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CFP: Spinning the World: Myths and Legends (2/20/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Toni Wein

Spinning the World-Myths and Legends 4/28-30/06
The graduate students in English at Fresno State have produced a stellar =
year of events=2C ranging from the appearance of legendary writer=2C Joyc=
e Carol Oates=2C through a series of colloquia hosted by the Students of =
English Studies Association =5BSESA=5D=2E These colloquia have taken as t=
heir overarching theme Myths and Legends=2C and have featured keynote spe=
akers on a variety of topics=2C including =93Myths of Origin and Place=2C=
=94 =93Myths of the Workforce=2C=94 and =93Myths of Academia=2E=94 =

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UPDATE: 2006 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric (2/11/06; 2/23/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
CHRISTOPHER GUNDERSON

Students and Faculty:

I am writing to remind everyone of the upcoming Pacific Rim Conference
on Literature and Rhetoric in Anchorage, Alaska, which is fast
approaching: Feb. 23-25. The original deadline for submission of
12.15.05 has been extended to 02.11.06; as such, I am still accepting
submissions from students and faculty interested in presenting.

Addressing this year's conference are Dr. Cynthia Selfe, Humanities
Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Patti
White, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of
Alabama.

CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Jill Matus

A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
(North American Victorian Studies Association)
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006
The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies. Particularly welcome
are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (cschmitt_at_wayne.edu).

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
la.green_at_neu.edu

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University),la.green_at_neu.edu. Email submissions only, please; no
attachments.

CFP: Changing the Subject: What is Called Theory (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
EGSO Albany

Call for Panels and Papers: 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 April 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 Papers and Panels: What Is Called Theory?

CFP: Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism (Malta) (4/15/06; 7/24/06-7/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Tom Claes

Call for Papers:

'Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism'

Workshop, part of the ISSEI 10th Conference
"The European Mind: Narrative and Identity"
University of Malta
24–29 July 2006

= Workshop description =
(See also: http://www.flwi.ugent.be/tclaes/claes/issei/issei_home.htm)

Commenting on the Zippergate scandal that rocked the USA by the end of the
90-ties, the well-known British conservative culture-critic Roger Scruton
made the following observation:

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
EGSO Albany

Deadline extended:

Call for Panels and Papers: 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 April 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 Papers and Panels:
Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature

CFP: James Dickey: A Celebration of the Life and Works (5/31/06; 1/19/07-1/20/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rebecca Stelzer

"JAMES DICKEY: A Celebration of the Life and Works."
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
 January 19-20, 2007
    The tenth anniversary of James Dickey=s death offers an opportunity to re-evaluate his art, impact, and reputation. Suggestions for individual papers or special panels will be accepted from November 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with a one-paragraph vita and a (maximum) one page proposal. Interested scholars should send their materials to:
               
Professor William B. Thesing
James Dickey Conference Director
Department of English
1620 College Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA

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