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UPDATE: Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability (12/10/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:51pm

  13th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  February 15-17, 2006
  Arizona State University—Tempe Arizona
  Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
  Only Human?: Medical Biology vs. The Social Model of Disability
  In her 1999 book Female Forms, Carol Thomas suggests that disability studies and activism would benefit from a social model approach to definitions of disability, as opposed to the long-standing contention that disability, impairment, and its effects are biological, physiological, anatomical—in short, medical.

CFP: African Oedipus (Netherlands) (12/20/06; AEGIS, 7/11/07-7/14/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:51pm
Ide Corley-Carmody

Addressing the question of how psychoanalytic theories might speak
about "race," Hortense Spillers gives the term "African Oedipus" to a
model of cultural self-formation which recognizes the status of the
"father" as a social function rather than a biological genitor ("'All
the Things You Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your
Mother': Psychoanalysis and Race"). For Spillers, the term "African
Oedipus" mediates a sociosymbolic order characterized by shifting
specular relations rather than by the fixed hierarchical positions and
meanings attributed to the father, the mother and the child within the
traditional Freudian model. The term "African Oedipus" is also linked

CFP: Theory of Mind and Literature Conference (5/1/07; 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Leverage, Paula E

Theory of Mind and Literature Conference
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, November 1-3, 2007

Call for Papers
“Theory of Mind and Literature” is the first conference devoted solely to the implications for the theory and study of literature of the psychological activity of inferring what other people are thinking, perceiving or feeling. This process, sometimes lightly called “mindreading,” is generally considered in cognitive science to be facilitated by the possession of a Theory of Mind (ToM). ToM may be one of the things that makes literatureâ€"the writing and reading of literature, as well as the social relationships among characters in works of literatureâ€"possible.

CFP: Unseen Influences (grad) (1/12/07; 3/31/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Amy Witherbee

Another Way In:
the unseen Influences that change our worlds.

Boston College's graduate community will host a biannual literary conference on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Boston College's Yawkey Center. This conference builds upon our traditional Colloquium sessions by expanding outward to take advantage of the rich individual and institutional scholarship in the Northeastern U.S. We are looking for papers that touch upon our conference topic, a closer look at unseen influences whose movements across time, space, or community bring change. From viruses, carriers, and contaminants to inspiration and sublimation, these are the intangible forces we invite or dread. We invite you to interpret the topic broadly, but some topics might include:

CFP: Editing Aesthetics (12/1/06; LSU EGSA, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Nate Pritts

LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.

Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

CFP: Questioning the Philosophy of Technology (Ireland) (2/1/07; 6/27/07-6/28/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Patrick O'Connor

Questioning the Philosophy of Technology (QPT)

Conference at NUI Galway, Ireland, June 2007.

Call for Papers

27th – 28th June 2007

Key Note Speakers:

Andrew Feenberg: Simon Fraser University, Canada

Don Idhe: Stony Brook University, New York

We are delighted to confirm that two of the leading philosophers of
technology will be attending the first QPT Conference. The conference
will take place over two days. The first day will focus on seminars by
the keynote speakers. The second day will be devoted to accepted
conference papers.

CFP: Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation, 1880-Present (UK) (2/1/07; 7/5/07-7/8/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:49pm
Jane Elliott

5-8 July 2007

Proposals for twenty-minute presentations or panels of three to four =20
presenters are invited for a conference entitled =93Real Things: =20
Matter, Materiality, Representation, 1880 to the present,=94 to be held =20=

at the University of York, England and co-sponsored by the University =20=

of Sussex.

Keynote speakers:
Bill Brown
Mary Ann Doane
Hal Foster
Patrick Keiller
Hermione Lee
Edmund White

This conference proposes a re-engagement with representational =20
realism and its objects and effects across a wide range of aesthetic, =20=

CFP: M/C Journal 'mobile' issue (1/17/07; journal issue)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:48pm
M/C - Media and Culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 13 November 2006

                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'mobile' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed
journal. In 2007, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth year in publication.

CFP: Forgetting, Absence, Silence (grad) (12/31/06; 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:48pm
Amy Teresa Hondronicols

The 9th annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the programmes in Comparative Literature, Spanish and Theory & Criticism, "Drawing a Blank," invites 200-300 word proposals for 20 minute presentations in English, Spanish and French. The deadline is December 31st, 2006. Please email proposals and a brief CV to Naqaa Abbas and Amy Hondronicols at
Drawing a Blank

Call for Papers

9th Annual Graduate Conference

Hosted by Comparative Literature, Spanish and Theory & Criticism
The University of Western Ontario: London, Ontario

March 22-24, 2007


CFP: Cape Breton University Storytelling Symposium (2/14/07; 6/8/07-6/9/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:48pm
Afra Kavanagh

Storytellers and friends of storytelling: Please post the following call for papers, or pass it on to someone who is interested.
This year, at The Eleventh Annual Cape Breton University Storytelling Symposium, we are planning to have more time for stories. The nature of the focus for this year's get together makes this a logical choice. We are looking forward to an enthusiastic response.

CFP: Rediscovering and Revitalizing the Artifact (12/6/06 & 1/12/06; 3/16/07-3/18/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:47am

Spring Cleaning:
Rediscovering and Revitalizing the Artifact
University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference
16-18 March 2007
For more information, please visit Free Exchange at

History is of the essence, true, but she can also be a bully.
                                -Noah Richler
                                This is my Country, What¡¦s Yours?