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CFP: Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism (Malta) (4/15/06; 7/24/06-7/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Tom Claes

Call for Papers:

'Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism'

Workshop, part of the ISSEI 10th Conference
"The European Mind: Narrative and Identity"
University of Malta
24–29 July 2006

= Workshop description =
(See also: http://www.flwi.ugent.be/tclaes/claes/issei/issei_home.htm)

Commenting on the Zippergate scandal that rocked the USA by the end of the
90-ties, the well-known British conservative culture-critic Roger Scruton
made the following observation:

UPDATE: Secrets & Lies (Puerto Rico) (1/31/06; CEA-CC, 3/24/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
CEA-CC

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter=20
Spring 2006 Conference: 24-25 March 2006=20
"Secrets and Lies"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez=20

Deadline for proposals extended to 31 January 2006

The CEA-CC invites proposals (for 20-minute paper) on any aspect of the =
topic, including, but not limited to the aesthetics of lies/secrets; =
Public vs. Private Secrets, Secret Histories; Political Secrets; Secret =
Agents, Espionage, Treason; Secret Identities; Secret Societies; Secret =
Codes; Gender Codes; Family Secrets, White Lies; Institutional Lies; =
Lying under oath; Cultural Perceptions of Lies; Lies vs. Truth; =
Constructions of Truth; Half-Truths; Hidden Truths, etc.=20

UPDATE: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (3/3/06; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
eng9cal_at_leeds.ac.uk

THE CFP DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
2006. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Harris (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock (CentreCATH,
Leeds), Michel Wieviorka (EHESS, Paris), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

CFP: Thirties Genres: Genre, Writing and Culture in Britain in the 1930s (UK) (3/24/06; 7/1/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Hopkins, Chris

Thirties Genres: Genre, Writing and Culture in Britain in the 1930s

'He picked up the newspaper from beside him; it was open at the women's and children's page. Jane may have had it, reading the All
Made with Remnants article . . . or John may have been enjoying the Washing Day Adventures of Some Tiny Animals. . . He turned
over . . . the Radio Programme . . . Next page. A short story . . . No he wouldn't read it. A block of advertisements filled up
the bottom half of the page. He read them with more care than he gave the news'. (Walter Brierley, Means Test Man, 1935)

CFP: Death & Resurrection: Aspects & Approaches (grad) (UK) (3/1/06; 4/12/06-4/13/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Kenneth Clarke

The Second Oxford Graduate Medieval Conference will be held at Lincoln College, Oxford (UK) on April 12th and 13th, 2006.
Graduate papers are invited on topics related to all aspects of death and resurrection in the middle ages and the early modern period.
Contributions are welcome from diverse fields such as history of art, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less.
Please send 250 word abstracts in the body of your email (no attachments please) to oxgradconf_at_gmail.com by March 1 2006.

Suggested themes might include:-

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

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

Call for Papers:

Word & Image

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of New English
Literatures

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.

CFP: Conrad Conference at MCSU (Poland) (2/15/06; 6/19/06-6/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Wieslaw Krajka

THE EAST EUROPEAN MONOGRAPHS - MARIA CURIE-SKLODOWSKA UNIVERSITY -
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS CONRAD PROJECT

 CALL FOR PAPERS

CONRAD'S POLISH-UKRAINIAN FOOTPRINTS.
IV INTERNATIONAL JOSEPH CONRAD CONFERENCE
AT MARIA CURIE-SKLODOWSKA UNIVERSITY, LUBLIN, POLAND

Date of the conference: June 19th - 23rd, 2006
Date of the tour of Conrad's Polish-Ukrainian footprints: June 24th -
28th, 2006

Place:
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
The Polish Press Association Conference Centre, Kazimierz Dolny,
Poland

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey) (2/20/06; 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
joshua parker

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey)(5/25-28/2006)

American Culture and Literature
and
English Language and Literature
Departments
Fatih University
Istanbul, Turkey
will host an international Humanities conference
entitled
Building Bridges--Crossing Borders: Transdisciplinarity
and
American Studies
5/25-28/2006

Keynote speakers: Bernard Mergen, Susan Curtis, and Guenter Lenz

UPDATE: American Indian Workshop (UK) (2/28/06; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joy Porter

Please forward details of this event to interested colleagues.

Many thanks.

 

I am delighted to announce that the American Indian Workshop Conference on
Place and Indian History, Literature and Culture to be held at the
University of Wales, Swansea 29th-31st March 2006
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/schools/humanities/conferences/american_indian.html

will now also include the renowned Acoma poet Simon Ortiz and the acclaimed
young Indian novelist David Treuer from Minnesota.

 

CFP: Creative Writing, Great Writing (UK) (1/17/06; 6/9/06-6/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
graeme.harper_at_port.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

Great Writing 2006

Great Writing, the UK's International Creative Writing Conference
invites critical papers/creative work/panel suggestions for Great
Writing 2006.

June 9th - 11th
University of Portsmouth

The UK's longest running university creative writing conference will
consider creative work as well as papers on creative writing
teaching, creative writing theory and method, and on contemporary
writers and their work.

Suggestions for individual presentations, or panels (3 persons), are
very welcome.

Critical papers or creative presentations: 20 minutes in length. plus
10 minutes introduction or questions.

UPDATE: Space of Garden - Space of Culture (Poland) (1/31/06; 5/13/06-5/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:45pm
Jaroslaw Pluciennik

Sorry for repeating the message but much of the former mail
has been changed as illegible.

