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CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford




The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

CFP: History and Memory in the Literature of the U.S. South (12/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
David A. Davis

For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race

CFP: Faith, Belief and Community (2/28/06; online journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Julie Barr

eSharp is the online journal for social sciences, arts and humanities postgraduates based at the University of Glasgow. It is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the world of academic publishing.

The first six issues are currently online at and we are now looking for submissions for the seventh edition to be launched in May 2006. We welcome papers from postgraduates working in all areas.

The theme of the seventh edition is:

Faith, Belief and Community

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: Intersections: Literature, Science, Nature (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
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.

Intersections: Literature, Science, Nature.

Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited that discuss relationships between literature, science, and nature and/or scientific theory and literary theory. Submit by March 1, 2006 to

CFP: University of West Georgia Literature Conference: Fear and Awe (5/30/06; 11/2/06-11/4/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
J Agan

The University of West Georgia



Suggested theme: FEAR AND AWE

For the 2006 conference, papers and sessions may be presented on any
conception of fear and awe in literature, visual arts, and/ or cinema.
Papers may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

We welcome also proposals for papers on _any topic_ of interest to
literature, culture, and art scholars.


When: *November 2-4, 2006 <>
*Where*: Sheraton Colony Square Hotel-Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia <>
*Deadline for one-page abstracts*: May 30, 2006 <>

CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Lois Wolfe

FACS Literary Journal

Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies=20


Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation


Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?


CFP: The Place of Music in Science Fiction and Fantasy (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Seo-Young Jennie Chu

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
December 27 - 30, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The MLA Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic
Literature invites submissions for a panel titled "The Place of Music in
Science Fiction and Fantasy."

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

* Defining "science-fiction music." What makes a work of music
"science-fictional"? Possible subtopics: micropolyphony, symmetrical
divisions of the octave, experimental musical technologies (e.g., the
Ondes Martenot).

* The relationship of music to other nonverbal arts (e.g., painting,
architecture, photography) in science fiction and fantasy.

UPDATE: Trans&ndash;&ndash; : Negotiations and Resistance (grad) (1/20/06; 4/7/06&ndash;4/8/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Mary-Ann Davis

Trans --: Negotiations and Resistance

19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Association of English Graduate Students
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
April 7 - 8, 2006

* Keynote speakers
* Abstract deadline extension
* Conference website


We are pleased to announce critical keynote speaker Juana Maria Rodriguez, and creative keynote speaker Pireeni Sundaralingam, with Colm O'Riain.