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CFP: Dance Matters (India) (3/30/06; 8/10/06-8/11/06)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
nilanjana gupta


Dance Matters

The School of Media, Communication and Culture at
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India is pleased to
announce a two-day symposium titled Dance Matters on
August 10-11 2006. This symposium proposes to bring
to the forefront innovative approaches that have
placed dance at the center of scholarly research on
body, ritual, culture, identity, history, gender, and
power. Selected papers from the symposium will be
published in a book.

CFP: Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S. (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:11pm
Roth, Laurence

Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S.

Recent investigations into American Jewish popular literature and culture
have highlighted both the ³inside² interest of American Jews to subvert or
recontextualize Jewish identity, and the ³outside² interest of the culture
industries in exploiting yet another profitable brand of urban youth

But less explored are the Jewish popular literatures that developed in
Eastern and Western Europe, in Israel and the Middle East, and among
Orthodox as well as secular Jews upon their entrance into modernity. Their
extensive history offers a much-needed transnational context for the
contemporary American Jewish scene.

CFP: On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic (Netherland) (2/20/06; 6/10/06-6/11/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Thomas Crombez

Junior Researcher Symposium "On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic"

Call For Papers

In conjunction with the international conference "Messianism and the
Law" which will take place on 11 and 12 May 2006, the Institute of
Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp is also planning a Junior
Researcher Symposium "On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic" which
will be conducted on 10 and 11 May 2006.

Contributions for this Junior Researcher Symposium, which is expected
to focus on the modes and functions of Messianic thinking in
twentieth-century philosophy, may be submitted to the organizers as
listed below.

UPDATE: Victorian Nature Writing (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Alfred J. Drake

The PAMLA Conference dates have been changed to 11/10-11/11/2006.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Victorian Nature Writing
November 10-11, 2006 (updated due to change in conference schedule)
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Victorian nature writing.
Proposals are encouraged that address this topic within a literary,
philosophical, theological, ecological, or scientific framework. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (3/30/06; collection)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

Deadline extended:


Race and Faith in African American Literature


Call for Submissions


As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.


CFP: Society for Reformation Research (3/15/06; SCSC, 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:46pm
Susan R. Boettcher

The Society for Reformation Research (SRR: website at ), a North American scholarly
organization and partner group to the Verein für Reformationgeschichte,
is concerned with furthering scholarly research on the Protestant and
Catholic Reformations and all other aspects of religious life in the
early modern era. Following our mandate, we will sponsor a variety of
sessions at the 2006 annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies
Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), from October 26-29.

CFP: Constructing Identities Conference (grad) (UK) (4/30/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Rebecca Green

22-23 June 2006
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The convenors of the panels listed below are now inviting abstracts for papers which examine the concept of identity, and encourage submissions from those examining aspects of personal, linguistic, national and cultural identity. Proposals examining the following areas are especially welcome:

CFP: Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference (3/25/06; 5/5/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm

"Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference"
Deadline: March 25, 2006
CFP: Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference
Friday May 5, 2006
Co-sponsored by the University of California, Riverside's Departments of English, Psychology, and Religious Studies, and by UCR's United Campus Ministry
To be held at the University of California, Riverside. UC Riverside is located one hour east of Los Angeles, conveniently accessible by train or car.

Call for Papers:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and