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CFP: New Directions in Children's Geographies (UK) (3/31/06; 9/7/06-9/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Kraftl Peter

Dear all, please find below a CFP for a Children's Geographies (and
Children's Studies) conference at The University of Northampton in
September of this year.

Call for Papers

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHILDREN'S GEOGRAPHIES

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7th and 8th September 2006

Centre for Children and Youth

The University of Northampton

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Convenors:

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Faith Tucker, John Horton, Peter Kraftl, Sarah Armstrong

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Themes:

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UPDATE: Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease (UK) (3/20/06; 7/12/06-7/15/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Dr Rob Fisher

Deadline extended:

5th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Wednesday 12th July - Saturday 15th July 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. The project will examine the models and metaphors we use to understand our experiences of health and illness (looking particularly at perceptions of the body), and to evaluate the diversity of ways in which we creatively struggle to make sense of such experiences and express ourselves across a range of media.

CFP: British Screens Now (UK) (3/31/06; 9/11/06-9/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Andrew Moor

This is the first cfp for 'British Screens Now', an international conference to be held at
Manchester Metropolitan University and Cornerhouse Cinema Manchester, UK.

Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2006.

'British Screens Now' will address, in the broadest sense, screen media produced and consumed in
Britain. Bringing together practitioners and scholars, it will look forward and backwards in an
attempt to promote an understanding of what appears on British screens, how it gets there and how it
is consumed. The conference will also encourage a sustained reassessment of what actually
constitutes 'British screens' in increasingly global contexts.

Major strands of the conference will be:

CFP: International Federation for Theatre Research Working Group (UK) (no deadline noted; 8/7/06-8/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:17pm
Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

The last two decades have seen three significant paradigm shifts. First,
there is a movement to deconstruct in order to reconstruct the super
physical world of consciousness in relation to the post human body - data
made flesh. Secondly, the academic disciplines commonly grouped under the
headings of humanities and arts have seen a shift from the textual to the
performative. The arts and humanities have in common that they study
expressions of the experience of being human. It is precisely that
experience that is at the centre of the third paradigm shift, in the
interdisciplinary scientific study of consciousness. The insights of
consciousness studies are important to performance and theatre on at least

UPDATE: Language, Culture, and Technologies (Lithuania) (2/1/06; 5/19/06-5/21/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:42pm
Ruta Veteryte

Deadline extended:

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
 Dear Colleague,

We have a great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the fourth
international conference

 LANGUAGE, CULTURE and TECHNOLOGIES

at Kaunas University of Technology (http://www.ktu.lt/en/)

 Kaunas, LITHUANIA

 19-21 May, 2006

 We invite teachers, scholars and postgraduate students to participate and
to contribute papers to the fourth international conference hosted by Kaunas
University of Technology, Lithuania.

CFP: Fashioning Fiction (grad) (UK) (3/10/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
fashioningfiction

Fashioning Fiction (grad): University of Stirling (UK)=20
Abstract Deadline: 03/10/06
Conference Dates: 05/27/06 =96 05/28/06=20

=91What a strange power there is in clothing=92 =96 Isaac Bashevis Singer

UPDATE: Irish Literatures (Australia) (2/18/06; IASIL, 7/20/06-7/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Patrick Lonergan - IASIL.org Online

Deadline extended:

IASIL Sydney - Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July 2006 inclusive
http://www.iasil.org/sydney/
Reply to irish_at_unsw.edu.au

This is a Second and FINAL Call for Papers for the 2006 meeting of the
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.

Proposals are warmly invited on the general conference theme: exploring
'intertextuality' in all its forms in Irish literature and culture. Papers
on any other aspect of Irish writing (in English and/or Irish) are also very
welcome.

Please submit a title and 200 word abstract to irish_at_unsw.edu.au by 18
February, 2006.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes duration.

UPDATE: Postwar Jewish Literatures (Belgium) (2/20/06; 11/6/06-11/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Philippe Codde

*Response, Remembrance, Representation:
A Dialogue between Postwar Jewish Literatures*
Universities of Antwerp and Ghent, 6-7 November 2006

*Extended deadline for submission: 20 February 2006.
Speakers: Emily Budick, Michael F Bernard-Donals, Bridget Kevane,
Phyllis Lassner, Cheryl Malcolm, Thomas Nolden, Ranen Omer-Sherman,
Derek Rubin, Sue Vice, and others.*

Papers are invited for a two-day comparative literature conference on
postwar Jewish writing in North America and Western Europe.

CFP: Theology and Religious Studies or Theology vs Religious Studies? (UK) (1/31/06; 7/6/06-7/7/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
Darlene Bird

CALL FOR PAPERS

Theology and Religious Studies or Theology vs Religious Studies?
St Anne's College, University of Oxford, 6-7 July 2006-01-18

Call for papers deadline: 31 January 2006

Keynote speakers: David Ford (Cambridge), Kim Knott (Leeds), Gavin
D'Costa (Bristol), James Cox (Edinburgh)

Papers are welcome on a range of topics including (but not limited to):
the Relationship between Theology and Religious Studies; the Future of
Theology; the Future of Religious Studies; the Place of Theology /
Religious Studies in the University; Teaching Theology (trends and
methods); Teaching Religious Studies (trends and methods).

CFP: The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650 (UK) (2/28/06; 8/24/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
ejo7

The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650

Canterbury Christ Church University
(Kent)

Thursday 24 August 2006

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the ritual and rhetoric of
queenship in late medieval and early modern England.

We hope to encourage debate on the image and representation of queens, and on
the cultural and political narratives of queenship. Possible themes might
include:

the ritual construction of queenship;

queenship, identity and power;

holy and sainted queens;

royal motherhood;

queens as intercessors and patrons;

queens in translation.

UPDATE: Utopian Studies Society: Looking Forward to the End (Spain) (2/28/06; 7/6/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Pere Gallardo

NEW DEADLINE TO RECEIVE ABSTRACTS

Utopian Studies Society
7th International Conference
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona (Spain)
July 6-8, 2006.

Organized by the Department of English & German Studies and the
T-CLAA/ICARUS Research Group, on behalf of the USS, the conference
seeks to be a transversal, interdisciplinary meeting for scholars of
all fields who have an interest in Utopian Studies (literature,
cinema, philosophy, history, political science, economics,
architecture, art, etc.).

CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (7/30/06; 11/4/06-11/5/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Wilson Janet

CALL FOR PAPERS

Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 6 St George's =
Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.=20

Tel: 01604 735500. Website: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/

Date: 4-5 November 2006 (i.e. 11.04.06-11.05.06)

Hosted by: The Centre for Contemporary Fiction and Narration in the =
English Department of The University of Northampton, and the editors of =
the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in association with the publishers, =
Taylor and Francis, and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.
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REROUTING THE POSTCOLONIAL

CFP: Second International Doris Lessing Conference: Nation, Politics and Identity (UK) (9/30/06; 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Watkins, Susan

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

SECOND INTERNATIONAL DORIS LESSING CONFERENCE
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th July 2007

Supported by the Doris Lessing Society and the Contemporary Women's
Writing Network (an English Association Special Interest Group)

The Guest of Honour, Doris Lessing, will be introducing the conference.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Clare Hanson, University of Loughborough
Professor Virginia Tiger, University of Rutgers
Professor Dennis Walder, Open University

DORIS LESSING: NATION, POLITICS AND IDENTITY

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.

 

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