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CFP: The Ethics of Passing (12/10/06; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
stacey

The Ethics of Passing
   
  The concept of "passing" is not new to the American landscape. While racial/ethnic passing may be the most widely recognized form of passing, recent acceptance of queer and transgender studies reveals passing as more than a matter of skin color. The most general question, what are the ethics involved and undermined in participating in passing, opens the door to many other questions surrounding this issue. Does the actor always have control over her/his own ability to pass? What does it mean that someone can be passed without desiring such recognition? What kind of responsibility is involved in revealing ethnic, sexual, or gender "authenticity" if even the notion of the authentic has become problematic?

UPDATE: Special Panel on Teacher Education and Pedagogy (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Kraver, Jeraldine

DEADLINE EXTENDED until NOVEMBER 30.

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SPECIAL PANEL ANNOUNCEMENT Teacher Education and Pedagogy

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Please consider joining our discussions of teaching and learning at the
COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING in New Orleans this April
12-14.

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Our conference theme this year--so appropriate to our location--is
"Empathy and Ethics."=20

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You might consider in terms of the following broad issues:

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How do we respond, as teachers or teacher-educators, to difficult
circumstances? Do we prepare our students always to act in right
ways-according to some ethical imperative or ideal? Do we care if we do?

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CFP: The Ethics of Passing (12/10/06; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
stacey

The Ethics of Passing
   
  The concept of "passing" is not new to the American landscape. While racial/ethnic passing may be the most widely recognized form of passing, recent acceptance of queer and transgender studies reveals passing as more than a matter of skin color. The most general question, what are the ethics involved and undermined in participating in passing, opens the door to many other questions surrounding this issue. Does the actor always have control over her/his own ability to pass? What does it mean that someone can be passed without desiring such recognition? What kind of responsibility is involved in revealing ethnic, sexual, or gender "authenticity" if even the notion of the authentic has become problematic?

CFP: Postirony in Theory and Fiction (ASAP; MLA '06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Lee Konstantinou

We are seeking a third participant for a special session that will be taking
place at the MLA convention this year, on Wednesday, December 27, at 5:15
pm, in Philadelphia. The title of the special session is "Postirony in
Theory and Fiction."

One of our participants is no longer able to take part in this panel, which
means we have an open slot that we'd like to fill. We're especially
interested in papers that discuss the concept of postirony in the essays
and fiction of David Foster Wallace. Papers on related topics are also
welcome.

CFP: Postirony in Theory and Fiction (ASAP; MLA '06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Lee Konstantinou

We are seeking a third participant for a special session that will be taking
place at the MLA convention this year, on Wednesday, December 27, at 5:15
pm, in Philadelphia. The title of the special session is "Postirony in
Theory and Fiction."

One of our participants is no longer able to take part in this panel, which
means we have an open slot that we'd like to fill. We're especially
interested in papers that discuss the concept of postirony in the essays
and fiction of David Foster Wallace. Papers on related topics are also
welcome.

UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

CFP: Ninth International Milton Symposium (UK) (no deadline noted; 7/7/08-7/11/08)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Dzelzainis M

Ninth International Milton Symposium

Call for Papers

2008 marks the quatercentenary of John Milton's birth in Bread Street, =
London - the city in which he was to live and work for much of his life. =
It is therefore appropriate that the Ninth International Milton =
Symposium will be celebrating this event with a five-day conference, =
7-11 July 2008, under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies =
at the University of London.

The Planning Committee (see below) invites papers on − but not =
restricted to − the following broad themes:

CFP: Ninth International Milton Symposium (UK) (no deadline noted; 7/7/08-7/11/08)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Dzelzainis M

Ninth International Milton Symposium

Call for Papers

2008 marks the quatercentenary of John Milton's birth in Bread Street, =
London - the city in which he was to live and work for much of his life. =
It is therefore appropriate that the Ninth International Milton =
Symposium will be celebrating this event with a five-day conference, =
7-11 July 2008, under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies =
at the University of London.

The Planning Committee (see below) invites papers on − but not =
restricted to − the following broad themes:

CFP: Flannery O'Connor from a Global Perspective (1/5/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
eng_rxd

The Flannery O'Connor Society invites proposals for papers dealing with
O'Connor's work within a global perspective. Possible topics might include
(but are not limited to):
--O'Connor's perspective toward internationalization in a post-war America.
--How O'Connor's works are understood in the non-American classroom.
--How O'Connor fits within literary traditions in other countries.
--Pedagogial differences when teaching O'Connor abroad or to international
students.
--O'Connor texts as part of a Global Literature curriculum.

Please submit a 250-500 word abstract to Dianne Bunch cdbunch_at_alcorn.edu by
January 5, 2007.

