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CFP: The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture (UK) (2/1/06; 7/27/06-7/30/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
Scott Hames

*CALL FOR PAPERS*

The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture

Presented by
The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Stirling
27-30 July 2006

Plenary speakers include:

Neal Ascherson, author of Stone Voices: the Search for Scotland
Prof Lawrence Buell (Harvard), author of The Environmental Imagination
Prof Steve Duguid (Simon Fraser), on John Muir
Prof Murdo Macdonald (Dundee), on revisualising the Highlands in art
James Robertson (novelist and poet) on history and place

CFP: The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture (UK) (2/1/06; 7/27/06-7/30/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
Scott Hames

*CALL FOR PAPERS*

The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture

Presented by
The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Stirling
27-30 July 2006

Plenary speakers include:

Neal Ascherson, author of Stone Voices: the Search for Scotland
Prof Lawrence Buell (Harvard), author of The Environmental Imagination
Prof Steve Duguid (Simon Fraser), on John Muir
Prof Murdo Macdonald (Dundee), on revisualising the Highlands in art
James Robertson (novelist and poet) on history and place

CFP: Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

=20
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction=20
Detective stories often function by providing =E2=80=9Cred herrings,=E2=80=
=9D clues and/or=20
descriptions of character and events that are designed to keep the reader=20
from knowing the plot until it is ultimately revealed by the author. Such a=
=20
stratagem may give an author some control over readers, although many reade=
rs are=20

CFP: Potter as Bibliotherapy (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
A. Mary Murphy

<>The following call for papers is for a pre-approved special topic
session to be included as part of the RMMLA annual conference to be held
in Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006. Presenters must be current in
2006 RMMLA dues by April 1. Presenters also are required to pay the
applicable convention registration fee. Information may be found at
rmmla.wsu.edu.

CFP: Potter as Bibliotherapy (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
A. Mary Murphy

<>The following call for papers is for a pre-approved special topic
session to be included as part of the RMMLA annual conference to be held
in Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006. Presenters must be current in
2006 RMMLA dues by April 1. Presenters also are required to pay the
applicable convention registration fee. Information may be found at
rmmla.wsu.edu.

CFP: Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

=20
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction=20
Detective stories often function by providing =E2=80=9Cred herrings,=E2=80=
=9D clues and/or=20
descriptions of character and events that are designed to keep the reader=20
from knowing the plot until it is ultimately revealed by the author. Such a=
=20
stratagem may give an author some control over readers, although many reade=
rs are=20

CFP: Value in Art (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
Value in Art
=20
If art (any=E2=80=94literature, plastic, dance, film, visual) may be though=
 of man=E2=80=99
s attempt to understand himself, does the free market create/deny art? How=20=
do=20
other economies create/deny art? Must art be a reaction to oppression? Coul=
d=20
art be purely expressive? How important is =E2=80=9Caudience=E2=80=9D respo=
nse to the=20

CFP: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

=20
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries=20
Much of the literary theory we study derives from areas of study other than=
=20
literature. For instance, Jacques Derrida was a philosopher. How can using=20
different perspectives/approaches to understanding from separate discipline=
s=20
enhance each other? Can you present two thinkers from separate disciplines=20

CFP: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

=20
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries=20
Much of the literary theory we study derives from areas of study other than=
=20
literature. For instance, Jacques Derrida was a philosopher. How can using=20
different perspectives/approaches to understanding from separate discipline=
s=20
enhance each other? Can you present two thinkers from separate disciplines=20

CFP: Value in Art (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
Value in Art
=20
If art (any=E2=80=94literature, plastic, dance, film, visual) may be though=
 of man=E2=80=99
s attempt to understand himself, does the free market create/deny art? How=20=
do=20
other economies create/deny art? Must art be a reaction to oppression? Coul=
d=20
art be purely expressive? How important is =E2=80=9Caudience=E2=80=9D respo=
nse to the=20

CFP: Value in Art (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
Value in Art
=20
If art (any=E2=80=94literature, plastic, dance, film, visual) may be though=
 of man=E2=80=99
s attempt to understand himself, does the free market create/deny art? How=20=
do=20
other economies create/deny art? Must art be a reaction to oppression? Coul=
d=20
art be purely expressive? How important is =E2=80=9Caudience=E2=80=9D respo=
nse to the=20

CFP: Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing
Some writers, activists, and literary critics feel that after or apropos
Derrida and the philosophy of deconstruction, effective political action is
impossible. Is there really an impasse? How might a deconstructive theoretical
approach obstruct effective action in praxis? How might a deconstructive
theoretical approach occlude or bring to light overlooked/new voices and

CFP: Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing
Some writers, activists, and literary critics feel that after or apropos
Derrida and the philosophy of deconstruction, effective political action is
impossible. Is there really an impasse? How might a deconstructive theoretical
approach obstruct effective action in praxis? How might a deconstructive
theoretical approach occlude or bring to light overlooked/new voices and

CFP: Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Critical Thinking/Complacent Writing
Some writers, activists, and literary critics feel that after or apropos
Derrida and the philosophy of deconstruction, effective political action is
impossible. Is there really an impasse? How might a deconstructive theoretical
approach obstruct effective action in praxis? How might a deconstructive
theoretical approach occlude or bring to light overlooked/new voices and

CFP: Expressions of Mourning (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Expressions of Mourning
How is mourning, as dealt with in literature and art, an expression of
individual loss/desire/power/identity and community loss/desire/power/identity?
How do the two aspects of individual and community conflict and/or engage with
each other?
 
