general announcements

RSS feed

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.

UPDATE: [General] EXTENDED DEADLINE eSharp journal - In Action: Social Engagement, Empowerment, and Change

Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 1:16pm
Ellen Bramwell

Please note that the deadline for this issue has been extended to 14th
March 2008
In Action:
Social Engagement, Empowerment and Change

The eleventh issue of eSharp will consider themes of social engagement,
empowerment, and change. We welcome articles which examine the social
implications and practical applications of various theories, as well as
how these may empower marginalised social groups or promote social change.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, the ideas of
engagement and empowerment within society can be interpreted broadly. We
encourage submissions from postgraduates in any area of the arts,
humanities, social sciences or education.

CFP: [General] Call for Submissions for Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion (5/1/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:58am
Editorial Board

Welcome to Harlot, a digital magazine and web forum where you can…
  â€¢ view art inspired by gaming culture
  â€¢ critique a political speech through a mock interview
  â€¢ post comments on a short film about green architecture
  â€¢ compose a collaborative review of a popular documentary
  â€¢ publish an experimental poem about social-networking sites
  â€¢ engage in meaningful, open-ended, and non-partisan conversations about rhetoric in
        everyday life.

CFP: [General] Micro-Lit-Crit (Journal) (3/14/08)

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 2:07am
Corrine Jackson

Submission Guidelines
Dash is an annual journal dedicated to publishing the best poetry,
fiction, and criticism that is short, open-ended, and emphatic. In a
world that is focused on the quick and condensed, quality is often
neglected. Our goal at Dash is to seek and nurture authors who can create
a meaningful discourse in a small space. It is our mission to publish
new poetry, fiction and criticism from both established and emerging
writers in the English language.
• Fiction and Micro-Lit-Crit submissions should not exceed 1,500
words, double-spaced. Micro-Lit-Crit is a thought-provoking work of
Literary Criticism done in 1,500 words or fewer.

CFP: [General] Mystery and Detective Fiction and Film (3/1/08; RMMLA, 10/9/08-10/11/08)

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 2:39pm
Lisa Trochmann

2008 62nd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc.
RENO, Nevada at Harrah's Casino (October 9-11)
Local Host: University of Nevada, Reno

Call For Papers
Mystery and Detective Fiction and Film

We welcome submission of proposals for individual papers that consider any
aspect of mystery & detective fiction and film, including history,
criticism, theory, and current trends.

Please submit abstracts (200-300 words) to (write RMMLA
2008 in the subject line). Be sure to include name, phone number, mailing
address, and institutional affiliation.

CFP: [General] Transformation and Translation Conference (Undergrad)

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 3:06am
Alex Garganigo

Call for Abstracts

The Fifth Annual Austin College Undergraduate Conference
in the Humanities and Social Sciences

April 25-26, 2008
Austin College
Sherman, Texas

This Year's Theme: Transformation and Translation

We are interested in presentations from all disciplines in the humanities
and social sciences on transformations and translations of all kinds,
including but not limited to those

CFP: [General] Open Topic: Modern Drama SCMLA San Antonio, TX 03/01/08

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 6:32pm
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 1st, 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

UPDATE: [General] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 3:42pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [General] Literature and the Other Arts (3/1/08, RMMLA 10/9 â 10/11/08)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 11:29pm
Kristen Hylenski

CFP: Literature and the Other Arts (3/1/08, RMMLA 10/9 â€" 10/11/08)

Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
October 9-11, 2008, Reno, Nevada

Literature and the Other Arts Session
Papers on any aspect of literature as it relates to other arts are welcome.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [General] Literature and Medicine

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 8:40pm
Dr. Rose Quiello

Panel Title: Literature and Medicine

Conference: The Ninth Annual SCSU Graduate Engligh Conference, Michael
J.Adanti Student Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New
Haven, CT, Saturday, April 21, 2008, (9:00 am-4:30 pm

UPDATE: [General] Update: Intermountain Graduate Conference Deadline extended

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 7:52pm
Intermountain Graduate Conference

Dear Director of Graduate Studies in English,

As organizers of the 4th Annual Intermountain Graduate Conference (IGC), we
would like to remind your graduate students of the upcoming conference to
be held on April 4th at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. We are
pleased to announce that we have received abstracts from over 20
universities in 16 states, as well as a few from overseas. Because of the
great interest and response to this conference, we have opted to make room
for more presentations. We have thus decided to extend the abstract
submission deadline to February 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 7:49pm
David Roh

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract Submission Due FEB 18th

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
A Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

CFP: [General] Montana State University's Literary Arts Conference

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 1:46am
Cheryl Knoble

Montana State University's Literature and Arts Publication is now
accepting papers for its inaugural undergraduate academic conference. We
are accepting critical essays, creative non-fiction, original poetry,
fiction, drama/screenplays, or panel proposals. The theme for our
conference is "Germinate and Cultivate," a conference of origins and

CFP: [General] NCFS: Empire, Identity, Exoticism (3/15/08; 10/16-10/18/08)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 12:34am
Lisa Weiss

NCFS 2008 Call for Papers
Empire, Identity, Exoticism

The 34th Annual International
Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
16-18 October 2008

The theme for the 2008 colloquium is “Empire, Identity, Exoticism.”
Contributions that explore the intersection of these themes from a broad
range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies and
approachesâ€"from literary to social and political culture to visual
aestheticsâ€"in nineteenth-century France are especially welcome.

