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CFP: Objet d'art and the Female body (2/15/06; Gender Across Borders, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
A Spain

Call For Papers: Objet d'art and the Female Body

Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Keynote Speakesr: Bhanu Kapil (Naropa University); Molly Carnes (University of Madison-

Panel Organizers: LindaBeth Flack, Setareh Masoumbeiki

CFP: The Commons Conference (3/10/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Lesley Trites

Please Circulate

The Commons Conference

An Academic-Community Event
Privatization and the Public Domain

April 28­-30, 2006
University of Victoria, BC

A committee of students, researchers, and community members are organizing
an interdisciplinary conference on contemporary definitions of "the commons"
to be held at UVic the weekend of April 28-30th, 2006.

CFP: Spinning the World: Myths and Legends (2/20/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Toni Wein

Spinning the World-Myths and Legends 4/28-30/06
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UPDATE: 2006 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric (2/11/06; 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm

Students and Faculty:

I am writing to remind everyone of the upcoming Pacific Rim Conference
on Literature and Rhetoric in Anchorage, Alaska, which is fast
approaching: Feb. 23-25. The original deadline for submission of
12.15.05 has been extended to 02.11.06; as such, I am still accepting
submissions from students and faculty interested in presenting.

Addressing this year's conference are Dr. Cynthia Selfe, Humanities
Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Patti
White, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of

CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Jill Matus

A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
(North American Victorian Studies Association)
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006
The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies. Particularly welcome
are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University), Email submissions only, please; no