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CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Lois Wolfe

FACS Literary Journal

Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies=20


Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation


Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?


CFP: Reading Code (3/17/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Rita Raley

The Media & Literature discussion group is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia, December 2006:

"Reading Code"

Papers on the aesthetics, politics, and poetics of code; machine translation; relations between natural languages & programming languages; codework; protocols; genetic code and biomedia; operational text.

Abstracts and brief CVs by March 17 to Rita Raley <raley at>.

UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Class, Reportage and War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Todd Vogel

Class, Reportage and War
The MLA Division on Non-fiction Prose, Excluding Auto-biography is hosting a
panel on class, reportage and war that is designed to plumb the class
underpinnings of supposedly factual reporting. Whether in a straight news
story, a feature article or a longer non-fiction piece, for years reporters
have made their journalistic reputations on their war correspondence. These
reports, like other cultural texts in society, are larded with class-based
ideologies that say much about power and social organization. Papers for
this panel may focus on a writer, a piece or a publication. It may seek
comparisons between a distant war and the current war in Iraq or a

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

CFP: Hitchcock (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Elizabeth Spies

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006

This panel consists of all topics surrounding Alfred Hitchcock and his films
and the effects of those films on movie-making since the sixties. Topics
include but are not limited to
1.containment culture and sixties cinema
2.gender bending
3.reception studies
4.changes in film theory/perceptions of film because of Hitchcock's work
5.parodies of Hitchcock, allusions to Hitchcock in film
6.use of soundtrack
7.Hitchcock and film noir

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media (DVD players, laptop
hookups, etc.).