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UPDATE: [Renaissance] Drink and Drinking (GEMCS 2008; Deadline extended 5/23)

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:12pm
David Swain

Inviting papers on drink and drinking culture in sixteenth and seventeenth
century literature for GEMCS 2008. Topics may include drunkenness and
social disorder; drinking and social status; brewers and brewsters; water,
beer, ale, wine, or spirits; church-ales and other festivities; social
histories of brewing and drinking; economics of drink; alcohol and health;
temperance. Papers emphasizing social histories are encouraged Abstracts
of 250 words should be sent to David Swain (d.swain at snhu.edu) by 23 May

UPDATE: [Graduate] Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular Discourses

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 7:33pm
Andrew Urban

2008 SAMLA Convention Graduate Students' Forum in English

Hoaxes, Hucksters, and Phonies: Interpretations of Fraud in Popular

The Graduate Students' Forum in English welcomes paper proposals that
address the theme of fraud and the role of the flim-flam man in current
discourses. Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to
literature. The concept of “fraud” can be interpreted liberally and may
include such topics as:

CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 7:19pm
tinola mayfield-guerrero

The Midwest division of SWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy) is looking
for papers, poetry, panel proposals and/or other proposals for our upcoming
The conference will be held Sept 19, 20, and 21, 2008 at the University of

We invite work in all areas relating to feminism and feminist practices;
anti-racist theory/practice;political theory and ethics; metaphysics and
epistemology as well as papers, panels, and performances that engage
feminist anti-racist praxis and theorizing more broadly. Midwest SWIP is an
interdisciplinary conference with a particular emphasis on troubling the
discipline of philosophy and the theory/practice dichotomy.

CFP: [General] Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative and Culture From Below in Canadian and Quebecois Lit.

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 6:06pm
Domenic Beneventi

Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-Narrative an Culture From Below

in Canadian and Québécois Literatures

The state legitimates its ideologies though specific material strategies and practices in the aim
of defining social discourse and those who may participate in its production. If the
normalization and codification of public spaces produces the “proper” citizen who participates
in the consumption of the marketplace, it also produces the obverse - the homeless, the
criminal, the unemployed, the welfare recipient, the declassed migrant, the prisoner, the
dispossessed aboriginal, the racial and linguistic other.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Peace and Pedagogy Panel, Midwest MLA

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 4:33pm
Lisette Gibson Díaz

Abstract Deadline Extended to May 25, 2008

In 1961, John F. Kennedy said of his “Food for Peace” program that “Food is
strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom…” This panel invites
papers that address those connections. Adequate access to resources is
fundamental to assuring peace. Discussions of literature revealing problems
of sustenanceâ€"-i.e. nutritious food and clean water--in a global economy are
especially welcome, as are multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Send abstracts and inquiries to lgibson_at_capital.edu or Lisette Gibson Díaz,
Asst. Professor, English Department, Capital University, One College and
Main, Columbus, OH 43209.

CFP: [American] The Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference: The Bicentennial

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 3:33pm
Barbara Cantalupo

The Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference: The Bicentennial will be held in Philadelphia,
October 8-11, 2009, at The Hyatt Regency, Penn's Landing.

Abstracts or panel proposals related to any aspect of Poe's work, context, life, and/or influence will
be considered.

Send abstracts to Scott Peeples at PeeplesS_at_cofc.edu or to Steve Rachman at rachman_at_msu.edu. Please put "Bicentennial Poe" in the subject line of your email. Deadline: January 3, 2009.

Through a generous donation from a member of the Poe Studies Association, travel scholarships
will be available for selected graduate students or international presenters.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Interdisciplinary Conference on Fetisihism, Istanbul

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:50am
Tuna Erdem

Fetishism is used in three distinct but, arguably, interconnected ways: commodity fetishism, sexual
fetishism and religious fetishism. In all cases, the fetish is always, an object that exceeds both its
value and its function as a mere object and always a stand-in for something else. This conference
aims to explore what this “something else” may be, how the substitution functions and the possible
connections between the three kinds of fetishism.
Papers are solicited from disciplines that include, but are not limited to, cultural studies, film
studies, literature, art history, cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, psychoanalysis,

UPDATE: [20th] Stephen King Conference

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 1:48am
Michael Yetter

The 20th Century panel of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture
Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference.