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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: Unaustralia (Australia) (6/30/06; 12/6/06-12/8/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am
Paul Magee


The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference
Dec. 6-8 2006

Call for papers:

If things are 'un-Australian' it must be because they come from UNAUSTRALIA.
Where is it? Who lives there? How does it come to be? What is its past and
what is its future?

While raising some very local questions of critique and desire, the theme is
open to international perspectives and interpretations. Do other places have
their own unplaces? What goes on there?

UNTHEMED papers are also welcome.


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

CFP: Identities (grad) (UK) (8/15/06; 12/2/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am
Danny Beusch

Call for Papers

Identities: Negotiations in Contemporary Space(s)
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Saturday 2nd December 2006
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Keynote addresses from
Prof. Debbie Epstein (University of Cardiff)
Prof. Les Back (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

The University of Warwick is holding a one-day conference on identities sponsored by the ESRC Identities and Social Action Programme. This conference, organised by postgraduates for postgraduates, will consider current and changing perspectives in identities research.

CFP: Tradition & Change in Rural Society (Greece) (7/10/06; 9/24/06-9/30/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am
James Gifford


(24-30 September 2006)

Deadline for submissions: 10 July 2006


The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Tradition and
Change in Rural Society' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu, 24-30
September 2006.


CFP: Fin de Siècle Seminar, 1870-1920 (UK) (7/1/06; 10/12/06-6/30/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:24pm
Sarah Davison

CFP: Fin de Siècle Seminar, 1870-1920 (UK) (7/1/06; 10/12/06 – 6/30/07)

Fin de Siècle is an interdisciplinary seminar series based at the University of
Oxford which aims to develop fresh perspectives on literature, society, and the
arts in England between 1870 and 1920. In the six years since its inception,
the series has provided a vibrant forum for both graduates and established
academics, hosting presentations on subjects as diverse as the 'Aesthetic
Eighties', Jerome K. Jerome and the rise of the literary professional, Oscar
Wilde and archaeology, trouble-making in George Moore's fiction, Robert
Bridges's classical poetry, and the aesthetics of smell in literature and art.

UPDATE: Alternative Expressions of the Numinous (Australia) (6/16/06; 8/18/06-8/20/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:24pm
Helen Farley

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 16 =

Send abstracts to:

Information and registration at:

Suitable topics include:=20



Alternative expressions of major religions

Religions of re-enchantment

Popular culture religions

Indigenous religions

Paganism and Neo-Paganism

New Religious Movements

Personalised religion

Alternative methodologies

CFP: Construction and Deconstruction of Irish Memory (Denmark) (7/1/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:23pm
Irene Gilsenan-Nordin

Symposium and Conference

November 3 – 4, 2006
University of Aarhus, DENMARK

Call for Papers
The conference will be held in conjunction with a Beckett symposium. The
conference will be open to all members of NISN and EFACIS.

Deadline for proposals and abstracts (200 words for 20-minute papers)
1 July 2006.

November 3: World Theatre: Samuel Beckett and the Theatre

UPDATE: Pressure to Experiment (UK) (7/15/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Mandy Bloomfield

UDATE: Deadline extended to July 15th, 2006/ new information about keynote

Pressure to Experiment

A two day international conference on experimentation in contemporary

Organised by the Centre for Contemporary Writing

To be held at the University of Southampton, UK on

28th and 29th September 2006

Keynote speakers:

Michael Davidson

Joan Retallack

Jena Osman

Lisa Jarnot

Caroline Bergvall

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies (New Zealand) (7/5/06; 8/5/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

Call for Papers: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary Studies

University of Auckland, (NZ) Saturday August 5, 2006.

Closing date for expressions of interest: July 5, 2006=20

The Centre for Cultural Inquiry and the English Department of the
University of Auckland are hosting a one-day symposium on comparative
approaches to indigenous literary and cultural studies. This is the
first time that such a symposium has been offered at the University of
Auckland and we invite you to join us in our discussions and to actively
participate with us in our workshops. There is no registration fee.

UPDATE: Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia) (7/7/06; 9/24/06-9/26/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Michele Yamada

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended.

CFP: "Prefixing" - An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia)
(07/07/06; 09/24/06-09/26/06)

Conference Date: Sunday, September 24 - Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress (WIP) Conference
Emmanuel College
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia Campus

"Prefixing" is the 10th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate
conference organised by the English, Media Studies, and Art History
Postgraduate Society (EMAPS) of the University of Queensland in
Brisbane, Australia.

CFP: Evolution and the Rites of Passage (UK) (6/15/06; evolutions, 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
James Clawson

'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: Unfolding Selves: Evolution and the Rites of Passage

 From the birth of a child to the death of a parent, entering university
to finishing schooling, childhood to adulthood through a myriad of
milestones, life is full of markers of change.

    * What can be said about losing one's virginity, shaving for the
first time, or the onset of menstruation?
    * What is the significance of confirmation or circumcision?
    * What greater privileges come in the gaining of a driver's licence
or the right to vote?

CFP: Inside Knowledge: (Un)doing Methodologies, Imagining Alternatives (Netherlands) (10/1/06; 3/28/07-3/30/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Boletsi, M.

Call for papers


Inside Knowledge: (Un)doing Methodologies, Imagining Alternatives


The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for =
international workshop, INSIDE KNOWLEDGE, to be held at the University =
of Amsterdam on March 28-30, 2007.


We welcome proposals from a range of disciplines, including (but not =
limited to) art history and theory, literary studies, cultural studies, =
film and media studies, theatre, dance and performance studies, =
philosophy, history, gender studies, queer theory, art and design, =
musicology, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, =
religion studies, and linguistics.


UPDATE: Wandering with Spinoza (Australia) (6/30/06; 9/13/06-9/15/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Dimitris Vardoulakis

'Wandering with Spinoza'

The Conference will be held at the Victorian College of the Arts, =
Melbourne, Australia from 13 =96 15 September 2006.

The conference aims to bring together philosophers, theorists and visual =
and performing artists to celebrate this most influential of =

Keynote Speakers include Alain Badiou, Mieke Bal, Thomas Hirschhorn, =
Genevieve Lloyd, and Christopher Norris=20

CFP: Anglo-German Mythologies (UK) (7/1/06; 4/25/07-4/27/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Angus Nicholls

Call for Papers - English Version


Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural =


An International Conference at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural =

Queen Mary, University of London, from 25-27 April 2007


Co-ordinators: Professor R=FCdiger G=F6rner (QMUL) and Dr Angus Nicholls =


Keynote Speakers: Wilfried Barner (G=F6ttingen), Kurt H=FCbner (Kiel), =
Christoph Jamme (L=FCneburg), and Robert Segal (Lancaster/Aberdeen)