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CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Jill Matus

A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
(North American Victorian Studies Association)
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006
The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies. Particularly welcome
are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Anthropology as Literature (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Cannon Schmitt

Anthropology as Literature. Papers that address questions of
genre, aesthetics, rhetoric, narrative, figurative language,
and other "literary" matters in anthropological discourse
broadly definedâ€"from travel narratives and theories of culture
to ethnography proper. 300-word abstracts by 15 March. Cannon
Schmitt (cschmitt_at_wayne.edu).

Program to be arranged by the MLA Division on Anthropological
Approaches to Literature.

CFP: MLA Prose Fiction Division (3/7/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
la.green_at_neu.edu

The Prose Fiction Division of the MLA calls for papers for panels at the
2006 convention in Philadelphia, PA, on the topic of narrative and
community: narrative practices and reading modes that solicit, create,
represent, deny, evade, or reject sociability. 500-word proposals by 7
March to Laura Green (Department of English, Northeastern
University),la.green_at_neu.edu. Email submissions only, please; no
attachments.

CFP: Changing the Subject: What is Called Theory (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
EGSO Albany

Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 3/1/06
   
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of
the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual
graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and
Sunday April 23, 2006:

Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in
the Humanities

Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a
paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical
Studies"
   
Call for Papers and Panels: What Is Called Theory?

CFP: Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism (Malta) (4/15/06; 7/24/06-7/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Tom Claes

Call for Papers:

'Progressive Narratives of Sexual Pessimism'

Workshop, part of the ISSEI 10th Conference
"The European Mind: Narrative and Identity"
University of Malta
24–29 July 2006

= Workshop description =
(See also: http://www.flwi.ugent.be/tclaes/claes/issei/issei_home.htm)

Commenting on the Zippergate scandal that rocked the USA by the end of the
90-ties, the well-known British conservative culture-critic Roger Scruton
made the following observation:

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
EGSO Albany

Deadline extended:

Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 3/1/06
   
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of
the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual
graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and
Sunday April 23, 2006:

Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in
the Humanities

Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a
paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical
Studies"
   
Call for Papers and Panels:
Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature

CFP: James Dickey: A Celebration of the Life and Works (5/31/06; 1/19/07-1/20/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rebecca Stelzer

"JAMES DICKEY: A Celebration of the Life and Works."
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
 January 19-20, 2007
    The tenth anniversary of James Dickey=s death offers an opportunity to re-evaluate his art, impact, and reputation. Suggestions for individual papers or special panels will be accepted from November 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with a one-paragraph vita and a (maximum) one page proposal. Interested scholars should send their materials to:
               
Professor William B. Thesing
James Dickey Conference Director
Department of English
1620 College Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA

CFP: Literary Consumption (2/1/06; 3/17/06-3/18/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Equinoxes

Equinoxes 2006
 Call For Conference Papers
 "La consommation littéraire / Literary Consumption"
     
 "Je ne sacrifie que a moy (aux dieux poinct) et a cestuy mon Ventre le plus grand de tous les Dieux." – Rabelais, Le Quart Livre.

 The Department of French Studies at Brown University announces its 14th annual Graduate Conference

 March 17-18, 2006

 We invite graduate students to present 15-minute papers relevant to the dual theme of "literary consumption" – in texts dealing with consumption as well as the consumption of texts themselves. We welcome submissions that treat French and Francophone works, as well as broader cultural or theoretical issues, from the Middle Ages to the present.

CFP: North American Conference on British Studies: Economics and Aesthetics (1/25/06; 11/17/06-11/19/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Kimberly Suzann Latta

Call for Papers
Panel Proposal: Economics and Aesthetics

North American Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting
Boston, Mass. November 17-19, 2006

Papers on any and all topics pertaining to economics and aesthetics
(for example, papers on: money/finance/capital and painting, poetry,
gardens, sculpture, architechture, religious iconography; coins, paper
money, representations of property or exchange or trade) are invited
for a panel at the NACBS conference in Boston.

Paper titles, abstracts, and authors' addresses are due to Kimberly
Latta (kslatta_at_gmail.com) by Jan 25, 2006.

UPDATE: Domesticating Discontent (grad) (1/25/06; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
W. Mark Giles

Domesticating Discontent

[NOTE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTION FROM PREVIOUS POSTINGS]

Abstracts are invited for "Domesticating Discontent," a panel intended as
part of The Widening Gyre: Literature, Politics, the Future. This is the
2006 Free Exchange graduate student conference at the University of Calgary
in Calgary, AB, Canada (10-11 March 2006).
See http://www.english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange/CFPan%20Page.html for
conference information.

UPDATE: Going Awry (grad) (1/23/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
ashley miller

Keynote speaker announced:

Announcing an updated call for papers:

"Going Awry": A National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2006
Indiana University—Bloomington

The English Department at Indiana University would like to encourage
submissions to our annual graduate student conference. We are seeking a
broad range of scholarly and creative submissions pertaining to our
conference theme, "Going Awry."

