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CFP: [General] Panel on Epistolary Novels NEMLA Conference, Boston 2009

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:00pm
Chiara Frenquellucci

The Epistolary Novel in World Literature
NEMLA Conference in Boston 2/26 - 3/1 2009

This session will explore the "correspondences" in the development of
epistolary novels in different linguistic and cultural traditions.
Epistolary fiction has been redefining the complex relationships between
fiction and verisimilitude from Roman times to today's e-pistolaries or
novels written as a series of email messages. Comparative papers are
especially welcome. Please
submit 150-word abstract to Chiara Frenquellucci, Harvard University,

Papers in English can be on a single literary tradition, such as English
and/or American or comparative in nature.

CFP: [General] Florida Collegiate Pride Conference

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:59am
Andrew Striker

The Florida Collegiate Pride Conference is a GLBT conference held once a
year for the GLBT organizations and colleges and universities across
Florida. This year the conference will also welcome organizations from
Georgia and Alabama institutions.

The conference will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in
Daytona Beach, Florida on February 20-22 of 2009. Workshops will be taught
throughout the day on the 21st.

*****Currently accepting proposals for workshops and speakers.*****

Travel and lodging expenses negotiable, however, funds are limited.

CFP: [General] Latin American Modernismo Seminar. ACLA, March 26-29, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:30am
Kelly Comfort

Call for Papers for Seminar at the American Comparative Literature
Association's "Global Languages, Global Cultures" Conference on March 26-
29, 2009 in Cambridge, MA.

* Seminar Title: Latin American Modernismo: Negotiating the Foreign and
the Local, the Aesthetic and the Social

* Seminar Organizer: Kelly Comfort, Georgia Institute of Technology

CFP: [General] Papers Needed for Literary Journal

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:13am
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are: Approaching the Deconstruction of
Modern Political Rhetoric, The Corruption of Dialect, and Post-9/11 Noir.
However, we will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with
these ideas. Please send any and all.

CFP: [General] Humanities and Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:39pm
Kimberly Jackson

Humanities and Sustainability: Ecology in the Information Age
Florida Gulf Coast University's Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education, and Departments of Language & Literature and
Communication & Philosophy are currently accepting individual abstracts
and panel proposals for FGCU's first Humanities and Sustainability
Conference, to be held in Fort Myers, Florida on May 8th and 9th, 2009.
Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the role
of the humanities in both "the ecological era" and "the information age."
As such, we welcome submissions that explore (1) the ways humanities
disciplines can address ecological issues, and (2) the sustainability of

CFP: [General] Aerographies': unthought elemental assumptions in recent spatialities

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 8:26am
Mark Jackson


Call for Papers:

Seeking submissions from colleagues across the geographical humanities,
social sciences and sciences interested in engaging with the themes of air
and elementality.

Annual Meeting of the Association for American Geographers, Las Vegas March
22nd-29th, 2009

'Aerographies': re-thinking unthought elemental and metaphysical
assumptions in recent human geographies

"...our concepts have been formed on the model of solids." (H. Bergson)

"Metaphysics always supposes, in some manner, a solid crust from which to
raise a construction." (L. Irigaray)

CFP: [General] Fairy Tales, Popular Culture Association

Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:28pm
Linda J. Holland-Toll

Fairy Tales

The newly constituted Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association
invites submissions on any topic involving Fairy Tales for the 2009
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Convention, to
be held April 8-11 2009 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans,
Louisiana .

The Fairy Tales Area covers original fairy tales, (i.e. Straparola,
Perrault and Grimm, etc.), contemporary/re-envisioned Fairy Tales
(Datlow & Windling anthologies, The Fairy Tale series, novels, etc.), and
Jack Tales as well as films based on Fairy Tales.

CFP: [General] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:02pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.