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CFP: American Periodicals (9/30/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Jared Gardner


_American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and
Bibliography_ invites contributions on all issues related to
periodical studies, including theoretical interventions in the field,
studies of specific publications or historical figures, and
pedagogical approaches to working with periodicals. We are eager for
essays addressing everything from the earliest colonial newspapers
and nineteenth-century literary magazines to contemporary
periodicals, 'zines, and electronic serials. For consideration for
the 2007-08 issues, please send submissions by September 30, 2006.

CFP: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:26pm
Alison Younger

The University of Sunderland
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Keynote speaker announced:

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cott (Harvard)
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Mimeograph Revolution (4/25/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Brian Glavey

"The Mimeograph Revolution and the Avant-Garde"
Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association
Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 19-22, 2006

In recognition of MSA8=92s host city, this proposed panel seeks papers =20=

on the work of Joe Brainard, Ted Berrgian, and Ron Padgett. Although =20
generally associated with the second-generation New York School, =20
these figures might also be usefully identified with the city in =20
which their collaboration began: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Indeed, as =20
significant as is their debt to Ashbery, O=92Hara, and company, in many =20=

ways this filial relation has obscured the degree to which their work =20=

CFP: Wharton and Material Cultures of the Book (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book edited collection:
deadlines extended‎
‎(abstracts, 7/1/2006; contributions, 12/31/2006).‎

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the idea of the material culture of
the book as widely as they wish, ‎drawing upon research from sociology,
economic and social history, literary theory, bibliography, book ‎history,
philosophy and anthropology. I would particularly welcome contributors seeking to
examine ‎Wharton’s publication, production, dissemination and place in book
history and material culture outside of an ‎American context. Some topics that
you might wish to discuss include:‎

CFP: The Archive, the Book, and the Library (4/20/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Timothy Carmody

Call for Papers:

The Archive, the Book, and the Library

Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8 (2006)
October 19-22, 2006, Tulsa, OK

This panel seeks proposals on modernist critiques of (and experimentation
with) the technology and institutions of the book. In what ways did
modernist authors and movements address the material manifestations of
literature, both old and emerging, in an effort to "make it new"?

UPDATE: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (4/16/06; 6/10/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sas Mays

Extended abstract deadline and new date:

Westminster English Colloquia Series
Call for Papers
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings in various senses clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (4/3/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:10pm
Deborah Champion

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 6-7, 2006
Savannah, GA
Proposals are currently being accepted for the Georgia Conference on
Information Literacy.
Proposals due no later than April 3, 2006
Submit On Line at
What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a
need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and
effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
The 2006 Conference on Information Literacy