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CFP: Medieval Studies: Bedroom Culture and Potions (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Tina Boyer

Call for Papers
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May 4-7, 2006

The UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium invites abstracts of 20-minute
papers for the following sponsored sessions:

Potions and Charms: Artifice and Manipulation - addresses the role of
magical implements by exploring their manipulation as both a rhetorical
and a creative force in medieval texts.

Bedroom Culture: Intimacy, Incest and Redemption - focuses not only on
the issue of incest but raises the question of the redemptive quality of
love in medieval Romances.

CFP: Online Symposium on Theory's Empire (7/12/05; weblog)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
A. Cephalous

The Valve (http://www.thevalve.org/go) is a literary weblog dedicated to the
proposition that the function of the little magazine can follow this form.
Beginning July 12th, the contributors to the Valve and a number of prominent
scholars--including Michael Berube, Gerald Graff, Scott McLemee, &c.--will
be discussing Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral's recently published Theory's
Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. This is the first of many planned online
colloquia concerning recently published works of interest to literary and
cultural scholars. Thinkers of all theoretical stripes are welcome to
attend and encouraged to participate in the ongoing conversation. A brief

CFP: Online Symposium on Theory's Empire (7/12/05; weblog)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
A. Cephalous

The Valve (http://www.thevalve.org/go) is a literary weblog dedicated to the
proposition that the function of the little magazine can follow this form.
Beginning July 12th, the contributors to the Valve and a number of prominent
scholars--including Michael Berube, Gerald Graff, Scott McLemee, &c.--will
be discussing Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral's recently published Theory's
Empire: An Anthology of Dissent. This is the first of many planned online
colloquia concerning recently published works of interest to literary and
cultural scholars. Thinkers of all theoretical stripes are welcome to
attend and encouraged to participate in the ongoing conversation. A brief

UPDATE: antiTHESIS: The Event, Culture and Contingency (8/11/05; journal issue)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
benjamin smith

antiTHESIS vol 16 (2006),
Call for Papers

Following the success of our recent annual postgraduate symposium, The
Event, Culture and Contingency, the antiTHESIS editorial collective
would like to re-issue the current CFP to remind all those intending to
contribute to the next edition that submissions close on Friday, 11
August.

antiTHESIS volume 16 (2006), "in the event …"

Truth happens to an idea. It becomes true, is made true by events.
Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its
verifying itself, its veri-fication. – William James

CFP: Video Game Essays (8/15/05; collection)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Stumpo, Jeffrey D

1337: Essays on Video Game Culture Inside and Outside the Box
 
The editor seeks essays on video game culture, both within the contexts of
games themselves and in the "real" world, for a proposed collection.
Potential topics include:

-Linguistics (with an emphasis on d00dsp34k and/or txt or aim style chat)

-Gender construction within RPGs (e.g. males playing as female characters
and vice versa)

-Gender interaction within games and in the real world (e.g. E3 using "Booth
Babes")

-Economics within games (e.g. crafting systems) and without (e.g. Diablo
II items for sale on Ebay)

CFP: The Brut Tradition: A Comparative Approach (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
ANDREW MAINES

The Brut, a history of Britain, beginning with the settlement of the island by Brutus, was produced in several languages over several centuries. Strictly speaking, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae is a Brut, as is Caxton's Chronicles of England. Other notable texts in between are Wace's Roman de Brut, Lawman's Brut, The Anglo-Norman Prose Brut, and the Middle English Prose Brut. Even Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has occasionally been referred to as a Brut because of the reference to Brutus and the history of Britain in its introduction.

 

CFP: Spenser at Kalamazoo (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
David Wilson-Okamura

Call For Papers: Spenser at Kalamazoo

Two open sessions on Edmund Spenser
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

4-7 May 2006

Abstracts may be submitted on any topic dealing with Spenser. As always,
we encourage submissions by newcomers and by established scholars of all
ranks. Papers on Spenser's shorter poems are especially welcome this year.

CFP: Spenser at Kalamazoo (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
David Wilson-Okamura

Call For Papers: Spenser at Kalamazoo

Two open sessions on Edmund Spenser
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

4-7 May 2006

Abstracts may be submitted on any topic dealing with Spenser. As always,
we encourage submissions by newcomers and by established scholars of all
ranks. Papers on Spenser's shorter poems are especially welcome this year.

