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CFP: Horror (4/20/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Mark Gellis

I am interested in putting together a panel for the upcoming Midwest
Popular Culture Association conference (October 27-29, 2006,
Indianapolis) on rhetorical aspects of horror. Paper proposals are
invited on topics including but not limited to horror as argument or
social criticism, teaching the genre of horror as a form of rhetoric,
the cultural impact and significance of the genre, and the use of
elements such as the grotesque and the monstrous to create fear and
other emotional and visceral responses in audiences. Paper proposals on
the genre as a whole and on specific authors, works of fiction, and/or
films will be considered. Information on MPCA can be found at

CFP: Hope - Probing the Boundaries 2 (UK) (6/2/06; 9/18/06-9/20/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Dr Rob Fisher

2nd Global Conference
Hope - Probing the Boundaries

Monday 18th September - Wednesday 20th September 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

CFP: Virtual Reality in Real Life (5/5/06; 7/24/06-7/28/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Alex Reid

VR_at_RL: Virtual Reality in Real Life 2006
Online Conference: July 24-28, 2006
Proposal Deadline: 200 words by May 5th

VR_at_RL seeks participants interested in investigating the intersection =20=

of rhetoric and new media. The conference seeks to provide a forum =20
for scholars working in this emerging area of inquiry, to address =20
common problems in research and teaching, and to uncover fruitful =20
points of connection. Fundamentally, the conference will address new =20
media as it exists now and as it is emerging as an embodied, material =20=


Topics might include:

CFP: [Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban Environment (5/12/06; dates not noted)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Here is the Call for Papers in Plain Text
Howard Meltzer

[Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban

We invite individual papers and session proposals addressing the conference
theme from all possible disciplinary angles, such as its representation in
literature, the visual arts, political essays, or scientific and
philosophical writings. We welcome submissions for poster or portfolio
presentation and musical performance as well.

In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the
interaction of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.

CFP: Performing Gender (9/1/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Trixie Smith


Interdisciplinary Conference in Women's Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

February 22-24, 2007

Proposal Information
We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and other presentation
formats such as roundtables, posters, and performances with scholarly and/or
activist emphasis, addressing the general conference topic of women's
studies or the featured theme of "Performing Gender." Proposals are welcome
from all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the sciences, social
sciences, humanities, arts, design, business, sports, and cultural studies.

UPDATE: Male Sexuality in the Female Mind (6/15/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Anna Fåhraeus

Male Sexuality in the Female Mind =96 from Aphra Behn to Annie Proulx

We are putting together a collection of essays that focus on how male=20
sexuality has been represented by women writers, from Aphra Behn=92s=20
post-Restoration drama to Annie Proulx=92s Brokeback Mountain). The=20
objective of the study is to highlight, trace and analyze=20
representations of male desire and sexuality through texts (literary,=20
cinematic, cyber, etc) in order to explore how male sexuality is and=20
has been imagined and re-imagined by women writers. It is hoped and=20
expected that the collection will find a readership both inside and=20
outside academia.

CFP: Classics: Greek (4/14/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Roberta Sabbath

14, 2006
Call for papers: Classics: Greek
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference 2006 (PAMLA)
Standing panel: Classics: Greek

This standing panel welcomes papers about the
English-language *representations* of Greek
and cultures. As this classic culture has had profound
effects on the development of Western philosophy, art,
culture, and religion as it is expressed in the
English speaking world, an exploration of its
resonances in literatures, art, and mass media through
the ages and including today are welcomed.

CFP: Authenticity (grad) (UK) (6/30/06; 9/14/06-9/15/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Joseph Maslen


Call for Papers

An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

14-15 September 2006

A two-day conference at the University of Salford for postgraduate students of
the arts, media and social sciences to consider current and changing
perspectives on authenticity. The intention is to stimulate debate and generate
fresh understandings through interdisciplinary exchange. We welcome papers in
fields such as politics, philosophy, religions and theology, sociology,
psychology, literature, history, classics, visual and screen studies, and the
performing arts.

Possible themes include, but are not restricted to