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CFP: Gothic Science Fiction (grad) (UK) (1/31/07; 4/28/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Wasson, Sara

CFP: Gothic Science Fiction (graduate) (UK) (1/31/07; 4/28/07)

Organised by the School of Creative Industries, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.

This one-day conference looks to bring together graduate students and early career researchers to discuss science fiction with a gothic slant. We invite short (20 minute) paper proposals focusing on identifying, untangling, or savouring gothic elements in science fiction, both past and present, and across a range of media - written texts, film, graphic novels, and visual media are all invited.

UPDATE: Foreclosure and Forgiveness (grad) (1/10/07; NJCEA, 3/29/07-3/31/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Magali Armillas-Tiseyra

UPDATE: the CFP due date for the NYU Comparative Literature graduate student conference ("Foreclosure and Forgiveness: Tracing Debt in Literature and Culture," 2007) has been moved to January 10, 2007. Please send all abstracts to; use "Tracing Debt" in the subject line.

Foreclosure and Forgiveness: Tracing Debt in Literature and Culture

A Graduate Student Conference
Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature
New York University
March Thurs. 29 - Sat.31, 2007
 Call for Papers

CFP: Utopia and Dystopia Panel (grad) (1/15/07; McGill, 3/10/07-3/11/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Amanda Cockburn

CFP: Imaginary Worlds: Utopias and Dystopias in Literature

McGill University Annual Graduate Conference, March 10-11, 2007.
Montreal, Quebec.

This panel invites papers that focus on the representation of utopias
and dysopias in literature. Papers may address the social, political,
economical, economic, and cultural locations of ideal worlds or
nightmare worlds from a wide variety of periods and places and from all
parts of the world. Possible topics may include, but are not limited

CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (3/2/07; 7/3/07-7/4/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Tolan Fiona

Call for Papers



The University of Northampton, UK, 3-4 July 2007 (07/03/07 - 07/04/07)


To mark the re-launch of the journal World Literature Written in English =
as the Journal of Postcolonial Studies, The Centre for Contemporary =
Fiction and Narrative, University of Northampton, and the Journal of =
Postcolonial Writing, in association with Taylor and Francis publishers =
and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies, hosts:

Keynote Speakers -=20


Simon Gikandi =20

Patrick Williams=20

Elleke Boehmer=20

Alastair Niven

UPDATE: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (1/20/07; 3/9/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm

-Plenary speakers announced
-Submission deadline extended
-Conference website now online

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis
?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

Plenary Speakers
Mary Baine Campbell, Brandeis University
Marina Leslie, Northeastern University

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary conference,
will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad spectrum of
historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

CFP: Lacan & (a)theology (Netherlands) (2/20/07; 9/19/07-9/20/07)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:26pm
Dominiek Hoens

"The Triumph of Religion": Lacanian perspectives on (a)theology
Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
19-20 September 2007

At a press conference in Rome, 1974, when asked for his opinion about the
relation between psychoanalysis and religion, Lacan promptly replies: "In
the end, it is either the one, or the other." But he hesitates answering the
next question - 'who, then, will win the battle?' - and finally states that
"religion will never go down." Religion, so he adds, will "triumph." And
after a moment of doubt, he feels compelled to say the opposite about
psychoanalysis: it will certainly not triumph, at the best it will succeed
in 'surviving.'

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:26pm
Rachel Buxton

Please note that the website address has changed. It is now:

Authenticity and the Lyric Voice

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

Call for Papers

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

UPDATE: Memory and History: Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiving (grad) (1/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:46am
Arsova, Jasmina

*Please note that our new, extended deadline for submissions is January =
15, 2007.*

Mester, the graduate student academic journal of the Department of =
Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, invites scholarly articles for its =
Special Issue XXXVI (2007) devoted to:

        Memory and History: Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiving

We welcome all submissions that address questions or ideas related but =
not limited to the following concepts in language, literature and visual =
expressions of the Luso-Hispanic world:

CFP: Literature After Literature: 21st Century Re-readings (grad) (1/15/07; 4/22/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:18am

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
Hélène 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: Open Topic: Pacific Coast Philology (1/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Myers, Victoria

Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of the West Coast regional MLA,
invites submissions in any area of scholarship in the classical and
modern languages and literatures for its fall 2007 issue. Essays of
4,500-8,000 words should be submitted by 1/15/07 in triplicate hard copy
to Prof. Victoria Myers, Humanities Div., Pepperdine Univ., 24255
Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4225. Pacific Coast Philology
is a peer-reviewed journal, indexed in the MLAIB and ABELL and archived
on J-STOR. Publication takes place within six months of acceptance.
Queries to

UPDATE: Spells of "Romance" (grad) (12/15/06; 2/9/07-2/10/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Ashley Puig Herz


Entralogos: Romance Studies Graduate Conference 2007
Feb. 9-10, 2007
Cornell University

Enamored, Romanized, Romanced: Spells of "Romance"

UPDATE: Confirmed keynote: Sterling Professor of French Howard Bloch
(Yale) will be speaking on French literature. Other keynotes pending.