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CFP: [General] Perspectives on War: The Front (InterCulture e-journal, 11/16/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 3:43am
Katheryn Wright

Call for Papers: InterCulture (e-journal) for Fall 2007
Perspectives on War: The Front
Deadline for Submission: November 16, 2007

Current discourses concerning the “War on Terror” appear to describe a
confrontation that transcends spatial boundaries. As embedded reporting
brings war to the television screen and U.S. presidential candidates
campaign on the streets of Baghdad, communication technologies expand
what makes up “the front” of war. Unlike the fronts of WWI, the front
could now be anywhere.

CFP: [General] VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 10:12pm
Casey Rian McArdle

2008 CALL FOR PAPERS

February 8, 2008 Virginia Ball Center Ball State University

VISUALIZING THE (SUB)TEXT: A CRITICAL LOOK AT LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

The 2008 Ball State University PCM conference committee would like to
invite submissions of abstracts from all graduate programs in: composition
and rhetoric, linguistics, literature, TESOL, digital storytelling, and
creative writing.

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:24pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [General] Developing/Coordinating Internships for Lit/Writing Majors (Nov 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 1:08pm
Joseph Pestino

The College English Association (CEA)
Call for Papers on Academic Administrative Leadership at the Department
Level The 39th CEA Conference, St. Louisâ€"27-29 March 2008

We welcome submissions on the following topics as they relate to
administrative leadership on the departmental level (Chairing, Program
Directing, etc.):

1. Developing and Coordinating Internships for Literature and Writing
Majors: Issues, Tips and Guidelines.
2. “Can You Hear Me Now?”: Creating Lines of Communication between the
Administrator and the Administrated.

CFP: [General] Transgressing Natureâs Body: Violating Mother Earth (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 8:35pm
Want Chyi

Be it bodies of water or bodies of land, documentaries such as Al
Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The 11th Hour”
speak to humanity’s continued rape of the physical world. In what ways
has industrialization prompted progress while damaging the planet? What
are the consequences of violating any form of “natural boundary”? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these
questions.

CFP: [General] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:39pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [General] Transgressing the Canon: Giving Literary Credence to the Pulp (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:24pm
Want Chyi

Stephen King is one author that has been accused of transgressing the
canon. Is this a fair accusation? What other authors have been said to
commit this violation, and to what end? What are the consequences to the
literary community when standardization is applied to art and
communication? What are the implications of graphic novels and other
genres entering into academic criticism? This panel seeks critical and
creative presentations that explore these questions.

CFP: [General] Hermesâs Tongue: Validity & Challenges of Art as Messenger (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:13pm
Want Chyi

What are the challenges of using art to translate a message? How does art
function as a language? What is lost or gained when it is transmitted to
the audience? How does visual/ performance art fit into academia? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations, including visual and
performance art, which explores these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [General] Call for Manuscripts - Creative, Academic, and Translations

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 6:21pm
David Parker

The University of New Orleans and the UNO Press invites submissions of both
creative and scholarly work in the following areas:

Louisiana: Culture and Diversity
This broad category will include work by and about Louisiana artists,
musicians, and authors. It is open to creative work (fiction, poetry,
nonfiction, etc.) by authors living in or connected with Louisiana, and
also to scholarly work on Louisiana literature, music, and art, as well as
cultural and historical studies on any aspect of Louisiana.

CFP: [General] CFP

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 5:32am
nathaniel tkacz

Submission has been extended to October 12, 2007 for antiTHESIS journal
2008. Further, whilst this remains a themed edition we are open to creative
interpretation. Original details below:

CFP: [General] Technicity, Culture, Polis: Media, Practices...

updated: 
Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 10:13am
Frederick Young

NJES: The Nordic Journal of English

Special Issue: Technicity, Culture, Polis: Media, Practices…

Call for Papers: Special Issue. May 2007

Guest Editors:
Danuta Fjellestad, Uppsala University
Frederick Young, Blekinge Institute of Technology

CFP: [General] Chick Lit.

updated: 
Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 4:57am
amy lerman

Call For Papers: “Chick Lit.” Area
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposals are now being accepted for the “Chick Lit.” Area, and all those
interested are encouraged to participate. (Graduate students/future
teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the
conference.) Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations,
but topics not included here are also welcome.

CFP: [General] Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (11/25/07; 5/23/08-5/25/08)

updated: 
Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:07pm
Cheryl Edelson

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 November 30, 2007.
Please contact Cheryl Edelson cedelson_at_chaminade.edu and/or Stan Orr sorr_at_hawaii.edu with
general questions.

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

CFP: [General] 5th Annual Tolkien Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 5:14pm
Christopher Vaccaro

The 5th Annual Tolkien Conference at the University of Vermont will be
held April 2008 from Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th. This year’s
theme is Celtic and Norse influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.

The conference organizers seek 20-minute papers on any topic related to
Tolkien or his work, but topics relating to the theme of the conference
will be given priority consideration.

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

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 3:50pm
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

UPDATE: [General] 39th NeMLA Convention, 4/10-13/08; deadlines extended 10/12/07

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:59am
Elizabeth Abele

It's not to late to be part of the 39th Convention in Buffalo, April 10-
13, 2008!

With the later date for the 2008 NeMLA Convention in Buffalo, chairs were
given the option to extend their abstract deadlines from the standard
Sept. 15 to as late as Oct. 12.

There are 36 sessions still open, covering most areas:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/extended.html

Full descriptions of these sessions are available at:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/cfp07.html

Join us in Buffalo!

CFP: [General] Imagination-Self-Other (Undergrad Conf.)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 7:06pm
Amy E. Winans

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Conference on Literature and Creative Writing.
“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:
• Imagining difference
• Imagination and liberation
• Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
• Borderlands of self and other
• The failure of imagination
• Imagination and intersectionality
• Literary representations of self/other
• Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
• Identity, nation, globalization

CFP: [General] Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:21pm
Drew Hubbell

Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Literature and Creative Writing Conference.

“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:

* Imagining difference
* Imagination and liberation
* Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
* Borderlands of self and other
* The failure of imagination
* Imagination and intersectionality
* Literary representations of self/other
* Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
* Identity, nation, globalization
* Imagination and subjectivity

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15; 2/13-16)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:12am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
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!

CFP: [General] Creative Writing Pedagogy

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 3:05am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy
(please forward to interested colleagues and graduate students)

Topics of Interest: Pedagogy related to the teaching of creative writing in
academic and community settings, literary editing, advising literary
journals (online and in hard copy), and other special issues of concern for
the teaching of creative writing in all genres. Interdisciplinary and
innovative approaches to creative writing pedagogy welcome.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2008
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

CFP: [General] SW/TX PCA/ACA Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Assocs.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 2:45am
Phil Heldrich

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
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!

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