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UPDATE: Intersections, Marginality, and Parallels in Cultural Production (grad) (2/7/07; 3/9/07-3/10/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Caroline Leitch

UPDATE: deadline extended until February 7, 2007
UPDATE: conference website now at http://web.uvic.ca/~englgrad/con.html

CFP: Intersections, Margins, and Parallels in Cultural Production
(Grad; 02/07/07; 03/9-10/07)

We are pleased to invite proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate
student conference organized
by the Department of English at the University of Victoria to be held
March 9-10, 2007. This
year's keynote speaker will be Marshall Grossman of the University of Maryland.

UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
mpodo001_at_student.ucr.edu

UPDATE: The Fiction of Nonfiction (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation at the University of California Riverside’s 14th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7, 2007.

The recent controversy around James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces has exposed several key concerns around the writing of nonfiction. Considering the fact that many “fictional” books contain autobiographical details and that “nonfiction’s” claims to truth have been undercut by poststructuralist criticism of many stripes, has the fiction/ nonfiction binary been rendered useless?

CFP: Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and Cultural Contexts (grad) (Australia) (3/26/07; 5/25/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
Karen Hall

Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and
Cultural Contexts

In chaos theory, strange attractors can describe provisional patterns
emerging from chaos as terms are brought together in equations.
Applied to the humanities, the term 'strange attractors' not only
suggests the influence of chaos theory and intersections with
scientific theory, it also raises images of unlikely combinations,
emerging connections and unstable meanings.

CFP: Greek Myth: The Thread of Memory (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
Susan Joseph

O Memory, who holds the thread that links
My modern mind to those of ancient days.
                   (A. S. Byatt. Possession)

The ongoing Greek myth panel of the 61st annual Rocky Mountain MLA
meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007, at the Westin
Calgary Hotel, invites submissions on the relationship between memory
and myth within ancient culture and on the impact of Greek myth on
newer art works, especially literature in English. Suggested
approaches include but are not limited to close readings of the role
of memory in representations of specific myths, social contexts and
needs for myth as an aid to memory, and formal reception of myth.

CFP: Literature & Fashion Panel (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:26am
Catherine R Mintler

Call for Panel Submission: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Calgary Alberta, October 4-6, 2007.
 
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The focus of the 2007 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is open regarding genre and period; however, we are specifically interested in papers that explore the "materiality" of clothing in shaping the context of identity and in shaping the practices that continually [trans]form identity--or, adversely, impede its transformation or essentialize it--for either/both wearer and observer.
 
* performance (in any of its many [dis]guises)

CFP: Literary Criticism (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Alan Blackstock

Soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association Convention in Calgary, Alberta. Submissions in any
area of literary criticism will be considered, but I am particularly
interested in those dealing with old and new critical orthodoxies or
hegemonies. Please send an abstract of 100-300 words to
alanb_at_ext.usu.edu by March 1, 2007.

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Alan Blackstock

Associate Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah

84066

(435) 722-1735

CFP: Politicized Aesthetics (grad) (2/16/07); (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Tina Stavropoulos

(dis)junctions 2007: malappropriation nation
politicized aesthetics

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation
at the University of California Riverside's 14th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7,
2007.

UPDATE: Time/Passages (grad) (2/1/07; 3/22/07-3/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
IU English Department GSAC

UPDATE: Please note that we have extended the deadline
to February 1, 2007, and have updated information
about email submissions and our keynote speaker.

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and
creative submissions for a National Interdisciplinary
Graduate Student Conference entitled "Time/Passages"
to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from
March 22-24, 2007.

UPDATE: Redefining the New in English Studies (1/26/07; GES, 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Odell, Karenbeth

Call for Papers for the Annual Graduate English Society Conference at Texas Tech University:

 

"Redefining the New: Guiding the Direction of English Studies." Lubbock, Texas

 

Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2007

Extended Abstract Deadline: January 26, 2007

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Jay, Loyola University--Chicago, http://web.mac.com/paul.jay/iWeb/Home%20Page/Welcome.html

UPDATE: Rhizomes: Feminisms' Others (3/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Carol Siegel

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue: Rhizomes 14: "Feminism's Others"

As with Rhizomes 7, Theory's Others, this special issue will provide a
space for theorists whose work falls outside the usual academic
boundaries, but here the focus will be on feminist thought. In that
feminism fundamentally aims to correct misconceptions about women in
order to bring about social and cultural gender equality, feminists must
represent -- and circulate representations -- of women as a group, which
would be impossible without making some general statements about women.

