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CFP: [Theory] Storytelling Conventions Panel for International Conference on Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 6:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lena Khor
contact email: 

I am looking for scholars who would be interested in forming a 3-4-person
panel on storytelling conventions for the International Conference on
Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008. The focus of this panel would be genre,
not just in the traditional sense of form (poetry, drama, and prose, or
tragedy, comedy, and melodrama), but also more broadly construed in terms
of media conventions (Hollywood films, graphic novels, and oral
testimonies). How do these traditional and contemporary storytelling
practices shape (positively or negatively) the story, the storyteller and
the audience? How have various authors or media sought to influence
(successfully and unsuccessfully) the audience’s response to particular

UPDATE: [Theory] Refractory â Series Television (8/20/07: Journal issue)

Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 10:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lucian Chaffey
contact email: 


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

Submission of abstracts (500 words) + brief bio: 8/20/07
Selected proposals will be asked to submit a completed article of 4-6000
words by 11/10/07
Publication: Early 2008

UPDATE: [Theory] Practical Criticism and its Legacies

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 11:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr John Sears
contact email: 


Please note new deadline for proposals: September 15th 2007

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

Conference website:

Confirmed keynote speakers:

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

CFP: [Theory] CFP: Ecocriticism Panels (9/15/07; NeMLA 4/10-13/08)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 3:23am
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele
contact email: 

Call for Papers


Ecocriticism / Environmental Literature Panels




39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York


NeMLA is proud to offer 10 panels across Areas as part of the 239
sessions accepting abstracts for its 39th Convention. For details, visit

Panel titles:

Becoming Indigenous: The Aesthetics of Place and Community in Twentieth-
Century American Literature
Under: American

Ecocriticism and/as Interdisciplinarity
Under: Theory

CFP: [Theory] Rhetoric and Contemporary Dialectical Theory (RSA 2008)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 2:09am
full name / name of organization: 
J. A. Rice
contact email: 

I am soliciting participants for a panel to be proposed for the 2008
Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Seattle, WA
( I invite preliminary inquiries and
proposals of 150 to 250 words that present or are informed by contemporary
recuperations of dialectical and/or specifically Hegelian theory--such as
in the work of Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, and Fredric
Jameson--particularly as they relate to themes or issues in rhetorical
studies where an arguably Platonic conception of that thought predominates.
Proposals that incorporate the conference's theme ("The Responsibilities of
Rhetoric") could be especially valuable.

CFP: Debating the Difference: Gender &amp; Word and Image (UK) (6/22/07; 9/5/07-9/6/07)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 9:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Murray
contact email: 

Debating the Difference: Gender, Representation and Self-Representation

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th September 2007, University of Dundee, Scotland

An interdisciplinary event hosted by the Scottish Word and Image Group (SWIG) and the Women, Culture and Society Programme (WCS)

The overall aim of this conference will be to generate a nuanced and critical dialogue for assessing constructions of gender in text and image via a multi-disciplinary approach relating literary and visual media, as well as theory and practice. In addition, an exhibition will accompany the conference. It is our intention that selected papers will be published in a themed collection.

CFP: Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference at Brown (8/17/07; 10/19/07-10/20/07)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Samoilova, Kateryna

Call for Papers

The 12th Annual Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference at Brown=20

Presented by the Philosophy Department at Brown University

October 19th and 20th, 2007

Keynote Speaker: T.M Scanlon (Harvard University)
We invite papers of high quality in any area of philosophy .
Applicants must submit their papers electronically as .pdf, .doc, or =
.rtf files.

Please submit:
=95 a cover sheet with author information,=20
=95 an abstract without any author information=20
(maximum 150 words), and=20
=95 a paper without any author information=20
(maximum 3,000 words)=20

Submission deadline: August 17, 2007

CFP: 12th International Working Class/Poverty Class Academics Conference (5/30/07; 7/26/07-7/29/07)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Risch
contact email: 

Call for Papers: 12th International Working/Poverty Class Academics

2007 WCPA Conference: July 26-29, 2007, University of El Paso, Texas

"Intersections, Identities, and International Perspectives on Social Class"

This year's WPCA Conference will focus on the following areas:

1) Intersections of class with race, gender, age, and numerous other
diversity areas;

2) Identities of working/poverty class students, staff, faculty
members, and activists, told through storytelling, writing, discussion and
activism, etc.

3) International perspectives of class and cross-cultural awareness of

CFP: Critical Nostalgia (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Hinrichsen
contact email: 

Critical Nostalgia
39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel seeks to explore literature and theory engaged with =20
questions of nostalgia and to explore how (and if) nostalgia can play =20=