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CFP: [Theory] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Theory] 2008 MLA: What is an Explorer? (3/10)

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
adriana craciun
contact email: 

2008 MLA (San Francisco): Special Session Call For Papers

What is an Explorer?
How have different dimensions of authorship (authorization, individualization,
print and manuscript circulation, institutional domains, material production)
intersected with and informed those of exploration and voyaging (whether
commercial, scientific, enslaving, imperial) in the 18th and 19th centuries?

Email 250-word abstracts by March 10 to Adriana Craciun (a.craciun_at_bbk.ac.uk).

Dr. Adriana Craciun
Reader in Literature and Theory
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

CFP: [Theory] call for articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 1:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Szubinska

_StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative _ is seeking
submissions of articles dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the
widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects
of culture.

Manuscripts should:
*** see the narrative as a reflection of culture;
*** use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory;
*** employ scholarship;
*** be written for the general audience.
 
The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments,
bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No
limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.

CFP: [Theory] Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts, University of Calgary, March 28-30, 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Brock
contact email: 

Panel session to be held at "Literature and Its Others: Inside, Outside,
and Between the Disciplines"
 
University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference

28-30 March 2008

For more information, please email freeex_at_ucalgary.ca
http://www.english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange (site still in development)

"Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts"

UPDATE: [Theory] Substance of Thought, Cornell University

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 3:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert S. Lehman
contact email: 

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its
fourth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:
 
The Substance of Thought: Critical and Pre-Critical

featuring keynote speakers Simon Critchley (The New School for Social
Research) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 10th-12th, 2008
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/trg/conf2008.html

UPDATE: [Theory] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

CFP: [Theory] CFP: "Keeping the Ability to Respond": Panel for Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2008 - 1:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Mike Roberson
contact email: 

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for a panel entitled “Keeping the Ability to Respond: Ethics
and the Creative Act” as part of the annual Free Exchange Graduate Conference to be held March
28-30, 2008 at the University of Calgary. The theme for this year’s conference is “Literature and
Its Others: Inside, Outside, and Between the Disciplines.”

CFP: [Theory] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Haupt and Sam See
contact email: 

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Theory] Knowledge, Violence, Discipline: (Re)Thinking Politics and the University

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 6:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sasha Shivers
contact email: 

We acknowledge our inheritance of various critiques of the Academy, in
which the Academy has been conceived multiply: as an ideological instrument
bent on creating capitalist workers, as the technological bedfellow of the
military-industrial complex, as a site that systematically elides alterior
narratives and reinscribes hegemonic processes, as a location predicated on
a disassemblage of the 'theoretical' from the praxical. We seek in this
conference to provide a dialogic space in which to critique and reconfigure
these radical analyses of 'knowledge-production,' as well as to engage
knowledges and epistemic formations which have been deemed illegitimate or

CFP: [Theory] History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50âs

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 5:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
contact email: 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

"The History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50’s."

Paper proposals sought for an approved special-session panel on the history
of American literary criticism from around 1900 through the 1950's.
Proposals may address the theory, practice, and institutional / pedagogical
impact of any movement or group active during the era specified:
philological and historical critics, New Critics, Marxist critics, Chicago
School, New York Intellectuals, myth critics, etc.

CFP: [Theory] Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human: Generative Anthropology Summer Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Amir Khan
contact email: 

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

CFP: [Theory]

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 10:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amir Khan
contact email: 

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

CFP: [Theory] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

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