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CFP: [Theory] RMMLA 2008: Humor Theory

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 2:05am
Stephanie Taitano

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
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
Sol Neely

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
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
Craig Howes

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.

UPDATE: [Theory] Vitalpoetics: final call for articles

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:10am
Tim Cahill

This is a final call for articles for 'Vitalpoetics: A Journal of Critical Literary Theory' Issue 1, 2008.
Articles are sought (up to 5000 words - negotiable on individual basis) that engage any aspect of
critical literary theory, with an emphasis on close analysis.
Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.
All articles must be in English and provide English translations.
'Vitalpoetics' is a new online-journal that will be launched in January, 2008, and will be issued
Please contact via e-mail with any queries and for submission guidlines.