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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

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (grad) (3/17/06; AGSE, 4/22/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
J. Surette

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (03/17/06; 04/22/06)

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge will hold its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 in Jerome Richfield Hall Room 319.

This year's conference title is "Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders.” We are looking for papers that explore the theme of borders and their incarnations and transformations including, but not limited to: border crossings, blurrings, violations, tensions, disruptions, transgressions, transactions and/or dissolutions.

CFP: Gay &amp; Lesbian (and Queer) Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Joshua Fenton

Call For Papers: Gay & Lesbian Studies (5/15/06; PAMLA 11/10-11, 2006)


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 November
10-11, 2006 University of California, Riverside Riverside, California


Submission Deadline: May 15, 2006


Paper proposals are requested for a standing panel of the PAMLA conference.


While the panel is open to any topic in Gay & Lesbian Studies, I am
particularly interested in papers that address the following areas:


-Queer community formation/dissolution


-The role of Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory in a Democracy


-Lesbian/Gay/Queer citizenship


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

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

Revised/expanded call:


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)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

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)

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
Mailing Address: The William O. Douglas Honors College,
                                400 E. University Way,
                Ellensburg, WA 98926-7521
        509.963.1440 fax: 509.963.1206

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

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

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)

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

Centre for Social Theory and Design


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 by April 30 2006.

Confirmed Key Note Speakers:

Carol Jacobs (Yale University)

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

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

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)

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

Southern Crossroads Storytelling Conference

LSU Alexandria (Alexandria, Louisiana)

October 13 and 14, 2006


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.


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

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:18pm
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

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

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 by
March 1. =20


Dr. Alan Blackstock

Assistant Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah


(435) 722-3931

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

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm

Plenary speaker and conference web site announced:

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

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)

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, 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

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

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

Centre for Contemporary Theory
301-302 Shiv Shakti Complex
84 Sampatrao Colony
R.C. Dutt Road, Vadodara 390007 INDIA
Tel: 265.552.2512, email:;

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

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

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)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm

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

                     2006 Annual Conference:

                     PSYCHOANALYSIS AND SOCIAL

                         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)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm

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

The Narratives of Postcolonialism

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

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


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" (

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

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)

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

CFP: Rhetorical Approaches to Literature (3/15/06; PAMLA 11/10/06-11/11/=
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:
For more information regarding membership and conference registration, p=

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

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 ( and Kanika Batra (