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CFP: Close Encounters (Netherlands) (12/5/05; SSLA, 6/13/06-6/16/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Manuela Rossini

Dear all:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, the 4th European Biannual Conference of the
Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts is ready for boarding now:
http://www.slsa.nl

Deadline for submissions of papers and panels: 5 Dec 05.

The conference is organised around 11 thematic streams. For a short
description, possible topics and calls for co-panelists click "Streams" on
the menu.

The site is still under construction: so please check back regularly for
new information on plenary sessions and other events, hotels, calls for
co-panelists, payment arrangements, etc.

Meanwhile, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions:
rossini_at_slsa.nl

CFP: Haunting, War and Conflict (Sweden) (10/15/05; Space, Haunting, Discourse, 6/15/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Andrew Hill

'Haunting, War and Conflict' - a session to be held at 'Space, Haunting,
Discourse,' an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department =
of
English at Karlstad University, Sweden, June 15-18, 2006.

Session description:

The realm of the ghostly has figured as a repeated referent in histories =
of
war and conflict - from the pre-modern practice of invoking ghosts and
spirits to assist in combat, to notions of the ghosts of dead soldiers =
and
citizens haunting battlefields and sites of destruction, to the =
portrayal of
Al Qaeda as constituting a type of 'phantom enemy'.

CFP: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend (Denmark) (2/1/06; 5/29/06-6/1/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Mikel Koven [mik]

Apologies for cross-posting.

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PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY LEGEND
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-fourth International Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark

May 29 - June 1, 2006

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to =
announce that the 2006 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-fourth =
International Conference is to be held in the 'Blixen Room' in the =
'Black Diamond' building of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. =
(http://www.kb.dk/kultur/diamant/index-en.htm).

CFP: The Literary North: 19th to 21st C. (UK) (1/9/06; 5/20/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Katharine M Cockin

CFP: The Literary North (19th to 21st century)(UK) (01/09/06; 05/20/06)
Call for papers for a one-day conference
At University of Hull, England
Saturday 20 May 2005 9am to 5pm
Keynote speaker: Professor Cora Kaplan, Southampton University

This conference will reassess the stereotypes of the grim North and the
beautiful South in order to investigate literary representations from
and about the north of England.

With a view to making visible the North of England as a significant
trope as well as a vibrant location for literature from the most
contemporary to the nineteenth century, this conference will challenge
the destructive stereotypes of the North which appear to be gaining
momentum.

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (Italy) (11/20/05; Borders & Crossings, 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Anastasia Logotheti

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (11/20/2005; Italy, =
9/7/06-9/9/06)

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Conference:

Borders & Crossings VI, the sixth International Conference on Travel =
Writing 7-9 September 2006

University of Palermo, Italy.

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Panel Title:

Writing Hellas: Modern Greece in 20th century Travel Narratives

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 Panel Chair:=20

Dr Anastasia Logotheti, Deree College, The American College of Greece

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UPDATE: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK) (9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:14pm
Angelique Wheelock

CFP: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK)
(9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10-13/06)

Deadline Extended!

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature
Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 September, 2005

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers on the above subject to be
delivered at the Thirteenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK,
10-13 July 2006. See www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc2006/imc2006.htm for more
information.

UPDATE: Affect and Excess: The Politics of American Melodrama (Cyprus) (9/23/05; EASA, 4/7/06-4/10/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Ilka Saal

Please note the corrected date for the conference!

"AFFECT AND EXCESS: THE POLITICS OF AMERICAN MELODRAMDA":

Workshop at European American Studies Association Biennial Conference
"Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the
United States," April 7-10, 2006, Nicosia, Cyprus.

We invite papers that examine the politics and aesthetics of American
melodrama (on stage, page, and screen).

Please send queries, abstracts (250 words) and brief bio by September 23,
2005 to isaal_at_richmond.edu or ralphpoole_at_fatih.edu.tr

CFP: Victorian Traffic (Australia) (10/15/05; 2/6/06-2/9/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Sue Thomas

CFP: Victorian Traffic (10/15/05; 2/6/2006-2/9/2006)
 
2006 Conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association
 
6-9 February 2006
Venue: Hotel Y Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
 
Hosted by La Trobe University
 
Offers of papers of 20 minutes duration are invited on the conference theme,
³Victorian Traffic². Proposals from a range of disciplines are welcome and
might address
 
· the history, theory or representation of trade, commerce,
marketplaces and transport
 
· traffic in ideas, aesthetics, styles and artifacts
 
· cross-cultural exchange and exchanges
 

CFP: International Pynchon Week (Spain) (11/30/05; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
John M. Krafft

CALL FOR PAPERS:

INTERNATIONAL PYNCHON WEEK. V. IS FOR VARO TOO: EXPLORING
THOMAS PYNCHON'S HISPANIC (AND OTHER!) GLOBAL CONNECTIONS.

GRANADA, SPAIN, JUNE 13-16, 2006

This four-day event, slated to coincide with Granada's Corpus
Christi celebrations, will provide a forum not only for the
exploration of Pynchon's Hispanic connections, but also for
wide-ranging engagement with the totality of Pynchon's work to
date. We hope that some scholars will focus their studies on
the myriad Hispanic references dotted throughout Pynchon's
writing, for example:

CFP: Technologies of Memory in the Arts (Netherlands) (11/1/05; 5/19/06-5/20/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Edwin van Meerkerk

W/ apologies for cross postings.

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The conference 'Technologies of Memory in the Arts' focuses on art as a
cultural and technological practice to process and construct the past in
the present. Central questions to this conference are: How do art and
artistic practices function as technologies of memory? How are cultural
artefacts implicated in complex processes of remembering and forgetting, of
recollecting and disremembering, of amnesia and anamnesia?

CFP: Lads in Popular Fiction (UK) (9/30/05; 2/18/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Knowles, Joanne

Association for Research in Popular Fictions

Lads in popular fiction: a colloquium on contemporary masculinity
Saturday 18th February 2006
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

CFP: The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (Greece) (10/1/05; 4/26/06-4/28/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
gskarp_at_panteion.gr

COST A20 Conference
“The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe”
Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006

COST Action A20 on “The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in
Europe” invites proposals for papers to be presented at its
concluding conference, to be held in Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006.

CFP: Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors in Australian Literature (Australia) (12/15/05; ASAL, 7/3/06-7/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
Tanya Dalziell

=46irst Call for Abstracts/Papers
Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors
Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Conference
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, July 3-5 2006

Nobby's story has its roots way back. It's part of a bigger
historical picture and a longer story of hardship passed down from
one generation to another. This story continues today.
Ruby Langford Ginibi (from Haunted by the Past)

History breaks down into images, not into stories. Walter Benjamin

There is no word or image that is not haunted by history. Eduardo Cadava

CFP: Virginia Woolf (UK) (1/4/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kathryn Simpson

CFP: 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf 2006,
Birmingham, UK (1.4.06; 6/22/06 - 6/25/06)

This conference takes Virginia Woolf to Britain's second city in order
to explore her work from perspectives 'beyond the boundary' of her own
positions and attitudes. Her coolness towards the provinces and
'prejudice' against the regional novel (Letters 6. 381) are thus the
starting-point for considering her writing in the light of its own
'limits', self-declared and otherwise. Themes for papers may involve
Woolf and:

CFP: Medieval Disability (UK) (9/20/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Cory Rushton

Medieval Disability: The body beyond the margins (Leeds, July 10-13th 2006).
 
Disability Studies, a field of inquiry rooted in disciplines as diverse as archaeology, history, literary studies and queer theory, has increasingly called for an intensified exanination of the history of disability: how it was perceived, what constituted "able-bodiedness" in different eras, the moral ramifications of disability, the growth of the culture of pity, etc. Medievalists have been slow to answer this call, despite the period's centrality in the formation of modern identities.
 

CFP: Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England (UK) (11/1/05; 4/3/06-4/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:45pm
evelyn schneider

Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (Mancass) Easter Conference =
4/3/06-4/5/06, Hulme Hall, Manchester, England.

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Call for Papers

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"Royal Authority: Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England".

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Among those presenting papers are Nicholas Brooks, Gareth Williams, =
Tania Dickinson and Nick Higham.

