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UPDATE: Spinning the World: Myths and Legends (3/25/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Ben Ovando

Deadline extended:

First Interdisciplinary Conference-California State
University Fresno
Department of English and Students of English Studies
(SESA) April 28-30

Spinning the World-Myths and Legends

The graduate students in English at Fresno State have
produced a stellar year of events, ranging from the
appearance of legendary writer, Joyce Carol Oates,
through a series of colloquia hosted by SESA. These
colloquia have taken as their over-arching theme,
Myths and Legends, and have featured keynote speakers
on a variety of topics, including "Myths of Origin and
Place," Myths of the Workforce," and "Myths of

CFP: Gender as a Taboo (German) (4/10/06; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Beatrice Michaelis

Call for Papers (Sprachen: deutsch, englisch, französisch)

Deadline: 10.04.2006

Interdisziplinärer Workshop des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs Geschlecht als
Wissenskategorie an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 27. und 28. Oktober
2006, zum Thema

Geschlecht als Tabu: Orte, Dynamiken und Funktionen

Organisation: Dr. Ute Frietsch, Dr. Sabine Grenz, Dr. Lidia Guzy, Jennifer
John, M.A., Beatrice Michaelis, M.A.

„Geschlecht“ ist zugleich ein Tabu und ein Feld des Wissens. Geschlecht als
Tabu und Geschlecht als Wissenskategorie bedingen sich gegenseitig, sie
bilden ein Paar â€" ähnlich wie Implizites und Explizites, Geheimnis und
Skandal, Gesagtes und Nicht-Gesagtes.

CFP: Constructing Identities Conference (grad) (UK) (4/30/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Rebecca Green

22-23 June 2006
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The convenors of the panels listed below are now inviting abstracts for papers which examine the concept of identity, and encourage submissions from those examining aspects of personal, linguistic, national and cultural identity. Proposals examining the following areas are especially welcome:

CFP: Interactivity in Literature (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm

call for papers:

Abducting the Interactive
Literary Work as a Communicational Artifact

A program of the Society for Critical Exchange
to be held at 48th Annual M/MLA Convention
November 9-12, 2006, Chicago, IL

CFP: Queer America (3/20/06; journal issue)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm

AMERICAN@ is a peer reviewed e-journal dedicated to American Cultural and
Literary Studies. It hopes to provide an intellectual canvas where the cultural
spaces and experiences of American Studies are theorized and rigorously explored
within both global and local contingencies of the present and the past.

AMERICAN@ accepts submissions from all research fields related with American
Literature, Culture, Society and History. AMERICAN@ is currently accepting
paper submissions for its Spring-2006 issue. This issue will have focus on
Queerness in the American Continent:

CFP: Ong's Orality and Literacy at 25 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
John Walter

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

Walter J. Ong's Orality and Literacy at 25

First published in 1982, this session is intended to mark the 25th
anniversary of the publication of Ong's Orality and Literacy: The
Technologizing of the Word. Papers addressing all aspects of this book are
welcome. Suggested topics include but not limited to considerations of its
reception and its influence, and extensions, critiques, contextualization o=
its ideas.

Please send inquiries and 1-page abstracts by 15 Mar to John Paul Walter (

CFP: Szondi Panel (2/18/06; GSA, 9/28/06-10/1/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm

German Studies Association (GSA)

Panel Topic: Peter Szondi and the Task of Reading
September 28-October 1, 2006
Pittsburgh, PA

Submission Deadline: February 18, 2006

UPDATE: (dis)junctions: General Topic (grad) (2/28/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:18pm
disjunctions Ucr

Call for Papers: general topic, humanities and social sciences
University of California Riverside's 13th annual humanities conference
(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
April 7-8, 2006
deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2006

The University of California, Riverside's annual (dis)junctions graduate
conference is extending the deadline for submissions from 2/10/06 to

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
EGSO Albany

  Call for Panels and Papers: NEW DEADLINE 3/1/06
  The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and Sunday 23, 2006:
  Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities
  Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical Studies"

CFP: Postmodern Survivors(4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/4/06-11/6/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Rebecca Duncan

Survivor paradigms through which literatures of trauma are read often presume a stable self that can be recovered. How and what does a postmodern subject survive, and is recovery possible or desired? How is selfhood in dialogue with culture in moments of crisis? The devastation in our Gulf Coast invites us to consider existing theories of the survivor and to contemplate new approaches that acknowledge elements of postmodern culture.

Theoretical essays and readings of specific texts/events/experiences are welcome for this SAMLA special session. Memoirs and autobiography must be in dialogue with critical discourse.

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

I'm seeking papers from graduate students that examine mythologization in comics. Which myths, legends and folktales have been retold? Where do these retellings remain faithful and how do they depart from the original stories? What does this suggest about motifs and topologies? These and other similar questions are the focus of the Visual Studies panel.

CFP: Nietzsche and Interdisciplinarity: InterCulture E-journal (3/15/06; e-journal issue)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Thomas Philbeck

    Nietzsche and Interdisciplinarity
      InterCulture (ISSN 1552-5910), an Electronic Journal published by Florida State University's Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities, is seeking papers for its Spring 2006 issue. Friedrich Nietzsche is well known for his influence on multiple disciplines in the modern era, for his forward looking philosophy, and also for his conception of culture, cultivation, bildung.