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CFP: [General] Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:18pm
Andreas Jahn-Sudmann

The call for papers for the new, international, peer-reviewed online
journal "Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture" is now open.
Submissions are expected to be in English and to include full papers plus
abstracts. Please note that we can only consider papers which have not been
previously published and which are not under consideration for another
journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
For further specificiation of submission guidelines please consult
http://www.eludamos.org
<http://www.eludamos.org/index.php/eludamos/information/authors>

UPDATE: [General] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:05am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Literature
Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [General] Florida and the Popular Mind

updated: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 9:23pm
Julian C. Chambliss

Florida and the Popular Mind
Edited by
Julian C. Chambliss, Department of History, Rollins College and Denise K.
Cummings, Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies, Rollins College

UPDATE: [General] CFP: Red River Conference on World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 6:34pm
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:

CFP: [General] Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:17pm
Katherine Weiss

Call for Papers

Second Annual
Southern Appalachian Student
Conference on Literature

Sponsored by:
The Department of English, The College of Arts and Sciences, and The
Office of Academic Affairs

East Tennessee State University

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 7, 2008

Where will this conference be held?
The Culp Center on the ETSU campus in Johnson City, TN

When will it take place?
Saturday, September 27, 2008

CFP: [General] PCA Conference 2007&ndash;&ndash;Mystery and Detective Fiction Area

updated: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 6:46pm
Marilyn Rye

Call for Papers
Mystery & Detective Fiction Section
Popular Culture Association
San Francisco
March 19-22, 2008

Investigating a topic in mystery or detective fiction?
Present your conclusions at the 2008 PCA Conference!

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

CFP: [General] Update Deadline SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15; 2/13-2/16 Albuquerque)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 1:30am
Philip Heldrich

DEADLINE EXTENSION TO 12/15/07!

By request, the deadline for the SW/TX PCA/ACA has been extended.
New information also appears online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

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

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:34pm
James Ayers

18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
January 30- February 1
Keynote Speaker: Cathy Davidson

“Artists on Their Arts”
The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference invites papers for the proposed
panel,
“Artists on Their Arts.” We are seeking 15 minute papers that consider
artists who comment on their own craft. Papers should situate the artists’
perspective amongst a larger tradition of critical inquiries, and consider
the specific relevance of those authors’ theories on their own work,
keeping in mind the unique position of the author-critic.

Please send 250 word abstracts to: egsaconference_at_gmail.com

CFP: [General] The Black Female Body in Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2007 - 8:51pm
Dr. Carol E. Henderson

Call for Papers: Imagining the black female body:
Text and Contexts in literature and culture

Only the BLACK WOMAN can say “when and where I enter, in the quiet,
undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or
special patronage, then and there the whole…race enters with me.”
--Anna Julia Cooper, 1892

CFP: [General] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess, USC, graduate conference, March 28-29

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:40pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC's Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong'o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone's a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

CFP: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity?

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2007 - 3:12pm
Lucy Fife

Authenticity?
Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media

11 April 2008

Department of Film, Theatre & Television - University of Reading
Supported by the Standing Committee of University Drama Departments (SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

UPDATE: [General] Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (1/30/08; 5/23/08-5/25/08)

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 9:03pm
Cheryl Edelson

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30, 2008.

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 23-25, 2008
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2nd Oceanic Popular
Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating
cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

Abstracts/Proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels are due January 30, 2008. Please
contact Cheryl Edelson <cedelson_at_chaminade.edu> and/or Stan Orr <sorr_at_hawaii.edu> with
general questions.

CFP: [General] Comics Arts Conference-San Diego

updated: 
Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 3:59am
Peter M. Coogan

Call for Papers, Presentations, and Participation
15th ANNUAL COMICS ARTS CONFERENCE-San Diego

Abstracts for papers, panels, poster sessions, and slide talks are being
accepted for a for a joint meeting of scholars and professionals during

Comic-Con International
San Diego, California July 26-29, 2007

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and
fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors,
and journalists.

CFP: [General] YA Lit &amp; the YSU English Festival

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 7:21pm
Jeff Buchanan

Call for Applications: Young Adults and Their Literature: An Inquiry-
Based Forum in Conjunction with the 30th Youngstown State University
English Festival. April 17-19, 2008.

