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CFP: Transnational Connections (South Africa) (5/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 5:52am
Frenkel, Ronit

Traversing Transnationalism: The Horizons of Literary and Cultural
Studies=20

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Edited by Ronit Frenkel (University of Johannesburg), Pier Paolo
Frassinelli (University of the Witwatersrand), David Watson (University
of Uppsala).

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CFP: Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents) (3/15/07; 11/1/07-11/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Bernard Michael Dionysius Geoghegan

Hi folks,

Please consider this CFP, and forward it to anyone interested.
Deadline is March 15th. Thank you.

Conference Panel Call for Papers:
Against Embodiment (or, Embodiment and its Discontents)
21st Annual Conference for the Society for Literature,
     Science and the Arts
November 1 – November 4, 2007
Portland, Maine, USA

CFP: The Carnal and the Intangible (3/15/07; AFS/FSAC, 10/17/07-10/21/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
V. Troi Tran

  Call for papers The Carnal and the Intangible: Mediations, Expressions, Hybrids Proposed panel for the AFS/FSAC 2007 annual meeting on "The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage", October 17-21, Hilton Hotel, Quebec City, Canada.
   

CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Todd Kuchta

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski's celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class's emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus

CFP: Rhetoric of Space(s), Place(s) and Time(s) (5/15/07; 1/18/08-1/19/08)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:02pm
J. David Hester

=93A Conference: The Rhetorics of Space(s), Place(s), and Time(s)=94

This is the Call for Papers for the seventh international =20
Interdisciplinary
Conference on Rhetorics and Hermeneutics organized by the Rhetorical =20
New Testament
Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, =20
CA, and the Centre
for Rhetorics and Hermeneutics. The conference will be held on January =20=

18 and 19,
2008, at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

The organizers seek proposals for papers that describe, analyze, and/=20
or criticize
the discourses, narratives, and/or patterns of persuasion that create, =20=

CFP: Identity Formation (5/1/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:01pm
J.Shepherd_at_hull.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
 
Contributions are now invited for the 2007 issue of the MHRA Working Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be dedicated to
'Identity Formation', but other topics are welcome as well.
 
The MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
(http://www.mhra.org.uk/ojs/index.php/wph) is an electronic publication forum
intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses such as
might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in established
scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to postgraduate

CFP: Exit 9 Call for Papers: Textuality and Terror (no deadline noted; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:58pm
Sandra Sokowski

Call for Papers

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Title: Textuality and Terror

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How may we define this broad term, "terror", beyond the direct =
experience of extreme fear? As a term in itself, how has it evolved to =
contemporary usage, and what are its limits? Is it best defined =
dialectically in relation to a nation or element of authority? Or is it =
characterized by a lack of apparent structure, which threatens the =
possibility of structuration itself? What is the relation of terror to =
political order, or does it necessarily have to be related? How can =
terror change the significance of a place (i.e. "ground zero" and Iraq) =
and what are the implications of this change? =20

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CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature (3/10/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:57pm
Raymond Craig

Call for Papers: Special Topic "Rhetorical Approaches to Literature" for the
Rocky Mountain MLA Conference to be held in Calgary October 4-6, 2007. For
conference information: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/

Seeking papers for this special session that employ or comment upon using
rhetorical tools in the criticism of literature, particularly those that
discuss the affordances and constraints of rhetorical approaches to
literature are welcome.

Please send abstract (e-mail submissions preferred) by MARCH 10, 2007 to

Raymond.craig_at_kent.edu

Or to Raymond Craig
Department of English
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44224

UPDATE: Synthetics (grad) (3/5/07; 5/4/07)

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Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm
Nathan Brown

New keynote speakers have been added:
--------------------------
SYNTHETICS
The 18th Annual Southland Graduate Student Conference
UCLA Department of English
Friday, 4 May 2007

Keynotes:
N. Katherine Hayles, John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and
Design|Media Arts, UCLA
Ali Behdad, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA

What does it mean to invoke the category of "the synthetic" today?

CFP: On the Verge of Tears: Why the Movies, Television, Music, and Literature Make us Cry (7/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm
David Lavery

David Lavery (Brunel University, London) and Michele Byers (St. Mary's
University, Canada), the editors of this in-development book, seek
submissions on the subject of crying inspired by art.

We welcome any type of writing on the subject from memoirs and personal
essays to critical interpretations and more theoretical pieces. Contributors
may, of course, come from any discipline or field and need not be academics.

The idea for this book came out of a piece one of us wrote for an upcoming
issue of the online journal Flow. A pre-publication draft of the piece can
be read here:

http://davidlavery.net/tears.htm

UPDATE: Novel and its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/08-7/10/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Abigail M. Smith

UPDATE: The conference is to be held in *2008*. The email subject line
was previously incorrect. I apologize for the confusion.

The Novel and its Borders

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
 8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders
will engage with the novel in all its aspects, material and theoretical,
from the 18th to the 21st century.

