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CFP: Paths of desire: Itineraries as Trangression (grad) (6/15/07; 10/11/07-10/12/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Transgression Conference

Fall 2007 Graduate Student Conference of the UC Berkeley Department of

October 11 and 12th, 2007

Paths of Desire: Itineraries as Transgression.

Paths of desire: A term appearing in studies of landscape design as well as
architecture, which refers to the paths we trace when our desires lead us
off the beaten track and a trail forms behind us. This notion both
encompasses the incidental and manifests longing, and brings to light the
importance of both the traverser and the traversal. These figures are key
to the shaping of physical and theoretical topographies. No itinerary is
undertaken without motivation, or without leaving a mark.

CFP: LGBT/Gender Studies (6/15/07; NEPCA, 10/26/07-10/27/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Kylo Hart

Call for Papers: LGBT/Gender Studies

The LGBT/Gender Studies Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American
Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for
presentation at NEPCA's annual meeting, which will be held at Clark
University (Worcester, Massachusetts) October 26-27, 2007.

CFP: Friends and Foes (Ireland) (7/20/07; 11/16/07-11/17/07)

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:06pm
Barbara G Renzi

Friends and Foes - Friendship and Conflict:

Multi-disciplinary Conference
Queen's University Belfast
16th-17th November 2007

History and life are filled with stories of friendship and conflict, either
in the realm of personal interaction or political engagements. This research
conference seeks to explore themes of friendship and conflict in the modern

CFP: Articulations of Performance Scholarship (5/30/07; 10/12/07-10/13/07)

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:06pm
Will Daddario

Articulations 2007, taking place on October 12 and 13, will experiment with
the act of entrance and attempt to investigate the resulting violence of
intervention. We will grapple with, face, grasp at, take on, and struggle
through the act of entrance at multiple sites scattered throughout the Twin
Cities. Please send a short C.V. (no more than two pages) and a 250-word
statement in which you describe your research interests and how you believe
they correspond to the goals of this conference, as well as any disability
accommodations, to George McConnell at by May
30, 2007. **WEBSITE:

CFP: Exile and the Narrative/Poetic Imagination (10/31/07; collection)

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:05pm

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in a book on Exile and Narrative/Poetic Imagination. Papers may examine texts by any exiled writer from any country, dealing with the literary representation of exile. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: women and exile; creativity and exile; personal/cultural memory; remembering, longing, and forgetting; language and identity; (re)contruction of identity.
Submissions and Inquires: Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy -
Send a 15-20 page paper along with a copy of your CV
Essays should be documented in MLA style and should be in Word format, 12 point typeface, Times New Roman
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2007

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

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:46pm
Barbara L'Eplattenier

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,



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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:45pm
Kelly McGuire

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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm

(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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
Zoe Trodd

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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
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


                        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 =

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

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:51pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

  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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm

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.
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)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

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.