CFP: Flannery O'Connor from a Global Perspective (1/5/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
eng_rxd

The Flannery O'Connor Society invites proposals for papers dealing with
O'Connor's work within a global perspective. Possible topics might include
(but are not limited to):
--O'Connor's perspective toward internationalization in a post-war America.
--How O'Connor's works are understood in the non-American classroom.
--How O'Connor fits within literary traditions in other countries.
--Pedagogial differences when teaching O'Connor abroad or to international
students.
--O'Connor texts as part of a Global Literature curriculum.

Please submit a 250-500 word abstract to Dianne Bunch cdbunch_at_alcorn.edu by
January 5, 2007.

CFP: Flannery O'Connor from a Global Perspective (1/5/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
eng_rxd

The Flannery O'Connor Society invites proposals for papers dealing with
O'Connor's work within a global perspective. Possible topics might include
(but are not limited to):
--O'Connor's perspective toward internationalization in a post-war America.
--How O'Connor's works are understood in the non-American classroom.
--How O'Connor fits within literary traditions in other countries.
--Pedagogial differences when teaching O'Connor abroad or to international
students.
--O'Connor texts as part of a Global Literature curriculum.

Please submit a 250-500 word abstract to Dianne Bunch cdbunch_at_alcorn.edu by
January 5, 2007.

CFP: Sex in Public/Sex in Private (3/15/07; Craft Critique Culture, 4/13/07-4/15/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Holly Savage

7th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 13-15th 2007
Sex in Public/Sex in Private
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections between critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year's conference will examine the ways
that sex and gender define, delimit, distort, and dissolve the lines between
public and private spheres. Our keynote speakers include the University of
Chicago's George M. Pullman Professor of Literature, Lauren Berlant and the
University of Iowa's Assistant Professor of Cinema, Sasha Waters.

CFP: Sex in Public/Sex in Private (3/15/07; Craft Critique Culture, 4/13/07-4/15/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Holly Savage

7th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 13-15th 2007
Sex in Public/Sex in Private
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections between critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year's conference will examine the ways
that sex and gender define, delimit, distort, and dissolve the lines between
public and private spheres. Our keynote speakers include the University of
Chicago's George M. Pullman Professor of Literature, Lauren Berlant and the
University of Iowa's Assistant Professor of Cinema, Sasha Waters.

CFP: Correspondances Oceaniennes: Postcolonial Publication (3/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
VERNAY Jean-Fran=E7ois

Correspondances Oc=E9aniennes

A thematic half-yearly journal promoting Oceanic
cultures based in Noum=E9a, New-Caledonia. Founded in
2002. Already published: issues on Women, Youth,
Nature, Memory, Literatures, the Body, Creation,
Images, Australia. Indexed by Austlit Database and in
Australian Literary Studies 21: 3, May 2004, p.385 &
390; reviewed in Antipodes 17: 2, Dec.2003, p.167-8.

(Founding) Editor : Dr. Jean-Fran=E7ois VERNAY

CALL FOR PAPERS:

FEEL FREE TO SEND YOUR PROPOSALS
TO THE EDITOR: vernayj_at_yahoo.com
By 30 March 2007.

THEME: INSCRIPTIONS.

CFP: Correspondances Oceaniennes: Postcolonial Publication (3/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
VERNAY Jean-Fran=E7ois

Correspondances Oc=E9aniennes

A thematic half-yearly journal promoting Oceanic
cultures based in Noum=E9a, New-Caledonia. Founded in
2002. Already published: issues on Women, Youth,
Nature, Memory, Literatures, the Body, Creation,
Images, Australia. Indexed by Austlit Database and in
Australian Literary Studies 21: 3, May 2004, p.385 &
390; reviewed in Antipodes 17: 2, Dec.2003, p.167-8.

(Founding) Editor : Dr. Jean-Fran=E7ois VERNAY

CALL FOR PAPERS:

FEEL FREE TO SEND YOUR PROPOSALS
TO THE EDITOR: vernayj_at_yahoo.com
By 30 March 2007.

THEME: INSCRIPTIONS.

UPDATE: Shakespeare on Film and Television (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Richard Vela

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Send proposal and brief CV by December 1, 2006.

To Complete a Panel: Need papers on "Bollywood Shakespeare" or "Shakespeare
in India" -- possible films include Shakespeare Walla (1965), Kaliyattam
(1997), Maqbool (2003), and Omkara (2006).

New Area Added: A panel on Metatheatrical Shakespeare, to include films in
which the characters put on a Shakespeare play. Examples include: A Double
Life (1947), To Be or Not To Be (1942), Kiss Me Kate (1953), Shakespeare
Walla (1965), Theatre of Blood (1973), Renaissance Man (1994), Dead Poets
Society (1989), A Midwinter's Tale (1995), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The
King is Alive (2000), Get Over It! (2001), and Stage Beauty (2004).

UPDATE: Shakespeare on Film and Television (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Richard Vela

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Send proposal and brief CV by December 1, 2006.

To Complete a Panel: Need papers on "Bollywood Shakespeare" or "Shakespeare
in India" -- possible films include Shakespeare Walla (1965), Kaliyattam
(1997), Maqbool (2003), and Omkara (2006).

New Area Added: A panel on Metatheatrical Shakespeare, to include films in
which the characters put on a Shakespeare play. Examples include: A Double
Life (1947), To Be or Not To Be (1942), Kiss Me Kate (1953), Shakespeare
Walla (1965), Theatre of Blood (1973), Renaissance Man (1994), Dead Poets
Society (1989), A Midwinter's Tale (1995), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The
King is Alive (2000), Get Over It! (2001), and Stage Beauty (2004).

UPDATE: Chick Lit. (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
amy lerman

Deadline extended:

All travel and registration links on our website have now been updated for
2007.

http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

New Areas Added.

Still Accepting Proposals for Chick Lit. Panel

Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2006

 

Call For Papers: "Chick Lit." Area

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2006

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 28th Annual
Conference

Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007

 

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

 

UPDATE: Chick Lit. (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
amy lerman

Deadline extended:

All travel and registration links on our website have now been updated for
2007.

http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

New Areas Added.

Still Accepting Proposals for Chick Lit. Panel

Proposal Deadline: December 1, 2006

 

Call For Papers: "Chick Lit." Area

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2006

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 28th Annual
Conference

Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007

 

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710

 

CFP: Medieval Studies: Borderlines 2007: Minds and Mentalities (grad) (UK) (1/31/07;4/13/07-4/15/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Daniel Mc Cann

Borderlines XI: Call for Papers

Minds and Mentalities

Papers from postgraduates in medieval studies and related fields are
invited for the eleventh annual Borderlines conference, 'Minds and
Mentalities', to be held at Queen's University Belfast on April
13-15, 2007. The title is intended to embrace as wide a range of
research interests as possible, with papers being welcome from all
disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Thus,
prospective speakers are encouraged to interpret this title with
reference to any specialism; including literature, theology,
philosophy, historiography, psychology, performance, material
culture, the history of ideas, and art history.

CFP: Medieval Studies: Borderlines 2007: Minds and Mentalities (grad) (UK) (1/31/07;4/13/07-4/15/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Daniel Mc Cann

Borderlines XI: Call for Papers

Minds and Mentalities

Papers from postgraduates in medieval studies and related fields are
invited for the eleventh annual Borderlines conference, 'Minds and
Mentalities', to be held at Queen's University Belfast on April
13-15, 2007. The title is intended to embrace as wide a range of
research interests as possible, with papers being welcome from all
disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Thus,
prospective speakers are encouraged to interpret this title with
reference to any specialism; including literature, theology,
philosophy, historiography, psychology, performance, material
culture, the history of ideas, and art history.

CFP: Medieval Studies: Borderlines 2007: Minds and Mentalities (grad) (UK) (1/31/07;4/13/07-4/15/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Daniel Mc Cann

Borderlines XI: Call for Papers

Minds and Mentalities

Papers from postgraduates in medieval studies and related fields are
invited for the eleventh annual Borderlines conference, 'Minds and
Mentalities', to be held at Queen's University Belfast on April
13-15, 2007. The title is intended to embrace as wide a range of
research interests as possible, with papers being welcome from all
disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Thus,
prospective speakers are encouraged to interpret this title with
reference to any specialism; including literature, theology,
philosophy, historiography, psychology, performance, material
culture, the history of ideas, and art history.

UPDATE: Film Areas (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
Lynnea King Andrew Tash

Extended Deadline: December 1

Proposals for Film Areas, including Theory, Adaptation, and Production

Call for Papers: Film Area, a long-standing, well-represented area
with outstanding past presentations. Southwest/Texas Popular
Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conf., held in
beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 2007 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will meet February 14 - 17, 2007
at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown ABQ. Join us this
year, as a returning participant or for your first-time.

We welcome any aspect of film studies, prospective topics include:

FILM:

CFP: Teaching Regionalism and Local Color (1/22/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:18am
DuvallJM

American Literature Association
Boston, May 24-27, 2007
 
Proposed Panel: Teaching American Regionalism/Local Color
 
Over the past two decades, literary critics--Richard Brodhead, Donna
Campbell, June Howard, Amy Kaplan, Judith Fetterley, Marjorie Pryse, and
Stephanie Foote, to name but a few--have opened up new and compelling (and
often competing) ways of understanding regional and local color writing of
the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but as has been the case
with critical re-evaluations of the generic categories of realism and
naturalism, these reappraisals have left us in a certain flux as to what
makes a text an example of regionalism and/or local color and what such

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