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CFP: Motherhood (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
llbroder_at_aol.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Session Title: Literary Criticism: Examining Motherhood
Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (RMMLA)
October 12-14, 2006
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona
 
Proposals are invited for the Literary Criticism panel of the 60th annual RMMLA conference.
 
This panel will explore representations of motherhood in literature by viewing them through the multiple lenses provided by literary criticism. Some approaches to this topic might include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
-Feminist
-Marxist
-Postcolonial
-Historical
-Biographical
-Psychoanalytic
-Poststructuralist
-Queer
-Reader-Response
 

UPDATE: Identity Works: Order and Diversity in Literary Studies (1/16/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
Caley Ehnes

Updates: CFP, Deadlines for proposals and registration

CFP: Deadline for proposals in January 16, 2006 (however, late submissions
may be accepted for consideration up to Friday January 20, 2006).  

The University of Victoria's 7th Annual English Graduate Students Conference
invites proposals for this year's conference, entitled "Identity Works:
Order and Diversity in Literary Studies," to be held at the University of
Victoria from March 3rd to 4th, 2006.

What does it mean to talk about identity in literature and literary
studies?  This year's conference attempts to interrogate constructions,
definitions, categories, and fictions of identity as they are used in
literary studies. 

CFP: Dispensational Spirituality (2/28/06; collection)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
Mark S. Sweetnam

Call for Papers
Contributions are invited for an interdisciplinary volume of essays dealing with
aspects of dispensationalist spirituality. The aim of the volume is to
investigate the wider theological, social and cultural implications of
Dispensational eschatology. Contributions dealing with particular groups, or
with a focus beyond North America, Ireland and the U.K. will be especially
welcome.

Contributions should be 6,000 – 7,000 words in length, and should be footnoted,
using a short title system, in accordance with the Turabian guidelines.

Abstracts should be submitted before February 28, 2006, to sweetnam_at_tcd.ie.

UPDATE: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (3/3/06; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
eng9cal_at_leeds.ac.uk

THE CFP DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
2006. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Harris (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock (CentreCATH,
Leeds), Michel Wieviorka (EHESS, Paris), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

CFP: Disability and Science Fiction (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
VATER Grrl

CFP: Science Fiction and Disability (3/15/06; MLA '06)
For many years, the archetypal image of disability in
science fiction was Robert Heinlein's Waldo, the
embittered, reclusive, socially inept genius who, in
the eponymous story, overcomes myasthenia gravis when
an old sage reveals to him that he can cure himself
through willpower: "Gramps Schneider had told him he
need not be weak! That he could be strong – Strong!
STRONG! He had never thought of it." Since Heinlein's
1942 paean to voluntarist triumph over personal
adversity, disability and dysmorphism have had a
complex history in science fiction. From the gentle
freaks of William Tenn and Theodore Sturgeon to the

CFP: Politics of Memory (grad) (1/16/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
The Politics of Memory

to whom it may concern,
  please forward the following call for papers to your graduate students.
   
    The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
  invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student conference
  The Politics of Memory
  to be held from
  March 31st to April 2, 2006.
   
   
   
   
   
  Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related to, but not limited to, the following questions:
   
  In what ways does literature illuminate the historical construction and remembering of particular identities, events, and nations?

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