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CFP: Writings on Art (France) (12/15/06; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:39am
Shannon Wells-Lassagne

SAIT's (artistic and literary intertextuality) annual conference :
Writings on Art/ Ecrits sur l’art
To be held at the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, March 16-17 2007
In Louis Marin’s work To Destroy Painting, about the different representational styles of Poussin and Caravaggio’s paintings, the author asks a fundamental question: “[…] why
does one even need to comment on a painting if the end envisaged by the painter’s action can be achieved simply by experiencing pleasure or jouissance?” His answer, too, is
formulated as a question, suggesting that no answer could be definitive: “[…] in commenting on a painting, does one not somehow […] transform the pleasure of painting or

CFP: Varieties of Irishness (Ireland) (1/20/07; IASIL, 7/16/07-7/20/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:39am
IASIL Conferences

The 2007 IASIL conference takes place at University College Dublin

Monday 16 July - Friday 20 July

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 20 January 2007

Varieties of Irishness
The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures invites you
to attend the 2007 conference at University College Dublin. The Conference
theme is designed to highlight the diversity which has always been at the
heart of Irish writing and to accommodate the widespread interests of IASIL

CFP: Empathy and Ethics in Film and Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:39am
Carol Osborne

College English Association National Conference
April 12-14, 2007
New Orleans

We invite papers on Empathy and Ethics in Film and Literature for the 38th
annual meeting of the CEA. The theme may be interpreted broadly, including,
but not limited to, the following: consideration of the portrayal of empathy
and/or ethics in literature and film, examination of the techniques that
elicit empathetic reactions in readers and viewers, and discussion of the
pedagogical uses of film and literature in exploring ethical issues.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at by November 30.

UPDATE: Interactions: Literature and Culture (12/1/06; journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am

DEADLINE: December 1, 2006 (vol.16.1 Spring 2007)

"Interactions"  is an international journal on British
and American
Literature and Culture, published twice a year in Fall
and Spring by Ege University
Depts. of British and American Studies

It is internationally refereed and indexed in
MLA International
Bibliography, featuring essays, film
and book
reviews (ISSN 1300-574-X).

General submission deadlines are
July 1 for the Fall Issue and December 1
for the Spring Issue.

Articles (4000-7000 words) and reviews (2000-4000 words) should
follow MLA
paranthetical citation format.

should be sent via email attachments to:

CFP: Funkativity in African American Culture (12/1/06; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium that will convene March 29-30,
2007. Entitled "Eruptions of Funk," the symposium will provide a venue
in which scholars and artists can engage issues specifically related to
African American cultural memory. Featured speakers include:

Mark Anthony Neal
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: Anglophone Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am
Nina Tassi

College English Association National Conference
April 12-14, 2007
New Orleans

We invite papers on ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE for the 38th annual meeting of the CEA. Works in English from non-English speaking cultures, not translations, are welcome. There is no restriction on the culture from which the writer is selected.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at by November 30th.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be directed to me, NINA TASSI, chair of the ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE panels.

CFP: Women's Studies, Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity: Choices Women Make (1/15/07; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:37am
Christopher Ervin

Call for Papers
University of South Dakota Women¹s Studies Conference: Research,
Scholarship, & Creative Activity, 2007
³Choices Women Make²
(01/15/07; March 23-24, 2007)
The University of South Dakota announces the return of its Women¹s Research
Conference, formerly held from 1984 to 1996. In hosting the USD Women¹s
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Conference, 2007, we recognize
the continued engagement of scholars and artists in areas of crucial
importance to women¹s well-being, advancement, and survival, and we seek to
affirm the inextricability of women¹s decisions from the diverse communities
of family, work, and play in which such decisions get made.

CFP: Literature of the Sea (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Robert Madison

Call for Papers



Literature of the Sea at the College English Association 38th Annual


12-14 April 2007

New Orleans, Louisiana


PIRATES! of the Gulf



FROM Captain Singleton to Jack Sparrow, literary pirates have been a cut
above (argh, what a pun!), a breed whose vices seldom succeed in
extinguishing their virtues. In the context of this year's CEA theme of
"Empathy and Ethics," SEA at CEA calls for papers that examine the topos of
the pirate ethic throughout our literary culture.


UPDATE: IRCALC Journal of African Literature and Culture JALC 2007: A Widening Frontier (12/31/06; journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
IRCALC Editors

Contributors whose Abstracts on Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone African Oral literary Traditions and Aesthetics; History, Progress and Transition; War, Conflicts, and Trauma; Individuality vs Fringe/Marginal Identities; Masculinist/Feminist (Re)Inscriptions; Present-Past/Future-Present Temporality; Contemporary Modernity and Citizenship (Re)Definitions; and Dilemmas of the Post-Colony/ Nation-States, among others, have been approved are, irrespective of December 31st deadline for final submission of materials, requested to turn in their papers for initial reading and assessment as from October 31st 2006. Please note the changes in website address below. New Contributions may also be considered.

