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CFP: World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2/10/07; 5/26/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:45pm
Rémi Adam van Compernolle

The North Texas World Literatures Review of the Department of Foreign
Languages and Literatures at the University of North Texas is
soliciting proposals for its 2007 conference on World Languages,
Literatures and Conferences to be held on May 26, 2007.

This year's theme will be the representation and construction of social
norms, identities and relationships in film, literature and language.
The Conference aims to provide young scholars and graduate students an
opportunity to share their research with others in the field, while
promoting interdisciplinarity.

UPDATE: Transgressing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Dialogues (12/22/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:45pm

We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2007 Stony
Brook Manhattan Graduate Student Conference is Ralph Bauer, the visiting
associate professor at the New York University in the departments of
English and Portuguese and Spanish and an associate professor in the
department of English at the University of Maryland who will present a
selection from his forthcoming work entitled, "A New World of Secrets:
Occult Philosophy and Local Knowledge in the Colonial Encounters."

Call for Papers for the 19th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate
Student Conference

"Transgressing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Dialogues"
Stony Brook Manhattan, New York
February 16th and 17th of 2007

UPDATE: Feminism and Popular Culture (UK) (12/1/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:45pm
S J Gillis

* Apologies for Cross-posting * Please Forward to Interested Parties *
The Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 20th Annual Con=
Feminism and Popular Culture=20
University of Newcastle (June 29th-July 1st, 2007)=20
UPDATE: This conference is open to everyone; however, there will be a reduc=
ed registration rate for members of the FWSA - see =
for more details.=20
UPDATE: Please note that we will not be accepting performance pieces.=20
UPDATE: The conference website - with information about registration, accom=

CFP: New Literatures and (Multi)Cultural Studies (1/15/07; 5/27/07-5/29/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:15pm
Deena Rymhs

New Literatures and (Multi)Cultural Studies

The Association for Canadian and Qu=E9bec Literatures invites proposals =20=

for its 2007 conference exploring new literary forms and the politics =20=

of location. What new genres have arisen out of changing social and =20
literary contexts? How do authors=92 cultural identities inflect their =20=

writing? How has the emergence of new expressive forms altered our =20
definition of literature? What new readerships have emerged alongside =20=

new forms?

CFP: Dance & Culture (11/14/06; 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:15pm
Libby Smigel

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - "Dance and Culture" Area of the annual joint conference of the
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Marriott Copley Place
April 4-7, 2007
  Papers, Lec/Dems, Panels, Roundtables, Film Screenings, Other Formats
  Deadline for proposals: November 14, 2006
Contact: Libby Smigel MFA PhD, &

CFP: Journal of Horror Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:15pm


Journal of Horror Studies

We are currently looking for submissions for the inaugural issue of the new
Journal of Horror Studies, which will be published by Intellect Books.
There is no fixed deadline for submissions to the journal, although the
first issue is due in Autumn 2007. Abstracts and proposals for submissions
should be received before 31st January to be considered for issue 1.

CFP: Living, Writing, Teaching in the West (grad) (1/1/07; 4/14/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Greg Olsen

Living, Writing and Teaching in the West
3rd Annual Intermountain Graduate Conference

The English Graduate Student Association of Idaho State University is
inviting graduate students from all relevant fields to submit work
related to our theme. We look forward to listening and discussing,
reading and writing together--to insights offered within the spirit of
fellowship and learning in the Intermountain West.

Please submit a 150-200 word abstract that includes your paper title,
name, affiliation, and email address to:
Intermountain Graduate Conference
Attn: Michael Stubbs, Conference Chair
Department of English, Campus Box 8056
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209

CFP: Comics and Graphic Novels at NJ College English Assoc. (1/2/07; NJCEA, 3/31/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Edward Shannon

30th Annual New Jersey College English Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Over the past twenty years, the "graphic novel" has become a
mainstay--if second-class citizen--of the popular media. But can we
say the form is properly understood when two of the most highly regarded
"Graphic Novels"--Spiegelman's Maus and Satrapi's Persepolis--are not
"novels" at all? This panel seeks papers challenging conventional
perspectives of comics and graphic novels. Papers on all topics are
welcome, but considerations of non-genre works are encouraged.

UPDATE: Identities: Individual, Cultural, National (grad) (11/15/06; 3/31/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Claire Reynolds

Update CFP: Identities: Individual, Cultural, National, ...
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
2007 Graduate Student Conference: 31 March 2007
URI Memorial Union, 8:00 am-5:45 pm
Deadline 15 November 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Harleman, Ph. D.
Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.

CFP: Satire: From Swift to The Daily Show (12/1/06; EGSA, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Matthew Landers

LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.
Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

"Satire: From Swift to The Daily Show"

CFP : Indian Studies (Spain) (12/3/06; 3/1/07-3/3/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Aude Ardisson

Call for conference papers for the Permanent Seminar on Indian Studies at
Universidad de Córdoba, Spain. March 1-3, 2007

 Deadline: 3 December 2006

   INDIA IN THE WORLD: I International Conference on Interdisciplinary Indian Studies

UPDATE: Historical Fiction (11/17/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Brian Adler

All travel and registration links on our website have now been
updated for 2007.
New Areas Added.
Still Accepting Proposals for Historical Fiction Panels
Proposal Deadline: November 17, 2006

Join the Southwest Texas PCA/ACA for our 28th annual meeting,
February 14-17, 2007 in beautiful, sunny, Albuquerque, New Mexico!

