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CFP: Beckett Centenary (Ireland) (4/13/06; 5/26/06-5/27/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Michael O' Sullivan

  100 Years a Dying
  A Post-Mortem on the Work of Samuel Beckett
  An International, Interdisciplinary Conference in
  Beckett Studies,
  University College Cork,
  26-27 May 2006

CFP: International Symposium on Sinology (6/1/06; 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

¡°When China Meets West¡­¡±
--- An International Symposium on Sinology and Sino-West Cultural Relations and Exchanges
Sponsored by the Institute of English Literature, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China
October 13-15, 2006

Call for Papers 2006

UPDATE: Compendium of 20th Century Novels and Novelists (no deadline; collection)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Sollars, Michael D.

List of authors added:

The editor of the Compendium of 20th Century World Novelists and Novels =
is seeking contributors. Contributors are asked to write on an author =
and/or novels that were written originally in a language other than =
English but subsequently translated into English. The Compendium is made =
up of 550 entries. Each contribution is from 500-1,000 words. The volume =
will be published by Facts on File, Inc., a leading New York-based =
publisher of scholarly texts and reference materials. A list of =
available authors and novels appears below. For more information, please =
contact the editor at the information listed below.=20

CFP: Various Topics: UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies London Summer 2006 Research Seminar Series (UK) (variable; 6/14/06, 6

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Dr Philip Tew

UK Network London Summer 2006 Research Seminar Series: Call for Papers


This series is co-convened for UKNMFS by Dr. Fiona Tolan (University of
Northampton), Steven Barfield (University of Westminster), and Prof. Philip
Tew (Brunel University). The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies Summer
Seminar Series 2006 is to be held at 309 Regent Street, the University of
Westminster, London, UK.


CFP: Politics and Middle-earth (UK) (4/30/06; 7/22/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm

Politics and Middle-earth

The 2006 Tolkien Society Seminar will be held on Saturday 22 July in the
Pierce room at the Assembly House, Norwich, England.

Call for Papers

Papers are sought on any aspect of the seminar theme. In particular
papers may wish to address one or more of the following:

        Politics portrayed within the fictional world of Middle-earth

        Real world political use of Tolkien's works

        Tolkien's role in/influence on academic politics

        Tolkien's personal politics as revealed by his life and works

CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.


Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

UPDATE: Violence in the Contemporary UK (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Matt Hart

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary United Kingdom
MLA Special Session, December 2006

UPDATE (corrected text)

Abstracts by 10 March 2006

Matthew Hart
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For a proposed Special Session at the December 2006 MLA Convention in
Philadelphia, I am looking for papers that discuss the theme, problem,
object, or practice of violence in recent British and Northern Irish
writing. I will consider abstracts until 10 March 2006, at which point I
wish to collaborate with two or three others in drafting a panel
proposal to reach the MLA by 1 April 2006.

CFP: Essay Collection on Dead Man Walking (5/31/06; collection)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Allen, John


Essays are being sought for a collection to be published by Sacred Heart
University Press titled "Reading and Teaching Dead Man Walking: Essays
on the Book, the Film, the Play, and the Opera." Contributors from any
background or discipline are encouraged to submit essays, as this will
be an interdisciplinary collection. Comparisons between the various
adaptations of Dead Man Walking or to other sources are welcome, as well
as essays which explain approaches to teaching any of the works. In
short, any essay which addresses Dead Man Walking will be considered. =20

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders


April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings