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

updated: 
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
Website: rmmla.wsu.edu

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 troc0020_at_umn.edu (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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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
erthmpsn_at_memphis.edu 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
erthmpsn_at_memphis.edu

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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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
http://transcriptions.english.ucsb.edu/baudrillard/

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

updated: 
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
developments.
       

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

CALL FOR PAPERS

“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
applications.
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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, c.gould_at_wanadoo.fr and Sophie Mesplede sophie.mesplede_at_uhb.fr

Art and commerce in Great Britain, XVIIIth-XXIst centuries

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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,
(jah_at_twcny.rr.com), by July 1, 2008

Thank you!
 

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

updated: 
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 Laura.Vorachek_at_notes.udayton.edu.

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

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

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

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

updated: 
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 -->

www.rmmla.org

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

updated: 
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.

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"?

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