CFP: Politics Area (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Leah Murray

*All travel and registration links on our website have now been updated for
2007. *
*New Areas Added.*
*Still Accepting Proposals for (Politics)*
*Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2006*

*Call for Papers: Politics Area**

*2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

28th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 14-17, 2007

CFP: Monsterisms: Monsters and Monstrosities in Literature (grad) (1/5/07; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
katie lewandowski

Concordia University =96 Department of English =96 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fifth Annual Graduate Colloquium

*Monsterisms *

* *

March 23rd-24th, 2007

As Enlightenment expression was giving way to Romanticism, Francisco Goya
wrote, "The sleep of reason produces monsters." His English contemporary
Mary Shelley offered a refutation in a monster born of Reason wide-awake.
The figure of the monster has long haunted literature; from the serpent in
the garden to Blake's Tyger in the night, from Hobbes's Leviathan to
Melville's Moby Dick,* *from Ovid's Metamorphoses to Kafka's Metamorphosis*=
* we have been fascinated by what may lurk behind our fragile visions of

CFP: Social Justice and Individual Responsiblity (1/16/07; 4/12/07-4/15/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Jim Spence

Call for Papers
Society for Value Inquiry: Social Justice and Individual Responsibility

April 12-15, 2007
Adrian College
Adrian, Michigan

The Society for Value Inquiry will hold its 34th Annual Conference at =
College in Adrian, MI. The conference will be interdisciplinary - =
submissions from all academic disciplines, from professionals at any =
stage in their career, are welcome. Submissions may be practically or =
theoretically oriented, and all papers pertaining to issues in ethics or =
value theory broadly construed will be considered.

CFP: Memory and Nostalgia (Turkey) (1/5/07; 5/9/07-5/11/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm

May 9-11, 2007

Ege University , Faculty of
Letters, Izmir ,

&ldquo;Memory and Nostalgia&rdquo;

CFP: Intertexuality: Conversations Between the Sheets (grad) (1/5/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm

Intertexuality: Conversations Between the Sheets
English Graduate Student Conference
The University of Tulsa
March 30-31, 2007

Call for papers and panels:

"Conversations Between the Sheets" is concerned with the direct and/or indirect discourse between texts that takes place when authors (whoever an author may be—from a single writer or coauthors to a community of editors, publishers, booksellers, etc.) interact with each other—alluding, referencing, paraphrasing, quoting, borrowing, sharing, stealing, extending, challenging, or opposing each others' ideas. Whether it is in the form of support, abuse, or simply recognition of ideas between writers, texts converse with each other.

CFP: U.S. Studies Online (1/1/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Elizabeth Boyle

U.S. Studies Online is now considering international submissions.

U.S. Studies Online is the official postgraduate journal of the British
Association for American Studies. Originally founded to enable postgraduate
students at British universities to have their work published in a refereed
environment of the highest quality, the journal has now decided to open the
submissions process to postgraduate students from outside Britain, as well.

CFP: Open the Book, Open the Mind (11/30/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Patrick Leary


SHARP 2007 Conference: Open the Book, Open the Mind

The fifteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Minneapolis at
the University of Minnesota on July 11-15, 2007. It is organized in
cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota;
University of Minnesota Libraries; Minneapolis Public Library; Minnesota
Historical Society, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts -- a part of Open

CFP: Fractured Dialogues: The Crisis of Human Rights (12/15/06; collection)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 3:38am
Julie Rajan

Fractured Dialogues: The Crisis of Human Rights

Editors, Helen Delfeld and V.G. Julie Rajan, Rutgers University

In the past few decades we have seen at least two dialogues on human rights,
which have been fractured even in their emergence. The first is the positive
assertion of rights, especially through legal regimes. The second loose
grouping of activists and scholars are troubled by four issues: the
universalizing nature of rights talk; the Western bias evident in common
discussions of rights; the contradictions masked by the apparent moral
simplicity of rights talk; and the hegemonic nature of the problems that are
discussed. It is this second dialogue to which we seek to give voice.

CFP: Imagining Brooklyn (12/1/06; 2/26/07 &amp; 5/7/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Martha Jane Nadell

Imagining Brooklyn
The Center for the Study of Brooklyn and the Ethyl R.Wolfe Institute for the
Humanities announce two interdisciplinary half-day conferences about
Brooklyn to be held at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Entitled "Imagining Brooklyn," the conferences will ask what makes Brooklyn
Brooklyn. With much of Brooklyn undergoing a major social and cultural
change to match its architectural transformation, we will explore the
borough¹s identity, past and present; the role of its ethnic and
neighborhood communities in creating that identity; its tradition of
authenticity; and the idea of Brooklyn as cool. We call for papers that

CFP: Varieties of Cultural History (UK) (12/7/06; 7/5/07-7/8/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Andrew Gordon

>>Varieties of Cultural History: Theory and Practice in the Cultural
>>Histories of Medicine, Science, Literature and the Arts
>>University of Aberdeen, 5-8 July 2007
>>King's College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
>>Call for Papers
>>Proposals for papers are invited for the conference 'Varieties of
>>Cultural History' to be held at the University of Aberdeen, 5-8 July 2007.

CFP: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (12/31/06; 3/9/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

      ?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary
conference, will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad
spectrum of historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

      We seek papers that intervene in critical discourses surrounding
either the conceptual space of utopia or the creation of actual
utopian places (or both). We encourage examinations of utopia in such
disciplines as literature, film, visual culture, anthropology,
cultural studies, psychology, history, gender studies, philosophy, and
critical theory.

CFP: Pathologies: Scientific and Cultural Representation of the Normal and the Abnormal (grad) (1/29/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am
Andrew Klein

  Scientific and Cultural Representations of the
  Normal and the Abnormal
  Rice University
  March 16â€"17, 2007
  Keynote Speaker: Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of English and American Literature and associate director of American Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of several books and essays, including Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and editor of The Masculinity Studies Reader.