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CFP: [General] Scholarly papers competition

updated: 
Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:08am
Jeff Dailey

SCHOLARLY PAPERS COMPETITION 2008

Studying the interaction of words and music is central to understanding the
relationship between art, the self, and society. Scholarly investigation
of the
myriad possible interrelations remains an indispensable tool in this
pursuit.

We are pleased to announce our second biennial Scholarly Papers
Competition,
2008, for outstanding papers on a theme related to the nterrelationship
between
words and music.

Eligibility

CFP: [General] Literature and Pathology

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 8:59pm
Jessica Howell

Call for Papers

“Literature and Pathology”
University of California, Davis
February 29thâ€"March 2nd, 2008
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/

Keynote Speaker: Professor Athena Vrettos, author of Somatic Fictions:
Imagining Illness in Victorian Culture (1995) and “Displaced Memories in
Victorian Fiction and Psychology” (2007).

UPDATE: [General] "Human Rights in/as Performance"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 7:31pm
kerry bystrom

CFP: “Human Rights in/as Performance” (11/15/2007; ACLA 4/24/2008-4/27/2008)

Human Rights in/as Performance”
American Association of Comparative Literature Annual Meeting 2008
Long Beach, CA
April 24-28, 2008

UPDATE: [General] Graven Images Conference - Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:00am
A. David Lewis

Call for papers --

GRAVEN IMAGES:
RELIGION IN COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
April 11-13, 2008

Presented by the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts and the New
England-Maritimes American Academy of Religion Boston University Department
of Religion

***Keynote Speaker: James Sturm (The Golem’s Mighty Swing, and James
Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems)***

UPDATE: [General] Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2007 - 10:03am
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] ACLA 2008: With or against the flow: Conversation and Movement

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2007 - 3:32am
Barbara van Feggelen

Join one of the panels at the ACLA conference 2008!!

With or Against the Flow: Conversation and Movement

This panel examines the way in which the social spaces of conversation
that have characterized our social, cultural and political history and
their representations have always depended on the phenomenon of movement.
For not only do the salon, the cafe, and other such social groups allow
for a great number of arrivals and departures from people with different
nationalities, they are also the archetypal space for a collectivity of
language based on the traveling of words and ideas.

UPDATE: [General] AEGIS conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:01am
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

UPDATE: [General] Update on Virtual Caribbeans

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 11:01pm
Natalia Porto

Last days to submit proposals for Virtual Caribbeans in New Orleans!

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 28 - March 1, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:02pm
Matt Hurwitz

The University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization is proud to
announce the speakers for our upcoming 2008 Graduate
Conference “Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in
Literature, Composition, and the Profession” to be held March 7-8. This
year’s speakers will be Patricia Bizzell, Meredith Hall, and Sharon
O’Dair. We are thrilled that they have all agreed to speak on various
aspects of the conference theme. See below for more detailed information
about each speaker.

We are also announcing a change to our proposal deadline; the new
deadline is Monday, December 10th by noon.

UPDATE: [General] Annual Conference & Essay Contest of the NJCEA

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:34pm
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] Sociology and Folklore in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:00pm
Barbara

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 Orlando Marriott Airport 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:

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

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:58pm
Barbara

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 Orlando Marriott Airport Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit
www.iafa.org.

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

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

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:57pm
Barbara

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 Orlando Marriott Airport 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:

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

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:56pm
Barbara

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 Orlando Marriott Airport 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:

UPDATE: [General] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08) - UPDATE

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:55pm
Barbara

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 Orlando Marriott Airport 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:

UPDATE: [General] Extended Deadline

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Jan Hein Hoogstad

DOWNBEAT: PLURALIZING RHYTHM

Editor: Jan Hein Hoogstad
Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and 'Race'
Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam / New York)
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2007

This volume wishes to draw attention to rhythm as an alternative for the use of textual
metaphors in analyzing cultural objects.

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

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 7:54pm
Philip Heldrich

UPDATED and NEW INFORMATION ON WEBSITE.

11/15/07 Deadline.

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] A Vonnegut Retrospective (12/15/07; ALA '08; 5/22-5/25/08

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:32pm
Susan Farrell

Now accepting proposals for a panel at:
The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

A VONNEGUT RETROSPECTIVE

Since Kurt Vonnegut’s death in April of 2007, the popular media has made numerous tributes
and launched a few attacks, most notably Fox News’ vituperative April 16, 2007 obituary. It
seems time for a more scholarly retrospective on Vonnegut’s life and work. This panel will
explore Vonnegut’s influence on contemporary literature as well as new directions for Vonnegut
criticism in the 21st Century. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

CFP: [General] cfp-comics, graphic novels, and popular culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:31am
rob weiner

CFP: Call for Papers SW/TX PCA/ACA Comics, Graphic Novels, and Popular Culture
 
Deadline for submission: November 15, 2007
Online: http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html
 
 
 
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 on Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga, and
Popular Culture Any Aspect of Comics, and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture
will be considered.
 
Some topics could include
 
The Rise of the Graphic Novel
What is a Graphic Novel?

CFP: [General] John Jay's College of Criminal Justice's Literature and Law Conference (4/11/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 9:51pm
Andrew Majeske

CFP: Literature and Law: A Celebration
April 11, 2008 (Friday)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) (59th Street and 10th Avenueâ€"
near Lincoln Center in Manhattan)

Conference Organizer and Contact Person: Andrew Majeske,
ajmajeske_at_gmail.com

This conference aims to bring scholars of literature and law into an
interdisciplinary setting to share the fruits of their research and
scholarship. The conference celebrates the restoration of John Jay’s
English major with its unique literature and law emphasis.

CFP: [General] Topographies of Arrival in Pilgrimage as Ritual, Theatre, and Literature.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 11:04am
Gert Hofmann

Each arrival presupposes a departure. Who ever sets out on a journey
seeks to re-enact the sacredness, the enthusing power, of the places of
his/her arrival, be it profane or religious. In order to capture such an
experience, in order to live through the moment of arrival as a
meaningful caesura, as a moment of exception, a moment of relief from the
time-bound conditions of regular life, preparation is necessary.

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