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CFP: Improvisation and Text (3/5/07; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Steph Brown

The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of Virginia's
Department of English would like to invite submissions to our annual
conference, to be held from April 5th to April 7th, 2007.
This conference invites papers that examine the relationship between texts
and the practice of improvisation. Creative works inevitably involve
improvisations of various kinds in their dealings with previous genre
categories, innovations within the formal boundaries of their media, and
even gaps between their own expectations and the end product. How do texts
register these dynamics through moments of improvisation? Is improvisation

UPDATE: Authenticity and the Lyric Voice (UK) (3/2/07; 5/12/07-5/13/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Rachel Buxton

Keynote speaker announced


Authenticity and the Lyric Voice

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre
Oxford Brookes University
May 12-13, 2007


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Robert Hampson; Vicki Bertram; Nick Selby; Jahan Ramazani



'Authenticity and the Lyric Voice' is a two-day colloquium taking place at
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, over the weekend of May 12-13, 2007.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death 5 (UK) (3/26/07; 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:58pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death

Monday 9th July - Thursday 12th July 2007
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and
publications project aims to create a forum for examining the links
between living and dying, and some of the contradictions and paradoxes
that arise in our attitudes to death.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are also warmly invited
on any of the following indicative themes (or their combinations):

UPDATE: Literature After Literature: 21st Century Re-readings (2/15/07; 4/22/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:09pm

New submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2007


Literature After Literature: 21st Century Re-readings

The English Graduate Student Organization at the University at Albany
(SUNY) seeks papers for its annual graduate student conference that is
being held in April in conjunction with a visit by and conference on
H?l?ne Cixous, the world-renown French feminist scholar, novelist, and
playwright. This year's topic, "What does it mean to read in the 21st
century??, is inspired by Cixous' politically-charged work across various
genres. The conference will explore an array of questions relating to the
reading of literature today.

CFP: Linguistic Approaches to Literature. What is Literary Language? (3/12/07; MLA '07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:35pm
Clai Rice

Modern Language Association [Chicago, 27-30 Dec. 2007]
Division of Linguistic Approaches to Literature:

What is Literary Language? Three sessions exploring literature as
linguistic discourse, style, register, speech act, or aspect of

Type of submission: 300-500-word abstract by 12 March
2007. Send abstract as email attachment to Julia Karolle-Berg
( and Claiborne Rice (

CFP: Writing Across the Gender Boundary (3/1/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Emily Kader

Writing Across the Gender Boundary: SAMLA Women=92s Studies Panel

Throughout literary history writers have explored the perspectives of=20
genders other than their own. This panel will explore works by both=20
male and female writers who choose to cross the gender boundary in=20
their writing and the effects of such border crossings. Writers might=20=

be viewed as crossing gender boundaries when they construct first=20
person narratives of genders other than their own or when they focus on=20=

UPDATE: Transverse: Comparative Literature Journal (grad) (2/5/07; journal issue)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

extended deadline for essays: Feb. 5, 2007

Transverse, a graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays
for the next issue, to be published in Spring 2007. Transverse is a
paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line at

UPDATE: UNCW Graduate Conference (2/15/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

We have updated the submission date for the University of North
Carolina-Wilmington Graduate English Conference. It is now: 15 Feb
2007. The actual Conference is still 31 March 2007 with a reading the
night before from various UNCW creative writers. Thanks a lot. UNCW
GEA. >Jesse A Lambertson

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)

Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

UPDATE: Mourning, Hospitality and Literature (Australia) (4/16/07; 7/18/07-7/21/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Tony Thwaites

The conference website is now open at =20
Deadline for submission of proposals for papers and panels: April 16 =
2007. =20
Secure online registration available, and details of publications to =
follow from the conference. =20
Mourning & its Hospitalities | (after ...)
a three-day international conference at the University of Queensland, =
July 18-20 2007

followed by
Hospitalities of Literature | (teaching after ...)
a one-day symposium on teaching
July 21 2007

Plenary speakers include:

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

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Alfred J. Drake

  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: Waste and Abundance: Critical Readings of Modern Wastelands (UK) (1/31/07; 4/17/07-4/18/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:37pm
Susan Cahill

Keynote speakers announced:

"Waste and Abundance: Critical Readings of Modern Wastelands"
The School of English, Queen's University Belfast
17th and 18th April 2007
Second call for papers
Papers from all perspectives across the Humanities are welcome

Confirmed keynote speakers: Dr Peter Boxall (University of Sussex), Professor Thomas Docherty (University of Warwick), Professor Paul Seawright (University of Ulster), Dr Moynagh Sullivan (NUI Maynooth)