CFP: Rhetoric Panel (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
Lori Rios

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association

2007 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee: November 1-3

The SCMLA Rhetoric panel invites proposals (abstracts or full papers) for
the 2007 conference to be held Nov. 1-3, 2007, in Memphis, Tennessee. This
year's "open topic" panel welcomes proposals on any topic related to
rhetoric, including but not limited to the rhetoric of composition pedagogy,
tutoring rhetoric, the rhetoric of disability, feminist rhetoric, and new
(electronic) media rhetoric.

Papers from graduate students are welcome.

Please email 500-word abstracts by March 16, 2007 to: Lori Rios at
lori.rios_at_tamuk.edu

CFP: Fashion and Aesthetics (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
Fortunato, Paul

CFP: Fashion and Aesthetics (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07 - 10/6/07)=20
We invite submissions for a panel at the
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, in Calgary, =
Alberta,=20
October 2007.
We invite a wide variety of topics, but are particularly interested in=20
the following:=20
fashion and theories of art=20
clothing as a sign or as language=20
clothing as both mask and means of self-expression=20
economics of clothing, consumer culture and art=20
fashion design=20
costume, theater, film, and fashion=20
fashion and celebrity culture=20
Please send brief abstract, bio paragraph, and contact information to
the session chair at your earliest convenience:

CFP: Biosemiotics (Netherlands) (3/15/07; 6/6/07-6/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 9:51pm
International Society for Biosemiotic Studies

This is an open Call for Papers for the Seventh Annual International
Gatherings in Biosemiotics, to be held on June 6-9, 2007 at the
University of Groningen, Netherlands.

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Seventh Annual Gatherings in
Biosemiotics welcomes paper proposals from any academic discipline
investigating the real-world use of sign processes among or within
living organisms (including humans!). More information regarding the
kind of papers that we are looking for and the kind of
interdisciplinary work that is going on in Biosemiotics can be found
here: www.biosemiotics.org

CFP: Atenea: Men and Masculinities (10/10/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Atenea-Ed-NBatra

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and=20
social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and=20
poetry.=20
URL: http://www.uprm.edu/atenea=20

The editorial board invites submissions for publication for a special=20
issue (June 2008) on "Men and Masculinities."=20

Essays may address a wide variety of topics

including (but not limited to):

. the intersection of masculinity with feminism, ethnicity, and social =
institutions

. representations of men and/or masculinities in literature, film, =
popular culture,

the media

UPDATE: eSharp Issue 9 - Gender: Power and Authority (3/14/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Johanna Maria Eleanor Green

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENDER: POWER AND AUTHORITY

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 03/14/2007

eSharp is an award-winning online journal for postgraduates in the fields of arts, humanities, social sciences and education. It is peer-reviewed, based at the University of Glasgow and aims to provide a critical but supportive entry into the world of academic publishing.

The first eight issues are currently online at www.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk and we are now looking for submissions for the ninth edition to be launched in Spring 2007. We welcome papers from postgraduates working in all areas of the social sciences, arts, humanities and education.

CFP: Ethics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to ethics as represented in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Heinlein is well-known for exploring a wide range of ethical concerns in his novels and short stories. In works such as _For Us, the Living_, he experimented with new ethical structures and the ways in which they would impact human culture and development. Many of his characters operate outside ethical boundaries that we are familiar with and ask us to see their actions from their perspective rather than our own.
   

CFP: Political Science and the Science of Politics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Political Science
   
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to political science and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Studies in political science appear in nearly all of Heinlein's novels and short stories, wherein he could challenge the political structures of his day and explore the possibilities of what governments of the future might be like. All topics related to political science are welcome. Suggested topics include:
  --Citizenship (the right of; the responsibilities of; methods of earning)

UPDATE: UNC-Wilmington Graduate Conference (2/30/07; 3/31/07).

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
UNCW GEA

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
(30-31 March 2007)
>>>The Conference is on 31 March 2007
but we plan to host a Creative Reading the night before.<<<
Sea Change (s): The Evolution of Texts and Their Reception

CFP: How Does the Ruling Class Rule? (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Leni Marshall

Please reply to Michael Bennett directly (bennett_at_liu.edu).

Session of the Radical Caucus of the MLA

How Does the Ruling Class Rule?
Teaching about/to the ruling class. The role of culture, media, the
state, and especially education-literature and literacy, in
particular-in the reproduction of capitalism. Strategies of resistance.

1-2 page abstracts by 15 Mar; Michael Bennett (bennett_at_liu.edu).

CFP: Brecht &amp; Film (3/23/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Marty Norden

My colleague, Barton Byg, has asked me to forward the following Call for
Papers. If you have any questions about it, please contact Barton
directly at byg_at_german.umass.edu

--Marty Norden

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:20:37 -0500
From: Barton Byg <byg_at_german.umass.edu>
Subject: CFP on Brecht & Film at MLA 2007

CFP: Linguistics (3/31/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

Call for Papers
  Submission deadline: March 31, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to linguistics and its representation in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Heinlein demonstrates a particular interest in languages throughout his numerous short stories and novels, even coining new words and dialects, such as "grok" from _Stranger in a Strange Land_ and the distinctive Moonie dialect spoken in _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_.
   
  Papers on any topics related to linguistics are welcome. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
   
  --The language of Martians
   

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