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please.

CFP: Expressions of Mourning (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Expressions of Mourning
How is mourning, as dealt with in literature and art, an expression of
individual loss/desire/power/identity and community loss/desire/power/identity?
How do the two aspects of individual and community conflict and/or engage with
each other?
 
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please.

CFP: Tethering the Imagination (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Tethering the Imagination=20
How is art/literature =E2=80=9Ccreative=E2=80=9D? When is it imaginative? W=
hen is it=20
realistic? When is it fantasy? How can we know? Must there always be, even=20=
the most=20
fantastic art/literature, a tether to the mundane and understandable? Who i=
s=20
supposed to be capable of such =E2=80=9Cunderstanding=E2=80=9D? If so, why=20=
and how is that=20

CFP: Tethering the Imagination (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
=20
Tethering the Imagination=20
How is art/literature =E2=80=9Ccreative=E2=80=9D? When is it imaginative? W=
hen is it=20
realistic? When is it fantasy? How can we know? Must there always be, even=20=
the most=20
fantastic art/literature, a tether to the mundane and understandable? Who i=
s=20
supposed to be capable of such =E2=80=9Cunderstanding=E2=80=9D? If so, why=20=
and how is that=20

CFP: Kindred Spirits Conference: Humans and NonHuman Animals (1/15/06; 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Kara Kendall

Announcing A Call for Papers for
        Kindred Spirits: the Relationship Between Human and NonHuman Animals,
            An Interdisciplinary Conference

        Law, Race, Speciesism, Sexuality, Feminism, Ethics, Rights Movements,
Literature, Religion, Gender Studies, History, Science, Creative Writing,
Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Please visit the Kindred Spirits Website for information updates:
        http://www.indiana.edu/~kspirits/

Dates: September 7-9, 2006
Place: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

CFP: Kindred Spirits Conference: Humans and NonHuman Animals (1/15/06; 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Kara Kendall

Announcing A Call for Papers for
        Kindred Spirits: the Relationship Between Human and NonHuman Animals,
            An Interdisciplinary Conference

        Law, Race, Speciesism, Sexuality, Feminism, Ethics, Rights Movements,
Literature, Religion, Gender Studies, History, Science, Creative Writing,
Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Please visit the Kindred Spirits Website for information updates:
        http://www.indiana.edu/~kspirits/

Dates: September 7-9, 2006
Place: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

CFP: Kindred Spirits Conference: Humans and NonHuman Animals (1/15/06; 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Kara Kendall

Announcing A Call for Papers for
        Kindred Spirits: the Relationship Between Human and NonHuman Animals,
            An Interdisciplinary Conference

        Law, Race, Speciesism, Sexuality, Feminism, Ethics, Rights Movements,
Literature, Religion, Gender Studies, History, Science, Creative Writing,
Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Please visit the Kindred Spirits Website for information updates:
        http://www.indiana.edu/~kspirits/

Dates: September 7-9, 2006
Place: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

CFP: Kindred Spirits Conference: Humans and NonHuman Animals (1/15/06; 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Kara Kendall

Announcing A Call for Papers for
        Kindred Spirits: the Relationship Between Human and NonHuman Animals,
            An Interdisciplinary Conference

        Law, Race, Speciesism, Sexuality, Feminism, Ethics, Rights Movements,
Literature, Religion, Gender Studies, History, Science, Creative Writing,
Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Please visit the Kindred Spirits Website for information updates:
        http://www.indiana.edu/~kspirits/

Dates: September 7-9, 2006
Place: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and
comedy.

CALL FOR PAPERS (HEART'S DAY 2006)

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and
comedy.

CALL FOR PAPERS (HEART'S DAY 2006)

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and
comedy.

CALL FOR PAPERS (HEART'S DAY 2006)

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

CFP: Postmodern Authorship (12/15/05; ASU, 2/24/06-2/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
st jack

(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural
Discourses
February 24-26, 2006
Arizona State University œ Tempe, Arizona

Call for papers:

In The Postmodern Condition, Jean Lyotard suggests, gA postmodern artist or
writer is in the position of a philosopher; the text he writes, the work he
produces are not in principle governed by preestablished rules, and they
cannot be judged according to a determined judgment.h How then are we to
consider the postmodern artist or writer?

CFP: Postmodern Authorship (12/15/05; ASU, 2/24/06-2/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
st jack

(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural
Discourses
February 24-26, 2006
Arizona State University œ Tempe, Arizona

Call for papers:

In The Postmodern Condition, Jean Lyotard suggests, gA postmodern artist or
writer is in the position of a philosopher; the text he writes, the work he
produces are not in principle governed by preestablished rules, and they
cannot be judged according to a determined judgment.h How then are we to
consider the postmodern artist or writer?

CFP: Domesticity &amp; Narrative (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Sidney Matrix

Call for Papers: Domesticity and Narrative

For a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal _Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative_ (Winter 2007), the guest editor is soliciting contributions that address issues of domesticity and narrative as a mode of storytelling. The guest editor envisions essays that explore this topic in narrative film, on television, and in popular literature including advertising and nonfiction texts.
 
Essays should be between 10 to 15 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) including notes and works cited, and should be formatted according to MLA style.

Please email all submissions to the guest editor as Word attachments.
Deadline: March 1, 2006

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