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UPDATE: Close Relations: the Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre (Australia) (4/10/06; 9/20/06-9/23/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Paul Monaghan

UPDATE - CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline extended to April 10, 2006


An international, multi-disciplinary conference linking theatre and=20
performance studies, archaeology, classical studies and reception=20

September 20-23, 2006 at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Convenors: Prof. Frank Sear, Paul Monaghan, Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Proposals for presentations of 20 or 40 minutes duration, including=20
title and abstract of up to 200 words must be received by April 10,=20

CFP: Pressure to Experiment (UK) (5/29/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm

Pressure to Experiment

A two day international conference on experimentation in contemporary writing

Organised by the Centre for Contemporary Writing

To be held at the University of Southampton, UK on
28th and 29th September 2006

This conference explores the role of literary experimentation in contemporary
writing. After nearly a hundred years of modernism we ask what purpose and
meaning we now attribute to experimentation in fiction, in poetry and in
critical thought. Specific questions to be addressed include:

What are the contemporary aesthetic, political, and cultural pressures on

CFP: Monsters and Monstrosities of the Seas (Puerto Rico) (7/31/06; CEA-CC, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Vartan Messier

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
Fall 2005 Conference: 10-11 November 2006
"Our Watery World: Humans and the Sea"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

The CEA-CC invites proposals for a panel titled "Monster and Monstrosities
of the Seas." Please send 200-250 word proposal to Vartan Messier at by 31 July 2006. Proposals may be sent by
email as part of a text message but not as attachments. Presenters must be
registered members of the CEA-CC at the time of the conference.

More information available at

UPDATE: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (4/10/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Tom Paulus

Update - extended deadline

(Another) Slapstick Symposium

A film conference on American slapstick comedy in the silent era, 13th-14th
May, 2006 organized by BLASA (Belgium Luxembourg American Studies
Association), the University of Antwerp (American Studies Group) and VDFC
(Flemish Council for Film Culture)

To be held at the Cinematheque Royale, Brussels, Belgium

(Another) Slapstick Symposium sets out to revisit and rethink some of the
themes and ideas of the original Slapstick Symposium organized by Eileen
Bowser at the Museum of Modern Art in 1985. The conference will focus on
four broad contexts:

CFP: 1st John Dos Passos International Conference (Portugal) (5/31/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Bernardo de Vasconcelos

Conference Name: 1st John Dos Passos International Conference

Name of organizing/sponsoring society or organization: CENTRO CULTURAL =
DOS PASSOS, Direc=E7=E3o Regional dos Assuntos Culturais

Name of contact person: Miguel Oliveira

Enquiries e-mail: <>


Website address:

Conference start date: 12 October 2006

Last day of conference: 14 October 2006

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 31 May 2006


City where conference will be held: Funchal (Madeira Island)


Country: Portugal

CFP: Jeanette Winterson (Turkey) (9/15/06; 12/14/06-12/15/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Margaret Sonmez

The 14th METU British Novelists Seminar

Jeanette Winterson and her Work

will be held on=20

14-15 December 2006

at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Call for Papers=20

You are invited to send proposals for 20-minute presentations on any =
topic directly related to this year's Seminar topic.=20

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to the conference =
organiser at one of the addresses given below by 15th September. =20

The papers presented at the seminar will be published in a Proceedings.=20

CFP: Ecocriticism and Canadian Studies (Spain) (5/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Eva Darias Beautell

Congreso de la Asociaci=F3n Espa=F1ola de Estudios Canadienses
17 y 18 de noviembre de 2006 en la Residencia La Cristalera de la=20
Universidad Aut=F3noma de Madrid.


Panel: Ecocriticism and the Interaction between the Global and the Local =
in Recent Canadian Literature and Art.