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UPDATE: Bisexuality and the Biopolitics of Family (6/30/06; journal issue/book)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Serena Anderlini

Revised/expanded call:

BISEXUALITY AND THE BIOPOLITICS OF "FAMILY":
        
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ELECTIVE KINSHIP, LOVE, EROTICISM, AFFINITY,
AND PARENTING

The rationale for the project is explained below while list of
suggested/possible foci follows.

CFP: AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
donneng_at_aol.com

AIDS in Literature (4/14/06; MMLA, 11/09-12/06; Chicago, IL)
 
In "AIDS, Keywords and Cultural Work," Jan Zita Grover remarks that people infected with HIV/AIDS find the boundaries of normativity challenged and re-configured and that people carrying the virus no longer view themselves as integrated, "but instead as a container for the virus." Michel Foucault underscores Grover's claim, linking the fear of death resulting from AIDS to using such fractive or dis-integrative strategies to cope with the fear of impending death.
 

CFP: Game, Play, Literature (3/20/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Sura Rath

Session Title: Game, Play, Literature
Topic: Language of Play/Play of Language
Chair/Moderator: Sura P. Rath
                        Central Washington University
E-mail: raths_at_cwu.edu
Mailing Address: The William O. Douglas Honors College,
                                400 E. University Way,
                Ellensburg, WA 98926-7521
                                Phone:
        509.963.1440 fax: 509.963.1206

CFP: Globalization as Culture? (grad) (3/20/06; 4/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
spgrconf_at_ucla.edu

Globalization as Culture?

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literature and
Linguistics is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Graduate Student
Conference: "Globalization as
Culture?" to be held all day Friday, April 28, 2006 in Royce Hall 306,
UCLA. The distinguished keynote speaker will be Prof. Francine R.
Masiello from University of California Berkeley.

CFP: Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity (Australia) (4/30/06; 8/17/06-8/19/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:20pm
Tara Forrest

Centre for Social Theory and Design

Conference

Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity

August 17-19 2006

Call for Papers

Walter Benjamin=92s work remains central to discussions of modernity =20
within the Humanities, Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. This =20
conference will bring together scholars working on all aspects of =20
Benjamin=92s work as well as those who deploy the insights of that work =20=

in developing projects of their own.

Abstracts, which will be subject to a refereeing process, should be =20
sent to walterbenjamin_at_uts.edu.au by April 30 2006.

Confirmed Key Note Speakers:

Carol Jacobs (Yale University)

CFP: Ethics and Asian American Studies (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Chen, Tina Y

Ethics and Asian American Studies
In what ways has the field been informed by ethical questions regarding
knowledge production and, in turn, how has Asian American studies contributed
to contemporary debates about ethical practice?

Please submit a 1-page abstract and 1-page cv by March 15 to Tina Chen
(tina.y.chen_at_vanderbilt.edu).

This panel is one of three sponsored by the Division on Asian American
Literature and has already been approved for inclusion in the program of the
2006 MLA convention.

CFP: Southern Crossroads Storytelling Conference (no deadline noted; 10/13/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Owen Elmore

Southern Crossroads Storytelling Conference

LSU Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana)

October 13 and 14, 2006

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Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use" uses quilts as a symbol for her
characters' familial past. These quilts, though certainly valuable
artistically, must still be of everyday use to the family. The quilts
will wear out from use, certainly, but these worn squares would be, as
they've always been, replaced with new squares; the piece from
great-great-grandma's sundress might be replaced with a patch from
daddy's overalls.

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CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (3/8/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
Bilger, Audrey

DEADLINE EXTENDED
 
Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association Conference:

Students and Teachers Working Together

Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within Borders

 

April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles

Call for Proposals

In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of horrific proportions

-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions,

mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The enormity of

these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected human failings

CFP: Wayne Booth and Ethical Criticism (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Alan Blackstock

Soliciting proposals for a panel on the critical legacy of Wayne Booth
and/or ethical criticism at the 2006 Rocky Mountain MLA convention in
Tucson, October 12-14.

