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UPDATE: [General] Popular Print Cultures

updated: 
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 2:07pm
Kirsten MacLeod

CONTINUITIES AND INNOVATIONS:
POPULAR PRINT CULTURES â€" PAST AND PRESENT, LOCAL AND GLOBAL
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
27-30 August 2008

Having received additional funding we are able to expand the conference and
extend the deadline for submission of proposals to June 30th.

CFP: [General] UNDERGROUND Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 5:10am
Anick Boyd

UNDERGROUND
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference November 6-7, 2008
Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Call for Papers

I am convinced that fellows like me who live in dark cellars must be kept
under restraint. They may be able to live in their dark cellars for forty
years and never open their mouths, but the moment they get into the light
of day and break out they may talk and talk and talk…
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

UPDATE: [General] CFP â EXTENDED DEADLINE â NEW RADICAL SUBJECTIVITIES: RETHINKING AGENCY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

updated: 
Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 7:29pm
Caroline Edwards

CFP â€" EXTENDED DEADLINE â€" NEW RADICAL SUBJECTIVITIES: RETHINKING AGENCY
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Extended Deadline â€" Friday 13th June
The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008
Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
This one day conference for postgraduate students and early career
researchers explores recent articulations of subjectivity and political
agency in critical theory and cultural studies. The continued ascent of
neo-liberalism and economic globalisation, along with postmodern and
poststructuralist theorising around subjectivity, potentially sets a
dangerously de-politicised subject against the expanding forces and

CFP: [General] Call for Papers in Applied Linguistics

updated: 
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:16pm
Kashama Mulamba

The M/MLA Applied Linguistics session is still accepting abstracts for
the upcoming 50th Annual M/MLA Convention, November 13-16, 2008 in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts
(200-250 words) exploring primarily, but not exclusively, the issue of
acculturation and integration as it applies to the teaching and/or
learning of a foreign/second language. Topics in Language Aqcuisition
and/or Applied Linguistics in general are also welcome.

Please send your abstract (as an e-mail message or attachment) to
kmulamba_at_olivet.edu.

CFP: [General] Underground

updated: 
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 6:28pm
Anick Boyd

UNDERGROUND
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference November 6-7, 2008
Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Call for Papers

I am convinced that fellows like me who live in dark cellars must be kept
under restraint. They may be able to live in their dark cellars for forty
years and never open their mouths, but the moment they get into the light
of day and break out they may talk and talk and talk…
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

UPDATE: [General] Contributors needed for General Lit Reference Book

updated: 
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 3:37pm
Jennifer McClinton-Temple

Due dates have been extended on this project. Please see website for
details.

Facts on File, Inc is putting together an ambitious, three volume
reference work entitled General Themes in Literature. Contributors are
sought for a variety of themes and works of literature. All information
may be found at

http://staff.kings.edu/jamcclin/general.htm

For information, you may contact Jennifer McClinton-Temple at
jamcclin_at_kings.edu.

CFP: [General] Carmen Martín Gaite

updated: 
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 2:58pm
Elizabeth Martínez Huergo

Call for Papers:
The Power of Marginal Spaces in the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite

Deadline:
September 15, 2008

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

CFP: [General] Call for Contributions

updated: 
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:31am
Philippe Cauvet

ETUDES IRLANDAISES
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2009 issue

 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 SEPT . 2008

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the
Spring 2009 volume of the journal.

CFP: [General] CFP:The City as a Space of Exile (09/20/08;NeMLA, Boston, 02/26/09-03/01/09

updated: 
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 3:56am
Agnieszka Gutthy

The City as a Space of Exile Panel- NeMLA 2009 (09/20/08;NeMLA, 02/26/09-03/01/09)

The session will examine texts that present the city as a space of exile, be it Paris as viewed by
Polish World War II exiles or by Latin American writers seeking refuge from the horrors of
dictatorships or New York as seen by immigrants. The text can be fiction, poetry, song, essay or
letters and personal accounts of the encounters with a city â€" a place of exile. The text, however, has
to reveal a city whose design is not limited to a mere geographical reference and whose function is
not confined to a static setting.

