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CFP: [Travel] Travel Writing: Borders & Crossings 10th Anniversary Conference

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:45pm
Jacqueline Dutton

The Borders & Crossings / Seuils et Traverses Bilingual Conference will be held on 16-19 July
2008 at the University of Melbourne (Australia).

We welcome papers on a wide range of topics related to travel writing and tourism studies and
encourage participants from a variety of disciplines, including cultural geography, anthropology,
history, literature and the creative arts.

In addition to the academic programme, there will be public events involving presentations by
travel editors and authors of travel writing. A travel writing workshop is also envisaged as an
optional event open to the public as well as conference attendees and participants.

CFP: [Victorian] The Brontë and the Idea of Influence

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 8:49pm
Elise OUVRARD

In March 2007, Stevie Davies, Patricia Duncker and Michele Roberts
gathered around Patsy Stoneman at Haworth in Yorkshire to talk about the
influence that the Brontës had had on their evolutions as authors, and
more generally, about the source of inspiration that the most famous
family of writers in England could represent. Patsy Stoneman had already
tackled the topic by publishing a book entitled The Brontë Influence in
2004 with the help of Charmian Knight. The issue of LISA e-journal « Re-
Writing Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre, Past and Present » is further evidence of
Charlotte Brontë’s influence on the writers of the following decades or

UPDATE: [American] ALA Panel: âSelf and Audience in Womenâs Poetry Since 1945â

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 7:36pm
Lisa Sperber

Call For Papers: “Self and Audience in Women’s Poetry Since 1945” (ALA;
5/22-5/25/08) Deadline extended to January 20.

The American Literature Association Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco

Paper proposals are invited on the relationship between self and audience
in any woman poet/s since 1945. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [20th] ALA 2008: Don DeLillo Society

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 7:36pm
Randy Laist

Reading Don DeLillo’s Falling Man: Themes and Perspectives

AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 22 - 25, 2008)

The Don DeLillo Society is soliciting papers to be presented at the 2008
American Literature Association Conference on the subject of DeLillo’s
most recent novel, 2007’s Falling Man. The panel will explore various
thematic and narratological points of entry into this most elusive and
understated of DeLillo’s novels. Possible paper topics include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [20th] MLA 2008 Panel: "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:54pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] 2008 MLA Panel: "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:51pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [Postcolonial] "The Nakba in the Wake of Said"––panel at 2008 MLA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:48pm
Shaden M. Tageldin

The MLA Discussion Group on Arabic Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for a panel on
the topic "The _Nakba_ in the Wake of Said" at the 2008 MLA Convention, to be held 27-30
December 2008 in San Francisco, CA. Sixty years after 1948, how does the dispossession of
Palestine figure in Arabic cultureâ€"through and beyond the lens of Edward Said? Papers on all
media and on all parts of the Arabic-speaking world welcome. Please send 500-word abstracts and
vitae by 7 March 2008 to Shaden M. Tageldin (tageldin_at_umn.edu).

CFP: [20th] The Meaning of Food; RMMLA (3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08)

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:40pm
Laura White

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
Rocky Mountain MLA, Reno, October 9-11

As increasing numbers of artists and citizens turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food,
food production, and/or food ritual. The panel is open to discussions of
the representation of food in fiction, non-fiction, or film or to
comparative approaches that engage with the question of the meaning of
food choices (or lack of choices).

Please email 300 word abstract by March 1 to Laura White at
lwhite2_at_binghamton.edu.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Meaning of Food; RMMLA (3/1/08; 10/9/08-10/11/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:38pm
Laura White

The Meaning of Food: Culinary Choices as Expressions of Cultural Values
Rocky Mountain MLA, Reno, October 9-11

As increasing numbers of artists and citizens turn their attention to the
ways that our food choices convey and contest personal and cultural
values, this panel seeks papers that analyze representations of food,
food production, and/or food ritual. The panel is open to discussions of
the representation of food in fiction, non-fiction, or film or to
comparative approaches that engage with the question of the meaning of
food choices (or lack of choices).

Please email 300 word abstract by March 1 to Laura White at
lwhite2_at_binghamton.edu.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Creative Nonfiction-MLA, San Francisco, Dec. 27-30, 2008

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:07pm
M. Claire Pamplin

MLA Division: Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and
Autobiography, Dec. 27-30, 2008. San Francisco.

Options for Teaching Nonfiction III: Creative Nonfiction
 
Effective strategies and models for creative nonfiction courses or
assignments; analyses of nonfiction's popularity versus fiction or other
creative writing assignments and courses, etc.

One-page abstracts by 15 March, 2008 to M. Claire Pamplin, Borough of
Manhattan Community College, claire.pamplin_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Science] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Ethnic] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 4:59pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

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