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UPDATE: Narratives of Exploration (7/10/06; 3/22/07-3/23/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
F. Regard

³Unstable Zones: Self and Other in British Narratives of First Encounters²
An International Conference on British Narratives of Exploration

22 - 23 March 2007

Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Lyon, France

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

UPDATE: Mary Shelley & Her Contemporaries (8/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Lamar Adam Mekler

** The deadline for submissions for this collection has been extended until
8/1/06 **

Submissions are requested for a collection of essays focusing on the work of
Mary Shelley and her contemporaries. This collection is developing out of a
very successful panel from this year's NEMLA conference, and there is a
publisher interested in possibly producing the collection.

UPDATE: Mary Shelley & Her Contemporaries (8/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Lamar Adam Mekler

** The deadline for submissions for this collection has been extended until
8/1/06 **

Submissions are requested for a collection of essays focusing on the work of
Mary Shelley and her contemporaries. This collection is developing out of a
very successful panel from this year's NEMLA conference, and there is a
publisher interested in possibly producing the collection.

CFP: Tenth Nordic Conference of English Studies (Norway) (12/1/06; 5/24/07-5/26/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
Charles Armstrong

Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies
University of Bergen, Norway
Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26, 2007

Second Circular and First Call for Papers

The Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies will be hosted by the =20=

English Department of the University of Bergen, Norway, in May 2007. =20
Details of the conference will be posted as they become available on =20
the conference web site at http://www.kongress.no/95.

CFP: Tenth Nordic Conference of English Studies (Norway) (12/1/06; 5/24/07-5/26/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
Charles Armstrong

Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies
University of Bergen, Norway
Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26, 2007

Second Circular and First Call for Papers

The Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies will be hosted by the =20=

English Department of the University of Bergen, Norway, in May 2007. =20
Details of the conference will be posted as they become available on =20
the conference web site at http://www.kongress.no/95.

UPDATE: Narratives of Exploration (France) (7/10/06; 3/22/07-3/23/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
F. Regard

³Unstable Zones: Self and Other in British Narratives of First Encounters²
An International Conference on British Narratives of Exploration

22 - 23 March 2007

Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Lyon, France

UPDATE: Narratives of Exploration (France) (7/10/06; 3/22/07-3/23/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
F. Regard

³Unstable Zones: Self and Other in British Narratives of First Encounters²
An International Conference on British Narratives of Exploration

22 - 23 March 2007

Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Lyon, France

UPDATE: Narratives of Exploration (France) (7/10/06; 3/22/07-3/23/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
F. Regard

³Unstable Zones: Self and Other in British Narratives of First Encounters²
An International Conference on British Narratives of Exploration

22 - 23 March 2007

Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Lyon, France

CFP: Queering the "Beautiful Young Man" (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
DonnEng_at_aol.com

The concept of "the beautiful young man," as clearly recognized in such works
as Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" and Edward Albee's "The American Dream," is
a pervasive archetype in American literature, and it problematizes,
challenges and queers heteronormative paradigms of representation. This panel seeks to
explore iterations of the archetype and how it informs a broader contextual
understanding of other American literary concepts such as R.W. B. Lewis'
"American Adam." Sponsored by the NEMLA LGBT Caucus. Submissions, inquiries, and
250-300 word abstracts may be sent electronically (in MSWord format as an
attachment) to Donald P. Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University:

CFP: Queering the "Beautiful Young Man" (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:15am
DonnEng_at_aol.com

The concept of "the beautiful young man," as clearly recognized in such works
as Herman Melville's "Billy Budd" and Edward Albee's "The American Dream," is
a pervasive archetype in American literature, and it problematizes,
challenges and queers heteronormative paradigms of representation. This panel seeks to
explore iterations of the archetype and how it informs a broader contextual
understanding of other American literary concepts such as R.W. B. Lewis'
"American Adam." Sponsored by the NEMLA LGBT Caucus. Submissions, inquiries, and
250-300 word abstracts may be sent electronically (in MSWord format as an
attachment) to Donald P. Gagnon, Western Connecticut State University:

CFP: Slash 2: Fanfiction Study Day (UK) (12/15/06; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Ian Hunter

 
CALL FOR PAPERS

 

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY

 

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.

 

CFP: Slash 2: Fanfiction Study Day (UK) (12/15/06; 2/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Ian Hunter

 
CALL FOR PAPERS

 

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY

 

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.

 

CFP: Technoculture/Computers and Writing Online 2007 (11/17/06; 2/5/07-2/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Keith Dorwick

CFP Technoculture
Computers and Writing Online 2007
February 5 through February 9, 2007

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Keith Dorwick,
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dr. Kevin Moberly,
St. Cloud State University

Conference Co-Chairs Keith Dorwick and Kevin Moberly
are seeking synchronous and asynchronous presentations
that address a wide conception of scholarship that
focuses on a range of issues that could be briefly
summed up as "technology and society," or, perhaps,
"technologies and societies." Successful papers for
this online conference should focus on the ways
humanists read technology as a special case of
cultural studies.

CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Malte Urban

The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I

CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Malte Urban

The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I

CFP: Edmund Burke and the Business of Affection (no deadline; 7/26/07-7/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Paddy Bullard

EDMUND BURKE AND THE BUSINESS OF AFFECTION
The English Faculty, University of Oxford
26-27 June 2007

2007 sees the 250th anniversary of the publication of Edmund Burke's
'Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime
and the Beautiful'. To mark the occasion there will be a two-day
academic conference on Burke at the English Faculty, Oxford
University. Accommodation will be available to delegates at St.
Catherine's College, Oxford. The conference is scheduled for the last
week of June 2007 (Tuesday and Wednesday 26th-27th).

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Bob Winston

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at
winston_at_dickinson.edu or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Bob Winston

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at
winston_at_dickinson.edu or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Bob Winston

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at
winston_at_dickinson.edu or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Bob Winston

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at
winston_at_dickinson.edu or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Twentieth Century Poetics of Simplicity (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Waddell, Bill

Northeast Modern Language Association March 1-4.
2007, Baltimore, MD =20

=20

Call for papers: "Earth, Air, Water, Fire: Twentieth Century Poetics of
Simplicity"

=20

Much of the best known and most widely admired poetry of the last
hundred years displays, even flaunts, its bookishness, its elaborate and
often thrilling systems of allusion and symbology, its theoretical
sophistication. The best of this work, from the high modernists to the
language poets, is both dazzling and exhilarating. We love this stuff,
for itself no doubt, and rightly, but possibly also for the way the
arcana make us feel useful to our students.

=20

CFP: Twentieth Century Poetics of Simplicity (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Waddell, Bill

Northeast Modern Language Association March 1-4.
2007, Baltimore, MD =20

=20

Call for papers: "Earth, Air, Water, Fire: Twentieth Century Poetics of
Simplicity"

=20

Much of the best known and most widely admired poetry of the last
hundred years displays, even flaunts, its bookishness, its elaborate and
often thrilling systems of allusion and symbology, its theoretical
sophistication. The best of this work, from the high modernists to the
language poets, is both dazzling and exhilarating. We love this stuff,
for itself no doubt, and rightly, but possibly also for the way the
arcana make us feel useful to our students.

=20

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