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CFP: [General] Short Moving Images

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
Nicole Richter

IN SHORT JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam
Grogg.

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Commercials
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [General] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:28pm
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

12th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate conference
8â€"10 August 2008
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Keynotes: Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University; and Professor
Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
Deadline: 16 July 2008
Website: www.emsah.uq.edu.au/wip2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco
Email: wipconf_at_uq.edu.au

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

UPDATE: [General] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
(no email)

We have extended our deadline to April 30th, 2008!

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota.

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

CFP: [General] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

updated: 
Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:34pm
Derrick R. Spires

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
 
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [General] Virtual Environments and Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 3:21pm
Pam Wicks

Midwest Popular Culture Call for Papers, 2008
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
October 3-5, 2008
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Virtual Environments area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association
invites you to submit papers on cultural, theoretical, social, or any other
area related to these environments. This year’s conference will be held at
the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, Ohio
on the weekend of October 3 -5, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Altered States UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:40pm
Jessie Hock

ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 28, 2008

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

Date: October 24 - 25, 2008
Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 7, 2008
KEYNOTE: AMY HOLLYWOOD, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies,
Harvard Divinity
School

For more information, or to submit an abstract, please contact:
alteredstate08_at_gmail.com

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

UPDATE: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 8:52pm
Stephanie Ebersohl

We would like to invite you to submit the conference proposal for the
International Conference on Symbolism, Symbolism: Its Origins and Its
Consequences which will take place at the University of Illinois Conference
Center, Allerton Park, between April 22-25. The keynote speaker for the
conference is Madame Genevieve Lacambre, a curator of Musee d'Orsay in
Paris. The purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art, literature, music
and philosophy, its consequences in art and literature, and to understand
how ideas moved from one European country to another.

CFP: [General] English: The Journal of the English Association

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 9:41am
Sarah Leach

English is an international, peer-reviewed journal of literary criticism
published on behalf of the English Association by Oxford Journals. Each
issue contains essays on major works of English literature or on topics of
general literary interest as well as a substantial review section, in which
reviewers have space to situate a book within the context of recent
developments in its field, and present a detailed argument, rather than
just a brief evaluative commentary.

CFP: [General] Peace and Pedagogy Panel, Midwest MLA

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:35pm
Lisette Gibson Diaz

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of narratives revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:09am
Alison Graham-Bertolini

****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****

Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.

Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

CFP: [General] Image and Word Conference (2/1/09; 6/09)

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:14pm
Maurice Geracht

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Abstracts are solicited for An International Word & Image Conference:

Artists' Words & Writers' Images
Les mots de l'artiste, les images de l'écrivain

to be held at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., June 2009.
The focus of the conference will be on practitioners of the verbal and
plastic arts and the significance of their sister practices in their works.

CFP: [General] Melancholia as a Central European Discourse

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 5:19pm
Christina Wald

Melancholia as a Central European Discourse in English Literary and
Cultural History

An International Conference at the University of Augsburg, 25-28th June 2009
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Christina Wald

Why are all outstanding philosophers, politicians, writers, and artists
melancholic?

UPDATE: [General] Women's Studies Quarterly - Special Issue: Technologies

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:12am
Stacie McCormick

Current Call: Technologies
Guest Editors: Karen Throsby and Sarah Hodges

*Deadline for Abstracts: April 15*

As forms of knowledge, as practices, and as artefacts, technologies
have reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write,
create, and perceive the self, the body and the community. This
special issue of WSQ invites feminist work that considers the concept
of technology, conceived broadly, and explores the multiple
technologiesâ€"whether high-tech or low-tech, futuristic, contemporary,
or historicalâ€"that are influencing us.

CFP: [General] Symposium on Symbolism

updated: 
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 5:59pm
Stephanie Ebersohl

We would like to invite you to submit the conference proposal for the
International Conference on Symbolism, Symbolism: Its Origins and Its
Consequences which will take place at the University of Illinois Conference
Center, Allerton Park, between April 15-18. The keynote speaker for the
conference is Madame Genevieve Lacambre, a curator of Musee d'Orsay in
Paris. The purpose of the conference is to explore the origins of
Symbolism, a variety of Symbolist manifestations in art, literature, music
and philosophy, its consequences in art and literature, and to understand
how ideas moved from one European country to another.

