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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)

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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)

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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:

=20

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=

CFP: Art Objects and Woman's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Jill R Ehnenn

CFP: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (3/1/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)

Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia

Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing

This goal of this panel is to explore how female authors have produced verbal representations of visual representations.

CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford

DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU

CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

'EMPIRE AND AFTERMATH: CORE AND PERIPHERY'

The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

Introduction
The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

CFP: Male sexuality in the Female Mind (4/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Anna Fåhraeus

Male Sexuality in the Female Mind =96 from Aphra Behn to Slash Fan =
Fiction

This is an open call for proposal abstracts. We are putting together a=20=

collection of essays that focus on how male sexuality has been=20
represented by women writers, from Aphra Behn=92s post-Restoration drama=20=

to cyber space fan fiction (slash specifically). The objective of the=20
study is to highlight, trace and analyze representations of male desire=20=

and sexuality through texts (literary, cinematic, cyber, etc) in order=20=

to explore how male sexuality is and has been imagined and re-imagined=20=

CFP: University of West Georgia Literature Conference: Fear and Awe (5/30/06; 11/2/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
J Agan

The University of West Georgia

CALL FOR PAPERS 2006

21^ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE CONFERENCE

Suggested theme: FEAR AND AWE

For the 2006 conference, papers and sessions may be presented on any
conception of fear and awe in literature, visual arts, and/ or cinema.
Papers may be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

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We welcome also proposals for papers on _any topic_ of interest to
literature, culture, and art scholars.

 

  <>*
When: *November 2-4, 2006 <>
*Where*: Sheraton Colony Square Hotel-Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia <>
*Deadline for one-page abstracts*: May 30, 2006 <>

UPDATE: Trans&ndash;&ndash; : Negotiations and Resistance (grad) (1/20/06; 4/7/06&ndash;4/8/06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Mary-Ann Davis

Trans --: Negotiations and Resistance

19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Association of English Graduate Students
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
April 7 - 8, 2006

UPDATES:
* Keynote speakers
* Abstract deadline extension
* Conference website
* CFP

***KEYNOTE SPEAKERS***

We are pleased to announce critical keynote speaker Juana Maria Rodriguez, and creative keynote speaker Pireeni Sundaralingam, with Colm O'Riain.

CFP: Reading Code (3/17/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Rita Raley

The Media & Literature discussion group is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia, December 2006:

"Reading Code"

Papers on the aesthetics, politics, and poetics of code; machine translation; relations between natural languages & programming languages; codework; protocols; genetic code and biomedia; operational text.

Abstracts and brief CVs by March 17 to Rita Raley <raley at english.ucsb.edu>.

CFP: Motherhood (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
llbroder_at_aol.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Session Title: Literary Criticism: Examining Motherhood
Rocky Mountain MLA Convention (RMMLA)
October 12-14, 2006
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona
 
Proposals are invited for the Literary Criticism panel of the 60th annual RMMLA conference.
 
This panel will explore representations of motherhood in literature by viewing them through the multiple lenses provided by literary criticism. Some approaches to this topic might include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
-Feminist
-Marxist
-Postcolonial
-Historical
-Biographical
-Psychoanalytic
-Poststructuralist
-Queer
-Reader-Response
 

UPDATE: Identity Works: Order and Diversity in Literary Studies (1/16/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
Caley Ehnes

Updates: CFP, Deadlines for proposals and registration

CFP: Deadline for proposals in January 16, 2006 (however, late submissions
may be accepted for consideration up to Friday January 20, 2006).  

The University of Victoria's 7th Annual English Graduate Students Conference
invites proposals for this year's conference, entitled "Identity Works:
Order and Diversity in Literary Studies," to be held at the University of
Victoria from March 3rd to 4th, 2006.

What does it mean to talk about identity in literature and literary
studies?  This year's conference attempts to interrogate constructions,
definitions, categories, and fictions of identity as they are used in
literary studies. 

CFP: Politics of Memory (grad) (1/16/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
The Politics of Memory

to whom it may concern,
  please forward the following call for papers to your graduate students.
   
    The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
  invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student conference
  The Politics of Memory
  to be held from
  March 31st to April 2, 2006.
   
   
   
   
   
  Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related to, but not limited to, the following questions:
   
  In what ways does literature illuminate the historical construction and remembering of particular identities, events, and nations?

UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
of
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April
6-9,
2006.

CFP: Queer Homophobia (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: Queer Homophobia (grad) (2/1/06; disjunctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at Disjunctions, the
University of California,
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Conference, April 7-8, 2006. In keeping
with this year's
theme, Lost in Translation, this panel attempts to investigate what happens
to the term queer as it
is translated from subcultures and incorporated into academic discourse.

CFP: Posthuman, All Too Posthuman (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
cbelling_at_notes.cc.sunysb.edu

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Posthuman, All Too Posthuman
Organizer: Henry Turner
Papers on the “posthuman” in literature and science: networks, systems, and
assemblages; embodiment and prostheses; animals, nature, and environment;
posthuman futures, pasts, and presents; posthumanities scholarship.
Abstracts by March 15 to Henry Turner, hsturner_at_wisc.edu.
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Catherine Belling, PhD

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

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
William Craig Howes

Here are the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing topics
for the 2006 MLA Convention. 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.
If your paper is accepted, you will have to become a member of the MLA by
April 1.
Craig Howes

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CFP: Cyphernetics (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
cbelling_at_notes.cc.sunysb.edu

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Cyphernetics: Signs, Codes, Texts
Organizer: Arielle Saiber
CFP: Papers on any aspect of information technology, digital models,
encoding, decoding, semiotics, new paradigms of expression and
communication. Abstracts by March 15 to Arielle Saiber,
asaiber_at_bowdoin.edu.

CFP: Word &amp; Image (Germany) (1/21/06; 5/24/06-5/27/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
Michael Meyer

Call for Papers:

Word & Image

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of New English
Literatures

University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany, May 24-27, 2006

The simultaneous use of verbal and visual forms of representation
constitutes a major feature of anglophone literatures and cultures, but
the similarities and differences between words and images and the
parameters of their coexistence have hardly been theorised and
critically explored in depth. Post/colonial critiques often stress that
the Other transcends verbal representation, without, however, discussing
the nature of the visual representation of the Other or its relationship
to its verbal context.

UPDATE: Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations (grad) (1/30/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
EGSA Colloquium

CALL FOR PAPERS
Remnants, Remainders, and Reconceptualizations
March 23-25, 2006
English Graduate Students Association
Department of English
York University
Toronto, Canada

*Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 30th, 2006*

Due to the nature of cultural production, both academic and creative,
it is inevitable that particular texts, objects, subjects, cultures,
and concepts will be marginalized or excluded, giving a confusing and
often contradictory cultural landscape to a coherence that is abstract
and problematic. How might we account for the remnants and remainders
that are scattered about our fields of inquiry? How might we begin to
reconceptualize these grounds?

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