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Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:43pm
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

In the context of the widespread intoxication with digital technology, JAC plans a special issue that reconsiders what Jacques Derrida calls "the question of the animal." As we become persuaded by the ways in which "human being" and human existence are forever altered by digital technologies, the animal question continues to reassert itself, challenging us to develop a more rigorous understanding of the
myriad ways in which nonhuman animals historically have served to define what it means to be "human."

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2009 - 9:52pm
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
Participants are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the Faulkner Conference. More information about the 2009 Faulkner Conference will be available at www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:58pm
Melissa Click / University of Missouri, Columbia

CFP: Bitten by Twilight: Youth culture, media, and the Twilight saga

Edited by Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz

Proposal deadline: April 10, 2009

UPDATE: [Children] REMINDER CFP: New German Review

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:10pm
Michael Hougentogler

Call for Papers Volume 24, 2009

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including art, history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

CFP: [Children] Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:04pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-
4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Children] Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/0

updated: 
Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:00pm
Susana Brower

CFP: Revisiting Literary Worlds: Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs
(grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)
        
This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

UPDATE: [Children] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:32am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
  
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to: slamphilament_at_usyd.edu.au

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
themselves.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Children] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:26pm
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Children] Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 6:44pm
Chris Vaccaro

Call for Papers Extended deadline

Tolkien at the University of Vermont 2009, an academic conference
devoted to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held at the UVM in
Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. The
keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jane Chance of Rice
University.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to
Tolkien or his texts, but the following topic will be given priority
consideration: sex and/or gender in Middle-earth or related to Tolkien’s
life or works.

CFP: [Children] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:14am
Susana Brower

CFP: Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions,
4/3/09-4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Children] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

updated: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:49am
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

CFP: [Children] Mary Grant Bruce and the Australian Classic "Billabong Series"

updated: 
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 9:40pm
Dr. Karen Patricia Smith

Mary Grant Bruce (1878-1958) is best remembered for her series of fifteen
novels referred to as the "Billabong" series, written between 1910 and
1942. These works portray adventurous child protagonists, dynamic
portrayals of family/friend interactions and mesmerizing presentations of
Australian bush life.This paper call seeks proposals on a variety of topics
specifically related to the Billabong series, for a collection of scholarly
essays to be considered for publication as part of the Children's
Literature Association/Scarecrow Press Centennial series. Respondents are
invited to consider as proposal examples, any of the following topics:

UPDATE: [Children] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:18am
CANADA––U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

<<<<< DEADLINE EXTENDED >>>>>

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clive Doucet
poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

CLOSING SPEAKER: Jacob Wawatie
Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Please distribute widely
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Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

UPDATE: [Children] CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 9:34am
Michael Hougentogler

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and recent PhDs to share their ideas with the academic community
worldwide.

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

CFP: [Children] Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 9:50pm
Chris Vaccaro

Tolkien at the University of Vermont 2009, an academic conference
devoted to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held at the UVM in
Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. The
keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jane Chance of Rice
University.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to
Tolkien or his texts, but the following topic will be given priority
consideration: sex and/or gender in Middle-earth or related to Tolkien’s
life or works.

CFP: [Children] Negotiating Land: New Readings (grad)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:59pm
Joshua Bartlett

The SUNY Albany English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) announces its
seventh annual graduate student conference:

Negotiating Land: New Readings

Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2009
Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus, SUNY Albany

Call for Proposals:

CFP: [Children] ChLA sponsored session at MLA 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 9:56pm
Jordana Hall

Malevolent Metafiction: Good Books Gone Bad
Children's literature includes abundant examples of heroes and heroines
who seek knowledge, solace, and even friendship within the pages of
books. Many authors, however, demonstrate the seductive lure and hidden
dangers inherent in the reading process. Works like China Mieville's Un
Lun Dun use metafiction to warn readers of the reality of reading as
enculturation. This panel considers the role of metafiction in
encouraging young readers to question authority figures, printed or
otherwise, within these treacherous texts. Topics include metafiction as
ineffective or threatening authority figures, metafiction as

UPDATE: [Children] UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 8:42pm
Donna Wilford

This email is a reminder that the call for papers for the 2009 Child and
the Book Conference (Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada) closes Jan.
15, 2009. Please see details below. Note the website is now active and
that we offer some budget-conscious accommodations; further updates will
be posted this month (January 2009).

CFP: [Children] CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 8:36pm
Dr. Kevin K. Durand

2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the movie and the 109th anniversary of
the book. Millions have been captivated by the fantastical and yet
familiar Land of Oz. A scholarly exploration of Oz will take place at
Henderson State University, June 26-28, 2009. Papers on any topic
associated with Ozâ€"the movie, the books, the spin-offs (The Wiz, Wicked,
etc.)â€"are invited. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes reading time
(roughly 3000-3500 words). Panel proposals are also encouraged.
Electronic submissions are preferred.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Randall Auxier, SIU-Carbondale (Editor, with Philip
Seng, of "The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West"
from Open Court Press)

UPDATE: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University - Graduate Student Conference at NYU

updated: 
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 3:47pm
Spencer D. C. Keralis

Deadline extended to January 15th, 2009.

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held at the Fales Library
March 26-27, 2009. The conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN
SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

UPDATE: [Children] Speaker Update/Deadline Extension

updated: 
Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 3:13am
Daniel V Facchinetti

"Bodies in Motion"
The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Conference
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
University
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009

CFP: [Children] Pirates

updated: 
Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:22pm
Linda Troost

Call for Essays: PIRATES
Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

We are seeking well researched and clearly written essays discussing all
aspects of pirates and piracy, with particular attention to pirates in
history, literature, film, and contemporary life. Essays that address our
fascination with and romanticization of pirates are especially welcome.

Length: 5000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition.
Deadline for completed papers: 4 April 2009.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic_at_washjeff.edu.

www.washjeff.edu/topic

CFP: [Children] The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 4:05pm
Spencer D. C. Keralis

Deadline Extended to January 15, 2009.

Call for Papers
The Formative Years: Children's Literature in the University

The NEW YORK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE and
the FALES LIBRARY are pleased to announce a two-day Graduate Student
Conference on Children's Literature entitled "THE FORMATIVE YEARS:
CHILDREN"S LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY" to be held March 26-27, 2009. The
conference will feature a Keynote Address by KAREN SANCHEZ-EPPLER.

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