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CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (cschmitt_at_wayne.edu).

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: Folklore and Dramatic Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
Christie Fox

Folklore and dramatic literature
 
The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. In 2006, we invite papers that consider the relationship
between folklore and dramatic literature, including how folklore is employed
by playwrights.
 
Contemporary theatre practice has reached out to incorporate traditional
elements in playwrights¹ search for something new or fresh. Recent examples
include Mary Zimmerman¹s conceptualization of Greek myth in Metamorphoses
and the adoption of puppets in Avenue Q. The inclusion of elements of
tradition goes farther than just subject matter or a gimmick: folklore makes

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
la.green_at_neu.edu

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University),la.green_at_neu.edu. Email submissions only, please; no
attachments.

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
Barbara Ciccarelli

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance
(3/15/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)

Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia

I am requesting submissions for a proposed
panel/special session entitled Life Writing,
Marginalization, Resistance for MLA 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA. Participants must be members by
April 7th and the complete panel with proposals must
be determined and submitted to the MLA program
committee for evaluation by April 1.

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
 
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

UPDATE: Utopian Studies Society: Looking Forward to the End (Spain) (2/28/06; 7/6/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Pere Gallardo

NEW DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ABSTRACTS

Utopian Studies Society
7th International Conference
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
July 6-8, 2006.

Organized by the Department of English & German Studies and the
T-CLAA/ICARUS Research Group, on behalf of the USS, the conference
seeks to be a transversal, interdisciplinary meeting for scholars of
all fields who have an interest in Utopian Studies (literature,
cinema, philosophy, history, political science, economics,
architecture, art, etc.).

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