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CFP: [General] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English (Grad)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:34pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [General] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:56am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [General] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:44am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [General] Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular Discourses

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 2:35pm
Andrew Urban

2008 SAMLA Convention Graduate Students' Forum in English

Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular

The Graduate Students' Forum in English welcomes paper proposals that
address the theme of fraud and the role of the flim-flam man in current
discourses. Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to
literature. The concept of “fraud” can be interpreted liberally and may
include such topics as:

CFP: [General] Extended Deadline for the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference: SURF CULTURE

Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 6:05am
Jason Spangler

We are interested in receiving paper proposals that engage with any aspect
of Surfing Culture...

the politics of the line up
feminist perspectives
indigenous rites and waveriding
people who go right on lefts (just stop it!)
(re)inventing the Real
global capitalism/marketing the stoke
the closing of Clark Foam
localism as microcosm
surf technologies ("I have one word for you Benjamin...plastics")
surf tourism: the new colonial impulse?
the "Waterman" and modes/codes of beach behavior
shaping machines and the impact on labor

CFP: [General] CFP: Academic Exchange Extra

Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 1:29am
Elizabeth Haller




Submissions are invited from educators, graduates, and post-graduates of
all levels and areas of study for Academic Exchange Extra (AEE) (Editor-
in-Chief, Elizabeth Haller â€" English Instructor at Kent State
University). Qualified submissions from undergraduates may also be

CFP: [General] Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (GASC) 2008 - Deadline Extension

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 3:13am
Amir Khan

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions (500 words) for
the 2008 Generative Anthropology Summer Conference has been extended to
March 31st.

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

UPDATE: [General] The Future of Bisexuality

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:56am
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality will explore the
future of bisexualityâ€"as an identity, as a community grouping, as a flash
point for activism, as a critical way to interrogate and understand hetero-
and mono-sexualities, and as an erotic inspiration for a variety of art
projects. The editor, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, invites scholarly, personal,
and experimental articles that explore what the future of bisexuality might
be in shifting cultural, social, and political climates. Collectively,

UPDATE: [General] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:54am
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

CFP: [General] Midwest PCA: Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kathryn Edney

The Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular
Culture Association announces a call for papers for its upcoming
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008.

Proposals will be accepted on all aspects of mystery, thriller and
crimefiction (literature, film, television, comics) and are due by April
30, 2008. 100-200 word abstracts and contact information should be sent
to Kathryn Edney via email at

More information regarding the conference can be found at

CFP: [General] Annual PAMLA Conference

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:05pm
Salah Khan

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for panels in the Humanities at the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008. In addition to a
broad range of fields explored at the conference, this year's special
topic will be "Violence and Representation."

Please see full Call For Papers at:

Please send paper title, 50-word abstract and 500-word proposal to
appropriate Chair by March 15.

CFP: [General] disClosure: a journal of social theory ⢠Issue 18: WAR

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 2:46pm
Pearl James

disClosure: a journal of social theory • Issue 18: WAR


The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore WAR
as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics
might include:


Geographies of War
Historiographies of War
War and the Economy
The Media and War
Identities and War
Memories of War
Gender and War

UPDATE: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may

CFP: [General] Churches In Legend & Tradition

Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 4:48pm
Jeremy Harte

Churches In Legend & Tradition

This two-day conference at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, will be
held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2008 as the third
Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society. We'd like to hear from anyone
who can attend and present a paper â€" folklorists, clergy, singers, craft
workers, anthropologists, performers, pilgrims, and historians.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:12pm
Sam Schwartz

New Directions in Critical Theory is an
annual interdisciplinary graduate student
conference at the University of Arizona; the
2008 conference will focus on a selfconscious
examination of the ways we do
work at the university. While interdiscplinarity
questions the boundaries that mark off
everything from university departments to
methods of inquiry, the space between
disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we
shuffle prefixes and suffixes in an attempt to
announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in
creating. This endeavor must be undertaken
cautiously; remapping disciplines and
identities is never an innocent game.

CFP: [General] War Literature and the Arts: SCMLA 11/6-8/08 San Antonio "Borders"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:55pm
Elizabeth Cawns

War, Literature & the Arts, a permanent panel of the South Central Modern
Language Association, seeks papers for its November, 2008 conference in
San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme this year is "borders" of all

Considering especially Hamlet's reflections on the issue of borders and
war as he leaves Denmark, the War, Literature & the Arts panel invites
discussion of border wars of all periods. We would especially welcome
discussion of propaganda in literature from both sides of a border
conflict, as well as discussion of performance.

CFP: [General] Translation, Adaptation and Transformation

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 8:55pm
Jennifer Shepherd

Call for Papers: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

Contributions are now invited for the 2008 issue of the MHRA Working
Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be
dedicated to
'Translation, Adaptation and Transformation,' though papers on other
topics are
also welcome.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:22am
Katrina Grant


emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed
art history journals published in Australia. Affiliated with the Melbourne
Art Journal, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the
publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art
history. emaj is edited by art history postgraduates at the University of
Melbourne and is published annually by the Fine Arts Network.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media 2008: Authenticity?

Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:41pm
Lucy Fife

Reality, Reliability & Access in Performance and Media

Friday 11 April 2008

Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

Supported by the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments(SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

CFP: [General] CFP: Cultures of Translation: Adaptation in Film and Performance (26-28 June 2008)

Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 7:03pm
Marta Minier


Cultures of Translation:
Adaptation in Film and Performance

An interdisciplinary and international conference

University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
  26-28 June 2008

Contributions are invited to an international conference which focuses on
various aspects of adaptation into film, performance, television, radio
and other media.