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African American Lifewriting

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 10:09pm
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing. We are interested in essays that focus on the contemporary issues of identity that complicate the categories "African American" and "life writing," particularly where these intersect with discussions of genre or discipline. We would like especially to see essays addressing neglected texts, authors, or forms, including life writing in new or neglected media. Essays that advance new approaches to African American life writing, emphasize new critical approaches, discuss lesser known authors, or that address larger generic issues within African American life writing are welcome.

Rhetorics of New Media

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 7:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

"Alien to You? Not to Me: Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Films, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture"

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Poetry and Poetics Criticism (10-13 Feb. 2010; submit by 15 Dec. 2009)

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:21pm
Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas American & Popular Culture Association
31st Annual Conference

10-13 February 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/842-1234

Margaret Atwood Panel

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 3:07pm
The 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

The 38th annual Louisville Conference on
Literature and Culture since 1900
(University of Louisville, February 18-20)

UPDATE: Cultures of Recession (Nov. 20 & 21, 2009)

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

CFP: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa) (1/15/2010)

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:25pm
Matthew S. S. Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Call for Papers: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)

Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.

[UPDATE] CFP: Literatary Motherhood in the New World-- Deadline for Abstracts 9/30

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 1:46pm
Kate Caccavaio--> Northeastern MLA

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a "New Eden" where civilization could be created anew. In terms of motherhood the colonial period in the Americas created a binary relationship between the races where the 19th century "Angel in the House" conflicted with the reality of motherhood and maternity for African slaves. After emancipation and decolonization while the ideal of the Americas as a New Eden has waned, the binary opposition in racialized views of motherhood has undergone various manifestations. How then does the modern era view motherhood in the Americas?

UPDATE: Women in Popular Music--Nov. 12-14, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 1:38pm
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

Submissions are still possible for this panel, but they must be received no later than August 14, 2009.

"Women in Popular Music: 'Permanent Vacation': Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music." A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

[UPDATE] Holocaust Representations Since 1975 (conference, 18th September 2009)

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 11:56am
The Department of English, The University of Chester

Registration is now open for this exciting one-day interdisciplinary conference, addressing recent developments in Holocaust representation across a range of disciplines.

More than 60 years after the end of WWII, how are writers, filmmakers, curators, historians and others representing the Holocaust? What claims to authenticity can such representations make, and what are the ethical and aesthetic risks they run?

Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway) will be the keynote speaker, and there will be papers addressing a wide range of topics, including:

Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century, Postgraduate Conference, 6 February 2010

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 10:28am
University of Edinburgh

Call for papers: Nature and the long nineteenth century

A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference exploring intersections of the natural world with nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Edinburgh, Saturday, 6 February 2010.

Keynote speakers: Dr Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan, Dr Christine Ferguson, University of Glasgow, Professor Nick Daly, University College Dublin

UPDATE deadline extension, Albuquerque 2010

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 9:50am
SW/TX Popular Culture Association

Albuquerque 2010
SW/TX Popular Culture Association
contact email:
cfp categories:
Call for Papers
The 31th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX Popular Culture Assoc./ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Website: www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

2nd call for entries to the RES Essay Prize

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 8:54am
Oxford University Press

The deadline for submitting entries to the RES Essay Prize is fast approaching!

The editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century.

The closing date for submissions is 30th September 2009.

*The prize*

•Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
•A cash prize of £250
•£250 worth of OUP books
•A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

*How to enter*

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:23am
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Call for panel on early modern clowns/fools for 'Controversy, protest, ridicule, laughter 1500-1750', 9-11 July 2010

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:58am
University of Reading, UK

Paper proposals sought for panel (s) on clowns and fools, either real (Tarlton, Kemp, Armin, Cane, Singer, Summers, Monarcho, Armstrong) or fictional/dramatic.

300 word proposals for 30 minute papers plus brief CV to Stephen.Longstaffe@Cumbria.ac.uk by 20 November 2009

Conference call is at