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UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April

CFP: Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion
Organizer: Martha Stoddard Holmes
Papers on rhetorics and narratives of peak-/post-oil and energy issues in
geoscience, literature, film, cultural commentary: neo-Malthusianism (the
great die-off), neopastoralism, etc. Abstracts or 8-page papers and brief
bio by March 15 to Martha Stoddard Holmes,

Catherine Belling, PhD

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Bob Winston

The Mystery and Detective Fiction section at SAMLA seeks papers on
mystery and detective fiction. The topic is open, as are approaches and

Please send 200-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers by 1 March 2006
to: (MS Word attachments, please)
Bob Winston
Department of English
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following

CFP: Class, Reportage and War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Todd Vogel

Class, Reportage and War
The MLA Division on Non-fiction Prose, Excluding Auto-biography is hosting a
panel on class, reportage and war that is designed to plumb the class
underpinnings of supposedly factual reporting. Whether in a straight news
story, a feature article or a longer non-fiction piece, for years reporters
have made their journalistic reputations on their war correspondence. These
reports, like other cultural texts in society, are larded with class-based
ideologies that say much about power and social organization. Papers for
this panel may focus on a writer, a piece or a publication. It may seek
comparisons between a distant war and the current war in Iraq or a

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Edwin Arnold

The American Humor Studies Association at SAMLA seeks papers on "The
Unspeakable as a Laughing Matter." As the recent film "The Aristocrats"
shows yet again, dirty can be funny. So can the shocking, the horrid,
the appalling, the repulsive, and the unspeakable, which can be spoken
if there is the right balance of absurdity, wit, and (perhaps) horror
behind it. This panel is open to studies of such humor, whether in
popular jokes, in literature, in film, on television, or the internet.
Presentations may range from discussions of specific authors whose works
trangress through humor, of films or television shows that revel in bad
taste for satiric or moral purposes, of the need for offensive jokes to

CFP: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (2/28/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)

 Annual Conference 2006
"The Legacy of our Roots: A Heritage for the Future"

    The Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
     announces the 2006 Conference Call for Papers to be presented at our=20
next annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-29 October

   The AAHGS Conference endeavors each year to provide the premier> =20
opportunity to explore standard and innovative methods, resources,
     and strategies centered around African-American, Caribbean, Native
     American genealogy and the expansive history of the African in the

CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; disjunctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at Disjunctions, the
University of California,
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Conference, April 7-8, 2006. In keeping
with this year's
theme, Lost in Translation, this panel attempts to investigate how Neil
Gaiman's work translates
into academia.

Although he is probably best known for his Sandman series of graphic novels,
Gaiman is
also an acclaimed novelist. In an attempt to unify Gaiman's canon, this
panel welcomes readings
of both the Sandman and of his novels: Neverwhere, Good Omens, Stardust,
American Gods,
Coraline, and Anansi Boys.