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CFP: Short Fiction Session (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/28/06-10/30/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Julie Chappell

Abstracts are invited for the Short Fiction Session of the South Central
Modern Language Association meeting which will take place in Fort Worth,
Texas, 28-30 October 2006.

"Revolutionizing Short Fiction: Kate Chopin, Katherine Mansfield, and
Katherine Anne Porter"

This session invites papers exploring any of the revolutionary and
revolutionizing aspects of the short fiction of Kate Chopin, Katherine
Mansfield, and/or Katherine Anne Porter. Four papers will be accepted for
this panel.

Some aspects of "revolution" which might be explored include but are not
limited to the:

CFP: World Scifi Convention (5/31/06; 8/23/06-8/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Brian Burns

SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND MEDIA; OH MY! (05/31/06; World Science
Fiction Convention; 8/23/06 â€" 8/26/06)

The World Science Fiction Society is currently inviting papers for the
academic track of the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise
known as Worldcon. This year’s Worldcon will be held in Los Angeles,
California at the Anaheim Convention Center from Wednesday August 23 -
Sunday August 27 and is called L.A.con IV.

CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30
December 2006.

This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

UPDATE: Interface: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (grad) (2/3/06; 5/2/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
alex wetmore

Please be advised that the date of the conference is
no longer 4 May 2006 and will now be held on 2 May
2006. Also, we are happy to say we have confirmed that
cultural theorist and music scholar Dr. Richard
Leppert will be our keynote speaker. The deadline for
submissions remains 3 February 2006. For further
information please take a look at our revised CFP
included below. We look forward to reading your
submissions.

Sincerely,
Alex Wetmore
(conference co-organizer)

Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: "Ruptures"

CFP: Disability Theory and Performance (2/11/06; NCA, 11/15/06-11/19/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Christopher Smit

Seeking contributing participants on a panel/program titled:
"Performing Authenticity: Disability Narratives and Dialogue." We seek
to interrogate key issues of representation, evocation, embodied
knowing. Scholars who perform and/or study disability through
enactment of the "other" or who do so in their own everyday
performance(s) of self are invited to submit a proposed paper,
performance, or combination of both. We are interested in hearing from
performance studies scholars/practitioners. We are also very interested
in hearing from persons in disability studies who wish to join the
conversation. Submit your proposed title and abstract along with

CFP: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (3/1/06; 5/24/

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Kimberly Williams

Invitation for Proposals on Interdisciplinary Scholarly and
Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference: .Dangerous
Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and
Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.
 
University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006

Website: www.freewebs.com/wsgo2006conference

Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, and Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-
Sheftall.

CFP: Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama (3/1/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Lance Norman

 From Euripides’ Bacchae to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to Sarah
Kane’s Cleansed bodily dismemberment has proven to be a dramatic trope
which transcends period or cultural distinctions. The 2006 M/MLA drama
panel welcomes submissions which critically address the stakes of
dismemberment in drama. This might take the form of an analysis of a
particular play or a contemporary look at dramatic theories of dismemberment
from Nietzsche’s conception of Dionysian drama to Artaud’s Theatre of
Cruelty. Broader approaches from theories of mimesis to performance studies
which work toward the dismemberment of drama as a genre will also be

CFP: Englishness: Embodiment, Identity and the Hero(in)eic (Spain) (3/31/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
IISE

CONFERENCE

Englishness: Embodiment, Identity and the Hero(in)eic
28-29th September 2006
Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma Majorca Spain)
International Institute for the Study of Englishness

http://web.mac.com/theorists/iWeb/IISE/

email: contact_at_iise.co.uk

The major theme for the conference is: The Englishness of Heroines
and Heroes Symbolism, Embodiment, Narratives & Identities

CFP: Citizenship: Special Issue of Essays on Canadian Writing (8/31/06; journal issue)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Sophie McCall

Dear Colleague,

Please consider contributing to our special issue of _Essays on Canadian
Writing_ - and please distribute this Call for Papers widely to your
departments and contacts.

