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CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

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
December 2006.

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:

UPDATE: Interface: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (grad) (2/3/06; 5/2/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
alex wetmore

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

Alex Wetmore
(conference co-organizer)

Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: "Ruptures"

CFP: Disability Theory and Performance (2/11/06; NCA, 11/15/06-11/19/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Christopher Smit

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

CFP: Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama (3/1/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Lance Norman

 From Euripides’ Bacchae to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to Sarah
Kane’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 Nietzsche’s conception of Dionysian drama to Artaud’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

CFP: Critical Classics Revisited (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
David Gorman

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

CFP: Transformation and Space (grad) (2/20/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Mary-Ann Davis

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?

CFP: Worlding the Text (grad) (3/5/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
GESA UVa 2006 Conference

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.

CFP: Forensic Futures: Interrogating the Posthuman (UK) (2/28/06; 3/16/06-3/18/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:18pm

                   Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1, 16, 17 and 18 March, 2006
  Convened by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University; Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Birkbeck College.

CFP: On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic (2/20/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
Thomas Crombez

A conference on "Messianism and the Law" will be organised by the Institute
of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) on 11-12 May 2006. The following
scholars have confirmed to speak: Giorgio Agamben, Moshe Idel, Aviezer
Ravitzky, Sigrid Weigel, Ada Rapoport-Albert, Astrid
Deuber-Mankowsky, Ashraf Noor, and Micha Brumlik. More information is
available on the website of the Institute for Jewish

CFP: Transcendentalism in a Time of War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Sandy Petrulionis

>>Scholars suggest that the polarizing nature of Transcendental
>>rhetoric ignited the Civil War. Can this be true? How did
>>Transcendentalists react to the reality of war? How does their
>>rhetoric of "holy war" sound today? Sponsored by the Thoreau
>>Society. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Laura Dassow Walls,

CFP: Georgia Philological Association (Literature, Language, Linguistics, Composition, and Pedagogy (3/31/06; 4/21/06 &amp; jour

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Brucie, Thomas J.

Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, Georgia, will host the first
annual conference of the Georgia Philological Association on April 21,
2006, beginning at 9:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM.


We invite professors, graduate students, and independent scholars to
join the association and submit scholarly papers and ideas for panel
discussions as directed below. Subjects may relate to American,
British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or
language, as well as linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.


We are also sponsoring a contest to design a permanent logo for the
Association, and the winning design will receive a $100. award.