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CFP: [General] Michigan Academy Language and Literature Section

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:36am
Maureen Thum

Language and Literature Section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts,
and Letters

Call for papers in British, American, Ethnic, Comparative literature,
literature and film; Literature and popular culture; Interdisciplinary
approaches to Literature; Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Literature
and culture; Shakespeare and the Renaissance. All periods and genres of
literature are welcome.

Send 200 Word Abstracts by email to Maureen Thum, Chair, Lang

Abstract due date: November 6, 2007

Date of Conference: March 7, 2008
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan U.S.A.

CFP: [General] Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:04am
Monica Germana

Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Westminster University,

5-6 September 2008

Call for Papers

We are seeking papers exploring the intersections of fashion and
literature in postmodern/postcolonial cultures. Possible topics include
(but are not limited to):

•Size 0
•Global Fashions
•Dress Policies

Please send 500 words abstracts and any queries to:

Dr Monica Germanà,


UPDATE: [General] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:18pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

UPDATE: [General] Interactions: Literature and Culture

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:04pm
Sebnem Toplu

"Interactions" is an international journal on British and American
Literature and Culture, published biannually in Fall and Spring by Ege
University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey). It is
internationally refereed and indexed in MLA InternationalBibliography and
Thomson Gale, featuring essays, film and book reviews (ISSN 1300-574-X).
Articles (4000-7000 words) and reviews (2000-4000 words) should follow
MLA paranthetical citation format. General submission deadlines are July
1 for the Fall Issue and December 1 for the Spring Issue. Submissions
should be sent by email attachments (word doc.) to: Both: Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Sebnem Toplu and Dr. Secil Saracli, Editors.

CFP: [General] Proposed Panel on Reading for the CEA Conference

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:01pm
Kimberly Baldus

Seeking abstracts for a proposed panel focusing on literary texts that
frame reading as a transitional/transformative experience. Abstracts of
200-500 words are due by October 30, 2007.

The proposed panel will take place at the College English Association’s
Annual Conference on March 27-29, 2008 (in St. Louis, Missouri). A full
description of the CEA conference theme can be accessed at

UPDATE: [General] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Abstract Nov 1st,"Transgression" of the Prose Poem

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:33pm
Marqueshia Wilson

The paper and abstract deadline has been extended to November 1, 2007!

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Wed Oct 17 2007 - 19:33:45 EDT

CFP: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:13pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 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

UPDATE: [General] Representations of Trauma in Literature and Film (10/26/07; CSA, 05/22/08 - 05/24/08)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:42am
Philippe Codde

Papers are sought for a proposed panel on “Representations of Trauma in
Literature and Film” at the Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting at
New York University, May 22-24, 2008.
Psychotherapists such as Dori Laub, Bessel van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart,
and Judith Herman have repeatedly underscored the visual nature of
traumatic experiences, which tend to be engraved in memory in the form of
images or icons. This would suggest that visual media provide the most
expedient canvas for representing these moments of crisis, and movies like
Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964), Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000),
or Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) confirm the validity of this

CFP: [General] Essays for the Literary Encyclopedia

Monday, October 15, 2007 - 8:47am
Alison Searle

Founded in 1998 The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative historical and
scholarly project of global ambition which intends eventually to provide a
description of all literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the
English-speaking world, and to provide informed guidance to critical
reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production.
The Literary Encyclopedia welcomes offers from qualified scholars to write
entries on people, topics and works, from all periods, from the ancient
world to the present, including foreign literatures translated into
English. The publication is collectively owned by its editors and authors

UPDATE: [General] NJCEA Conference Call for Panels and Papers

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 2:28am
Burt Kimmelman

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 panels and
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.

CFP: [General] Girls and Visual Culture

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 2:51pm
Leisha Jones

Call for Workshops, Papers, and Panels

Girls and Visual Culture

Sponsored by the Girls and Their Allies Caucus

National Women's Studies Association
29th Annual Conference
June 19 â€" 22, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

Submissions are invited for workshops, papers, and panels on current practices and
proliferations of girls in visual culture. Presentations could provide an overview of contemporary
trends, or focus on one in particular.

CFP: [General] Academic Identities in Crisis?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 6:15am
Dr Helen Day

Academic Identities in Crisis?
A University of Central Lancashire Conference
Call for Papers
4 - 6th September 2008

Fictional texts like Possession and the saga of the University of Poppleton
provide us with fascinating accounts of academic identity - and simply
surviving inside and outside universities. At this conference we aim to
explore the production and consumption of your academic identities.

CFP: [General] Politics of Play and Performance

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:06pm
Wendy Matlock

3nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
April 18 and 19, 2008
California State University, Sacramento

The third annual ASNR conference invites papers that address the politics
or politicization of play and performance, festival and frivolity. This
interdisciplinary conference provides a forum for considering
manifestations of play and performance at macro- and micro-levels of
everyday life, both historically and contemporarily. We invite abstracts
for papers in the humanities and social sciences that address the
following or related ideas:

UPDATE: [General] International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:15pm
Graham J. Murphy

The 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 updated Call for Papers]

UPDATE: [General] Mississippi Philological Association

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 7:20pm, III

CFP: Mississippi Philological Association

The Mississippi Philological Association invites submissions of poetry,
fiction, and literary or pedagogical essays for this year’s literary
conference of the Mississippi Philological Association to be held at
Mississippi College in Clinton (a few miles west of Jackson) on January
25-6th, 2008. MPA welcomes scholars not only from Mississippi’s
universities but also from the region. Literary essays should be in MLA
format and should anticipate reading times of 18-20 minutes. Submissions
are due by November 1. Abstracts are acceptable from professors, full
drafts are necessary for graduate students.

CFP: [General] Mississippi Philological Conference, Jan. 26-7th, '08

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 7:13pm, III

The Mississippi Philological Association invites submissions of poetry,
fiction, and literary or pedagogical essays for this year’s literary
conference of the Mississippi Philological Association to be held at
Mississippi College in Clinton (a few miles west of Jackson) on January
25-6th, 2008. MPA welcomes scholars not only from Mississippi’s
universities but also from the region. Literary essays should be in MLA
format and should anticipate reading times of 18-20 minutes.

The conference will feature a dinner and keynote address by Benjamin F.
Fisher IV, a noted Poe scholar, on Friday night.

CFP: [General] "Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere"

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:30am
Salah D. Hassan

Call for Papers

The 3rd Muslim Studies Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Conference Dates: April 3-5

Conference Title: “Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere”

Keynote Speakers: Mahmood Mamdani, Geneive Abdo, and Howard Winant

CFP: [General] Graduate Student Life Panel

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 1:26pm
Jordan Cofer

Call for Papers: College English Association National Conference 39TH
ANNUAL CONFERENCE | Passages St. Louis, Missouri March 27-29, 2008

College English Association invites those interested to speak in the
Graduate Student Life panel/roundtable discussion which will
focus on "navigating the interview," "writing the cover letter," and
"Job Interview War Stories." Since the conference theme this year is
passages, this panel will focus on a graduate student's "passage" into the
job market.

CFP: [General] Mystery and Detective Fiction

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 6:52pm
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.