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UPDATE: Close Relations: the Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre (Australia) (4/10/06; 9/20/06-9/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Paul Monaghan

UPDATE - CALL FOR PAPERS - deadline extended to April 10, 2006

CLOSE RELATIONS: THE =91SPACES=92 OF GREEK AND ROMAN THEATRE

An international, multi-disciplinary conference linking theatre and=20
performance studies, archaeology, classical studies and reception=20
studies

www.sca.unimelb.edu.au/close

September 20-23, 2006 at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Convenors: Prof. Frank Sear, Paul Monaghan, Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Proposals for presentations of 20 or 40 minutes duration, including=20
title and abstract of up to 200 words must be received by April 10,=20
2006

CFP: Pressure to Experiment (UK) (5/29/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
mandy_at_bloomfield.f2s.com

Pressure to Experiment

A two day international conference on experimentation in contemporary writing

Organised by the Centre for Contemporary Writing

To be held at the University of Southampton, UK on
28th and 29th September 2006

This conference explores the role of literary experimentation in contemporary
writing. After nearly a hundred years of modernism we ask what purpose and
meaning we now attribute to experimentation in fiction, in poetry and in
critical thought. Specific questions to be addressed include:

What are the contemporary aesthetic, political, and cultural pressures on
experimentation?

CFP: Monsters and Monstrosities of the Seas (Puerto Rico) (7/31/06; CEA-CC, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Vartan Messier

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
Fall 2005 Conference: 10-11 November 2006
"Our Watery World: Humans and the Sea"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

The CEA-CC invites proposals for a panel titled "Monster and Monstrosities
of the Seas." Please send 200-250 word proposal to Vartan Messier at
cea_caribbeanchapter_at_hotmail.com by 31 July 2006. Proposals may be sent by
email as part of a text message but not as attachments. Presenters must be
registered members of the CEA-CC at the time of the conference.

More information available at
http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/ingles/cea-cc.htm

UPDATE: Another Slapstick Symposium (Belgium) (4/10/06; 5/13/06-5/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Tom Paulus

Update - extended deadline

(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), the University of Antwerp (American Studies Group) and VDFC
(Flemish Council for Film Culture)

To be held at the Cinematheque Royale, Brussels, Belgium

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

CFP: 1st John Dos Passos International Conference (Portugal) (5/31/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Bernardo de Vasconcelos

Conference Name: 1st John Dos Passos International Conference

Name of organizing/sponsoring society or organization: CENTRO CULTURAL =
JOHN
DOS PASSOS, Direc=E7=E3o Regional dos Assuntos Culturais

Name of contact person: Miguel Oliveira

Enquiries e-mail: <mailto:1DosPassosConference_at_sapo.pt>
1DosPassosConference_at_sapo.pt

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Website address: http://johndospassosconf.sc14.info/

Conference start date: 12 October 2006

Last day of conference: 14 October 2006

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 31 May 2006

=20

City where conference will be held: Funchal (Madeira Island)

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Country: Portugal

CFP: Jeanette Winterson (Turkey) (9/15/06; 12/14/06-12/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Margaret Sonmez

The 14th METU British Novelists Seminar

Jeanette Winterson and her Work

will be held on=20

14-15 December 2006

at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Call for Papers=20

You are invited to send proposals for 20-minute presentations on any =
topic directly related to this year's Seminar topic.=20

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to the conference =
organiser at one of the addresses given below by 15th September. =20

The papers presented at the seminar will be published in a Proceedings.=20

CFP: Ecocriticism and Canadian Studies (Spain) (5/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Eva Darias Beautell

Congreso de la Asociaci=F3n Espa=F1ola de Estudios Canadienses
17 y 18 de noviembre de 2006 en la Residencia La Cristalera de la=20
Universidad Aut=F3noma de Madrid.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel: Ecocriticism and the Interaction between the Global and the Local =
in Recent Canadian Literature and Art.
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CFP: Uprootings / Regroundings: Migrations in Canadian Literature (Spain) (5/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:13pm
cristina-isabel.sanchez_at_dfm.unirioja.es

