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CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Cultural Studies Assocation Conference Seminar: Risk

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:40pm
Helen Kapstein

Taking Risks in Literature and Culture

A seminar proposed for the upcoming Cultural Studies Association conference, May 22-24 2008,
New York City

Deadline: January 20, 2008

Seminar Description:

In his 1992 book Risk Society, Ulrich Beck describes a society organized by
its response to risk in which “risk may be defined as a systematic way of
dealing with hazards and insecurities induced and introduced by
modernization itself.”

CFP: [Theory]

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:16pm
ashley allison griffin

“Warner’s American Subject: A Psychoanalysis of the Displaced Subject”
   After America’s independence severed ties with England, America no
longer identifies itself as a colony of the empire but as a mixture of
numerous nationalities. For the displaced British loyalist who no longer
lives in Britain’s colony or belongs in British culture, creating an
American identity presents a problem for the former subject. The subject
views him or herself as a British subject rather than an American which
creates a state of ambivalence. America, the ‘melting pot,’ questions and
forms its identity due to the diversity of people migrating to the

CFP: [Gender Studies] Women's Voices in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (collection) III: Transnational Gender Performances

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:21am
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

In recent years migration has no longer been perceived as a one-way
definitive move from an origin to a target-point, but increasingly as an
undoable and redoable process of discursive redefinition within new
contexts and value-systems, prompted by global processes of inclusion
such as EU enlargement. As national boundaries are becoming blurred and
people are travelling, studying and changing jobs across borders,
national perceptions of identity are giving way to wider
conceptualisations of selfhood as always in the making, always changing
masks to fit within new contexts. Likewise, theatrical metaphors are
repositioned beyond stage boundaries, so that performance of selfhood

CFP: [Science] Environmentalism and Religion (MLA 2008 ALSE-sponsored; deadline March 1)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 4:56am
Sarah E. McFarland

“Forgive Us Earth, for We Have Sinned”?: Environmentalism and Religion

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The environmental message of _An Inconvenient Truth_ was challenged by many
for what they considered the hypocrisy of its narrator, Al Gore: he flew in
airplanes all over the world, for example, while chastising Americans for
their excessive carbon consumption. Many environmentalists preach one thing
and live another, as Janisse Ray recently contended in her _Orion_ article,
“Alter Call for True Believers.” She asks, what does it mean to preach to
(or be in) the “choir” of an environmental movement?

CFP: [Theory] Theorizing Ecocriticism (MLA 2008 ASLE-sponsored; deadline March 1)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 4:52am
Sarah E. McFarland

Theorizing Ecocriticism

MLA 2008 in San Francisco
Panel sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Since its origins a few short decades ago, a number of scholars have
challenged ecocriticism as being under-theorized. For instance, Dana
Phillips has called for greater theoretical sophistication in environmental
studies and ecocriticism, demanding that they become truly
interdisciplinary and less reverential; Simon C. Estok insists that
ecocritics should define the field of inquiry and take on theory instead of
turning from it.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Remembering The Bluest Eye

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:37am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:36am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:35am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

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