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

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)

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:

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

CFP: Short Fiction Session (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/28/06-10/30/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Julie Chappell

Abstracts are invited for the Short Fiction Session of the South Central
Modern Language Association meeting which will take place in Fort Worth,
Texas, 28-30 October 2006.

"Revolutionizing Short Fiction: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and
Katherine Anne Porter"

This session invites papers exploring any of the revolutionary and
revolutionizing aspects of the short fiction of Kate Chopin, Katherine
Mansfield, and/or Katherine Anne Porter. Four papers will be accepted for
this panel.

Some aspects of "revolution" which might be explored include but are not
limited to the:

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30
December 2006.

This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

UPDATE: Interface: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (grad) (2/3/06; 5/2/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
alex wetmore

Please be advised that the date of the conference is
no longer 4 May 2006 and will now be held on 2 May
2006. Also, we are happy to say we have confirmed that
cultural theorist and music scholar Dr. Richard
Leppert will be our keynote speaker. The deadline for
submissions remains 3 February 2006. For further
information please take a look at our revised CFP
included below. We look forward to reading your

Alex Wetmore
(conference co-organizer)

Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: "Ruptures"