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CFP: [Graduate] âWriting Warâ: Literary Explorations of Conflict

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 11:59pm
Caroline Krzakowski

“Writing War”: Literary Explorations of Conflict
McGill University, Montréal
14th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
March 28-30, 2008

The English Graduate Students Association of McGill University is pleased
to announce its 14th annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature,
and is seeking panel proposals on the theme “‘Writing War’: Literary
Explorations of Conflict”. The conference will be held in Montréal, Canada
on March 28th-30th, 2008.

General Call for Papers

CFP: [Graduate] Literary Visions (01/07/08; 03/07/08)

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 9:33pm
Rachel Jeppsen

Call for Papers

Literary Visions
Annual BYU Graduate Symposium in English Studies

Literary studies serve as an approach to theorizing the complex framework
that surrounds our varied cultural experiences. We often turn to
literature to enlighten our understanding of artistic depiction, and to
expand our vision of the past, present, and future. Our unique
experiences when combined with literature, lend legitimacy and meaning to
a frequently indifferent response to human difference.

CFP: [20th] Good Food/Bad Food

Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 3:26pm
Sarah Moss

Good Food / Bad Food

An interdisciplinary two-day conference to be held at the University of
Kent, July 10-12, 2008

We invite proposals for papers from scholars in literature, history,
anthropology, art history, sociology, cultural, media and film studies,
and other related fields. We would also welcome contributions from
professionals in the field of food writing, restaurant reviewing and the
like. We hope that this conference might lead to the establishment of a
more or less formal network of people working on and in food writing, and
we plan an edited volume showcasing the most exciting work in the field.

Subjects might include the following:

UPDATE: [American] 'George Oppen: A Centenary Conference', conference, Fall/Autumn 2008, Edinburgh University

Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 12:25pm
Lee Spinks

2008 marks the centenary of the birth of the American poet George Oppen.
>From his early "objectivist" volume Discrete Series (1934) to the spare
and enigmatic meditations of Primitive (1978), Oppen's work consistently
interrogated the relationship between poetry and sincerity and the ground
of political and ethical value. This conference will include major
scholars from both sides of the Atlantic (including keynote addresses
from Professor Marjorie Perloff of Stanford University and Professor
Peter Nicholls of Sussex University) in order to celebrate Oppen's
centenary and to consider key aspects of his artistic achievement and

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Refractory - Split Screen

Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 4:31am
tessa Dwyer


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


ISSUE THEME: Split-Screen: Doubling, Duplicity & the Audiovisual

CFP: [Graduate] CFP for Play:Towards a Critical Concept

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 8:27pm
Annette Rubado-Mejia

The graduate students of the Department of Comparative Literature at UCI
invite submissions for its annual conference.

Play: Towards a Critical Concept

University of California, Irvine
April 3-4, 2008

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess; USC, March 28 and 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:38pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC’s Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong’o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone’s a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?