Our best,

Dr. Sophie McCall and Dr. David Chariandy
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC
V5A 1S6
smccall_at_sfu.ca; chariand_at_sfu.ca

+++++++++++++++++

Call for papers

A special ECW issue on

Citizenship and Cultural Belonging in Canadian Literature

A TransCanada Project

Guest Editors: David Chariandy and Sophie McCall

CFP: Comparative Literature: Open Topic (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Marina Alexandrova

Call for Papers: "Comparative Literature: Open Topic" Panel at the 2006
SCMLA Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, October 26-28, 2006.

**Please send your paper or 500-word abstract to Marina Alexandrova at
maralex_at_mail.utexas.edu by March 15th, 2006.

//For more information please refer to the SCMLA official website:

http://www.ou.edu/scmla/FWRegAll.htm

Sincerely,

Marina Alexandrova,
University of Texas at Austin

CFP: Religious Narrative and Post-Secularity (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
William Brooks

Call for Papers

CFP: "Religious Narrative and Post-Secularity"

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday April 7 - Saturday April 8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John Caputo (Syracuse)--"Beyond Sovereignty: The =20
Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2006

Alvin Toffler describes our contemporary culture as the product of =20
our technology=92s =93accelerative thrust,=94 propelling us ever more =20=

CFP: Transformation and Space (grad) (2/20/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Mary-Ann Davis

We are seeking creative and/or critical submissions for a panel on issues of transformation and space. This panel will
occur as part of the Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans--
: Negotiations and Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Possible papers might engage theories of space and/or specific spaces; literary or literal spaces; public or private
spaces; etc. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary papers, and papers that address the following questions:
How are spaces transformed? How do spaces transform? What are the benefits and/or limitations of thinking of space in
terms of transformation?

CFP: Worlding the Text (grad) (3/5/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

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Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
GESA UVa 2006 Conference

Worlding the Text: Crosscurrents in Literary Studies

 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 March 31st to April 1st, 2006.

UPDATE: Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease (UK) (3/20/06; 7/12/06-7/15/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Dr Rob Fisher

Deadline extended:

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Wednesday 12th July - Saturday 15th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. The project will examine the models and metaphors we use to understand our experiences of health and illness (looking particularly at perceptions of the body), and to evaluate the diversity of ways in which we creatively struggle to make sense of such experiences and express ourselves across a range of media.

CFP: Dramatic Transactions (grad) (2/20/06; Trans ––, 4/7/06–4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Mary-Ann Davis

We are seeking submissions for a panel on the theme of dramatic transactions. This panel will occur as part of the
Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans -- : Negotiation and
Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

UPDATE: Video Games and the Alien / Other (3/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
zach whalen

[UPDATED: extended deadline, additional submissions track, new website]

*CFP : Videogames and the Alien / Other*
Second Annual University of Florida Game Studies Conference
Gainesville, FL
April 7-8, 2006

http://www.alien.gameology.org

The University of Florida's Game Studies Group and the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2006 UF Game
StudiesConference: "Video Games and the Alien/Other," which will be held
in Gainesville,Florida, on April 7-8 2006.

CFP: Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:19pm
Alisa Braun

The Jewish Cultural Studies Discussion Group seeks papers on the following
topic for the 2006 MLA Annual Convention:

Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture

The commodification of Jewishness and the circulation of Jewish images and
icons from Streisand to "faux mitzvahs," from comics to kabbala. We
especially encourage papers focusing on aspects material culture,
celebrity culture, and mass media. Period open.

Abstracts of 250 words to sabraun_at_ucdavis.edu by March 15.

CFP: Scottish Discussion Group Panel (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:18pm
Sharon Alker

 
Apologies for Cross Postings.

The MLA Scottish Literature Discussion Group would like to invite you to
submit an abstract for their 2006 MLA panel.
The Panel Title is -Orality, Literacy, Print: Technologies of the spoken and
written word in Scotland-.

We welcome papers on the topic centered on Scottish oral or written works in
any historical period.

Abstracts accepted through 10 March 2006. Please send abstracts to Sharon
Alker at alkersr_at_whitman.edu

Best

Sharon Alker

Dr. Sharon Alker
Dept. of English
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA.

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