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UPDATE: [General] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:54am
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

CFP: [General] Midwest PCA: Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kathryn Edney

The Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular
Culture Association announces a call for papers for its upcoming
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008.

Proposals will be accepted on all aspects of mystery, thriller and
crimefiction (literature, film, television, comics) and are due by April
30, 2008. 100-200 word abstracts and contact information should be sent
to Kathryn Edney via email at

More information regarding the conference can be found at

CFP: [General] Annual PAMLA Conference

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:05pm
Salah Khan

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for panels in the Humanities at the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008. In addition to a
broad range of fields explored at the conference, this year's special
topic will be "Violence and Representation."

Please see full Call For Papers at:

Please send paper title, 50-word abstract and 500-word proposal to
appropriate Chair by March 15.

CFP: [General] disClosure: a journal of social theory ⢠Issue 18: WAR

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 2:46pm
Pearl James

disClosure: a journal of social theory • Issue 18: WAR


The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore WAR
as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics
might include:


Geographies of War
Historiographies of War
War and the Economy
The Media and War
Identities and War
Memories of War
Gender and War

UPDATE: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may

CFP: [General] Churches In Legend & Tradition

Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 4:48pm
Jeremy Harte

Churches In Legend & Tradition

This two-day conference at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset, will be
held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2008 as the third
Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society. We'd like to hear from anyone
who can attend and present a paper â€" folklorists, clergy, singers, craft
workers, anthropologists, performers, pilgrims, and historians.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 5:12pm
Sam Schwartz

New Directions in Critical Theory is an
annual interdisciplinary graduate student
conference at the University of Arizona; the
2008 conference will focus on a selfconscious
examination of the ways we do
work at the university. While interdiscplinarity
questions the boundaries that mark off
everything from university departments to
methods of inquiry, the space between
disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we
shuffle prefixes and suffixes in an attempt to
announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in
creating. This endeavor must be undertaken
cautiously; remapping disciplines and
identities is never an innocent game.

CFP: [General] War Literature and the Arts: SCMLA 11/6-8/08 San Antonio "Borders"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:55pm
Elizabeth Cawns

War, Literature & the Arts, a permanent panel of the South Central Modern
Language Association, seeks papers for its November, 2008 conference in
San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme this year is "borders" of all

Considering especially Hamlet's reflections on the issue of borders and
war as he leaves Denmark, the War, Literature & the Arts panel invites
discussion of border wars of all periods. We would especially welcome
discussion of propaganda in literature from both sides of a border
conflict, as well as discussion of performance.

CFP: [General] Translation, Adaptation and Transformation

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 8:55pm
Jennifer Shepherd

Call for Papers: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

Contributions are now invited for the 2008 issue of the MHRA Working
Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be
dedicated to
'Translation, Adaptation and Transformation,' though papers on other
topics are
also welcome.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:22am
Katrina Grant


emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed
art history journals published in Australia. Affiliated with the Melbourne
Art Journal, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the
publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art
history. emaj is edited by art history postgraduates at the University of
Melbourne and is published annually by the Fine Arts Network.

UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media 2008: Authenticity?

Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:41pm
Lucy Fife

Reality, Reliability & Access in Performance and Media

Friday 11 April 2008

Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

Supported by the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments(SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

CFP: [General] CFP: Cultures of Translation: Adaptation in Film and Performance (26-28 June 2008)

Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 7:03pm
Marta Minier


Cultures of Translation:
Adaptation in Film and Performance

An interdisciplinary and international conference

University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
  26-28 June 2008

Contributions are invited to an international conference which focuses on
various aspects of adaptation into film, performance, television, radio
and other media.

