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CFP: Holocaust Text & National Context (5/1/06; collection)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:27pm
Michael Schuldiner

Abstract (due 5/1) leading to an essay (due 9/1) on a Holocaust text
(poem, play, film, museum, etc.). The essay provides original research on
the text and foregrounds its relationship to the country in which it was
created or the citizenship of its creator. The essay will be for
publication in a collection of essays, seven of which have already been
collected from the session on "The Human and the Holocaust" at the
American Comparative Literature Association meeting last month. Abstracts
(250 words)or essays should be sent to Michael Schuldiner at

CFP: Rhetorics of Social Formation (5/1/06; 1/19/07-1/20/07)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:27pm
J. David Hester

Rhetorics of Social Formation

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
19 - 20 January 2007

The Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics and the New Testament
Rhetoric Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity is
pleased to announce Rhetorics of Social Formation, the sixth in a
series of highly successful international conferences exploring
rhetorical theory in the context of pressing public issues.

CFP: Shakespeare (and friends) in Popular Culture (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Annalisa Castaldo

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture will hold its annual conference in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

Shakespeare's position in popular as well as high culture remains strong, with new works in fiction, film and other areas. But Shakespeare is not the only Renaissance figure to have a presence in modern popular culture. Other writers, historical figures, events and debates are still part of the popular landscape. This area welcomes topics on any aspect of the overlap or intersection between the Early Modern period (roughly 1500-1700) and the Postmodern one. Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–Shakespeare on film, in TV, comics or fiction

UPDATE: Landscape & the Lyric (4/30/06; ALSC, 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

Call for Papers


2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006


April 7, 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.


The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April


Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.

Please see below for details.




UPDATE: Attention Shoppers! Theorizing the Mall (5/31/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Adam Lawrence


postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory
is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal
published annually by graduate students in the
Department of English Language and Literature at
Memorial University of Newfoundland. Students either
currently enrolled in a post-graduate program or
having recently graduated from one are invited to
submit papers for a special issue exploring the mall
and its itinerant shoppers.

UPDATE: When Genres Collide: Science Fiction Research Association (5/1/06; SFRA, 6/22/06-6/25/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

We have added more guest writers and artists to our upcoming (6/22-6/25)
SFRA 2006 conference. Our updated guest list now includes:

Norman Spinrad: Guest of Honor
Other guests: Nancy Kress, Nalo Hopkinson, R. Garcia y Robertson, William
Sleator, Joan Slonczewski (Distinguished Member Participant), David G.
Hartwell, John "JP" Briggs, Bruce Tayler, Lee Denning, and Samuel R. Delany

Michael Whelan (Special Guest Artist), Abe Echevarria and Tom Kidd

Additionally, we have extended the deadline for essay proposals to May 1, 2006.

All other information remains the same.

Please send one-page paper proposals to:

Thank you.

UPDATE: AIDS in Literature (4/21/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

  The deadline has been extended for an approved special session entitled, "AIDS in Literature" at the Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006.
  Papers are sought especially on the topic of personal integration and dis-integration in characters who are infected with HIV/AIDS. However, the panel gladly encourages submissions on any subject within the broad topic of AIDS in literature.
  The revised deadline for submission of abstracts is April 21, 2006.
 Please send inquiries and abstracts (of 250 words) to:
Donald P. Gagnon, Ph.D.
Department of English
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Berkshire Hall 210 E
Danbury, CT 06810

CFP: Sonic Spectacles: From Event to Text (4/21/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Justin Schell

This CFP is for a special session of the 2006 Midwest Modern Language Association, entitled "Sonic Spectacles: From Event to Text." The conference will be held November 9-12, 2006 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
 On the cusp of the twentieth century, Edison built two machines which transformed temporally and spatially contingent events into reproducible texts, the phonograph and the kinetoscope, and immediately began attempting

CFP: Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today (3/1/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm



A Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807


Academic papers and creative submissions are invited for this special issue to mark the two-hundredth anniversary in 2007 of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.


EnterText volume 7 number 2


Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today


Submissions are invited by 1 March 2007


Forms of slavery, quasi-slavery and the abuse or exploitation of one group by another remain widespread in the world today. Questions which might be addressed include: