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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.

CFP: [Theory] CFP

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:48pm, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers
The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference
April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Plenary Speaker: Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE,
Professor of Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor
of The Book History Reader

CFP: [Theory] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:15pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Theory] The Arrival of Enigma: Letters

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 3:27am
Jillian St. Jacques

Call for Papersâ€"The Arrival of Enigma: Letters
Panel for the American Comparative Literature Association 2008 Conference
April 24-27, 2008
Westin Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Organizer: Jillian Saint Jacques, Jan van Eyck Academie

Abstracts of 250 words in length should be submitted to the ACLA official website at http://, or as e-mail attachments to