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CFP: [General] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:11pm
Cynthia Calhoun

Jasper Fforde’s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the “footnoterphone,” Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.

CFP: [General] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:06pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [General] PCA/ACA Animation Area, San Francisco March 19-22, 2008

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 4:49pm
Jim Walker

CALL FOR PAPERS

Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
San Francisco , CA
March 19-22, 2008

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-
papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2008 National
Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture
Association, to be held at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel (San
Francisco, California) March 19-22, 2008.

Proposal which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular
culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are
not restricted to:

CFP: [General] Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 1:24am
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] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:20pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [General] Buying and Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:19pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Buying and Selling
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror for the 29th Annual International
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [General] Hypertexts, New Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:17pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Hypertexts, New
Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [General] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:16pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Sociology and
Folklore in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International Conference on
the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [General] Fan Art, Fiction, and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:15pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Art, Fiction, and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

CFP: [General] Ethics and / of Formalism; Narrative: Austin, May 1-4, 2008

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:01pm
Anna Kornbluh

Ethics and / of Formalism â€" Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Austin, May 1-4, 2008

Contemporary theory has often associated ethics with particularizing impulses in narrative and in
criticism. In the interest of ethics that strive to reach beyond the particular, we request submissions
for one or more panels that ask about narrative form as a site of ethical relation and generalization,
and about the ethical purchase of formalist approaches to narrative.

CFP: [General] International Research in Childrenâs Literature (New journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 11:47am
Pamela Knights

The International Research Society for Children's Literature

International Research in Children’s Literature

The International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) was
established in 1970 and is a leading association for scholars of
children’s literature. The study of children’s literature is increasingly
being recognised as an integral part of literary studies, and the rapid
expansion of the subject area highlights the need for a scholarly journal
that is international in scope. Following our announcement at IRSCL’s
18th Biennial Congress in Kyoto, we are now inviting submissions for the
inaugural issues of International Research in Children’s Literature.

CFP: [General] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces between Creative/Critical Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:58am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

CFP: [General] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces between Creative/Critical Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:57am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

UPDATE: [General] Annual Conference of the NJCEA

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 9:41pm
Burt Kimmelman

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
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.

UPDATE: [General] New Jersey College English Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 2:03am
Burt Kimmelman

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
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] Popular Culture / Nov 1 / CEA March 27-29 2008

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 3:56pm
Mary Thompson

Call for Papers / CEA Special Topic Panel on Popular Culture
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers for the special topic panels on Popular Culture for the
39th annual meeting of the CEA. Papers addressing the general conference
theme of “passages” (rites of passage, spiritual passage, passage as
journey, passage to America, literary passages, etc.) in popular culture
are especially welcome.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at
http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool
by November 1st, 2007.

CFP: [General] Food and Literary Imagination; Nov.1, 2007;CEA March 27-29, 2008

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 2:49pm
Walter Levy

College English Association National Conference March 27-29, 2008 St.
Louis, Missouri

We invite papers for a panel on Food and the Literary Imagination for the
39th annual meeting of the CEA. The conference theme is “Passages,” and
some suggested topics for this panel are aspects of food in regard to
travel, rites of passage, heroic quests, mythic journeys, coming-of-age,
and so forth. Discussion may include fiction, non- fiction, poetry, drama,
or film.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at
http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool by November 1, 2007.

CFP: [General] CFP-Translations

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 2:04pm
Heather Cleary

CALL FOR LITERARY TRANSLATORS

The Politics and Practice of Translation:
2008 Graduate Student Translation Conference, Columbia University
March 29â€"March 31, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Charles Simic

The newly formed Center for Literary Translation at Columbia
University is seeking graduate student translators from all over the
country to participate in the third biannual Graduate Student
Translation Conference in New York City, March 29-31, 2008. The
Center hopes to gather a varied group of emerging and established
translators for a weekend of workshops and round tables on the
current politics and practice of literary translation in the United
States.

CFP: [General] 2008 PCA/ ACA Fat Studies CFP (deadline 11/09/07)

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 2:22am
Julia McCrossin

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of
study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions
of “fatness” and “the fat body”; explores fat bodies as they live in, are
shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development
of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture.

CFP: [General] Trauma and Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA MArch 27-29, 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 7:04pm
Brooke McLaughlin Mitchell

College English Association National Conference March 27-29, 2008 St.
Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on Trauma and Literature for the 39th annual meeting of
the CEA. While human suffering has been a subject of literature from its
earliest time, modern understanding of trauma, including its
manifestations and the human response to them, offers a more thorough
understanding of these texts than has historically been available to the
critic.

CFP: [General] Call for Papers: Virtual Caribbeans

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 4:33pm
Natalia Porto

Virtual Caribbeans

A Conference on Representation, Diaspora and
Performance in and on the Caribbean

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
February 27 â€" March 1, 2008

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, in
conjunction with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, is pleased
to announce Virtual Caribbeans, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana
February 27 - March 1, 2008.

CFP: [General] Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 1:42pm
Christy Wenger

CFP: Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA,
4/10/08-4/13/08)

Call for Papers

2008 North Eastern Modern Language Association
Convention in Buffalo, New York
Date: April 10-13, 2008

Deadline for Abstract: September 15, 2007

Please e-mail a one-page abstract as a MS Word attachment to
christy.wenger_at_lehigh.edu or via regular mail to

Christy Wenger
Lehigh University
35 Sayre Dr.
English Department, 101 Drown Hall
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

CFP: [General] Global Gothic: a postgraduate symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 9:20am
Glennis Byron and Dale Townshend

Date: Saturday 1 December 2007
Place: Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Plenary Speakers: David Punter and Fred Botting

CFP: [General] Performance Studies Focus Group CFP - ATHE 08

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2007 - 3:49pm
Peter Civetta

Below please find the Performance Studies Focus Group's Call for
Papers/Proposals for ATHE 2008 in Denver. Please feel free to circulate.
Sincerely yours,
Peter Civetta
Conference Planner - PSFG
 
Call for Proposals: PSFG/ATHE 2008
 
The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association for Theatre
in Higher
Education (ATHE) invites proposals for panels, seminars, roundtable
discussions,
performances, workshops, and other innovative sessions for the annual
ATHE
Conference, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver,
Colorado, 31 July â€"3
August 2008.
 
ATHE 2008's conference theme "Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of

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