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UPDATE: [General] The Purpose(s) of English: A Conference on the Future of English Studies

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 9:53pm
Sara Cordell

The first bi-annual Conference on the Future of English Studies will be
held at the University of Illinois @ Springfield, Oct. 19-20. For further
information or to register, please consult the Conference website:

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CFP: [General] Storytelling Conventions Panel for International Conference on Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 6:02pm
Lena Khor

I am looking for scholars who would be interested in forming a 3-4-person
panel on storytelling conventions for the International Conference on
Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008. The focus of this panel would be genre,
not just in the traditional sense of form (poetry, drama, and prose, or
tragedy, comedy, and melodrama), but also more broadly construed in terms
of media conventions (Hollywood films, graphic novels, and oral
testimonies). How do these traditional and contemporary storytelling
practices shape (positively or negatively) the story, the storyteller and
the audience? How have various authors or media sought to influence
(successfully and unsuccessfully) the audience’s response to particular

UPDATE: [General] Literature: Ecocrticisim and Environment

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 2:23pm
Kenneth Hada

CFP: Literature, Ecocriticism, and the Environment
Abstract/Proposals du by November 15, 2007
The 29th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
  February 13-16, 2008
  Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  330 Tijeras
  Albuquerque, NM 87102
  Phone: 1.505.842.1234
  Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Panels now forming for presentations and roundtables regarding Literature,
Eco-criticism, and the Environment in such areas as:
--eco-critical approaches to literature

CFP: [General] Mythology in Contemporary Culture

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 2:08pm
Anais Spitzer

Mythology in Contemporary Culture


2008 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/American Culture Association (ACA)
Annual Conference
San Francisco, California
March 19 - 22, 2008

The “Mythology in Contemporary Culture” area is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and motifs (from all cultures and historical
periods) in all areas of popular cultureâ€"from movies, video games and
television to novels, politics and blogsâ€"and the significance of these
mythological figures and motifs in contemporary, postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [General] Refractory â Series TV (1/15/08: Journal issue)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 12:04am
Dr. Lucian Chaffey


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

Submission of completed articles (4â€"6000 words) + brief bio: 01/15/08
Publication: Autumn 2008

ISSUE THEME: Series TV: New fields of critical thought and radical
perspectives on series televisuality.

CFP: [General] Hip Hop Cultures

Monday, September 3, 2007 - 3:59pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

Call for Papers

The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek
articles for a special issue on Hip Hop Cultures. Specifically, the
editors are looking for articles that address one of the following themes:
  Hip Hop Sexualities
    The role of women
    LGBTQ hip hop

  The globalization of Hip Hop
    Migrants and Hip Hop
    Hip Hop Music, Rai Music, & Beur Culture
    New Hip Hop nations
    Intersections of ethnicities & nationalities in Hip Hop
  Hip Hop Literature
  Hip Hop and Reggaeton
    Women in Hip Hop v. Women in Reggaeton

CFP: [General] Comics Conference on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (UF, 3/21-22)

Monday, September 3, 2007 - 7:00am
Lyndsay Brown

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2008
UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: "ImageSexT: Intersections of Sex, Gender, and
Sexuality," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on March 21-22, 2008.

CFP: [General] Afro-Caribbean Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 1:57pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on Afro-Caribbean Literature for the 39th annual meeting
of the CEA.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at
<> by November 1st, 2007.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate
your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be
directed to me, Laura Barrio-Vilar, chair of the Afro-Caribbean Literature

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

UPDATE: [General] Fin de Siecle Seminar Oxford University 2007-8

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:14pm
Dunlaith Bird

Fin de Siecle Seminar - Call for Papers REMINDER

Call for Papers

University of Oxford Fin de Siècle Seminar, 1870-1930

Fin de Siècle is an interdisciplinary seminar series based at the
University of Oxford, which aims to develop fresh perspectives on
literature, society, and the arts between 1870 and 1930. In the seven
years since its inception, the series has provided a lively forum for
both graduates and established academics, hosting presentations on
subjects as diverse as publishing and the Wilde trials, travel writing
and the feminist movement, socialism and the occult.