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Anchoritic Society Sessions (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:27pm
chewning_at_ucc.edu

(apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Papers

41st International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 4-7, 2006

The Anchoritic Society is sponsoring three sessions at Kalamazoo in
2006:

Communities of Solitude: open to any interpretations of lives of chosen
solitude in medieval culture and life, and how those forms of devotion
and living interconnect with one another.

CFP: International Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:27pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Layamon's Brut society, North American Branch, is
pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels.

"Layamon's Readers and Translators "

        This session invites papers that discuss translations
redactions of the Brut, from the medieval period through the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics might include, but would
not be limited to: Layamon's influence in later medieval histories
and romance; The Brut as historical document in the early modern
period; Layamon's influence in modern literature; recent translations
of the Brut.

"Layamon's Brut: Old English Contexts"

CFP: Emergent Nature/Cultures (7/17/05; 9/24/05-9/25/05 & journal issue)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
M Wolf-Meyer

Call for Papers: Emergent Nature/Cultures

Papers are sought for a workshop entitled "Emergent Nature/Cultures,"
hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
 Papers should address the nature/culture thematic, but contributors may
interpret this as they see fit.

CFP: Emergent Nature/Cultures (7/17/05; 9/24/05-9/25/05 & journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
M Wolf-Meyer

Call for Papers: Emergent Nature/Cultures

Papers are sought for a workshop entitled "Emergent Nature/Cultures,"
hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
 Papers should address the nature/culture thematic, but contributors may
interpret this as they see fit.

CFP: Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric (8/15/05; RSA, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Joddy Murray

Dreaming, Imagination, and Non-Discursive Rhetoric
Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference
May 26-29, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee

The imagination, according to Aristotle, provides the same kind of sensory
information to our consciousness during dreaming as our actual senses
provide to our consciousness during wakeful periods (459a1 15-22). If it is
the case that our knowledge-making derives from sense-perception, then it
must also be the case that the texts we imagine during the dream state are
also capable of producing knowledge. But what is this knowledge? And what
kind of text is this?

CFP: The Connecticut Review-Trauma Issue (9/1/05; journal issue)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
steph

A CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline –September 1, 2005; journal issue)

Much of contemporary academic debate is focused on the difficulty in
representing trauma, as well as the undeniable need to find a way to
communicate such experience. Scholars such as Cathy Caruth have noted that
the traumatized individual is unable to witness him or herself at the moment
of violent breach. Therefore, traumatic experience cannot be easily
understood, and yet, paradoxically, it must be articulated. Present day
concerns seem to focus in on the problematic representation of horrific
experiences such as slavery, the Holocaust, and the attack of September 11,
2001.

CFP: Criticism and the Divine (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Scott DeShong

Criticism and the Divine: a Society for Critical Exchange session at the
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, March
2-5, 2006.

Twenty-minute presentations concerning the notion (or concept, image,
invocation, etc.) of the divine or the sacred as it emerges for recent
criticism/theory of literature and/or culture. How is the notion
explicitly or implicitly defined, engaged, critiqued, avoided,
superseded, deflected, etc.?

CFP: Criticism and the Divine (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Scott DeShong

Criticism and the Divine: a Society for Critical Exchange session at the
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, March
2-5, 2006.

Twenty-minute presentations concerning the notion (or concept, image,
invocation, etc.) of the divine or the sacred as it emerges for recent
criticism/theory of literature and/or culture. How is the notion
explicitly or implicitly defined, engaged, critiqued, avoided,
superseded, deflected, etc.?

CFP: Cultural History of Reading: American Literature (no deadline noted; collection)

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Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Sara Quay

The Cultural History of Reading (forthcoming from Greenwood Press, 2007)
seeks contributors to its American Literature Volume, particularly authors
interested in the literature and culture of The American Revolution, the
Civil War, and the late 20th-early 21st centuries (1960-present)..

The volume examines written documents (books, pamphlets, treatises, plays,
poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were shaped by, crucial cultural
events throughout the world and in the United States.

Pages