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CFP: [General] Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (GASC) 2008 - Deadline Extension

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 3:13am
Amir Khan

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions (500 words) for
the 2008 Generative Anthropology Summer Conference has been extended to
March 31st.

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

UPDATE: [General] The Future of Bisexuality

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:56am
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality will explore the
future of bisexualityâ€"as an identity, as a community grouping, as a flash
point for activism, as a critical way to interrogate and understand hetero-
and mono-sexualities, and as an erotic inspiration for a variety of art
projects. The editor, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, invites scholarly, personal,
and experimental articles that explore what the future of bisexuality might
be in shifting cultural, social, and political climates. Collectively,

UPDATE: [General] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:54am
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

CFP: [General] Midwest PCA: Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 7:23pm
Kathryn Edney

The Mystery, Thriller and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular
Culture Association announces a call for papers for its upcoming
conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2008.

Proposals will be accepted on all aspects of mystery, thriller and
crimefiction (literature, film, television, comics) and are due by April
30, 2008. 100-200 word abstracts and contact information should be sent
to Kathryn Edney via email at

More information regarding the conference can be found at

CFP: [General] Annual PAMLA Conference

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:05pm
Salah Khan

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for panels in the Humanities at the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, Pomona
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008. In addition to a
broad range of fields explored at the conference, this year's special
topic will be "Violence and Representation."

Please see full Call For Papers at:

Please send paper title, 50-word abstract and 500-word proposal to
appropriate Chair by March 15.

CFP: [General] disClosure: a journal of social theory ⢠Issue 18: WAR

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 2:46pm
Pearl James

disClosure: a journal of social theory • Issue 18: WAR


The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore WAR
as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics
might include:


Geographies of War
Historiographies of War
War and the Economy
The Media and War
Identities and War
Memories of War
Gender and War

UPDATE: [General] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may