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CFP: Political Science and the Science of Politics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Political Science
   
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to political science and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Studies in political science appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, wherein he could challenge the political structures of his day and explore the possibilities of what governments of the future might be like. All topics related to political science are welcome. Suggested topics include:
  --Citizenship (the right of; the responsibilities of; methods of earning)

CFP: Globalization and Popular Culture (4/30/07; MPCA/MACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Brian Ekdale

Globalization and Popular Culture
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
Oct. 12-14, 2007
Kansas City, Missouri

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2007

The Globalization area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association invites
papers/panels on theoretical, historical and practical approaches to the
intersection of cultures, postcolonial studies, national cinema,
international and transnational media studies and any other topic related t=
o
popular culture on the global stage. The conference will be held at the
Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City in the center of Kansas City, Missouri
the weekend of October 12-14, 2007.

CFP: Literature of Social Protest (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Leni Marshall

Please reply to Michael Bennett directly (bennett_at_liu.edu).

Session of the Radical Caucus of the MLA

Teaching Social Protest
Teaching literary and cultural texts about social (environmental
justice, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-imperialist, ...) movements,
intentional communities, anti-capitalist struggles, utopian
ideas. Oaxaca, Stonewall, Combahee River Collective, SDS,
Zapatistas, Brook Farm, ....

1-2 page abstracts by 15 Mar; Michael Bennett (bennett_at_liu.edu).

UPDATE: UNC-Wilmington Graduate Conference (2/30/07; 3/31/07).

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
UNCW GEA

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)
>>>The Conference is on 31 March 2007
but we plan to host a Creative Reading the night before.<<<
Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

CFP: How Does the Ruling Class Rule? (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Leni Marshall

Please reply to Michael Bennett directly (bennett_at_liu.edu).

Session of the Radical Caucus of the MLA

How Does the Ruling Class Rule?
Teaching about/to the ruling class. The role of culture, media, the
state, and especially education-literature and literacy, in
particular-in the reproduction of capitalism. Strategies of resistance.

1-2 page abstracts by 15 Mar; Michael Bennett (bennett_at_liu.edu).

CFP: Age Studies and the MLA (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Leni Marshall

Age and the MLA: a proposed special session topic for the 2007 MLA
in Chicago, IL.

Why is age an important category in literary and cultural analyses?
What matter(s) does critical scholarship on age address? Does age
studies impact all time periods and genres of literature. Is an
analysis of age in literature of similar import as analyses of race,
class, and gender are? Why or why not? Is age studies a narrow
literary theme or a larger category of analysis? Why should MLA
welcome an Age Studies Discussion Group?

Please send one-page abstracts (email submissions preferred) by 1
March 2007 to Leni Marshall, mars0264_at_umn.edu.

CFP: Linguistics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to linguistics and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Heinlein demonstrates a particular interest in languages throughout his numerous short stories and novels, even coining new words and dialects, such as "grok" from _Stranger in a Strange Land_ and the distinctive Moonie dialect spoken in _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_.
   
  Papers on any topics related to linguistics are welcome. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
   
  --The language of Martians
   

CFP: Aging Poetically (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:58pm
Leni Marshall

Aging Poetically: a proposed special session topic for the 2007 MLA
in Chicago, IL.

Seeking examinations of poems about age, aging, and old age, in the
writing of late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century poets of
all ages worldwide. How is old age, aging, ageism, and age difference
depicted poetically? (How) does the poet's age vary the depictions of
aged speakers' or other aged characters' identities? What ties the
poets' depictions of aging and old age to their individual cultures?
How do ideas of and responses to aging reflect or resist their
cultural contexts? Explorations of all aspects of aging and old age
in poetry are welcome.

