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CFP: [General] Technologies Issue: Women's Studies Quarterly

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:17am
Stacie McCormick

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies have
reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, create, and
perceive the self, the body and the community. This special issue of WSQ
invites feminist work that considers the concept of technology, conceived
broadly, and explores the multiple technologies --whether high-tech or
low-tech, futuristic, contemporary, or historical â€" that are influencing us.

UPDATE: [Graduate] Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 8:35pm
Katherine Bodrie

Call for Papers: “Writing the Wave: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 18 & 19, 2008 (The conference is on April 19, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

UPDATE: [General] 2008 Pennsylvania College English Association Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 8:09pm
Antonio Vallone

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to February 29,
2008.

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

updated: 
Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:46pm
Judith

Abstracts are invited for a proposed Special Session at MLA 2008, in San
Francisico, 27-30 December 2008, that engage critical/theoretical
approaches to the adolescent novel, broadly conceived: coming-of-age
narratives; first novels as "adolescent" texts; future of the adolescent
novel in the 21st century.

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2008 to: broomej1_at_wpunj.edu

Electronic submissions preferred.

Judith Broome
Assistant Professor
Department of English
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

CFP: [General] Literature and Fashion

updated: 
Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 10:39pm
Sara Bernstein

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 9-11, 2008.
 
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Both literature and fashion are often figured as simultaneously enacting
and disrupting a multitude of borders, from the division between an
individual’s body and mind, to the boundaries of empires and nation-states.
The 2008 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is seeking papers that
explore the relationship between these two forms. Papers may use fashion as
a lens through which to understand a literary work or works, or fashion and
literature may work together to explore broader cultural issues. We are

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

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:29pm
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.

UPDATE: [General] Literature and Pathology

updated: 
Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 7:53pm
Jessica Howell

Note: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 01/07/07

Call for Papers

“Literature and Pathology”
University of California, Davis
February 29thâ€"March 2nd, 2008
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/

Keynote Speaker: Professor Athena Vrettos, author of Somatic Fictions:
Imagining Illness in Victorian Culture (1995) and “Displaced Memories in
Victorian Fiction and Psychology” (2007).

CFP: [General] RMMLA-Session on Harry Potter (Open Topic)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 4:50pm
Joan Grenier-Winther

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

RENO, Nevada ~ October 9-11, 2008 at HARRAH'S

CALL FOR PAPERS --> HARRY POTTER (Open Topic)

Proposals for 15-20 min. presentations due to rmmla_at_wsu.edu by MARCH 1.

Non-RMMLA members may propose a paper, but membership in RMMLA is
required of all presenters by APRIL 1.

Requests for Audio-Visual equipment are due by MAY 1 (email
rmmla_at_wsu.edu)
 
Participation at the convention also requires payment of a convention
registration fee (registration opens in mid-summer; early discount rates
available).
 
See www.rmmla.org for more information.

CFP: [General] Violence and Representation

updated: 
Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 7:29pm
Beverly Voloshin

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)Conference

7-8 November 2008

Hosted by Pomona College, Claremont, CA

CFP: [General] eSharp Journal Issue - In Action: Social Engagement, Empowerment, and Change

updated: 
Friday, December 14, 2007 - 6:47pm
Jason Monson

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.

UPDATE: [General] Red River Conference on World Literature

updated: 
Friday, December 14, 2007 - 5:59pm
Carol Pearson

THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL RED RIVER CONFERENCE ON WORLD LITERATURE
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA

INFINITE DIVISIONS AND TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES
Keynote Speaker: New Mexico Eminent Scholar
Dr. Tey Diana Rebolledo

APRIL 4 - 6, 2008

We invite papers and panel proposals on topics that investigate any of the
following topics. While we are particularly interested in proposals that
focus on the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world
literature will be considered.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [General] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:12pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

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

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 5:55am
David Roh

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara
http://transcriptions.english.ucsb.edu/baudrillard/

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education
Chair (UCLA)

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.

UPDATE: [General] International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

updated: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 9:11pm
Jesse S. Cohn

[Updated 12.11.07]

Call for Essay Contributions -- The International Encyclopedia of
Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

This eight-volume, 5,000-page, peer-reviewed work, to be published by
Blackwell next year is intended to become “the definitive reference work on
the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live.”

We are in the process of dramatically expanding the Encyclopedia’s coverage
of anarchism. To that end, we are soliciting essay contributions on the
topics listed below.

CFP: [General] Applying Theory in Comic Books panel (2/15/2008; CAC 7/24-27/2008)

updated: 
Monday, December 10, 2007 - 5:07pm
A. David Lewis

As part of the July 24-27 Comic Arts Conference in San Diego, CA, 200-word
abstracts for papers or presentations are now being accepted for this panel
specifically focused on the application of contemporary theoretical models
to the practice and published work of the comic book medium.

UPDATE: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

updated: 
Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:20am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [General] International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

updated: 
Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 3:59am
Jesse S. Cohn

Call for Essay Contributions -- The International Encyclopedia of
Revolution and Protest, 1500-Present

This eight-volume, 5,000-page, peer-reviewed work, to be published by
Blackwell next year is intended to become “the definitive reference work on
the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live.”

We are in the process of dramatically expanding the Encyclopedia’s coverage
of anarchism. To that end, we are soliciting essay contributions on the
topics listed below.

CFP: [General] e-MEdia website

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 4:21pm
Jonathan Pitts

e-Media, a new media studies website produced by Ohio Northern University
and devoted to the intersections of new media and the liberal arts,
invites contributions from all disciplines on media studies topics for
its inaugural issue, whose theme is Gaming. Contributors can interpret
the theme however they wish. Scholarly articles, multimedia work,
creative work, are all welcome. E-Media’s tentative launch date is May
21, 2007.

UPDATE: [General] Spring Conference of the New Jersey College English Association

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 5:39pm
Burt Kimmelman

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
31st Annual New Jersey College English Association Conference
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Keynote Speaker: Edward Halsey Foster

The New Jersey College English Association is soliciting papers
considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its
annual conference. The NJCEA brings together those interested in
language, literature, pedagogy, and other aspects of the teaching and
study of literature and writing.

UPDATE: [General] "Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity"

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 5:00pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

UPDATE: [General] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (New Due Date)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 1:59am
Graham J. Murphy

 he 29th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Delightful Horror and the Sense of Wonder: Appreciating the Sublime in the
Fantastic

[Feel free to distribute this general Call for Papers. The more it's passed
around the merrier! Also, although the original deadline of Oct. 31 has
passed, the recent news of SFRA's change of venue for SFRA 2008 has
prompted the IAFA to revise its deadline for paper proposals for ICFA-29.
The new deadline is December 15th.]

CFP: [General] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:21pm
James Ayers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 17, 2007

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

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