CFP: [General] David Woodward Memorial Fellowship in the History of Cartography, 2008-2009

Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:02pm
Matthew H. Edney

This annual fellowship supports a two-month residency at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, to research and write on a subject related to the
history of cartography. The fellow chosen for the 2008-2009 academic year
will focus on a period relevant to any of the last three volumes (Four
through Six) of The History of Cartography series, which cover the modern
era from ca. 1650 to 2000; preference will be given to work that
compliments one of the three volumes.

The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Arthur and Janet
Holzheimer, in honor of David Woodward, a founding editor of The History
of Cartography.

CFP: [General] NYCEA conference 4/11-12/2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:47pm
Dr. Rebecca Housel

New York College English Association
Spring Conference
Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY
April 11, 12, 2008


“RECONCILIATION: Word over all, beautiful as the sky”

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of reconciliation in the
literature of all periods, authors, genres, and countries. Not only
critical/theoretical approaches are welcomed, but also, pedagogical
This call is extended to instructors of literature, college students
majoring in this field and other scholars in other disciplines whose works
relate to the theme.

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

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
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, 2008.
 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 include:

CFP: [General] Art and Commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 11:24am
Charlotte Gould

The University of Rennes 2, France, will be organising an international conference on Art and Commerce
on April 23d and 24th 2009. An abstract and a short biographical note should be submitted to
charlotte Gould, and Sophie Mesplede

Art and commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

CFP: [General] Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse, NY; [5/1/08; 10/2-4/08]

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 7:16pm
Roger Hallas

Visible Memories Conference
Syracuse University
Oct. 2-4, 2008
Call for Papers
Conference Theme: The Visible Memories Conference at Syracuse University
invites papers for competitive selection. The conference will explore the
intersections between visual culture and memory studies with particular
focus on the ways in which memories are manifested and experienced in
visible, material, or spatial form.
Examples of especially relevant and desirable research topics include:
local sites of memory; memorials and archives; environmentalism and
representations of nature; regional, national, or global tourism;

CFP: [General] Mark Twain session at SAMLA in 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 6:18pm
Ms. Jules A. Hojnowski


Mark Twain's Angelfish Club:
Was it a Writing Club?
Or Something else?

2008 is the 100th Anniversary of the official
beginning of this club.

Proposals are invited for the Mark Twain Circle Panel at the 2008 SAMLA
Meeting in Louisville, KY, November 7-9, 2008, Hyatt Regency Louisville.
Presenters may discuss any of Twain's depictions of teaching writing, the
writing club or ?.

Please send 250 â€" word proposals or papers to Ms. Jules A. Hojnowski,
(, by July 1, 2008

Thank you!

CFP: [General] Rewriting Women 4/15; MMLA 11/16-16

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 4:28pm
Laura Vorachek

>From Robert Zemeckis’s recasting of Grendel's mother in his recent
adaptation of Beowulf to Jane Smiley’s re-imagining of King Lears's
Goneril and Regan in A Thousand Acres to Jean Rhys’s reconsideration of
Charlotte Brontë’s Bertha Mason in Wide Sargasso Sea, authors have re-
envisioned previously created female characters. This panel seeks papers
that address such adaptations or rewritings of women, from medieval to
contemporary literature and film. Please send 200-word abstracts by
April 15 to

CFP: [General] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:15am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

UPDATE: [General] Rocky Mountain MLA in Reno Oct 9-11, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 6:59pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

RMMLA at Harrah's Reno - October 9-11, 2008
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno

Paper proposals solicited for a variety of sessions - full CFP at -->

Paper proposals to session chairs by March 1; email submission OK.

No membership requirement in RMMLA to submit a proposal, but acceptance,
listing in program, and presentation at the convention requires payment
of membership dues and convention registration fee.


CFP: [General] Panel/Presentations: Creative Writing Across University Divides for (dis)junctions UCR

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 12:26am
Brenda Varda

As part of this year’s (dis)junctions 2008, writers are invited to
dialogue across campus divides, and incorporate theoretical, ideological,
and/or research findings into their creative work. We encourage actual
contact with student and faculty researchers in other departments for
clarification of ideas and purposes, but work that is based on
substantial considerations of current research is also welcome.