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CFP: Memory & Representation (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:15pm
Leslie Fife








April 12-15, 2006

Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA


For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to:




We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme,

special panels and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour

slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.


CFP: Regions and the Short Story (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:14pm
Dean Baldwin

College English Association National Conference
April 6-8, 2006
San Antonio, Texas
We invite papers on "Regions and the Short Story" for the 37th annual
meeting of the CEA. Suggested topics for this panel include local color,
the theory of regionalism, and individual authors, stories, or collections
(American, British, Canadian, Australian, etc.) relevant to regionalism.
        Proposals should include the following information
        Institutional affiliation
        Mailing address, including zip code
        Phone number
        Email address
        Title for the proposed presentation
        Abstract of no more than 500 words

CFP: Irish Studies: Geographies and Genders (11/15/05; Southern ACIS, 2/23-2/26/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Marti D. Lee

American Conference for Irish Studies
2006 Southern Regional Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
February 23-26, 2006

The University of South Carolina will host the 2006 Southern Regional
Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies in Columbia, SC,
February 23-26, 2006. Special guests will include poets Eavan Boland and Vona
Groarke. Some sessions will be held in conjunction with the USC Women's
Studies conference on "Transnational Feminisms."

CFP: A Thousand Words: Visual Culture and the Humanities (9/23/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
ali steere

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities
Research invites abstracts that address the
relationship of visual culture to other forms of human
expression and thought. Presentations may address
aspects of image production and image reception in the
humanities, whether the image be printed, projected,
digitized, rendered artistically, imagined, or
destroyed. Topics may include exploration of pictorial
as opposed to written or oral expression; the ways in
which images may fill interstices in language, music,
and thought; the centrality of different forms of
picture making in human history, society, and culture.
We encourage papers that range across the spectrum

CFP: Transatlantic Studies (1/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Brian Holcomb

Atlantikos is an online journal published by graduate students in the
English department at Michigan State University. We invite submissions of
essays by graduate students in the field of Transatlantic Studies, broadly
defined as the study of textual productions dating from the age of
exploration to the present that originate in Europe, Africa, and the
Americas. We encourage both traditional and innovative scholarship
addressing textual, critical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to
Transatlantic Studies. Comparative literatures are within the purview of the
journal, although submissions need not be comparative in nature. The journal

CFP: 6th Wenshan International Conference on English and American Literature (10/5/05; 3/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:41pm
Brian David Phillips

The 6th Wenshan Conference on English and American Literature

English Department, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei.

March 2006
Call for papers
Conference Theme: "Situated Knowledges: Literature of Belief, Believing, &the Unbelievable"
"Situated Knowledges: Literature of Belief, Believing, &the Unbelievable"

UPDATE: Cultures of Evil and the Attraction of Villainy (10/31/05; 2/9/06-2/11/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
Maria Mabrey


2006 - 8th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference
February 9, 10 and 11, 2006

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions, October 1, 2005.

Keynote speakers: Agnes Heller, Geoffrey Bennington, Alberto Moreiras, Edmundo Desnoes

This conference seeks to take up a central issue of today's post-Cold War world --that of evil-- and to explore the refiguration of the traditional villain. The aim of this conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, as globalization has broadened cultural horizons, and academic research has sought to address these new complexities.

Possible topics, but not limited to:

CFP: Comics and Childhood (10/7/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:40pm
Cathlena Martin

    Call for Papers: "Comics and Childhood"

      Fourth Annual University of Florida Comics Conference

      Gainesville, FL
      February 24-25, 2006.

Deadline for Abstracts: October 7, 2005.

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is
pleased to announce the 2006 UF Conference on Comics: "Comics and
Childhood," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on February
24-25 2006.

CFP: Computer Culture: Blogging, Vlogging, Podcasting, Web Design (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Chaney, Joseph R.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006

Computer Culture Area
2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.

We are seeking individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals
(panels of three or four presenters) in various areas of computer media.
Panels are open to professionals, graduate students, and performers and
designers. Proposals may be for histories and analyses from any number
of perspectives. We are also interested in proposals from active
bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and Web page designers.

CFP: Regions (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm

Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the Regions

The 37th Annual College English Association Conference
San Antonio, Texas
April 6-8, 2006

Keynote: W. J. T. Mitchell, editor, Critical Inquiry

As regional writing, ecocriticism, and communities become increasingly
important in contemporary culture, the 2006 CEA Conference invites papers
and panels that explore—and celebrate—all aspects of geographical,
historical, cultural, and ideological regions.

UPDATE: History and American Modernisms (9/18/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Ben Railton

Please note deadline extension, to 9/18/05.

Modern History: Constructions of the Past in American Literary=20
Modernisms. What role did visions of history play in the formation of=20
and work by American modernist movements (Harlem Renaissance, Southern=20
Renaissance, expatriates, poets, leftists, etc)? How did writers such as =

Hughes, Ransom, Stein, Williams, and Le Seuer construct the past, and to =

what ends? All topics and approaches, including interdisciplinary ones,=20
welcome. E-mail 250-500 word abstracts to Ben Railton=20
<< by=20
September 18, 2005.

[For further possible inspiration, here's the write-up submitted to=20

CFP: Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA General Call (11/15/05; 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Philip Heldrich

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations

27th Annual Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006


Panels, round tables, workshops now forming in over 60 subject areas. The SW/TEX PCA/ACA annual conference represents one of the nation's largest gatherings of interdisciplinary scholars:


Abstract/Proposals to Area Chairs by 15 November 2005.