CFP: Poetic Form and Disability (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Petra Kuppers

A Special Session for the MLA 2007 conference in Chicago:

"Poetic Form and Disability"

We welcome proposals that address intersections, opportunities,
aesthetic challenges and disjunctures between poetics and disability
studies. The emphasis is on formal approaches: we are less interested
in poetry that narrates disability, or whose authors happen to be
disabled, but rather in approaches to poetry and poetry criticism that
locate disability in, through, and with formal elements. We understand
disability here as a social formation, playing across embodiment and
cultural embedment: but what shape this political understanding of
disability takes might very well be part of the investigation.

CFP: Re-imagining, Re-inventing, and Re-reading (grad) (2/15/07; MadLit, 4/20/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am
Kristiane Stapleton

CFP: Re-imagining, Re-inventing, and Re-reading (grad [April 20th-22nd] )
The Graduate Student Association is pleased to host the Third Annual MadLit conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year's theme invites a wide range of graduate student papers from a variety of literary and rhetorical periods that engage with re-imagining, re-inventing, or re-reading texts, genres, disciplines, and pedagogies.

CFP: Orientalism and Terrorism (2/15/07; 5/26/07-6/2/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:51pm
Pavan Kumar

               __________________________________

                       CALL FOR PAPERS

      Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, May 26 - June 2,
      2007, Saskatoon, Canada.

      Session title: Orientalism and Terrorism

      Organizer: Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Department of Sociology, University of
      Saskatchewan

      Discussant: Dr. Ron Wheeler, Department of Political Studies, University
      of Saskatchewan.

                (for Canadian Association of Geographers)

Session Description:

CFP: Life Writing Panels for 2007 MLA Convention (3/10/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:50pm
Craig Howes

Here are the three calls for papers for this=20
year's Modern Language Association, which will be=20
held from December 27 to 30 in Chicago. Note=20
that the deadline is early March. For more=20
information, please contact the person listed as the panel convener.

Please forward this call to any other lists that might be appropriate.

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Panels for 2007 MLA Convention =96
Division on Autobiography, Biography and Life Writing

UPDATE: Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations (3/7/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
DrJSDailey_at_aol.com

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is seeking proposals for papers
for the 2007 Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago on December
27-30.

Session 1
W.H. Auden and Music. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Lyrica
invites submissions on Auden as lyricist and librettist, and on composers
who set his texts. Both formal and historical approaches are welcome.

Session 2
Prima la musica, poi le parole. Which is more important, words or music?
Papers may focus on either or both sides of this age-old aesthetic
argument, in any historical period or geographical context.

UPDATE: Rewriting the Body (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Nowell Marshall

UPDATE: deadline extended until 2/16/07

Rewriting the Body (grad) (2/16/07; disjunctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside's 14th Annual Humanities Conference,
April 6-7, 2007. In keeping with this year's theme, "Malapropriation
Nation," this panel attempts to explore how the body as cultural text is
rewritten through acts of (re)appropriation, misappropriation, passing,
mimicry, and resignification.

Papers from all periods and areas are welcome. Suggested topics include

CFP: Literary Pedagogy for Myth, Magic, Ritual, Religion (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:56pm
Roberta Sabbath

A Special Session is proposed for the MLA 2007
conference in Chicago.

"Reading the Wind: Literary Pedagogy for Myth, Magic,
Ritual, Spirituality, Religion in African, Middle
Eastern, Asian, trans-American Texts" explores
alternatives to post-colonial, Lacanian, and
post-structuralist readings.

Panelists are welcomed who can address the
supersensible dimension of a specific work from the
above geographic areas using its spiritual, religious,
cosmological, or philosophical context.

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