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CFP: Online Symposium on Theory's Empire (7/12/05; weblog)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
full name / name of organization: 
A. Cephalous
contact email: 

The Valve (http://www.thevalve.org/go) is a literary weblog dedicated to the
proposition that the function of the little magazine can follow this form.
Beginning July 12th, the contributors to the Valve and a number of prominent
scholars--including Michael Berube, Gerald Graff, Scott McLemee, &c.--will
be discussing Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral's recently published Theory's
Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. This is the first of many planned online
colloquia concerning recently published works of interest to literary and
cultural scholars. Thinkers of all theoretical stripes are welcome to
attend and encouraged to participate in the ongoing conversation. A brief

CFP: Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric (8/15/05; RSA, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joddy Murray
contact email: 

Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric
Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference
May 26-29, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee

The imagination, according to Aristotle, provides the same kind of sensory
information to our consciousness during dreaming as our actual senses
provide to our consciousness during wakeful periods (459a1 15-22). If it is
the case that our knowledge-making derives from sense-perception, then it
must also be the case that the texts we imagine during the dream state are
also capable of producing knowledge. But what is this knowledge? And what
kind of text is this?

CFP: The Connecticut Review-Trauma Issue (9/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
steph

A CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline –September 1, 2005; journal issue)

Much of contemporary academic debate is focused on the difficulty in
representing trauma, as well as the undeniable need to find a way to
communicate such experience. Scholars such as Cathy Caruth have noted that
the traumatized individual is unable to witness him or herself at the moment
of violent breach. Therefore, traumatic experience cannot be easily
understood, and yet, paradoxically, it must be articulated. Present day
concerns seem to focus in on the problematic representation of horrific
experiences such as slavery, the Holocaust, and the attack of September 11,
2001.

CFP: Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frames (12/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Kyungah Hong
contact email: 

Call for submission of articles for a special issue of _Life Writing_
on "Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and
Global Frames."
 
The editors invite articles that theorize and read mixed race, hybrid,
and transnational subjects represented in all forms of life
writing—autobiography, memoir, biography, diaries, letters,
autobiographical novels, other forms of creative non-fiction, and
more. We are open to new research on hybridity, multiple
subjectivities, interculturalism, flexible citizenships, and all forms
of crossings and overlapping identities and narratives, and are
particularly interested in studies that recuperate historical and

CFP: Linguistics Area (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nancy Antrim
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The 27th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=20
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

CFP: Special Issue on Guilt (11/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joel Faflak
contact email: 

"GUILT"
CALL FOR PAPERS for a special issue of English Studies in Canada on the
topic of GUILT, to appear in 2006. Melanie Klein argued that guilt is
constituted at the meeting point between powerful, often conflicting
impulses: love and reparation on one hand, hate, greed, and aggression on
the other. Guilt, that is, is the product of and in turn produces both
conciliation and violence, well-being and shame. What does it mean to be
guilty or to feel guilt, as individuals and as collectives (societies,
gangs, communities, corporations, nations, etc.)? How is guilt experienced
psychologically? historically? politically? culturally? sexually?

CFP: Autobiography and the Body (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Todd
contact email: 

Autobiography and the Body

We are seeking papers that will focus on the role of the body in autobiography for a panel that will be held at the Northeast MLA Conference March 2-5, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA. This panel will focus on the recent trend among feminist scholars to examine the prevalence of the body in the autobiographies of women and its noticeable absence in autobiographies of men. Often in women’s autobiography, the physical self contributes largely to the author’s own identity. For example, Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face equates her physical appearance with her definition of self, while more tradition autobiographies of men, such as Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams, emphasize a life of intellectual accomplishments.

CFP: Commitment and Complicity (Netherlands) (10/15/05; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graebner, C.M.E.
contact email: 

Trajectories of Commitment and Complicity

Knowledge, Politics, Cultural Production

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for =
the international workshop, Trajectories of Commitment and Complicity, =
to be held between 29th - 31st of March, 2006 in Amsterdam, the =
Netherlands. This interdisciplinary workshop will be dedicated to =
exploring the concepts of commitment and complicity as they manifest =
themselves at the intersections of knowledge, politics and cultural =
production.

CFP: Phantom Processions & Runaway Trains: How Narrative Structures are Linked to the Psyche (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cara Gargano
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA5 Conference
March 2-5, 2006
Philadelphia, PA.
 
Phantom Processions and Runaway Trains: How Narrative Structures are Linked
to Models of the Psyche
 
 
The metaphor of a ³train of thought² is an old and accepted one. with sanity
as the ability to maintain the train of rational causation, and madness, the
breakdown of that train.
David Hume compares the mind to a theatre, and suggests that thoughts are a
series of phantom performers who pass in procession on the stage of the
mind. Like Hume, Freud sees the psyche as a space; in the ²topographical

CFP: Natural and National Crises (grad) (9/26/05; 5/5/06-5/6/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Amy Kebe
contact email: 

Graduate Student Conference Natural and National Crises: Re-thinking the Relationship between Literature and Crisis
Date: May 5th, 6th 2006.

Université de Montréal,

Département d'études anglaises.

 

Guest lecturer: Dionne Brand

 

Deadline for submitting panel proposals: September 26th 2005
Deadline for submitting papers: January 15th 2006

 

The contemporary world system of global capitalist expansion that is producing new imperialisms around the globe will remain imperialist throughout the visible future, unless we learn how to "cross borders" from a dominating and imperialising past and present to a more "democratic" and just future society.

CFP: Drama and/after Postmodernism (Germany) (12/31/05; 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heiko Stahl

Call for Papers: "Drama and/after Postmodernism"

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
(CDE) announces its 15th Annual Conference (May 25-28, 2006): "Drama
and/after Postmodernism". It will be organized by the Chair of
English Literature at the University of Augsburg and held at a
conference venue in the town centre of Augsburg, Germany.

CFP: Emotional Geographies Conference (8/15/05; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Constantina Papoulias
contact email: 

forwarded on behalf of Joyce Davidson,

Dr Constantina Papoulias
Media, Culture & Communication Studies
Middlesex University

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Second International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional =20
Geographies

Queen=92s University, Kingston, Ontario, 25-27 May 2006

Following the success of the first conference on Emotional Geographies
(Lancaster UK, September 2002), we are pleased to announce that Queen=92s =
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University
will be hosting a second international, interdisciplinary event in May =20=

2006.

Speakers to include:

CFP: Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics (UK) (no deadline noted; 6/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heffernan Nick

Call For Papers: Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics

A One-Day Conference, University College Northampton, UK, 17th June,
2006

Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four
presenters are invited for a conference on Culture, Environment and
Eco-Politics to take place at University College Northampton, UK, June
17th, 2006.

We are particularly interested in those areas where cultural and social
analysis encounters questions of ecological consciousness and
environmentally-informed political agency. We welcome proposals from a
range of disciplines and interests with a broadly-defined 'cultural'
dimension. Issues for consideration might include, but are not limited=
to:

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