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CFP: Benjamin and Latin America (3/16/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:11pm

MLA 2007
December 27-30, 2007, Chicago
Proposed Special Session
Deadline: March 16, 2007

Walter Benjamin in Latin America

Papers are invited that focus on the literary and theoretical relations between
Latin American texts and Walter Benjamin's work. Please send 1-page abstracts
to David Kelman,, by 16 March 2007.

UPDATE: Me, Myself & Eye: Mediating Identity (grad) (3/30/07; 5/4/07)

Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:11pm
gayle allan

UPDATE: Extended deadline for submissions: March 30,

Me, Myself & Eye: Mediating Identity (Graduate

4 May 2007, La Trobe University
Spend a day at an interdisciplinary conference
organised by postgraduates from the English Department
at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

We are interested in:

CFP: Male Beauty (4/15/07; collection)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 2:49am
Lubovich, Maglina

We invite abstracts for a collection of essays on male beauty to be
published by Cambridge Scholarly Publishing. Save for the Greeks, Romans and
the contemporary art historian, very little has been said about beauty and
its relationship to men and masculinities. To its credit, masculinity
studies itself has surely emerged as a field of study and has covered much
ground in the last thirty years: we have understood masculinity as a
category for analysis and, like femininity, as a social construction; we
have supported and also challenged the "crisis" in masculinity; we have
studied it both with and without "men"; we have considered masculinity's

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

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:53am

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association's 2007 meetings will have =
a session devoted to ethical criticism. Wayne Booth's approach is the =
most common topic, but any paper proposal on the ethical impact (or why =
we should expect no ethical impact from an aesthetic medium) of =
literature is welcome. The deadline for paper proposals is March 1, =
2007. Send your 300-word or shorter proposal to Alan Goff at =<>.

CFP: The Law of Genre (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
margaret ronda

CFP: "The Law of Genre"
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2007

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is
pleased to invite current graduate students to submit proposals for
twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled "The Law of Genre" at th=
2007 MLA annual meeting, 12/27/07-12/30/07 in Chicago. This panel will
investigate the uses, injunctions, and limits of genre as mode of
literary-historical analysis, discursive convention, and longstanding
subject of philosophical and theoretical scrutiny.

UPDATE: Orientalism and Terrorism (3/10/07; 5/26/07-6/2/07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
Pavan Kumar

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

      Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, May 26 - June 2,
      2007, Saskatoon, Canada.

      Session title: Orientalism and Terrorism

      Organizer: Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Department of Sociology, University of

      Discussant: Dr. Ron Wheeler, Department of Political Studies, University
      of Saskatchewan.

                (for Canadian Association of Geographers)

Session Description:

CFP: Reconsidering Realisms (3/1/07; 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting individual paper
abstracts on the topic of "Revisiting Realisms" for its annual convention,
to be held in Cleveland from November 8-11, 2007. 250-word abstracts should
be emailed to by March 1, 2007. Accepted abstracts will be
assembled into panels by the M/MLA president.

Possible paper topics might include:

CFP: Translation and the Humanities (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Corinne Scheiner

Call for papers for
The Modern Language Association
Annual Convention 2007
27-30 December 2007
Deadline: 15 March 2007
Session Title: Translation and the Humanities
The MLA Discussion Group on Translation invites papers on the Humanities'
dependency on translation vis-à-vis transmission of ideas, literary
concepts and categories, and the translated text in the classroom.
Please send 250-word abstracts to the Discussion Group Chair, Corinne
Scheiner (
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Corinne Scheiner
Maytag Associate Professor
Comparative Literature
The Colorado College

UPDATE: Minds, Bodies, Machines (2/28/07; 7/6/07-7/7/07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Nicola Parsons

UPDATE: Minds, Bodies, Machines
London, 6-7 July 2007

Please note that the keynote speakers for this conference have been
finalised as follows: Dr Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art);
Professor Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University); Professor Steven Connor
(Birkbeck, University of London); Professor Iain McCalman (Australian
National University); Professor Peter Otto (University of Melbourne);
Professor Jonathan Sawday (University of Strathclyde); Professor Kevin
Warwick (University of Reading); and Dr Elizabeth Wilson (University of
New South Wales).