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CFP: Hetero-Textual Guilt (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am

Hetero-Textual Guilt
Call for papers for 2007 MLA, Chicago, December
This proposed special session of the MLA seeks to
explore intersections between guilt
(psychological, religious, social and legal) and
literary and visual texts. This session hopes to
include both analysis of texts expressing or
investigating guilt and consideration of
narratives that consciously or not aid in the
expiation of guilt on the individual or societal
level. This session is interested in papers that
examine guilt as both an individual and a
communal phenomenon. Preference will be given to
papers that contain a strong theoretical
component in addition to sensitive textual

CFP: Translation and the Humanities (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Corinne Scheiner

Call for papers for
The Modern Language Association
Annual Convention 2007
27-30 December 2007
Deadline: 15 March 2007
Session Title: Translation and the Humanities
The MLA Discussion Group on Translation invites papers on the Humanities'
dependency on translation vis-à-vis transmission of ideas, literary
concepts and categories, and the translated text in the classroom.
Please send 250-word abstracts to the Discussion Group Chair, Corinne
Scheiner (
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Corinne Scheiner
Maytag Associate Professor
Comparative Literature
The Colorado College

CFP: Archive Trouble (3/6/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
Andrew Stauffer

The Society for Textual Scholarship ( is organizing the
following panel at the 2007 MLA Convention in Chicago:

The archive (broadly conceived, specifically rendered) as a site of
loss, overspill, forgery, chaos, and anxiety -- in any period -- and the
consequences for scholarship, editing, cultural practice, and textual
theory. Email proposals to Andrew Stauffer ( by March 6.

Andrew Stauffer
Department of English
Boston University

CFP: Visual Literacies (UK) (3/9/07; 7/3/07-7/5/07)

Monday, February 12, 2007 - 11:14am
Dr Rob Fisher

1st Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 3rd July - Thursday 5th July 2007
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to
examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to
theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the
fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy,
psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are
indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and
vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

CFP: Conducting Research Abroad: Positionality, Methodology, and Practice (5/15/07; collection)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:47pm
Dr. Lise-Helene V. Trouilloud

Conducting Research Abroad: Positionality, Methodology, and Practice (Book project)

Call for chapter proposals for the collection Conducting Research Abroad: Positionality, Methodology and Practice to be submitted for publication by August 2007.

Deadline for chapter proposal (500-1000 words): March 7, 2007

Deadline for the completed manuscript (15-20 pp. including notes and works
cited) for accepted proposals: May 15, 2007.

Contact: Lise-Hélène Trouilloud ( <> ) or Anjana Narayan ( <> )

CFP: Reading: Images, Texts, Artefacts (grad) (UK) (3/16/07; 6/28/07-6/29/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:56pm
Reading Conference

Call for Papers

Reading: Images, Texts, Artefacts - Call for Papers
Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Graduate School of Humanities, Cardiff University 28 - 29 June 2007

This international conference is being organised by doctoral students for doctoral students and will consider how concepts of reading impact on different areas of research.

"Reading" is intended to be interpreted in a wide sense, to include the reading of, for example images, buildings, inscriptions, theatre, music or dance performances and other creative productions, as well as books and manuscripts.

UPDATE: UNC-Wilmington Graduate Conference (2/15/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07).

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)
>>>The Conference is on 31 March 2007
but we plan to host a Creative Reading the night before.<<<
Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

CFP: Bibliography &amp; Textual Criticism (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Rachel Hertz

South Central Modern Language Association

Memphis, Tennessee

November 1-3, 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bibliography and Textual Criticism

The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel of the
South Central Modern Language Association invites
papers on any topic within the field of Textual
Studies, which includes but is of course not limited

· book and publishing history

· genetic criticism

· print culture

· principles and theories of editing

· technologies of textual production

· contexts for the transmission and dissemination
of texts

CFP: Transatlantic Periodicals and Cultural Self-Definition (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Richard Squibbs

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at
Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies:
Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the
Eighteenth Century."


Transatlantic Periodicals and Cultural Self-Definition

CFP: Reception Study (5/1/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:31pm
Philip Goldstein

The University of Missouri at Kansas City,
Thurs, September 27th, through Sat., the 29th, 2007.

CFP: Improvisation and Text (3/5/07; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Steph Brown

The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of Virginia's
Department of English would like to invite submissions to our annual
conference, to be held from April 5th to April 7th, 2007.
This conference invites papers that examine the relationship between texts
and the practice of improvisation. Creative works inevitably involve
improvisations of various kinds in their dealings with previous genre
categories, innovations within the formal boundaries of their media, and
even gaps between their own expectations and the end product. How do texts
register these dynamics through moments of improvisation? Is improvisation

UPDATE: Transverse: Comparative Literature Journal (grad) (2/5/07; journal issue)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

extended deadline for essays: Feb. 5, 2007

Transverse, a graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays
for the next issue, to be published in Spring 2007. Transverse is a
paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line at

UPDATE: UNCW Graduate Conference (2/15/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

We have updated the submission date for the University of North
Carolina-Wilmington Graduate English Conference. It is now: 15 Feb
2007. The actual Conference is still 31 March 2007 with a reading the
night before from various UNCW creative writers. Thanks a lot. UNCW
GEA. >Jesse A Lambertson

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)

Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/1/07; MLA '07

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Michelle A Masse

MLA Prose Fiction paper call for December 2007 meeting in Chicago:


Narrative against, with, through, alongside the visual in media such as
dance, film, graphic novels, photography, comics, painting, diagrammatics,
hypertext, anime, etc. 500 word proposals due by 1 March; electronic
format. Please email to Judith L. Sensibar <>

Michelle Massé
Professor of English & Women's and Gender Studies
Associate Chair, Department of English
Chair, MLA Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee
Editor, SUNY Feminist Theory and Criticism series
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

CFP: Books, Texts and Readers (1/31/07; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Nabil Khawla

*The Graduate Association of French and Italian Students*

*is pleased to announce its*

*20th Annual Symposium*

Books, Texts and Readers in French and Italian Studies

March 23-24, 2007

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Keynote speaker
Michael H. Shank

UPDATE: Victorian Materialities (2/15/07; NAVSA, 10/10/07-10/13/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Lisa Surridge

Note corrected email addresses:


The North American Victorian Studies Association and the Victorian
Studies Association of Western Canada will join forces for a joint
conference to be held 10-13 October 2007. The conference will take
place at the Laurel Point Inn on Victoria's beautiful inner harbour.
Featured presenters include Stephen Arata, Peter Bailey, Kirstie
Blair, Nicholas Daly, Jennifer Green-Lewis, Donald E. Hall, Gail
Turley Houston, Linda K. Hughes, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Seth
Koven, Philippa Levine, Lynda Nead, John Picker, Erika
Rappaport, and Talia Schaffer.

UPDATE: Collectors and Collecting: Private Collections and their Role in Libraries (UK) (1/31/07; 7/19/07-7/20/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
Helen Scott

The deadline for paper proposals for the following conference has been
extended to 31 January 2007.


*Collectors and Collecting: Private Collections and their Role in


Proposals are invited for papers for a conference to be held at Chawton
House Library on 19 and 20 July 2007. The event is jointly organised by
Chawton House Library, the University of Southampton English Department,
and Goucher College, Baltimore.