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CFP: Investing in the Future: Marketing, Selling, and Buying Kinship (3/27/06; AAA '06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 8:15pm
Tiffany Romain

Investing in the Future: Marketing, Selling, and Buying Kinship

This panel is interested in looking at communities that pro-actively =20
and pragmatically defy the course of normative kinship through =20
creative (and often counter-cultural) economic arrangements. Much of =20
the impetus for engaging in the work of establishing unlikely kinship =20=

bonds is that these offer the possibility of investing in an entirely =20=

CFP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Capital (5/15/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Aaron Drucker

Claremont Graduate University is launching a peer-reviewed, online =20
Transdisciplinary Journal. Transdisciplinarity is the proactive =20
search for creative approaches to problem solving through the =20
cooperation of multiple disciplines. We want experts from various =20
disciplines to stimulate innovation by developing common ground, =20
facilitating the communication of concepts, methods, and ideas that =20
are being fostered in the academy as a means to elevate both a =20
national and international communication about transdisciplinary =20
constructs, methodologies, and theories.

CFP: 2007 NeMLA Panels: GLBT (4/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/07)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Damion Clark

Coming off of an exceptionally successful conference in Philadelphia, the
GLBT Caucus is excitedly preparing for next year¹s 38th Annual NeMLA
conference in Baltimore, Maryland on March 1 ­ 4, 2007. But there is much
work to be done. The first part of these preparations is to create and
submit panel proposals to NeMLA. This is the most crucial period for the
GLBT caucus. Please consider joining us for the Baltimore conference, and
helping the GLBT Caucus continue to grow, by proposing a GLBT themed
panel, roundtable, or special session.

UPDATE: Feminist Theory as Praxis (3/25/06; e-journal issue)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:14pm
Ime Kerlee

Feminist Theory as Praxis e-journal
Deadline: 3-25-06

Update: Besides scholarly and creative essays of 15-25 pages for the
e-journal, we are also seeking cover art for the first edition. Art
will be featured on the entrance page of the website and credit to the
artist on both the entrance page and in the TOC of the edition. Art
will be moved to the journal page when the next edition is created.

Art should address same themes as the journal, broadly: Feminist Theory
as Feminist Praxis. It may also address one of the suggested essay
topics listed below:

CFP: Consciousness, Literature and the Arts (no deadline; book series)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:39pm
Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Rodopi is expanding is series on Consciousness, Literature and the Arts. It
is a scholarly line of books consisting of monographs (and thematic
collections of articles), in the English language, dealing with a wide
variety of areas, problems, and applications within the broad field of
consciousness studies in relation to literature, theatre, dance, music,
film, media and the arts with all their sub-genres. See for information about the series
and published and forthcoming titles

UPDATE: Adaptation(s): Transfers and Society (4/17/06; 11/15/06-11/17/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Anne Lardeux

Adaptation(s) : Transfers and Society
November 15-17, 2006
Montreal, Canada

Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Danielle Aubry, Celine Lafontaine et Gilles Visy
Centre de recherche sur l'intermedialite,
l'Universite de Montreal et
L'Universite de Quebec a Montreal
- Prof. George Elliott Clarke (University of Toronto), E.J. Pratt Professor
of Canadian Literature, recipient of numerous awards, including the Governor

CFP: The Politics of Waste Seminar (UK) (3/31/06; ESSE 8, 8/29/06-9/2/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Effie Yiannopoulou

CFP: The Politics of Waste/The European Association for the Study of =
English Conference (ESSE 8) (UK) (8/29/06 =96 9/2/06)

ESSE 8 Conference

London (Senate House)

29 August =96 2 September 2006

Seminar: The Politics of Waste

Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2006 (400 words)

CFP: The Insistence of Spinoza (3/27/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Audrey Wasser

Now is the time of Spinoza. A surge of interest in the work of
Benedict Spinoza surfaced in the second half of the twentieth
century. In disciplines spanning the humanities scholars continue to
turn their attention to the writings of this seventeenth-century
philosopher for insights into current problematics in such areas as
cultural studies, political philosophy, social theory, literary
theory and criticism, and feminist theory. Spinoza's ontology is
absolutely singular in the history of philosophy. Additionally, his
epistemology and ethics outlined in The Ethics, his hermeneutics and
prescient proto-semiotics offered in The Theologico-Political

CFP: New Voices Graduate Conference (5/1/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm

New Voices Graduate Student Conference
September 28-30, 2006
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

 Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2006

New Voices on the Human Condition
Call for papers and special sessions

CFP: Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy (Romania) (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Laura Savu


  Bucharest University, Romania
    November 23-25, 2006
    Mircea Martin, Bucharest University, Romania
  Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for addressing issues related to the notion of "legitimacy" across discourses, cultural practices, and traditions. We are primarily interested in papers theorizing the construction and representation of the "legitimate?" in particular contexts.

