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CFP: Disability Issues Papers & Panel Proposals (2/15/06; NCA, 11/16/06-11/19/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Kathleen LeBesco

Disability Issues Caucus, National Communication Association
Annual Meeting: November 16-19, 2006, San Antonio, TX

Katie LeBesco, Department of Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan
College, 221 East 71st St., New York, NY 10021. Email:

Deadline: February 15, 2006

The Disability Issues Caucus invites research papers and program proposals
exploring any aspect of issues related to disability and communication,
and it especially encourages programs that will promote participation by
people with disabilities. The Caucus invites innovative or alternative
formats as well as more traditional paper and panel presentations.

UPDATE: InterDisciplining the Body (grad) (2/3/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Erika Johnson-Lewis

- We have extended the deadline date to Feb 3rd
- Please also note the contact email has changed.

Announcing the First Annual InterDisciplines Graduate Student Conference at
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Inter-disciplining the Body

CFP: What Makes Together? Political Collectivities (2/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm

What makes together? notes on the life of political collectivities
CASAZine #3: Borders, Markets, Movements

Through the work of listening to others, of hearing the force of their
pain and the energy of their anger, of learning to be surprised by all
that one feels oneself to be against; through all of this, a 'we' is
formed and an attachment is made.
-Sarah Ahmed

UPDATE: Space of Garden - Space of Culture (Poland) (1/31/06; 5/13/06-5/15/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:45pm
Jaroslaw Pluciennik

Sorry for repeating the message but much of the former mail
has been changed as illegible.

We are pleased to inform you that between May 13th and May
15th, 2006, Katedra Teorii Literatury [Department of Theory
of Literature] of Instytut Teorii Literatury, Teatru i Sztuk
Audiowizualnych [Institute of the Theory of Literature,
Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts] of Uniwersytet Lodzki [the
University of Lodz] organizes an international conference
devoted to:

Space of a Garden â€" Space of Culture

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Sirma Soran Gumpert

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2/20/06;

Important Update Concerning Paper Proposals

Symposium, Halic University, Department of American
Culture and Literature

'The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoirs and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature', Istanbul, April 2006.

We are glad to announce that our symposium has
generated a great deal of international interest. Due
to the volume of proposals we have already received,
we have been forced to set an earlier deadline for
forthcoming proposals.

CFP: Empire's War on Extremism (1/23/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Clark, D. Anthony Tyeeme


 SPECIAL ISSUE of the Journal of Indigenous Nations Studies

"Empire's War on Extremism: Indigenous Peoples Write Back"
 Guest Editors: Larry W. Emerson and D. Anthony Tyeeme Clark

UPDATE: Studies in English (Turkey) (1/15/06; 4/24/06-4/26/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Mehmet Can Bas


The deadline for paper and panel proposals for "Studies in English" =
conference that will take place in Istanbul in April 24-26, 2006 has =
been extended to January 15, 2006.

Keynote speakers:

Adolphe Haberer (Universit=E9 Lumi=E8re-Lyon 2)
Ad Neeleman (University College London)
Jale Parla (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Gerard Steen (Urije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Stephanos Stephanides (University of Cyprus)
Marina Warner

UPDATE: War and the West (1/15/06; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Matt Evertson

JUST ANNOUNCED: Keynote Address will be by the honorable Senator GEORGE=20=


War and the West
17th Annual Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Conference
March 30 to April 1, 2006
Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
Chadron State College
Chadron, Nebraska

Taking inspiration from our theme book for the 2006 conference, The=20
Tom-Walker, the
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society invites proposals for individual papers or=20=

presentations related to the subject of "War and the West,"=20
particularly the treatment or depiction of soldiers departing from=20
rural areas=97from the "heartland" of America, so to speak=97to fight in=20=

CFP: EGAD Panels (3/18/06; 3/31/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm


DaVinci to Derrida: Breaking Codes Across Disciplines
***Open to faculty, graduates, and undergraduates***
(English Graduates for Academic Development)
15th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium
Texas A&M University-Commerce
March 31, 2006

CFP: Genderful Experiences (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 5/25/06-5/26/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

Conference Date: May 25/26, 2006
Deadline for Proposals: 15 February 2006

-We had the experience but missed the meaning.-
T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets (1941)

Experience is defined as a - direct participation or observation of
events - which results in a production of knowledge. This experience
can be encountered by an individual, community or nation.1

CFP: Advertising in Transnational Context (no deadline noted; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Kyla Wazana Tompkins

American Studies Association conference
October 12 - 15, 2006
Oakland, CA

Advertising in Transnational Context

In response to the ASA 2006 conference theme, we will propose a panel on
nineteenth-century advertising in its transnational contexts.

