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CFP: Spinning the World: Myths and Legends (2/20/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Toni Wein

Spinning the World-Myths and Legends 4/28-30/06
The graduate students in English at Fresno State have produced a stellar =
year of events=2C ranging from the appearance of legendary writer=2C Joyc=
e Carol Oates=2C through a series of colloquia hosted by the Students of =
English Studies Association =5BSESA=5D=2E These colloquia have taken as t=
heir overarching theme Myths and Legends=2C and have featured keynote spe=
akers on a variety of topics=2C including =93Myths of Origin and Place=2C=
=94 =93Myths of the Workforce=2C=94 and =93Myths of Academia=2E=94 =


UPDATE: 2006 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric (2/11/06; 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm

Students and Faculty:

I am writing to remind everyone of the upcoming Pacific Rim Conference
on Literature and Rhetoric in Anchorage, Alaska, which is fast
approaching: Feb. 23-25. The original deadline for submission of
12.15.05 has been extended to 02.11.06; as such, I am still accepting
submissions from students and faculty interested in presenting.

Addressing this year's conference are Dr. Cynthia Selfe, Humanities
Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Patti
White, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Folklore and Dramatic Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
Christie Fox

Folklore and dramatic literature
The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. In 2006, we invite papers that consider the relationship
between folklore and dramatic literature, including how folklore is employed
by playwrights.
Contemporary theatre practice has reached out to incorporate traditional
elements in playwrights¹ search for something new or fresh. Recent examples
include Mary Zimmerman¹s conceptualization of Greek myth in Metamorphoses
and the adoption of puppets in Avenue Q. The inclusion of elements of
tradition goes farther than just subject matter or a gimmick: folklore makes

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University), Email submissions only, please; no

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
Barbara Ciccarelli

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance
(3/15/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)

Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia

I am requesting submissions for a proposed
panel/special session entitled Life Writing,
Marginalization, Resistance for MLA 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA. Participants must be members by
April 7th and the complete panel with proposals must
be determined and submitted to the MLA program
committee for evaluation by April 1.

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

UPDATE: Utopian Studies Society: Looking Forward to the End (Spain) (2/28/06; 7/6/06-7/8/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Pere Gallardo


Utopian Studies Society
7th International Conference
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
July 6-8, 2006.

Organized by the Department of English & German Studies and the
T-CLAA/ICARUS Research Group, on behalf of the USS, the conference
seeks to be a transversal, interdisciplinary meeting for scholars of
all fields who have an interest in Utopian Studies (literature,
cinema, philosophy, history, political science, economics,
architecture, art, etc.).

UPDATE: New and Erratic Inquiries into the Nature of Pop (grad) (1/31/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Jens Stephen Schellhammer


We have extended the deadline for the submission of paper proposals for the Cornell Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Department of German Studies, March 3-4, 2006, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. All Pop enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. The theme of the conference is

Amusement total …Sans regret?!
New and Erratic Inquiries into the Nature of Pop

With a keynote address by Dr. Eckhard Schumacher (LMU Munich)

UPDATE: Breaking It Down: Dance Under Construction VIII (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Dance Under Construction .

Breaking It Down
Dance Under Construction VIII
UC Riverside April 7-8, 2006
Hosted by Department of Dance, UCR

• Keynote Speaker
• Proposal Deadline Extended

We are pleased to announce André Lepecki from NYU's
Department of Performance Studies as the keynote
speaker for Dance Under Construction 2006.

*** Proposal Deadline Extended ***
We have extended the deadline for paper and
performance submissions to February 1, 2006. Please
see the guidelines for abstracts in the CFP. Please
direct correspondence to

UPDATE: Global States (1/27/06; 5/5/06-5/6/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm

*CALL FOR PAPERS* (new deadline 1/27/06)

Global States | May 5-6, 2006 | University of California, Irvine

Announcing a conference hosted by the graduate students in the Department
of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine, May 5-6, 2006.

Featuring a keynote dialogue between Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor
in Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and Gayatri Spivak,
Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University

CFP: Social Work (3/15/06 & 9/30/06; journal issues)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm


Papers are invited for the 2006 April and November issues of PORTULARIA.

