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CFP: History as Text-Text as History (12/15/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:45am

   Maryland Graduate Forum: History as Text, Text as History
Conference: February 23rd & February 24th
Deadline for abstract submission: December 15th,2006
email contact:

   We are very pleased and honored to announce that our
   keynote speaker will be Dr Tom Bishop (NYU), Gould
   Professor of French Literature and director of the
   Center for French Civilization and Culture.

CFP: Impasse and Ambivalence: Re-defining Ethics (12/15/06; 4/6/07-4/7/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:45am
Acacia Conference

This conference seeks to address the myriad definitions of ethics and how it
is represented in literature and other texts. The moment of ethical
decision often occurs at the point of impasse, of dilemma, of crisis that
springs from the space between two opposing ideas, when an easy or
prescriptive decision is not possible. Rather, each impasse requires an
ethical, scriptive fluidity whose focus is social as well as personal;
ambivalence, therefore, emerges as an ethical response to such a crisis. To
be sure, though, this space is difficult to occupy, much less sustain. In
Gayatri Spivak's words, "ethics is the experience of the impossible." What

CFP: Time/Passages (grad) (1/15/07; 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
IU English Department GSAC

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and
creative submissions for a National Interdisciplinary
Graduate Student Conference entitled "Time/Passages"
to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from
March 22-24, 2007.

CFP: Everyday Life (grad) (12/15/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
nicky agate

The Department of French at New York University announces its annual =20
Graduate Conference, =93Un/Common Experience: The Dross and the Glory =20=

of Everyday Life=94.

February 16-17, 2007

=93How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.=94Annie =20=

Dillard, The Writing Life

  =93How are we to speak of these =91common things,=92 how to track them =
down rather, flush them out, wrest them from the dross in which they =20
remain mired, how to give them a meaning, a tongue, to let them, =20
finally, speak of what is, of what we are?=94 Georges Perec, Species of =20=

Places and Other Pieces

CFP: Animals and Agency (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
Sarah McFarland

Animals and Agency

(MLA panel arranged by the Association for the Study of Literature
and the Environment)

Proposals are invited for presentations that explore literary
representations of animality, especially those that deal with the
agency and subjectivity of animals.

How do representations of animals undermine or complicate the
boundary that supposedly differentiates animals from humans?

How are animals constructed, and how do they undo those constructions?

Submit 300-word abstracts by March 1, 2007 to Sarah McFarland at

Questions are welcome!

CFP: Imagination: Public or Private? (2/12/07; 5/17/07-5/18/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
Verena V. Kuzmany

CFP: Imagination: Public or Private? (2/12/07; 5/17/07 - 5/18/07)

University of Washington Graduate Conference for Interdisciplinary Studies/
in conjunction with an interdisciplinary faculty conference "Inventions of the Imagination: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Imaginary since Romanticism"

May 17-18, 2007
Keynote Speaker: David Clark (English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University)

CFP: Figures of Comparison (grad) (12/31/06; 3/2/07-3/3/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
Arne De Boever

CFP: Figures of Comparison in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Date/Place: March 2nd-3rd, 2007/ Columbia University, New York

Keynote speaker: To Be Announced

The Center for Comparative Literature and Society (CCLS) at Columbia=20
University, New York invites papers for its second graduate student=20
conference entitled =93Figures of Comparison in the Humanities and the=20=

Social Sciences.=94 By =93figures of comparison,=94 we mean both objects =
study that call for a comparative approach and comparative methods that=20=

CFP: Oral-Written Interface (12/31/06; 6/19/08-6/21/08)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
Susan Gingell

Call for Proposals for "The Oral, The Written, and Other Verbal Media:
Interfaces and Audiences": A Conference and Festival

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University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 19-21,


CFP: Intersections of Race and Gender (1/2/07; 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
Iyer, Nalini



The Seattle University Wismer Center for Gender & Diversity Studies =
welcomes submissions to an upcoming interdisciplinary conference - =
conference will be held at Seattle University from April 12-14, 2007.


CFP: Confrontation (grad) (UK) (1/2/07; BCLA, 3/30/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:43pm
M.H.M. Wan


British Comparative Literature Association
Third Graduate Student Conference
Goldsmiths College, University of London
30 March, 2007

Plenary Speaker: Professor Alexander Callinicos (King's College London)

CFP: postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory (grad) (no deadline; journal)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:42pm
Adam Lawrence

postscript: a journal of graduate criticism and theory
is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal
published annually by graduate students in the
Department of English Language and Literature at
Memorial University of Newfoundland. Students either
currently enrolled in a post-graduate program or
having recently graduated from one are invited to
submit papers for consideration. Interdisciplinary
papers and essays responding to issues of current
debate within academia are especially encouraged.