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UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
mpodo001_at_student.ucr.edu

UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

The recent controversy around James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces has exposed several key concerns around the writing of nonfiction. Considering the fact that many “fictional” books contain autobiographical details and that “nonfiction’s” claims to truth have been undercut by poststructuralist criticism of many stripes, has the fiction/ nonfiction binary been rendered useless?

CFP: Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and Cultural Contexts (grad) (Australia) (3/26/07; 5/25/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
Karen Hall

Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and
Cultural Contexts

In chaos theory, strange attractors can describe provisional patterns
emerging from chaos as terms are brought together in equations.
Applied to the humanities, the term 'strange attractors' not only
suggests the influence of chaos theory and intersections with
scientific theory, it also raises images of unlikely combinations,
emerging connections and unstable meanings.

CFP: Greek Myth: The Thread of Memory (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
Susan Joseph

O Memory, who holds the thread that links
My modern mind to those of ancient days.
                   (A. S. Byatt. Possession)

The ongoing Greek myth panel of the 61st annual Rocky Mountain MLA
meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007, at the Westin
Calgary Hotel, invites submissions on the relationship between memory
and myth within ancient culture and on the impact of Greek myth on
newer art works, especially literature in English. Suggested
approaches include but are not limited to close readings of the role
of memory in representations of specific myths, social contexts and
needs for myth as an aid to memory, and formal reception of myth.

CFP: Literature & Fashion Panel (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:26am
Catherine R Mintler

Call for Panel Submission: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Calgary Alberta, October 4-6, 2007.
 
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The focus of the 2007 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is open regarding genre and period; however, we are specifically interested in papers that explore the "materiality" of clothing in shaping the context of identity and in shaping the practices that continually [trans]form identity--or, adversely, impede its transformation or essentialize it--for either/both wearer and observer.
 
* performance (in any of its many [dis]guises)

CFP: Literary Criticism (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Alan Blackstock

Soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association Convention in Calgary, Alberta. Submissions in any
area of literary criticism will be considered, but I am particularly
interested in those dealing with old and new critical orthodoxies or
hegemonies. Please send an abstract of 100-300 words to
alanb_at_ext.usu.edu by March 1, 2007.

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Alan Blackstock

Associate Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah

84066

(435) 722-1735

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