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CFP: Literary Naturalism and Film Noir (5/25/07; ALA Symposium, 10/5/07-10/6/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
Jeffrey Allan Jaeckle

I’m welcoming papers for a panel on literary naturalism and film noir for
the American Literature Association Symposium on American Literary
Naturalism to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA on October
5-6 2007.

Proposals for this panel can address any aspect of the intersections of
naturalism and noir. I am particularly interested in papers that examine the
ways in which naturalist principles and motifs pervade the film noir genre
and specific films. Topics can include but are not limited to:

 --effects of the city/urban landscape

 --the roles of environment and heredity

 --concerns with fate, chance, and free will

 --the roles of machines and mechanization

UPDATE: Giving & Taking Offense (Portugal) (4/15/07; 6/21/07-6/22/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:51pm
David Callahan

Giving & Taking Offense
University of Aveiro, Portugal

We are pleased to inform people interested in
attending the two-day conference on "Giving and
Taking Offence" at the University of Aveiro,
Portugal on the 21st and 22nd June 2007 that
proposals will be accepted until the 15th April
2007, and that the following people have agreed
to be our plenary speakers:

Prof. David Lavery, Head of Film and TV Studies
at Brunel University, London, who will be
speaking on "H**y F*****g Sh*t: Profanation,
Parody, and Bleeping American Unreality in The
Onion, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report".

CFP: Epistemologies of Torture (grad) (3/25/07; 4/6/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:51pm
Eric L. Martinsen

The 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Consortium for
Literature, Theory & Culture at the University of California, Santa

Epistemologies of Torture: Limits, Bodies, Black Sites
Friday, 6 April 2007
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Abstracts Due: Sunday, March 25
Send to:

Keynote Speakers:

Alicia Partnoy (poet, activist, torture survivor and author of The
Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival in Argentina)

CFP: Structuralism(s) Today (4/15/07; 10/11/07-10/14/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:50pm

"In arriving at structuralism, literary studies simply join the
general tendency of contemporary thought. Throughout almost the entire
realm of contemporary scholarship the discovery of the dynamic
relations which pervade its material has proven to be an effective
modus operandi ? for example, in the disciplines of the arts and in
general aesthetics, in psychology, sociology, linguistics, economics,
and even in the natural sciences" (J. Mukarovský, 1934)

UPDATE: Poetry and Poetics (3/29/07; SAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm
Hadbawnik, David C

Based on the papers I've accepted so far, I'd like to invite proposals =
that focus on modern/early postmodern female poets -- e.g. lorine =
niedecker? -- and i'm extending the deadline to march 29. I still need =
at least two more papers, so please, if you have something along this =
line you'd like to present, send it along.

Papers (15-20 minutes) are invited for the Poetry and Poetics session of
the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference,
meeting Nov 2-3, 2007 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, =

Send a 500 word proposal (double spaced) and a CV to David =3D
Hadbawnik ( by March 29, 2007.=20

CFP: Current Trends in Narratology (Germany) (5/30/07; 6/14/07-6/16/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm

Current Trends in Narratology, University of Freiburg, Germany

(June 14 - 16, 2007)



This workshop provides an overview of state-of-the-art research in =
narratology by leading scholars in four major areas of research. The =
conference will include the following sections:=20



=B7 Thursday afternoon, June 14: "Narrative and Mediality" =
concentrates not so much on fiction and film (already over-researched) =
but on drama, poetry and other media, or issues of mediality per se in =
narrative and/or narratology. Lectures include:

v Brian Richardson (University of Maryland, College Park) "The =
Poetics of Beginnings and Endings in Drama"=20

CFP: Poets & Theory (France) (6/30/07; 1/22/08-1/23/08)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
Guillaume Cingal

Conference: =93Poets and Theory=94
organized by the GRAAT Research Centre
Universit=E9 Fran=E7ois Rabelais
Tours, France
January 22-23, 2008
       This conference aims to explore the relationship between
English-language poets and theory. Many openly address technical matters
in the course of their poems=97Pope, Bishop, Ferlinghetti, Marechera=97, =
their letters=97Sydney, Keats, Dickinson, Hopkins, Lowell=97in =
and polemical texts=97Coleridge, Whitman, Stevens, Auden, O=92Hara =
Ashbery, Howe, Taban lo Liyong, Hejinian=97when they do not adopt =
if not all, of the above strategies to question their own artistic

CFP: New Voices Graduate Student Conference (grad) (5/1/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
GEA Enggea

Call for Papers
New Voices Graduate Student Conference September 27-29, 2007
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2007

New Voices Maps/Boundaries
Call for papers and special sessions

The New Voices Graduate Student Conference invites proposals considering
the presence, (de)construction, maintenance, persistence, (re)imagining
of Maps/Boundaries.

UPDATE: Contemporary Literature and the State (10/31/07; journal issue)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
Matthew Hart

Edited by Matt Hart and Jim Hansen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


We seek 1-3 essays and an author interview to complete CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND THE STATE, to be published as a special issue of CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 49/4 (Winter 2008) and marketed as a paperback volume through the University of Wisconsin Press.

CFP: The New Criticism (6/15/07; collection)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
Alfred J. Drake

CFP: The New Criticism (06/15/07; collection)

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on American
"New Criticism." Essays that deal in an original manner with the history
of this movement (including its impact and legacy in higher education,
its connections to Continental formalist movements and authors, etc.)
are especially encouraged, as are essays that address the theoretical
and philosophical implications of New Critical practice. A good general
description of the proposed book's area would be "history of criticism
and theory." I am in talks with Cambridge Scholars Press regarding this
volume, and will submit a formal proposal after I have selected

CFP: Empathy and Nation (3/25/07; MLA '07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:53am
Mary-Catherine Harrison

CFP: Empathy and Nation (3/25/07; MLA 2007) MLA 2007, Chicago, IL

This panel will explore the relationship between empathy, reading, and
national identity.

CFP: Graphic Storytelling (6/1/07; 10/25/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:47am
Jared Gardner

On October 25, 2007 the Cartoon Research Library at the Ohio State
University, in collaboration with Project Narrative and the
Department of English, will host a one-day symposium on "Graphic
Storytelling: Academic Perspectives." The gathering will serve as a
prelude to the 2007 Festival of Cartoon Art, which runs from October
26-27, and which is this year devoted to "Graphic Storytelling" and a
celebration of the 100th birthday of Milton Caniff. For the first
time, the triennial Festival is sponsoring an academic pre-conference
in recognition of the exciting developments in academic comics
studies in recent years and the growing collaborations between comics

CFP: Central Asian Studies in light of Imperialism: A Neo-Orientalist Approach within Western Academia (4/3/07; CESS, 10/18/07-1

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:35am
Tugrul Keskin

Panel - Central Asian Studies in light of Imperialism: A Neo-Orientalist
Approach within Western Academia
The 2007 CESS conference at the University of Washington
October 18-21, 2007 in Seattle, Washington
Dear all,
 We are in the process of organizing a panel entitled: Central Asian Studies
in light of Imperialism: A Neo-Orientalist Approach within Western Academia
In the work, Orientalism, Edward W. Said elaborates on the idea behind
Middle Eastern studies in Western academia. Said is interested in

CFP: Linguistics (no deadline noted; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:33am
Nancy Antrim

There's still room for papers in the general linguistics section of the =
South Central Modern Languages Association conference to be held in =
November. If you are interested please send an abstract to:

Nancy Antrim

The conference will be in Memphis from Nov. 1-3.
For additional information visit the website at


CFP: Foreign Language Linguistics (3/25/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:33am
Fify Juliana

Call for Papers
Foreign Language Linguistics Session
2007 RMMLA Convention
Calgary, Alberta, Canada ~ October 4-6, 2007

The 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention will be
held at the Westin in Calgary, Alberta from October 4-6, 2007. We have a full
slate of sessions on a variety of topics relating to language, literature,
film, technical and professional communication, cultural studies and pedagogy.
We hope that you will propose a paper for this convention and join us in

Proposals relating to Foreign Language Linguistics are welcome.

Send you paper proposal by March 25 to:

CFP: Literary Theory (3/30/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 10:51am
Salah Khan


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
November 2-3, 2007
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Paper proposals sought for panel on literary theory. Proposals are
encouraged on any topic in 19th- and 20th-century literary theory. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2007

Please email 500-word proposal and 50 word abstract (in line, no
attachments) to Salah Khan at:

CFP: Transnational Connections (South Africa) (5/15/07; collection)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 5:52am
Frenkel, Ronit

Traversing Transnationalism: The Horizons of Literary and Cultural


Edited by Ronit Frenkel (University of Johannesburg), Pier Paolo
Frassinelli (University of the Witwatersrand), David Watson (University
of Uppsala).


CFP: Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents) (3/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan

Hi folks,

Please consider this CFP, and forward it to anyone interested.
Deadline is March 15th. Thank you.

Conference Panel Call for Papers:
Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents)
21st Annual Conference for the Society for Literature,
     Science and the Arts
November 1 – November 4, 2007
Portland, Maine, USA

CFP: The Carnal and the Intangible (3/15/07; AFS/FSAC, 10/17/07-10/21/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
V. Troi Tran

  Call for papers The Carnal and the Intangible: Mediations, Expressions, Hybrids Proposed panel for the AFS/FSAC 2007 annual meeting on "The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage", October 17-21, Hilton Hotel, Quebec City, Canada.

CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Todd Kuchta

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski's celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class's emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus