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UPDATE: Film & History (11/16/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Leslie Fife

UPDATE: Submission deadline now 15 Nov. 2005
The Film & History Area of the PCA/ACA Annual Conference invites papers
for the coming conference to be held in Atlanta 12 - 15 April, 2006.


The Area covers a wide range of subject matter and disciplines within the area.

In the recent past, for example, we have had papers on films and the Second

World War, British propaganda shorts during the same conflict, Westerns

and their relationship to American history, early film pioneers in Florida, and

Hollywood's film adaptation of "Death of a Salesman". Also, we have had

excellent papers from panellists working in the gender studies area and in

CFP: Postcoloniality and Blackness (8/1/06; journal issue)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Freeman, Patrick L



Callaloo seeks creative and multi-disciplinary critical submissions for a
special issue on "postcoloniality and blackness." For this issue, we are
interested in looking comparatively at the uneven postcolonial situation of
black peoples and cultures in the 21st century. We seek to explore the
diverse material and political circumstances of black postcolonials, and the
limitations of current postcolonial theorizing for the black experience.

Creative Submissions
Previously unpublished work in all genres, including interviews.

CFP: TRAFFIC: mobility, flows, transgression (grad) (12/31/05; 3/10/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm

TRAFFIC: mobility, flows, transgression

March 10, 2006

Plenary Speaker: Professor John Plotz, Brandeis University

The Third Annual English Graduate Conference at Brandeis University

Traffic will be an interdisciplinary conference that explores the movement of
persons, cultural products, objects, and ideas between different contexts:
nations, cultures, territories, class positions, gender identities, racial
boundaries, urban and rural spaces, and political ideologies.

UPDATE: Gender, Ghosts, History (11/30/05, ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Sladja Blazan

Deadline updated:

Paper proposals are invited for the following seminar at the 2006
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference in
Princeton, NJ:

"Ghosts, Gender, History"

  Seminar Organizer: Sladja Blazan, Humboldt University (Berlin)

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separation of past and present. Some cultures integrate the ghost=20
figure into the present in order to provide a sense of continuity. In=20
literature and film the ghost motif has been directly associated with=20
particular cultural meanings, but has also been used as a plot element=20=

CFP: Human Enhancement and Human Rights (1/1/06; 5/26/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:14pm


"Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights"

May 26-28, 2006

Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California

Submit proposals via e-mail by January 1, 2006 to

Sponsored by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Center for
Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences
Much of the criticism of enhancement technologies has focused on the
potential for increased discrimination against women, people of color,
the poor, the differently enabled, or "unenhanced" humans. Some
bioethicists have proposed a global treaty to ban enhancement
technologies as "crimes against humanity."

CFP: Politicizing Texts (grad & undergrad) (12/16/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Acacia Group

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference.

The Acacia Group requests your input and ideas for our upcoming Acacia
Conference titled "Politicizing Texts," to be held February 17th and
18th, 2006. We are interested in topics and panel suggestions that
explore mechanisms of power at work in or influencing the production
of /reading of texts.

CFP: Secrets & Lies (Puerto Rico) (1/12/06; CEA-CC, 3/24/06-3/25/06)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
CEA Caribbean Chapter

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter=20
Spring 2006 Conference: 24-25 March 2006=20
"Secrets and Lies"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez=20

The CEA-CC invites proposals (for 20-minute paper) on any aspect of the =
topic, including, but not limited to the aesthetics of lies/secrets; =
Public vs. Private Secrets, Secret Histories; Political Secrets; Secret =
Agents, Espionage, Treason; Secret Identities; Secret Societies; Secret =
Codes; Gender Codes; Family Secrets, White Lies; Institutional Lies; =
Lying under oath; Cultural Perceptions of Lies; Lies vs. Truth; =
Constructions of Truth; Half-Truths; Hidden Truths, etc.