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CFP: Queer Pop Culture and Community (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

"Post-Millennial Queer Pop Culture and the Construction of Community"
A Panel at the 2007 NEMLA Convention in Baltimore Maryland, March 1-4 2007

This panel seeks papers that explore recent queer pop culture (including tv, film, art, comics, porn, music, theater, the internet) and how this pop culture cultivates and/or constructs community. To what extent do these pop culture products make and/or perpetuate assumptions about queer community? To what extent do they reflect the evolution of a queer community? Papers may examine representations of queer life in mainstream popular culture as long as the papers focus on the depiction of queer community.

Please email 250-300 word abstracts to Andrew Schopp at

UPDATE: Pressure to Experiment (UK) (7/15/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Mandy Bloomfield

UDATE: Deadline extended to July 15th, 2006/ new information about keynote

Pressure to Experiment

A two day international conference on experimentation in contemporary

Organised by the Centre for Contemporary Writing

To be held at the University of Southampton, UK on

28th and 29th September 2006

Keynote speakers:

Michael Davidson

Joan Retallack

Jena Osman

Lisa Jarnot

Caroline Bergvall

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies (New Zealand) (7/5/06; 8/5/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

Call for Papers: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary Studies

University of Auckland, (NZ) Saturday August 5, 2006.

Closing date for expressions of interest: July 5, 2006=20

The Centre for Cultural Inquiry and the English Department of the
University of Auckland are hosting a one-day symposium on comparative
approaches to indigenous literary and cultural studies. This is the
first time that such a symposium has been offered at the University of
Auckland and we invite you to join us in our discussions and to actively
participate with us in our workshops. There is no registration fee.

CFP: Great Plains Poetry Criticism (5/31/07; collection)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Angie Kritenbrink

Call for Submissions

Untitled Book Project:

 Essays and Criticism on Contemporary Great Plains/High Plains Poets

Dear Poetry Reader, Scholar, Lover, Writer,

Greg Kosmicki of The Backwaters Press and I both love good poetry criticism
and would like to put together a book of critical articles about Great
Plains/High Plains poetry. Is there enough good criticism of the poets and
poetry of the Great Plains/High Plains out there in America to make a book?
It never hurts to ask.

CFP: Women's Short Story Sequences (7/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Roxanne Harde

Call for Abstracts: Collection of Critical Essays
Narratives of Community: Women's Short Story Sequences
While James Joyce's Dubliners (1926) is often credited as the first short =
story sequence, or collection of linked short stories reading like a =
novel, and while Sherwood Anderson claimed that he had invented the genre =
with Winesburg, Ohio, sequences by Grace King, Grace Sartwell Mason, and =
Sarah Orne Jewett (and likely others) predate them both. Since then, this =
form of narrative has appealed particularly to women writers who often =
use it to negotiate the tensions between individual identity and community.=

UPDATE: Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia) (7/7/06; 9/24/06-9/26/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Michele Yamada

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended.

CFP: "Prefixing" - An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia)
(07/07/06; 09/24/06-09/26/06)

Conference Date: Sunday, September 24 - Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress (WIP) Conference
Emmanuel College
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia Campus

"Prefixing" is the 10th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate
conference organised by the English, Media Studies, and Art History
Postgraduate Society (EMAPS) of the University of Queensland in
Brisbane, Australia.

CFP: Contemporary American Literature E-book Proposals (on-going; e-book series)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Aliki Varvogli

Approaches to Contemporary American Literature

Series Editors: Aliki Varvogli (University of Dundee, UK); Chris Gair
(University of Birmingham, UK)

The editors invite proposals for e-books to be included in a new series
of approaches to American literature since 1970. We seek typescripts and
proposals for books in any of the following (or similar) areas: