The editors of Lenses on Composition Studies, a new series from Parlor Press, are currently seeking brief book-length manuscripts. We invite prospective authors to write on any topic within the field of composition—e.g., feminism, ethnography, visual rhetoric—provided the work is targeted toward an audience of advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students who are new to the discipline. Manuscripts should introduce this population of students to the selected topic by providing necessary terminology and historical explanation.
Papers proposals are invited for a session on the relation between reception study and genre study, which is being organized for the Reception Study Society Conference in September 2009 at Purdue University. Proposals exploring any aspects of that relation are welcome. Some possible topics include examinations of new perspectives that reception study can provide for genre study. How can reception theory or practice impact the role of genre study in shaping literary history and our conceptions of that history? Conversely, does genre study provide any new avenues for reconceiving reception theory and practice?
Modernism and Trust at MSA 11, Nov 5-8, 2009
If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?
The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010
Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009
Since Eve, the woman and her body have had a central position in Jewish tradition. Experiences such as childbirth, violence, sexuality, hunger, infertility, and aging have preoccupied Jewish life. Representations of the female body in Jewish texts include idealization, restriction, and objectification. This interdisciplinary conference will explore real and imagined constructions of the Jewish woman and her body.
Proposals from all disciplinary approaches, historical periods and geographical locations are welcome.
Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship
Atlantikos seeks articles, position pieces, and book reviews for its Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 issues.
As a resource for young scholars new to the field of transatlantic studies, Atlantikos is particularly interested in publishing the work of advanced graduate students and new professors. We encourage submissions that join an ongoing conversation about the current status and evolution of transatlantic scholarship, both generally and in relation to specific texts, figures, and concepts.
The Journal of Jewish Identities is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed forum for contesting ideas and debates concerning the formations of, and transformations in, Jewish identities in its various aspects, layers, and manifestations. The aim of this journal is to encourage the development of theory and practice in a wider spread of disciplinary approaches; to promote conceptual innovation and to provide a venue for the entry of new perspectives. Submissions are invited from all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences and from the full range of methodologies. Diverse theoretical and philosophical approaches and methodologies, interdisciplinary research studies, as well as instructive case studies are particularly welcome.
i would like to apply to your web site in order to submm it for call for papers concerning novels and short stories.
i am an English literature student getting my BA.
The 2009 World Picture Conference
October 23-24, 2009
Oklahoma State University
Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Alexander García Düttmann (Goldsmiths College)
Myths, Gender and the Military Conquest of Air and Sea
22-25 April 2009 at the University of Oldenburg, Germany
An interdisciplinary German-British conference of the universities of Oldenburg, Braunschweig, Brighton, Reading and Salford
Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
CFP: 11th annual Modernist Studies Association conference; Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8, 2009
The Everyday Languages of Modernism
Proposals sought for a session on young-adult literature at the Pacific Modern Language Association conference in San Francisco, November 6-7, 2009. Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted at
The official cfp is at
Deadline extended to April 13th. Questions, please contact
Elise Ann Wormuth
San Francisco State University
Society for Literature, Science and the Arts Annual Conference (2009)
Panel: Ecocriticism and the Biological Sciences (ASLE)
Fifteen minute papers on any aspect of the intersection of ecocritical theory and a biological/ ecological science are welcome. As this year's conference theme is "decodings," papers on the encoding/decoding/commodification of life are particularly welcome, as are papers presenting a "biological" reading of ecocriticism or an ecocritical text (or papers that discuss a biologist reading or responding to an ecocritical theory or text).
Shifting Spatialities: The Dynamic Boundaries of Place and Space
Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX
Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University
As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.