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CFP: Documentary (5/1/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm

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CFP: Documentary

Midwest Popular Culture Association
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006, Indianapolis, IN
Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2006

I am seeking papers, abstracts, and panel proposals in documentary film,
television, and video for the 2006 Midwest Popular Culture Association
conference to be held October 27-29, 2006, in Indianapolis, IN.

All topics related to documentary are welcome. Some possibilities include
the following:

CFP: Magnetic Fields (no deadline noted; collection)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Susan KS

Call for Magnetic Fields Papers:

Scholarly articles interpreting the lyrics of songs by The Magnetic Fields
desired for a book.
Each paper should be between 2000 and 5000 words.

please send abstracts to

Articles should interpret lyrics in depth. An entire paper about one song
would be excellent or a paper about four songs in conjunction. Papers that
cover more than 5 songs should display overall comprehensive knowledge of
the Magnetic Fields. It is important that each paper cover any literary
references in the songs being discussed.

UPDATE: Comparative Hebraisms (4/1/06; RMMLA, 10/11/06-10/13/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Flacy, Kathleen Anne

The deadline for submissions to the Comparative Hebraisms session of the
2006 RMMLA conference in Tucson, Arizona has been extended to 1 April.
Paper proposals of 250-300 words are invited on any topic related to Jewish
literature, culture, learning, philosophy, or thought. Email proposals to Presenters must be RMMLA members no later than 1 August.

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous (UK) (6/2/06; 9/18/06-9/21/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Dr Rob Fisher

4th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil

Monday 18th September - Thursday 21st September 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

CFP: Drifts and Drifting (6/15/06; online journal issue)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, an online, peer-
reviewed biannual journal, seeks essays for its Fall 2006 issue on the
topic of Drifts and Drifting. This could include drifts of people, ideas,
texts, etc. Experimental forms/formats encouraged. Send 250-word
abstracts by 6/15/2006; send papers by 8/15/2006 to
Ellen E. Berry
Co-Editor, Rhizomes
East Hall/Department of English
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

CFP: Ethnography & Visuality (3/20/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Peter Logan

Proposals are solicited on the topic of "Ethnography and Visuality," for an MLA
2006 panel sponsored by the Anthropological Approaches to Literature Division.

Papers can address any topic related to visuality in an ethnographic context,
including discussion of color, description, photography, painting, cinema,
aesthetics, iconology, fetishism, art criticism, among others.

Please send abstracts to Peter Logan at Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

CFP: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies (grad) (4/5/06; 5/12/06

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Lachelle R. Hannickel

all For Papers: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student
Conference in French and Francophone Studies
Dates: May 12-14, 2006
Location: University of California at Santa Barbara
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of French and
Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Dr. Cohen is Andrew B.
Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization; and
the Director of the Center for the Study of the Novel

CFP: India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath (Greece) (3/31/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
James Gifford

Call for Papers
India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath

There are just a few places left…!

The Durrell School of Corfu is holding a Symposium (4-10 June 2006) on the
subject of Empire and Aftermath, focusing on the cases of India, Greece and

The India seminar will be moderated by Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi, India) and the Symposium will also feature as
speakers and seminar leaders: Neil Lazarus (Warwick University, UK), Gautam
Kundu (Goergia Southern University, USA) and Reed Way Dasenbrock (New Mexico
State University, USA).

CFP: Environment and Culture Area (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

CFP: Environment and Culture Area of Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture
Conference 2006 (06/15/06; 10/26/06-10/28/06).

"Environment and Culture" as an area explores the various ways in which the
environment shapes and is shaped by human action/interaction. Papers from all
disciplines and historical periods are invited, and papers from graduate
students are especially encouraged. Panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcomed.
Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

Environmental literature - the arts and the environment - environmental
philosophy - natural history - nature and culture - the urban and suburban

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2006.

CFP: Race and Textual Scholarship (3/29/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Young, John K

Intersections of race and textual scholarship: drawing on what James
Weldon Johnson termed the "dilemma" of the "double audience," this panel
will investigate the ways in which textual and African Americanist
scholarship inform each other. Papers might explore such topics as:
decisions concerning the presentation of particular texts;
authenticating paratexts for slave and other narratives; book-form
republication of works previously published in serial form only for
black-owned periodicals; issues of archival preservation; questions of
canonization; "packaging" and repackaging of "Negro-authored" texts;
dissemination of texts that originally had a strong performative

CFP: Hostile Takeovers. On Violence and Media (Germany) (5/31/06; 7/23/06-8/5/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm





Johannes-Gutenberg Universit=E4t Mainz, 23 July to 5 August 2006


Proposals are invited for the 3rd IPP-Summer School "Hostile Takeovers - =
On Violence and Media, held at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, =
Germany, 23 July to 5 August 2006.=20

CFP: Canadian Literature (6/30/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Duncan Lucas

Midwest Modern Language Association, "High and Low Culture"

Chicago, November 9-12, 2006

Canadian Literature Section: "Post-colonialism or Diaspora? Whither =
cultural influence?"=20

CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (9/30/06; 3/17/07)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (03/17/07; 09/30/06) Call for papers for a
one-day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted at University of Westminster,
London, England.

