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UPDATE: [American] Extended deadline: SSAWW Conference (2/28/09)

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 11:05pm
Donna Campbell


The SSAWW Conference deadline has been extended to February 28 at 5 p.m.
for the SSAWW Conference.

Fourth Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
October 21-24, 2009

Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We invite submissions of proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, or
individual papers. We welcome sessions on U.S. women authors and themes
from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century; sessions and papers
that compare U.S. women writers to writers of other nations are also
welcome. The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. .

CFP: [20th] Media Studies and the Digital Scholarly Present (MLA 09)

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 7:40pm
Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Session sponsored by the MLA's Media and Literature Discussion Group
for the 2009 convention in Philadelphia:

Media Studies and the Digital Scholarly Present

Not the future of digital scholarly publishing but the material form of
such mediated communication as it exists today. 1-page abstract and short
vita by March 15 to Kathleen Fitzpatrick, kfitzpatrick_at_pomona.edu.

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Mon Jan 26 2009 - 14:40:26 EST

CFP: [General] Scottish Gothic, 1764––Present: A One–day Symposium, University of Stirling, Scotland.

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 6:31pm
Dale Townshend

Scottish Gothic, 1764â€"Present: A One-Day Symposium
Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Saturday 24th October, 2009.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers: Peter Garside (University of Edinburgh) and
Angela Wright (University of Sheffield).
Scottish culture and the Gothic have interacted fruitfully with one
another ever since the rise of this literary mode during the late
eighteenth century. Writers and thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment
such as David Hume, Adam Smith, Henry Mackenzie, James Thomson and James
MacPherson were crucial to the discursive foundations of the Gothic
aesthetic, while, during the 1790s and early 1800s, Scottish histories

CFP: [Medieval] Audience in Medieval & Early Modern Studies

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 4:28pm
Jaume Silvestre

We are now welcoming submissions for our second issue on "Considerations
of Audience in Medieval & Early Modern Studies", to be released in Spring

Please note that a Postgraduate Colloquium will be held on this topic in
December 2008 at the University of Kent.

A selection of its papers will be published in the second issue of
Skepsi. Please click here [2] for our full call for papers and submission


CFP: [Theatre] South Central Modern Language Association 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 3:35pm
Katherine Weiss

Modern Drama Session: Modern Drama and the South

The Modern Drama Session at SCMLA seeks proposals focusing on Southern
plays and playwrights. Proposals should not exceed 250 words and should
be emailed to Dr. Katherine Weiss of East Tennessee State University
(weisk01_at_etsu.edu; kweiss73_at_yahoo.com). Deadline for proposals is March
27, 2009. SCMLA convention will be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from
Oct. 29-31, 2009.

UPDATE: [Film] Registration open: Acting Out â A Symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 2:31pm
Lucy Fife Donaldson


Acting Out â€" A Symposium on Screen Performance, Inference and Interpretation

Friday March 20 2009, Department of Film, Theatre and Television,
University of Reading, UK

Keynote Speaker â€" Andrew Klevan, (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford)
â€" Living Meaning: The Fluidity of Film Performance

This one-day symposium seeks to provide a forum for scholars of screen
acting to meet and progress the spate of recent work on performance on
film. We would like to explore how we draw out performance through an
interrogation of the relationship between performance, inference and

Confirmed speakers so far:

CFP: [Religion] Conference on Jews and Humor

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 2:26pm
Leonard Greenspoon

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Jews and Humor”

The Twenty-Second Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium
October 25 and 26, 2009
The Creighton University Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harris Center for Judaic Studies announce
the Twenty-Second Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium, to take place in
Omaha, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 25, and Monday, October 26, 2009. The
theme of this year’s Symposium is “Jews and Humor.”

CFP: [American] American Identity

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 9:17am

Relation and Interaction in American Identity Construction

June 10-11, 2010
Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, C.A.S.

An International Interdisciplinary Conference
organized by G.E.N.A. (Groupe d’Etudes Nord-Américaines)

For more information on the conference theme see our website:

Paper proposals (a title, a 150 word abstract, and details of your institutional affiliation) should be
sent by April 5, 2009 to both Nathalie Dessens and Wendy Harding:
dessens_at_univ-tlse2.fr; harding_at_univ-tlse2.fr

CFP: [General] Working-Class Studies and Environmental Justice Edited Collection: Call for Submissions

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 4:07am
Jennifer Westerman

Call for Manuscript Submissions
"Working on Earth: The Intersection of Working-Class Studies and
Environmental Justice"
Deadline for Proposals: April 6, 2009

“How we use nature,” Richard White has said, is “about ways of life,
about work, justice, and dreams for our children. There is no retreating
from that even if we wished to.” Paul Hawken has said that “in order to
create an enduring society, we will need a system of commerce and
production where each and every act is inherently sustainable and

CFP: [Graduate] IU/OSU conference call for papers

Monday, January 26, 2009 - 2:26am
Jodine Perkins

We are happy to announce the 2008-2009 collaborative conference between the
Indiana University
Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations and The Ohio State
University Folklore Student
Association. This conference aims to create a space for graduate and
undergraduate students to share
their research in folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, material
culture, performance studies, and
related disciplines, as it relates to the study of academic and vernacular
interpretation of everyday life.
“Public and Private”
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
March 27-28, 2009
This year’s conference seeks to explore the following questions: