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CFP: [General] [ACLA 2009 Seminar:] Asian Heroic Narratives in the Global Context (11/3/08; ACLA, 3/26-29/09)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 8:18pm
Hongmei Sun

This panel invites papers that examine the transformation of images of the
heroic in Asian narratives when they evolve in interactions with other
cultures, growing in a new cultural space. We are specially interested in
exploring the change in the representation of a hero/heroine: what it
represents traditionally and what it means today when local cultures are
faced with global influences. Traditional heroic narratives of Asian origin
often flourish with offshoots, being adapted to a variety of modern media,
and probably revised to contemporary settings. While these narratives are
alive, the heroes/heroines in them are also living heroes/heroines. We

CFP: [General] Media Ecologies (InterCulture e-journal, 12/01/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 3:54pm
Katheryn Wright

Call for Papers: InterCulture (e-journal) for volume 6, issue 1
Media Ecologies
Deadline for Submission: December 1, 2008

InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000 to
6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work pertaining
to the theme "Media Ecologies" due on December 1, 2008.

CFP: [General] No Idle Fancy: The Many Worlds of the Fantastic

updated: 
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 4:46pm
Bryan.Dietrich_at_virgo.sas.upenn.edu,

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 10th Annual Newman University Literary Festival presents:

No Idle Fancy: The Many Worlds of the Fantastic

“A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact
or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s
imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.”
â€"from “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“…let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.”
â€"from Richard II, Shakespeare

CFP: [General] Sociology of the Body

updated: 
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 4:46pm
Jason Whitesel

North Central Sociological Association
2009 Conference (http://www.ncsanet.org/)
April 16-18
Hyatt Regency â€" Dearborn, Michigan

Session on "Body, Culture and Society"
Organizer: Jason Whitesel
Ohio State University
whitesel.10_at_osu.edu

CFP: [General] ––––––––––> On Metaphor (Literary Theory) <&nda

updated: 
Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 5:50pm
Albertina Foundation

Call for Papers
---------------
On Metaphor (Literary Theory).

*****
---> Date of Publication: September 2009
---> Date of Colloquium: July 2009 (Berlin)

---> Submissions beginning NOW, ending: January, 5th 2009 (deadline)
*****

We welcome 15 essays of interest to those concerned with the study of 'the
metaphor' from the perspective of literary theory. We welcome papers
examining the subject based on foregrounded theoretical assumptions
illustrating the propositions with examples from fictional works.

CFP: [General] SFRA 2009: Engineering the Future and Southern-Fried Science Fiction and Fantasy

updated: 
Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 4:46pm
Jason W. Ellis

SFRA 2009: Engineering the Future and Southern-Fried Science Fiction and Fantasy
June 11-14, Atlanta, GA (Wyndham Midtown Hotel)
Guest of Honor: Michael Bishop
Special Guest Authors: F. Brett Cox, Paul di Filippo, Andy Duncan, Kathleen Ann Goonan, and
Jack McDevitt

SFRA is currently accepting individual abstracts and panel proposal for its 2009 conference. We
welcome paper and panel submissions that explore any aspect of science fiction across history
and media and are particularly interested in those that engage one or both of the conference
themes, "Engineering the Future" and "Southern-Fried Science Fiction and Fantasy," or the work
of one or more of the conference's guest authors.

CFP: [General] Medicine Without Borders: Medical Discourse in the Global Media Age (11/1/08; ACLA 2009; 3/26-3/29)

updated: 
Friday, October 10, 2008 - 12:46pm
Angela Laflen

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Convention 2009:
"Global Languages, Local Cultures"
Hosted by Harvard University
March 26- 29, 2009
Cambridge, MA

Medicine without Borders: Medical Discourse in the Global Media Age
Seminar leaders: Angela Laflen, Marist College, Dept. of English;
Marcelline Block, Princeton University, Dept. of French and Italian

CFP: [General] Weaving Worlds: Interconnecting Literature, Culture and Community

updated: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 11:03am
Fulya Holtze

Weaving Worlds: Interconnecting Literature, Culture and Community
19th Annual Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras
Conference
February 18-20, 2009
Panel Proposal Deadline: 15 November 2008
Paper Proposal Deadline: 15 December 2008

CFP: [General] Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (01/05/09;OPCA 05/22/09-05/23/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 7:08am
Cheryl Edelson

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 22-23, 2009
Chaminade University of Honolulu

We invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the 3rd 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 Jan 5, 2009. Direct
general questions to Cheryl Edelson cedelson_at_chaminade.edu.

*Please send 150-200 word proposals by email only to the following area chairs:

Oceanic/Pacific Literature and Culture:
Anna Marie Christiansen chrianna_at_byuh.edu

CFP: [General] Popular Culture Association Festivals and Faires Area

updated: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 8:51pm
Dr. Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans

Festivals & Faires
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Festivals & Faires area
of the Popular Culture Association
invites abstracts for the next annual meeting:
APRIL 8th-11th 2009
New Orleans Marriott
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes
submissions on any festival or faireâ€"modern or historical. Scholars of
theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular
culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to
apply. Since the conference is in New Orleans, any papers relating to
festivals and faires in the city or Louisiana are greatly appreciated.

