Religion and Literature panel: The Half-life of Religious Thinking
L?exception française: Negotiating Identity in the French National Imaginary
November 2 and 3, 2006
University of California, Los Angeles
We are pleased to announce our annual conference with keynote speakers
Dudley Andrew and Kristin Ross (Yale University) (New York University)
The deadline for submissions has changed from 06/01/06 to 07/01/06.
All SALA Membership and Conference Registration inquiries should be directed to:
P. O. Box 253
Lexington, VA 24450
Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the MLA)
For its 7th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas.
Storytelling, Self, Society:
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies
Call for Submissions
Storytelling, Self, Society is a bi-annual,
interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that
publishes scholarship on a wide variety of topics
related to storytelling as interpersonal, performance,
or public discourse. Papers may represent disciplines
including but not limited to storytelling, folklore,
cultural studies, communication, English, education,
library science, health care, business, peace studies,
psychology, sociology, anthropology, pop culture,
theater and performance studies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
R/Évolution 5ive: ReMixed and ReVisited
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by the Ph.D. Humanities Program: Interdisciplinary Studies in Society
March 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2006 at Concordia University
Academics, graduate students, artists and activists from all disciplines are
invited to submit proposals exploring "R/Évolution," with particular focus
on issues stemming from its intersections with the intentionally broad
themes of "remixed" and "revisited".
CFP: Resisting the Goddess: Disguising the Sacred Feminine (03/01/06;
Proposals are sought on the topic of the sacred feminine, a consistent th=
in literary history, but also one which has received renewed attention in=
The deadline submission date has changed to February 15, 2006.
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter=20
Spring 2006 Conference: 24-25 March 2006=20
"Secrets and Lies"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez=20
Deadline for proposals extended to 31 January 2006
The CEA-CC invites proposals (for 20-minute paper) on any aspect of the =
topic, including, but not limited to the aesthetics of lies/secrets; =
Public vs. Private Secrets, Secret Histories; Political Secrets; Secret =
Agents, Espionage, Treason; Secret Identities; Secret Societies; Secret =
Codes; Gender Codes; Family Secrets, White Lies; Institutional Lies; =
Lying under oath; Cultural Perceptions of Lies; Lies vs. Truth; =
Constructions of Truth; Half-Truths; Hidden Truths, etc.=20
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit 500-word abstracts =
or completed papers to the Literature and Psychology session at the =
South Central Modern Language Association Conference to be held 26-28 =
October in Ft. Worth, Texas.=20
The session will be an open topic; papers addresssing any and all =
issues pertinent to the intersection between literature and psychology =
will be considered.
If interested, please send a 500-word abstract or the completed =
paper to John G. Morris, Professor of English, Cameron University, 2800 =
W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505. If you prefer, you send either the =
abstract or paper via e-mail attachment (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, or =
The English V section (20th Century) at SAMLA seeks papers on=20
The UK in the past hundred years has become an increasingly=20
multicultural society: how has this caused us to read Britishness=20
differently? Topics for papers in this panel might include but are not=20=
The literature of Black Britain
Multiculturalism and governmental devolution
Multiculturalism, Britain, and the =91new Europe=92
Britain as an island in the Black Atlantic
The Irish in Britain
=91British=92 versus =91English=92 cultural identity
Scottish and Welsh writing
The British literary canon and the politics of anthologies
The Erotic Woman Reader
(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside
This panel will discuss any and all issues concerning the contemporary romance and erotic literatures genres. Approaches from all disciplines are welcome, including literature, social science, history, cultural studies, and gender studies. Multi-disciplinary approaches are especially welcome.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-issues in committing sexual experience to the written word
-the appeal of romance or erotic fiction to modern women readers
-changes in the genre throughout the last several decades
Proposals, abstracts and papers in Religion and Popular Culture are asked
for Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/Ameerican Culture Association Oct. 27-28 2006.
Particularly interested in papers on Mel Gibson's The Passion, the Left Behind
Series by Tim LaHaye, and the conservative religious critique of modern
culture as well as responses to that critique. Contact Richard Currie at
RCu8598882_at_aol.com or currie @postbox. csi. cuny. edu.
The 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference will be held at The University of California, Riverside on
November 3 and 4 and will have as its special topic Transoceanic
Dialogues. Several sessions will be devoted to literary and philological
aspects of this topic. We invite papers in areas such as, but not
limited to, the following: transoceanic dialogues in a particular
period, genre, or movement (i.e. the Renaissance, the novel,
Romanticism); transoceanic racial, colonial, or postcolonial encounters;
the maritime, navigation, and cartography in literature; the cabinet of
curiosities; transoceanic cultural and linguistic exchanges;
Christ in Contemporary Cultures: A Cultural Studies Conference
at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, September 28-30, 2006
Hosted by Gordon College, Center for Christian Studies and partially
funded by the Lilly Foundation Endowment, Inc.
Brian Johnson, Ph.D. and Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. CORNEL WEST, Princeton University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Popular Culture Section:
The Accidental Detective/Detection by Accident
CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX
Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.
Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.
Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington
Call for Papers. The Winter 2007 issue of _Biography_ will be a special
issue on the relation between science fiction and the theory and practice of
life writing. Guest editor John Rieder invites essays on the ways science
fiction explores the recording of lives, including its estrangement and
problematization of the construction of identities, issues of memory and
identity, the integrity or fragmentation of personal identity, the social
construction of personhood, and related topics; or papers that explore the
auto/biographical elements of science fiction, such as the relation of
science fiction to travel writing, captivity narratives, autobiographical
***Please note that we have extended the submission deadline to
January 31, 2006****
The 8th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
?Spaces of Dissent: The Borders of Transnational Dreams?
Keynote Speakers: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Peter Hitchcock
March 30-April 1, 2006 at the University of Florida
Dear members of the cfp list,
Below please find a call for papers for a special session at the 2006 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.
With best wishes for the new year,
CRIME AND TEXT
How do fiction, crime reporting, and law concur to create images of crime and criminals? This panel ponders questions of transfer in the development of mentalities about criminality. Proposals by March 1: Jan Alber (jan.alber_at_web.de).
Abstracts are invited for the MLA 2006 panels sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. MLA will be held in Philadelphia in December 2006 and all presenters must be member of MLA at the time of acceptance of their proposals for the panel, i.e. April 2006.
Feminist Ethics and Systems of Hierarchy
Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited that explore the interconnections between the domination of animals, women, and/or people of color.What place do these hierarchal systems hold in the fabric and literature of feminist ethics? Submit by March 1, 2006 to bcook_at_mtaloy.edu.
Call for Papers
6th Annual CRAFT, CRITIQUE, CULTURE Conference
April 7-9, 2006
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
CFP: "Taking Exception"
**Extended deadline** Deadline for Abstracts:
Friday, January 20, 2006.
Cornell University, March 3-4, 2006
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Santa Ana, Dartmouth
The Cornell English Department's Graduate Student
Spring Conference is currently accepting abstracts for
its fifth annual conference on literary, cultural, and
theoretical notions of "taking exception". We are
seeking papers of no more than 15 to 20 minutes
addressing issues such as the construction and
interpretation of exceptional subject positions
(including race, gender, ability and sexuality),
exceptional literary and cultural
forms, and the politics / poetics of resistance.
8th Graduate Symposium on Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-4, 2006
MULTIPLICITIES AND TRANSITIONS
The Graduate Students in Foreign Languages and Literatures and=20
Comparative Literature at Purdue University invite proposals for their=20=
8th Graduate Symposium. The intention of this symposium is to examine=20
and explore issues of transitional identities in both their historical=20=
CFP: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (3/1/06; 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
Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing
This goal of this panel is to explore how female authors have produced verbal representations of visual representations.
DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU
CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS
'EMPIRE AND AFTERMATH: CORE AND PERIPHERY'
The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.
The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.
Call for Papers: SF and the Introduction to Literature Course
A Panel for the SFRA 2006 37th Annual Conference WHEN GENRES COLLIDE
(Science Fiction Research Association--www.sfra.org)
Crowne Plaza Hotel
White Plains, New York
June 22,23,24, 2006
Panel time TBA
For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race
Call for Papers
"Otherness" in World Literature
Comparative Literature Panel, 2006 RMMLA Convention, October 12-14,
2006 (Tucson, Arizona)
Please email 300-350 words abstracts by February 28, 2006 to
For more information on the RMMLA conference, see
eSharp is the online journal for social sciences, arts and humanities postgraduates based at the University of Glasgow. It is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the world of academic publishing.
The first six issues are currently online at www.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk and we are now looking for submissions for the seventh edition to be launched in May 2006. We welcome papers from postgraduates working in all areas.
The theme of the seventh edition is:
Faith, Belief and Community
Topics may include but are not limited to:
The University of West Georgia
CALL FOR PAPERS 2006
21^ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE CONFERENCE
Suggested theme: FEAR AND AWE
For the 2006 conference, papers and sessions may be presented on any
conception of fear and awe in literature, visual arts, and/ or cinema.
Papers may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
We welcome also proposals for papers on _any topic_ of interest to
literature, culture, and art scholars.
When: *November 2-4, 2006 <>
*Where*: Sheraton Colony Square Hotel-Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia <>
*Deadline for one-page abstracts*: May 30, 2006 <>