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CFP: Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy (Romania) (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu
contact email: 

LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
To: CFP_at_english.upenn.edu

  LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY:
  AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  Bucharest University, Romania
    November 23-25, 2006
   
  Organizers:
    Mircea Martin, Bucharest University, Romania
  Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
   
    The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for addressing issues related to the notion of "legitimacy" across discourses, cultural practices, and traditions. We are primarily interested in papers theorizing the construction and representation of the "legitimate?" in particular contexts.
  

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (6/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa E. Bernstein
contact email: 

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (06/15/2006;
collection)

For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled (M)Othering the Nation:
Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the
Maternal Body, edited by Lisa Bernstein and Pamela Monaco.

UPDATE: Fashioning Fiction (UK) (4/21/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Andrews

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Please note that DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 21ST
APRIL 2006.

The organisers of the following conference are delighted to inform
prospective attendees that a publisher has expressed an interest in
releasing a collection of edited essays or proceedings from the
Fashioning Fiction conference. We also have organised a celidh in The
Queen's Hotel: http://www.queenshotelscotland.com/ . For further
information visit www.fashioningfiction.stir.ac.uk .

CFP: Rereading the New Criticism (4/8/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
John McIntyre
contact email: 

                                Rereading the New Criticism

Commentators such as Gerald Graff and Mark Jancovich have noted that, since
the demise in the 1960s of the New Critical hegemony, contemporary critical
discourse has often promoted misunderstandings of New Critical projects.
The image of the New Criticism as ahistorical formalism, they suggest,
misrepresents the New Critics' commitment to practices and epistemologies
distinctive to literature; their engagement with social and historical
issues; and their cultural politics. These recent critiques encourage
rereading the work of the New Critics from a new perspective-one that
maintains critical distance on received ideas about their methods.

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (8/31/06; 5/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Josephene T. M. Kealey

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (08/31/06; 05/07)

We invite proposals on Northrop Frye and theory (2007 marks the
fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Anatomy and Criticism),
Frye as Canadian, social, or religious critic.

Please send a 300-500 word proposal (hardcopies in triplicate) and a
50-word bio blurb to:

Doctor David Rampton, Symposium Chair
Department of English, University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East, 3rd floor
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 Canada
Fax: (613) 562-5990
Email: drampton_at_uottawa.ca

UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Elizabeth Clark

CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
  
  EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15
  
  Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
  
  Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
  Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
  queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
  cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
  Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins, cynthia.tompkins_at_asu.edu.

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen H. Sohn
contact email: 

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

This special session invites papers dealing with various intersections
of narrative and trauma, including but not limited to traumas of war,
dislocation, identity, intersubjective relationships). The generality
of the call thus seeks a wide variety of papers from all and across
disciplines that explore such areas as ethnicity and national identity,
postcolonial identity, class studies, national literatures, trauma
theory, among others. *A paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a
50-word abstract should be sent to the session chair by March 15.

CFP: Mothering as/in Text (5/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pegeen Reichert Powell
contact email: 

Call for Papers for an edited collection: Mothering as/in Text

The editors of a new collection are looking for submissions that
explore the ways that motherhood—as a practice, a set of beliefs, a
political and cultural category—gets written and distributed through a
wide variety of texts.

The collection will feature a variety of disciplinary perspectives and
methodological approaches to this topic, and "text" should be
understood broadly here. For example, submissions might include studies
of

UPDATE: Brecht & Broadway (4/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Chris Westgate
contact email: 

The deadline for abstracts has been extended until April 1st 2006.

I am seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively entitled
"Brecht, Broadway, and American Theater" to be submitted to Cambridge
Scholars Press.

CFP: General Linguistics (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caryl Gibbs
contact email: 

Call for abstracts for the General Linguistics panel at SCMLA Annual
Conference in Dallas, Texas. We are seeking papers from all areas of
linguistics and sociolinguistics. Papers from graduate students are
welcome.

Please email 250-word abstracts to: Caryl Gibbs at GibbsEnglish_at_gmail.com.

CFP: Narrative Innovation in the Short Story (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Nance
contact email: 

Short Story: "Narrative Innovation in the Short Story." Papers on
second-person narration, reverse chronology, dead narrators, animals as
narrators--or any other innovation in narrator or narrative form. Please
send abstracts by March 31 (in body of message, and not as an attachment,
please) to Kimberly A. Nance, Illinois State Univ.,
<mailto:kanance_at_ilstu.edu>kanance_at_ilstu.edu. Midwest Modern Language
Association, November 9-12, 2006 Chicago, Illinois

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ken Womack
contact email: 

Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please direct any queries to kaw16_at_psu.edu.

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