We are looking for papers dealing with issues such as:

CFP: Gender and National Identity in Film and Television (grad & new scholars) (UK) (2/25/06; 6/23/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm

Gender and National Identity in Film and Television: A Postgraduate
One-day Conference
The University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK **Conference date: Friday, June
23, 2006

This conference seeks postgraduates and new scholars researching,
historicizing, and theorizing the intersection of gender and nation in
film and television. The intersection of these two discourses is our
focus but we are interested also in papers that consider the relationship
of gender and nation within the frame of other film and television studies
topics. Essays with an interdisciplinary framework are welcome. Topics
may include (but are not limited to) the following:

CFP: Mixing Cultures and American Ethnicities (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm

The MELUS Panel at SAMLA seeks papers on "Mixing Cultures and American

In America, ethnic communities do not exist in a vacuum that precludes
interethnic relationships and influence. In fact, the United States'
ethnic variety has led to the creation and development of unique American
cultural ways within established ethnic communities because of this
crossing of cultural boundaries. This panel will focus on American
literature that considers the relationship between ethnicities and the
consequences of this interaction and of the shifting of ethnic boundaries.

A full range of approaches to and perspectives on the topic is encouraged.

CFP: Teaching In or About Prison (1/15/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Quentin Miller

Teaching In or About Prison

For a proposed panel on Teaching In or About Prison, I am seeking
abstracts for papers for the ASA Convention to be held in Oakland,
California (October 12-15, 2006). The ever-increasing U.S. prison
population has made the study of incarceration crucial to American
Studies. Many scholars have chosen to teach about incarceration from
a safe remove, and others have immersed themselves in the prison
experience by teaching prisoners. This panel, consistent with the
conference's "inside/out" theme, will seek to examine this
intersection of perspectives and pedagogies.

Please submit abstracts no later than January 15, 2006 to Quentin
Miller (

UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Blanca Tovias

UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

VII International Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin
American Studies of Australasia (AILASA

Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History
27-29 September 2006
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

CFP: Comparative Canadian Literature (grad) (1/15/06; 3/30/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
Angélique Jones

Our apologies for cross-postings.
French text to follow.

Call for Papers

"A Certain Difficulty of Being" in 2006: Comparing and Translating the
Literatures of Canada and Québec
7th Annual Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference
in collaboration with
Le Groupe de recherche sur l'édition littéraire au Québec (GRÉLQ)
Le groupe Bibliographie d'études comparées des littératures canadienne,
québécoise et étrangères.

Thursday March 30, 2006
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

CFP: Southeast Conference in Foreign Languages and Literatures (1/15/06; 3/2/06-3/4/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
Yves-Antoine Clemmen

Seventeenth Southeast Conference in Foreign Languages and literatures
March 2-4, 2006
Stetson University, DeLand Florida
Abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2006 Conference are now
being considered. SCFLL welcomes papers on all aspects of literature,
linguistics, civilization, film and pedagogy pertaining to foreign
languages. Please send abstracts (including titles) of ca. 200 words to
the address below.
Those wishing to organize a session are requested to send the name of
the proposed session, the name of the participants, and the titles of
the papers.
 Deadline : Submissions will be considered till January 15, 2006
Reading time for each paper: 20 minutes

CFP: Interdisciplinary Essays on the Apotropaic (2/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Gregory Marks

Call for Essays


Seeking essays for an interdisciplinary collection tentatively titled “The Shield of Perseus: Essays on the Apotropaic.”


The apotropaic (Gr., “to turn away from”) constitutes a class of rituals intended to ward off evil. Jane Ellen Harrison investigated their presence in ancient Greek religion, but the term has wide application in the humanities. The apotropaic often uses the horrible to repel the horrible (e.g., the evil eye, the head of Medusa); thinkers as diverse as Freud, Paglia, Derrida, and Spivak have found it a topic worthy of comment.


CFP: Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm

Graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh Department of English
invite the submission of abstracts for papers and preconstituted panels,
along with works of poetry and prose, for an interdisciplinary conference,
April 7-8 2006:

Historicizing Aesthetics/Aestheticizing History:
Theory, Practice and Pedagogy of (Un)Making History

We need history, certainly, but we need it for reasons different from
those for which the idler in the garden of knowledge needs it… We need
it, that is to say, for the sake of life and of action…
                                - Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

UPDATE: The Politics of Memory (grad) (1/9/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
The Politics of Memory

The Centre for Comparative Literature

at the University of Toronto

invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student

The Politics of Memory

to be held from

March 31st to April 2, 2006.

UPDATE: Susan Rubin Suleiman will be the keynote

Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:


UPDATE: Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics (grad) (1/15/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm

We are pleased to announce the addition of two keynotes speakers: Judith
Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist
Research at the University of Southern California, will deliver a talk on
Friday, March 3. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, Julian Park Professor of
Comparative Literature and Director of the Humanities Institute at the
State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak the following day.

Call for papers:
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics

University of California, Irvine
March 3 and 4, 2006

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dr. Blake Hobby

CFP: Literature and Other Arts (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
The Literature and Other Arts Panel of the Rocky Mountain MLA invites the
submission of papers/presentations for its session at the convention in
Tucson, AZ on October 12-14, 2006.
Paper/Presentation Topic:
Any aspect of literature and other arts practice or theory.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Literature and Visual Arts
Literature and Film
Literature and Music
Literature and Dance
Comparative Aspects
Pedagogical Applications
Creative Applications
Studies of Techniques
Historical Studies
Cultural Contextualization