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CFP: [General] Dragon*Con Academic Mini-Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 4:51pm
Matthew J. Brown

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

DRAGON*CON ACADEMIC MINI-CONFERENCE

Atlanta, Georgia
August 29-September 1, 2008

The Institute for Comic Studies and the Comics and Pop Art division of
Dragon*Con are working together to develop an academic conference for
the studies of comics and pop art to take place at Dragon*Con, the
largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science
fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film
in the US.

CFP: [General] Late Imperial Chinese Womenâs Writings(MCAA 10/10-12 2008)

updated: 
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 2:15am
Li Guo

CFP: MACC 2008
Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Writings
St. Olaf College, Minnesota: October 10-12, 2008
This panel invites papers covering Chinese Women’s writings in the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

1. Women’s transgression such as transvestism in literary works
2. “Talented women” or “cainü” culture
3. women’s writings and literati
4. individual writers or works
5. women’s anthology studies
6. women’s poetry clubs and occasional writings

Please send an abstract of 250 words or less to li-guo_at_uiowa.edu by July
27th, 2008.

CFP: [General] Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c. 1800-1860) [Publication & Conference]

updated: 
Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 7:26pm
D. Rabinowitz

Call for Papers: Interpreting the Poetry of American Transcendentalism (c.
1800-1860).

*****

---> Date of Publication: March 2009

---> Deadline for Submissions: 31 July 2008

*****

We welcome essays of interest to those concerned with the study of
the poetry of American Transcendentalism and their representatives. Due to
successful fundraising during the past weeks, we are happy to
announce that the two volumes which are to be published in March 2009 will
contain up to 46 scholarly articles on the poetry of the American
Transcendentalism.

CFP: [General] Wizard World University-Texas

updated: 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 3:29pm
Peter Coogan

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: TEXAS

Arlington Convention Center, Texas November 7-9, 2008

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations,
book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional-focus discussion panels,
workshops and other panels for Wizard World Universityâ€"Texas, the academic
track of Wizard World Texas.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are
especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting
professionals for participation in WWU-TX panels.

UPDATE: [General] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 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:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

CFP: [General] Technology and Humanity

updated: 
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 4:39pm
Philippa Smith

Technology and Humanity

The following is a call for articles for a forthcoming themed issue of
eSharp, an established peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality
research by postgraduate students. eSharp is pleased to support new and
early-career authors, and has actively encouraged emerging academic talent
since 2002.

CFP: [General] CFP

updated: 
Friday, July 11, 2008 - 5:58pm
Lara Smith

This is a call for papers for the regular session, Holocaust in
Literature and Film, at the SAMLA Convention scheduled for November 7-9,
2008, in Louisville, Kentucky.

HOLOCAUST IN LITERATURE AND FILM
This is an open session. Please submit a brief abstract on any topic
related to studies in the area of the Holocaust, particularly in
literature and film. The proposals should be sent by July 30, 2008, to
Lara Smith, Georgia State University, at ljsmith_at_gsu.edu.

CFP: [General] World-wide Reception of Canadian Writers -ACSUS '09

updated: 
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 8:38pm
Charlotte Templin

20th Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the US

Westin Gaslamp, San Diego, CA
November 18-22, 2009

I invite papers that explore the reception of Canadian writers around the
world for a panel at the ACSUS conference. Canadian writers are getting
world-wide recognition, but their works are read differently in the various
countries as diverse cultural settings provide the context for literary
interpretation and literary reception.

Email abstracts of 300 words to Charlotte Templin (templin_at_uindy.edu) by
September 15, 2008

Include your name, affiliation, postal address and phone number.

The complete call for papers for ACSUS is at acsus.org

UPDATE: [Collections] Amitav Ghosh's 'The Shadow Lines'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 3:35pm
Sandip Ain

Deadline Extended

Book’s Way, a leading academic publishing house in Eastern India is
bringing out a series of collections of essays on representative texts of
contemporary writers. The titles will address different issues
related to theme, plot, character sketches, comparative studies and
theoretical analysis of particular texts. Contributions are hereby invited
on Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines for incorporation in a volume to be
brought out within 2008. The contributors will be sent complimentary
copies of the volume they publish in. The essays should be within 4500-
7000 words, and engage contemporary theoretical issues.

