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CFP: [20th] Panel CFP on "Changing Terrains and Alternative Plains" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:22am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on how landscapes and
alternative planes (waterscapes, moonscapes) are constructed, impacted,
and impact. How have new technologies influenced and changed how
terrains and landscapes are viewed? What sort of impact do changing
terrains have on inhabitants emotionally, culturally, racially, sexually,
and theoretically?
 
Potential Topics Include:
terrain construction development and impact
terrain and memoir
terrain and community
literary landscapes and environments
landscapes and cultural conventions.
terrain and psychological trauma
terrain and sexual, gender, ethnic, and racial borders

UPDATE: [20th] Panel CFP on "Memoir" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:21am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

MEMOIR

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on how memoirs are
constructed, effective, and affect? What place has memoir in e-societies
that allow for near- instantaneous transmission of images and words?
 
Some Possible Topics May Include:
post-modernity and memoir
bodies as memoir
memoir and technology
memoir and history
the use of pseudo-memoir (such as Stein’s Autobiography of Alice B.
Toklas or Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian)
memoir and trauma
memoir and mechanized transport
memoir and identity, gender, race, ethnicity
the reader and memoir

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Panel CFP on "Memoir" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:21am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

MEMOIR

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on how memoirs are
constructed, effective, and affect? What place has memoir in e-societies
that allow for near- instantaneous transmission of images and words?
 
Some Possible Topics May Include:
post-modernity and memoir
bodies as memoir
memoir and technology
memoir and history
the use of pseudo-memoir (such as Stein’s Autobiography of Alice B.
Toklas or Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian)
memoir and trauma
memoir and mechanized transport
memoir and identity, gender, race, ethnicity
the reader and memoir

CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on "Memoir" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:21am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

MEMOIR

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on how memoirs are
constructed, effective, and affect? What place has memoir in e-societies
that allow for near- instantaneous transmission of images and words?
 
Some Possible Topics May Include:
post-modernity and memoir
bodies as memoir
memoir and technology
memoir and history
the use of pseudo-memoir (such as Stein’s Autobiography of Alice B.
Toklas or Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian)
memoir and trauma
memoir and mechanized transport
memoir and identity, gender, race, ethnicity
the reader and memoir

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:19am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

RECONSTRUCTED BODIES
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Graduate] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:19am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

RECONSTRUCTED BODIES
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Theory] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:18am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

RECONSTRUCTED BODIES
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

CFP: [20th] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:18am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

RECONSTRUCTED BODIES
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Theory] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:17am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Ethnic] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:17am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Graduate] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:16am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

UPDATE: [American] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:16am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Victorian] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:16am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

UPDATE: [20th] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:15am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

CFP: [Science] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [20th] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Victorian] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:10am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on "Waste" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:09am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

WASTE
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of
waste. Papers may examine specific texts and/or critical and cultural
sources. What is waste? How do uses and methods of waste disposal and
containment define societies, nationalities, bodies, and values?

Other Potential Topics Include:
surplus / excess
psychological implications and waste
waste in rural settings
social displacement and waste
urban waste
fictional and non-fictional uses of waste
waste and cultural construction

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of
the message; please no attachments).

UPDATE: [Graduate] Literature and the Body

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 10:28pm
Veronique Dorais

FREE EXCHANGE - University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
28-30 March 2008

Literature and the Body:
Inside, Outside, and Between the Skin

“Why should our bodies end at the skin, or include at best other beings
encapsulated by skin?” Donna Haraway, A Manifesto for Cyborgs

“And the men stepped out in colours up to their necks, pulling wet hides
out after them so it appeared they had removed the skin from their own
bodies. They had leapt into different colours as if into different
countries.” Michael Ondaatje, In the Skin of a Lion

CFP: [Theory] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:18pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Postcolonial] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [20th] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Film] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Graduate] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:17pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Film] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Gender Studies] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [20th] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Graduate] War Literature and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:16pm
Lindsay Palmer

The print and television news media have always played an important role
in creating a “text” for understanding war. Sometimes literary memoirs
and war-time poetry support the media’s outlook on national and
international struggles. At other times, such literature provides a
counter-text, using elements such as irony and satire to undermine the
purported “objectivity” of journalistic attempts to explain the
phenomenon. How have the various media contributed to or undermined the
understanding of war, especially in the post-September 11th world? How
have contemporary writers and poets “written” the war, and do these two
forms of war writing interact at all? Possible topics include:

CFP: [Gender Studies] Electronic Literature, "Race," and Gender Studies

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:15pm
Lindsay Palmer

An increasing number of writers and visual artists are appropriating
computer animation to enhance their various texts, as well as staking out
a cyber-“space” for these works on the Internet. As this virtual world
grows and intersects with the “real” world, anxiety about reality and its
alleged relationship to the visible may become more and more prevalent in
the literature of the twenty-first century. How does electronic
literature negotiate and de-stabilize vision-based identity categories,
specifically those of race and gender? How do other literary and
artistic genres interact with electronic literature to weaken these
categories? Possible topics include:

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