CFP: [General] Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, May 26, 2008 - 5:53pm
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes

Pascal’s Pensées and Literature

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

Pascal’s Pensées and Literature. Is Pascal’s Pensées a literary text? The
goal of this panel is to think about the essence of literature and the
interpretations and appropriations of Pensées. Comparative works between
Pascal and other writers are also welcome (in French, English, or Spanish).
Send abstracts (200-300 words) by email to Dr. María Cristina Campos
Fuentes, DeSales University: camposcristina_at_hotmail.com.

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:38am
roberto nicosia

Dear colleagues,

I am organizing a panel for the 2009 Northeast Modern Language Association
(NEMLA.org) conference on: The Short Story (Novella) from Boccaccio to the
Present.
The conference will take place in Boston, Feb. 26-March 1, 2009. The
deadline for submitting an abstract is Sept. 15, 2008.
Any questions, comments, etc. are welcome and may be addressed directly to
me at roberto.nicosia_at_gmail.com.

Please circulate this call for papers.

Best,
Roberto Nicosia
Rutgers University - Department of Italian,
84 College Ave
08901 - New Brunswick (NJ)

CFP: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA Bibliography and Textual Studies Panel

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:33pm
Erin Mann

Bibliography and Textual Studies: "People of the Books: Christianity and
Islam in Book Studies." Participants will consider elements of two
religions and cultures especially concerned not only with the contents
but the paratextual elements of their respective books. This panel is
particularly interested in the intersection of Christianity and Islam in
textual studies, although abstracts on any aspect of either religion as
it relates to bibliography will be considered. Please send 250-word
abstracts to Erin Mann, erin-mann_at_uiowa.edu, by June 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] (Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways (EAPSU, 10/17-10/18/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 - 12:50pm
Curt Herr

EAPSU 2008
Call for Papers

(Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

The 2008 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held
at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania October 17-18, 2008.

We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students for presentations, roundtable
discussions, and workshops that address attempts to decrease fragmentation, create
connections, and bridge together unique and creative themes in academic work and life in higher
education.

CFP: [General] Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:08pm
Laurel Harris

Call for Papers
“Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the
Interwar Period”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language
Association (NeMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
Continuing to engage Rita Felski’s question, asked
over a decade ago in The Gender of Modernity, of what
happens when gender is the central lens through which
we view modernity, this panel will ask how the
aesthetics of women producersâ€"including novelists,
short story writers, filmmakers, journalists, and
poetsâ€"in the 1920s and 1930s might be conceived as
left-wing, right-wing, or an entirely different kind
of political activism or social vision. How might

UPDATE: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:15am
Christopher Kreuzer

2008 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [General] Tolkien Society Seminar (28th June 2008)

updated: 
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:10am
Christopher Kreuzer

2004 TOLKIEN SOCIETY SEMINAR
Freedom, Fate and Choice in Middle-earth

Saturday 28th June 2008

The theme for this year's seminar is "Freedom, Fate and Choice in the
Middle-earth writings of J. R. R. Tolkien". Papers are sought on a wide
range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as free will
and doom. The Middle-earth material ranges from The Silmarillion and The
Children of Hurin through the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth
and Tolkien's Letters to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

If you want to offer a paper, please contact Christopher Kreuzer as soon as
possible at seminar AT tolkiensociety DOT org.

CFP: [General] Ecology & Ideology

updated: 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 2:58am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which "peace"
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of "7 Deadly Sins for the modern age" includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

UPDATE: [General] The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later [collection] (7/15/2008)

updated: 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 12:45am
John R. Woznicki

Deadline Extended (note new email address):
Essays are sought for a collection of critical essays on Donald Allen’s 1960 seminal anthology,
“The New American Poetry,” an anthology that Marjorie Perloff called in a 1995 essay, “[…] the
fountainhead of radical American poetics.” Such an edition should be very well received and will
add greatly to poetry scholarship today due to the monumental influence the original collection
has had. Allen’s anthology was the first to widely distribute the poetry and theoretical positions
of poets such as Charles Olson and Allen Ginsberg and the Beats, and it was the first to
categorize these poets by the schools (Black Mountain, New York, San Francisco, etc.) by which

