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CFP: Horror (4/20/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Mark Gellis

I am interested in putting together a panel for the upcoming Midwest
Popular Culture Association conference (October 27-29, 2006,
Indianapolis) on rhetorical aspects of horror. Paper proposals are
invited on topics including but not limited to horror as argument or
social criticism, teaching the genre of horror as a form of rhetoric,
the cultural impact and significance of the genre, and the use of
elements such as the grotesque and the monstrous to create fear and
other emotional and visceral responses in audiences. Paper proposals on
the genre as a whole and on specific authors, works of fiction, and/or
films will be considered. Information on MPCA can be found at

UPDATE: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (3/2/07; 7/3/07)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Wilson Janet


Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 6 St George's =
Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.

Tel: 01604 735500. Website:

Date: PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: 3-4 July 2007 (07/03/07)

Hosted by: The Centre for Contemporary Fiction and Narration in the =
English Department of The University of Northampton, and the editors of =
the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in association with the publishers, =
Taylor and Francis, and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.

CFP: Virtual Reality in Real Life (5/5/06; 7/24/06-7/28/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Alex Reid

VR_at_RL: Virtual Reality in Real Life 2006
Online Conference: July 24-28, 2006
Proposal Deadline: 200 words by May 5th

VR_at_RL seeks participants interested in investigating the intersection =20=

of rhetoric and new media. The conference seeks to provide a forum =20
for scholars working in this emerging area of inquiry, to address =20
common problems in research and teaching, and to uncover fruitful =20
points of connection. Fundamentally, the conference will address new =20
media as it exists now and as it is emerging as an embodied, material =20=


Topics might include:

CFP: Mimeograph Revolution (4/25/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Brian Glavey

"The Mimeograph Revolution and the Avant-Garde"
Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association
Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 19-22, 2006

In recognition of MSA8=92s host city, this proposed panel seeks papers =20=

on the work of Joe Brainard, Ted Berrgian, and Ron Padgett. Although =20
generally associated with the second-generation New York School, =20
these figures might also be usefully identified with the city in =20
which their collaboration began: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Indeed, as =20
significant as is their debt to Ashbery, O=92Hara, and company, in many =20=

ways this filial relation has obscured the degree to which their work =20=

CFP: [Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban Environment (5/12/06; dates not noted)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Here is the Call for Papers in Plain Text
Howard Meltzer

[Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban

We invite individual papers and session proposals addressing the conference
theme from all possible disciplinary angles, such as its representation in
literature, the visual arts, political essays, or scientific and
philosophical writings. We welcome submissions for poster or portfolio
presentation and musical performance as well.

In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the
interaction of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.

CFP: Modernist Science and Its Caveats (5/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Priya Venkatesan

I am proposing the following panel for the 8th annual Modernist Studies =
Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22, 2006). This panel will look closely =
at how modernist science is constructed and challenged from various =
interdisciplinary perspectives.=20
Bruno Latour asked the question of whether we have ever been modern. =
Does a modern science exist?
How have arguments for the social constructedness of scientific fact =
affected visions of a modernist science? Does the scientific method =
inherently engender the modern subject as free beings? Papers that deal =
specifically with the issue of whether modern science has been =
deconstructed in terms of actual scientific practice are especially =