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UPDATE: (dis)junctions: General Topic (grad) (2/28/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:18pm
disjunctions Ucr

Call for Papers: general topic, humanities and social sciences
University of California Riverside's 13th annual humanities conference
(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
April 7-8, 2006
deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2006

The University of California, Riverside's annual (dis)junctions graduate
conference is extending the deadline for submissions from 2/10/06 to

UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
EGSO Albany

  Call for Panels and Papers: NEW 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 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"

CFP: Postmodern Survivors(4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/4/06-11/6/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Rebecca Duncan

Survivor paradigms through which literatures of trauma are read often presume a stable self that can be recovered. How and what does a postmodern subject survive, and is recovery possible or desired? How is selfhood in dialogue with culture in moments of crisis? The devastation in our Gulf Coast invites us to consider existing theories of the survivor and to contemplate new approaches that acknowledge elements of postmodern culture.

Theoretical essays and readings of specific texts/events/experiences are welcome for this SAMLA special session. Memoirs and autobiography must be in dialogue with critical discourse.

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm

CFP: Visual Studies (grad) (3/15/06; 4/22/06)

The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

I'm seeking papers from graduate students that examine mythologization in comics. Which myths, legends and folktales have been retold? Where do these retellings remain faithful and how do they depart from the original stories? What does this suggest about motifs and topologies? These and other similar questions are the focus of the Visual Studies panel.

CFP: Nietzsche and Interdisciplinarity: InterCulture E-journal (3/15/06; e-journal issue)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Thomas Philbeck

    Nietzsche and Interdisciplinarity
      InterCulture (ISSN 1552-5910), an Electronic Journal published by Florida State University's Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities, is seeking papers for its Spring 2006 issue. Friedrich Nietzsche is well known for his influence on multiple disciplines in the modern era, for his forward looking philosophy, and also for his conception of culture, cultivation, bildung.

CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:32pm
Ben Robertson

Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30
December 2006.

This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
questions as the following:

UPDATE: Interface: Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (grad) (2/3/06; 5/2/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
alex wetmore

Please be advised that the date of the conference is
no longer 4 May 2006 and will now be held on 2 May
2006. Also, we are happy to say we have confirmed that
cultural theorist and music scholar Dr. Richard
Leppert will be our keynote speaker. The deadline for
submissions remains 3 February 2006. For further
information please take a look at our revised CFP
included below. We look forward to reading your

Alex Wetmore
(conference co-organizer)

Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference

Interface 2006: "Ruptures"

CFP: Disability Theory and Performance (2/11/06; NCA, 11/15/06-11/19/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Christopher Smit

Seeking contributing participants on a panel/program titled:
"Performing Authenticity: Disability Narratives and Dialogue." We seek
to interrogate key issues of representation, evocation, embodied
knowing. Scholars who perform and/or study disability through
enactment of the "other" or who do so in their own everyday
performance(s) of self are invited to submit a proposed paper,
performance, or combination of both. We are interested in hearing from
performance studies scholars/practitioners. We are also very interested
in hearing from persons in disability studies who wish to join the
conversation. Submit your proposed title and abstract along with

CFP: Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama (3/1/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Lance Norman

 From Euripides’ Bacchae to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to Sarah
Kane’s Cleansed bodily dismemberment has proven to be a dramatic trope
which transcends period or cultural distinctions. The 2006 M/MLA drama
panel welcomes submissions which critically address the stakes of
dismemberment in drama. This might take the form of an analysis of a
particular play or a contemporary look at dramatic theories of dismemberment
from Nietzsche’s conception of Dionysian drama to Artaud’s Theatre of
Cruelty. Broader approaches from theories of mimesis to performance studies
which work toward the dismemberment of drama as a genre will also be

CFP: Critical Classics Revisited (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
David Gorman

Critical Classics Revisited (Special Session)
To be proposed for the MLA Conference
27-30 December 2006, Philadelphia, PA
This panel will be devoted to reconsiderations of major works of
twentieth-century criticism, scholarship, or theory (e.g., Auerbach's
Mimesis, Frye's Anatomy, Barthes's S/Z). Possible questions or points of
*What matters and what no longer matters in this work?
*To what in its historical context was this work a response?
*What has been the effect of this work on the history of literary
*What are the literary (or textual) qualities of this work?
Besides individual works, the panel will be open to reconsiderations of

CFP: Transformation and Space (grad) (2/20/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Mary-Ann Davis

We are seeking creative and/or critical submissions for a panel on issues of transformation and space. This panel will
occur as part of the Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans--
: Negotiations and Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Possible papers might engage theories of space and/or specific spaces; literary or literal spaces; public or private
spaces; etc. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary papers, and papers that address the following questions:
How are spaces transformed? How do spaces transform? What are the benefits and/or limitations of thinking of space in
terms of transformation?

