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CFP: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 (ongoing; new book series)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh,
Michigan State University; and Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

CFP: Westerns: Paperback Westerns (6/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:14pm
Paul Varner

PAPERBACK WESTERNS=20
A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS=20
Editor: Paul Varner, Oklahoma Christian University=20
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press=20
Call For Papers about Popular Westerns of the Paperback Era
Topics might include Louis L'Amour, Max Brand, Elmer Kelton, Larry
McMurtry, Richard S. Wheeler, Consumer Westerns, Pulp Westerns,
Feminist,=20
Structuralist and Postmodern critical perspectives on Westerns.=20
Especially interested in critical essays over very recent commercial
Western=20
paperbacks and paperback writers.
The collection will also include essays on Westerns from Hollywood but
the need right now is for scholarship on paperback westerns.

CFP: Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive (8/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Sean Kennedy

       Beckett Studies has changed radically since Richard Gilman claimed that Beckett's imagination worked "almost entirely outside history". In recent years, much work has been done to recover the relevant social and cultural contexts for Beckett's work, and this process has been greatly expedited by continuing efforts to disseminate the contents of the many drafts and manuscripts housed in the archives.
   

CFP: Little Magazines and the Visual Arts in Modernism (4/20/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Blizard, Dawn

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modernist Studies Association 8

October 19-22, 2006, Tulsa, OK

 

"Little Magazines and the Visual Arts"

 

The arrival of modernism in the visual arts, for British and American audiences alike, is often equated simply with urban spectacles that drew critical viewers en masse - in Britain, the 1910 exhibition of "Monet and the Post-Impressionists," and in America, the 1913 New York Armory Show. This panel seeks to complicate these assumptions by considering the role that visual reproductions and verbal descriptions of art have played in shaping the conception of what we have come to know as modernism.

 

CFP: Chapbooks and Knowledge in 18c Britain (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Miriam Jones

I have proposed the following panel for the upcoming meeting of the
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (9-12 Nov.
2006, in Salem, Mass.) and am soliciting proposals for papers:

Chapbooks and Knowledge in 18c Britain

How did references to, and/ or knowledge of, chapbooks figure in 18c
redefinitions of knowledge? How did those participating self-
consciously in "Enlightenment" describe chapbooks and their readers,
and how did such descriptions figure in the production, consumption,
and assessment of different kinds of print products?

CFP: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe (5/15/06; EMIT, 10/19/06-10/21/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
alaguna_at_camden.rutgers.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe
October 19-21, 2006 in Denver, Colorado

Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)

Keynote speakers: Emilie Bergmann, University of California at
Berkeley, and Frederick de Armas, University of Chicago

CFP: Composition and Copyright (8/10/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Westbrook, Stephen

Call for Paper Proposals: Composition & Copyright (Edited Collection)
 
Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.
 
We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that examines the relationship between copyright law and the activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless of the particular activity or combination of activities under discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as well as computer code.
 

CFP: Race and Textual Scholarship (3/29/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Young, John K

Intersections of race and textual scholarship: drawing on what James
Weldon Johnson termed the "dilemma" of the "double audience," this panel
will investigate the ways in which textual and African Americanist
scholarship inform each other. Papers might explore such topics as:
decisions concerning the presentation of particular texts;
authenticating paratexts for slave and other narratives; book-form
republication of works previously published in serial form only for
black-owned periodicals; issues of archival preservation; questions of
canonization; "packaging" and repackaging of "Negro-authored" texts;
dissemination of texts that originally had a strong performative

CFP: Modernism, Emotion, and Impersonality (4/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:23pm
Anthony J. Cuda

Call for papers:
Modernist Studies Association 8 (2006)
October 19-22, 2006 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Impersonal Passions

This panel brings together two contested territories of contemporary
scholarship on aesthetic modernism: the reconsideration of impersonality and
the attempt to rethink emotional experience and its role in creativity and
aesthetics.

CFP: Illustrated Texts (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Keri Berg

The 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association,
November 9-12, 2006 in Chicago
Illustrated Texts: "Between High and Low: Exploring the Boundaries
of the Illustrated Text"
>From medieval illuminated manuscripts to today's graphic novels, the
position of the illustrated text has alternated between elite and
popular culture, high and low art. This panel invites papers that
explore this flux, addressing questions of medium, genre, aesthetics and
the evolution of illustrated texts, including their role and influence
on both high and low art. Please send abstracts of 250 words by March 31
to Keri A. Berg, Indiana State University, Dept. of Langugages,

CFP: Intertextuality and Religion (Brazil) (3/25/06; 7/3/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Francisco Peña Fernandez

XI CONGRESO LATINOAMERICANO SOBRE RELIGI=C3=93N Y ETNICIDAD
XI LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON RELIGION AND ETHNICITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: March 25th

INTERTEXTUALIDAD Y RELIGI=C3=93N: TEXTOS, DEVOCIONES E IDEOLOG=C3=8DAS.=20=

Coordinador: Francisco Pe=C3=B1a Fern=C3=A1ndez

INTERTEXTUALITY AND RELIGION: TEXTS, FORMS OF DEVOTION, AND IDEOLOGIES.=20=

Coordinator: Francisco Pe=C3=B1a Fern=C3=A1ndez

RELIGIOUS WORLDS: Identities and Convergences
July 3-8, 2006, Sao Paulo, Brazil

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Ken Womack

Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please direct any queries to kaw16_at_psu.edu.

CFP: Visual Archives and Embodied Practice (4/15/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Max Brzezinski

CFP: Visual Archives and Embodied Practice

This panel looks to the archive as a motivating device for intervention, rather
than as an inert repository of empirical data. In other words, we're interested
in discussing how archival research becomes embodied in practices, and would
like to reconsider the agents and institutions mediating these embodiments.

CFP: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (3/26/06; 6/24/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Sas Mays

Westminster English Colloquia Series
– Call for Papers –
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings of various kinds clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.

CFP: Material Words (3/6/06; Gender Across Borders II, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Schlesinger

Call For Papers: Material Words
Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2006
Panel Organizer: Kyle Schlesinger ks46_at_buffalo.edu

Taking a cue from Madonna's 'Material Girl,' the 'Material Words' panel will feature papers
that explore the media and/or mediums of women's poetry and/or textual production.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 1:13am
Katherine Malone

NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRODUCTION
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Rapt in Secret Studies: Shakespeare Down Under (grad & emerging scholars) (Australia) (3/14/06; 7/14/06-7/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Chris Lee

RAPT IN SECRET STUDIES:
ANZSA Conference for Post-Graduate and Emerging Scholars

A PUBLIC MEMORY RESEARCH CENTRE AND UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND
EVENT
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD SHAKESPEARE 2006, AN INITIATIVE OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

DATE: Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15, 2006

VENUE: Empire Theatres Toowoomba, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

CFP: Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
William Craig Howes

Here are the panels for the 2006 MLA Convention, Division on Autobiography,
Biography, and Life Writing. If your paper is accepted, you will have to
become a member of the MLA by April 1--if you are a member already, then
you're all set. Please send your proposal to the person chairing the
session; you can submit to more than one session, although if you're
selected for both, I assume you'd be asked to choose one.

Craig Howes

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CFP: Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 (11/1/06; SCSC, 10/26/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:58pm
Julie Campbell

Apologies for cross-posting

CALL FOR PAPERS

Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700

We welcome submissions for a volume of essays that addresses issues
discussed in the two-part panel sessions called Crossing Borders: Learned
Women and Communities of Letters presented at the Sixteenth-Century Studies
Conference in 2005.

The goals of this volume are to examine ways in which women participated in
communities of letters, to explore how cultural, national, political, and/or
religious "borders" were crossed in such communities, and to consider ways
in which gender influenced the kinds of participation that occurred in such
communities.

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