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CFP: [Theory] Representing Trauma: American Redemption Stories and Lost Cause Narratives (NeMLA 10/1/07)

updated: 
Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 2:24am
Trisha Brady

Representing Trauma: American Redemption Stories and Lost Cause
Narratives (NeMLA 9/15/07)

This panel seeks papers that critically engage American Redemption
narratives. Specifically, this panel will investigate narratives that
represent characters reliving or re-enacting traumatic events so that
distinctions between the past and the present breakdown. We are
particularly interested in papers that discuss the conflation of absence
and loss so that historical losses are misrepresented as absence and
become “lost causes.”

CFP: [Theory] Reading, Work, and Narrative Time (10/1/07; Narrative, 5/1/07-5/4/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 2:17am
Matthew Garrett

The assumption behind this panel is that a rigorous examination of the
relation between reading and working brings us to the threshold between
“intrinsic” and “extrinsic” criticism. Thematizations of work, for example,
organize our attention within the text even as they direct us outward
toward reference to the leisure that is the precondition for literary
reading itself. Most theories of narrative time depend upon an assumed
homogenization of experience that the reality of work contradicts: social
relations in class society preclude the possibility of phenomenologically
equivalent temporalities across classes, even as “homogeneous, empty time”

CFP: [Theory] Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008, BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 2:33am
David Greven

Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008,
BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

This panel calls for psychoanalytic and queer theory analyses of the
represenation of manhood in contemporay Hollywood film. Male narcissism
and masochism will be the central focus. Please contact David Greven at
Connecticut College via email: dgrev_at_conncoll.edu

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CFP: [Theory] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 4:33pm
Aneeka A. Henderson

Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the UIC Writing Center
and Public Space conference series on "Race in the Writing Center: Towards
New Theory and Praxis" to be held at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, February 29 & March 1, 2008. We are seeking new and exciting
work that explores the relationship between writing, race, tutoring, and
writing center spaces and practices.

CFP: [Theory] Practical Criticism and its Legacies

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 10:25am
John Sears

PRACTICAL CRITICISM AND ITS LEGACIES

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

Please note new submission deadline: September 15th 2007

Conference website:

http://www.eri.mmu.ac.uk/events/legacies-of-practical-criticism/

Confirmed keynote speakers:

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

CFP: [Theory] NEMLA: Queer Theory and Becoming

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 2:34pm
Mikko Tuhkanen

Queer Theory and Becoming
NEMLA conference, Buffalo in April 2008
This panel will articulate what is at stake in the recent turn to time in
feminist and queer thinking, welcoming approaches through a range of
critical, theoretical, political, and cultural texts. We hope not only to
discuss representations of queer time-the deviations, divagations,
resistances, incoherencies, and perversions of normative
linear/reproductive temporality-but also to consider queer theory as itself
a theory of time and becoming. Please send 300 word abstracts and brief cv
to: Mikko Tuhkanen, East Carolina State University at email address
tuhkanenm_at_ecu.edu.

CFP: [Theory] Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, August 13, 2007 - 8:37pm
Hugh Tribbey

Please Post and Announce

        Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
        
        Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2007

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

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

updated: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 6:54pm
Lena Khor

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)

updated: 
Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 10:31pm
Dr. Lucian Chaffey

CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED DEADLINE

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.

http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/

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

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 11:36am
Dr John Sears

UPDATE: PRACTICAL CRITICISM AND ITS LEGACIES

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:

http://www.eri.mmu.ac.uk/events/legacies-of-practical-criticism/

Confirmed keynote speakers:

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

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