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CFP: Greek Myth: The Thread of Memory (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Susan Joseph
contact email: 

O Memory, who holds the thread that links
My modern mind to those of ancient days.
                   (A. S. Byatt. Possession)

The ongoing Greek myth panel of the 61st annual Rocky Mountain MLA
meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007, at the Westin
Calgary Hotel, invites submissions on the relationship between memory
and myth within ancient culture and on the impact of Greek myth on
newer art works, especially literature in English. Suggested
approaches include but are not limited to close readings of the role
of memory in representations of specific myths, social contexts and
needs for myth as an aid to memory, and formal reception of myth.

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

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine R Mintler
contact email: 

Call for Panel Submission: "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)

CFP: Literary Criticism (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Blackstock
contact email: 

Soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association Convention in Calgary, Alberta. Submissions in any
area of literary criticism will be considered, but I am particularly
interested in those dealing with old and new critical orthodoxies or
hegemonies. Please send an abstract of 100-300 words to by March 1, 2007.


Alan Blackstock

Associate Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah


(435) 722-1735

UPDATE: Time/Passages (grad) (2/1/07; 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
IU English Department GSAC

UPDATE: Please note that we have extended the deadline
to February 1, 2007, and have updated information
about email submissions and our keynote speaker.

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and
creative submissions for a National Interdisciplinary
Graduate Student Conference entitled "Time/Passages"
to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from
March 22-24, 2007.

UPDATE: Redefining the New in English Studies (1/26/07; GES, 2/23/07-2/24/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Odell, Karenbeth
contact email: 

Call for Papers for the Annual Graduate English Society Conference at Texas Tech University:


"Redefining the New: Guiding the Direction of English Studies." Lubbock, Texas


Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2007

Extended Abstract Deadline: January 26, 2007


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Jay, Loyola University--Chicago,

UPDATE: Rhizomes: Feminisms' Others (3/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Siegel
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Special Issue: Rhizomes 14: "Feminism's Others"

As with Rhizomes 7, Theory's Others, this special issue will provide a
space for theorists whose work falls outside the usual academic
boundaries, but here the focus will be on feminist thought. In that
feminism fundamentally aims to correct misconceptions about women in
order to bring about social and cultural gender equality, feminists must
represent -- and circulate representations -- of women as a group, which
would be impossible without making some general statements about women.

CFP: Poetic Form and Disability (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Petra Kuppers
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A Special Session for the MLA 2007 conference in Chicago:

"Poetic Form and Disability"

We welcome proposals that address intersections, opportunities,
aesthetic challenges and disjunctures between poetics and disability
studies. The emphasis is on formal approaches: we are less interested
in poetry that narrates disability, or whose authors happen to be
disabled, but rather in approaches to poetry and poetry criticism that
locate disability in, through, and with formal elements. We understand
disability here as a social formation, playing across embodiment and
cultural embedment: but what shape this political understanding of
disability takes might very well be part of the investigation.

CFP: Literature-and-Psychology Conference (Serbia) (3/15/07; 7/4/07-7/9/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Dear Colleagues:

   We extend a warm invitation and call for papers for the 2007
annual International Literature-and-Psychology Conference, to be
held July 4-9 at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Registration and other particulars are at <> You can register
using the convenient online form.