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CFP: [General] Poetry/Poetics Panel (3/15/08; PAMLA, 11/07/08-11/08/08)

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 9:14pm
Brian R. Adler

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for “Poetry/Poetics” Panel of the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008.


Please send paper title, 50-word abstract, & 500-word proposal by March 15.

Brian R. Adler
University of California, Irvine

CFP: [General] Altered States - UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:47pm
Jessie Hock

Altered States: Metamorphosis, Epiphany, Revolution
An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the U.C. Berkeley Comparative Literature

Date: October 24 - 25, 2008
Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 7, 2008
Keynote: Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity

For more information, or to submit an abstract, please contact:

Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
                                --- Tempest, I, ii

UPDATE: [General] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:15pm
Judith Broome

Critical or theoretical approaces to the adolescent novel, broadly
conceived: coming-of-age novels; first novels as "adolescent" texts;
future of the adolescent novel; graphic novels. 1-page abstracts by 20
March. Electronic submission preferred.

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UPDATE: [General] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:43pm
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook,

CFP: [General] The Impact of Darwin's Ideas in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 4:34pm
Mark R. Wheeler

Researchers and scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit papers
addressing the impact of Darwin’s ideas in the Humanities and Social
Sciences. Both disciplinary-specific and broadly interdisciplinary
approaches are encouraged.

The symposium honors Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th
anniversary of the publication of ”Origins of Species,”
and will be held at San Diego State University, 20-22 November 2009.

Papers accepted for the symposium will be included in a volume to be
published by San Diego State University Press.

CFP: [General] Otherness and the Arts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:58am
Maria Beville

Otherness and the Arts:
Global Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Otherness in
Literature, Film, and Culture.

A Joint Venture between the University of Aarhus and Mary Immaculate
College, University of Limerick. August 8-9 2008

CFP deadline: May 15th 2008
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark.

“Nobody â€" that’s my name”
â€" Homer, The Odyssey, VIIII

UPDATE: [General] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:56am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

UPDATE: [General] SCMLA Open Topic: Modern Drama Panel San Antonio, TX 3/10/08

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:31pm
Liz Thompson

Call for Papers:

South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8
Theme "Borders"

Seeking papers for the regular session on Modern Drama. This is an open
topic session. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to by no later than March 10th, 2008.

Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.

Liz Thompson
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel

CFP: [General] Black Humor

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:07pm
Kathryn Buelterman

University of California at Riverside
Graduate Humanities Conference, April 11-12, 2008

The general focus of this panel is on Black Humor of
the mid-twentieth century, but submissions addressing
dark comedy from different times are also welcome.

Potential topics include:
literature, drama, or film
the absurd

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by
February 15, 2008.