CFP: [General] Literatures of Montreal

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 1:13am
Kelly MacPhail

Literatures of Montreal
40th Anniversary Convention,
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26â€"March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regencyâ€"Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [General] TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

updated: 
Monday, July 7, 2008 - 12:46am
Lorna Fitzsimmons

TOLSTOY FILM ADAPTATIONS: CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
 
As the centenary of Tolstoy's death approaches (2010), proposals for
chapters in an international collection of essays on the cinematic
adaptation of Tolstoy's texts are being considered. All nationalities,
periods, and issues, including interdisciplinary connections with other
arts/media, cultural politics, economics, reception, translation. In
addition to the widely known films,proposals on neglected silents and
films not yet translated into English are encouraged. English language
collection. Send a statement of interest and brief bio to Dr. Lorna
Fitzsimmons: lfitzsimmons_at_csudh.edu 500-word proposals due by Oct. 25,

UPDATE: [General] CFP "Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences" (U Marburg): Second Circular

updated: 
Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 3:46pm
Wolfram R. Keller

Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences

February 27 â€" March 1, 2009
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Conference venue: Historischer Rathaussaal
(<http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~callies/BPCS/BPCSindex.html>)

Keynote Speakers
Gerard Steen (Amsterdam), Peter Stockwell (Nottingham)
Beatrix Busse (Münster), Beate Hampe (Jena), Susanne Niemeier (Koblenz)

CFP: [General] Women's Studies Quarterly Mother Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:04pm
Stacie McCormick

Call for Papers: MOTHER
Guest Editors: Nicole Cooley and Pamela Stone

We have entered a motherhood moment--from celebrity mom baby-bump
sightings to recent televised debates between “stay at home moms”
and “working moms,” from “welfare mothers” to “Alpha moms,” images of
motherhood are circulating in our culture as never before.

CFP: [General] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:29pm
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory, philosophy of literature, anthropology etc.
answering to the publication's subject matter.

CFP: [General] Books on Tape

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 6:36pm
George Hovis

Books on Tape
As a Part of this year's emphasis on drama at SAMLA, this roundtable
session will explore oral dramatizations of literary textsâ€"better known as
audio books or books on tape. Among the issues participants might address
are pedagogical uses of audio books, comparative treatments of written and
oral texts, children's audio books and the acquisition of literacy, audio
books and reading disabilities, or other relevant topics. Presenters will
deliver a brief opening statement (4-6 minutes) and will then particpate in
a lively roundtable discussion. Please submit brief abstract and cv to
George Hovis (hovisgr_at_oneonta.edu) by July 10, 2008.

UPDATE: [General] DATE CORRECTION Artists' Writings 1750-present

updated: 
Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:01am
Linda Goddard

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORRECT DATES FOR THIS CONFERENCE ARE FRI 5TH AND SAT 6TH JUNE
2009 (not 6 & 7 June as previously advertised)

Artists’ Writings 1750-present

Courtauld Institute of Art, Friday & Saturday 5-6 June 2009

CFP: [International] Echoes of the Past:Women, History and Memory in Fiction and Film

updated: 
Friday, June 27, 2008 - 8:34am
Emma Short

Echoes of the Past:Women, History and Memory in Fiction and Film

Newcastle University, June 26-28 2009

Keynote Speakers:
Kate Mosse (best-selling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre)
Deborah Cartmell (De Montfort University)
Veronica Gregg (City University of New York)
Diana Wallace (University of Glamorgan)

'For most of history, Anonymous was a woman' ~ Virginia Woolf

UPDATE: [General] Book Collection on Transformations of Texts

updated: 
Friday, June 27, 2008 - 2:19am
Christy Williams

“Transformations: Classical Texts and Popular Culture”