CFP: Studies in American Culture (4/1/07; journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*


Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.


CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional (2/1/07; journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Sean Redmond

CFP: The Star and Celebrity Confessional
      Special Themed Issue Social Semiotics
      Guest Editor: Sean Redmond
Social Semiotics ( is
soliciting papers for a special themed issue on the star and celebrity
confessional. The confessional, taken to be any moment in which a star,
celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts, has become one of the dominant
ways in which fame is circulated and consumed.
The celebrity confessional involves Œthe combination of reflexivity about
the business of being a celebrity, emotional interiority and self

CFP: Native American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/12/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:35am
Benjamin Carson

College English Association National Conference, April 12-14, 2007, New
Orleans, LA.

The CEA is now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature
panel. All topics related to Native American literature are welcome, though
special consideration will be given to papers addressing this year's
conference theme, "Empathy and Ethics."

Please submit proposals using the CEA online database:
Additional information about the call for papers is available at:

CFP: Walter Benjamin and the Virtual (11/31/06; online journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:35am
Grayson Cooke

Transformations is seeking abstracts for the following issue:

"Walter Benjamin and the Virtual: Politics, Art, and Mediation in the
Age of Global Culture"

What does Walter Benjamin offer for critical thinking and creative
practice in an age increasingly mediated by virtual technologies?

CFP: Captivity Narratives in Literature and Film (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:42pm


The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 14â€"17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rowlandson may have set a classroom standard for captivity narratives in
American literature but there are other stories to be considered.

In addition to those captured by Native Americans, slave narratives also
tell stories of life in captivity. And, captivity narratives are not limited to
an American tradition; many folk and fairy tales preceded them in other

CFP: Rethinking Resistance (grad) (11/15/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
Katy Hanggi

Rethinking Resistance: Literature, Religion, and Politics in a Global Context
March 30-31st, 2007
Emory University Graduate Conference
Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speakers: Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University
Amy Kaplan, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor in the Humanities,
University of Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin (11/13/06; journal issue)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP Feminist International Journal is seeking submissions for its
Fall 2006 issue on the theme "Religion, Politics and the Great
Pumpkin". In the comic strip "Peanuts", the character Linus once
said "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with
people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." In this issue,
we'd like to talk about the great taboo subjects. Religion,
spirituality, politics, and other taboo subjects, such as women
and money, are welcomed. The most important thing we'll be looking
for in these submissions is that they challenge taboos and explore
the subject intelligently and uniquely. We are primarily seeking

CFP: Border Ethics in Literature (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm

Southwest Graduate English Symposium
  Arizona State University
  February 16 - 18 2007
  The Violent (Re)turn to Ethics?: Implications, Complications, and Situations
  Border Ethics in Literature

UPDATE: Conversions (grad) (11/27/06; 1/26/07-1/27/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:40pm
Cosana Maria Eram

2007 Stanford French and Italian Graduate Conference


January 26 and 27, 2007

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
(Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, /Meditations/)

CFP: Festivals & Faires (11/15/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:40pm
Leslie Fife

Festivals & Faires
  The Festivals & Faires area
  of the Popular Culture Association invites
  abstracts for the next annual meeting:
  APRIL 4 - 7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  In this inaugural year of the "Festivals & Faires" area
  of the Popular Culture Association, submissions are
  welcome on any festival or faire—modern or historical.
  Specific areas of interest for this year's panels include,
  but are not limited to:
  --Financial aspects of festival/faire culture (particularly
  in contemporary U.S. culture)
  --Theorists' whose work influences the study of

UPDATE: Women as Intercultural Leaders (11/15/06; 4/26/07-4/28/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:40pm
Shannon Riley

Please note that this call is not for a journal publication as indicated in the initial email, but is for an upcoming conference (April 26-28, 2007).

Call for Proposals

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2006

Women as Intercultural Leaders:
Collaboration at the Crossroads

An interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections of women's studies,
international and multicultural education, and leadership development hosted by

Center for Women's InterCultural Leadership
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana
April 26-28, 2007

CFP: Westerns: Paperback Westerns and Westerns from Hollywood (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:09pm
Paul Varner

Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association
February 14-17, 2007

Topics might include Pulp Westerns, Recent Paperback Westerns, Silent
Film Westerns, Classic Film Westerns, Recent Film Westerns, Feminist,
Structuralist and other critical perspectives on Westerns. =20

Proposals should include a one-page abstract with a short vita and
should be emailed or mailed by November 15, 2006 to:
Paul Varner
Department of Language and Literature
Oklahoma Christian University
PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100
Phone: (405) 425-5333