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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).


CFP: Archive Trouble (3/6/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Andrew Stauffer

The Society for Textual Scholarship ( is organizing the
following panel at the 2007 MLA Convention in Chicago:

The archive (broadly conceived, specifically rendered) as a site of
loss, overspill, forgery, chaos, and anxiety -- in any period -- and the
consequences for scholarship, editing, cultural practice, and textual
theory. Email proposals to Andrew Stauffer ( by March 6.

Andrew Stauffer
Department of English
Boston University

CFP: About Raymond Williams: Critical Perspectives (5/31/07; collection)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Monika Seidl

Call for Contributors
About Raymond Williams: Critical Perspectives
Arising from a recent successful conference in Vienna (for further =20
information please visit =20=

dealing with the life, the work and the reception of the work of =20
Raymond Williams, several publishers have expressed an interest in =20
publishing a new collection of essays on this highly influential =20
British critic, author and teacher. In finalising our proposal, the =20
editors (Lawrence Grossberg, Roman Horak and Monika Seidl) would like =20=

CFP: Philament Bound (4/30/07; online journal issue)

Monday, February 12, 2007 - 2:45am

From: Philament <>
Date: 5th February, 2007
CFP: Philament: Cultural Studies and Literary Arts
Deadline: 30th April, 2007 (critique and opinion for online journal)
Publication: December 2007

Philament, the online journal of cultural studies and literary arts
affiliated with the University of Sydney , invites
postgraduate scholars to contribute articles, fictocriticism, reviews,
and opinions for:-

Issue 11: BOUND

send to:

UPDATE: Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines (UK) (no deadline noted; 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, February 12, 2007 - 1:42am
Dennis R \(CCI\)

Improvisation Continuums: theorising practice across disciplines
Date: 12 - 14 April 2007
Hosted by: Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, University
of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, South Wales UK
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Road, Cardiff

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to engage in theory development
on improvisation.
Confirmed Keynotes include Stephen Nachmanovtich ( and
Al Wunder.

CFP: Rereading the Sublime and Beautiful (2/28/07; MLA '07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Ana Boe

I'm looking for contributors for a special session at the 2007 MLA in Chicago.

Special Session: Rereading the Sublime and Beautiful: The 250th Anniversary of Burke's Enquiry

How have contemporary methodologies such as cultural studies and feminist, queer, post-colonial, Marxist, psychoanalytic, and post-structural theories enriched our understanding of Edmund Burke's aesthetics? 500-word abstracts due: 2/28/07. Send your abstract and cv to Ana de Freitas Boe, Ph.D., Department of English, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH 44017.

E-mail submissions to aboe at bw dot edu are preferred.

As the MLA "Call for Papers for 2007 Convention in Chicago" flyer explains:

CFP: Literature &amp; Politics (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:25pm

Literature and Politics Panel

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

2007 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

November 1-3


The Literature and Politics Panel welcomes 500 word abstracts/proposals for
its 2007 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme of the conference is


Paper topics for the panel are open; however, I am particularly interested
in essays dealing with the following themes:


Queer, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender or Intersexual
Politics in Literature

Marxist & Neo-Marxist Politics in Literature

Ambiguous and Contradicting Politics in Literature

CFP: The Time of Materiality (2/16/07; 5/4/07-7/4/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
Aaron F. Hodges

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for
its third annual interdisciplinary spring conference

The Time of Materiality

featuring keynote speakers Peter Hallward (Professor of Modern European
Philosophy, Middlesex University) and Catherine Malabou (Professor of
Philosophy, Université de Paris X – Nanterre)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 5th-7th, 2007

CFP: Cognitive Approaches to Genre (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
Michael Sinding

"Cognitive Approaches to Genre"
Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group
MLA 2007 (Chicago, December 27-30)

The MLA Discussion Group on Cognitive Approaches to
Literature invites papers bridging topics in cognitive
theory and genre theory for our session at the 2007
MLA Convention in Chicago. Send 300-word proposals to
Michael Sinding ( by March 1.