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UPDATE: Global States (1/27/06; 5/5/06-5/6/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm

*CALL FOR PAPERS* (new deadline 1/27/06)

Global States | May 5-6, 2006 | University of California, Irvine

Announcing a conference hosted by the graduate students in the Department
of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine, May 5-6, 2006.

Featuring a keynote dialogue between Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor
in Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and Gayatri Spivak,
Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University

CFP: Social Work (3/15/06 & 9/30/06; journal issues)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm


Papers are invited for the 2006 April and November issues of PORTULARIA.

PORTULARIA is a peer-reviewed Journal that accepts unpublished papers with a theoretical/practical content about projects, research, proposals, reflections or experiences related to social intervention and social work. Suggested topics involve social intervention within the scope of:

-The elderly
-The disabled
-Community work
-Social policy
-World history of social work
-Social work theory

CFP: Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism (Malta) (4/15/06; 7/24/06-7/29/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Tom Claes

Call for Papers:

'Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism'

Workshop, part of the ISSEI 10th Conference
"The European Mind: Narrative and Identity"
University of Malta
24–29 July 2006

= Workshop description =
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Commenting on the Zippergate scandal that rocked the USA by the end of the
90-ties, the well-known British conservative culture-critic Roger Scruton
made the following observation:

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
EGSO Albany

Deadline extended:

Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 3/1/06
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of
the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual
graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and
Sunday April 23, 2006:

Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in
the Humanities

Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a
paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical
Call for Papers and Panels:
Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature

CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Billy J Stratton

Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

CFP: James Dickey: A Celebration of the Life and Works (5/31/06; 1/19/07-1/20/07)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rebecca Stelzer

"JAMES DICKEY: A Celebration of the Life and Works."
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
 January 19-20, 2007
    The tenth anniversary of James Dickey=s death offers an opportunity to re-evaluate his art, impact, and reputation. Suggestions for individual papers or special panels will be accepted from November 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with a one-paragraph vita and a (maximum) one page proposal. Interested scholars should send their materials to:
Professor William B. Thesing
James Dickey Conference Director
Department of English
1620 College Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA

CFP: Reading Recent Alice Munro (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Kuribayashi, Tomoko

Proposals are solicited for papers that explore recent fiction by Alice
Munro, with a feminist focus. Studies of female ageing process, sense
of loss, and/or death are especially welcome. 500-word proposals by
e-mail to Tomoko Kuribayashi,, by March 15.=20


Tomoko Kuribayashi

English Department

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

CFP: Socialism and Democracy's Special Issue on Science Fiction (3/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rogan Alcena

Socialism and Democracy's special issue on science fiction, submission
deadline March 1, 2006
Socialism and Democracy is calling for essays for its forthcoming
special issue on science fiction, slated for publication in November
2006. The tentative title of the special issue is "Social Critique,
Socialism, and Science Fiction." We are looking for essays that address
the relationship between either social critique (such as issues
pertaining to gender, race, class, ethnicity, etc.), and science
fiction, or between Socialist / Marxist perspectives and science
fiction. As the broad nature of the title suggests, we are open to a