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CFP: Rhetoric of Space(s), Place(s) and Time(s) (5/15/07; 1/18/08-1/19/08)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. David Hester
contact email: 

=93A Conference: The Rhetorics of Space(s), Place(s), and Time(s)=94

This is the Call for Papers for the seventh international =20
Conference on Rhetorics and Hermeneutics organized by the Rhetorical =20
New Testament
Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, =20
CA, and the Centre
for Rhetorics and Hermeneutics. The conference will be held on January =20=

18 and 19,
2008, at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

The organizers seek proposals for papers that describe, analyze, and/=20
or criticize
the discourses, narratives, and/or patterns of persuasion that create, =20=

CFP: Identity Formation (5/1/07; journal issue)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:01pm
full name / name of organization:
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
Contributions are now invited for the 2007 issue of the MHRA Working Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be dedicated to
'Identity Formation', but other topics are welcome as well.
The MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
( is an electronic publication forum
intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses such as
might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in established
scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to postgraduate

CFP: Exit 9 Call for Papers: Textuality and Terror (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sandra Sokowski
contact email: 

Call for Papers


Title: Textuality and Terror


How may we define this broad term, "terror", beyond the direct =
experience of extreme fear? As a term in itself, how has it evolved to =
contemporary usage, and what are its limits? Is it best defined =
dialectically in relation to a nation or element of authority? Or is it =
characterized by a lack of apparent structure, which threatens the =
possibility of structuration itself? What is the relation of terror to =
political order, or does it necessarily have to be related? How can =
terror change the significance of a place (i.e. "ground zero" and Iraq) =
and what are the implications of this change? =20


CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature (3/10/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Raymond Craig
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Special Topic "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" for the
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference to be held in Calgary October 4-6, 2007. For
conference information:

Seeking papers for this special session that employ or comment upon using
rhetorical tools in the criticism of literature, particularly those that
discuss the affordances and constraints of rhetorical approaches to
literature are welcome.

Please send abstract (e-mail submissions preferred) by MARCH 10, 2007 to

Or to Raymond Craig
Department of English
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44224

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

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

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

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)

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:

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

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

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)

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

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

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, =
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)

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