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CFP: W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Markus Zisselsberger

CALL FOR PAPERS: W. G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/2006; MLA '06)

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 27-30 December 2006.

CFP: W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Markus Zisselsberger

CALL FOR PAPERS: W. G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/2006; MLA '06)

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 27-30 December 2006.

CFP: Politics and Middle-earth (UK) (4/30/06; 7/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
seminar_at_tolkiensociety.org

Politics and Middle-earth

The 2006 Tolkien Society Seminar will be held on Saturday 22 July in the
Pierce room at the Assembly House, Norwich, England.

Call for Papers

Papers are sought on any aspect of the seminar theme. In particular
papers may wish to address one or more of the following:

        Politics portrayed within the fictional world of Middle-earth

        Real world political use of Tolkien's works

        Tolkien's role in/influence on academic politics

        Tolkien's personal politics as revealed by his life and works

CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.

*

Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
(2008)
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.

*

Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
(2008)
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.

*

Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
(2008)
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

CFP: South Africa and Global Media (6/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Andrew van der Vlies

Resending with appropriate heading. Please link under 'Twentieth Century and
Beyond', 'Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches', 'Bibliography and
History of the Book', 'Film and Television', 'Gender Studies and Sexuality',
'Ethnicity and National Identity', 'Postcolonial', and 'Journals and
collections of essays'.

*

Call for Papers - 'South African Cultural Texts and the Global Mediascape'

Special Issue of scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa 13.1
(2008)
Guest editors: Andrew van der Vlies & Patrick Denman Flanery

UPDATE: Violence in the Contemporary UK (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Matt Hart

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary United Kingdom
MLA Special Session, December 2006

UPDATE (corrected text)

Abstracts by 10 March 2006

Matthew Hart
matthart_at_uiuc.edu
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For a proposed Special Session at the December 2006 MLA Convention in
Philadelphia, I am looking for papers that discuss the theme, problem,
object, or practice of violence in recent British and Northern Irish
writing. I will consider abstracts until 10 March 2006, at which point I
wish to collaborate with two or three others in drafting a panel
proposal to reach the MLA by 1 April 2006.

UPDATE: Violence in the Contemporary UK (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Matt Hart

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary United Kingdom
MLA Special Session, December 2006

UPDATE (corrected text)

Abstracts by 10 March 2006

Matthew Hart
matthart_at_uiuc.edu
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For a proposed Special Session at the December 2006 MLA Convention in
Philadelphia, I am looking for papers that discuss the theme, problem,
object, or practice of violence in recent British and Northern Irish
writing. I will consider abstracts until 10 March 2006, at which point I
wish to collaborate with two or three others in drafting a panel
proposal to reach the MLA by 1 April 2006.

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Autobiography (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Anita J Duneer

CFP: Autobiography (03/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

**Panel Topic: Autobiography**

Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference. The panel is open to any topic related to lifewriting.

Please e-mail a 500-word proposal and a 50-word abstract (in the body of the message body or as an attachment) to anita.duneer_at_uconn.edu.

CFP: Essay Collection on Dead Man Walking (5/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Allen, John

CALL FOR PAPERS
ESSAY COLLECTION ON DEAD MAN WALKING
(THE BOOK, FILM, PLAY OR OPERA)

Essays are being sought for a collection to be published by Sacred Heart
University Press titled "Reading and Teaching Dead Man Walking: Essays
on the Book, the Film, the Play, and the Opera." Contributors from any
background or discipline are encouraged to submit essays, as this will
be an interdisciplinary collection. Comparisons between the various
adaptations of Dead Man Walking or to other sources are welcome, as well
as essays which explain approaches to teaching any of the works. In
short, any essay which addresses Dead Man Walking will be considered. =20

CFP: American Dialect Association "Open Topic" (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Francis, Toni \(USF Lakeland\)

The South Central American Dialect Association invites abstracts for the
annual meeting and presentation at the conference of the South Central
Modern Language Association. The conference will take place on October
26-28, 2006 in Dallas, TX.

The panel chair will consider presentations on all dialect studies from
all geographic regions and welcomes all disciplinary approaches to
dialects and dialect studies.

Please submit 500 word abstracts or complete papers by March 15, 2006 to
Toni Francis at tfrancis_at_lklnd.usf.edu.

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Essay Collection on Dead Man Walking (5/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Allen, John

CALL FOR PAPERS
ESSAY COLLECTION ON DEAD MAN WALKING
(THE BOOK, FILM, PLAY OR OPERA)

Essays are being sought for a collection to be published by Sacred Heart
University Press titled "Reading and Teaching Dead Man Walking: Essays
on the Book, the Film, the Play, and the Opera." Contributors from any
background or discipline are encouraged to submit essays, as this will
be an interdisciplinary collection. Comparisons between the various
adaptations of Dead Man Walking or to other sources are welcome, as well
as essays which explain approaches to teaching any of the works. In
short, any essay which addresses Dead Man Walking will be considered. =20

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Essay Collection on Dead Man Walking (5/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Allen, John

CALL FOR PAPERS
ESSAY COLLECTION ON DEAD MAN WALKING
(THE BOOK, FILM, PLAY OR OPERA)

