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CFP: [Theory] "Human Rights and Disability" (MLA 2008)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:29pm
Eden Osucha

Call for Papers: Session Sponsored by the Modern Language Association
(MLA) Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession, MLA Annual
Convention, San Francisco, Calif. -- December 27-30, 2008

"Disability and Human Rights"

CFP: [Theory] The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:22pm
Charles Sumner

CFP: MSA X Panel: The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

Over the past decade, the Frankfurt School has enjoyed resurgent interest
in the fields of literary and political criticism, and this resurgence
coincides with renewed interest in aesthetic discourses across the
humanities generally. This panel will focus on the need for turning to
the Frankfurt School particularly in order to re-read Anglo-American
modernist literature. Questions to consider are:

Why is this turn needed now?

CFP: [Theory] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:43am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] Conference on 1968: A Global Perspective

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:36pm
Lanie Millar

First Call for Papers

*1968: A Global Perspective*

*The Fifth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference at the
University of Texas at Austin*

*8-10 October 2008*

The year 1968 has become a central myth for the twentieth century, the
purported moment of origin for "the present" -- for current politics,
culture, and academics.

UPDATE: [Theory] Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (GASC) 2008 - Deadline Extension

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 3:12am
Amir Khan

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions (500 words) for
the 2008 Generative Anthropology Summer Conference has been extended to
March 31st.

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."

UPDATE: [Theory] The Future of Bisexuality

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:56am
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality will explore the
future of bisexualityâ€"as an identity, as a community grouping, as a flash
point for activism, as a critical way to interrogate and understand hetero-
and mono-sexualities, and as an erotic inspiration for a variety of art
projects. The editor, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, invites scholarly, personal,
and experimental articles that explore what the future of bisexuality might
be in shifting cultural, social, and political climates. Collectively,

UPDATE: [Theory] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:53am
Jonathan Alexander

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

CFP: [Theory] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
Wesley Beal

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

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

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
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,
 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

CFP: [Theory] Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature (3/20/08; MLA '08)

Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:29am
Alysia Garrison

CFP: “Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature”
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2008

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is pleased to invite current
graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled
“Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature” at the 2008 MLA annual meeting, 12/27-
12/30 in San Francisco. This panel will investigate “potentiality” as a means of thinking the
conditions of possibility of literature in all of its habits and guises.

CFP: [Theory] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 4:37am
Douglas Dowland


Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)