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

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Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:21pm
James Ayers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 17, 2007

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- 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 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [20th] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:21pm
James Ayers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 17, 2007

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- 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 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [18th] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:20pm
James Ayers

DEADLINE EXTENDED: DECEMBER 17, 2007

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- 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 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [Religion] THE OLDEST CULTURAL ADAPTATION IN

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Monday, December 3, 2007 - 8:35pm
mohammad mehdi zare

Suggests a theory in which religion supposed as a play which has been
translated into different languages in different ages for different
societies. The original text of this play is written by who is called
ALLAH (by Muslims), God (by Christians), Yasatas (in ancient Persian),
Yazdan and IZAD (in Persia). People, who believe in a creator, they have
a holly book and they believe that it is the word of god and he has sent
it to them by his prophets; Muslims’ book is called Koran, Christians’
book is called Gospel, Jewish book has called Tanach, and the
Zoroastrians’ book is Avesta. All of us pray and worship a creator ; we
all believe that when good people die, they go to a beautiful and calm

CFP: [American] Nineteenth-Century American Sentimentalism Collection (September 19, 2008)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 6:10pm
Dr. Earl Yarington

Chapter-length submissions are invited for a collection of articles on
nineteenth-century American sentimentalism in the novel, short fiction,
sketch, autobiography, and poetry. Our interests include, but are not
limited to, sentimentalism as a negative or positive attribute within
individual works; differences in individual authors’ construction and use
of sentiment within their works; differences in male and female authors’
construction and use of sentiment; cross-gender and interracial dialogue;
sentimentalism in the captivity, slave, or conversion narrative;
sentimentalism and social criticism; blurrings or distinctions between
empathy and sentiment that are fresh and original; types of

CFP: [International] Just Images- Ethics and the Cinematic

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:46pm
Film.and.television.studies.Dept._at_sas.upenn.edu, Tel.Aviv@sas.upenn.edu, IL

Film and television studies conference call for papers
Tel Aviv, Israel
CFP deadline: February 1, 2008
Conference dates: June 3-5, 2008
 

Just Images
Ethics and the Cinematic

“Ce n’est pas une image juste, c’est juste une image” â€" Jean-Luc Godard

CFP: [Children] Religion in Children's and YA Fiction

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:16pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

CFP: Religion in Children's and YA Fiction,
for a panel that will be proposed for the
2008 Children's Literature Association Conference,
Normal,IL, June 12-15

The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2007

We are seeking scholarship on religion in Children's and Young Adult
fiction, where religion is used as a major plot element and/or where
characters are shown examining their own religion or experiencing
religion in a particular way. We will consider papers that enter into
critical/theoretical discussions of texts.

Please email one-page abstracts to Jennifer M. Miskec at jennifer.miskec
at cnu.edu and June Cummins at jcummins at mail.sdsu.edu

CFP: [Children] Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:13pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

SAMLA 2008
Children's Literature Discussion Circle
Deadline for abstracts: March 11, 2008

Everyone Poops: Children's Literature and the Bathroom

This panel seeks scholarship on the various uses of bathroom imagery in
Children's and Adolescent Literature. Whether it involves action that
takes place within the bathroom setting or bathroom humor that takes
place outside, we seek submissions that examine a wide range of topics
such as ribald humor on bodily functions, discussions of bodily science,
the dangers of the bathroom/locker room, or simply toilet training
manuals. Any critical/theoretical approach is welcome.

CFP: [Children] Children's Literature and Disability

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:12pm
Dr. Jennifer MIskec

"Disability Issues in Children's and Young Adult Literature"
Children's Literature Association Sponsored Session
2008 MLA Convention
San Francisco, December 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008

CFP: [American] Willliam Faulkner Society panels: ALA and MLA

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 2:58pm
John T. Matthews

The William Faulkner Society

Calls for papers for two panels each at the American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 22-25, 2008) and the Modern
Language Association Conference also in San Francisco (December 27-30,
2008).

We encourage submissions of 250 word abstracts for individual papers or
proposals of entire panels on open topics for either conference.
Deadline for ALA submissions: January 15, 2008. Deadline for MLA
submissions: March 1, 2008. Proposals should be sent to John T.
Matthews, President, The Faulkner Society, Boston University, Department
of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 or jtmattws_at_bu.edu.
Electronic submissions preferred.

UPDATE: [International] Novel and Its Borders (UK) (2/01/07; 7/08/08-7/10/08)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:58pm
Abigail Smith

**The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 1 February
2008.**

"The Novel and its Borders"

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/
novel.conference_at_abdn.ac.uk

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders will engage with the novel in all
its aspects, material and theoretical, from the 18th to the 21st century.

CFP: [Film] New Nightmares: Issues and themes in Contemporary Horror Cinema and Horror Film Criticism

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 11:25am
Emily Brick

NEW NIGHTMARES:
Issues and themes in Contemporary Horror Cinema and Horror Film Criticism

An international conference at Manchester Metropolitan University 3-4
April 2008

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Jay McRoy (University of Wisconsin)
Julian Petley (Brunel University)

Horror has been an area that has been at the forefront of a number of
shifts within film studies, in particular the study of consumption,
audiences and the industrial production of cinema. In light of this, this
international conference, jointly organised by Manchester Metropolitan
University and The University of Salford will promote dialogue and
discussion around two areas:

CFP: [Postcolonial] Reception and Diaspora Conference Sept3-5 2008

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 11:02am
Bethan Benwell

                CALL FOR PAPERS

Reading After Empire: Local, Global and Diaspora Audiences

An international conference to be hosted by the University of Stirling,
Scotland
3-5 September 2008

How should we read colonial and postcolonial texts? Is reading an act of
resistance, or the domestication of difference? Does postcolonial studies
posit an ‘ideal reader’? What (if anything) are the differences between
local, national and transnational audiences? How can we ever adequately
interpret the imperial archive?

CFP: [Ethnic] 10th Annual Grian Conference, March 14-15, 3008

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 4:03am
Elizabeth Gilmartin

Cosmopolitical Ireland
Call for Papers
The Tenth Annual GRIAN Conference
Glucksman Ireland House New York University
One Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2008

CFP: [American] â"Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literatureâ (ALA; 5/22-5/25/08)

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:47am
Marit J. MacArthur

Call For Papers: “Passenger Flight in Postwar U.S. Literature” (ALA;
5/22-5/25/08)

American Literature Association annual conference
San Francisco, CA
May 22-25, 2008

Paper proposals are invited on any work of postwar U.S. literature
concerned with the experience and representation of passenger flight.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Tourism
- Globalization
- Internal Migration
- Immigration
- Exile
- Long-distance commuting
- Media/mediation on-board
- In-flight food studies
- First class/coach/business class, etc.
- Landscape meditation
- Aerial perception
- Terrorism

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