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CFP: [General] SCCC Creative Writing Festival

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 5:28pm
Sarah Gutowski

You are invited to participate in the inaugural Spring 2008 Creative
Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing on May 2 and 3 at
the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.

This event will be the first of its kind at SCCC, bringing together
teachers and students of creative writing from high schools, SCCC, and
colleges and universities across the country. The festival will include
readings, workshops, and discussion from guest authors and faculty. We
will also address the topic of teaching and learning creative writing
through a series of panel sessions for teachers and students.

Our festival schedule will include:

CFP: [General]

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:46pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [General] April 8. 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 4:19pm
Ana Adams

The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will
be take place on November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

Call for Papers:

The Famous and Exotic in Literature and Film. There are well-known figures
in literature and film that are considered exotic. What makes them exotic?
What are the techniques for their representation? This session explores who
and what is exotic, and the mechanisms for its representation in literature
and film. Please send abstracts by April 24th to Ana Adams, Gustavus
Adolphus College,

CFP: [General] Short Moving Images

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
Nicole Richter


The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [General] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:28pm
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

12th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate conference
8â€"10 August 2008
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Keynotes: Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University; and Professor
Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
Deadline: 16 July 2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

UPDATE: [General] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
(no email)

We have extended our deadline to April 30th, 2008!

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

CFP: [General] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:34pm
Derrick R. Spires

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [General] Virtual Environments and Popular Culture

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Pam Wicks

Midwest Popular Culture Call for Papers, 2008
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Virtual Environments area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
invites you to submit papers on cultural, theoretical, social, or any other
area related to these environments. This year’s conference will be held at
the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, Ohio
on the weekend of October 3 -5, 2008.