IDENTITIES IN THE MAKE: MIGRATION AND CULTURAL CHANGE IN THE
 TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (15 May 2006; 17-18 November 2006; Madrid, Spain)

*11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CANADIAN STUDIES, SPANISH ASSOCIATION
FOR CANADIAN STUDIES. MADRID, 17-18 NOVEMBER 2006. MORE INFO AT
WWW.ESTUDIOSCANADIENSES.ORG

*CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE PANEL *Uprootings / Regroundings: Migrations in
Canadian Literature.*

UPDATE: International Symposium on Sinology (China) (6/1/06; 10/13/06-10/15/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Sinology

Sponsored by the Institute of English Literature, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China
October 13-15, 2006

Call for Papers 2006

The Institute of English Literature, Zhejiang University, cordially invites your active
participation in an international symposium on Sinology and Sino-West cultural relations
and exchanges to be held in Hangzhou, October 13-15, 2006.

CFP: Contemporary British and Irish Literary Landscapes: Re-Reading Pat Barker (UK) (5/31/06; 11/24/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Pat Wheeler

CFP: Contemporary British and Irish Literary Landscapes: Re-Reading Pat Barker

Call for papers for a one-day conference at University of Hertfordshire,
England

Friday 24th November, 2006

This one-day conference is the first of a series entitled Contemporary
British and Irish Literary Landscapes. The inaugural conference explores
the work of Pat Barker.

UPDATE: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/31/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
rcm_at_aber.ac.uk

Deadline extended:

UPDATE: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/31/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

ROMANTICISM, ENVIRONMENT, CRISIS

23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate
Soper.

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

CFP: Blake and Conflict (UK) (5/1/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
David Fallon

BLAKE AND CONFLICT
A Two Day Conference at University College, Oxford
22-23 September, 2006
Call for Papers

For the majority of William Blake's life, Britain was a nation at war.
Countries, individuals, and ideologies clashed in the ferment of the
American, French, and Industrial Revolutions. Britain experienced
unprecedented levels of mobilisation, chronic food shortages, mass
demonstrations, and the repression of civil liberties.

CFP: Second International Doris Lessing Conference (UK) (8/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
Julie Cairnie

CFP: Second International Doris Lessing Conference (08/31/06;07/07/07-09/07/07)
Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Doris Lessing is a writer who, in her early career, concentrated on Africa
and African politics then subsequently turned toward England, feminism, and
speculative fiction. This panel will explore Lessing's continued engagement
with African politics from "The Grass Is Singing" and "Going Home" to "Under
My Skin" and "African Laughter," as well as her more recent
journalism/reviews.

Submit one-page abstracts by August 31, 2006 to: anneserafin_at_earthlink.net
and jcairnie_at_uoguelph.ca

CFP: Old Text/Nu Txt: Writing for a Change (New Zealand) (5/1/06; 12/7/06-12/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Walpert, Bryan

Call For Papers

2006 Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium
Thursday and Friday, 7-8 December, 2006
Napier, New Zealand
The conference website may be found at http://twn.massey.ac.nz

We invite those working and teaching in the fields of academic writing,
writing across the curriculum, ESOL, creative writing, and writing
support to submit a presentation proposal related to the theme: "Old
Text / Nu Txt: Writing for a Change."

