slide talks are being =
accepted for a for a joint meeting of scholars and professionals during

Comic-Con International
San Diego, California July 26-29, 2007

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical =
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, =
and fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics =
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, =
distributors, and journalists.

CFP: London in Text and History, 1400-1700 (UK) (3/1/07; 9/13/07-9/15/07)

Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:52am
Ian Gadd

London in Text and History, 1400-1700

13-15 September 2007 at Jesus College, Oxford

Organisers: Ian Archer (Oxford), Matthew Davies (Centre for Metropolitan
History, London), Ian Gadd (Bath Spa), Tracey Hill (Bath Spa), Paulina Kewes

Plenary speakers include: Paul Griffiths, Rob Hulme, Mark Jenner, Mark
Knights and Peter Stallybrass


This conference will focus on the variety of metropolitan identities, and
how these were constructed, represented, and contested by contemporaries
through a variety of media, including text (broadly
defined), visual culture, maps, architecture and performance.

CFP: Unpacking the Library (10/30/06; collection)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Sas Mays

Call for Articles
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

Despite the continuing rise of memory studies in various disciplines, there is
yet no consistent, comprehensive, or metacritical publication accounting for
the library as a specific archival form.

CFP: Icons of Suffering: Trauma, Text and Image (10/30/06; Text and Image, 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Pozorski, Aimee \(English\)

Dear Colleagues:


I am organizing a special session on “Trauma, Text, and Image” for the conference entitled, “Text and Image: The Language of Images” hosted by Central Connecticut State University next March 29-30. The conference will theorize the complex interaction between texts and images in fields as diverse as literature, art, philosophy, history, drama, sociology, tourism, cartography, graphic design, and the media.


CFP: International Conference on &quot;Bodies of Knowledge&quot; (Australia) (11/15/06; 4/26/07-4/28/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Gonul Pultar

Call for Papers-International Conference

Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive
April 26-28, 2007

Sponsored by

Centre for the History of European Discourses
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Alice Domurat Dreger
Catherine Waldby
Elizabeth Kerekere
Rosemarie Garland-Thompson
Susan Stryker

and others to be announced

UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (10/1/06; 1/20/07)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:54pm
Beth Palmer


'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

20th January 2007


 - Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

  - Simon Eliot, Professor of History of the Book, IES, University of

Exhibition of nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian
Library's John Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

Wine Reception sponsored by Proquest

UPDATE: Composition &amp; Copyright (10/15/06; collection)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Westbrook, Stephen

Deadline extended to October 15, 2006.

Composition, Copyright, and IP Law (edited collection)

Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.

We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of
articles that examines the relationship between copyright law and the
activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless
of the particular activity or combination of activities under
discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably
legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define
broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as
well as computer code.