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CFP: The Food Memoir: Tales of Family and Culture (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Waxman, Barbara

The food memoir is an increasingly popular subgenre of autobiography, a
form of autobiography that often presents what Paul John Eakin calls the
"relational life story," a narrative connecting one person's story of
self-development to parents, siblings, spouses, or "proximate others."
Examples include Leslie Li's Daughter of Heaven, M.F.K. Fisher's The
Gastronomical Me, and Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone. Food memoirs
intertwine narratives of family life, travel, and cross-cultural
experiences with recipes and the author's representation of an evolving
self. Essays of 7 to 8 pages or 250-word abstracts are welcome. Please
send these to waxmanb_at_uncw.edu by April 1, 2006.=20

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
EGSO Albany

  Call for Panels and Papers: NEW DEADLINE 3/1/06
   
  The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and Sunday 23, 2006:
   
  Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities
   
  Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical Studies"
   

CFP: Fashion and Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Fortunato, Paul

CFP: Fashion and Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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We invite submissions for a panel on Fashion and Literature at the=20

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, in Tucson, AZ, =
October 2006.=20

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We invite a wide variety of topics, but are particularly interested in =
the following:

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fashion and theories of art

clothing as a sign or as language

clothing and class, passing

clothing as both mask and self-expression

economics of clothing, consumer culture and art

fashion design

costume, theater, film, and fashion

fashion and celebrity culture

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CFP: Disability and the Modern Black Body (4/15/06; CAAR, 4/18/07-4/21/07)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
chris bell

Call for Papers
Disability and the Modern Black Body

The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
will convene its seventh international conference from
18 to 21 April, 2007 at the National University in
Madrid, Spain. The theme for the conference is
"Blackness and Modernities." Drawing on the
conference aim to include presentations on "The Modern
Black Body," this workshop will examine how disability
informs the desirability, experience, knowledge, and
representation of that subjectivity.

Participants might speak to the following concerns
(the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):

CFP: Text and Hypertext: Dictionaries and their Readers/Users (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
steele_at_TCNJ.EDU

Call for Papers
MLA 2006 Convention, Philadelphia
Lexicography Discussion Group

Text and Hypertext: Dictionaries and their Readers/Users

Increasingly, dictionaries appear in multiple forms, printed and
web-based, that elicit different responses from their readers. Papers
addressing the changes in the needs and expectations of dictionary users
and the differing requirements of multiple media welcome.

Abstracts due by March 15, 2006 to Felicia Jean Steele (steele_at_tcnj.edu).
Newcomers to the Modern Language Association welcome, although all
participants in convention sessions must be MLA members by 7 April 2006.

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
raneyv_at_juno.com

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

I'm seeking papers from graduate students that examine mythologization in comics. Which myths, legends and folktales have been retold? Where do these retellings remain faithful and how do they depart from the original stories? What does this suggest about motifs and topologies? These and other similar questions are the focus of the Visual Studies panel.

CFP: Intermountain Graduate Conference (grad) (2/15/06; 4/8/06)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Bruce Esplin

Through our academic conversation among scholars, writers, and students in the Intermountain West, we aim to foster a greater understanding of the creative connections that exist between ourselves and the spaces we inhabit—whether local or global, contemporary or historical.

UPDATE: Global Cities: An Interdisciplinary Conference (UK) (3/31/06; 6/29/06-6/30/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Lawrence Phillips

Global Cities - An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by the Deanery of Humanities and organised by the Narrated Spaces Research Group
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool, 29th-30th June 2006

CFP date extended to: 31.03.06
Conference website: http://hopelive.hope.ac.uk/mahumanities/GolbalCities/index.htm

Plenary speakers: Professor Alan Gilbert (University College London), Professor Gregory Lee (Jean Moulin University, Lyon III), Professor Bill Chambers (Liverpool Hope University)

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