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CFP: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:13pm

Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

The Visual Studies Graduate Student Association at the University of
California, Irvine, calls for papers from a wide-range of areas of study
that investigate and critically explore, contest, engage with, the concept
of "failure."

CFP: NEMLA Graduate Caucus Paper Prize (grad) (12/15/05; journal issue)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Darcie Rives

Graduate Student Caucus Paper Prize
Call for Papers: Article-length versions of graduate student papers presented at any of the panels at the 2005 Boston Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) conference.

Each year, NEMLA awards an annual prize to the best article-length version of a graduate student paper presented at any of the convention's sections. The winning paper, as determined by a committee of peers, will be published in the NEMLA journal Modern Language Studies.

The submission deadline for the 2006 Graduate Student Caucus Paper Prize is December 15, 2005.

CFP: (Re)Imagining Arthur: Cultural and Theoretical Contexts of the Arthurian Legends (grad) (11/11/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
April Toadvine

Call for Papers for Conference for Medieval Studies (Grad)


We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the fourth annual
Conference for Medieval Studies, a graduate conference sponsored by
Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval interest group, to be held at Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana from February 17-18, 2006. The theme for
this year's conference is "(Re)Imagining Arthur: Cultural and Theoretical
Contexts of the Arthurian Legends."


Bonnie Wheeler, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Southern
Methodist University and Editor of Arthuriana, will be the plenary speaker
for this year's conference.


CFP: Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize (10/15/05; online publication)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Bowling Kivmars

Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize

Submissions are invited for the 2005 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize.

Literature Compass aims to be the starting point for anyone in an academic setting who needs to find authoritative reference information on a topic, drawn from high-quality published reference works, and the latest thinking on the topic, specially commissioned from leading academics in the field.

There will be a prize awarded for each of the 9 sections on Literature Compass:

Eighteenth Century
Seventeenth Century
The Victorians
Twentieth Century

CFP: Leon Edel Prize: Henry James (grad & jr faculty) (11/1/05; journal issue)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
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The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (in duplicate, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to

CFP: (Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural Discourses (grad) (10/17/05; 2/24/06-2/26/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm

(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural

February 24-26, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

"Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to
distinguish us from them."
                —Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands la Fronterra

CFP: Materials of Modern Sculpture, 1945-Present (grad) (9/30/05; 2/4/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Morna O'Neill

The Materials of Modern Sculpture
A one-day graduate student symposium
Saturday, February 4, 2006
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

This one-day graduate student symposium will address the materials of
modern sculpture and changing conceptions of the sculptural object from
1945 to the present.