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UPDATE: Violence in the Contemporary UK (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Matt Hart

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary United Kingdom
MLA Special Session, December 2006

UPDATE (corrected text)

Abstracts by 10 March 2006

Matthew Hart
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For a proposed Special Session at the December 2006 MLA Convention in
Philadelphia, I am looking for papers that discuss the theme, problem,
object, or practice of violence in recent British and Northern Irish
writing. I will consider abstracts until 10 March 2006, at which point I
wish to collaborate with two or three others in drafting a panel
proposal to reach the MLA by 1 April 2006.

CFP: American Dialect Association "Open Topic" (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Francis, Toni \(USF Lakeland\)

The South Central American Dialect Association invites abstracts for the
annual meeting and presentation at the conference of the South Central
Modern Language Association. The conference will take place on October
26-28, 2006 in Dallas, TX.

The panel chair will consider presentations on all dialect studies from
all geographic regions and welcomes all disciplinary approaches to
dialects and dialect studies.

Please submit 500 word abstracts or complete papers by March 15, 2006 to
Toni Francis at

CFP: Autobiography (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Anita J Duneer

CFP: Autobiography (03/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

**Panel Topic: Autobiography**

Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference. The panel is open to any topic related to lifewriting.

Please e-mail a 500-word proposal and a 50-word abstract (in the body of the message body or as an attachment) to

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders


April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, by May 15. Visit

CFP: Irish Literature and Irresponsibility (Singapore) (4/10/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Cornelius Anthony Murphy \(Assoc Prof\)

Irish Literature Panel=20
English Literature Conference - Singapore:
28-30 September 2006 NTU Singapore
Jorge Luis Borges once claimed that "the Irish have always been the =
iconoclasts of the British Isles." Bearing Borges' suggestion in mind, =
it is hoped that this panel will address the perception of Irish =
literature as a category of writing that has frequently been provocative =
to formal and social norms. As Irish writers have been pivotal in the =
dominant, frame-breaking, literary categories of this century, like =
Modernism (Yeats, Joyce, Beckett) and Postmodernism (Joyce, Beckett, =
Flann O'Brien, Banville), a discussion on irresponsibility has =

UPDATE: Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science (UK) (3/1/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

Plenary speaker and conference web site announced:

Update: Representation in Art and Science (London; June 22-3,

Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science

Two-day conference in London, 22-23 June 2006

Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2006

Keynote speakers: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), James
Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago/University
College Cork, Ireland) and John Hyman (University of Oxford)

Organisers: Roman Frigg (LSE) and Matthew Hunter (Courtauld
Institute of Art/University of Chicago)

UDPATE: College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference (3/2/06; 4/28/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

The College English Association of Ohio (CEAO) invites panels, papers,
and roundtables for our conference theme of: "Strategies for
teaching, learning and scholarship in literature and composition".
Topics might
include: articulation, licensure, two- and four- year institutions,
cohorts, pedagogy, technology, composition, upper-division writing,
rhetoric, literature, secondary and post-secondary institutions,
collaboration, writing centers, or other related topics. Papers on
other topics will also be considered.

CEAO welcomes proposals from graduate students, adjunct and part-time
instructors, full-time faculty, as well as individuals living/working
both inside Ohio and outside Ohio.

CFP: AHRC Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body (grad) (UK) (3/17/06; 5/12/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

Call for Papers=20

Research Training Study Day: Memory, Illness and the Body

Venue: Institute of Romance and Germanic Studies, University of London

Date: Friday, 12 May 2006


Papers are invited from UK-registered research students in modern
languages and related fields for a research training study day on
'Memory, Illness and the Body.' =20


CFP: Religion and Literature (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
esra mirze

Session Title: Literature and Religion

RMMLA Convention

October 12 - October 14, 2006

DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona

Deadline: March 15, 2006

  I would like to invite submissions for the session on Literature and Religion. Papers can address a wide range of perspectives by focusing on specific writers and works that explore religious identity, its place in secular societies, and the way it impacts the national collective.
  A range of topics may include:
  - Religious identity
  - Religion and nation
  - Secularism
  - Fundamentalism
  - Religion and revolution
  -Institutionalized Religion