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CFP: Close Encounters (Netherlands) (12/5/05; SSLA, 6/13/06-6/16/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Manuela Rossini

Dear all:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, the 4th European Biannual Conference of the
Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts is ready for boarding now:

Deadline for submissions of papers and panels: 5 Dec 05.

The conference is organised around 11 thematic streams. For a short
description, possible topics and calls for co-panelists click "Streams" on
the menu.

The site is still under construction: so please check back regularly for
new information on plenary sessions and other events, hotels, calls for
co-panelists, payment arrangements, etc.

Meanwhile, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:

CFP: Haunting, War and Conflict (Sweden) (10/15/05; Space, Haunting, Discourse, 6/15/06-6/18/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Andrew Hill

'Haunting, War and Conflict' - a session to be held at 'Space, Haunting,
Discourse,' an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department =
English at Karlstad University, Sweden, June 15-18, 2006.

Session description:

The realm of the ghostly has figured as a repeated referent in histories =
war and conflict - from the pre-modern practice of invoking ghosts and
spirits to assist in combat, to notions of the ghosts of dead soldiers =
citizens haunting battlefields and sites of destruction, to the =
portrayal of
Al Qaeda as constituting a type of 'phantom enemy'.

CFP: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend (Denmark) (2/1/06; 5/29/06-6/1/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Mikel Koven [mik]

Apologies for cross-posting.


International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-fourth International Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark

May 29 - June 1, 2006

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to =
announce that the 2006 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-fourth =
International Conference is to be held in the 'Blixen Room' in the =
'Black Diamond' building of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. =

CFP: The Literary North: 19th to 21st C. (UK) (1/9/06; 5/20/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Katharine M Cockin

CFP: The Literary North (19th to 21st century)(UK) (01/09/06; 05/20/06)
Call for papers for a one-day conference
At University of Hull, England
Saturday 20 May 2005 9am to 5pm
Keynote speaker: Professor Cora Kaplan, Southampton University

This conference will reassess the stereotypes of the grim North and the
beautiful South in order to investigate literary representations from
and about the north of England.

With a view to making visible the North of England as a significant
trope as well as a vibrant location for literature from the most
contemporary to the nineteenth century, this conference will challenge
the destructive stereotypes of the North which appear to be gaining

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (Italy) (11/20/05; Borders & Crossings, 9/7/06-9/9/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Anastasia Logotheti

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (11/20/2005; Italy, =



Borders & Crossings VI, the sixth International Conference on Travel =
Writing 7-9 September 2006

University of Palermo, Italy.


Panel Title:

Writing Hellas: Modern Greece in 20th century Travel Narratives


 Panel Chair:=20

Dr Anastasia Logotheti, Deree College, The American College of Greece


UPDATE: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK) (9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10/06-7/13/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:14pm
Angelique Wheelock

CFP: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK)
(9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10-13/06)

Deadline Extended!

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature
Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 September, 2005

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers on the above subject to be
delivered at the Thirteenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK,
10-13 July 2006. See for more

UPDATE: Affect and Excess: The Politics of American Melodrama (Cyprus) (9/23/05; EASA, 4/7/06-4/10/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Ilka Saal

Please note the corrected date for the conference!


Workshop at European American Studies Association Biennial Conference
"Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the
United States," April 7-10, 2006, Nicosia, Cyprus.

We invite papers that examine the politics and aesthetics of American
melodrama (on stage, page, and screen).

Please send queries, abstracts (250 words) and brief bio by September 23,
2005 to or

CFP: Victorian Traffic (Australia) (10/15/05; 2/6/06-2/9/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Sue Thomas

CFP: Victorian Traffic (10/15/05; 2/6/2006-2/9/2006)
2006 Conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association
6-9 February 2006
Venue: Hotel Y Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Hosted by La Trobe University
Offers of papers of 20 minutes duration are invited on the conference theme,
³Victorian Traffic². Proposals from a range of disciplines are welcome and
might address
· the history, theory or representation of trade, commerce,
marketplaces and transport
· traffic in ideas, aesthetics, styles and artifacts
· cross-cultural exchange and exchanges