Please send a title and 100-300 word abstract to alanb_at_ext.usu.edu by
March 1. =20

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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

UPDATE: Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science (UK) (3/1/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
mchunter_at_uchicago.edu

Plenary speaker and conference web site announced:

Update: Representation in Art and Science (London; June 22-3,
2006)

Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science

Two-day conference in London, 22-23 June 2006

Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2006

Keynote speakers: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University), James
Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago/University
College Cork, Ireland) and John Hyman (University of Oxford)

Organisers: Roman Frigg (LSE) and Matthew Hunter (Courtauld
Institute of Art/University of Chicago)

CFP: Eliot Weinberger's Essays (3/20/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Fred Arroyo

"Eliot Weinberger's Essays as Cultural Translations"

Eliot Weinberger is one of our great translators and editors, but he's
also a remarkable essayist, creating substantial forms of assemblage,
collage, and cultural translation that emerge from the shifting
confluences of languages, idioms, and practices. Papers addressing
Weinberger as essayist and cultural translator are requested. Please
send brief abstracts – 50-100 words – Fred Arroyo, arroyof_at_slu.edu as a
Word Document attachment.

 

Fred Arroyo, PhD.
Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
3800 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-977-3509

CFP: 9th International Conference on Literary Theory (India) (8/1/06; 12/17/06-12/20/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Sura Rath

FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY
Centre for Contemporary Theory
301-302 Shiv Shakti Complex
84 Sampatrao Colony
R.C. Dutt Road, Vadodara 390007 INDIA
Tel: 265.552.2512, email: pck_at_satyam.net.in; librarycct_at_yahoo.co.in
website: www.fctworld.org

The Ninth International Conference
"Knowledge-Systems in a Climate of Creativity: Indian
Perspectives"
17-20 December 2006
Venue: Hotel Lakend, Udaipur, Rajasthan

CFP: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (3/26/06; 6/24/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Sas Mays

Westminster English Colloquia Series
– Call for Papers –
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings of various kinds clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.

CFP: Psychoanalysis and Social Change (7/1/06; APCS, 10/20/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
martin.gliserman_at_rutgers.edu

                               APCS
                           Call for Papers
         The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture
                            and Society

                     2006 Annual Conference:

                     PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SOCIAL
                               CHANGE

                         Rutgers University

                         October 20-22, 2006
                   Keynote Speaker: Vamik Volkan
                  Submissions due by July 1, 2006.

CFP: Naratives of Postcolonialism (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Fludernik

Dear list,

I would like to place three calls for papers:

a) call for papers MLA 2006, one of the two official sessions for the
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature (SSNL). Through a computer
error on the part of the MLA, a number of emails sent in December got
lost and the session therefore was not posted in the MLA Newsletter.

Here is the text of the session. I am moving the deadline forward to 15
March:

The Narratives of Postcolonialism

CFP: Integral Studies (10/31/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/7/07-2/10/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Daniel Anderson

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTEGRAL STUDIES

2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference

According to the website of the California Institute of Integral Studies, "Integral studies are a response to the
growing need to synthesize the fragmentary aspects of contemporary thought and culture into a meaningful
whole. […] In exploring the interplay of mind, body, and spirit, integral education connects the spiritual and
practical dimensions of intellectual life. The integration of the wisdom traditions presents an evolution of
consciousness that has never been more relevant and crucial than it is today" (www.ciis.edu).

CFP: Interactivity and Kinesthetic Sense (4/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:18pm
Jason Farman

Extensions, an annual journal published through the
University of California, Los Angeles on the topics of
embodiment and technology, seeks submissions for its
forthcoming volume. This volume of the journal will
be titled: "Interactivity and Kinesthetic Sense"

CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
L. Coklin

CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature (3/15/06; PAMLA 11/10/06-11/11/=
06)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
***Panel Topic: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature***
10-11 November 2006
UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Deadline: 15 March 2006
Please send proposals for a panel on rhetorical approaches to literature=
 -- any period. The submission should include the following:
- 500-word proposal
- 50-word abstract
You can send your submission in the body of the message or as an attachm=
ent to the following address: lcoklin_at_writing.ucsb.edu
For more information regarding membership and conference registration, p=

UPDATE: Theorizing the 'First Wave' Gobally (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
kanika batra

Deadline extended:
   
  Theorizing the 'First Wave' Globally

Theorizing feminisms globally, from late 19th to mid 20th centuries, emphasizing sexuality and class, interrogating Western periodization ('first wave'). Abstracts by March 10, 2006 to Pamela Caughie (pcaughi_at_luc.edu) and Kanika Batra (kanikabat_at_yahoo.com).

