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CFP: Edgar Allan Poe Session (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Cliff Toliver

The theme of the "SymPo(e)sium," a special session of the 60th Rocky
Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference, to be held in
Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006, will be "Poe and . . . ." The
session organizer would welcome submissions of 250-500 word abstracts or
completed papers on topics relating to Edgar Allan Poe's literary
influence. Papers might explore topics relating to Poe's influence on
another writer or creative artist, Poe's influence on a contemporary
or on a writer or artist who flourished after Poe's time, Poe's
influence on an American or other-than-American writer or artist.
Please email proposals to toliver-c_at_mssu.edu or mail them to Cliff

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND MEDIA; OH MY! (05/31/06; World Science
Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND MEDIA; OH MY! (05/31/06; World Science
Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

UPDATE: Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change (2/28/06; 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Judy Hayden

Deadline extended:

CFP: MANY FLORIDAS: WOMEN IMAGINING CHANGE (2/28/06; 4/06-08/06)

=20

The inaugural Florida Consortium for Women's Studies Conference will be =
held
April 6 - 8, 2006, in Tampa, Florida.

=20

Conference theme =93Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change=94 allows =
those
involved in Women=92s Studies to come together to reflect on how Women's
Studies is relevant to our own communities; the conference seeks to =
discuss
issues that concern us and our neighbors and can facilitate bringing the
realities of the global world to the local level.

=20

Papers, Panels, Symposia, and Workshop Topics are sought on but not =
limited
to the following:

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (3/17/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Patrick F. Durgin

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (March 17; Modernist Studies Association
annual convention 06, October 19-22)

The purpose of this panel is to bring two interdisciplinary fields (Disability Studies
and Modern & Contemporary Poetics) into conversation, putting pressure on emerging
terminology in these fields, with a view toward imagining a "post-ableist poetics."

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (3/17/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Patrick F. Durgin

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (March 17; Modernist Studies Association
annual convention 06, October 19-22)

The purpose of this panel is to bring two interdisciplinary fields (Disability Studies
and Modern & Contemporary Poetics) into conversation, putting pressure on emerging
terminology in these fields, with a view toward imagining a "post-ableist poetics."

UPDATE: Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change (2/28/06; 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Judy Hayden

Deadline extended:

CFP: MANY FLORIDAS: WOMEN IMAGINING CHANGE (2/28/06; 4/06-08/06)

=20

The inaugural Florida Consortium for Women's Studies Conference will be =
held
April 6 - 8, 2006, in Tampa, Florida.

=20

Conference theme =93Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change=94 allows =
those
involved in Women=92s Studies to come together to reflect on how Women's
Studies is relevant to our own communities; the conference seeks to =
discuss
issues that concern us and our neighbors and can facilitate bringing the
realities of the global world to the local level.

=20

Papers, Panels, Symposia, and Workshop Topics are sought on but not =
limited
to the following:

CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing

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

This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:

CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing

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

This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Queering Religion (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dustin Parrott

CFP: Queering Religion

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Nation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Due date: February 10

CFP: Queering Religion (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dustin Parrott

CFP: Queering Religion

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Nation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Due date: February 10

CFP: Queering Religion (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dustin Parrott

CFP: Queering Religion

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Nation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Due date: February 10

CFP: Commensurate with Experience: Work and the Next Generation of English Scholars (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Frank Gaughan

Call for Papers: Commensurate with Experience: Work
and the Next Generation of English Scholars. Proposed
Special Session for MLA '06 (3/01/06; MLA '06)

Citing findings from the National Center for
Educational Statistics (NCES), Louis Menand points out
in his 2005 contribution to MLA's _Profession_ that
between 1970 and 2001 the number of English majors has
dropped, roughly, by a third; however "the system is
producing the same number of doctorates in English
that it was producing back in 1970. These Ph.D.s have
trouble getting tenure-track jobs because fewer
students major in English, and therefore the demand
for English literature specialists has declined"
(12-13).

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