CFP: The Politics of Waste Seminar (UK) (3/31/06; ESSE 8, 8/29/06-9/2/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Effie Yiannopoulou

CFP: The Politics of Waste/The European Association for the Study of =
English Conference (ESSE 8) (UK) (8/29/06 =96 9/2/06)

ESSE 8 Conference

London (Senate House)

29 August =96 2 September 2006

Seminar: The Politics of Waste

Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2006 (400 words)

CFP: Ecocriticism and the Endangered Sea (Puerto Rico) (7/31/06; CEA-CC, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
CEA-CC

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
Fall 2005 Conference: 10-11 November 2006
"Watery World: Humans and the Sea"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

The CEA-CC invites proposals for a panel titled "Ecocriticism and the =
Endangered Sea".
Please send 200-250 word proposal to Vartan Messier at =
cea_caribbeanchapter_at_hotmail.com by 31 July 2006.
Proposals may be sent by email as part of a text message but not as
attachments. Presenters must be registered members of the CEA-CC at the =
time=20
of the conference.

More information available at
http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/ingles/cea-cc.htm

UPDATE: Women and Poetry in the 21st C. Conference (UK) (3/31/06; 9/6/06-9/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Jo Gill

PLEASE POST REVISED CFP / DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2006

 

Women and poetry in the 21st Century: Kicking Daffodils III

 

 

Two-day conference: 6th and 7th September 2006, University of the West of
England, Bristol

 

F I N A L C A L L F O R P A P E R S

 

 

Keynote Speakers: Medbh McGuckian and Marion Wynne-Davies

 

Including contributions from: Elaine Feinstein, Deryn Rees-Jones, Diane
Middlebrook, Robyn Bolam, Kate Clanchy, Michelene Wandor, Tracy Brain, Fiona
Sampson, Georgia Scott, Zina Rohan, Cheryl Malcolm.

 

CFP: Transnational Perspectives: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (Turkey) (7/15/06; 11/15/06-11/17/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Asli Tekinay

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  Bogazici University and National Association of Ethnic Studies
  November 15-17, Bogazici University, ISTANBUL
   
  CFP: Transnational Perspectives: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and
Religion
   
  Istanbul is one of the world's major cities with a long history of
diverse cultures, races and religions living together in harmony. Throughout
history, this kaleidoscopic city has managed to create harmony from discord. In
this city where different cultures intersect and interact, we aim to bridge
together different perspectives on a cross-cultural platform and inspire a new

CFP: Gender and Interaction: Real and Virtual Women in a Male World (Italy) (3/19/06; 5/23/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Brahnam

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                          CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
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"Gender and Interaction: Real and Virtual women in a male world"
1 day workshop at AVI 2006
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Date: 23 May 2006
Location: Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline: 19 March 2006 - Extended deadline
 
Web-site: http://www.informatics.manchester.ac.uk/~antonella/gender/
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CFP: Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy (Romania) (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Laura Savu

LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
To: CFP_at_english.upenn.edu

  LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY:
  AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  Bucharest University, Romania
    November 23-25, 2006
   
  Organizers:
    Mircea Martin, Bucharest University, Romania
  Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
   
    The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for addressing issues related to the notion of "legitimacy" across discourses, cultural practices, and traditions. We are primarily interested in papers theorizing the construction and representation of the "legitimate?" in particular contexts.
  

UPDATE: Fashioning Fiction (UK) (4/21/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Elizabeth Andrews

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Please note that DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 21ST
APRIL 2006.

The organisers of the following conference are delighted to inform
prospective attendees that a publisher has expressed an interest in
releasing a collection of edited essays or proceedings from the
Fashioning Fiction conference. We also have organised a celidh in The
Queen's Hotel: http://www.queenshotelscotland.com/ . For further
information visit www.fashioningfiction.stir.ac.uk .

CFP: Literature in Times of Violence (India) (5/31/06; MELUS-India, 3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:18pm
Manju Jaidka

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT - 2007=20

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MELUS-INDIA

(The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United =
States - India Chapter) =20

&

MELOW=20

(The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World)

 will hold a conference on

 LITERATURE IN TIMES OF VIOLENCE

in Chandigarh, tentative date: March 2007

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THEME FOR MELUS-INDIA: =20

"LITERATURE IN TIMES OF VIOLENCE: THE AMERICAN RESPONSE"

=20

THEME FOR MELOW:

"CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURES IN TIMES OF VIOLENCE"

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