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Suggestions for further papers are required by 1/11/05. Please submit a =
300-500 word pr=E9cis of your subject which might address such topics =
as:

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Who makes a king? - Heredity, the Church, powerful factions, the witan, =
himself?

What makes a king? - Consecration, control of the Treasury, command of =
an army, common consent?

UPDATE: Narratives in English by Women Explorers and Travellers 1700-1940 (France) (9/20/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:35pm
bijon

Deadline extended:

UPDATE/CFP: Narratives in English by Women Explorers and Travellers
1700-1940 (France) (9/20/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 3-4, 2006
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT-ETIENNE (FRANCE)

    While 18th and 19th century women were usually confined to the domestic
and national spheres some women indulged their dreams and travelled to
unexplored territories: their journeys to the Orient (Lady Montagu, Lady
Blunt, Gertrude Bell, Amelia Edwards, Freya Stark), to India (Emily Eden,
Fanny Parks), to America (Isabella Bird, Clara Bromley, France Trollope), to
Africa (Mary Kingsley) or to Australia (Daisy Bates) gave rise to
narratives.

CFP: Cyberspace Revisited: Digital Revolution vs. Transnational Digital Convergence (Cyprus) (no deadline noted; EAAS, 4/7/06-4/

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:35pm
Tatiana Rapatzikou

EAAS BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
APRIL 7-10, 2006
NICOSIA, CYPRUS
CONFERENCE THEME:
"Conformism, Non-conformism and Anti-conformism in the Culture of the =
United States"

Workshop Title:
Cyberspace Revisited: Digital Revolution vs. Transnational Digital =
Convergence

Chairs: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (trapatz_at_enl.auth.gr) and Dr. Allan =
Lloyd-Smith (a.lloyd-smith_at_uea.ac.uk)

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address
topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any
languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

CFP: Auto/Biography and Mediation (Germany) (11/20/05; IABA, 7/27/06-7/31/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:52pm
William Howes

Call for Papers

Fifth IABA Conference, Mainz, Germany, 27-31 July 2006

Organizer: Alfred Hornung

The fifth biennial conference of the International Auto/Biography=20
Association will take place at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz,=
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Germany, from 27-31 July 2006. The general topic of "Auto/Biography and=20
Mediation" will permit a wide range of papers dealing with issues of=20
auto/biography as media and auto/biography in the media, performing a=20
process of mediation.

  Auto/Biography and Mediation

CFP: Ethics and Postcolonialism (UK) (9/30/05; 4/8/06-4/10/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Neelam Srivastava

Conference on "Ethics and Postcolonialism", 8-10 April 2006 (one and a
half days)

University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

CALL FOR PAPERS (250-word abstracts to neelam.srivastava_at_ncl.ac.uk)

Confirmed speakers:

1) Professor Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, NY
2) Dr Leela Gandhi, La Trobe University, Melbourne
3) Professor David Scott, Institute for Research in African
American Studies, Columbia University
4) Dr Heather Widdows, Centre for Global Ethics, University of
Birmingham

CFP: Autism and Representation Colloquium (UK) (11/1/05; 2/24/06)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Irene Rose

Autism and Representation Friday 24th Feb 2006

A colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions at Liverpool John Moores University

 

 

This colloquium seeks to consolidate, encourage & advance the growing body of cultural analysis concerned with cognitive disabilities, especially autism.

 

The rising rate of diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders coupled with the popularisation of neurological research (not to mention the popularity of a certain well known novel) has made autism the disorder 'de rigueur' for the beginning of the 21st century.

 

This colloquium aims to map out the discursive challenges, limits, dangers and potentialities of this cultural phenomenon.

CFP: International Conference on Immigration, Emigration and the Experience of Wales (UK) (1/1/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
J.M Williams

CFP: International Conference on Immigration, Emigration and the Experience of Wales (1/1/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)
Gregynog Hall, Powys, Wales, UK

TRAVELLING TO NEW WORLDS: IMMIGRATION, EMIGRATION AND THE EXPERIENCE OF WALES
The Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English
Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK
7-9 April 2006

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