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

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm


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)

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)

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 by March 1 2006.

Suggested themes might include:-

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

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

Call for Papers:

Word & Image

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of New English

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)

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




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

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

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

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

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

American Culture and Literature
English Language and Literature
Fatih University
Istanbul, Turkey
will host an international Humanities conference
Building Bridges--Crossing Borders: Transdisciplinarity
American Studies

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

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

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

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)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm


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)

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

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;

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)

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)

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


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)

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

Conference Date: May 25/26, 2006
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)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm

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)

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)

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

Wandering with Spinoza Conference


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


Closing date for abstracts is 30 May 2006


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.


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


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)

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)

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
'Anti-Consumerism and Cultural Studies ' at the Cultural Studies =20
Crossroads Conference, Istanbul 2006 ( =20
<> ).

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


Please sent abstracts (150 words maximum) to
Sam Binkley
Jo Littler

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

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

UPDATE: Film Adaptation (France) (12/17/05; 6/8/06-6/10/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Shannon Wells-Lassagne

We are pleased to announce that Imelda Whehelan and Deborah Cartmell,
authors of Interpreting Shakespeare On Screen, Adaptations: From Text
to Screen, Screen to Text, and the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to
Literature on Screen will be our guest speakers at the upcoming
conference on Film Adaptation at the University of South Britanny.
You will find the call for papers below.

De la page blanche aux salles obscures : l'adaptation
cinématographique dans le domaine anglophone
 From the Blank Page to the Silver Screen: Film Adaptations in the
English-Speaking World

Université de Bretagne Sud (University of South Brittany)
Lorient, France
June 8-10, 2006

UPDATE: Regional Theatre Since 1980 (UK) (1/31/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Mountford, Abigail

***Please note the change in dates!***

Call for Papers

The Glory of the Garden
Regional Theatre Since 1980

8th-10th September 2006
Liverpool John Moores University

In 1984, George Rowell and Anthony Jackson published their history of what we then more commonly referred to as 'repertory' theatre concluding: