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CFP: Imagining Brooklyn (12/1/06; 2/26/07 & 5/7/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Martha Jane Nadell

Imagining Brooklyn
The Center for the Study of Brooklyn and the Ethyl R.Wolfe Institute for the
Humanities announce two interdisciplinary half-day conferences about
Brooklyn to be held at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Entitled "Imagining Brooklyn," the conferences will ask what makes Brooklyn
Brooklyn. With much of Brooklyn undergoing a major social and cultural
change to match its architectural transformation, we will explore the
borough¹s identity, past and present; the role of its ethnic and
neighborhood communities in creating that identity; its tradition of
authenticity; and the idea of Brooklyn as cool. We call for papers that

CFP: Varieties of Cultural History (UK) (12/7/06; 7/5/07-7/8/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Andrew Gordon

>>Varieties of Cultural History: Theory and Practice in the Cultural
>>Histories of Medicine, Science, Literature and the Arts
>>University of Aberdeen, 5-8 July 2007
>>King's College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
>>Call for Papers
>>Proposals for papers are invited for the conference 'Varieties of
>>Cultural History' to be held at the University of Aberdeen, 5-8 July 2007.

CFP: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (12/31/06; 3/9/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

      ?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary
conference, will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad
spectrum of historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

      We seek papers that intervene in critical discourses surrounding
either the conceptual space of utopia or the creation of actual
utopian places (or both). We encourage examinations of utopia in such
disciplines as literature, film, visual culture, anthropology,
cultural studies, psychology, history, gender studies, philosophy, and
critical theory.

CFP: Pathologies: Scientific and Cultural Representation of the Normal and the Abnormal (grad) (1/29/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Andrew Klein

  Scientific and Cultural Representations of the
  Normal and the Abnormal
  Rice University
  March 16â€"17, 2007
  Keynote Speaker: Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of English and American Literature and associate director of American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of several books and essays, including Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and editor of The Masculinity Studies Reader.

CFP: Ireland: Going East (11/30/06; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:40am

“Ireland: Going East”

16-17 March 2007
Institut du Monde Anglophone
Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
5, rue de l’Ecole de Médecine
75006 Paris

The Groupe de Recherche en Etudes Irlandaises de l’Université Sorbonne
Nouvelle-Paris 3, will host the annual conference of the SOFEIR (Société Française
d’Etudes Irlandaises) on 16th and 17th March 2007. The theme of the
conference will be: “Ireland: Going East”. Proposals for papers (250 words max.)
should be sent to Wesley Hutchinson and Carle Bonafous-Murat, before 30th
November 2006. Contact:

CFP: Food and Literary Imagination (no deadline noted; CEA, 4/12/07-4/4/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:40am
Walter Levy

You are invited to submit papers for a panel on "Food and Literary
Imagination" at the 38th annual meeting of the CEA in New Orleans Suggested
topics for this panel should discuss aspects of food imagery, symbol, and
metaphor in fiction, non- fiction, poetry, drama, or film. Contact is
Walter Levy,