The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies in partnership with the
University of Hull invites proposals for papers and panels for our
Interdisciplinary "Representations of 9/11" Conference.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Brooker, University of Nottingham

In an article in the New York Times, Michiko Katutani wrote that of the emergent
artistic responses to 9/11, 'Thus far, words alone have proved curiously
inadequate as a means of testimony'.

CFP: Proposals for Panels and Roundtables (4/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
Elizabeth Abele


38th Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
Baltimore: March 1-4, 2007

  * *Want to see a greater variety of exciting panels at NeMLA's 2007
Conference in Baltimore?
* * *Have a timely literary, cultural or academic question that you would
like to see publicly explored?
  * Need to demonstrate academic service on your C.V.?

CFP: M/C Journal 'street' Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'street' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed

CFP: Monsters High and Low (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06 )

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kavadlo, Jesse

Monsters High and Low (proposed special session): Submissions can address any aspect of monsters or monstrosity, including metaphorical monsters such as mutants, aliens, or serial killers. I'm especially interested in the monster story's or medium's (fiction, film, television) intersection between high and low culture. Time period and work's/author's nationality open. 250-500 word abstracts in the email's text to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University,, by April 15, 2006.

CFP: Women in Literature (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimber Knutson


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

The Women in Literature panel of PAMLA invites proposals for papers and
presentations on this wide-open topic to be considered for its 104th
annual conference.

Please submit a 500-word proposal and a 50-word abstract as a WORD or
RTF attachment via e-mail or regular mail to:

Kimber L. Knutson
English Department
Arizona State University
PO Box 870302
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302

CFP: Irish Studies Area (4/30/06; MPCA/MACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kathleen Turner

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture
Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The
MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006 at the
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel &
Suites in Indianapolis, IN.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair via
email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
J. Elizabeth Clark

CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
  Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
  Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
  Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
  queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
  cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
  Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins,

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

UPDATE: SciFi/Fantasy and the Other (3/20/06; SCMLA, 10/28/06-10/30/06)]

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Shari Evans

The deadline is extended for the SciFi/Fantasy Panel at the SCMLA to March
20, 2006. Particularly encouraged are any papers dealing with the work of
recently deceased writer Octavia Butler.

CFP: SciFi/Fantasy and the Other (3/20/06; SCMLA 10/28-30 Fort Worth, Texas)

Science Fiction / Fantasy Panel:
The Other Speaks: Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy from the Margins

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Stephen H. Sohn

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

This special session invites papers dealing with various intersections
of narrative and trauma, including but not limited to traumas of war,
dislocation, identity, intersubjective relationships). The generality
of the call thus seeks a wide variety of papers from all and across
disciplines that explore such areas as ethnicity and national identity,
postcolonial identity, class studies, national literatures, trauma
theory, among others. *A paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a
50-word abstract should be sent to the session chair by March 15.

CFP: "Post"-Literature: Literacy, Technology, and Pop/ Literary Cultures (5/15/06; 10/20/06-10/21/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm

The Peter Straub Symposium on Literature and Culture at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison: "Post"-Literature: Literacy, Technology, and


We are pleased to announce our annual symposium with keynote speaker

Carl Freedman.


We have been poststructuralist, postmodern, post-Petrarchan, and
posthuman. Will we ever be post-literary?


The organizers of the 2006 Peter Straub Symposium on Literature and
Popular Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite papers
making readings of (and theorizing approaches to) the relationships
between literary and popular culture; our theme is "Post"-Literature:
Literacy, Technology, and Culture.


CFP: Illustrated Texts (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Keri Berg

The 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association,
November 9-12, 2006 in Chicago
Illustrated Texts: "Between High and Low: Exploring the Boundaries
of the Illustrated Text"
>From medieval illuminated manuscripts to today's graphic novels, the
position of the illustrated text has alternated between elite and
popular culture, high and low art. This panel invites papers that
explore this flux, addressing questions of medium, genre, aesthetics and
the evolution of illustrated texts, including their role and influence
on both high and low art. Please send abstracts of 250 words by March 31
to Keri A. Berg, Indiana State University, Dept. of Langugages,

UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th 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


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

UPDATE: Women of Color Panel (3/22/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas, Tx;
  Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Dallas, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 22, 2006.
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack;