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

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 5:52am
Frenkel, Ronit

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
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: The Carnal and the Intangible (3/15/07; AFS/FSAC, 10/17/07-10/21/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
V. Troi Tran

  Call for papers The Carnal and the Intangible: Mediations, Expressions, Hybrids Proposed panel for the AFS/FSAC 2007 annual meeting on "The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage", October 17-21, Hilton Hotel, Quebec City, Canada.

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

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Todd Kuchta

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
J. David Hester

=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

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
Sandra Sokowski

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
Raymond Craig

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
Nathan Brown

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
David Lavery

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
Abigail M. Smith

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.