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CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford

DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU

CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

'EMPIRE AND AFTERMATH: CORE AND PERIPHERY'

The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

Introduction
The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

CFP: History and Memory in the Literature of the U.S. South (12/15/07; journal issue)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
David A. Davis

For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race

CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Lois Wolfe

FACS Literary Journal

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Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation

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Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?

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CFP: The Place of Music in Science Fiction and Fantasy (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Seo-Young Jennie Chu

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
December 27 - 30, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The MLA Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic
Literature invites submissions for a panel titled "The Place of Music in
Science Fiction and Fantasy."

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

* Defining "science-fiction music." What makes a work of music
"science-fictional"? Possible subtopics: micropolyphony, symmetrical
divisions of the octave, experimental musical technologies (e.g., the
Ondes Martenot).

* The relationship of music to other nonverbal arts (e.g., painting,
architecture, photography) in science fiction and fantasy.

CFP: Reading Code (3/17/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Rita Raley

The Media & Literature discussion group is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia, December 2006:

"Reading Code"

Papers on the aesthetics, politics, and poetics of code; machine translation; relations between natural languages & programming languages; codework; protocols; genetic code and biomedia; operational text.

Abstracts and brief CVs by March 17 to Rita Raley <raley at english.ucsb.edu>.

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