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CFP: Sonic Spectacles: From Event to Text (4/21/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Justin Schell

This CFP is for a special session of the 2006 Midwest Modern Language Association, entitled "Sonic Spectacles: From Event to Text." The conference will be held November 9-12, 2006 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
 On the cusp of the twentieth century, Edison built two machines which transformed temporally and spatially contingent events into reproducible texts, the phonograph and the kinetoscope, and immediately began attempting

CFP: Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today (3/1/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm



A Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807


Academic papers and creative submissions are invited for this special issue to mark the two-hundredth anniversary in 2007 of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.


EnterText volume 7 number 2


Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Slaveries and Freedoms Today


Submissions are invited by 1 March 2007


Forms of slavery, quasi-slavery and the abuse or exploitation of one group by another remain widespread in the world today. Questions which might be addressed include:


CFP: Postcolonial Text: Ireland (12/31/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Ranjini Mendis


Call For Submissions ? <i>Postcolonial Text,i/> ? Special Issue: Ireland.=20
E=F3in Flannery (ed.)=20

<i>Postcolonial Text<i/> is an open access, electronic journal, which is=20
both internationally peer-reviewed and accessible to a global readership.=20
The editors now seek submissions for a specially-themed volume on Ireland=20
and postcolonialism.=20

CFP: Medieval Studies (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Annalisa Castaldo

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Conference will hold its annual conventio in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

The Middle Ages have and continue to provide a rich mine for retelling, adaptation and updating. Two of the most enduring legends of Western Civilization–King Arthur and Robin Hood–have their origins in the Middle Ages, as well as Beowulf, Joan of Arc, much of fantasy literature, D& D gaming and comic superheroes. In addition, the history of the period continues to fascinate, as seen in films such as Braveheart.

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–modern portrayals of any aspect of the Arthurian legends

CFP: Global Beckett (Denmark) (6/1/06; 10/25/06-10/27/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Jacob Lund Pedersen


Global Beckett, Odense, Denmark October 25-27, 2006.

Papers are invited for the upcoming Global Beckett conference at the
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, October 25-27, 2006, organized by
the Universities of Southern Denmark, Oslo and Aarhus. Along with the
conference there will be an audiovisual Beckett exhibition at
Kunsthallen/Brandts Klaedefabrik in Odense.

Adopting "Global Beckett" as its overall theme, the conference will limit
itself to four subsections that in differing ways function as venues for
exploring the specifically global potential of Samuel Beckett's oeuvre:

CFP: Precision and Soul in Modernism (4/21/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Call for papers: Modernist Studies Association 8, October 19-22 2006 Tulsa,
Precision and Soul in Modernism
In 1922, Robert Musil wrote of a ³miscommunication between the intellect and
the soul.² ³We do not have too much intellect and too little soul², he
continued, ³but too little intellect in matters of the soul². This panel
focuses on the ways in which the intellect and the soul are made actively to
communicate in modernist texts in which the impersonal, the abstract, the
logical and the technological provide a means of accessing the poetic,
mystical, epiphanic and extraordinary aspects of the everyday real.

UPDATE: Pleasures of Imagination in Sci-Fi (4/30/06; ALSC, 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm

Call for Papers


2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006


April 7, 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.


The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April


Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.

Please see below for details.




CPF: Wagner in the 21st Century (4/26/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Glazier, Jeremy

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
November 9-12, 2006
One Ring: Wagner in the 21st Century
In summer 2007, the Lincoln Center Festival and The Metropolitan Opera
in New York City will present the first 21st-century Met performance of
Der Ring des Nibelungen, performed by the Kirov Opera under Valery
Gergiev of the Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In anticipation of
this grand event, this session will offer a timely revaluation of
Wagner's epic operatic cycle and its continuing relevance in an age of
Terror and Empire. Papers written in English are sought that address the

CFP: Native American Literature (5/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Cody, Michael Amos

Call For Papers:
Native American Literature
November 10-12, 2006
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention,
Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This open session welcomes submissions of proposals regarding any aspect of literature or film related to Native American writing, culture, politics, spirituality, gender, language and so on. Please send 500-word abstracts with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA call for papers guidelines by 1 May 2006 to Michael Cody, East Tennessee State University. Submit proposals by email ( or regular mail (Department of English, Box 70683, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614).