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CFP: Literary Theory (3/30/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 10:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Salah Khan
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
November 2-3, 2007
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Paper proposals sought for panel on literary theory. Proposals are
encouraged on any topic in 19th- and 20th-century literary theory. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2007

Please email 500-word proposal and 50 word abstract (in line, no
attachments) to Salah Khan at:

CFP: Transnational Connections (South Africa) (5/15/07; collection)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 5:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Frenkel, Ronit
contact email: 

Traversing Transnationalism: The Horizons of Literary and Cultural


Edited by Ronit Frenkel (University of Johannesburg), Pier Paolo
Frassinelli (University of the Witwatersrand), David Watson (University
of Uppsala).


CFP: Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents) (3/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan

Hi folks,

Please consider this CFP, and forward it to anyone interested.
Deadline is March 15th. Thank you.

Conference Panel Call for Papers:
Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents)
21st Annual Conference for the Society for Literature,
     Science and the Arts
November 1 – November 4, 2007
Portland, Maine, USA

CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Todd Kuchta
contact email: 

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski's celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class's emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus

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?