CFP: Justice (France) (4/15/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 9:45pm
Georges-Claude GUILBERT

Call for papers – "Justice" / Appel à communications -
"Justice"
International Conference / Colloque International
28-29, September 2007 / 28-29 septembre 2007
François-Rabelais University, Tours, France/
Université François-Rabelais, Tours.
Research center: GRAAT / Unité de recherche: GRAAT

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CFP: Lilith: A Feminist History Journal (4/2/07; journal issue)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 7:42pm
Katie Sutton

LILITH
a feminist history journal

Call for Papers: Edition 16, 2007

Lilith is a fully refereed academic journal based in the History
Department at the University of Melbourne. Since the early 1980s,
Lilith has provided a valuable forum for new and established scholars
to present research in feminist history. The journal is published
annually in November and includes a substantial book review section.
The editorial board is currently seeking articles for Edition 16.

CFP: Undergraduates Unplugged: Literature Matters (3/15/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:54pm
Theile, Verena

We are now accepting proposals for a special topic session at this =
year's Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) convention in =
Calgary, Alberta (October 4-6). The panel is entitled, "Undergraduates =
Unplugged: Literature Matters."=20
**Remember that all travelers, including US citizens (!), are now =
required to carry a passport to enter Canada.**

The deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts is March 15.

CFP: Popular Culture, A to Z (4/10/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:54pm
Nathalie Chicha

IN THEORY is a new magazine aiming to bring the best of cultural
studies to a diverse non-academic audience. We feature short
commentary on texts and practices specific to contemporary popular
culture: advertisements, films, fashion trends, television shows,
celebrity scandals, web memes, food packaging, greeting cards, advice
columns, etc. Articles should borrow from semiotics, psychoanalysis,
queer theory, narratology, and other academic disciplines associated
with cultural studies and critical theory, while remaining accessible
to a general audience. Ideally, articles should surprise and
entertain, presenting smart, pithy analysis of familiar subject matter.

CFP: Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature (3/13/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:53pm
Julie Sinn

UPDATE: Conference dates run November 9-11, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia,
at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown.

_Past Pleasures: Nostalgia and Children's Literature_

Children's Literature Discussion Circle — Call For Papers
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
November 9-11, 2007
Atlanta, Georgia

In order to examine children's literature through the lens of
nostalgia, possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following options:

CFP: Brokering Images, Casting Differences (3/15/07; AAA, 11/28/07-12/2/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:53pm
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai

Call for Papers
Proposed Session
American Anthropological Association (AAA), Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2007
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC

BROKERING IMAGES, CASTING DIFFERENCES:
Practices of Anticipating the Imagination of Others
Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, University of California, Berkeley & Stephanie
Sadre-Orafai, New York University

CFP: Creativity and the Arts (4/15/07; journal issue)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:53pm
Humanities Review

CFP: Creativity and the Arts (4/15/07)
The editors of the St. John's University Humanities Review are seeking
submissions regarding innovative techniques and understandings of
creativity and the arts.
Papers should be 10-15 pages in length and emailed to : SJUHumanities_at_Gmail.com
Feel free to contact the editor with any questions.

CFP: RMMLA, Calgary, Alberta (3/1/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:53pm
Shelley THOMAS

(apologies for cross posting)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals are requested for the four technical and professional communication sessions to be held at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada--October 4-6, 2007 at the Westin Calgary Hotel
 
Proposals for presentations should include a 300-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement. Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit; co-authored proposals are especially welcome. Proposals are due by March 1 and acceptance notifications will be sent by March 20 so that presenters can pay current-year RMMLA dues ($30 for
faculty, $20 for students) before April 1 to appear in the program.

UPDATE: Japanese 'Cute' Children's Culture 1995-Now (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:13pm
MARTIN,REGINA K

Modern Language Association (MLA) 2007
Chicago--December 27-30
Children's Literature Division

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to March
15, 2007.

Japanese 'Kawaii'/'Cute' Children's Culture 1995-Now

UPDATE: Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations (3/15/07; MLA '07)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
DrJSDailey_at_aol.com

The Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations has extended its deadline for
papers for two sessions at the 2007 MLA conference in Chicago. The new deadline
is March 15th.

session 1--Prima la musica, poi le parole

What is more important, the music or the words? Papers on any aspect of this
question are welcome.

session 2--W. H. Auden

On the 100th anniversary of the poet's birth, papers are sought on his
connections with music.

