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CFP: Eros/Pornography (12/7/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Eros/Pornography Areas
   
  2006 National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations'
  Joint Conference
   
  Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  April 12 – 15, 2006
   
  Submission Deadline: Dec. 7, 2005
   
  The Eros & Pornography area of the National PCA/ACA Conference is interested in receiving submissions/abstracts for next year's conference at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
   
  We are interested in ANY topics related to this area, including:
   
  --Erotic Images in Literature, any period
  --Internet & Pornography
  --Eros & Mythology

CFP: Fan/tastic Visuals Panel (11/29/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Eden Lackner

PANEL INFORMATION:

"Fan/tastic Visuals"

Panellists are being sought for a potential session to be submitted to
the 2006 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA),
March 15-19 at the Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida. This panel will focus on fan art, photo
manipulation, video, web design, costuming, body modification, and other
visual methods of creativity/expression by speculative fiction fan
communities.

CFP: Power/Desire in Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
Power/Desire in Fiction
Is possession of power, or the possibility of wielding/using power affected
by desire? Do the powerful experience/fulfill/define desire? Do the powerful
depend on being desired, reject being the object of desire, or both?
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please.
Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are encouraged to

CFP: Imperfect Copies: Hybridity/Mimicry (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Imperfect Copies: Hybridity/Mimicry
As postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha posits his idea of hybridity and
mimicry in The Location of Culture, inexact, or displaced doubling may create
parodies of social hegemonies that carry the potential to disrupt the naturalized
norms. How does the idea/practice of creating an imperfect copy function in
literature?
 

CFP: Transatlantic Studies (1/15/06; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Brian Holcomb

_Atlantikos_ is a new online journal published by graduate students in the
English Department at Michigan State University. We are now accepting
essays written by graduate students in the field of Transatlantic Studies,
broadly defined as the study of textual productions dating from the age of
exploration to the present that originate in Europe, Africa, and the
Americas. We encourage both traditional and innovative scholarship
addressing textual, critical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to
Transatlantic Studies. Comparative literatures are within the purview of the
journal, although submissions need not be comparative in nature. The journal

CFP: Strategic Representations in Pop Culture (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
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interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
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Strategic Representations in Popular Culture=20
How do aspects of popular culture=E2=80=94including, but not limited to, ma=
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fiction, non-fiction, advertising, film, travel, food, entertainment, toys,=
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and leisure objects=E2=80=94employ strategies designed to appeal to certain=
 groups?=20
What theories inform those strategies? Is there a segmenting of groups and=20

CFP: Am and British Literature (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panels:
 
The Self and Community
British Romantic Literature
Tragedy
American Literature after Twain
Hemingway and Fitzgerald
Shakespeare
The Byronic Hero
Medieval Literature
Early American Literature
16th and 17th Century British Literature
Eugene O'Neill
Toni Morrison
Feminist and Gender Theories
Critical Approaches to Popular Literature
Literacy
 
 
 

CFP: Journalism (12/7/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Leslie Fife

      CFP: Journalism Area
   
  2006 National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations' Joint Conference
   
  Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  April 12 – 15, 2006
   
  Submission Deadline: Dec. 7, 2005
   
  The Journalism area of the National PCA/ACA Conference is interested in receiving submissions/abstracts for next year's conference at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
   
  We are interested in ANY related topics, including:
   
  --Katrina v. Pakistan earthquake: journalism's handling of natural disasters
  --Literary depictions of journalism
  --Political/national influences on journalism
  --Yellow journalism

CFP: Merging Discipines into Art (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:23pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
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for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
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=20
Merging Disciplines into Art=20
Does a/an author(s) incorporate other disciplines in his/her/their work?=20
Does an author structure a novel on musical forms? Does an author use =20
scientific/psychological/theological=E2=80=94to give a few examples; feel fr=
ee to develop=20
others=E2=80=94principles to inform/structure a work?
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CFP: The Othering of Eastern Europe (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
Vlatka Velcic

ACLA 2006: Princton University
General Topic: The Human and its Other

Seminar Title: The Othering of (and Othering within)
Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Eurasia

Seminar Organizer: Vlatka Velcic, California State
University, Long Beach (vvelcic_at_csulb.edu)

CFP: Motion and Money in Literature (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
Motion and Money in Literature
How have economic structures/strictures put pressure on groups and/or
individuals to become rooted in a place, or disperse across regions, countries, and
continents? Have some groups/individuals become newly rooted elsewhere? Have
some individuals/groups found the capability/desire/need/pressure to move
often? To stay? How do writings reflect/interrogate the effect/affect of such
movement or stasis?

