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CFP: [General] Midwest PCA: Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area

updated: 
Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kathryn Edney

The Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular
Culture Association announces a call for papers for its upcoming
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008.

Proposals will be accepted on all aspects of mystery, thriller and
crimefiction (literature, film, television, comics) and are due by April
30, 2008. 100-200 word abstracts and contact information should be sent
to Kathryn Edney via email at tremperk_at_msu.edu.

More information regarding the conference can be found at www.mpcaaca.org.

CFP: [General] Annual PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:05pm
Salah Khan

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for panels in the Humanities at the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008. In addition to a
broad range of fields explored at the conference, this year's special
topic will be "Violence and Representation."

Please see full Call For Papers at: http://www.pamla.org/2008/

Please send paper title, 50-word abstract and 500-word proposal to
appropriate Chair by March 15.

CFP: [General] disClosure: a journal of social theory ⢠Issue 18: WAR

updated: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 2:46pm
Pearl James

disClosure: a journal of social theory • Issue 18: WAR

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2008

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore WAR
as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics
might include:

 
Terror
Torture
Trauma
Territoriality
Genocide
Resistance
Sovereignty

Geographies of War
Historiographies of War
War and the Economy
The Media and War
Identities and War
Memories of War
Gender and War

UPDATE: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [General] Churches In Legend & Tradition

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 4:48pm
Jeremy Harte

Churches In Legend & Tradition

This two-day conference at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, will be
held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2008 as the third
Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society. We'd like to hear from anyone
who can attend and present a paper â€" folklorists, clergy, singers, craft
workers, anthropologists, performers, pilgrims, and historians.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:12pm
Sam Schwartz

New Directions in Critical Theory is an
annual interdisciplinary graduate student
conference at the University of Arizona; the
2008 conference will focus on a selfconscious
examination of the ways we do
work at the university. While interdiscplinarity
questions the boundaries that mark off
everything from university departments to
methods of inquiry, the space between
disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we
shuffle prefixes and suffixes in an attempt to
announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in
creating. This endeavor must be undertaken
cautiously; remapping disciplines and
identities is never an innocent game.

CFP: [General] War Literature and the Arts: SCMLA 11/6-8/08 San Antonio "Borders"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:55pm
Elizabeth Cawns

War, Literature & the Arts, a permanent panel of the South Central Modern
Language Association, seeks papers for its November, 2008 conference in
San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme this year is "borders" of all
kinds.

Considering especially Hamlet's reflections on the issue of borders and
war as he leaves Denmark, the War, Literature & the Arts panel invites
discussion of border wars of all periods. We would especially welcome
discussion of propaganda in literature from both sides of a border
conflict, as well as discussion of performance.

CFP: [General] Translation, Adaptation and Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 8:55pm
Jennifer Shepherd

Call for Papers: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

Contributions are now invited for the 2008 issue of the MHRA Working
Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be
dedicated to
'Translation, Adaptation and Transformation,' though papers on other
topics are
also welcome.

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