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UPDATE: Gender, Ghosts, History (11/30/05, ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Sladja Blazan

Deadline updated:

Paper proposals are invited for the following seminar at the 2006
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference in
Princeton, NJ:

"Ghosts, Gender, History"

  Seminar Organizer: Sladja Blazan, Humboldt University (Berlin)

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CFP: Human Enhancement and Human Rights (1/1/06; 5/26/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:14pm


"Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights"

May 26-28, 2006

Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California

Submit proposals via e-mail by January 1, 2006 to

Sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Center for
Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences
Much of the criticism of enhancement technologies has focused on the
potential for increased discrimination against women, people of color,
the poor, the differently enabled, or "unenhanced" humans. Some
bioethicists have proposed a global treaty to ban enhancement
technologies as "crimes against humanity."

CFP: Politicizing Texts (grad & undergrad) (12/16/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Acacia Group

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference.

The Acacia Group requests your input and ideas for our upcoming Acacia
Conference titled "Politicizing Texts," to be held February 17th and
18th, 2006. We are interested in topics and panel suggestions that
explore mechanisms of power at work in or influencing the production
of /reading of texts.

CFP: Secrets & Lies (Puerto Rico) (1/12/06; CEA-CC, 3/24/06-3/25/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
CEA Caribbean Chapter

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter=20
Spring 2006 Conference: 24-25 March 2006=20
"Secrets and Lies"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez=20

The CEA-CC invites proposals (for 20-minute paper) on any aspect of the =
topic, including, but not limited to the aesthetics of lies/secrets; =
Public vs. Private Secrets, Secret Histories; Political Secrets; Secret =
Agents, Espionage, Treason; Secret Identities; Secret Societies; Secret =
Codes; Gender Codes; Family Secrets, White Lies; Institutional Lies; =
Lying under oath; Cultural Perceptions of Lies; Lies vs. Truth; =
Constructions of Truth; Half-Truths; Hidden Truths, etc.

CFP: Defining Spaces (grad) (12/15/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm

Defining Spaces

Graduate Association of French and Italian Students
19th Annual Symposium
University of Wisconsin-Madison
March 30-April 1, 2006

We invite abstracts of 300-500 words about "defining
spaces" in French, Francophone, and Italian literary
and cultural studies. Students from multiple
disciplines are encouraged to apply and presentations
in English are recommended. Please submit abstracts
with title and contact information to Sandra Simmons
and Sharon Donaldson at by
December 15, 2005.

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CFP: Drugs and Selfhood (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Lindsey Banco

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
McGill University, Montreal
Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
March 11-12, 2006

This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and
Selfhood, the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which
will take place March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,

"Drugs and Selfhood"

CFP: (En)compass(ing) Language in Criticism and Pop Culture (grad) (12/18/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Brandon Hernsberger

Call for Papers from Graduate Students


"(En)compass(ing) Language: Interplay Within English Studies"


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

March 31st through April 1st


Sponsored by: Texas Tech University's Graduate English Society

Co-Chairs: Brandon Hernsberger and Elizabeth Porter


Address: GES Conference

                                    Texas Tech University

                                    Department of English, Box 43091

                                    Lubbock, Texas 79409-3091

CFP: Theatricality, History, Theory (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Martin Harries

Call for Papers:

Theatricality, History, Theory

The seminar will be part of the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Princeton University,
Princeton, New Jersey, March 23-26, 2006.

Seminar Organizers: Martin Harries, New York University; Andrew Parker, Amherst College