CALL FOR PAPERS for a special issue of English Studies in Canada on the
topic of GUILT, to appear in 2006. Melanie Klein argued that guilt is
constituted at the meeting point between powerful, often conflicting
impulses: love and reparation on one hand, hate, greed, and aggression on
the other. Guilt, that is, is the product of and in turn produces both
conciliation and violence, well-being and shame. What does it mean to be
guilty or to feel guilt, as individuals and as collectives (societies,
gangs, communities, corporations, nations, etc.)? How is guilt experienced
psychologically? historically? politically? culturally? sexually?
Autobiography and the Body
We are seeking papers that will focus on the role of the body in autobiography for a panel that will be held at the Northeast MLA Conference March 2-5, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA. This panel will focus on the recent trend among feminist scholars to examine the prevalence of the body in the autobiographies of women and its noticeable absence in autobiographies of men. Often in womenâ€™s autobiography, the physical self contributes largely to the authorâ€™s own identity. For example, Lucy Grealyâ€™s Autobiography of a Face equates her physical appearance with her definition of self, while more tradition autobiographies of men, such as Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams, emphasize a life of intellectual accomplishments.
Trajectories of Commitment and Complicity
Knowledge, Politics, Cultural Production
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for =
the international workshop, Trajectories of Commitment and Complicity, =
to be held between 29th - 31st of March, 2006 in Amsterdam, the =
Netherlands. This interdisciplinary workshop will be dedicated to =
exploring the concepts of commitment and complicity as they manifest =
themselves at the intersections of knowledge, politics and cultural =
CALL FOR PAPERS
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA5 Conference
March 2-5, 2006
Phantom Processions and Runaway Trains: How Narrative Structures are Linked
to Models of the Psyche
The metaphor of a ³train of thought² is an old and accepted one. with sanity
as the ability to maintain the train of rational causation, and madness, the
breakdown of that train.
David Hume compares the mind to a theatre, and suggests that thoughts are a
series of phantom performers who pass in procession on the stage of the
mind. Like Hume, Freud sees the psyche as a space; in the ²topographical
Graduate Student Conference Natural and National Crises: Re-thinking the Relationship between Literature and Crisis
Date: May 5th, 6th 2006.
Université de Montréal,
Département d'études anglaises.
Guest lecturer: Dionne Brand
Deadline for submitting panel proposals: September 26th 2005
Deadline for submitting papers: January 15th 2006
The contemporary world system of global capitalist expansion that is producing new imperialisms around the globe will remain imperialist throughout the visible future, unless we learn how to "cross borders" from a dominating and imperialising past and present to a more "democratic" and just future society.
Call for Papers: "Drama and/after Postmodernism"
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
(CDE) announces its 15th Annual Conference (May 25-28, 2006): "Drama
and/after Postmodernism". It will be organized by the Chair of
English Literature at the University of Augsburg and held at a
conference venue in the town centre of Augsburg, Germany.
Call For Papers: Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics
A One-Day Conference, University College Northampton, UK, 17th June,
Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four
presenters are invited for a conference on Culture, Environment and
Eco-Politics to take place at University College Northampton, UK, June
We are particularly interested in those areas where cultural and social
analysis encounters questions of ecological consciousness and
environmentally-informed political agency. We welcome proposals from a
range of disciplines and interests with a broadly-defined 'cultural'
dimension. Issues for consideration might include, but are not limited=
forwarded on behalf of Joyce Davidson,
Dr Constantina Papoulias
Media, Culture & Communication Studies
Second International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional =20
Queen=92s University, Kingston, Ontario, 25-27 May 2006
Following the success of the first conference on Emotional Geographies
(Lancaster UK, September 2002), we are pleased to announce that Queen=92s =
will be hosting a second international, interdisciplinary event in May =20=
Speakers to include:
Eye-Cons: Illusions in Word and Image
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May 2006, University of Dundee, Scotland
CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30TH 2005