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CFP: [General] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:53pm
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.

CFP: [General] The Future of Bisexuality

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:52pm
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati

UPDATE: [General] Science and Fiction Panel: The Legacy of Philip K. Dick

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:21pm
Greg Wright

CFP: “Science and Fiction” Panel: The Legacy of Philip K. Dick (03/31/08;
Midwest Modern Language Association, 11/13-11/16)

“Science and Fiction” Panel of the Midwest Modern Language Association:

Panel Title: The Legacy of Philip K. Dick

CFP: [General] Panel: (Re)deeming Hemingway; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:30pm
Michael Podolny

(Re)deeming Hemingway

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. Harold Bloom has famously dubbed Hemingway “a minor novelist
with a major style.” This sort of characterization, as well as his troubled
relationship with “cutting edge theory” has rendered Hemingway increasingly
unfashionable in academia. Contributors are invited to submit critical
works that examine the ways in which Hemingway’s work can be interpreted in
new light. These papers can analyze any of the Hemingway’s texts and/or any
relevant critical and biographical works.

CFP: [General] Panel: Reading Science; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:26pm
Michael Podolny

Reading Science

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at
(dis)junctions, the 15th annual humanities conference at University of
California Riverside on April 11-12, 2008. Contributors are invited to
submit critical works that examine the textual consequences and
implications of canonical scientific texts. These papers can treat
scientific writing from any number of theoretical angles in trying to
answer the question of whether science can or should be read using literary
methods/

CFP: [General] Panel: The Fiction of Nonfiction; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:24pm
Michael Podolny

The Fiction of Nonfiction

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
literature that examine the often uncomfortably/ unclearly drawn line
between fiction and nonfiction. These papers can examine texts by authors
from a wide range of time periods, genres, and geonational origins.

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

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 2:26pm
Andrea Powell

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,
Minnesota.

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?

Is there room on the runway for female "academostars"?

CFP: [General] Border Games panel for (dis)junctions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 1:02am
Nicoletta da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

CFP: [General] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: War Literature of the 20th Century

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:49pm
Giulia Hoffmann

War Literature of the 20th Century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on war literature written
during the 20th century which examine the role of authors, poets, or
journalists in challenging the myths of war. How do their works’
portrayals of war challenge popular (mis)conceptions about war, and to what
effect?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] UCR (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Edith Wharton

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:46pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Edith Wharton Panel

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Edith Wharton. These
papers can examine any aspect of Wharton scholarship.

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
A close focus on her novels
Wharton’s life/biographies of the writer
A look at critical texts on the writer
Gender performance in Wharton’s novels
Wharton and social class
Wharton and the literary canon

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] Illinois Philological Association (IPA) Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 12:08am
Barbara Cass

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008
 
ILLINOIS PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Twelfth Annual Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and delight in the
quality and diversity of Illinois scholars and writers!

The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students --
abstracts or proposals (300 words) for papers on any aspect of
literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and composition theory or
literary theory.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity? deadline extension

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:55am
Lucy Fife

Authenticity?
Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media
Friday 11 April 2008
Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for postgraduates run by postgraduates at the
Department of Film, Theatre and Television welcomes proposals that interrogate and put
pressure on the idea of ‘authenticity’ in film, theatre, television and new media.

The following themes and sample issues are central but not exclusive:

UPDATE: [General] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:10pm
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

CFP: [General] New Perspectives on British Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 7:30am
Dr. Sunita Sinha

Respected
Sir/Madam,
   

‘Avant Garde - A Literary Forum’ invites an article from you on British
Fiction, Poetry and Drama from Chaucer to present times for publication
in “New Perspectives on British Literature,” which will be published by
Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi.

The forum requests for your contribution in approximately 3500-5000
words. All references and notes should be incorporated preferably
according to MLA style sheet. Copy of your article as - Hard copy (Print
out), soft copy (CD) and a copy by Email, would be preferred by the first
week of March 08.

Yours sincerely

CFP: [General] Stereotypes of Contingent Faculty (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 9:28pm
Lila Harper

Stereotypes of Contingent Faculty: Humor and Social Commentary (MLA 2008)

Papers addressing representation of part-time and contingent faculty. How are stereotypes of
adjuncts expressed in popular media and literature? Abstracts by 1 Mar.; Lila Harper
(HarperL_at_cwu.edu)

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CFP: [General] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:37am
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 Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [General] CFP

updated: 
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 9:40pm
Elizabeth Dahab

Call for submissions for genre, an International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Literature and the Arts,
for an issue on Arrivals and Departures, the same theme as that of the 2008 conference of the
American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2008/) to be hosted by
California State University, Long Beach. We welcome submissions of papers on a wide range of
topics pertaining to figurative, literal, emotional, intellectual, and all manner of journeys and
trajectories involving the dialectic of motion and stillness, including aborted arrivals and failed
departures. From traditional travel narratives to accounts of Exiles’ return, reverse migration, and

CFP: [General] 5th Annual J.R.R. Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 6:15pm
Christopher Vaccvaro

5th Annual Tolkien Conference at the University of Vermont
Topics: Norse, Celtic themes, mythologies
We will accept abstracts on all subjects related to Tolkien
Extended Deadline: January 31st 2008

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Received on Sat Jan 12 2008 - 13:15:23 EST

CFP: [General] Queer Utopias & Dystopias

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:21pm
Cathy Hannabach

Please forward widely...

CFP: “Queer Utopias and Dystopias”

2008 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
May 17, 2008

CFP: [General] Diasporic Scotlands MLA 2008

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 3:30pm
Fiona Wilson

15-20 minute papers are invited on the topic of diasporic writing within
and beyond Scotland. All periods are of interest. Exile, migration,
hybridity, cosmopolitan and transnational identities.

MLA San Francisco 2008

1 page abstracts with vitae by March 1 to fwilson_at_fordham.edu

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

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:16pm
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] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:58pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [General] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:22pm
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, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [General] American Name Society at MLA

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Kemp Williams

Two open sessions at the annual meeting of the Modern Language
Association in San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008. Fields may include
literature, literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography,
sociology, history. Panels may be organized on single authors or
subjects. 150-word abstracts by 7 March 2008 to Kemp Williams
(kempw_at_us.ibm.com). Presenters of accepted papers must be members of
both ANS and MLA. MLA membership will be required by 7 April 2008. ANS
membership deadline TBA.

CFP: [General] The Audiobook (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:39am
Matt Rubery

Papers for this proposed special session will consider the significance of
the audiobook. The growing popularity of audiobooks over the last decade
means that literary critics may no longer be able to turn a blind eye -- or
a deaf ear, in this case -- to the ways in which oral delivery influences
the reception of literature. This panel will explore the extent to which
the audiobook not only enables us to hear literature but to hear it in new
ways. While audiobooks are still responsible for only a small fraction of
the total book publishing market, their use is among the minority of
reading practices found to be increasing as the number of overall readers

CFP: [General] Delta Blues Symposium XIV

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 7:04pm
Thomas Williams

The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University
(Jonesboro campus) announces its fourteenth annual Delta Blues Symposium,
to be held 27-29 March 2008. The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XIV is
Sense of Place. Presentations are encouraged from scholars and students
of the humanities and social sciencesâ€"especially anthropology, art
history, economics, folklore studies, geography, history, literature,
musicology, political science, and sociology. As well, we seek
contributions from scholars and students of the physical and natural
sciences.
        
        It should be emphasized that though we especially encourage

CFP: [General] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored panel) March 1 deadline

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:45pm
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

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