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CFP: Culture in 19th C British Literature (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association
Fort Worth 2006 - "Cultural Roundup"
"Culture in Nineteenth-Century British Literature"
The Nineteenth-Century British Literature Division of the SCMLA invites paper proposals for the 2006 meeting to be held October 26-28 in Fort Worth, Texas. In keeping with the conference theme "Cultural Roundup," this panel welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of culture, broadly construed. Topics might include, but are not limited to, literary aspects of "high" culture (art, music, fashion) or "low" culture (music halls, penny dreadfuls, street fairs) or sites of intersection.

UPDATE: Working with 'Real Readers' (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Amy Blair

The newly-formed Reception Study Association (RSA) will be sponsoring a
panel at the American Literature Association¹s 17th annual conference at the
Hyatt Regency San Francisco May 25-28, 2006.
³Working With ŒReal Readers¹: Case Studies and Methodological Challenges in
American Literature.² This panel will contemplate the definition of ³real
readers² as we work toward an interdisciplinary understanding of the work of
reception study in the American context. We invite both individual case
studies of reception and discussions of the particular issues confronting
the scholar of historical or contemporary reception of American literature.

CFP: Division on Autobiography and Life Writing (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
William Craig Howes

Here are the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing topics
for the 2006 MLA Convention. Please send your proposal to the person
chairing the session; you can submit to more than one session, although if
you're selected for both, I assume you'd be asked to choose one.
If your paper is accepted, you will have to become a member of the MLA by
April 1.
Craig Howes


CFP: EnterText: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond (5/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Leon Hunt

CALL FOR PAPERS: EnterText Volume 6 number 2


Wuxia Fictions: Chinese Martial Arts in Film, Literature and Beyond


Guest Editor: Leon Hunt, Film and TV Studies, Brunel University


Submissions for this edition are invited by 1 May 2006. With the success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, the wuxia (Martial Chivalry/Martial Arts) genre has attracted a new wave of critical attention. This issue seeks to examine wuxia fictions in a range of contexts (national, regional, transnational) and across a range of media. Topics might include:


· developments in and aesthetics of fight choreography

· wuxia and authorship in literature and film

UPDATE: Comparative Canadian Literature (grad) (1/31/06; 3/30/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Angélique Jones

The deadline for submissions has changed from 01/15/06 to 01/31/06.

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: Word & Image (Germany) (1/21/06; 5/24/06-5/27/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
Michael Meyer

Call for Papers:

Word & Image

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of New English

University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany, May 24-27, 2006

The simultaneous use of verbal and visual forms of representation
constitutes a major feature of anglophone literatures and cultures, but
the similarities and differences between words and images and the
parameters of their coexistence have hardly been theorised and
critically explored in depth. Post/colonial critiques often stress that
the Other transcends verbal representation, without, however, discussing
the nature of the visual representation of the Other or its relationship
to its verbal context.