CFP: The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture (UK) (2/1/06; 7/27/06-7/30/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
Scott Hames

*CALL FOR PAPERS*

The Lie of the Land: Scottish Landscape and Culture

Presented by
The Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Stirling
27-30 July 2006

Plenary speakers include:

Neal Ascherson, author of Stone Voices: the Search for Scotland
Prof Lawrence Buell (Harvard), author of The Environmental Imagination
Prof Steve Duguid (Simon Fraser), on John Muir
Prof Murdo Macdonald (Dundee), on revisualising the Highlands in art
James Robertson (novelist and poet) on history and place

CFP: Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
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for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
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Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction=20
Detective stories often function by providing =E2=80=9Cred herrings,=E2=80=
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descriptions of character and events that are designed to keep the reader=20
from knowing the plot until it is ultimately revealed by the author. Such a=
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stratagem may give an author some control over readers, although many reade=
rs are=20

CFP: Value in Art (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking paper=
s=20
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
=20
Value in Art
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If art (any=E2=80=94literature, plastic, dance, film, visual) may be though=
 of man=E2=80=99
s attempt to understand himself, does the free market create/deny art? How=20=
do=20
other economies create/deny art? Must art be a reaction to oppression? Coul=
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art be purely expressive? How important is =E2=80=9Caudience=E2=80=9D respo=
nse to the=20

CFP: Expressions of Mourning (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 11:22pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

 
Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
 
 
Expressions of Mourning
How is mourning, as dealt with in literature and art, an expression of
individual loss/desire/power/identity and community loss/desire/power/identity?
How do the two aspects of individual and community conflict and/or engage with
each other?
 
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please.

CFP: Kindred Spirits Conference: Humans and NonHuman Animals (1/15/06; 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Kara Kendall

Announcing A Call for Papers for
        Kindred Spirits: the Relationship Between Human and NonHuman Animals,
            An Interdisciplinary Conference

        Law, Race, Speciesism, Sexuality, Feminism, Ethics, Rights Movements,
Literature, Religion, Gender Studies, History, Science, Creative Writing,
Philosophy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

Please visit the Kindred Spirits Website for information updates:
        http://www.indiana.edu/~kspirits/

Dates: September 7-9, 2006
Place: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

CFP: Human Rights: Lost in Translation? (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
jnarkuna_at_pratt.edu

American Comparative Literature Association Conference: "The Human
and Its Others." March 23-26, 2006 at Princeton University

Seminar Panel: Human Rights: "Lost" in Translation?

Seminar Organizer: J. Paul Narkunas, Pratt Institute

CFP: Aboriginal Mothering (1/5/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Association for Research on Mothering

Dear ARM Members and Friends,

ARM's 9th annual conference on "Mothering, Race, Culture, Ethnicity and
Class" featured a full day on Aboriginal Mothering. Truly a first! ARM
Press will be publishing a book on this topic, developed from the
conference.

The book will be edited by Jeanette Corbiere Lavell and Dawn Memee
Lavell-Harvard. (Bios included below)

We are still seeking chapters for this book, particularly in the area of
literature, popular culture, and history. As well, we are particularly
interested
in receiving submissions from perspectives other than 'North American."

CFP: Utopias and Dystopias (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
L V Troost

Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review

We invite clearly written, thoughtful, researched essays that examine
aspects and types of utopias and dystopias: historical, literary,
speculative, political, etc. We are interested in everything from
communities like Old Economy, New Harmony, and Old Salem; works by authors
such as Swift, More, Butler, Orwell, Huxley, Atwood, and Le Guin; and films
like Bladerunner and Metropolis.

All submission will be acknowledged and assessed by at least four members of
the issue's board in a blind review. For more information about our journal,
visit www.washjeff.edu/topic.

CFP: Abolitionist Places (1/3/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Martha Schoolman

Abolitionist Places

I'm inviting papers for a panel "Abolitionist Places" to be proposed
for the American Studies Association 2006 meeting in Oakland, CA,
October 12-15, 2006.

CFP: Narrative Matters 2006: The Storied Nature of Human Experience (12/15/05; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Richard Koenigsberg

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
 
NARRATIVE MATTERS 2006: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative
Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and
Social Sciences

THEME: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction

DATES: May 25-27, 2006
DEADLINE for proposals: Dec. 15, 2005
LOCATION: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Robyn Fivush, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of
Psychology, Emory University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice;" R.
Murray Schafer, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: The collective
creation of a myth;" Bob Barton, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen"

CFP: Contemporary Slavery (1/5/05; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Zoe Trodd

Panel on Contemporary Slavery=20

At the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association ("The United =
States from Inside and Out: Transnational American Studies")

October 12 - 15, 2006, Oakland, California.=20

UPDATE: Globalization and Resistance (grad) (1/1/06; 3/3/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Sol Neely

Pleas note the UPDATE:
1. Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are now due January 1, 2006.
2. Conference website: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~sjneely/globalization.htm

"Globalization & Resistance"
2nd Graduate Student Conference of the English & Philosophy Ph.D. Program
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-5, 2006

Speakers: Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley) and Todd May
(Clemson University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations (grad) (1/16/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
EGSA Colloquium

CALL FOR PAPERS
Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations
March 23-25, 2006
English Graduate Students Association
Department of English
York University
Toronto, Canada

Due to the nature of cultural production, both academic and creative,
it is inevitable that particular texts, objects, subjects, cultures,
and concepts will be marginalized or excluded, giving a confusing and
often contradictory cultural landscape to a coherence that is abstract
and problematic. How might we account for the remnants and remainders
that are scattered about our fields of inquiry? How might we begin to
reconceptualize these grounds?

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