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CFP: Slash 2: Fanfiction Study Day (UK) (12/15/06; 2/27/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Ian Hunter





Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.


Tuesday 27th February 2007

10.00 am - 6.00 pm


After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers
another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting
developments in fanfic.


CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Malte Urban

The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I

CFP: Evolution and Religion (UK) (6/15/06; evolutions, 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
sally henderson

'evolutions': a two-day international conference hosted by the School
of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh,
22-23 September 2006.

CFP Panel:Panel Call: Intelligent/Divine: Religion versus Rationality?

CFP: John Gower in the 21st Century (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Malte Urban

The poetry of John Gower has experienced a renaissance of critical interest
in recent years, and scholars are beginning to realise the potential of
subjecting his works to an array of innovative approaches. This session aims
to bring together a panel assessing Gower¹s situation within 21st-century
medieval studies, and it is hoped that we can define more clearly his
position in the contemporary academy and his relation to the London culture
in which he was working, especially the relationship between his poetry and
that of his contemporaries and successors.

Possible topics include:

CFP: Folly BCLA International Conference (UK) (12/15/06; 7/2/07-7/5/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
BCLA Folly

The British Comparative Literature Association

XI International Conference


Goldsmiths, University of London, 2-5 July 2007

Call for Papers

Plenary speakers:
   Piero Boitani (Università La Sapienza, Rome)
   Rachel Bowlby (University College London)
   John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
   Alberto Manguel (Paris, Toronto)
   Susan Stewart (Princeton University)

Paper proposals of a comparative / interdisciplinary nature are invited,
covering any genre or historical period. The following list is intended to
suggest a possible range of subject areas:

CFP: Words & Notes in the 19th Century (UK) (11/1/06; 7/2/07-7/3/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Geoffrey Chew


Words and Notes in the Nineteenth Century (London, 2-3 July 2007)

Focusing on a century that fostered a growth industry in musical writing
of many kinds (musical novels, programme notes, musical poetry, music
appreciation texts, journalism, scientific treatises, biography, etc.),
this conference seeks to address three main questions. How is music
conceptualized in various textual situations/locations between c.1789 and
1914? How can we best approach the relationships between music and texts?
In what ways might comparative study of different languages, genres or
cultural contexts help us explore the workings of word-music

CFP: The Merry Widow: Rethinking Widowhood in History, Culture, and Society (UK) (12/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
McAvoy E.

Papers and full sessions for a strand on medieval widowhood are =
being sought for a conference hosted by the Centre for Research into =
in Culture and Society (GENCAS) at the University of Wales, Swansea =
7th-9th, 2007.

Keynote Speakers:=20
Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Professor of German Literature, Exeter College,
Dr Anneke Mulder-Bakker, Fellow in Medieval History, University of =
Susie Boyt, Novelist

CFP: Neo-Victorianism: The Politics and Aesthetics of Appropriation (UK) (10/31/06; 9/10/07-9/12/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:28pm
Becky Munford

CFP: Neo-Victorianism: The Politics and Aesthetics of Appropriation
(31/10/2006; 10/09/2007-12/09/2007)


"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much
about it." (Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians, 1918)

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies at the
University of Exeter, 10-12 September 2007

Keynote speakers: Professor Cora Kaplan, Professor John Sutherland and
Professor Imelda Whelehan

Confirmed participants to include: Regenia Gagnier, Ann Heilmann, Philip
Hensher, Martina Lauster, Brian Maidment, Rick Rylance

CFP: Diaspora and Hybridity in the Works of Doris Lessing (UK) (8/31/06; Doris Lessing, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Weinhouse, Linda

Diaspora and Hybridity in the Works of Doris Lessing.


For a panel at the Second Doris Lessing International Conference at =
Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Papers may consider the =
relationship between diaspora and the contradictory aspects of the =
colonial subject and exile and related themes. Some suggested works: =
Going Home, In Pursuit of the English, and the novels of Canopus at =
Argos particularly The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five.


Submit 1-2 page abstracts to Linda Weinhouse <> by August 31, =

CFP: Celtic Studies Conference (Australia) (no deadline noted; 7/18/07-7/21/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Bronwyn Ledgard

Greetings all,

The University of Sydney Celtic Studies Foundation will hold the Sixth
Australian Celtic Conference at the University of Sydney, Australia, from
July 18 - 21, 2007.

The conference theme is 'The Celts in Legend and Reality, ancient and
modern'. We hope to attract papers from all and any disciplines relating to
the area of Celtic Studies, whether orientated toward ancient, medieval, or
modern periods, and in all fields, from those interested in literature
studies, to history, law, art, and religion.

CFP: African Literature in the 21st Century (Algeria) (9/5/06; 5/1/07-5/5/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm

CFP - =AB African Literature in the 21Ist century: Out of the =
post-colonial and beyond=BB 5/1-5/2007 - Tamanrasset, Algeria. (deadline =
for propositions 9/5/06

 Contact: =20

The conference is jointly organised by the university of Angers, =
research group GRILUA, and the university of Algiers, Algeria. All =
papers will be given in French.

Propositions (300 words) along with a short bio-bibliography, to be sent =
by the 5th September 2006 to: M. Ben LEBDAI, university of Angers : =
(anglophone African literature)=20

CFP: InterActions, Interdisciplinarity in the Arts and Humanities (grad) (UK) (8/1/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm

InterActions: the Fifth Annual Arts and Humanities Graduate Conference at the University of Glasgow.