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (6/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Lisa E. Bernstein

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (06/15/2006;

For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled (M)Othering the Nation:
Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the
Maternal Body, edited by Lisa Bernstein and Pamela Monaco.

UPDATE: Fashioning Fiction (UK) (4/21/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Elizabeth Andrews


APRIL 2006.

The organisers of the following conference are delighted to inform
prospective attendees that a publisher has expressed an interest in
releasing a collection of edited essays or proceedings from the
Fashioning Fiction conference. We also have organised a celidh in The
Queen's Hotel: . For further
information visit .

CFP: Rereading the New Criticism (4/8/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
John McIntyre

                                Rereading the New Criticism

Commentators such as Gerald Graff and Mark Jancovich have noted that, since
the demise in the 1960s of the New Critical hegemony, contemporary critical
discourse has often promoted misunderstandings of New Critical projects.
The image of the New Criticism as ahistorical formalism, they suggest,
misrepresents the New Critics' commitment to practices and epistemologies
distinctive to literature; their engagement with social and historical
issues; and their cultural politics. These recent critiques encourage
rereading the work of the New Critics from a new perspective-one that
maintains critical distance on received ideas about their methods.

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (8/31/06; 5/07)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Josephene T. M. Kealey

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (08/31/06; 05/07)

We invite proposals on Northrop Frye and theory (2007 marks the
fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Anatomy and Criticism),
Frye as Canadian, social, or religious critic.

Please send a 300-500 word proposal (hardcopies in triplicate) and a
50-word bio blurb to:

Doctor David Rampton, Symposium Chair
Department of English, University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East, 3rd floor
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 Canada
Fax: (613) 562-5990

UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
J. Elizabeth Clark

CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
  Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
  Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
  Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
  queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
  cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
  Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins,

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Stephen H. Sohn

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

This special session invites papers dealing with various intersections
of narrative and trauma, including but not limited to traumas of war,
dislocation, identity, intersubjective relationships). The generality
of the call thus seeks a wide variety of papers from all and across
disciplines that explore such areas as ethnicity and national identity,
postcolonial identity, class studies, national literatures, trauma
theory, among others. *A paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a
50-word abstract should be sent to the session chair by March 15.

CFP: Mothering as/in Text (5/15/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Pegeen Reichert Powell

Call for Papers for an edited collection: Mothering as/in Text

The editors of a new collection are looking for submissions that
explore the ways that motherhood—as a practice, a set of beliefs, a
political and cultural category—gets written and distributed through a
wide variety of texts.

The collection will feature a variety of disciplinary perspectives and
methodological approaches to this topic, and "text" should be
understood broadly here. For example, submissions might include studies

UPDATE: Brecht & Broadway (4/1/06; collection)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
J. Chris Westgate

The deadline for abstracts has been extended until April 1st 2006.

I am seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively entitled
"Brecht, Broadway, and American Theater" to be submitted to Cambridge
Scholars Press.

CFP: General Linguistics (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Caryl Gibbs

Call for abstracts for the General Linguistics panel at SCMLA Annual
Conference in Dallas, Texas. We are seeking papers from all areas of
linguistics and sociolinguistics. Papers from graduate students are

Please email 250-word abstracts to: Caryl Gibbs at

CFP: Narrative Innovation in the Short Story (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Kimberly Nance

Short Story: "Narrative Innovation in the Short Story." Papers on
second-person narration, reverse chronology, dead narrators, animals as
narrators--or any other innovation in narrator or narrative form. Please
send abstracts by March 31 (in body of message, and not as an attachment,
please) to Kimberly A. Nance, Illinois State Univ.,
<> Midwest Modern Language
Association, November 9-12, 2006 Chicago, Illinois

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Ken Womack

Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please direct any queries to