Call for Unpublished Papers for a Collection with Promised Book
Publication: We are seeking essays to fill gaps in this multi-contributor
work that explores transformations of texts that move beyond adaptation. We
are particularly looking for studies of works that complicate their source
materials as they transform them in various ways:

CFP: [General] Book Reviewers

updated: 
Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 12:38am
Jeri Pollock

The book review editors at /Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of
Ecopedagogy/ 
(http://greentheoryandpraxis.ecopedagogy.org/index.php/journal), a
peer-reviewed, open-source academic journal, are looking for reviewers in
various areas of Green Studies. /GTP/ takes as its mandate critical
analysis of the root causes of various ecological crises and the linking of
theory to concrete prospects for social change through pedagogy, conceived
broadly. We are committed to publishing papers and reviews on more radical
ecological matters that will seldom if ever be found in many of the

UPDATE: [General] GEMCS: Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures (6/20/08; 11/20-23/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 7:37pm
Deborah Montuori

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies 2008
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia

* * * The deadline for submissions of proposals for panels, workshops,
and individual papers has been extended to July 11, 2008. * * *

Pre-constituted panels or workshops should be comprised of no fewer than
four and no more than five participants, and in order to allow the
greatest possible amount of discussion, we ask that presenters in these
panels limit their comments to ten minutes each.

CFP: [General] Journal issue: genre and form

updated: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 5:12pm
Madeleine Monson-Rosen

Packingtown Review, an interdisciplinary literary journal, seeks essays on
the topic of genre and form. PR emphasizes experimental literature,
translation, and literature that crosses boundaries between genres and
forms. We are therefore soliciting submissions of scholarly and critical
essays that explore similar ground. What does it mean when poetry and prose
are indistinguishable? What is lostâ€" or foundâ€"in translation? When
literary form is entirely fluid, what is the relationship between art and
criticism? Between the creative and the scholarly?
While we are particularly seeking essays that explore the relationships
between genre and form in situations where both are indeterminate or

CFP: [General] Journal issue: genre and form

updated: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 5:06pm
Madeleine Monson-Rosen

Packingtown Review, an interdisciplinary literary journal, seeks essays on
the topic of genre and form. PR emphasizes experimental literature,
translation, and literature that crosses boundaries between genres and
forms. We are therefore soliciting submissions of scholarly and critical
essays that explore similar ground. What does it mean when poetry and prose
are indistinguishable? What is lostâ€" or foundâ€"in translation? When
literary form is entirely fluid, what is the relationship between art and
criticism? Between the creative and the scholarly?
While we are particularly seeking essays that explore the relationships
between genre and form in situations where both are indeterminate or

CFP: [General] Arabic Literature Now

updated: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 8:24pm
Wail S. Hassan

Arabic Literature Now: Between Area Studies and the New Comparatism
A Special issue of Comparative Literature Studies
Edited by Amal Amireh and Waïl S. Hassan

CFP: [General] Writing America in French: NeMLA 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 2:36am
Monika Giacoppe

This panel will examine francophone cultures both in the U.S. and
throughout North America, and the linkages that connect these varied
traditions. Papers on any of North America’s francophone cultures will
be welcome, and due to the conference’s Boston venue, those addressing
New England’s Franco-American heritage, especially so. Topics are not
limited to the literary: discussions of musical traditions, historical
self-fashionings, French-language newspapers, radio programs, and other
subjects are also solicited. Please send abstracts by September 15 to
Monika Giacoppe, AIS, Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ
07430, or by email attachment to giacoppe_at_ramapo.edu.

CFP: [General] Illness, Disability and Physical Difference in the Gothic (Collection; 7/30)

updated: 
Monday, June 23, 2008 - 7:39pm
Ruth Bienstock Anolik

Papers sought for a collection under contract for publication in 2009.
The essay should focus on a manifestation of illness, disability or
physical difference in the Gothic, specifically moments in which Gothic
horror is engendered not by the supernatural but by the human who is
physically or mentally non-normative.

Please send an abstract by July 30 to:
ruth.anolik_at_villanova.edu

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