CFP: [General] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

updated: 
Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:52pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

UPDATE: [General] Literary Criticism Essays

updated: 
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 6:03pm
Editor

Call for Papers
Literary Essays

New publishing program seeks to commission a variety of literary essays
related to frequently taught authors and literary works. All essays will
be published as chapters in anthologies on these authors and works and
will be featured in a prominent reference database. Essays are to be
approximately 5000 words in length and should be researched and
documented according to MLA style. Compensation includes an honorarium
along with publication credit. PhD or current enrollment in PhD program
required.

For details concerning deadlines, topics, and general guidelines, please
contact the program editor at:

editorial_at_yardleybooks.com

CFP: [General] Pakistani Literature: Special Issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 8:51pm
Ghazala Hashmi

CALL FOR ESSAYS. For a Special Issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and
Postcolonial Studies on Modern and Contemporary Pakistani Literature, the
guest editors seek essays of between 6,000 and 8,500 words in length.
Deadline for complete essays is October 1, 2008. Suggested topics for the
essays include but are not limited to the following: movements and
trends in Pakistani poetry, fiction, and nonfiction; politics and
literature; Pakistani literature in English; Diasporas and the immigrant
experience; essays, memoirs, and travel writing; culture and cultural
productions. The Journal is devoted to and welcomes scholarly submissions
on all aspects of colonial narratives and postcolonial texts and theory:

CFP: [General] Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA, 11/7/08-11/8/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:13pm
Wenji Zhou

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2008 (4/15/08; PAMLA,
11/7/08-11/8/08)
Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian
American Literature panel at the 2008 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and
Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am
especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian
American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian
diaspora and even postcolonial study of Asian and Asian American
experience. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

CFP: [General] Northeast Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 8:35pm
Chris Waters

THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES

2008 ANNUAL MEETING, BOSTON

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual
meeting this year in Boston on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
2008. The conference will be hosted by Boston College and take place on
its Chestnut Hill campus.

CFP: [General] Spaces of Utopia

updated: 
Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 11:14pm
Maria Aline Ferreira

Spaces of Utopia: Call for Papers
Special Issue on “Women Scientists in Utopia”

Science has always played a fundamental role in utopian/dystopian texts. The majority of
scientists, however, even in those texts, were men. The questions this special issue of Spaces of
Utopia wishes to raise are the following:
- Why are there so few women scientists in the utopian genre?
- Is that still the case?
- When did that situation change and why?

CFP: [General] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English (Grad)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:34pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

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

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:56am
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)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 4/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

(Proposals due April 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

* North America
1. Aztlan/Chicano
2. Mexico
3. Native (North) America

* The Caribbean
4. Puerto Rico
5. Haiti
6. Cuba
7. Dominican Republic

* Europe
8. The U.K.
9. France
10. Germany
11. Italy

CFP: [General] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:44am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [General] Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular Discourses

updated: 
Monday, March 10, 2008 - 2:35pm
Andrew Urban

2008 SAMLA Convention Graduate Students' Forum in English

Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular
Discourses

The Graduate Students' Forum in English welcomes paper proposals that
address the theme of fraud and the role of the flim-flam man in current
discourses. Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to
literature. The concept of “fraud” can be interpreted liberally and may
include such topics as:

CFP: [General] Extended Deadline for the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference: SURF CULTURE

updated: 
Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 6:05am
Jason Spangler

We are interested in receiving paper proposals that engage with any aspect
of Surfing Culture...

music
film
literature
the politics of the line up
feminist perspectives
indigenous rites and waveriding
people who go right on lefts (just stop it!)
(re)inventing the Real
global capitalism/marketing the stoke
the closing of Clark Foam
localism as microcosm
surf technologies ("I have one word for you Benjamin...plastics")
surf tourism: the new colonial impulse?
the "Waterman" and modes/codes of beach behavior
shaping machines and the impact on labor

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