CFP: Worlding the Text (grad) (3/5/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
GESA UVa 2006 Conference

Worlding the Text: Crosscurrents in Literary Studies

 The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of
Virginia's Department of English would like to invite submissions to
our annual conference, to be held from March 31st to April 1st, 2006.

CFP: Forensic Futures: Interrogating the Posthuman (UK) (2/28/06; 3/16/06-3/18/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:18pm

                   Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1, 16, 17 and 18 March, 2006
  Convened by Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University; Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Birkbeck College.

CFP: On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic (2/20/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
Thomas Crombez

A conference on "Messianism and the Law" will be organised by the Institute
of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) on 11-12 May 2006. The following
scholars have confirmed to speak: Giorgio Agamben, Moshe Idel, Aviezer
Ravitzky, Sigrid Weigel, Ada Rapoport-Albert, Astrid
Deuber-Mankowsky, Ashraf Noor, and Micha Brumlik. More information is
available on the website of the Institute for Jewish

CFP: Transcendentalism in a Time of War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Sandy Petrulionis

>>Scholars suggest that the polarizing nature of Transcendental
>>rhetoric ignited the Civil War. Can this be true? How did
>>Transcendentalists react to the reality of war? How does their
>>rhetoric of "holy war" sound today? Sponsored by the Thoreau
>>Society. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Laura Dassow Walls,

CFP: Georgia Philological Association (Literature, Language, Linguistics, Composition, and Pedagogy (3/31/06; 4/21/06 &amp; jour

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Brucie, Thomas J.

Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, Georgia, will host the first
annual conference of the Georgia Philological Association on April 21,
2006, beginning at 9:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM.


We invite professors, graduate students, and independent scholars to
join the association and submit scholarly papers and ideas for panel
discussions as directed below. Subjects may relate to American,
British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or
language, as well as linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.


We are also sponsoring a contest to design a permanent logo for the
Association, and the winning design will receive a $100. award.


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

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm

Deadline extension/nouvelle date limite

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

UPDATE: Reading Traditions, Appropriating Cultures (grad) (1/31/06; 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm

Update: We have extended the abstract submission deadline to February 28th.

Reading Traditions, Appropriating Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Rhetorical, Literary,
and Cultural Studies

The University of Oklahoma

April 21-22, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University

UPDATE: EGAD Panels (9/20/06; 10/20/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm

Our yearly EGAD conference has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts.
It will be held in the fall semester instead of this spring. Please note the
new conference date and deadlines. Thank you to all of you who submitted. We
hope to see everyone in the fall.
Conference Date: October 20th 2006
Submission Deadline: October 20th 2006
DaVinci to Derrida: Breaking Codes Across Disciplines
***Open to faculty, graduates, and undergraduates***
(English Graduates for Academic Development)

CFP: Trans-forming Feminism Conference (2/18/06; 4/22/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:18pm
Amy Washburn

Please distribute widely!

The 3rd Annual Trans-Forming Feminism Conference is currently
in its planning stages. This one-day conference is to be held
at the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New
Paltz) on April 22, 2006.

CFP: Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge (no deadline; online journal issue)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Alison Bartlett

Outskirts: feminisms along the edge
is a feminist cultural studies journal published online twice yearly.=20
It provides a space in which new and challenging critical material from=20=

a range of disciplinary perspectives and addressing a range of feminist=20=

topics and issues are brought together to discuss and contest=20
contemporary and historical issues involving women and feminisms.=20
Submissions are always welcome

UPDATE: The City, Comparatively (2/15/06; 5/28/06-5/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Jan Plug


Canadian Comparative Literature Association
Association canadienne de litt=E9rature compar=E9e

May 28-30, 2006.

The City, Comparatively

We invite papers, or proposals for papers, on the following subjects:
Nous vous invitons =E0 soumettre des communications ou des projets de=20
sur l'un des sujets suivants:

spatial imaginings
the legacy of Freud (on the 150th anniversary of Freud=92s birth)
landscapes, urban and rural
the urban sublime

CFP: Research - Pedagogy - History (2/15/06; Gender Across Borders, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
A Spain

Call For Papers: Research - Pedagogy - History
Accepted Panel at: Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Panel Organizer: Voichita Nachescu
Moderator (proposed): Greg Dimitriadis.

UPDATE: Gender Across Borders II (1/31/06 &amp; 2/15/06; 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm

Abstracts for individual Papers/Posters Deadline: 2/15/06

GENDER ACROSS BORDERS II: RESEARCH SUBJECTS (Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium)
April 21-22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
State University of New York at Buffalo

Keynote Speakers (confirmed): Bhanu Kapil (Naropa University) and Molly Carnes (University
of Wisconsin-Madison).