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UPDATE: Synthetics (grad) (3/5/07; 5/4/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nathan Brown
contact email: 

New keynote speakers have been added:
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SYNTHETICS
The 18th Annual Southland Graduate Student Conference
UCLA Department of English
Friday, 4 May 2007

Keynotes:
N. Katherine Hayles, John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and
Design|Media Arts, UCLA
Ali Behdad, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA

What does it mean to invoke the category of "the synthetic" today?

CFP: On the Verge of Tears: Why the Movies, Television, Music, and Literature Make us Cry (7/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Lavery
contact email: 

David Lavery (Brunel University, London) and Michele Byers (St. Mary's
University, Canada), the editors of this in-development book, seek
submissions on the subject of crying inspired by art.

We welcome any type of writing on the subject from memoirs and personal
essays to critical interpretations and more theoretical pieces. Contributors
may, of course, come from any discipline or field and need not be academics.

The idea for this book came out of a piece one of us wrote for an upcoming
issue of the online journal Flow. A pre-publication draft of the piece can
be read here:

http://davidlavery.net/tears.htm

UPDATE: Novel and its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/08-7/10/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Abigail M. Smith
contact email: 

UPDATE: The conference is to be held in *2008*. The email subject line
was previously incorrect. I apologize for the confusion.

The Novel and its Borders

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
 8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders
will engage with the novel in all its aspects, material and theoretical,
from the 18th to the 21st century.

CFP: Rhetoric Panel (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lori Rios
contact email: 

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association

2007 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee: November 1-3

The SCMLA Rhetoric panel invites proposals (abstracts or full papers) for
the 2007 conference to be held Nov. 1-3, 2007, in Memphis, Tennessee. This
year's "open topic" panel welcomes proposals on any topic related to
rhetoric, including but not limited to the rhetoric of composition pedagogy,
tutoring rhetoric, the rhetoric of disability, feminist rhetoric, and new
(electronic) media rhetoric.

Papers from graduate students are welcome.

Please email 500-word abstracts by March 16, 2007 to: Lori Rios at
lori.rios_at_tamuk.edu

CFP: Fashion and Aesthetics (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Fortunato, Paul
contact email: 

CFP: Fashion and Aesthetics (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07 - 10/6/07)=20
We invite submissions for a panel at the
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, in Calgary, =
Alberta,=20
October 2007.
We invite a wide variety of topics, but are particularly interested in=20
the following:=20
fashion and theories of art=20
clothing as a sign or as language=20
clothing as both mask and means of self-expression=20
economics of clothing, consumer culture and art=20
fashion design=20
costume, theater, film, and fashion=20
fashion and celebrity culture=20
Please send brief abstract, bio paragraph, and contact information to
the session chair at your earliest convenience:

CFP: Biosemiotics (Netherlands) (3/15/07; 6/6/07-6/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Biosemiotic Studies

This is an open Call for Papers for the Seventh Annual International
Gatherings in Biosemiotics, to be held on June 6-9, 2007 at the
University of Groningen, Netherlands.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Seventh Annual Gatherings in
Biosemiotics welcomes paper proposals from any academic discipline
investigating the real-world use of sign processes among or within
living organisms (including humans!). More information regarding the
kind of papers that we are looking for and the kind of
interdisciplinary work that is going on in Biosemiotics can be found
here: www.biosemiotics.org

CFP: Atenea: Men and Masculinities (10/10/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Atenea-Ed-NBatra
contact email: 

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and=20
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and=20
poetry.=20
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea=20

The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special=20
issue (June 2008) on "Men and Masculinities."=20

Essays may address a wide variety of topics

including (but not limited to):

. the intersection of masculinity with feminism, ethnicity, and social =
institutions

. representations of men and/or masculinities in literature, film, =
popular culture,

the media

UPDATE: eSharp Issue 9 - Gender: Power and Authority (3/14/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Johanna Maria Eleanor Green

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENDER: POWER AND AUTHORITY

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 03/14/2007

eSharp is an award-winning online journal for postgraduates in the fields of arts, humanities, social sciences and education. It is peer-reviewed, based at the University of Glasgow and aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the world of academic publishing.

The first eight issues are currently online at www.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk and we are now looking for submissions for the ninth edition to be launched in Spring 2007. We welcome papers from postgraduates working in all areas of the social sciences, arts, humanities and education.

CFP: Ethics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 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.
   
  Heinlein is well-known for exploring a wide range of ethical concerns in his novels and short stories. In works such as _For Us, the Living_, he experimented with new ethical structures and the ways in which they would impact human culture and development. Many of his characters operate outside ethical boundaries that we are familiar with and ask us to see their actions from their perspective rather than our own.
   

CFP: Political Science and the Science of Politics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa N. D'Amico
contact email: 

Call for Papers
  Political Science
   
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to political science and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Studies in political science appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, wherein he could challenge the political structures of his day and explore the possibilities of what governments of the future might be like. All topics related to political science are welcome. Suggested topics include:
  --Citizenship (the right of; the responsibilities of; methods of earning)

UPDATE: UNC-Wilmington Graduate Conference (2/30/07; 3/31/07).

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
UNCW GEA
contact email: 

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)
>>>The Conference is on 31 March 2007
but we plan to host a Creative Reading the night before.<<<
Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

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