Hotel (book early as space goes quickly):

CFP: Literature for Children and Adolescents (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Kraver, Jeraldine

CFP: Literature for Children and Adolescents


College English Association National Conference

Reading the Regions / Writing the Regions / Teaching the Regions

San Antonio, Texas, April 6-8, 2006


Deadline for all proposals: October 15, 2005


We invite papers/panels on Literature for Children and Adolescents for=20

the 37th Annual meeting of the College English Association. Members of
CEA are a collegial bunch, and we welcome participation by folks outside
English and by graduate students. This year's conference theme is


CFP: Technologies of Memory in the Arts (Netherlands) (11/1/05; 5/19/06-5/20/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Edwin van Meerkerk

W/ apologies for cross postings.


The conference 'Technologies of Memory in the Arts' focuses on art as a
cultural and technological practice to process and construct the past in
the present. Central questions to this conference are: How do art and
artistic practices function as technologies of memory? How are cultural
artefacts implicated in complex processes of remembering and forgetting, of
recollecting and disremembering, of amnesia and anamnesia?

CFP: Composition/Rhetoric and Popular Culture (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Michael Carlson Kapper

Call for Papers

Composition and Rhetoric Area

Popular Culture Assocation/American Culture Association Conference

Atlanta, GA
April 12-15, 2006

The Composition and Rhetoric Area of the PCA/ACA seeks papers addressing the
intersection of Popular Culture with Composition studies and/or Rhetoric, as
each of these terms can be most broadly construed. We are interested in
popular representations of writing, rhetoric, and instruction in both, as
well as the composed or rhetorical nature of culture as expressed in popular
artifacts. Topics include, but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality (10/1/05; journal issue)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Alex Ruch

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to October 1, 2005. Polygraph
is also currently seeking book reviews for this or future issues, which
should be sent to William Knight and Eric Owens, our reviews editors, at <>.

POLYGRAPH 18: Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality

CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (12/15/05; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kafka, Rob



Evolution, Revolution and Change: Social and Natural Forces in Jeffers's



Brazil Ranch, Big Sur, California, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006


CFP: The Games Science Fiction Plays (9/10/05; collection)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Pawel Frelik


The Games Science Fiction Plays (tentative title)

Submissions are invited for a book-length themed collection of essays
that explores the topics of games, sports and play in the field of
the fantastic.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: The Human and Its Others (10/1/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference
Princeton University, March 23-26, 2006

ACLA 2006 will take place at Princeton University on March 23-26, 2006 (Thursday evening through Sunday noon). Hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature, along with other Departments and Programs in the humanities and the creative arts, the conference will focus on a central theme, The Human and Its Others.

UPDATE: MP International Feminist Journal: Choice (9/6/05; online journal)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP feminist peer-reviewed biannual e-journal is seeking papers on the
subject of "CHOICE". The word choice has been used as a galvanizing point
concerning abortion, but the concept of the right to choose extends well
beyond the womb. Feminists argue over the kinds of choices we make...the
choice to be a stay at home mother or have a consuming career, the choice to
 marry or not to marry, the choice to be celibate or to be sexually
promiscuous, the choice to agree or disagree with feminist "party lines",
etc. We are seeking academic papers, personal narratives, creative writing,
or journalistic writings that wrestle with the idea of gender and choice in

CFP: Jewish Studies Area (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm


Jewish Studies Area
2006 Conference
Popular Culture Association

April 12 - 15, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is open to any
scholar or author with an interest in Jewish Studies. Those interests may
include (but are not exclusive to):

Literature Creative Writing
Film Drama
History Holocaust Studies
Culture Art (including Fine Art, Music, Comic Art, etc.)
Society Politics (US and Israel, Israel and Palestine, etc.)
Language Religion
          And any other topic of interest

UPDATE: New Writing about Fly Fishing (10/21/05; collection)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Lowell Mick White

Call for Submissions: New Writing about Fly Fishing (Collection: updated
deadline 10/21/2005)
As fly fishing drifts downstream into the 21st century, anglers are
faced with over-pressured streams and lakes, declining water quality,
and public indifference. In spite of this, we fish. Why? What do we
get out of it? This proposed collection, Fishing the Angles: New
Writing about Fly Fishing, is looking for works that capture the meaning
and magic (or the lack of meaning and magic) of this most literary of
Outdoor Sports. Though works may well veer off into other areas, fishing
or nature should at least be more than tangential to the story. In

CFP: Text/Image (12/30/05; journal issue)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
C Delyfer

_Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens_ is inviting contributions for its 64th
issue of October 2006 devoted to the interactions between text(s) and
image(s)in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The deadline for
submissions is 30 December 2005._Cahiers Victoriens et Edouadiens_ is a peer-reviewed academic journal
established at the University of Montpellier, France since 1973. It is the
leading French journal in Victorian studies and it publishes articles in
French and English. All submissions should conform to the notes for

CFP: Nation and Narration (12/1/05; 4/21/06-4/23/06)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Jeanne Hageman

APRIL 21 -23, 2006


Nation and Narration

We invite papers and panel proposals on topics that investigate any of the
following topics. While we are particularly interested in proposals that
focus on the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world
literature will be considered.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Religion and Science Fiction/Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:42am
Ximena Gallardo

Call for Papers: Religion and Science Fiction & Fantasy Areas, SW/TX PCA/ACA


2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.


The Area Chairs of Religion and of Science Fiction and Fantasy would like to invite paper and panel proposals for a joint session on religion and science fiction and fantasy in literature, film, and television.


Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to


Ximena Gallardo C.: