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UPDATE: Toni Morrison Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
YVONNE ATKINSON

Updates in bold

The Toni Morrison Society invites proposals for 2 panels at the 2006 =
American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, San Francisco, =
California. Email 200 word proposals to address below by 15 Jan. 2006.

1. Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers:=20
Morrison's impact on women writers=20
How Morrison has opened up "space" for women writers=20
The shifts in Black women's fiction before and after Morrison=20
The relationship of Morrison's fictional texts to other genres of Black =
wo=3D=20
men's writing.=20

UPDATE: Toni Morrison Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
YVONNE ATKINSON

Updates in bold

The Toni Morrison Society invites proposals for 2 panels at the 2006 =
American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, San Francisco, =
California. Email 200 word proposals to address below by 15 Jan. 2006.

1. Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers:=20
Morrison's impact on women writers=20
How Morrison has opened up "space" for women writers=20
The shifts in Black women's fiction before and after Morrison=20
The relationship of Morrison's fictional texts to other genres of Black =
wo=3D=20
men's writing.=20

CFP: Early Modern Histories (grad) (2/15/06; 5/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
sam2142_at_columbia.edu

Columbia Early Modern Colloquium Spring Conference - "Early Modern
Histories"
Keynote Speaker: Annabel Patterson

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Columbia Early Modern Colloquium invites abstracts for its
inaugural graduate student conference entitled "Early Modern
Histories", to be held on 5 May 2006 in New York City.

We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, with a
special interest in work of an interdisciplinary nature. Possible
paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Early Modern Histories (grad) (2/15/06; 5/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
sam2142_at_columbia.edu

Columbia Early Modern Colloquium Spring Conference - "Early Modern
Histories"
Keynote Speaker: Annabel Patterson

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Columbia Early Modern Colloquium invites abstracts for its
inaugural graduate student conference entitled "Early Modern
Histories", to be held on 5 May 2006 in New York City.

We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, with a
special interest in work of an interdisciplinary nature. Possible
paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Apotropaic (2/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Gregory Marks

Call for Essays

 

Seeking essays for an interdisciplinary collection tentatively titled “The Shield of Perseus: Essays on the Apotropaic.”

 

The apotropaic (Gr., “to turn away from”) constitutes a class of rituals intended to ward off evil. Jane Ellen Harrison investigated their presence in ancient Greek religion, but the term has wide application in the humanities. The apotropaic often uses the horrible to repel the horrible (e.g., the evil eye, the head of Medusa); thinkers as diverse as Freud, Paglia, Derrida, and Spivak have found it a topic worthy of comment.

 

CFP: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Apotropaic (2/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Gregory Marks

Call for Essays

 

Seeking essays for an interdisciplinary collection tentatively titled “The Shield of Perseus: Essays on the Apotropaic.”

 

The apotropaic (Gr., “to turn away from”) constitutes a class of rituals intended to ward off evil. Jane Ellen Harrison investigated their presence in ancient Greek religion, but the term has wide application in the humanities. The apotropaic often uses the horrible to repel the horrible (e.g., the evil eye, the head of Medusa); thinkers as diverse as Freud, Paglia, Derrida, and Spivak have found it a topic worthy of comment.

 

CFP: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Apotropaic (2/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Gregory Marks

Call for Essays

 

Seeking essays for an interdisciplinary collection tentatively titled “The Shield of Perseus: Essays on the Apotropaic.”

 

The apotropaic (Gr., “to turn away from”) constitutes a class of rituals intended to ward off evil. Jane Ellen Harrison investigated their presence in ancient Greek religion, but the term has wide application in the humanities. The apotropaic often uses the horrible to repel the horrible (e.g., the evil eye, the head of Medusa); thinkers as diverse as Freud, Paglia, Derrida, and Spivak have found it a topic worthy of comment.

 

CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Foster, Allyson

Call for Papers

MASCULINITIES IN THE LONG MIDDLE AGES

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =
Center

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March 17, 2006

=20

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).

=20

=20

>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.

=20

CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Foster, Allyson

Call for Papers

MASCULINITIES IN THE LONG MIDDLE AGES

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =
Center

=20

March 17, 2006

=20

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).

=20

=20

>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.

=20

CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Foster, Allyson

Call for Papers

MASCULINITIES IN THE LONG MIDDLE AGES

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =
Center

=20

March 17, 2006

=20

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).

=20

=20

>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.

=20

CFP: Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
alp30+_at_pitt.edu

Graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh Department of English
invite the submission of abstracts for papers and preconstituted panels,
along with works of poetry and prose, for an interdisciplinary conference,
April 7-8 2006:

Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History:
Theory, Practice and Pedagogy of (Un)Making History

We need history, certainly, but we need it for reasons different from
those for which the idler in the garden of knowledge needs it… We need
it, that is to say, for the sake of life and of action…
                                - Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

CFP: Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
alp30+_at_pitt.edu

Graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh Department of English
invite the submission of abstracts for papers and preconstituted panels,
along with works of poetry and prose, for an interdisciplinary conference,
April 7-8 2006:

Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History:
Theory, Practice and Pedagogy of (Un)Making History

We need history, certainly, but we need it for reasons different from
those for which the idler in the garden of knowledge needs it… We need
it, that is to say, for the sake of life and of action…
                                - Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

