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CFP: Insiders and Outsiders (grad) (6/15/07; 9/21/07-9/22/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 9:24pm


An Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduate Students
Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
September 21-22, 2007

CFP: Absence and Presence in Cultural Texts and Images (UK) (grad) (5/7/07; 6/20/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:53pm
Gordon Spark

 Invisibilities: Absence and Presence in Cultural Texts and ImagesCall For =
Papers Wednesday 20th June 2007School of Humanities: EnglishUniversity of =
Dundee Plenary Speaker: Dr Darryl JonesTrinity College Dublin The Fifth =
Annual English Postgraduate Conference will be held at the University of =
Dundee on Wednesday June 20th 2007. This interdisciplinary postgraduate =
conference invites proposals for papers under the heading =91InVisibilities=
: Absence and Presence in Cultural Texts and Images=92. What are the =
roles, forms and conditions of representation and exclusion in our culture =
and its diverse media? Suggested topics include (but are not limited to): =

CFP: Practice Theory (7/1/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:53pm

SOUNDINGS: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites article submissions on the
notion of "practice" from across the disciplines. Contemporary social
theorists often invoke notions of practice and tradition to explain the
regularity and continuity of social behavior. Yet, these practices remain
mysterious, and many claim, lack a firm theoretical foundation. SOUNDINGS is
seeking articles which engage practice theory from an interdisciplinary
perspective with a special emphasis on the ways in which practice theory might
illuminate understandings of moral and political values.

CFP: Animals and Agency (5/1/07; collection)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:50pm
Sarah McFarland

Animals and Agency

Edited by Sarah E. McFarland and Ryan Hediger

Scholars increasingly consider the presence and function of animals in
literature, film, art, and philosophy, while hugely popular documentary
films like _March of the Penguins_ and _Grizzly Man_ and a significant
number of animated films show this interest in film and popular culture
as well. Some scholars focus on how representations of "the animal" as
an "other" help to construct the human, whereas others examine the
relationships between humans and other animals and how human and animal
subjectivity are articulated.

CFP: The Analytic Scene: Translations and Transferences (grad) (4/9/07; 5/26/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
Anita Starosta

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Call for Papers: The Analytic Scene: Translations and Transferences
Deadline for Submissions: April 9th, 2007

The Psychoanalysis and Sexuality Research Unit of the Institute for
Humanities Research (IHR) at the University of California, Santa Cruz
invites submissions for its May 2007 graduate student conference, "The
Analytic Scene: Translations and Transferences," tentatively scheduled for
Saturday May 26th. The Psychoanalysis and Sexuality RU, now in its third
year, is an interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student research group that
reads psychoanalytic work together and
occasionally sponsors speakers and conferences.

CFP: Literary Naturalism and Film Noir (5/25/07; ALA Symposium, 10/5/07-10/6/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
Jeffrey Allan Jaeckle

I’m welcoming papers for a panel on literary naturalism and film noir for
the American Literature Association Symposium on American Literary
Naturalism to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA on October
5-6 2007.

Proposals for this panel can address any aspect of the intersections of
naturalism and noir. I am particularly interested in papers that examine the
ways in which naturalist principles and motifs pervade the film noir genre
and specific films. Topics can include but are not limited to:

 --effects of the city/urban landscape

 --the roles of environment and heredity

 --concerns with fate, chance, and free will

 --the roles of machines and mechanization

UPDATE: Giving & Taking Offense (Portugal) (4/15/07; 6/21/07-6/22/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:51pm
David Callahan

Giving & Taking Offense
University of Aveiro, Portugal

We are pleased to inform people interested in
attending the two-day conference on "Giving and
Taking Offence" at the University of Aveiro,
Portugal on the 21st and 22nd June 2007 that
proposals will be accepted until the 15th April
2007, and that the following people have agreed
to be our plenary speakers:

Prof. David Lavery, Head of Film and TV Studies
at Brunel University, London, who will be
speaking on "H**y F*****g Sh*t: Profanation,
Parody, and Bleeping American Unreality in The
Onion, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report".

CFP: Epistemologies of Torture (grad) (3/25/07; 4/6/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:51pm
Eric L. Martinsen

The 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Consortium for
Literature, Theory & Culture at the University of California, Santa

Epistemologies of Torture: Limits, Bodies, Black Sites
Friday, 6 April 2007
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Abstracts Due: Sunday, March 25
Send to:

Keynote Speakers:

Alicia Partnoy (poet, activist, torture survivor and author of The
Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival in Argentina)

CFP: Structuralism(s) Today (4/15/07; 10/11/07-10/14/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:50pm

"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. Mukarovský, 1934)

UPDATE: Poetry and Poetics (3/29/07; SAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm
Hadbawnik, David C

Based on the papers I've accepted so far, I'd like to invite proposals =
that focus on modern/early postmodern female poets -- e.g. lorine =
niedecker? -- and i'm extending the deadline to march 29. I still need =
at least two more papers, so please, if you have something along this =
line you'd like to present, send it along.

Papers (15-20 minutes) are invited for the Poetry and Poetics session of
the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference,
meeting Nov 2-3, 2007 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, =

Send a 500 word proposal (double spaced) and a CV to David =3D
Hadbawnik ( by March 29, 2007.=20

CFP: Current Trends in Narratology (Germany) (5/30/07; 6/14/07-6/16/07)

Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm

Current Trends in Narratology, University of Freiburg, Germany

(June 14 - 16, 2007)



This workshop provides an overview of state-of-the-art research in =
narratology by leading scholars in four major areas of research. The =
conference will include the following sections:=20



=B7 Thursday afternoon, June 14: "Narrative and Mediality" =
concentrates not so much on fiction and film (already over-researched) =
but on drama, poetry and other media, or issues of mediality per se in =
narrative and/or narratology. Lectures include:

v Brian Richardson (University of Maryland, College Park) "The =
Poetics of Beginnings and Endings in Drama"=20