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UPDATE: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2007 (4/27/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara L'Eplattenier
contact email: 

Due to *multiple* requests, we have extended our deadline an additional week
until April 27, 2007. :) Please feel free to forward this to anyone who
might be interested.

 

Please email with questions--Barbara L'Eplattenier, bleplatt_at_ualr.edu

 

 

Call for Papers

 

The 2007 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) conference invites proposals on civic
discourse, feminisms, and rhetorics. The conference draws inspiration from
the 50th anniversary of Little Rock's Central High School integration, the
Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer Project International & the Clinton
School for Public Service.

 

CFP: A Lacan Primer (5/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kelly McGuire
contact email: 

CFP: A Lacan Primer (5/30/07; collection)

A Lacan Primer: Children's Narrative Through Lacan, Lacan through Children's Narrative

We invite abstracts or complete manuscripts on Lacan and children's literature for a collection that has attracted strong interest from a university press. The collection seeks to provide an introduction to Lacan through children's narratives, to offer
Lacanian readings of children's texts, and to explore the theoretical tensions produced by using psychoanalytic theory to study children's literature.

UPDATE: Structuralism(s) Today (4/30/07; 10/11/07-10/14/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
andres.perez_at_utoronto.ca
contact email: 

(Please note the new deadline, April 30)

"In arriving at structuralism, literary studies simply join the
general tendency of contemporary thought. Throughout almost the entire
realm of contemporary scholarship the discovery of the dynamic
relations which pervade its material has proven to be an effective
modus operandi, for example, in the disciplines of the arts and in
general aesthetics, in psychology, sociology, linguistics, economics,
and even in the natural sciences" (J. Mukarovsky, 1934)

CFP: Historical Memory in the Radical Tradition (12/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Zoe Trodd
contact email: 

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism invites article submissions for =
a special issue on historical memory in American or international =
radicalism. For many years, scholars have argued that radical activists =
and protest writers reject history to embrace a series of fresh starts - =
a "break" from the past - in their calls for social change. Recently, =
however, scholars have begun to debunk prevailing assumptions that =
radical movements and their protest literature are without historical =
memory. They have observed that protest rhetoric has long called upon =
an ancestry, or tradition, of dissent. Scholarly works that examine the =

CFP: New York College English Association (9/5/07; 10/12/07-10/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Housel

Call For Papers

"The Thread of Narrative:

Directions and Digressions in the=20

Storytelling Process"=20

NYCEA Fall 2007 Conference

Daemen College

Buffalo, New York

October 12 & 13, 2007

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                        Papers are welcome in the areas of traditional =
plot development, experimental prose or poetry, the internal logic of =
the text, the effect of chaos or quantum theory on narrative process, =
rising and falling action, Freitag's triangle, or any other subject =
related to the thread of narration.

            Deadline for submissions is September 5, 2007

                        Send abstracts or inquiries to the following =
address:

CFP: Animals in Human Signification (7/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
College-English-Association Caribbean-Chapter Publications 2005-2007

The College English Association Caribbean Chapter is putting together a
collection of essays on the theme of its Spring 2007 conference, "Of Mice
and Men: Animals in Human Signification." To supplement the papers presented
at the conference we are seeking additional papers that address human views
of non-human animals in literature and the media as well as in other
channels and modes of human representation. We are particularly interested
in papers that address the following topics:

UPDATE: Linguistics (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

  Call for Papers
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to linguistics and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Heinlein demonstrates a particular interest in languages throughout his numerous short stories and novels, even coining new words and dialects, such as "grok" from _Stranger in a Strange Land_ and the distinctive Moonie dialect spoken in _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_.
   
  Papers on any topics related to linguistics are welcome. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
   
  --The language of Martians

CFP: College Reading Theory and Pedagogy (7/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thelin,William
contact email: 

The refereed journal Open Words: Open Access and College English is =
soliciting manuscripts for a special issue devoted to reading theory and =
pedagogy for college learners. We are interested in manuscripts that =
suggest applications of whole language theory to and for the college =
classroom; give an historical overview of research into reading and its =
relevance to college learners; discuss critical strategies to increase =
student comprehension; analyze data from a developmental reading course; =
narrate successful or problematic units from a reading classroom and =
contextualize it in scholarship; or any related topics.
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Please send 15-25 page manuscripts to John Tassoni at =

UPDATE: (Un)natural Selection: Genetics and Eugenics (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
    We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to (un)natural selection, genetics, and eugenics and their representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   

UPDATE: Sociology (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
      We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to sociology and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Studies in sociology appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, where he explored social conditions in the 20th century and theorized about what human society would be like in the near and far future. All topics related to sociology are welcome.
   

UPDATE: Ethics (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

Call for Papers
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
    We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to ethics as represented in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   

CFP: Integral Studies (11/15/07; SW/TX-PCA/ACA, 2/13/08-2/15/08)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Anderson
contact email: 

This is an open session on integral studies and integral theory broadly
defined. Topics may include:

Intersections among integral theory, critical theory, and cultural theory;

Integral approaches to culture, politics, gender, and/or subjectivity;

Historical approaches to integral practice and thought;

Critique of integralism specifically or new age culture generally.

Submit 200 word proposals for papers by email to andersdg at uidaho.edu
(MS Word attachment preferred) by 15 November 2007, or by snail mail to:

Daniel Gustav Anderson
Department of English
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1102

CFP: Narratives of Recycle and Repair (5/1/07; SUS, 10/4/07-10/7/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dina Smith
contact email: 

CFP: Narratives of Recycle and Repair (05/01/07; SUS,
10/04/07-10/07/07)

Paper proposals for the 2007 Society for Utopian Studies meeting in
Toronto that investigate narratives of recycle/repair in a variety of
cultural productions -- topics welcome in aesthetic theory, narratives
of history, utopic literatures, and film/media studies. Of particular
interest are interdisciplinary papers that link aesthetics to politics.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 1st to Dina Smith:
"dina.smith_at_drake.edu"

CFP: Concepts of Rhythm in Arts, Music, Science and Theory (7/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jan Hein Hoogstad
contact email: 

DOWNBEAT: PLURALIZING RHYTHM

Editor: Jan Hein Hoogstad
Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and 'Race'
Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam/New York)
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2007

This volume wishes to draw attention to rhythm as an alternative for =20
the use of textual metaphors in analyzing cultural objects.

UPDATE: De/Re Constructed Identities (5/15/07; 10/5/07-10/06/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jorge Abril Sanchez

The Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance
Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago is honored to
announce that Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Sterling Professor of Hispanic
and Comparative Literature at Yale University, has accepted our invitation
to be the keynote speaker in our coming conference "(De/Re)Constructed
Identities in Iberian and Luso-Hispanic Literatures," to be held on October
5-6, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.

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