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

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
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)

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,

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.

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.

UPDATE: [General] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:44am
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 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.

CFP: [General] 2008 National Coalition of Independent Scholars Conference

Monday, October 29, 2007 - 3:42pm
Kendra Leonard

The National Coalition of Independent Scholars will hold its 2008 Biennial
Conference from October 24-26, 2008, at the Graduate Theological Union in
Berkeley, California. We welcome participation by all scholars whose
research is not supported by employment in an academic or research
institution; this includes adjunct faculty and graduate students.
Presenters need not be members of NCIS.
The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers, formal
sessions, and short panel discussions for either the practical track, on
independent scholarship itself; or the scholarly track, focusing on
presenters’ individual research and findings.

CFP: [General] Canadian and Quebec Literatures (Congress 2008)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 7:20pm
Deena Rymhs

Call for Papers / Appel à communications

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise (ALCQ)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of British Columbia
31 May-2 June 2008

(Le texte français suit)

Writing and Reading Beyond Borders

CFP: [General] Michigan Academy Language and Literature Section

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:36am
Maureen Thum

Language and Literature Section of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts,
and Letters

Call for papers in British, American, Ethnic, Comparative literature,
literature and film; Literature and popular culture; Interdisciplinary
approaches to Literature; Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Literature
and culture; Shakespeare and the Renaissance. All periods and genres of
literature are welcome.

Send 200 Word Abstracts by email to Maureen Thum, Chair, Lang

Abstract due date: November 6, 2007

Date of Conference: March 7, 2008
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan U.S.A.

CFP: [General] Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:04am
Monica Germana

Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Westminster University,

5-6 September 2008

Call for Papers

We are seeking papers exploring the intersections of fashion and
literature in postmodern/postcolonial cultures. Possible topics include
(but are not limited to):

•Size 0
•Global Fashions
•Dress Policies

Please send 500 words abstracts and any queries to:

Dr Monica Germanà,


UPDATE: [General] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:18pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

UPDATE: [General] Interactions: Literature and Culture

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:04pm
Sebnem Toplu

"Interactions" is an international journal on British and American
Literature and Culture, published biannually in Fall and Spring by Ege
University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey). It is
internationally refereed and indexed in MLA InternationalBibliography and
Thomson Gale, featuring essays, film and book reviews (ISSN 1300-574-X).
Articles (4000-7000 words) and reviews (2000-4000 words) should follow
MLA paranthetical citation format. General submission deadlines are July
1 for the Fall Issue and December 1 for the Spring Issue. Submissions
should be sent by email attachments (word doc.) to: Both: Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Sebnem Toplu and Dr. Secil Saracli, Editors.

CFP: [General] Proposed Panel on Reading for the CEA Conference

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:01pm
Kimberly Baldus

Seeking abstracts for a proposed panel focusing on literary texts that
frame reading as a transitional/transformative experience. Abstracts of
200-500 words are due by October 30, 2007.

The proposed panel will take place at the College English Association’s
Annual Conference on March 27-29, 2008 (in St. Louis, Missouri). A full
description of the CEA conference theme can be accessed at

UPDATE: [General] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Abstract Nov 1st,"Transgression" of the Prose Poem

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:33pm
Marqueshia Wilson

The paper and abstract deadline has been extended to November 1, 2007!

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CFP: [General] Myth and Fairy Tale

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 3:13pm
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

UPDATE: [General] Representations of Trauma in Literature and Film (10/26/07; CSA, 05/22/08 - 05/24/08)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 9:42am
Philippe Codde

Papers are sought for a proposed panel on “Representations of Trauma in
Literature and Film” at the Cultural Studies Association Annual Meeting at
New York University, May 22-24, 2008.
Psychotherapists such as Dori Laub, Bessel van der Kolk, Onno van der Hart,
and Judith Herman have repeatedly underscored the visual nature of
traumatic experiences, which tend to be engraved in memory in the form of
images or icons. This would suggest that visual media provide the most
expedient canvas for representing these moments of crisis, and movies like
Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964), Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000),
or Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) confirm the validity of this

CFP: [General] Essays for the Literary Encyclopedia

Monday, October 15, 2007 - 8:47am
Alison Searle

Founded in 1998 The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative historical and
scholarly project of global ambition which intends eventually to provide a
description of all literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the
English-speaking world, and to provide informed guidance to critical
reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production.
The Literary Encyclopedia welcomes offers from qualified scholars to write
entries on people, topics and works, from all periods, from the ancient
world to the present, including foreign literatures translated into
English. The publication is collectively owned by its editors and authors