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CFP: The Political Norman Mailer (including grad) (4/15/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Lennon, Michael

The Programming Committee is looking for good proposals for panel =
presentations during the fourth annual conference of The Norman Mailer =
Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA, October 12-14, 2006. The =
theme of this year's conference is "The Political Norman Mailer," but =
papers on other topics related to Mailer and his work are also welcome. =
Please follow the guidelines below carefully.
Send a 50-75 word biographical statement and a 300-400 word abstract of =
the proposed paper--as MS Word attachments only--not in the body of your =
email--by April 15 to the program committee chair: Robert Begiebing, =

CFP: Scottish Crime Fiction, CLUES: A Journal of Detection (10/31/06; journal issue)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Elizabeth Foxwell

> CFP: Scottish crime fiction, spec issue of _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_
> Guest Editor: Gill Plain, University of St. Andrews (UK)
> From Ian Rankin to Val McDermid to Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writers have dominated the British crime fiction market for the past twenty years. The Scottish crime fiction issue of _CLUES_ (the only US academic journal on mystery fiction) seeks to examine this phenomenon. Is the success of Scottish crime fiction attributable to a literary history stretching back to the nineteenth century and beyond, or is it the result of more recent cultural and political developments?

CFP: Pataphysica 4: Black Arts (9/8/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:17pm
cal clements

Pataphysica 4, "Pataphysica e Alchimia 2," will follow in the
footsteps of Pataphysica 2, "Pataphysica e Alchimia," in
presenting Part 2 of Alfred Jarry's final, unfinished novel The
She-Dragon (1907), again in the form of an annotated literal
translation highlighting Jarry's use of alchemical and
mythological symbolism. It will again be edited and introduced
by Dr. Faustroll, and submissions should be sent for
consideration to "Juno," as everyone
knows, is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Hera, who
represented the Earth in the same way that her husband Zeus
stood for the sky, suggesting that this e-mail address is a way
of contacting "Faustroll on Earth."

UPDATE: Language, Culture, and Technologies (Lithuania) (2/1/06; 5/19/06-5/21/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:42pm
Ruta Veteryte

Deadline extended:

 Dear Colleague,

We have a great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the fourth
international conference


at Kaunas University of Technology (


 19-21 May, 2006

 We invite teachers, scholars and postgraduate students to participate and
to contribute papers to the fourth international conference hosted by Kaunas
University of Technology, Lithuania.

UPDATE: The City, Comparatively (2/15/06; 5/28/06-5/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Jan Plug


Canadian Comparative Literature Association
Association canadienne de litt=E9rature compar=E9e

May 28-30, 2006.

The City, Comparatively

We invite papers, or proposals for papers, on the following subjects:
Nous vous invitons =E0 soumettre des communications ou des projets de=20
sur l'un des sujets suivants:

spatial imaginings
the legacy of Freud (on the 150th anniversary of Freud=92s birth)
landscapes, urban and rural
the urban sublime

UPDATE: Religon and Popular Culture (6/1/06; MAPACA, 11/4/06-11/6/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm

Update: Abstracts or proposals due June 1 for Religion and Popular Culture
panel at Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
to Richard Currie at either or

CFP: Fashioning Fiction (grad) (UK) (3/10/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm

Fashioning Fiction (grad): University of Stirling (UK)=20
Abstract Deadline: 03/10/06
Conference Dates: 05/27/06 =96 05/28/06=20

=91What a strange power there is in clothing=92 =96 Isaac Bashevis Singer

CFP: Graphic Novels (3/17/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Rick Iadonisi

Proposed Panel for the Midwest Modern Language Association

Panel Title: Graphic Novels

Although I am particularly interested in the relationship of graphic novels and history, papers examining any aspect of comic books and culture are welcome.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Rick Iadonisi at or mail to:

Rick Iadonisi
Department of Writing
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401

The deadline for abstracts is March 17, 2006.

CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Leni Marshall

CFP: Aging and the Young (3/1/06; MLA 12/27-12/30/06)

Aging and the Young: Representations of Old Age in Young Adult and
Children's Literature

What do storybooks teach children about getting old? How do
children's books and books for young adults construct lifetimes on a
personal and a social level? How do such books contribute to ageism,
age positivism, or a multiplicity of views? How could they do things
differently? How can and do books for pre-adults prepare people to
embrace the challenges of getting older throughout the life
cycle? Papers on all aspects of old age in children's and young
adult literature welcomed.

CFP: Objet d'art and the Female body (2/15/06; Gender Across Borders, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
A Spain

Call For Papers: Objet d'art and the Female Body

Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Keynote Speakesr: Bhanu Kapil (Naropa University); Molly Carnes (University of Madison-

Panel Organizers: LindaBeth Flack, Setareh Masoumbeiki

CFP: The Commons Conference (3/10/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Lesley Trites

Please Circulate

The Commons Conference

An Academic-Community Event
Privatization and the Public Domain

April 28­-30, 2006
University of Victoria, BC

A committee of students, researchers, and community members are organizing
an interdisciplinary conference on contemporary definitions of "the commons"
to be held at UVic the weekend of April 28-30th, 2006.

UPDATE: Religion and Nation (2/10/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm



A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

Please note the new deadline for submissions: February 10, 2006.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday April 7 - Saturday April 8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2006

CFP: Spinning the World: Myths and Legends (2/20/06; 4/28/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Toni Wein

Spinning the World-Myths and Legends 4/28-30/06
The graduate students in English at Fresno State have produced a stellar =
year of events=2C ranging from the appearance of legendary writer=2C Joyc=
e Carol Oates=2C through a series of colloquia hosted by the Students of =
English Studies Association =5BSESA=5D=2E These colloquia have taken as t=
heir overarching theme Myths and Legends=2C and have featured keynote spe=
akers on a variety of topics=2C including =93Myths of Origin and Place=2C=
=94 =93Myths of the Workforce=2C=94 and =93Myths of Academia=2E=94 =


UPDATE: 2006 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric (2/11/06; 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm

Students and Faculty:

I am writing to remind everyone of the upcoming Pacific Rim Conference
on Literature and Rhetoric in Anchorage, Alaska, which is fast
approaching: Feb. 23-25. The original deadline for submission of
12.15.05 has been extended to 02.11.06; as such, I am still accepting
submissions from students and faculty interested in presenting.

Addressing this year's conference are Dr. Cynthia Selfe, Humanities
Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Patti
White, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Folklore and Dramatic Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
Christie Fox

Folklore and dramatic literature
The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. In 2006, we invite papers that consider the relationship
between folklore and dramatic literature, including how folklore is employed
by playwrights.
Contemporary theatre practice has reached out to incorporate traditional
elements in playwrights¹ search for something new or fresh. Recent examples
include Mary Zimmerman¹s conceptualization of Greek myth in Metamorphoses
and the adoption of puppets in Avenue Q. The inclusion of elements of
tradition goes farther than just subject matter or a gimmick: folklore makes

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University), Email submissions only, please; no

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
Barbara Ciccarelli

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance
(3/15/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)

Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia

I am requesting submissions for a proposed
panel/special session entitled Life Writing,
Marginalization, Resistance for MLA 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA. Participants must be members by
April 7th and the complete panel with proposals must
be determined and submitted to the MLA program
committee for evaluation by April 1.

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

UPDATE: Utopian Studies Society: Looking Forward to the End (Spain) (2/28/06; 7/6/06-7/8/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Pere Gallardo


Utopian Studies Society
7th International Conference
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
July 6-8, 2006.

Organized by the Department of English & German Studies and the
T-CLAA/ICARUS Research Group, on behalf of the USS, the conference
seeks to be a transversal, interdisciplinary meeting for scholars of
all fields who have an interest in Utopian Studies (literature,
cinema, philosophy, history, political science, economics,
architecture, art, etc.).