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

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Carol Siegel

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
Petra Kuppers

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: Re-imagining, Re-inventing, and Re-reading (grad) (2/15/07; MadLit, 4/20/07-4/22/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am
Kristiane Stapleton

CFP: Re-imagining, Re-inventing, and Re-reading (grad [April 20th-22nd] )
The Graduate Student Association is pleased to host the Third Annual MadLit conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year's theme invites a wide range of graduate student papers from a variety of literary and rhetorical periods that engage with re-imagining, re-inventing, or re-reading texts, genres, disciplines, and pedagogies.

CFP: Orientalism and Terrorism (2/15/07; 5/26/07-6/2/07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:51pm
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: Life Writing Panels for 2007 MLA Convention (3/10/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:50pm
Craig Howes

Here are the three calls for papers for this=20
year's Modern Language Association, which will be=20
held from December 27 to 30 in Chicago. Note=20
that the deadline is early March. For more=20
information, please contact the person listed as the panel convener.

Please forward this call to any other lists that might be appropriate.

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Panels for 2007 MLA Convention =96
Division on Autobiography, Biography and Life Writing

UPDATE: Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations (3/7/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is seeking proposals for papers
for the 2007 Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago on December

Session 1
W.H. Auden and Music. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Lyrica
invites submissions on Auden as lyricist and librettist, and on composers
who set his texts. Both formal and historical approaches are welcome.

Session 2
Prima la musica, poi le parole. Which is more important, words or music?
Papers may focus on either or both sides of this age-old aesthetic
argument, in any historical period or geographical context.

UPDATE: Rewriting the Body (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Nowell Marshall

UPDATE: deadline extended until 2/16/07

Rewriting the Body (grad) (2/16/07; disjunctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside's 14th Annual Humanities Conference,
April 6-7, 2007. In keeping with this year's theme, "Malapropriation
Nation," this panel attempts to explore how the body as cultural text is
rewritten through acts of (re)appropriation, misappropriation, passing,
mimicry, and resignification.

Papers from all periods and areas are welcome. Suggested topics include