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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.

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (grad) (3/17/06; AGSE, 4/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Surette
contact email: 

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (03/17/06; 04/22/06)

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge will hold its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 in Jerome Richfield Hall Room 319.

This year's conference title is "Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders.” We are looking for papers that explore the theme of borders and their incarnations and transformations including, but not limited to: border crossings, blurrings, violations, tensions, disruptions, transgressions, transactions and/or dissolutions.

CFP: Gay &amp; Lesbian (and Queer) Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joshua Fenton
contact email: 

Call For Papers: Gay & Lesbian Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 November
10-11, 2006 University of California, Riverside Riverside, California

 

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006

 

Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference.

 

While the panel is open to any topic in Gay & Lesbian Studies, I am
particularly interested in papers that address the following areas:

 

-Queer community formation/dissolution

 

-The role of Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory in a Democracy

 

-Lesbian/Gay/Queer citizenship

 

CFP: AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
donneng_at_aol.com
contact email: 

AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/09-12/06; Chicago, IL)
 
In "AIDS, Keywords and Cultural Work," Jan Zita Grover remarks that people infected with HIV/AIDS find the boundaries of normativity challenged and re-configured and that people carrying the virus no longer view themselves as integrated, "but instead as a container for the virus." Michel Foucault underscores Grover's claim, linking the fear of death resulting from AIDS to using such fractive or dis-integrative strategies to cope with the fear of impending death.
 

CFP: Game, Play, Literature (3/20/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sura Rath
contact email: 

Session Title: Game, Play, Literature
Topic: Language of Play/Play of Language
Chair/Moderator: Sura P. Rath
                        Central Washington University
E-mail: raths_at_cwu.edu
Mailing Address: The William O. Douglas Honors College,
                                400 E. University Way,
                Ellensburg, WA 98926-7521
                                Phone:
        509.963.1440 fax: 509.963.1206

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