CFP: Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
alp30+_at_pitt.edu

Graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh Department of English
invite the submission of abstracts for papers and preconstituted panels,
along with works of poetry and prose, for an interdisciplinary conference,
April 7-8 2006:

Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History:
Theory, Practice and Pedagogy of (Un)Making History

We need history, certainly, but we need it for reasons different from
those for which the idler in the garden of knowledge needs it… We need
it, that is to say, for the sake of life and of action…
                                - Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

CFP: James Purdy - James Purdy Society at ALA (1/23/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dennis Moore

James Purdy Society
Call for Papers

Call for Papers
James Purdy Society at the American Literature Association
May 25-28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Center

The James Purdy Society will sponsor one session at the 2006 American
Literature Association Conference. Papers may be submitted on any topic
concerning James Purdy or his work. Submission may also be considered for a
published anthology about Purdy's work.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

CFP: disClosure 16 - Emotions (2/14/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
David Brandon Absher

Please find attached the Call for Papers for disClosure 16 - Emotions.

Thanks,
Brandon Absher

Emotion plays an undeniably important role in our lives. Yet, social theor=
y has tended to focus most often on the cognitive aspects of human social=
 living. In our attempts to understand human life as a social phenomenon=
 perhaps we have overlooked something just as important; something even f=
undamental. In this issue of disClosure, we seek to begin to redress thi=
s oversight =E2=80=93 we seek to think emotion from within the ambit of s=
ocial theory. =20

UPDATE: The Politics of Memory (grad) (1/9/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
The Politics of Memory

The Centre for Comparative Literature

at the University of Toronto

invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student
conference

The Politics of Memory

to be held from

March 31st to April 2, 2006.

UPDATE: Susan Rubin Suleiman will be the keynote
speaker.
  

Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:

  

UPDATE: The Politics of Memory (grad) (1/9/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
The Politics of Memory

The Centre for Comparative Literature

at the University of Toronto

invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student
conference

The Politics of Memory

to be held from

March 31st to April 2, 2006.

UPDATE: Susan Rubin Suleiman will be the keynote
speaker.
  

Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:

  

UPDATE: The Politics of Memory (grad) (1/9/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
The Politics of Memory

The Centre for Comparative Literature

at the University of Toronto

invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student
conference

The Politics of Memory

to be held from

March 31st to April 2, 2006.

UPDATE: Susan Rubin Suleiman will be the keynote
speaker.
  

Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:

  

UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
mkcunnin_at_uci.edu

Update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
mkcunnin_at_uci.edu

Update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
mkcunnin_at_uci.edu

Update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
mkcunnin_at_uci.edu

Update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
mkcunnin_at_uci.edu

Update:
We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

CFP: Wandering with Spinoza Conference (Australia) (5/30/06; 9/13/06-9/15/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dimitris Vardoulakis

Wandering with Spinoza Conference

=20

The Centre for Ideas
Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia
13 =96 15 September, 2006

=20

Closing date for abstracts is 30 May 2006

=20

The Centre for Ideas at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, =
Australia presents an interdisciplinary Conference on the work, thought =
and influence of Spinoza.

=20

=91Wandering with Spinoza=92, 13, 14, and 15 September, 2006.

=20

Confirmed Keynote speakers: Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Mieke Bal, =
Thomas Hirschhorn and Genevieve Lloyd.

Other confirmed speakers: Michael Mack, Andrew Benjamin, Alexander =
Garcia Duttmann and Paul Carter=20

CFP: Wandering with Spinoza Conference (Australia) (5/30/06; 9/13/06-9/15/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dimitris Vardoulakis

Wandering with Spinoza Conference

=20

The Centre for Ideas
Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia
13 =96 15 September, 2006

=20

Closing date for abstracts is 30 May 2006

=20

The Centre for Ideas at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, =
Australia presents an interdisciplinary Conference on the work, thought =
and influence of Spinoza.

=20

=91Wandering with Spinoza=92, 13, 14, and 15 September, 2006.

=20

Confirmed Keynote speakers: Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Mieke Bal, =
Thomas Hirschhorn and Genevieve Lloyd.

Other confirmed speakers: Michael Mack, Andrew Benjamin, Alexander =
Garcia Duttmann and Paul Carter=20

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dr. Blake Hobby

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
 
 
The Literature and Other Arts Panel of the Rocky Mountain MLA invites the
submission of papers/presentations for its session at the convention in
Tucson, AZ on October 12-14, 2006.
 
Paper/Presentation Topic:
Any aspect of literature and other arts practice or theory.
 
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
 
Literature and Visual Arts
Literature and Film
Literature and Music
Literature and Dance
Comparative Aspects
Pedagogical Applications
Creative Applications
Studies of Techniques
Historical Studies
Cultural Contextualization

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dr. Blake Hobby

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
 
 
The Literature and Other Arts Panel of the Rocky Mountain MLA invites the
submission of papers/presentations for its session at the convention in
Tucson, AZ on October 12-14, 2006.
 
Paper/Presentation Topic:
Any aspect of literature and other arts practice or theory.
 
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
 
Literature and Visual Arts
Literature and Film
Literature and Music
Literature and Dance
Comparative Aspects
Pedagogical Applications
Creative Applications
Studies of Techniques
Historical Studies
Cultural Contextualization

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