Call for Papers

Interaction is a fundamental feature of research in the Arts and Humanities. This conference seeks to explore diverse interactions that shape new ars of investigation and provide a fresh look at interdisciplinary practices.

CFP: Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities 1790-1945 (Netherlands) (7/1/06; 10/25/06-10/27/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Leeuwen, E.J. van

Leiden October Conference 2006: The Literary Utopias of Cultural =
Communities, 1790-1945

English Department University of Leiden The Netherlands=20

25 - 27 October 2006

Writing literature is often deemed a solitary enterprise. Literary =
history, however, has proven that, next to famous literary recluses such =
as Thomas Pynchon, there have always existed communities of writers, =
often joined by artists working in different media. From the =
Shelley-Circle to the Bloomsbury group, many of these cultural =
communities engaged with utopian schemes and philosophies in their work. =

CFP: Revisiting Elizabeth Gaskell and Her Works (8/1/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:21pm
Elizabeth Gaskell


2-day conference on Elizabeth Gaskell

22-23 September 2006, University of Salford, UK

In recent years Elizabeth Gaskell has attracted renewed scholarly attention,
and contextualisations of her minor works and letters were offered in
addition to the numerous studies of well-known texts such as Mary Barton.
The conference offers to supplement this research by a comprehensive
consideration of Gaskell's major and lesser-known works. A publisher has
expressed interest in publishing revised versions of the conference papers.

Please submit short abstracts (300 words) for 30-minute papers to the
organizers at

CFP: Improvisation Continuums (UK) (9/1/06; 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Dennis R \(HLaSS\)

Improvisation Continuums: theorising improvisation across disciplines

12 - 14 April 2007 (deadline for submissions 1 Sept 06)
Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
University of Glamorgan South Wales UK

Keynotes confirmed
Anne Bogart, SITI Company
Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play

Call for Papers (please cross post where appropriate)

Improvisation is integral to arts practice. This conference provides a
structure and a space for artists/practitioners/teachers/scholars to
share ideas and debate about the application and relevance of
improvisation in arts practice today.

UPDATE: Ecocriticism in the 21st century (UK) (6/30/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Rupert Hildyard

'DISCORDANT HARMONIES: Ecocriticism in the 21st century'

8th - 10th September 2006
University of Lincoln, England, U.K.

Updated call for papers: deadline June 30th 2006

The perception that we are living at a time of deepening ecological
crisis is now urgent and pervasive. What do literature and culture have
to say at this moment in the history of human relationships with our

CFP: American Modernism: Cultural Transactions (UK) (8/11/06: 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am

*American Modernism: Cultural Transactions*
Oxford Brookes University, UK
22-23 September 2006

A major interdisciplinary conference examining the scope and impact of
America Modernism in literature, cinema and the visual arts

Sessions on Ethnicity and Culture, T.S. Eliot. Anglo-American Modernism,
the American Avant-garde, Edith Wharton, and Transnational Modernism

visit the website @

Speakers include:
Cassandra Laity, Tim Armstrong, Janet Beer, Laura Marcus, Paul Giles and
Steven Mathews

CFP: Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of Influence? (UK) (5/4/07; 7/12/07-7/15/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Dr Philip Tew

The Sixth Symbiosis Conference CFP=20


Headline Theme: =91Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies =
Influence?=92 (N.B. Please note that submissions on other Anglo-American
topics/themes are most welcome).=20


Venue: Brunel University, West London


Dates: 12th =96 15th July 2007 =20


The School of Arts at Brunel University is delighted to collaborate with
Symbiosis in hosting the Sixth Symbiosis Conference, with the headline =
of =93Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of =
Influence?,=94 at
the Uxbridge Campus, Brunel University, July 12=9615, 2007.=20


CFP: R K Narayan Birth-Centenary (India) (7/7/06; 10/10/06-10/12/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am

R. K. Narayan Birth-Centenary Conference

A birth-centenary conference on R. K. Narayan will be held from 10 to 12
October 2006 at Mysore. The conference is organized by the Indian
Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS) and
the Sahitya Akademi (the National Academy of Letters), New Delhi.

Of all the Indian novelists in English, R. K. Narayan remains one of the
most highly regarded, perhaps the most widely popular, and even the most
"typically Indian". On the occasion of his birth-centenary, we propose to
bring together a group of scholars and admirers of Narayan to re-read and
revaluate his life, works, context and legacy.

CFP: Empires and their Contested Pasts (Ireland) (12/31/06; 5/18/07-5/20/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Jennifer M Regan


Empires and their contested pasts

28th Irish Conference of Historians

at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

18–20 May 2007

We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of the general theme of
empires and their contested pasts. There is no restriction on chronology,
location, or type of empire. Comparative studies and papers examining
historiographical debates and/or contestations of race, religion, gender,
class, and culture will be welcomed. We particularly invite proposals from
postgraduate students.

CFP: George Moore: Across Borders (France) (10/15/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am

Call for papers
International Conference

Date: 30-31 March 2007

Venue: Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, France
CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes des Civilisations, Littératures et Langues Etrangères)
and CERIUL (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Irlandaises de l'Université de
Lille) Research Centres

Deadline for submission of proposals : 15 October 2006