CFP: [General] CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:52am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31st January, 2009
Send to: slamphilament_at_usyd.edu.au

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
themselves.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [General] SIU-Carbondale 3rd Annual Graduate Conference - Borders and Boundaries (11/21/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 4:04pm
Julie Kares

Call for Papers
Borders and Boundaries
Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
March 27-28, 2009

Our third annual Graduate Conference would like to examine the ways in
which borders and boundaries enter the dialogue of literary, cultural, and
theoretical works. How are borders and boundaries established, questioned,
or deconstructed? In what ways are these delineations significant? In
what ways do they reflect the cultural geographies of particular periods
and places?

UPDATE: [General] UPDATE: WSQ Special Edition: Mother - Deadline extended to October 15

updated: 
Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:18am
Stacie McCormick

Call for Papers: MOTHER
Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone

We have entered a motherhood moment--from celebrity mom baby-bump sightings
to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms” and “working moms,”
from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images of motherhood are
circulating in our culture as never before.

CFP: [General] Translating Testimonies of the Body (11/1/08, ACLA 2009)

updated: 
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 7:44pm
Martina Jauch

We invite proposals for the ACLA seminar "Translating Testimonies of the
Body" for the annual conference of the American Comparative Literature
Association, which will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
on March 26-29, 2009.

Seminar Description:

UPDATE: [General] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

updated: 
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:47am
Tamara Sack

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, we have had to move the date of
the conference. Instead of April 10-11, our conference will now take
place April 3-4. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

I am reposting the entire CFP in this update with all the correct and
current information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 3-4, 2009!

CFP: [General] Symbiosis 2009: Boston and the New Atlantic World

updated: 
Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 12:22am
Leslie Eckel

"Boston and the New Atlantic World"

The 7th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

June 25-28, 2009

Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

Plenary speakers:
Richard Brantley (University of Florida)
Anna Brickhouse (University of Virginia)
Mark Peterson (University of California, Berkeley)

CFP: [General] [ACLA 2009 Seminar] Images of Order: Catalogs, Maps, Archives

updated: 
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 9:26pm
Ana Olenina

We are looking for paper submissions for the following panel/seminar at
the annual American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
to be held at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (March 26-29, 2009)

Abstracts should be submitted by November 1, 2008, using the form on this
website: http://www.acla.org/acla2009/?page_id=7

Limited travel grants available (For details, see
http://www.acla.org/travelgrants.html)

Contact panel organizer:
Ana Olenina (olenina_at_fas.harvard.edu)

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Images of Order: Catalogs, Maps, Archives [Panel at ACLA Conference]

CFP: [General] The Machine in the Garden 2.0 - Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 7:55pm
Lindsay Cobb

NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE
"THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
January 30, 2009 ● 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) ● 3rd Floor Salons

. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [General] Shakespeare and the Golden Age

updated: 
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 7:12pm
Gregory J. Thompson

Shakespeare & the Golden Age

PCA 2009
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
Wednesday, April 8, through Saturday, April 11

Proposals are now being accepted for “Shakespeare and the Golden Age.”
Any and all aspects of culture from or about this time period are
encouraged. The emphasis is on the “Early Modern World.” We are
interested not only in the literature and drama but other art forms,
technology and material culture from or about the era. We are also
eager to open the conversation up to interests outside England. We
strongly encourage those with an interest in areas such as Spanish
Theatre and literature before 1700 to make proposals.

CFP: [General] The Second Int. Deleuze Studies Conf.: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (Cologne, Aug 10-12, 2009)

updated: 
Friday, October 3, 2008 - 2:24pm
Leyla Haferkamp

The Department for American Studies at the University of Cologne is
pleased to announce that it will be holding The Second International
Deleuze Studies Conference on Aug 10-12 2009:

CONNECTdeleuze:TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES

The Conference aims at building transdisciplinary assemblages that
involve Deleuze in a wider range of thought, i.e. at constructing, from
different 'modules of thought,' innovative conceptual arrangements that
integrate Deleuzian philosophy into the larger field of contemporary
knowledge production and practices of living.

Speakers include:

CFP: [General] Childhood in its Time: The Child in British Literature (1/11/08 for 03/28-29/09)

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:04pm
Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries

CALL FOR PAPERS

Childhood in its Time:
The Child in British Literature

A two-day international conference to be held at
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK

Saturday-Sunday 28-29 March 2009
Keynote Speakers:

Professor Warren Chernaik, University of London
Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent
Professor Kimberley Reynolds, Newcastle University

CFP: [General] Remarkable Irish Women: Radicals, Republicans and Writers

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 3:06pm
Johanna Church

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University
is pleased to announce that it will be holding an international and
inter-disciplinary conference on JUNE 19-20 2009

Remarkable Irish Women:
Radicals, Republicans and Writers…

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Maria Luddy, Warwick University, UK
Dr. Jason Knirck, Washington State University, USA
Professor Christine Kinealy, Drew University, USA

CFP: [General] ACLA 2009 Seminar: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

updated: 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 3:04pm
Karen Bishop

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Panel Organizer: Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Harvard University
__________

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984
collection of poetry, _Midsummer_, when he wrote:

     So, however far you have travelled, your
     steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied â€"
     â€¦ exiles must make their own maps

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