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CFP: Reading Culture: Text and Community at the Crossroads (11/1/05; 4/29/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Jenkins-Crowe Laurel K

Call for papers
Graduate Conference in Language and Literature 2006, University of Louisiana
The theme for 2006 is Reading Culture: Text and Community at the Crossroads.
Where do textual worlds and the world as text intersect?
We welcome papers in all areas of English, including but not limited to
folklore, literature (all areas and periods), literary theory and criticism,
linguistics, rhetoric, and pedagogy. Creative writing submissions and panel
submissions will also be considered. The keynote speaker will be American
Folklore Societty Fellow, Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and Alcee Fortier
Award winner Carl Lindahl of the University of Houston, author of Swapping

CFP: Moveable Type: Articles and Reviews (grad) (11/15/05; e-journal)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Kiki Benzon


Moveable Type, the online journal of the Postgraduate Society at the
Department of English Language and Literature at University College London,
publishes critical work by postgraduate (MA and PhD) students worldwide.


The editors of Moveable Type seek articles which explore narrative in all
its forms—print text, film, online/hypertext, graphic fiction—and from all
nations and historical periods.

We are also seeking reviews of recent fiction, poetry collections, films,
graphic novels, online narratives, biographies, cultural theory and
literary/film criticism.


CFP: Emerging Scholarship Panel from the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group (10/15/05; ATHE, 8/3/06/-8/6/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Korey Rothman

The Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in =
Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Third =
Annual Emerging Scholarship Panel for the 2006 ATHE conference in =
Chicago. Papers can address any area in the purview of the Music =
Theatre/Dance Focus group, which includes opera, operettas, musicals, =
dance theatre, performance art with music or dance elements, and =
pedagogy in music theatre and dance. Submissions are open to graduate =
students and scholars who have not presented at a national conference, =
as well as established scholars who have not presented or published in =
the areas of Music Theatre or Dance.=20

CFP: Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Archival Bodies (grad) (10/15/05; 2/10/06-2/11/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking submissions for a two-day graduate student
conference focusing on the theme "Archival Bodies" to be held on February
10-11, 2006, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its
2005-06 research theme "States of Autonomy."

CFP: Literature and the City (grad) (12/1/05; 3/24/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Basu, Balaka

City University of New York Graduate Center
English Student Association Conference
Conference Date: March 24, 2006
Call for Papers and Panels:
'Literature and the City' is a conference organized and sponsored by the
English Student Association at CUNY Graduate Center. This conference
seeks to bring together graduate students from a wide variety of
political, critical, and aesthetic perspectives to explore how cities
function in literature as both subject and setting. We invite papers
that examine the multitudinous ways in which cities have captured the
literary imagination and that scrutinize the complex relationships
between language, art, and metropolis.

CFP: Early Modern Secrets and Lies (grad) (1/15/06; 4/28/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Carrie Shanafelt

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the Graduate Center, City University of NY, invites proposals for papers for its second annual conference. This conference, Secrets and Lies, will be held on April 28th, 2006 in New York City. We encourage scholars of all disciplines to submit papers related to the period inclusive of the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and we especially welcome papers with an interdisciplinary methodology. This conference will focus on dissonances between private and public selves as represented in texts and other cultural productions of the early modern era. Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:


Emotional lives

Lies of the body



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.