We are pleased to inform you that between May 13th and May
15th, 2006, Katedra Teorii Literatury [Department of Theory
of Literature] of Instytut Teorii Literatury, Teatru i Sztuk
Audiowizualnych [Institute of the Theory of Literature,
Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts] of Uniwersytet Lodzki [the
University of Lodz] organizes an international conference
devoted to:

Space of a Garden â€" Space of Culture

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Sirma Soran Gumpert

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2/20/06;
4/19/06-4/21/06)

Important Update Concerning Paper Proposals

Symposium, Halic University, Department of American
Culture and Literature

'The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoirs and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature', Istanbul, April 2006.

We are glad to announce that our symposium has
generated a great deal of international interest. Due
to the volume of proposals we have already received,
we have been forced to set an earlier deadline for
forthcoming proposals.

CFP: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (3/30/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Paulus Tom

"Another Slapstick Symposium"

A film conference on American slapstick comedy in the silent era, =
13th-14th May, 2006 organized by BLASA (Belgium Luxembourg American =
Studies Association) and VDFC (Flemish Council for Film Culture)=20

To be held at the Cin=E9math=E8que Royale, Brussels, Belgium

Another Slapstick Symposium sets out to revisit and rethink some of the =
themes and ideas of the original =91Slapstick Symposium=92 organized by =
Eileen Bowser at the Museum of Modern Art in 1985. The conference will =
focus on four broad contexts:

1) slapstick comedy and early film style
2) studios and audiences
3) comedy stars/acting
4) mechanics of the gag and the culture of modernity

UPDATE: Studies in English (Turkey) (1/15/06; 4/24/06-4/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Mehmet Can Bas

Update:

The deadline for paper and panel proposals for "Studies in English" =
conference that will take place in Istanbul in April 24-26, 2006 has =
been extended to January 15, 2006.

Keynote speakers:

Adolphe Haberer (Universit=E9 Lumi=E8re-Lyon 2)
Ad Neeleman (University College London)
Jale Parla (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Gerard Steen (Urije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Stephanos Stephanides (University of Cyprus)
Marina Warner

CFP: Genderful Experiences (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 5/25/06-5/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

GENDERFUL EXPERIENCES
Conference Date: May 25/26, 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Proposals: 15 February 2006

-We had the experience but missed the meaning.-
T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets (1941)

Experience is defined as a - direct participation or observation of
events - which results in a production of knowledge. This experience
can be encountered by an individual, community or nation.1

CFP: Gender and National Identity in Film and Television (grad & new scholars) (UK) (2/25/06; 6/23/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm
S.Cobb_at_uea.ac.uk

Gender and National Identity in Film and Television: A Postgraduate
One-day Conference
The University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK **Conference date: Friday, June
23, 2006

This conference seeks postgraduates and new scholars researching,
historicizing, and theorizing the intersection of gender and nation in
film and television. The intersection of these two discourses is our
focus but we are interested also in papers that consider the relationship
of gender and nation within the frame of other film and television studies
topics. Essays with an interdisciplinary framework are welcome. Topics
may include (but are not limited to) the following:

UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Blanca Tovias

UPDATE: Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History (6/30/06; 9/27/06-9/29/06)

VII International Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin
American Studies of Australasia (AILASA

Hyperworld: Language, Culture and History
27-29 September 2006
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

CFP: Wandering with Spinoza Conference (Australia) (5/30/06; 9/13/06-9/15/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Dimitris Vardoulakis

Wandering with Spinoza Conference

=20

The Centre for Ideas
Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia
13 =96 15 September, 2006

=20

Closing date for abstracts is 30 May 2006

=20

The Centre for Ideas at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, =
Australia presents an interdisciplinary Conference on the work, thought =
and influence of Spinoza.

=20

=91Wandering with Spinoza=92, 13, 14, and 15 September, 2006.

=20

Confirmed Keynote speakers: Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Mieke Bal, =
Thomas Hirschhorn and Genevieve Lloyd.

Other confirmed speakers: Michael Mack, Andrew Benjamin, Alexander =
Garcia Duttmann and Paul Carter=20

UPDATE: Autism and Representation (UK) (1/7/06; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Rose, Irene

Due to recent publicity in the UK national newspaper the Guardian, this colloquium has now been extended to run over two days - Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006.

Like wise the deadline to register an interest or submit a panel/paper has now been extended to January 7th 2006.

Autism and Representation - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
A Two Day Colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2006

CFP: Open Session, Crossroads: Anti-Consumerism and Cultural Studies (Turkey) (1/31/06; 7/20/06-7/23/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Jo Littler

Please distribute. Apologies for x-posting.

We would like to invite paper proposals for consideration for the =20
session
'Anti-Consumerism and Cultural Studies ' at the Cultural Studies =20
Crossroads Conference, Istanbul 2006 (www.crossroads2006.org =20
<http://www.crossroads2006.org> ).

See below for further session details. Final date for abstracts: 31st =20=

January
2006.

Please sent abstracts (150 words maximum) to
Sam Binkley Samuel_Binkley_at_emerson.edu
Jo Littler jo.littler_at_ntlworld.com

UPDATE: Poetry and Politics (UK) (1/15/06; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:02pm
Andrew Sneddon {PG}

Extended deadline:

Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.=20

Abstracts of 200-250 words of papers not lasting longer than twenty
minutes in delivery should reach the organisers by our extended deadline
of January 15, 2006. Many thanks to all those who have already
responded. Everyone concerned will receive a formal decision on their
submission by mid January as previously advertised.

Poets and speakers to include Moniza Alvi, Eavan Boland, David Dabydeen,
Marilyn Hacker, Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Norbrook, Tom Paulin, Deryn
Rees-Jones, Jo Shapcott, and the Norton keynote speaker, Adrienne Rich
(all confirmed).=20

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