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UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 7:49pm
David Roh

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract Submission Due FEB 18th

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
A Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

CFP: [General] Montana State University's Literary Arts Conference

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 1:46am
Cheryl Knoble

Montana State University's Literature and Arts Publication is now
accepting papers for its inaugural undergraduate academic conference. We
are accepting critical essays, creative non-fiction, original poetry,
fiction, drama/screenplays, or panel proposals. The theme for our
conference is "Germinate and Cultivate," a conference of origins and

CFP: [General] NCFS: Empire, Identity, Exoticism (3/15/08; 10/16-10/18/08)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 12:34am
Lisa Weiss

NCFS 2008 Call for Papers
Empire, Identity, Exoticism

The 34th Annual International
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
16-18 October 2008

The theme for the 2008 colloquium is “Empire, Identity, Exoticism.”
Contributions that explore the intersection of these themes from a broad
range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies and
approachesâ€"from literary to social and political culture to visual
aestheticsâ€"in nineteenth-century France are especially welcome.

CFP: [General] David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography, 2008-2009

Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:02pm
Matthew H. Edney

This annual fellowship supports a two-month residency at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, to research and write on a subject related to the
history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2008-2009 academic year
will focus on a period relevant to any of the last three volumes (Four
through Six) of The History of Cartography series, which cover the modern
era from ca. 1650 to 2000; preference will be given to work that
compliments one of the three volumes.

The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet
Holzheimer, in honor of David Woodward, a founding editor of The History
of Cartography.

CFP: [General] NYCEA conference 4/11-12/2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:47pm
Dr. Rebecca Housel

New York College English Association
Spring Conference
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
April 11, 12, 2008


“RECONCILIATION: Word over all, beautiful as the sky”

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of reconciliation in the
literature of all periods, authors, genres, and countries. Not only
critical/theoretical approaches are welcomed, but also, pedagogical
This call is extended to instructors of literature, college students
majoring in this field and other scholars in other disciplines whose works
relate to the theme.

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

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
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] Art and Commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:24am
Charlotte Gould

The University of Rennes 2, France, will be organising an international conference on Art and Commerce
on April 23d and 24th 2009. An abstract and a short biographical note should be submitted to
charlotte Gould, and Sophie Mesplede

Art and commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries