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CFP: [General] Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:04am
Monica Germana

Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Westminster University,

5-6 September 2008

Call for Papers

We are seeking papers exploring the intersections of fashion and
literature in postmodern/postcolonial cultures. Possible topics include
(but are not limited to):

•Hybridity
•Parody
•Performativity
•Size 0
•Cyberpunk
•Simulation
•Margins
•Self-reflectivity
•Alienation
•Fetish
•Identity
•Otherness
•Camouflage
•Global Fashions
•Dress Policies
        

Please send 500 words abstracts and any queries to:

Dr Monica Germanà, M.Germana_at_derby.ac.uk

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UPDATE: [General] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:18pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

UPDATE: [General] Interactions: Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:04pm
Sebnem Toplu

"Interactions" is an international journal on British and American
Literature and Culture, published biannually in Fall and Spring by Ege
University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey). It is
internationally refereed and indexed in MLA InternationalBibliography and
Thomson Gale, featuring essays, film and book reviews (ISSN 1300-574-X).
Articles (4000-7000 words) and reviews (2000-4000 words) should follow
MLA paranthetical citation format. General submission deadlines are July
1 for the Fall Issue and December 1 for the Spring Issue. Submissions
should be sent by email attachments (word doc.) to: Both: Assoc.Prof.Dr.
Sebnem Toplu and Dr. Secil Saracli, Editors.

CFP: [General] Proposed Panel on Reading for the CEA Conference

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 4:01pm
Kimberly Baldus

Seeking abstracts for a proposed panel focusing on literary texts that
frame reading as a transitional/transformative experience. Abstracts of
200-500 words are due by October 30, 2007.

The proposed panel will take place at the College English Association’s
Annual Conference on March 27-29, 2008 (in St. Louis, Missouri). A full
description of the CEA conference theme can be accessed at
http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2008.htm.

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