Essays are being sought for a collection to be published by Sacred Heart
University Press titled "Reading and Teaching Dead Man Walking: Essays
on the Book, the Film, the Play, and the Opera." Contributors from any
background or discipline are encouraged to submit essays, as this will
be an interdisciplinary collection. Comparisons between the various
adaptations of Dead Man Walking or to other sources are welcome, as well
as essays which explain approaches to teaching any of the works. In
short, any essay which addresses Dead Man Walking will be considered. =20

CFP: Essay Collection on Dead Man Walking (5/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Allen, John

CALL FOR PAPERS
ESSAY COLLECTION ON DEAD MAN WALKING
(THE BOOK, FILM, PLAY OR OPERA)

Essays are being sought for a collection to be published by Sacred Heart
University Press titled "Reading and Teaching Dead Man Walking: Essays
on the Book, the Film, the Play, and the Opera." Contributors from any
background or discipline are encouraged to submit essays, as this will
be an interdisciplinary collection. Comparisons between the various
adaptations of Dead Man Walking or to other sources are welcome, as well
as essays which explain approaches to teaching any of the works. In
short, any essay which addresses Dead Man Walking will be considered. =20

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism (5/1/06; O'Connor Conference, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 5:12pm
Avis Hewitt

Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism: An Academic Conference on
Violence and Grace will be held October 5-7, 2006, at Grand Valley State
University's downtown Grand Rapids (MI) campus. We solicit readings of
O'Connor's works that take into account her own strangely benign view of
violence. She sees it as "capable of returning [her] characters to reality
and preparing them to accept their moment of grace." Regarding "A Good Man
Is Hard to Find" she cautioned, "You should be on the lookout for such
things as the action of grace in the Grandmother's soul, and not for the
dead bodies." Lately, however, critics have begun to disallow O'Connor's

CFP: Visualizing the New Woman 1890-1915 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:31pm
Dagle, Joan

Call for papers for proposed special session for MLA '06 in Philadelphia
that will explore representations of the New Woman in American culture
in the period from 1890 to 1915.
To what extent, how, and to what end did venues such as early silent
films or the stage represent the New Woman and to what extent did such
representations "echo" the familiar periodical and newspaper
illustrations of the figure? Other questions that might be addressed:
How are such representations like or unlike those in the literature of
the period? Is there a transatlantic dimension to such images?
Please send 500-word abstracts by March 15 to Joan Dagle
(jdagle_at_ric.edu).
Panelists must be MLA members by April 7.

CFP: Visualizing the New Woman 1890-1915 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:31pm
Dagle, Joan

Call for papers for proposed special session for MLA '06 in Philadelphia
that will explore representations of the New Woman in American culture
in the period from 1890 to 1915.
To what extent, how, and to what end did venues such as early silent
films or the stage represent the New Woman and to what extent did such
representations "echo" the familiar periodical and newspaper
illustrations of the figure? Other questions that might be addressed:
How are such representations like or unlike those in the literature of
the period? Is there a transatlantic dimension to such images?
Please send 500-word abstracts by March 15 to Joan Dagle
(jdagle_at_ric.edu).
Panelists must be MLA members by April 7.

CFP: Visualizing the New Woman 1890-1915 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:31pm
Dagle, Joan

Call for papers for proposed special session for MLA '06 in Philadelphia
that will explore representations of the New Woman in American culture
in the period from 1890 to 1915.
To what extent, how, and to what end did venues such as early silent
films or the stage represent the New Woman and to what extent did such
representations "echo" the familiar periodical and newspaper
illustrations of the figure? Other questions that might be addressed:
How are such representations like or unlike those in the literature of
the period? Is there a transatlantic dimension to such images?
Please send 500-word abstracts by March 15 to Joan Dagle
(jdagle_at_ric.edu).
Panelists must be MLA members by April 7.

CFP: Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
May Mergenthaler

Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism

Special session to be proposed for the MLA Annual Convention 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA

The idea of the autonomous individual in the Romantic period emerged
together with a notion of autonomous affects—of affects that are
created by the individual, rather than being caused by sensual
stimuli. How is it possible for an individual to create its own
affects (feelings or moods)? How could such autonomous affects be
conveyed to others? Would they have to be recreated by the others?
If yes, would such creative affective transfer threaten the notion of
sympathy, of feeling together? What is the relationship between
affect and sympathy in Romanticism?

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, hrromero_at_panam.edu by May 15. Visit

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, hrromero_at_panam.edu by May 15. Visit

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, hrromero_at_panam.edu by May 15. Visit

CFP: International Conference on Caribbean Studies (5/15/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
Hector R. Romero

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006. South
Padre Island Beach Resort, Texas Gulf Coast. USA. As postcolonial theory is
rivaled by transnationalism and globalization, the relevance of the
Caribbean persists. Panels and papers are invited from all disciplines.
The following topics will be of interest, although no one should be
restricted by them: Diasporas, migration, indigenous peoples, race and
national identity, literature and history, critical theory, hegemony and
emancipation, etc. Papers in English, French and Spanish will be
considered. Please send and abstract of about 200 words (Word or
WordPerfect) to Dr. Hector R. Romero, hrromero_at_panam.edu by May 15. Visit

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