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CFP: [General] The Sublime Today (NEMLA 2009)

Monday, September 8, 2008 - 1:47am
Gillian Pierce

Call for Papers

The Sublime Today

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [General] Afro-Caribbean Lit.(11/1/2008; CEA, 3/26-28/2009)

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:16am
Laura Barrio-Vilar

Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes
 proposals for presentations on Afro-Caribbean literature for our 40th
annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Afro-
Caribbean literatures in general, including--but not limited to--the
following possible themes:

CFP: [General] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Sex/ualities In and Out of Time Conference

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 12:32pm
Jana Funke

Registration for the upcoming 'Sex/ualities In and Out of Time' Conference at the University of
Edinburgh, UK, on 28th and 29th November 2008 is now open.
Our plenary speakers are Professor Judith Halberstam and Professor Claire Colebrook.
Please visit our website at for registration details and
the complete conference programme.

Conference Focus

CFP: [General] Philosophy and Popular Culture

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Burcu Gurkan

Call for Papers: Philosophy and Popular Culture Area
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Priority Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2008
Final Deadline: December 1, 2008

30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009

CFP: [General] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:01pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [General] Teaching Eng at Military Colleges and Academies

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:54pm
Lea Williams

Please consider being part of a roundtable discussion I am hoping to
organize at the College English Association’s annual meeting in
Pittsburgh on March 26-28, 2009. The subject of the discussion will be
the challenges and rewards of teaching English at military colleges and
academies. It can be difficult to assert the importance of studying
literature and writing to any college student given that students have
become more focused on obtaining an education that will guarantee them a
job and financial stability. Certainly, teaching students whose primary
goal is to commission in the military can add additional challenges to
that task. Join our discussion in order to share information about your

UPDATE: [General] Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography (NeMLA, 9/15; 2/26/09-3/1/09)

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:25pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

As the influence of new media continues to expand, more and more people
obtain news and information through non-literary channels. This panel seeks
papers that explore non-literary types of auto/biography, including biopics
(film), biodramas (theatre), fan magazines, reality television, and
websites. How do these new sites of auto/biography function? How are they
distinct from or similar to traditional biography?

CFP: [General] Proposed Panel: "Ecocritical Agriculturalities/Agricultural Ecocriticisms" (ASLE, June 2009)

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 7:28pm
Scott Hicks

CFP: ASLE 8th Biennial Conference, Proposed Panel (Deadline Oct. 19, 2008)
June 3 to 6, 2009
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Proposed Panel: "Ecocritical Agriculturalities/Agricultural Ecocriticisms"
In keeping with ASLE’s interest in presentations of work related to literature from rooted modes
of life and ecocriticism (, I welcome paper
proposals for a proposed panel that will theorize and explore the complex intersections of
agriculture, literature, and environmental studies in post-“Battle of Seattle” world.