CFP: [General] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/15)

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:15am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at Inquiries

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Feb 15 2008 - 02:15:28 EST

CFP: [General] Self Experimentation and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/15)

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:14am
William Craig Howes

Self-experimentation and autobiography: Papers on the phenomenon of
representing experience undertaken with the intention of writing it up
afterward (e.g., Supersize Me). Analysis of individual texts and/or
overviews of the phenomenon’s significance. Abstracts (300w) mid-March. Tom

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Feb 15 2008 - 02:14:42 EST

CFP: [General] First Person Graphic MLA 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:13am
William Craig Howes

FIRST PERSON GRAPHIC. Techniques and effects of first-person narration in
graphic narrative. 1-2 page abstract and short CV by 10 March to Carolyn
Williams (

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Feb 15 2008 - 02:13:04 EST

CFP: [General] The City

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 12:05am
Nathan Emmerich

Quest is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary forum for the publication of
postgraduate research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Quest is
now seeking submissions for the seventh edition, to be published in Autumn
2008. The theme for this edition will be:


We invite proposals for papers from all subjects in the Arts, Humanities
and Social Sciences, at both Masters and Doctoral level, which interpret
the theme as widely as possible. We particularly welcome collaborative and
interdisciplinary efforts. The following list, which is neither
prescriptive not exhaustive, may serve as inspiration:

CFP: [General] Poetry/Poetics Panel (3/15/08; PAMLA, 11/07/08-11/08/08)

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 9:14pm
Brian R. Adler

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for “Poetry/Poetics” Panel of the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008.


Please send paper title, 50-word abstract, & 500-word proposal by March 15.

Brian R. Adler
University of California, Irvine

CFP: [General] Altered States - UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Conference

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:47pm
Jessie Hock

Altered States: Metamorphosis, Epiphany, Revolution
An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the U.C. Berkeley Comparative Literature

Date: October 24 - 25, 2008
Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 7, 2008
Keynote: Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity

For more information, or to submit an abstract, please contact:

Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
                                --- Tempest, I, ii

UPDATE: [General] The Adolescent Novel (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 1:15pm
Judith Broome

Critical or theoretical approaces to the adolescent novel, broadly
conceived: coming-of-age novels; first novels as "adolescent" texts;
future of the adolescent novel; graphic novels. 1-page abstracts by 20
March. Electronic submission preferred.

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Wed Feb 13 2008 - 08:15:17 EST

UPDATE: [General] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:43pm
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook,

CFP: [General] The Impact of Darwin's Ideas in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 4:34pm
Mark R. Wheeler

Researchers and scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit papers
addressing the impact of Darwin’s ideas in the Humanities and Social
Sciences. Both disciplinary-specific and broadly interdisciplinary
approaches are encouraged.

The symposium honors Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th
anniversary of the publication of ”Origins of Species,”
and will be held at San Diego State University, 20-22 November 2009.

Papers accepted for the symposium will be included in a volume to be
published by San Diego State University Press.

CFP: [General] Otherness and the Arts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:58am
Maria Beville

Otherness and the Arts:
Global Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Otherness in
Literature, Film, and Culture.

A Joint Venture between the University of Aarhus and Mary Immaculate
College, University of Limerick. August 8-9 2008

CFP deadline: May 15th 2008
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark.

“Nobody â€" that’s my name”
â€" Homer, The Odyssey, VIIII

UPDATE: [General] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:56am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of

UPDATE: [General] SCMLA Open Topic: Modern Drama Panel San Antonio, TX 3/10/08

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:31pm
Liz Thompson

Call for Papers:

South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8
Theme "Borders"

Seeking papers for the regular session on Modern Drama. This is an open
topic session. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to by no later than March 10th, 2008.

Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.

Liz Thompson
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel

CFP: [General] Black Humor

Monday, February 11, 2008 - 6:07pm
Kathryn Buelterman

University of California at Riverside
Graduate Humanities Conference, April 11-12, 2008

The general focus of this panel is on Black Humor of
the mid-twentieth century, but submissions addressing
dark comedy from different times are also welcome.

Potential topics include:
literature, drama, or film
the absurd

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by
February 15, 2008.