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CFP: Culture & Power Conference: The Plots of History (Spain) (5/31/07; 9/26/07-9/28/07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
CARLA MARIA RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ
contact email: 

Culture & Power Seminar - Call for Papers

"THE PLOTS OF HISTORY"

12th International Conference Culture & Power
University of Oviedo, Spain
September 26 - 28, 2007

Cultural theory at the end of the 20th Century claimed that there would be an end to all metanarratives.
That end does not seem to be forthcoming in the present age, as new and old forms of manufacturing truth and emplotting history continue to affect our representations of the world.
This conference invites papers that address this topic from a variety of positions within Cultural Studies. We welcome papers dealing specifically with issues such as the following:

CFP: 3 Postcolonial Literature Panels (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth DeLoughrey
contact email: 

   CFP for 3 Panels coordinated by the new MLA Postcolonial Studies
Division:

  Postcolonial Studies: Reflective Assessments
  Inaugurating the MLA's new Postcolonial Studies Division, a panel to
review postcolonialism's transformation of literary studies since 1983.
500-word proposals and 2-page CVs by 15 March to David Chioni Moore.
[mooredc_at_macalester.edu]

  Postcolonial Environments
  How do postcolonial literatures and cultures inscribe nonhuman alterity?
Topics might include ecology, sustainability, human and nonhuman relations,
ecocriticism, ethics, biopolitics, planetarity. 500-word proposals and
2-page CVs by 15 March to Elizabeth DeLoughrey. [emd23_at_cornell.edu]

CFP: Novel History/ Media History (3/1/07; MLA '07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ivan Kreilkamp
contact email: 

The MLA Discussion Group in Media and Literature invites proposals
for the approved special session, "Novel History/ Media History."

The history of the novel as media history, and vice versa; the
mediation of novelistic genres, forms, modes. We are interested in
work emerging out of the intersection of novel and media history and
theory, from a range of historical periods and national literatures.

Please submit your proposal (500 words maximum) and a short c.v.
electronically by the deadline of March 1, 2007. (Proposal should be
within the text of the email, not an attachment; c.v. as attachment
is OK)

Send applications by email to:

Ivan Kreilkamp
ikreilka_at_indiana.edu

CFP: Formalist Literary Theory in America (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
contact email: 

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

  "The New Criticism: Formalist Literary Theory and Practice in America."

Paper proposals sought for an approved special-session panel on American
New Criticism. Proposals may address issues ranging from the theory and
practice of American formalist critics to the history and impact of
formalism in higher education. (Proposals that address movements and
authors beyond the panel's American context may also be considered.)

UPDATE: Theorizing Genre Fiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
mpodo001_at_student.ucr.edu
contact email: 

UPDATE: Theorizing Genre Fiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

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

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine R Mintler
contact email: 

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Calgary Alberta, October 4-6, 2007.
 
          * * * * * * *
The focus of the 2007 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is open regarding genre and period; however, we are specifically interested in papers that explore the "materiality" of clothing in shaping the context of identity and in shaping the practices that continually [trans]form identity--or, adversely, impede its transformation or essentialize it--for either/both wearer and observer.
 
* performance (in any of its many [dis]guises)

UPDATE: Creative Writing Theory (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
mpodo001_at_student.ucr.edu
contact email: 

UPDATE: Creative Writing Theory (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

Critical theory, while long present in English departments within critical studies of literature, has been largely missing from the teaching of creative writing. However, recent applications of theory to creative writing studies have allowed unexpected and rewarding results. With this in mind, participants are invited to submit works that deal with the application of critical theory of creative writing.

CFP: Levinas and Narrative (3/30/07; journal issue)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Monica Osborne
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue of Modern Fiction Studies
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Levinas and Narrative

Guest Editors: Sandor Goodhart and Monica Osborne

Deadline for Submissions: 30 March, 2007

To date, there have been two major ways of understanding the work of Emmanuel
Levinas. In the philosophical tradition, Levinas first attracted the attention
of Jean-Paul Sartre as a reader of Husserl and the phenomenological tradition;
later, thanks to the work of Jacques Derrida and other poststucturalists,
Levinas acquired caché for his work on ethics and his critique of Heidegger.

UPDATE: Intersections, Marginality, and Parallels in Cultural Production (grad) (2/7/07; 3/9/07-3/10/07)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Leitch
contact email: 

UPDATE: deadline extended until February 7, 2007
UPDATE: conference website now at http://web.uvic.ca/~englgrad/con.html

CFP: Intersections, Margins, and Parallels in Cultural Production
(Grad; 02/07/07; 03/9-10/07)

We are pleased to invite proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate
student conference organized
by the Department of English at the University of Victoria to be held
March 9-10, 2007. This
year's keynote speaker will be Marshall Grossman of the University of Maryland.

UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
mpodo001_at_student.ucr.edu
contact email: 

UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

The recent controversy around James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces has exposed several key concerns around the writing of nonfiction. Considering the fact that many “fictional” books contain autobiographical details and that “nonfiction’s” claims to truth have been undercut by poststructuralist criticism of many stripes, has the fiction/ nonfiction binary been rendered useless?

CFP: Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and Cultural Contexts (grad) (Australia) (3/26/07; 5/25/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Hall

Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and
Cultural Contexts

In chaos theory, strange attractors can describe provisional patterns
emerging from chaos as terms are brought together in equations.
Applied to the humanities, the term 'strange attractors' not only
suggests the influence of chaos theory and intersections with
scientific theory, it also raises images of unlikely combinations,
emerging connections and unstable meanings.

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