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CFP: Domesticity & Narrative (3/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Sidney Matrix

Call for Papers: Domesticity and Narrative

For a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal _Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative_ (Winter 2007), the guest editor is soliciting contributions that address issues of domesticity and narrative as a mode of storytelling. The guest editor envisions essays that explore this topic in narrative film, on television, and in popular literature including advertising and nonfiction texts.
Essays should be between 10 to 15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) including notes and works cited, and should be formatted according to MLA style.

Please email all submissions to the guest editor as Word attachments.
Deadline: March 1, 2006

CFP: Human Rights: Lost in Translation? (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm

American Comparative Literature Association Conference: "The Human
and Its Others." March 23-26, 2006 at Princeton University

Seminar Panel: Human Rights: "Lost" in Translation?

Seminar Organizer: J. Paul Narkunas, Pratt Institute

CFP: Texts, Translations, and Traditions (grad) (1/15/06; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Kristiane Stapleton


Second Annual Madison Graduate Student Conference in Language and Literature
"Texts, Translations, and Traditions"
April 27-29, 2006 at the University of Madison, Wisconsin

        Madlit is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student conference which seeks to bring
together graduate students from across the country as a community to share work, ideas, and insights into
professionalization. This year's theme invites a wide range of papers from various literary periods that engage
with some aspect of texts, translations and traditions. Some possible topics include:

CFP: Utopias and Dystopias (3/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
L V Troost

Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review

We invite clearly written, thoughtful, researched essays that examine
aspects and types of utopias and dystopias: historical, literary,
speculative, political, etc. We are interested in everything from
communities like Old Economy, New Harmony, and Old Salem; works by authors
such as Swift, More, Butler, Orwell, Huxley, Atwood, and Le Guin; and films
like Bladerunner and Metropolis.

All submission will be acknowledged and assessed by at least four members of
the issue's board in a blind review. For more information about our journal,

CFP: Narrative Matters 2006: The Storied Nature of Human Experience (12/15/05; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Richard Koenigsberg

NARRATIVE MATTERS 2006: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative
Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and
Social Sciences

THEME: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction

DATES: May 25-27, 2006
DEADLINE for proposals: Dec. 15, 2005
LOCATION: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Robyn Fivush, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of
Psychology, Emory University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice;" R.
Murray Schafer, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: The collective
creation of a myth;" Bob Barton, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen"

UPDATE: Re-Visioning the Canon (grad) (1/30/06; RCEGSA, 3/25/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

  Call for Papers:
  CFP: Rutgers University-Camden English Graduate Student Conference
  in Camden, NJ (home of Walt Whitman!) close to Philadelphia, PA
  Re-visioning the Canon
  Visit our website at
  Rutgers-Camden English Graduate Student Association (RCEGSA) invites papers from graduate students for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of "Re-visioning the Canon". Papers may demonstrate a wide range of approaches including, but not restricted to:
    Children's literature
  Gothic Literature
  Multicultural approaches
  Theory and criticism's place in the "canon"

CFP: Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations (grad) (1/16/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
EGSA Colloquium

Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations
March 23-25, 2006
English Graduate Students Association
Department of English
York University
Toronto, Canada

Due to the nature of cultural production, both academic and creative,
it is inevitable that particular texts, objects, subjects, cultures,
and concepts will be marginalized or excluded, giving a confusing and
often contradictory cultural landscape to a coherence that is abstract
and problematic. How might we account for the remnants and remainders
that are scattered about our fields of inquiry? How might we begin to
reconceptualize these grounds?

CFP: (1968) A Symposium (12/15/05; 4/7/06-4/9/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Nicholas Muellner

A Symposium
April 7-9, 2006
Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College

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expresses a fundamental version of freedom: not freedom to change or =20
to succeed, but freedom to revolt, to call things into question.
-Julia Kristeva

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historical moment with an eye towards the radical sense of =20
possibility and inquiry that it contained. This event will bring =20
together a dynamic range of scholars and media-makers whose work =20
directly engages the period=92s international breadth of activism and =20=