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"
Call for Panels and Papers: NEW DEADLINE 3/1/06
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)
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.
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.
Title Effects: Writing Through Watershed
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Compelling Confessions: The Politics of Personal Disclosure
(abstracts by 3/31/06; accepted manuscripts by 5/19/06)
Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing
Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30
This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:
Inaugural English Literature Conference:
Division of English, NTU, Singapore, 28-30 September
Please be advised that the date of the conference is
no longer 4 May 2006 and will now be held on 2 May
2006. Also, we are happy to say we have confirmed that
cultural theorist and music scholar Dr. Richard
Leppert will be our keynote speaker. The deadline for
submissions remains 3 February 2006. For further
information please take a look at our revised CFP
included below. We look forward to reading your
Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference
Interface 2006: "Ruptures"
Seeking contributing participants on a panel/program titled:
"Performing Authenticity: Disability Narratives and Dialogue." We seek
to interrogate key issues of representation, evocation, embodied
knowing. Scholars who perform and/or study disability through
enactment of the "other" or who do so in their own everyday
performance(s) of self are invited to submit a proposed paper,
performance, or combination of both. We are interested in hearing from
performance studies scholars/practitioners. We are also very interested
in hearing from persons in disability studies who wish to join the
conversation. Submit your proposed title and abstract along with
From Euripidesâ€™ Bacchae to Shakespeareâ€™s Titus Andronicus to Sarah
Kaneâ€™s Cleansed bodily dismemberment has proven to be a dramatic trope
which transcends period or cultural distinctions. The 2006 M/MLA drama
panel welcomes submissions which critically address the stakes of
dismemberment in drama. This might take the form of an analysis of a
particular play or a contemporary look at dramatic theories of dismemberment
from Nietzscheâ€™s conception of Dionysian drama to Artaudâ€™s Theatre of
Cruelty. Broader approaches from theories of mimesis to performance studies
which work toward the dismemberment of drama as a genre will also be
Critical Classics Revisited (Special Session)
To be proposed for the MLA Conference
27-30 December 2006, Philadelphia, PA
This panel will be devoted to reconsiderations of major works of
twentieth-century criticism, scholarship, or theory (e.g., Auerbach's
Mimesis, Frye's Anatomy, Barthes's S/Z). Possible questions or points of
*What matters and what no longer matters in this work?
*To what in its historical context was this work a response?
*What has been the effect of this work on the history of literary
*What are the literary (or textual) qualities of this work?
Besides individual works, the panel will be open to reconsiderations of
Call for Papers
JLT-Journal of Literary Theory
Journal of Literary Theory
We are seeking creative and/or critical submissions for a panel on issues of transformation and space. This panel will
occur as part of the Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans--
: Negotiations and Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Possible papers might engage theories of space and/or specific spaces; literary or literal spaces; public or private
spaces; etc. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary papers, and papers that address the following questions:
How are spaces transformed? How do spaces transform? What are the benefits and/or limitations of thinking of space in
terms of transformation?
Worlding the Text: Crosscurrents in Literary Studies
The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of
Virginia's Department of English would like to invite submissions to
our annual conference, to be held from March 31st to April 1st, 2006.