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CFP: [General] Auto-bio-phagies

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:15pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos


University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

CFP: [General] The LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:47am
Tom Hertweck

Friends, colleagues, and bird lovers,

The LBJ ( is soliciting additional pieces for
its fast-approaching late-June inaugural issue in two specific capacities.

First, we’re interested in receiving 250 word proposals leading to feature
articles and essays between 2500 and 3000 words. Pieces can engage with
birds and bird culture in any ways the writer sees fitâ€"-so long as it’s
done thoughtfully, with grace and clarity, and a sharp eye for style. If
interested, please send your proposal, a brief bio, and a writing sample to

UPDATE: [General] Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction, MPCA

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 5:15pm
Kathryn Edney

Reminder that the Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture Association is accepting proposals in any and all aspects
of mystery, thriller and crimefiction by April 30. Please send 100-200
word abstracts and contact information to Kathryn Edney:

The conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-
5, 2008. More information regarding the conference can be found at

CFP: [General] Journal of Language, Culture and Communication

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 5:51am
Michael O'Sullivan

The deadline for submitting articles to the current issue of the MLA-listed, peer reviewed, NUCB
Journal of Language, Culture & Communication has been extended to May 30, 2008.
For this issue the Journal will consider articles on any topic of general
interest to those working within such disciplines as language studies (second-language acquisition,
etc.), language teaching and cultural studies. Specific
possibilities might include (but are not limited to) such issues as:
International education
Innovative teaching strategies
Professional learning communities
Recent trends in teaching writing
Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics
International Communication

CFP: [General] New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 26-28 2008/June 15 deadline

Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 11:25pm
Julie Hawk

New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 26-28, 2008
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2008
Transitioning (Through) Traditions
Call for Proposals: The 2008 New Voices Conference provides a space for
exploring the current transitioning evident in the disciplines.
There is no moment that is only a moment of being and not also a moment of
becoming. Some moments, however, have a more heightened sense of becoming
than others. We are nearing the end of the decade that has no agreed upon
name, and 2008 is a year that promises the beginning of significant change.
The number eight itself is a marker of an infinite state of progression and

CFP: [General] Iconography of Death

Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:30pm
Mary Silcox


        Call for Papers
        The John Douglas Taylor Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2008
        McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Mary Silcox and Peter M. Daly

CFP: [General] session proposals: NeMLA 2009 in Boston

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 11:12pm
Cecilia Feilla

Dear colleagues,

The Northeast Modern Language Association’s

40th anniversary meeting will take place next year

in Boston, MA

February 26 â€" March 1, 2009

Please consider proposing a panel on any aspect of British, American,
and/or Anglophone culture, literature, and film; we also welcome
cross-disciplinary and comparative panels.

Panels can be proposed electronically through NEMLA’s website: Please follow the link “convention.” A new window will
open from which you access the 2009 panel proposal form.

The deadline for panel proposals is fast approaching: May 10, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] M/MLA Convention In Minneapolis, Nov. 13-16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:08pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Midwest Modern Language Association
50th Annual Convention
November 13-16, 2008
The Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Some sessions have extended their abstract deadline past April 15.

Six sessions have been added, all with an April 25 abstract deadline:

Contemporary Cultural Issues: Fame and Scandal
Early Modern Literature: Fame, Infamy, and Ideology
Fame, Infamy, and Evil in Contemporary Literature and Film
Fame, Infamy, and Spanish Literature
The Gendering of Literary and Cultural Fame
Twentieth-Century Fame and Celebrity

Please see our CFP for details.

CFP: [General] Indian Popular Culture (5/15/08; MPCA 10/3-10/5/08, Cincinnati, OH)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 7:42pm
Sarah N. Erickson

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Indian Popular Culture Studies to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at Mailed proposals should be sent to Sarah
Erickson, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL