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CFP: Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading (UK) (1/15/07; 9/1/07-9/2/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Anouk Lang

First Call for Papers

Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading
A conference at the University of Birmingham, UK

1 & 2 September 2007

Keynote Speakers:
Janice Radway (Duke University) & Elizabeth Long (Rice University)

Book groups, Lit Blogs, on-line bookstores, book festivals, reader
magazines, 'One Book, One Community,' Reader's Guides, 'Richard & Judy's
Book Club,' Book TV, 'Canada Reads,' the 'Nancy Pearl Action Figure,'
'Tuesday Night Book Club,'... reading is hot!

CFP: Electronic Communication (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

    Call for Papers
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
  In a culture of information, "noise" marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are "error" and
  "noise" structured in popular culture as a threat to social

CFP: Readers, Reading and Reception in Medieval Devotional Literature and Practice (9/30/06; collection)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm

apologies for x-posting
(Essay Collection)
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Reading in History (8/15/06; collection)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Bonnie Gunzenhauser

Proposals are sought for essays to be published in an edited collection titled Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. Please see the description of the proposed collection below. Cambridge Scholars Press has expressed interest in publishing this collection; negotiations for publication will be completed later this year, and completed essays will be due in late 2006.