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UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

CFP: Ninth International Milton Symposium (UK) (no deadline noted; 7/7/08-7/11/08)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Dzelzainis M

Ninth International Milton Symposium

Call for Papers

2008 marks the quatercentenary of John Milton's birth in Bread Street, =
London - the city in which he was to live and work for much of his life. =
It is therefore appropriate that the Ninth International Milton =
Symposium will be celebrating this event with a five-day conference, =
7-11 July 2008, under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies =
at the University of London.

The Planning Committee (see below) invites papers on − but not =
restricted to − the following broad themes:

CFP: Medieval Studies: Borderlines 2007: Minds and Mentalities (grad) (UK) (1/31/07;4/13/07-4/15/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Daniel Mc Cann

Borderlines XI: Call for Papers

Minds and Mentalities

Papers from postgraduates in medieval studies and related fields are
invited for the eleventh annual Borderlines conference, 'Minds and
Mentalities', to be held at Queen's University Belfast on April
13-15, 2007. The title is intended to embrace as wide a range of
research interests as possible, with papers being welcome from all
disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Thus,
prospective speakers are encouraged to interpret this title with
reference to any specialism; including literature, theology,
philosophy, historiography, psychology, performance, material
culture, the history of ideas, and art history.

UPDATE: Sylvia Plath Symposium (UK) (5/15/07; 10/25/07-10/29/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:17am
Connors, Kathleen D

CFP: Sylvia Plath (Oxford) (05/15/07; 10/25/07-10/29/07)

The University of Oxford and Indiana University invite you to
participate in The Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium Literary Conference
to be held on the Oxford campus from Thursday through Monday, October
25 - 29, 2007.

CFP: Tolkien Down Under: The Art and Science of Magic in Middle-earth (Australia) (6/30/07; 8/25/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:17am
Michael Kennedy

Tolkien Seminar
The Tolkien Society & Tol Harndor
Saturday, 25th August 2007
Sydney, Australia

Tolkien Down Under - The Art and Science of Magic in Middle-earth

Call for Papers

This significant annual event in the Tolkien calendar is being held overseas
for the first time in Sydney, Australia. With attendees travelling from
around the world this will have an international festive feel.

The magic of Middle-earth is wide-ranging in scope and can cover not only
all aspects of magic in the works of Tolkien but also the enchantment that
Tolkien's writings have instilled in Tolkien fans far and wide.

Some potential topics for consideration might be:

CFP: Japanese and Korean Environmental Literature (Japan) (12/25/06; ASLE, 8/19/07-8/21/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:16am

We welcome proposals dealing with English-language representations of
Korean and Japanese environmental issues and literature. Proposals
dealing with the writings of Gary Snyder, especially in regard to his
activities in Asia, are also particularly welcome. Translation services
will be provided to make papers and presentations available in English,
Japanese, and Korean.

Below is the material we would like posted.


Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
Japan-Korea Joint Symposium
August 19-21, Kanazawa, Japan

CFP: Literary London 2007: Representations of London in Literature (UK) (2/28/07; 7/19/07-7/20/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:16am
Lawrence Phillips

The 6th Annual Literary London conference will be hosted by the Department
of English University of Westminster, London, at their 309 Regent Street
building. ( Originally founded as the
Polytechnic Institution by Sir George Cayley, a higher education building
has stood at this site in the West End of London since 1838.

London is one of the world's major cities with a long and rich literary
tradition reflecting both its diversity and its significance as a cultural
and commercial centre. Literary London 2007 aims to:

CFP: Anglo-French Cinematic Relations 1930-present (UK) (4/30/07; 9/14/07-09/16/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:51pm
Wheatley C.

Apologies for cross-postings...


An International conference hosted by the Department of Film Studies,
Southampton University, and supported by the AHRC.
September 14 - 16 2007

Keynote addresses will be given by Pam Cook, Sarah Street, Robert Tombs
and Ginette Vincendeau.

CFP: African Oedipus (Netherlands) (12/20/06; AEGIS, 7/11/07-7/14/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:51pm
Ide Corley-Carmody

Addressing the question of how psychoanalytic theories might speak
about "race," Hortense Spillers gives the term "African Oedipus" to a
model of cultural self-formation which recognizes the status of the
"father" as a social function rather than a biological genitor ("'All
the Things You Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your
Mother': Psychoanalysis and Race"). For Spillers, the term "African
Oedipus" mediates a sociosymbolic order characterized by shifting
specular relations rather than by the fixed hierarchical positions and
meanings attributed to the father, the mother and the child within the
traditional Freudian model. The term "African Oedipus" is also linked