CFP: Storytelling, Self and Society (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Kerry-Ann Brown

Storytelling, Self, Society:
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies

Call for Submissions

Storytelling, Self, Society is a bi-annual,
interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that
publishes scholarship on a wide variety of topics
related to storytelling as interpersonal, performance,
or public discourse. Papers may represent disciplines
including but not limited to storytelling, folklore,
cultural studies, communication, English, education,
library science, health care, business, peace studies,
psychology, sociology, anthropology, pop culture,
theater and performance studies.

UPDATE: Secrets & Lies (Puerto Rico) (1/31/06; CEA-CC, 3/24/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
CEA-CC

College English Association - Caribbean Chapter=20
Spring 2006 Conference: 24-25 March 2006=20
"Secrets and Lies"
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez=20

Deadline for proposals extended to 31 January 2006

The CEA-CC invites proposals (for 20-minute paper) on any aspect of the =
topic, including, but not limited to the aesthetics of lies/secrets; =
Public vs. Private Secrets, Secret Histories; Political Secrets; Secret =
Agents, Espionage, Treason; Secret Identities; Secret Societies; Secret =
Codes; Gender Codes; Family Secrets, White Lies; Institutional Lies; =
Lying under oath; Cultural Perceptions of Lies; Lies vs. Truth; =
Constructions of Truth; Half-Truths; Hidden Truths, etc.=20

CFP: Literature and Psychology (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
John Morris

      Interested individuals are encouraged to submit 500-word abstracts =
or completed papers to the Literature and Psychology session at the =
South Central Modern Language Association Conference to be held 26-28 =
October in Ft. Worth, Texas.=20
      The session will be an open topic; papers addresssing any and all =
issues pertinent to the intersection between literature and psychology =
will be considered.
      If interested, please send a 500-word abstract or the completed =
paper to John G. Morris, Professor of English, Cameron University, 2800 =
W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505. If you prefer, you send either the =
abstract or paper via e-mail attachment (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, or =

CFP: James Dickey as Literary Critic (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:38pm
Rebecca Stelzer

James Dickey as Literary Critic James Dickey Special Session, SAMLA 2006
   
  Please submit a one-page abstract and a one-paragraph vita in order to be considered for the James Dickey Special Session at SAMLA, November 10-12, 2006. The annual conference will be held at the Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, NC. The topic of this special session will be "James Dickey as Literary Critic."
   

CFP: Feminist Ethics and Systems of Hierarchy (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Barbara Cook

Abstracts are invited for the MLA 2006 panels sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. MLA will be held in Philadelphia in December 2006 and all presenters must be member of MLA at the time of acceptance of their proposals for the panel, i.e. April 2006.

Feminist Ethics and Systems of Hierarchy

Abstracts (250-300 words) are invited that explore the interconnections between the domination of animals, women, and/or people of color.What place do these hierarchal systems hold in the fabric and literature of feminist ethics? Submit by March 1, 2006 to bcook_at_mtaloy.edu.

CFP: Postmodernism and Narratology (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
GretaOlson

CFP: "POSTMODERNISM AND NARRATOLOGY" (1 March; 27-30 December 2006)

Proposed Special Session for the 2006 MLA Convention in Philadelphia,
December 27-30, 2006=20

This proposed panel deals with the impressive range of odd strategies of =
narration and the deconstruction of traditional story parameters in =
postmodernist fiction. Proposals for papers by 1 March to: =
Greta.Olson_at_anglistik.uni-freiburg.de

..............................
Bitte beachten Sie meine neue Email Adresse: greta.olson_at_gmx.net=20
Please make note of my new email address: greta.olson_at_gmx.net

Dr. Greta Olson=20
Tel.: ++49-761-26080
Fax: ++49-761-2922536

UPDATE: Taking Exception (1/20/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Toni Wall Jaudon

CFP: "Taking Exception"
**Extended deadline** Deadline for Abstracts:
Friday, January 20, 2006.
Cornell University, March 3-4, 2006
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Santa Ana, Dartmouth

The Cornell English Department's Graduate Student
Spring Conference is currently accepting abstracts for
its fifth annual conference on literary, cultural, and
theoretical notions of "taking exception". We are
seeking papers of no more than 15 to 20 minutes
addressing issues such as the construction and
interpretation of exceptional subject positions
(including race, gender, ability and sexuality),
exceptional literary and cultural
forms, and the politics / poetics of resistance.

CFP: Wayne Booth and Ethical Criticism (3/10/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Alan Blackstock

Papers on the critical legacy of Wayne Booth and/or ethical criticism,
to be presented at the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Tucson, AZ,
October 12-14, 2006.

Send submissions to:

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Dr. Alan Blackstock

Assistant Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah

84066

(435) 722-3931

e-mail alanb_at_ext.usu.edu

CFP: Multiplicities and Transitions (grad) (2/3/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
dolores alcaide ramirez

8th Graduate Symposium on Foreign Languages and Literatures

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-4, 2006

MULTIPLICITIES AND TRANSITIONS

The Graduate Students in Foreign Languages and Literatures and=20
Comparative Literature at Purdue University invite proposals for their=20=

8th Graduate Symposium. The intention of this symposium is to examine=20
and explore issues of transitional identities in both their historical=20=

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