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UPDATE: [Theory] American Literature Association, Latina/o Literature Society

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
May 22-25, 2008
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature
Association’s 19th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA
May 25-28, 2008.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a one-page abstract with
your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Latina/o
Literature and Culture Society co-chair Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at by January 17, 2008.

CFP: [Theory] The Substance of Though: Critical and Pre-Critical, Cornell University

Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:24pm
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

UPDATE: [Theory] Philament, Issue 12: Habits and Habitat

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Dunstan

Philament, the online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the
University of Sydney
(, invites
postgraduate scholars to contribute articles, fictocriticism, reviews,
and opinions for…

Issue 12: Habits and Habitat

Send to:

CFP: [Theory] RMMLA 2008: Humor Theory

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Taitano
contact email: 

This year we seek overarching theoretical works (rather than humor as it
happens to operate in specific texts). Topics may address:
-humor theories (past, present, evolving, . . .)
-intersection of humor theories and feminism, utopian visions, ethnic
studies, gender studies, applied linguistics, narrative, reader response,
or (and especially) rhetorical theory
-potential topics?: anxieties of ethnicities, comic transcendence in
narrative play, paradoxically displaced selves, reading the world as a
joke, embod/bawdying, perfect incongruities, weird English, the impotence
to write, ghosted writing, language hygiene, . . .
Please send one page proposals with contact information to:

UPDATE: [Theory] AEGIS conference

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

CFP: [Theory] NALS: Levinas and the Sacred

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 10:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sol Neely
contact email: 

Third Annual Conference and Meeting: “Levinas and the Sacred”
August 31-September 2, 2008 | Seattle University

Call for papers

“The Sacred â€" together with the fear and trembling…”
Emmanuel Levinas, Difficult Freedom

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Call for papers: Desire

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Hanna Sommerseth

Call for papers: Forum, the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of
Culture and the Arts
Issue 6, spring 08.
The Desire Issue

Desire is the very essence of man
- Spinoza
We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us
- Francois Rabelais

UPDATE: [Theory] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Craig Howes
contact email: 

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu.