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CFP: Atenea: (Post) Colonialism and (Trans) Nationalism (10/10/06; journal issue)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and=20
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and=20

The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special=20
issue (June 2007) on "(Post) Colonialism and (Trans) Nationalism."=20

Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines =


UPDATE: Multi-Ethnic American Graphic Narrative (7/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Derek Royal


The journal MELUS has recently placed a moratorium on submissions. However,
this moratorium DOES NOT apply to the special graphic narrative issue of
MELUS already in progress. In order to account for any misunderstanding and
confusion concerning this matter, the deadline for essay submissions for
this special issue has been pushed back to July 15, 2006. For more details,
go to the special issue website,, or see below:

CPF: Dissections: Horror and Dark Fantasy (ongoing; e-journal)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Michelle Bernard


Dissections is a new international horror and dark fantasy e-journal that
provides a rich opportunity for academics, critics and creative writers and
artists to publish alongside each other. We welcome essays on 20th and 21st
century horror and dark fantasy, including film, fiction, and images. We
also publish some short creative fiction, poetry and artwork. Dissections is
peer-reviewed and 'published' twice yearly. The first edition will be in
September 2006.

We only accept electronic submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit text in Word or PDF format only.

Please submit images in JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF format only.

CFP: Radio and Technology (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm

Radio and Technology
For the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Baltimore, October 27-29, 2006
We seek proposals, panels, roundtables, and workshops for sessions on the
cultural impact of radio, telephony, recording, amplification, and related
"smaller technologies" such as headphones, tuning dials, and sliders. Some
possible themes include, but are not limited to literary and artistic uses and
representations of radio and sound technology, histories of sound technologies,
relationships or conflicts between sound and visual culture, regulation, sound
 pedagogy, writing for sound and radio and/or sound technology and everyday

UPDATE: Irish Studies Area (5/15/06; MPCA/MACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Kathleen Turner

***deadline extended****

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture
Association is extending its deadline for proposals for its upcoming
conference. Papers dealing with Irish culture, literature, emigrants,
history, "Diaspora," or any aspect that would fall under the umbrella of
Irish studies will be considered. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel &
Suites in Indianapolis, IN.

CFP: On Difficulty (7/15/06; Tufts, 10/20/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Amy E. Woodbury

18th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 20, 2006


Keynote Speaker: Lisa Lowe
Professor of Comparative Literature University of California, San Diego

Difficulty both privileges and excludes. As scholars, critics,
students, and educators, we struggle with difficulty and we flirt with
it. We revel in it and we strive to master it. At crucial times, we
even resist it. While difficult language and concepts can elevate a
conversation or expand a critical discourse, difficulty also erects
barriers and creates lines of division that are both literal and

CFP: Work, Play, Comedy and Humor in English Studies (6/15/06; 10/14/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm

Call for Papers

"Don't You Have Anything Better To Do?":
Work, Play, Comedy and Humor in English Studies

The Department of English at Ohio University invites writers, teachers, and
scholars in English Studies to Athens, Ohio, Saturday, October 14, 2006 for a
one-day conference on the negotiation between work and play in our professional
and public lives. We are interested in how this space is mediated in
classrooms, literature, theory, and art. We encourage the submission of papers,
presentations, creative writings, and panels from all aspects of the discipline-
creative writing, critical theory, cultural studies, literature, rhetoric and
composition, linguisitics, etc.

CFP: evolutions (UK) (7/15/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Lisa Otty

22-23 September 2006

A two-day international conference hosted by the School of Literatures,
Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Frith

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
-Ecclesiastes 1:9

A revolution is not a dinner-party.
-Mao Zedong

We are causing the reversal of evolution.
-James Hart, Eugenic Manifesto

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
-Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin' '

CFP: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (7/1/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline: July 1, 2006

UPDATE: World as Stage / Stage as World (Australia) (5/15/06; 8/4/06-8/5/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
Brett D. Hirsch

The Fourteenth Annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Symposium
        "World as Stage / Stage as World."

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to Monday
15 May, 2006. We encourage the submission of papers that wish to
discuss notions of ritual and social performance across all disciplines.

A number of subsidies are available for postgraduates and early
career researchers to defray travel or accommodation costs,
apportioned according to distance from the symposium and the number
of applicants seeking financial assistance.

UPDATE: Paris as World Influence (6/15/06; 11/2/06-11/4/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
William Kumbier

CFP: Paris as World Influence (6/15/06); 11/2/06-11/4/06) RENEWED CALL =
FOR PAPERS: =93From Paris to the World=94 Dates: 2-4 November 2006Locale: =
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MissouriProposal Deadline: 15 =
June 2006 As part of a state-mandated International Mission, Missouri =
Southern State University will be hosting a conference in conjunction with =
the university=92s semester-long study of France and its culture. The =
theme of our conference will be =93From Paris to the World,=94 and will =
focus upon the historical and current role of Paris as a cultural, =
artistic, economic, and scientific crucible*one in which ideas, movements, =

CFP: Exoticism in Mid-Century America (5/19/06; PCAS/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
Caroline E. Kimberly

Mondo Exotica: Representing the Other in Mid-Century Americana

Submissions are requested for a special session being proposed for this fall's
Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the
South meeting, October 5-7, in Savannah, GA. Possible topics may include, but
are not limited to, lounge music, tiki culture, burlesque, roadside
attractions, "Oriental" kitsch, cowboys and Indians, and/or space-age futurism,
with consideration of the racial/gendered/queer elements which mark the mid-
century American fascination with the Other. Any topic related to this theme
will be considered, with a focus on the 1940s-1960s.

CFP: MATC Theatre History Symposium (11/5/06; 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
Magelssen, Scott

MATC (Mid-America Theatre Conference)=20
Changing Theatrical Landscapes:
Mapping New Directions in History, Pedagogy and Practice
For the 21st Century
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 1-4, 2007
CALL FOR PAPERS: Theatre History Symposium
TRUE NORTH: A line from any point on the earth's surface to the north
pole. All lines of longitude are true north lines. True north is usually
represented by a star.
In order to measure something, there must always be a starting point or
zero measurement. To express direction as a unit of angular measure,
there must be a starting point or zero measure and a point of reference

CFP: Mind and Body (UK) (8/1/06; 7/12/07)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:47pm
Jan Cox

Please find below a website link for the Call for Papers for 'Mind and =
Body', a one day conference to be held at the University of Reading in =
July 2007.

I would be most grateful if you could pass this on to any interested =
faculty or postgraduate students at your institution.

Mrs Jan Cox
Postgraduate/Conference Secretary
School of English and American Literature
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Reading
P O Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
Tel: 0118 378 8362
Fax: 0118 378 6561

CFP: Arts and Humanities World Conference (no deadline noted; 1/3/07-1/5/07)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:46pm
Miami Conference 2007

Please Post This Notice
                         Call for Papers and Poster Presentations

What Arts and Humanities World Conference=20
Where Miami Beach, Florida, USA
When January 3-5, 2007
Who Academics, Students, Politicians, NGOs,
                       Municipal, State, and Federal Leaders,
                       Public Servants, Administrators=20

CFP: Comedy, Identity, Health and Well-Being (UK) (12/8/06; 7/17/06-7/18/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:46pm
Jenny Liddy

CFP Comedy, Identity, Health and Well-Being (12/08/06); (7/17/06 - 7/18/06)
United Kingdom

Comedy, Identity, Health & Well-Being

This dual conference on Comedy and Identity and Comedy and Health has been
organized by Liverpool Hope University and the Liverpool Comedy Trust to
coincide with the Liverpool Comedy Festival in July 2006. The intention is
to stimulate multi- and interdisciplinary debate, controversy and
publication on the themes of humour, laughter and the comic in its various
aspects as they pertain to all permutations of human identity, and as they
contribute to well being and health.

CFP: Literature, Writing, and the Natural World (7/15/06; EAPSU, 10/20/06-10/22/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:46pm
Ulrich, Dr John M


English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

October 20, 21, and 22, 2006




Featured Speaker: Bill McKibben


We invite proposals for individual papers or panels from faculty and =
graduate students. Topics may include, but are not limited to:


Nature Writing

Ecocriticism, Ecofeminism

Literature and the Natural Sciences/Natural History

Literature and Evolution

Literature and Environmental Studies

Literature and Natural Disasters

Literature, the Environment, and Disease

CFP: The Isle of Man TT Races (UK) (7/1/06; 5/28/07-5/30/07)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:46pm
Suzanne Ferriss

Call for Papers

The Isle of Man TT Races: Heritage, Place and Spirit
May 28th - 30th, 2007
Villa Marina, Isle of Man

To celebrate 100 years of TT motorcycle road racing at the Isle of Man, we
are organizing a conference during TT practice week, May 28-30, 2007, at the
beautiful Villa Marina in Douglas on the Isle of Man. The conference is
dedicated to documenting and celebrating the legacy of this enduring
motorcycling festival.

CFP: Visual Arts and Popular Music (10/31/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm
Claude Chastagner


Visual arts and popular Music
France - USA - Great Britain

Universit=E9 Paul Val=E9ry, Montpellier III, France.

PLASTIC is a new refereed, free, on-line, multidisciplinary journal, =20
which covers all aspects of the relationship between popular music =20
and the visual arts (painting, photography, sculpture, installations, =20=

UPDATE: Irresponsibility (Singapore) (5/15/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm
Tamara Wagner

Update and Final Call for Papers:
Irresponsibility (Singapore, 05/15/06; 9/28-30/06)

Inaugural English Literature Conference:
Division of English, NTU, Singapore, 28-30 September

This is the final call for papers for the upcoming
conference on irresponsibility in literature. The
keynote and plenary speakers have now been confirmed:

J. Hillis Miller, former president of the Modern
Language Association, Emeritus Distinguished Professor
of English and Comparative Literature at University of
California, Irvine.

Shirley Chew, Emeritus Professor at the University of
Leeds, and Visiting Professor at NTU.