PORTULARIA is a peer-reviewed Journal that accepts unpublished papers with a theoretical/practical content about projects, research, proposals, reflections or experiences related to social intervention and social work. Suggested topics involve social intervention within the scope of:

-The elderly
-The disabled
-Community work
-Social policy
-World history of social work
-Social work theory

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
EGSO Albany

Deadline extended:

Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 3/1/06
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of
the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual
graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and
Sunday April 23, 2006:

Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in
the Humanities

Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a
paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical
Call for Papers and Panels:
Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature

CFP: Michigan CEA General Call (5/31/06; 10/20/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Jill Kirsten Anderson

Michigan CEA General Call for Academic Papers and Creative Works
(potential for publication in the MCEA Journal--see below)

CFP Deadline: 31 May 2006
Conference Date: 20 October 2006
Meeting Site: The Union at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Empathy, Ethics, Eloquence, and Their Opposites

UPDATE: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (1/28/06; MCLLM, 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm

Additional CFP's are solicited concerning Family Systems Theory for a
special track at MCLLM on March 31 - April 1, 2006.

Registrations are available at


The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
is hosting its annual graduate student conference on March 31 and
April 1, 2006. The conference will be held at Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb, Illinois. First-time conference presenters are
encouraged to apply!

CFP: Literary Consumption (2/1/06; 3/17/06-3/18/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm

Equinoxes 2006
 Call For Conference Papers
 "La consommation littéraire / Literary Consumption"
 "Je ne sacrifie que a moy (aux dieux poinct) et a cestuy mon Ventre le plus grand de tous les Dieux." – Rabelais, Le Quart Livre.

 The Department of French Studies at Brown University announces its 14th annual Graduate Conference

 March 17-18, 2006

 We invite graduate students to present 15-minute papers relevant to the dual theme of "literary consumption" – in texts dealing with consumption as well as the consumption of texts themselves. We welcome submissions that treat French and Francophone works, as well as broader cultural or theoretical issues, from the Middle Ages to the present.

CFP: North American Conference on British Studies: Economics and Aesthetics (1/25/06; 11/17/06-11/19/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Kimberly Suzann Latta

Call for Papers
Panel Proposal: Economics and Aesthetics

North American Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting
Boston, Mass. November 17-19, 2006

Papers on any and all topics pertaining to economics and aesthetics
(for example, papers on: money/finance/capital and painting, poetry,
gardens, sculpture, architechture, religious iconography; coins, paper
money, representations of property or exchange or trade) are invited
for a panel at the NACBS conference in Boston.

Paper titles, abstracts, and authors' addresses are due to Kimberly
Latta ( by Jan 25, 2006.

UPDATE: Domesticating Discontent (grad) (1/25/06; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
W. Mark Giles

Domesticating Discontent


Abstracts are invited for "Domesticating Discontent," a panel intended as
part of The Widening Gyre: Literature, Politics, the Future. This is the
2006 Free Exchange graduate student conference at the University of Calgary
in Calgary, AB, Canada (10-11 March 2006).
See for
conference information.

CFP: Representations of the Environmental Crisis (grad) (3/15/06; 5/12/06-5/13/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
Michael Mikulak

Graduate student conference panel--please distribute.

As part of the second annual graduate student conference—"Natural and
National Crises: The Shifting Sands of the Literary"-- being held at the
English department of l'Université de Montréal, on May 12-13th, 2006, this
panel is being organized around one of the effects that the nation itself is
in crisis.

The Wretched Earth: From Monkeywrenching to Green Consumption, Tactics and
Rhetoric in the Environmental Movement.

UPDATE: Going Awry (grad) (1/23/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
ashley miller

Keynote speaker announced:

Announcing an updated call for papers:

"Going Awry": A National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2006
Indiana University—Bloomington

The English Department at Indiana University would like to encourage
submissions to our annual graduate student conference. We are seeking a
broad range of scholarly and creative submissions pertaining to our
conference theme, "Going Awry."

CFP: Traduzione Tradizione? Paths in the European Literary Polysystem (6/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
enrico monti

Call for Journal Submissions

RiLUNe - Review of Literatures of the European Union=20
RiLUnE ( is a refereed, bilingual journal =
publishing scholarly articles which examine the development of a =
European cultural and literary conscience.

For its 4th monographic issue, we are now calling for articles on the =
topic "Traduzione Tradizione? Paths in the European Literary =
Polysystem". Articles can be in any of the following languages of the =
European Union: French, German, English, Italian and Spanish.


Deadline for abstracts (500 words): March 31, 2006
Deadline for articles: June 15, 2006