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CFP: The Thinkability of Despair (3/1/07; journal issue)

Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:55pm
Rei Terada

THE THINKABILITY OF DESPAIR: a special issue of Postmodern Culture

Abstracts for articles by 3/1/07; accepted articles due in full by
12/15/07 for publication in 2008. Please email abstracts to Rei
Terada, Department of Comparative Literature, University of
California, Irvine, CA, 92697:, or to

CFP: Cities of Refuge (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am

Call for Papers for the seminar at the American Comparative
Literature Association Conference: "Trans, Pan, Intra: Cultures in
Contact." April 19-22, 2007 in Puebla, Mexico

Cities of Refuge

Seminar Organisers: Zlatan Filipovic & Bidhan Roy, Goldsmiths
College, University of London

"I also imagine the experience of cities of refuge as giving rise to
a place for reflection - for reflection on the questions of asylum
and hospitality - and for a new order of law and a democracy to come
to be put to the test (experimentation)."

Jacques Derrida

CFP: This is Not Your Home (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:55am
Richard House

Call for seminar papers for the American Comparative Literature
Association Annual Conference 2007,
"Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact"
Puebla, Mexico
April 19-22, 2007

Deadline: 1 November 2006

Seminar Title: This is Not Your Home

CFP: Memory in Literature and Culture (grad) (10/31/06; 4/20/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Matt Hackler

Call for Papers
6th Annual Louisiana Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
April 20-21, 2007
Hilton Garden Inn
Lafayette, Louisiana
Keynote Speaker: Andrei Codrescu, Renowned Poet, Essayist, and NPR Commentator
Closing Speaker: Emily Toth, The Chronicle's Ms. Mentor and Author of _Inside
Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious_
Conference includes a professional development workshop and a night of
authentic Louisiana music

Conference Theme:
"The Borders of Memory: The Created Past in Literature and Culture"

CFP: Antigone (10/31/06; journal issue)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Mosaic Journal

Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

Special Issue "Antigone"

Mosaic invites submissions for a special on "Antigone". The deadline for submissions is
October 31, 2006.

Remarking a turn to tragedy that has taken place at decisive moments in the history of
the West and that is recurring in contemporary literary and critical theory, this special
issue centers on the figure and the play, Antigone.

CFP: The Foreigner: Mirror of Tensions (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
Garcia Puente, Maria

Immigration is a phenomenon that contemporary societies struggle with. In this context the figure of the foreigner is a good scenario to explore the dynamics and tensions of cultures in contact. The liminal perspective provided by the outsider adds a new interpretation of our own reality, questioning the foundations of the canonical culture and our own identities. "What appear to be cultural units-human beings, words, meanings, ideas, philosophical systems, social organizations-are maintained in their apparent unity only through an active process of exclusion, opposition, and hierarchization.

UPDATE: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity (UK) (10/7/06; 11/18/06)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Zoe Brigley

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Warwick, Humanities Research Centre (HRC)
~ Saturday 18th November 2006

With Papers and Poetry Readings Featuring:
Prof. Stephen Knight, Cardiff University.
Prof. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick.
Medbh McGuckian, poet and feminist writer.
David Morley, poet and director of the Warwick Writing Programme.

CFP: What is the Novel? (10/30/06; journal issue)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Humanities Review

The St. John's University Humanities Review is seeking well written
articles between 8-15 double spaced pages for publication in the
journal. We are seeking submissions that continue the discourse of the
aim, purpose, and future of the novel.

 Please email papers to

CFP: Icons of Suffering: Trauma, Text and Image (10/30/06; Text and Image, 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Pozorski, Aimee \(English\)

Dear Colleagues:


I am organizing a special session on “Trauma, Text, and Image” for the conference entitled, “Text and Image: The Language of Images” hosted by Central Connecticut State University next March 29-30. The conference will theorize the complex interaction between texts and images in fields as diverse as literature, art, philosophy, history, drama, sociology, tourism, cartography, graphic design, and the media.


CFP: International Conference on "Bodies of Knowledge" (Australia) (11/15/06; 4/26/07-4/28/07)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Gonul Pultar

Call for Papers-International Conference

Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive
April 26-28, 2007

Sponsored by

Centre for the History of European Discourses
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Alice Domurat Dreger
Catherine Waldby
Elizabeth Kerekere
Rosemarie Garland-Thompson
Susan Stryker

and others to be announced

CFP: The Popular Avant-garde (10/20/06; ACLA, 4/19/06-4/22/06)

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:16am
Renee Silverman

Call for papers for the following seminar on avant-garde studies and
popular culture. Paper proposals with name, affiliation, and contact
information should be submitted to
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified promptly by email.

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) annual conference;
Puebla, Mexico, April 19 to 22, 2006

Seminar Title: The Popular Avant-garde
Seminar leader: Renée M. Silverman, Oberlin College

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Kelly McGuire

CFP: A Lacan Primer (10/5/06; Narrative '07, 3/15/07-3/18/07)

Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
2007 International Conference on Narrative
Washington D.C.
March 15-18 2007

A Lacan Primer: Children's Narrative Through Lacan, Lacan through
Children's Narrative