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CFP: Transoceanic Dialogues (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 3:13pm
Salah Khan

The 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference will be held at The University of California, Riverside on
November 3 and 4 and will have as its special topic Transoceanic
Dialogues. Several sessions will be devoted to literary and philological
aspects of this topic. We invite papers in areas such as, but not
limited to, the following: transoceanic dialogues in a particular
period, genre, or movement (i.e. the Renaissance, the novel,
Romanticism); transoceanic racial, colonial, or postcolonial encounters;
the maritime, navigation, and cartography in literature; the cabinet of
curiosities; transoceanic cultural and linguistic exchanges;

CFP: Christ in Contemporary Cultures (3/31/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Gregor Thuswaldner

Christ in Contemporary Cultures: A Cultural Studies Conference
at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, September 28-30, 2006

Hosted by Gordon College, Center for Christian Studies and partially
funded by the Lilly Foundation Endowment, Inc.

 
Conference Organizers:
Brian Johnson, Ph.D. and Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. CORNEL WEST, Princeton University

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Spaces of Slavery (1/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/2806)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Desiree Henderson

CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.

Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington

CFP: "Science Fiction and Life Writing": Biography Special Issue (8/15/06; journal issue)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
William Howes

Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography_ will be a special
issue on the relation between science fiction and the theory and practice of
life writing. Guest editor John Rieder invites essays on the ways science
fiction explores the recording of lives, including its estrangement and
problematization of the construction of identities, issues of memory and
identity, the integrity or fragmentation of personal identity, the social
construction of personhood, and related topics; or papers that explore the
auto/biographical elements of science fiction, such as the relation of
science fiction to travel writing, captivity narratives, autobiographical

CFP: Crime and Text (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Jan Alber

Dear members of the cfp list,

Below please find a call for papers for a special session at the 2006 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.

With best wishes for the new year,

Jan Alber

CRIME AND TEXT
 
How do fiction, crime reporting, and law concur to create images of crime and criminals? This panel ponders questions of transfer in the development of mentalities about criminality. Proposals by March 1: Jan Alber (jan.alber_at_web.de).
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CFP: Feminist Ethics and Systems of Hierarchy (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Barbara Cook

Abstracts are invited for the MLA 2006 panels sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. MLA will be held in Philadelphia in December 2006 and all presenters must be member of MLA at the time of acceptance of their proposals for the panel, i.e. April 2006.

Feminist Ethics and Systems of Hierarchy

Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited that explore the interconnections between the domination of animals, women, and/or people of color.What place do these hierarchal systems hold in the fabric and literature of feminist ethics? Submit by March 1, 2006 to bcook_at_mtaloy.edu.

UPDATE: Taking Exception (1/20/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Toni Wall Jaudon

CFP: "Taking Exception"
**Extended deadline** Deadline for Abstracts:
Friday, January 20, 2006.
Cornell University, March 3-4, 2006
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Santa Ana, Dartmouth

The Cornell English Department's Graduate Student
Spring Conference is currently accepting abstracts for
its fifth annual conference on literary, cultural, and
theoretical notions of "taking exception". We are
seeking papers of no more than 15 to 20 minutes
addressing issues such as the construction and
interpretation of exceptional subject positions
(including race, gender, ability and sexuality),
exceptional literary and cultural
forms, and the politics / poetics of resistance.

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