CFP: [General] The 1st International Conference on Crosscultural Humour - Humour that Divides; Humour that Unites

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 9:09am
Alcina Maria Pereira de Sousa

Short Title: Humour that Divides; Humour that Unites

Location: University of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira - Portugal
Date: 10th January 2008 - 12th January 2008
Contact: Luisa Paolinelli, Elisete Almeida, Alcina Sousa
Meeting Email:

Meeting URL:

Contact: University of Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9000-390
Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
Call Deadline:30th October 2007

Meeting Description: The 1st International Conference on
Crosscultural Humour

CFP: [General] Artist as Activist in the Appalachian South

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:32pm
Bonnie J. Robinson

The award-winning University Press of North Georgia invites submissions for
its second publication on the Artist as Activist in the Appalachian South.
 North Georgia College & State University, our parent institution, is the
Leadership university of Georgia, and this publication will build on this
strength by examining leadership in the arts. For this publication, we
will consider art in terms of words and/or image. Also, we will consider
activism as work that tends toward achieving positive, sustainable social
change and/or justice.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 3:39pm
R. Touchstone, MFA


PATAPHYSICA V: The Fifth Issue of the International Journal of all things Pataphysical.

We welcome submissions in any printable genre on topics related to the study of pataphysics.

Read more about pataphysics at the following addresses:

You can buy copies of Pataphysica I, II, and IV at You can buy a copy of Pataphysica III at

UPDATE: [General] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:57am
Aneeka A. Henderson

Please submit conference proposals to

Proposals will be reviewed by Vainis Aleksa,
Aneeka A. Henderson, and Lydia Saravia.

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CFP: [General] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 12:40am
James E. Ayers

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 30- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 30 â€" February 1.


Monday, August 27, 2007 - 3:52am
Gary L. Kieffner

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations are
holding a series of panels at the next annual meeting of these groups to
be held March 19â€"22, 2008 in San Francisco, California at the beautiful
San Francisco Marriott.

Proposals for individual papers, presentations, and panel discussions are
requested on motorcycling and its impact on American and other societies
and cultures. Suggested topics include:

CFP: [General] Literature and Politics Sessions ACA (11/9/07; PCA/ACA 3/19/08-3/22/08)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 3:09pm
George Moore





The 2008 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the San Francisco
Marriott Hotel from Wednesday, March 19, through Saturday, March 22.

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission
to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

CFP: [General] The Politics of Immigration and Nineteenth Century Literature

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:34pm
Brian Sweeney

We welcome papers for a panel on immigration, propaganda and
nineteenth-century literature to be presented at the 29th annual
conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association Florida
International University, Miami, Florida April 3-5, 2008.

CFP: [General] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 4:34pm
Aneeka A. Henderson

Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the UIC Writing Center
and Public Space conference series on "Race in the Writing Center: Towards
New Theory and Praxis" to be held at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, February 29 & March 1, 2008. We are seeking new and exciting
work that explores the relationship between writing, race, tutoring, and
writing center spaces and practices.

CFP: [General] Transmediality and Transculturality

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 1:23pm
Nadja Gernalzick

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CFP: [General] Popular Culture Conference: Mystery &amp; Detective Fiction Area

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 2:43am
Marilyn Rye

Popular Culture Conference 2008
March 19th-March 22nd, 2008
San Francisco, CA
Mystery & Detective Fiction Area

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

CFP: [General] âChick Lit.â Area, SW/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 5:56pm
amy lerman

Call For Papers: “Chick Lit.” Area
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposals are now being accepted for the “Chick Lit.” Area, and all those
interested are encouraged to participate. (Graduate students/future
teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the
conference.) Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations,
but topics not included here are also welcome.

CFP: [General]

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 4:46pm
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, in Honolulu.