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CFP: [General] Studies in the Novel–– Special Issue on the Young Adult Novel

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 7:05pm
Sara Dammann

The Young Adult Novel. For a special issue on The Young Adult Novel,
Studies in the Novel seeks articles on young adult literature from any
critical/literary perspective. The volume is to be guest edited by Elise
Wormuth (formerly Earthman) of San Francisco State University. "Young adult
literature," in this context, refers to literature that has been written
specifically for and marketed to young adults. New perspectives on
well-known YA novels are welcome, as well as papers on those novels that
have received less critical attention. Completed articles and 1-page vita
to Elise Wormuth at ( ) WITH cc to
( ) by October 15, 2008.

CFP: [General] Journal of Literacy and Technology

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 6:23pm,

The Journal of Literacy and Technology calls for submissions as the
journal publishes two or three times a year, using rolling deadlines
throughout the calendar year rather than set dates. The editors believe
that publishing articles as they come in better reflects The Journal of
Literacy and Technology's mission as an online-only peer-reviewed
academic journal.
Submit article manuscripts for consideration at any time. The Journal of
Literacy and Technology currently publishes research articles and book
reviews two or three times a year.

About JLT:

CFP: [General] Papers needed for Literary Journal

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:43pm,

This is a call for submissions that you wish to be considered for
publication in The St. John's University (Queens, NY) bi-annual literary
journal, The Humanities Review. The journal has published several notable
academics in their respective fields over the last few years such as:
Gayatri Spivak, Amy King and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are Modern Social Custom Flourishes,
Exemplary Figures, Corruption of Dialect and Post-9/11 Noir. However, we
will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with these ideas.
Whatever you have available will certainly suffice.

CFP: [General] Panel on Epistolary Novels NEMLA Conference, Boston 2009

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:00pm
Chiara Frenquellucci

The Epistolary Novel in World Literature
NEMLA Conference in Boston 2/26 - 3/1 2009

This session will explore the "correspondences" in the development of
epistolary novels in different linguistic and cultural traditions.
Epistolary fiction has been redefining the complex relationships between
fiction and verisimilitude from Roman times to today's e-pistolaries or
novels written as a series of email messages. Comparative papers are
especially welcome. Please
submit 150-word abstract to Chiara Frenquellucci, Harvard University,

Papers in English can be on a single literary tradition, such as English
and/or American or comparative in nature.

CFP: [General] Florida Collegiate Pride Conference

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:59am
Andrew Striker

The Florida Collegiate Pride Conference is a GLBT conference held once a
year for the GLBT organizations and colleges and universities across
Florida. This year the conference will also welcome organizations from
Georgia and Alabama institutions.

The conference will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in
Daytona Beach, Florida on February 20-22 of 2009. Workshops will be taught
throughout the day on the 21st.

*****Currently accepting proposals for workshops and speakers.*****

Travel and lodging expenses negotiable, however, funds are limited.

CFP: [General] Latin American Modernismo Seminar. ACLA, March 26-29, 2009, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:30am
Kelly Comfort

Call for Papers for Seminar at the American Comparative Literature
Association's "Global Languages, Global Cultures" Conference on March 26-
29, 2009 in Cambridge, MA.

* Seminar Title: Latin American Modernismo: Negotiating the Foreign and
the Local, the Aesthetic and the Social

* Seminar Organizer: Kelly Comfort, Georgia Institute of Technology

CFP: [General] Papers Needed for Literary Journal

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:13am
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are: Approaching the Deconstruction of
Modern Political Rhetoric, The Corruption of Dialect, and Post-9/11 Noir.
However, we will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with
these ideas. Please send any and all.

CFP: [General] Humanities and Sustainability Conference

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:39pm
Kimberly Jackson

Humanities and Sustainability: Ecology in the Information Age
Florida Gulf Coast University's Center for Environmental and
Sustainability Education, and Departments of Language & Literature and
Communication & Philosophy are currently accepting individual abstracts
and panel proposals for FGCU's first Humanities and Sustainability
Conference, to be held in Fort Myers, Florida on May 8th and 9th, 2009.
Our goal is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about the role
of the humanities in both "the ecological era" and "the information age."
As such, we welcome submissions that explore (1) the ways humanities
disciplines can address ecological issues, and (2) the sustainability of

CFP: [General] Aerographies': unthought elemental assumptions in recent spatialities

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 8:26am
Mark Jackson


Call for Papers:

Seeking submissions from colleagues across the geographical humanities,
social sciences and sciences interested in engaging with the themes of air
and elementality.

