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CFP: [Theory] Life Writing and Translations

updated: 
Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 7:53am
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: November 1, 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.

CFP: [Theory] HANNAH ARENDT CIRCLE CONFERENCE (2008)

updated: 
Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Adrian Switzer
contact email: 

The Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Emory
University will be hosting the second independent conference for the
Hannah Arendt Circle, March 28-30, 2008.

Papers on any aspect of Arendt's work, as well as studies, critiques, and
applications of her thinking, are welcome.

Please send an abstract of the paper, by e-mail (750 word limit).
Abstracts should be formatted for anonymous review and submitted to the
program committee chair, Stephen Schulman, at sschulman_at_elon.edu on or
before November 14th, 2007.

UPDATE: [Theory] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Aneeka Henderson
contact email: 

Please submit conference proposals to raceinwritingcenter_at_gmail.com

Proposals will be reviewed by Vainis Aleksa,
Aneeka A. Henderson, and Lydia Saravia.

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CFP: [Theory] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 12:39am
full name / name of organization: 
James E. Ayers
contact email: 

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 30- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 30 â€" February 1.

CFP: [Theory] New Book Series - Studies in Life Writing: Biography, Autobiography, Memoir

updated: 
Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 9:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kristi.Siegel_at_sas.upenn.edu,

This new book series welcomes full-length studies of life writing in all
its forms: biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, blogs,
and so forth. Provocatively, interest in life writing has increased as
both autobiographical and biographical narratives have become a major
presence on the Internet, and the growth of literary nonfiction has
prompted a resurgence of life narratives and memoirs. The series welcomes
both single-authored book-length studies and multi-authored essay
collections on the theory and/or pedagogy of life writing.

CFP: [Theory] Mikhail Bakhtin

updated: 
Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 5:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Kailash C. Baral

CALL FOR PAPERS ON MIKHAIL M. BAKHTIN FOR A SPECIAL VOLUME OF THE
CIEFL BULLETIN
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CFP: [Theory] Representing Trauma: American Redemption Stories and Lost Cause Narratives (NeMLA 10/1/07)

updated: 
Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 2:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Brady
contact email: 

Representing Trauma: American Redemption Stories and Lost Cause
Narratives (NeMLA 9/15/07)

This panel seeks papers that critically engage American Redemption
narratives. Specifically, this panel will investigate narratives that
represent characters reliving or re-enacting traumatic events so that
distinctions between the past and the present breakdown. We are
particularly interested in papers that discuss the conflation of absence
and loss so that historical losses are misrepresented as absence and
become “lost causes.”

CFP: [Theory] Reading, Work, and Narrative Time (10/1/07; Narrative, 5/1/07-5/4/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 2:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Garrett
contact email: 

The assumption behind this panel is that a rigorous examination of the
relation between reading and working brings us to the threshold between
“intrinsic” and “extrinsic” criticism. Thematizations of work, for example,
organize our attention within the text even as they direct us outward
toward reference to the leisure that is the precondition for literary
reading itself. Most theories of narrative time depend upon an assumed
homogenization of experience that the reality of work contradicts: social
relations in class society preclude the possibility of phenomenologically
equivalent temporalities across classes, even as “homogeneous, empty time”

CFP: [Theory] Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008, BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 2:33am
full name / name of organization: 
David Greven
contact email: 

Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008,
BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

This panel calls for psychoanalytic and queer theory analyses of the
represenation of manhood in contemporay Hollywood film. Male narcissism
and masochism will be the central focus. Please contact David Greven at
Connecticut College via email: dgrev_at_conncoll.edu

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CFP: [Theory] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 4:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Aneeka A. Henderson
contact email: 

Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the UIC Writing Center
and Public Space conference series on "Race in the Writing Center: Towards
New Theory and Praxis" to be held at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, February 29 & March 1, 2008. We are seeking new and exciting
work that explores the relationship between writing, race, tutoring, and
writing center spaces and practices.

CFP: [Theory] Practical Criticism and its Legacies

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 10:25am
full name / name of organization: 
John Sears
contact email: 

PRACTICAL CRITICISM AND ITS LEGACIES

An international conference to be hosted by the English Research
Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University, 26th â€" 27th June 2008.

Please note new submission deadline: September 15th 2007

Conference website:

http://www.eri.mmu.ac.uk/events/legacies-of-practical-criticism/

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Ben Knights, Director of the HEA English Subject Centre
Dr Gary Day, De Montfort University

CFP: [Theory] NEMLA: Queer Theory and Becoming

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 2:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mikko Tuhkanen
contact email: 

Queer Theory and Becoming
NEMLA conference, Buffalo in April 2008
This panel will articulate what is at stake in the recent turn to time in
feminist and queer thinking, welcoming approaches through a range of
critical, theoretical, political, and cultural texts. We hope not only to
discuss representations of queer time-the deviations, divagations,
resistances, incoherencies, and perversions of normative
linear/reproductive temporality-but also to consider queer theory as itself
a theory of time and becoming. Please send 300 word abstracts and brief cv
to: Mikko Tuhkanen, East Carolina State University at email address
tuhkanenm_at_ecu.edu.

CFP: [Theory] Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2007 - 8:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Tribbey
contact email: 

Please Post and Announce

        Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
        
        Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2007

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

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