The Youngstown (OH) State University English Festival Committee invites
scholars in English Education and Young Adult Literature, teachers of
English/Language Arts, librarians, and other interested professionals to
apply to participate in an inquiry-based forum centered on the 30th
anniversary celebration of the YSU English Festival.

UPDATE: [General] Mystery and Detective Fiction Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 5:46pm
Marilyn Rye

Call for Papers
Mystery & Detective Fiction Section
Popular Culture Association
San Francisco
March 19-22, 2008 DEADLINE EXTENDED

Investigating a topic in mystery or detective fiction?
Present your conclusions at the 2008 PCA Conference!

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

CFP: [General] Mystery and Detective Fiction Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2007 - 5:45pm
Marilyn Rye

Call for Papers
Mystery & Detective Fiction Section
Popular Culture Association
San Francisco
March 19-22, 2008

Investigating a topic in mystery or detective fiction?
Present your conclusions at the 2008 PCA Conference!

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

UPDATE: [General] American Literature Association, Latina/o Literature Society

updated: 
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:36pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

 
CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
May 22-25, 2008
 
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature
Association’s 19th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA
May 25-28, 2008.
 
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a one-page abstract with
your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Latina/o
Literature and Culture Society co-chair Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at
eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 17, 2008.
 

UPDATE: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale

updated: 
Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 12:12am
Sharon Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 1 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] submissions for undergraduate research journal

updated: 
Friday, November 16, 2007 - 12:53pm
tom mack

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, THE OSWALD REVIEW (TOR) is an
international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research
in the discipline of English. Published annually, the journal accepts
submissions from undergraduates with a professor's endorsement. Visit
the journal's website at www.usca.edu/english/pubs/oswald/oswald.html for
submission guidelines and for more information.

The annual submission deadline is March 31.

CFP: [General] Scholarly papers competition

updated: 
Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:08am
Jeff Dailey

SCHOLARLY PAPERS COMPETITION 2008

Studying the interaction of words and music is central to understanding the
relationship between art, the self, and society. Scholarly investigation
of the
myriad possible interrelations remains an indispensable tool in this
pursuit.

We are pleased to announce our second biennial Scholarly Papers
Competition,
2008, for outstanding papers on a theme related to the nterrelationship
between
words and music.

Eligibility

CFP: [General] Literature and Pathology

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 8:59pm
Jessica Howell

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).

UPDATE: [General] &quot;Human Rights in/as Performance&quot;

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:31pm
kerry bystrom

CFP: “Human Rights in/as Performance” (11/15/2007; ACLA 4/24/2008-4/27/2008)

Human Rights in/as Performance”
American Association of Comparative Literature Annual Meeting 2008
Long Beach, CA
April 24-28, 2008

UPDATE: [General] Graven Images Conference - Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:00am
A. David Lewis

Call for papers --

GRAVEN IMAGES:
RELIGION IN COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
April 11-13, 2008

Presented by the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts and the New
England-Maritimes American Academy of Religion Boston University Department
of Religion

***Keynote Speaker: James Sturm (The Golem’s Mighty Swing, and James
Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems)***

UPDATE: [General] Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2007 - 10:03am
Tsai-yu Chen

CALL FOR PAPERS
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is inviting submissions for its
forthcoming issues. We encourage contributions from both Taiwan and
international communities addressing our special topics; articles on
other aspects of literature and culture are also welcome. If your
manuscript is intended as a special topic submission, please so indicate.
All correspondence should be addressed to Editor, Concentric: Literary
and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal
University, 162 Hoping East Road, Section 1, Taipei 106, Taiwan. [e-mail:
concentric.lit @deps.ntnu.edu.tw]

Forthcoming Special Topics

CFP: [General] ACLA 2008: With or against the flow: Conversation and Movement

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2007 - 3:32am
Barbara van Feggelen

Join one of the panels at the ACLA conference 2008!!

With or Against the Flow: Conversation and Movement

This panel examines the way in which the social spaces of conversation
that have characterized our social, cultural and political history and
their representations have always depended on the phenomenon of movement.
For not only do the salon, the cafe, and other such social groups allow
for a great number of arrivals and departures from people with different
nationalities, they are also the archetypal space for a collectivity of
language based on the traveling of words and ideas.

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