CFP: Literary Criticism Discussion Circle (3/10/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
Ed Chan

The Literary Discussion Circle of the South Atlantic Modern Language
Association invites submissions for a panel on "Theory and
Representation in
the War on Terror" at SAMLA's annual convention, 10-12 November 2006, in
Charlotte, North Carolina.

As the so-called "war on terror" continues without an end in sight, this
panel
aims to theorize the war and its repercussions on politics and culture,
as well as examine representations of the war in contemporary literary
and cultural texts.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Reading British Literature as Cultural Criticism (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
JArnold500_at_aol.com

Call for Papers, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) at
the University of California, Riverside, CA, November 10-11, 2006. Panel
entitled "Reading British Literature as Cultural Criticism."
 
Proposals for 15-20-minute papers are invited for a session devoted to
assessing literature read as cultural criticism or cultural studies. Papers on
literary theory arguing for, against, or beyond this approach to literature, or
papers that apply this type of criticism are all welcome. Send your
one-page proposal and one-page CV by e-mail to Jean Arnold, English Department,
California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San

UPDATE: Ecofeminism and Literature (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Andrea Campbell

Deadline extended

Due to March 1 being a popular deadline for many conferences, I am extendin=
g
the deadline of this call to March 15, 2006.

I am seeking papers that address Ecofeminism and Literature for a book
proposal I am currently working on, which is pending publication with
Cambridge Scholars Press. Papers will be considered for this collection.

Possible topics can address Ecofeminism and:

-race
-class
-gender
-third world countries
-environmental destruction
-sexism
-heterosexism
-colonialism
-militarism

CFP: Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
William Craig Howes

Here are the panels for the 2006 MLA Convention, Division on Autobiography,
Biography, and Life Writing. If your paper is accepted, you will have to
become a member of the MLA by April 1--if you are a member already, then
you're all set. Please send your proposal to the person chairing the
session; you can submit to more than one session, although if you're
selected for both, I assume you'd be asked to choose one.

Craig Howes

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CFP: 9th International Conference on Literary Theory (India) (8/1/06; 12/17/06-12/20/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Sura Rath

FORUM ON CONTEMPORARY THEORY
Centre for Contemporary Theory
301-302 Shiv Shakti Complex
84 Sampatrao Colony
R.C. Dutt Road, Vadodara 390007 INDIA
Tel: 265.552.2512, email: pck_at_satyam.net.in; librarycct_at_yahoo.co.in
website: www.fctworld.org

The Ninth International Conference
"Knowledge-Systems in a Climate of Creativity: Indian
Perspectives"
17-20 December 2006
Venue: Hotel Lakend, Udaipur, Rajasthan

CFP: Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association Conference (2/28/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Bilger, Audrey

Sixteenth Annual Pacific Southwest Womens Studies Association
Conference:
Students and Teachers Working Together
Confronting Unnatural Disasters: Feminist Engagements Across and Within
Borders
 
April 22, 2006 - Occidental College, Los Angeles
Call for Proposals
In the last year, the world has experienced "natural" disasters of
horrific proportions
-- the Asian tsunami, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
regions,
mudslides in Central America, and an earthquake in Pakistan. The
enormity of
these disasters and the devastation that has resulted from connected
human failings
is borne out disproportionately along gender, race, and class lines.
Such disasters

CFP: Feminism and War (4/15/06; 10/20/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Vivian May

A Conference on "Feminism and War"
October 20-22, 2006, at Syracuse University

Call for Proposals

The Women's Studies Program at Syracuse University invites proposals for papers to be presented at a national conference on the contested and complex relationship between feminism and war. The focus will be on recent U.S. government initiatives that claim war in the name of women's liberation, but with a global and transnational context in which other military actions might be considered. We look forward to energetic dialogue from interdisciplinary perspectives on these sub-themes:

CFP: Feminist Theory as Praxis (3/25/06; online journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Ime Kerlee

CFP: “Feminist Theory as Feminist Praxis”
Deadline: March 25, 2006
Format: Email attachment in word (please scan for viruses before
sending)
Citations: parenthetical in text, endnotes, and bibliography
Pages: 10-25 not including end notes and bibliography
Language: English

Special Issue: Feminist Theory as Feminist Praxis

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