CFP: [General] Academic Autobiography in the 20th Century

updated: 
Friday, May 16, 2008 - 7:14pm
Rocio G. Davis

Proposals are sought for an Interdisciplinary Conference entitled “Academic
Autobiography, Intellectual History, and Cultural Memory in the 20th
Century” to be held at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) on the
26-28 of March, 2009. This conference aims to engage the current paradigms
of the debate on autobiographical writing by academics (historians,
literary critics, anthropologists, and sociologists, among others) and
analyze these in the interdisciplinary context of the consciousness of the
ways intellectual history and cultural memory may be developed,
articulated, and promoted in the twentieth century. Autobiographies by

CFP: [General] (Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

updated: 
Friday, May 16, 2008 - 12:27pm
Curt Herr

EAPSU 2008
Call for Papers

(Re)Connections: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Byways

The 2008 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held
at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania October 17-18, 2008.

We invite proposals from faculty and graduate students for presentations, roundtable
discussions, and workshops that address attempts to decrease fragmentation, create
connections, and bridge together unique and creative themes in academic work and life in higher
education.

UPDATE: [General] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 11:26am
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

This one day conference for postgraduate students and early career
researchers explores recent articulations of subjectivity and political
agency in critical theory and cultural studies. The continued ascent of
neo-liberalism and economic globalisation, along with postmodern and
poststructuralist theorising around subjectivity, potentially sets a
dangerously de-politicised subject against the expanding forces and
inequalities of contemporary capitalism.

CFP: [General] TransCanada 3

updated: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 4:33pm
Robert Zacharias

TransCanada 3: Literature, Institutions, Citizenship
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada
July 16-19, 2009

TransCanada Three will be organized around a set of related keywords to broaden and
strengthen the discursive flows produced in the previous TransCanada conferences. It will pay
explicit attention to literature, arts, and the media, but also to the educational, political, cultural,
and physical ecologies that have helped, or may in the future help, Canada to renew itself and to
embrace its emergent as well as its traditional selves. We would like to invite proposals that
address the following keywords:

CFP: [General] Welsh Women's Writing in English: Voice, Space, Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 8:42am
Laura Wainwright

Welsh Women’s Writing in English: Voice, Space, Identity

A postgraduate day-seminar supported by The Feminist and Women’s Studies
Association (FWSA) and hosted by the School of English, Communication and
Philosophy at Cardiff University, 7 July 2008

Keynote speakers:
Professor Jane Aaron and Dr. Katie Gramich

Including a roundtable discussion attended by: Professor Jane Aaron
(University of Glamorgan); Dr. Katie Gramich (Cardiff University); Dr.
Becky Munford (Cardiff University); Dr. Vike Plock (Cardiff University)

CFP: [General] Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative and Culture From Below in Canadian and Quebecois Lit.

updated: 
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 6:06pm
Domenic Beneventi

Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative an Culture From Below

in Canadian and Québécois Literatures

The state legitimates its ideologies though specific material strategies and practices in the aim
of defining social discourse and those who may participate in its production. If the
normalization and codification of public spaces produces the “proper” citizen who participates
in the consumption of the marketplace, it also produces the obverse - the homeless, the
criminal, the unemployed, the welfare recipient, the declassed migrant, the prisoner, the
dispossessed aboriginal, the racial and linguistic other.

CFP: [General] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: HAUNTING

updated: 
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:53am
Jana Funke

FORUM: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 7: HAUNTING

The idea of haunting points to a residue or surplus of meaning that cannot be affirmed in the
present and nevertheless makes itself known in unexpected and disruptive ways. The haunting
traces of the forgotten, the disavowed and the effaced fundamentally undermine and trouble
what we have come to know and rely on as, or in, the present. In this sense, haunting opens up
the complex possibility of spectral knowledge and emerges as a powerful tool of
conceptualisation and representation.

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