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CFP: Modernism, Emotion, and Impersonality (4/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:23pm
Anthony J. Cuda

Call for papers:
Modernist Studies Association 8 (2006)
October 19-22, 2006 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Impersonal Passions

This panel brings together two contested territories of contemporary
scholarship on aesthetic modernism: the reconsideration of impersonality and
the attempt to rethink emotional experience and its role in creativity and

UPDATE: Reading in America Today Encyclopedia: Mystery Novels (no deadline noted; collection)

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 12:12am
Ken Womack

Dear Colleagues:

There is another chapter available for Reading in America Today: The
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Contemporary Popular American Literature. This
four-volume encyclopedia will include alphabetically arranged chapters on
more than 100 literary genres.

The chapter is on "Mystery Novels," and it will be approximately 12,500
words. Contributors will be paid for their efforts. The chapters will not
be due until February 1st, 2007.

I hope that you will consider participating in this project!

With all best wishes,
Ken Womack

UPDATE: Margaret Atwood at MLA (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 12:12am
Kuribayashi, Tomoko

The deadline for proposals for the MLA sessions below has been extended
to March 15, 2006. Please feel free to interpret the focus creatively.


1. Performing Atwood=20
 Papers that consider performances of Margaret Atwood's work, including
 film, staged readings, and plays. 500-word abstracts by March 1 to both

 Jennifer Hoofard,, and Tomoko Kuribayashi,

 2. Myth and Atwood=20

 Intertextual uses of myth and allusion in any genre of Margaret
Atwood's work.=20
 Papers that consider recent works are particularly encouraged. 500-word

CFP: Environmental Justice & Global Citizenship (UK) (3/10/06; 7/3/06-7/6/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
Dr Rob Fisher

5th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Monday 3rd July - Thursday 6th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Final Call for Papers
Environments, Sustainability and Technologies

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental ideas in the context of contemporary society and international politics, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship.

CFP: Monsters High and Low (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06 )

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kavadlo, Jesse

Monsters High and Low (proposed special session): Submissions can address any aspect of monsters or monstrosity, including metaphorical monsters such as mutants, aliens, or serial killers. I'm especially interested in the monster story's or medium's (fiction, film, television) intersection between high and low culture. Time period and work's/author's nationality open. 250-500 word abstracts in the email's text to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University,, by April 15, 2006.