Annual Meeting of the Association for American Geographers, Las Vegas March
22nd-29th, 2009

'Aerographies': re-thinking unthought elemental and metaphysical
assumptions in recent human geographies

"...our concepts have been formed on the model of solids." (H. Bergson)

"Metaphysics always supposes, in some manner, a solid crust from which to
raise a construction." (L. Irigaray)

CFP: [General] Fairy Tales, Popular Culture Association

Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 4:28pm
Linda J. Holland-Toll

Fairy Tales

The newly constituted Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association
invites submissions on any topic involving Fairy Tales for the 2009
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Convention, to
be held April 8-11 2009 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans,
Louisiana .

The Fairy Tales Area covers original fairy tales, (i.e. Straparola,
Perrault and Grimm, etc.), contemporary/re-envisioned Fairy Tales
(Datlow & Windling anthologies, The Fairy Tale series, novels, etc.), and
Jack Tales as well as films based on Fairy Tales.

CFP: [General] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:02pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

CFP: [General] Reception Study Society conference 9/12-13/2009

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 7:07pm
Philip Goldstein

Reception Study Society
Sept 12-13, 2009
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Keynote Speakers
James Phelan,
Humanities Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University.
Steven Zwicker,
Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities, Washington University.
Barbara Klinger
Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University. Winner of the
Katherine Singer Kovacs Award for best essay from the Society for Cinema
and Media Studies.
Michael Bérubé
Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University.
Suggestions for panels and papers in reading or reception study in all

CFP: [General] CFP: Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 4:31pm
Alisa Smith-Riel

Midwest Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) 2009

17th Annual Conference will be held March 20-21, 2009 at Northern
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. Papers on
all areas of literary, language, and media studies, especially proposals
that interrogate identity and its representation through the prism of
literature, language, or media in all their diverse contexts are welcome.
Proposals are being solicited for fifteen minute papers from scholars at
all career stages, from beginning graduate students to established and
senior scholars.

Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.

CFP: [General] call for papers

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 8:29pm
jennifer Tebbe-Grossman

PCA/ACA AREA: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8-April 11, 2009

CFP: [General] NeMLA panel: Why Literature Matters

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 5:33pm
Anna Sims Bartel

Why Literature Matters

A panel at the
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

UPDATE: [General] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 3:51pm
Emily Brackman

Extended Deadline! The fifth annual English Graduate Organization
Conference will now be held November 8 and 9. The deadline for abstract
submission is now October 1.

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Tue Sep 09 2008 - 11:51:39 EDT

CFP: [General] The Sublime Today (NEMLA 2009)

Monday, September 8, 2008 - 1:47am
Gillian Pierce

Call for Papers

The Sublime Today

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [General] Afro-Caribbean Lit.(11/1/2008; CEA, 3/26-28/2009)

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:16am
Laura Barrio-Vilar

Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in
English studies, welcomes
 proposals for presentations on Afro-Caribbean literature for our 40th
annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Afro-
Caribbean literatures in general, including--but not limited to--the
following possible themes:

CFP: [General] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Sex/ualities In and Out of Time Conference

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 12:32pm
Jana Funke

Registration for the upcoming 'Sex/ualities In and Out of Time' Conference at the University of
Edinburgh, UK, on 28th and 29th November 2008 is now open.
Our plenary speakers are Professor Judith Halberstam and Professor Claire Colebrook.
Please visit our website at for registration details and
the complete conference programme.

Conference Focus

CFP: [General] Philosophy and Popular Culture

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Burcu Gurkan

Call for Papers: Philosophy and Popular Culture Area
2009 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Priority Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2008
Final Deadline: December 1, 2008

30th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 25-28, 2009

CFP: [General] Twentieth-Century American Literary Masculinity: Man or Myth?

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:01pm
Kathleen McDonald

This panel proposes to look at how several American texts in the 20th
century questioned “what is male/masculine?” in a century when feminism
drastically altered the answer to “what is female/feminine?” The
panelists will examine how their books/films undertook that task by
asking one central question: How does the creator construct what it means
to be masculine in an age when that is no longer a foregone
determination? What tools, roles, tasks and/or world views are depicted
in/by the male characters, either in strait-forward depiction or by
implication, that inform the reader of the author’s understanding of
being male in the modern world? Do these depictions continue unimpeded

CFP: [General] Teaching Eng at Military Colleges and Academies

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:54pm
Lea Williams

Please consider being part of a roundtable discussion I am hoping to
organize at the College English Association’s annual meeting in
Pittsburgh on March 26-28, 2009. The subject of the discussion will be
the challenges and rewards of teaching English at military colleges and
academies. It can be difficult to assert the importance of studying
literature and writing to any college student given that students have
become more focused on obtaining an education that will guarantee them a
job and financial stability. Certainly, teaching students whose primary
goal is to commission in the military can add additional challenges to
that task. Join our discussion in order to share information about your