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UPDATE: Exile and the Narrative Imagination (9/20/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:39am
agutthy

Submission deadline - 20 September 2005

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CFP: Online Symposium on Theory's Empire (7/12/05; weblog)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
A. Cephalous

The Valve (http://www.thevalve.org/go) is a literary weblog dedicated to the
proposition that the function of the little magazine can follow this form.
Beginning July 12th, the contributors to the Valve and a number of prominent
scholars--including Michael Berube, Gerald Graff, Scott McLemee, &c.--will
be discussing Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral's recently published Theory's
Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. This is the first of many planned online
colloquia concerning recently published works of interest to literary and
cultural scholars. Thinkers of all theoretical stripes are welcome to
attend and encouraged to participate in the ongoing conversation. A brief

CFP: Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric (8/15/05; RSA, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Joddy Murray

Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric
Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference
May 26-29, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee

The imagination, according to Aristotle, provides the same kind of sensory
information to our consciousness during dreaming as our actual senses
provide to our consciousness during wakeful periods (459a1 15-22). If it is
the case that our knowledge-making derives from sense-perception, then it
must also be the case that the texts we imagine during the dream state are
also capable of producing knowledge. But what is this knowledge? And what
kind of text is this?

CFP: The Connecticut Review-Trauma Issue (9/1/05; journal issue)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
steph

A CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline –September 1, 2005; journal issue)

Much of contemporary academic debate is focused on the difficulty in
representing trauma, as well as the undeniable need to find a way to
communicate such experience. Scholars such as Cathy Caruth have noted that
the traumatized individual is unable to witness him or herself at the moment
of violent breach. Therefore, traumatic experience cannot be easily
understood, and yet, paradoxically, it must be articulated. Present day
concerns seem to focus in on the problematic representation of horrific
experiences such as slavery, the Holocaust, and the attack of September 11,
2001.

CFP: Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frames (12/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Caroline Kyungah Hong

Call for submission of articles for a special issue of _Life Writing_
on "Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and
Global Frames."
 
The editors invite articles that theorize and read mixed race, hybrid,
and transnational subjects represented in all forms of life
writing—autobiography, memoir, biography, diaries, letters,
autobiographical novels, other forms of creative non-fiction, and
more. We are open to new research on hybridity, multiple
subjectivities, interculturalism, flexible citizenships, and all forms
of crossings and overlapping identities and narratives, and are
particularly interested in studies that recuperate historical and

CFP: Linguistics Area (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Nancy Antrim

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The 27th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=20
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

CFP: The Plurality of Interpretation (France) (12/15/05; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:01pm
Daniel Thomières

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne

Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Langues,
  les Littératures, la Lecture et L'Élaboration de la Pensée

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

L'interprétation au pluriel /
The Plurality of Interpretation

CFP: Special Issue on Guilt (11/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Joel Faflak

"GUILT"
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?

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