E mail proposals by March 15, 2007 to DrJSDailey_at_AOL.COM.

CFP: Expression, Suppression, and Censorship (6/1/07; 9/21/07-9/22/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Jordan Berard

THIRD ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE
 
"Art Made Tongue-Tied By Authority": Expression, Suppression, and Censorship
 
Conference date: Friday September 21 ­ Saturday September 22, 2007
Place: Department of English, University of Ottawa
Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2007
Contact: uottawa.conference_at_gmail.com
 
According to playwright Eugene O'Neill, "Censorship of anything, at any
time, in any place, on whatever pretence, has always been and always will be
the last resort of the boob and the bigot." Censorship continues to be a
major impediment to freedom of speech in literature, music, and visual and

CFP: Literature and Psychology (3/15/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
John Morris

     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 (SCMLA) Conference to be held =
1-3 November 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee.
     The session is open topic; papers addressing 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 may send either the =

CFP: The End of Tolerance? (5/1/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Steve Gallagher

Panel Title: The End of Tolerance?

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA) November
9 - November 11, 2007 Atlanta GA.

As the new century began, 'tolerance' was supposed to pour healing oil On
American waters and enable some ground for a universal moral commitment. In
Europe, it was believed that the emergence of the European Union and the
"European Dream" would enable a culture of tolerance and a kindly
integration of The Other. The languages and beliefs of the Other were to be
embraced, even celebrated.

CFP: Utopian Studies Conference (UK) (3/1/07; 7/12/07-7/14/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Roberta Mock

Call for Papers
8th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society
University of Plymouth, UK, July 12-14, 2007.

The 8th international conference of the Utopian Studies Society will be held at the University of Plymouth, July 12th to 14th , 2007. The conference will examine a range of topics related to utopia and utopianisms, its historical articulation and contemporary realisation. Keynote speakers are Dr Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) and Lalit Kishor Bhati (Auroville, India).

Proposals are invited for papers and strands on the following broad themes and other areas of utopian studies:

CFP: Marriage (4/1/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Godfrey, Esther

Topic: Marriage

This panel will highlight new theories about the ways in which the legal, personal and social components of marriage direct our interpretation and understanding of literary texts. We invite submissions from all periods and genres, with topics including but not limited to:

• Marriage law
• Infidelity
• Divorce
• Separation
• Second marriages
• Age at marriage
• Engagement / broken engagements
• Breach of promise
• Gay marriage
• Marriage vows
• Marital abuse
• Sentimental novels
• Religion
• Widows and widowers
• Honeymoons
• Premarital sex
• Marriage rituals

Submission deadline: April 1, 2007

UPDATE: Culture, Aesthetics, and the State (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
hebarda_at_muohio.edu

Proposed Special Session for the 2007 Modern Language Association Conference

Chicago, Illinois

Culture, Aesthetics, and the State

We invite proposals for papers that explore the relation between
aesthetics and the emergence of the modern state. We are open to papers
from a wide range of national cultures and historical periods. Possible
themes might include political fantasy, political rhetorics and/or
discourses, state fictions, citizenship and literacy, and representations
of sovereignty.

Please submit half-page abstracts (500 words maximum) and a short c.v.
electronically by March 15, 2007 to:

CFP: English Linguistics (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:11pm
rcote_at_email.arizona.edu

CFP: English Linguistics (03/01/2007; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

The English Linguistics Panel of the Rocky Mountain MLA invites the submission
of papers/presentations for its session at the 61st annual convention, held
this year in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on October 4-6, 2007. Submissions in any
area of linguistics or related fields are welcome; graduate students are
encouraged to submit.

Submission Requirements: 300-word abstract.
Submissions must be received by March 1, 2007.

Send electronic submissions as a Word attachment to:
rcote_at_email.arizona.edu

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