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CFP: Modern Maculinities: A Narrative of Heroes and Failures (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Amy Tooth Murphy

Modern Masculinity: A Narrative of Heroism and Failure

Papers are invited for a special panel at ‘Return to Gender’, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. In a recent news item reviewing the latest ‘Superman’ film, the news anchor asked if the actor playing Superman was a ‘mincing metrosexual’. What does a modern masculine hero look like? Is the often discussed crisis in masculinity empowering or emasculating? Possible topics include:

CFP: Queer Mainstreams in Visual Culture (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Churnjeet Kaur Mahn

Queer Mainstreams in Visual Culture

Papers are invited for a special panel at ‘Return to Gender’, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. The panel will address how queer identities have been constructed in visual culture (film, TV, magazines, pulp fiction, etc). How is non-heteronormative behaviour and identity portrayed? Have these identities become commodified or do they still have a ‘queer’ potential? Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Gender Technologies and Utopias (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Anne Kastner

Gender Technologies and Utopias

Papers are invited for this special panel at ‘Return to Gender’, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. The panel will address how technological, scientific and medical advancements have affected perceptions of gender both culturally and socially. Are traditional notions of masculinity and femininity becoming irrelevant given the present diversity of possible alternative identities? How might we envisage gender utopias/dystopias in the later 21st century? How has technological/scientific research opposed or contributed to the existence of gendered power structures? Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Ethics of Photography (grad) (9/30/06; 2/11/07)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Morna O'Neill

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Ethics of Photography
A one-day graduate student symposium
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

This one-day graduate student symposium will address the ethics of making and
viewing photographs and the changing conceptions of the ethical concerns
inherent in those practices throughout the history of the medium.

CFP: Romantic and Victorian Entertainments (grad) (12/1/06; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

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Friday, August 11, 2006 - 9:15pm
Melissa Edmundson

Romantic and Victorian Entertainments

Graduate Student Literature Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia

March 23-24, 2007

>From the Grand Tour to gambling, and grand balls to opium dens, nineteenth-century authors represented entertainment in various ways. The virtues and vices of nineteenth-century amusements and leisure activities were themes in both British and American literature of the period, and these areas of life reflected and defined the historical, social, and literary climate of the century.

UPDATE: Between Future and Fatality: Utopian and Dystopian Ideas in German Literature, Film, and Culture (grad) (8/31/06; 10/27/

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Friday, August 11, 2006 - 8:08pm
focusonlit_at_fastmail.fm

"Between Future and Fatality:
Utopian and Dystopian Ideas in German Literature, Film, and Culture."

The German Graduate Student Governance Association of the University of
Cincinnati and the editors of the graduate student journal Focus on
German Studies present the Eleventh Annual Focus Graduate Student
Conference held on October 27-28, 2006 at the University of Cincinnati

Keynote speaker: THOMAS MEINECKE

CFP: UNSW School of English Postgraduate Symposium (grad) (Australia) (9/1/06; 10/12/06-10/13/06)

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Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
hmoritz_at_tpg.com.au

"CONTEMPLATING THE VOID": POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM XIII, SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY
OF NEW SOUTH WALES, Sydney, Australia, October 12-13, 2006

What fills the gap left by the evacuation of the grand narratives? What is the value of negative space?
Silence? Incoherence? What are the politics and problematics of representation in a world oft marked
by political, intellectual, and spiritual chaos? In contemporary society, how can language function as a
bridge, articulating loss and thereby filling the void with significance?

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