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CFP: The Transforming Body in Popular Culture (UK) (2/27/07; 4/25/07, 5/30/07, 10/07, 12/07)

Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:30pm

The Transforming Body in popular culture

University of Southampton, UK, 2007

There has recently been an intensification of interest in the changing body
in popular culture, from films and writing focusing on the makeover
phenomenon or gender reassignment, to reality TV programmes detailing surgical
alteration, to health-, celebrity- and horror-focused narratives presenting
transformation sentimentally or monstrously. These contemporary perspectives are
embedded in a longer history of transformation stories in
classical/post-classical cinema, literature, photography, art and performance.

UPDATE: Canadian Comparative Literature Association (2/8/07; 5/27/07-5/29/07)

Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:30pm
Jan Plug


Canadian Comparative Literature Association
Association canadienne de litt=E9rature compar=E9e

May 27-29, 2007

Comparative Communities

We invite papers, or proposals for papers, as well as panels on the=20
following subjects:
Nous vous invitons =E0 soumettre des communications ou des projets de=20
communications, ainsi que des tables rondes sur l'un des sujets=20

communities in theory
literary communities
trans- (communities across boundaries)
building bridges
dissemination (knowledge across borders)
spheres of the public
knowledge, power, discourse

UPDATE: Theory Faith Culture (UK) (4/15/07; 7/4/07-7/6/07)

Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:30pm

*****please note revised deadline *****

Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

Theory Faith Culture

— an international interdisciplinary conference —

Cardiff University

4 – 6 July 2007

Second Call for Papers

Religion is one of the most contested aspects of twenty-first century life. How can we understand and theorise the power of religion in the constitution of subjects and in its social, cultural and political manifestations?

This conference will look at the interface between Theory, Faith and Culture. It will explore a range of theoretical approaches to the subject and attempt to further our understanding of some of the most important and pressing issues of the day.

CFP: Signposts of Fictionality (3/10/07; MLA '07)

Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:01am
David Gorman

Discussions solicited of linguistic or other conventional means used to
indicate that a stretch of discourse is fictional. Discussion of such
markers can also address how they can be defeated and otherwise
exploited by narrative writers, obviously: the working assumption will
be that there is no device that, of itself, GUARANTEES the fictional
status of the discourse in which it appears. ...Or perhaps there is?
Since this question stands at the frontier of current research, it needs
a thorough discussion. Inaugurating one is the goal of the panel.
Proposals mixing generalities with multiple examples will be preferred.
Critiques of previous treatments are also pertinent.