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CFP: Bad Subjects –– Sex Politics Issue (10/15/05; e–journal issue)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Papers - Sex Politics

How do contemporary states express sexual preferences and regulate the sexualities of their citizen-subjects? How do corporations both market sex and participate in public sex politics? How do sexual identities define labor and media economies?

CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community (1/31/06; 7/27/06-7/30/06)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Jessica Daggett

Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium
Call for Proposals

Lumos 2006 will be a symposium for adult fans and
scholars of the Harry Potter novels. We aim to promote
scholarly analysis of the books, to provide a forum of
discussion for fans of those works, and to provide
professional development opportunities for teachers
and librarians.

Proposals are sought for presentations, papers,
moderated panels, workshops and posters on any topic
relating to the Harry Potter novels and/or the fan

Literary and Media Studies:
Discussion of themes within the Harry Potter books and

CFP: Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frames (12/30/05; journal issue)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Caroline Kyungah Hong

Call for submission of articles for a special issue of _Life Writing_
on "Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and
Global Frames."
The editors invite articles that theorize and read mixed race, hybrid,
and transnational subjects represented in all forms of life
writing—autobiography, memoir, biography, diaries, letters,
autobiographical novels, other forms of creative non-fiction, and
more. We are open to new research on hybridity, multiple
subjectivities, interculturalism, flexible citizenships, and all forms
of crossings and overlapping identities and narratives, and are
particularly interested in studies that recuperate historical and

CFP: Eat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption (10/15/05; 3/3/06-3/5/06)

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:01pm

CFP: Eat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption
Eighth Annual Grian Conference
3-5 March 2006
Glucksman Ireland House
New York University

Bless us, O Cleric, famous pillar of learning,
Son of honey-bag, son of juice, son of lard,
Son of stirabout, son of porridge, son of fair-speckled clusters of fruit,
Son of smooth clustering cream, son of buttermilk, son of curds[.] (trans.
Kuno Meyer)

CFP: Vladimir Nabokov: 1. Open panel 2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Work (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 – 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

Papers welcome on any aspect of Nabokov's work. Preference will be given
to papers that do not discuss _Lolita_.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

This panel asks for papers that address the presence of religion, spirits,
and/or spirituality in Nabokov's work.

Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Ethics of Fiction (Spain) (12/1/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Silvia Martínez Falquina



Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de Zaragoza
March 30-April 1, 2006

CFP: Contemporary Scottish Fiction (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm

The second "Scottish Renaissance" which is often said to have begun with
the publication of Lanark and which reached a high point with the
publication of Trainspotting appears to have reached a new stage
following devolution and the establishment of Scotland's first parliament
in nearly three hundred years. Scotland's recently changed political
situation suggests a number of questions regarding the present and future
of contemporary Scottish fiction. Has devolution changed the implied role
of the Scottish fiction writer and the reception of and/or market for
contemporary Scottish fiction? What part, if any, does recent Scottish
fiction play in the forming, or questioning, of a national political

CFP: Drama and/after Postmodernism (Germany) (12/31/05; 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
Heiko Stahl

Call for Papers: "Drama and/after Postmodernism"

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
(CDE) announces its 15th Annual Conference (May 25-28, 2006): "Drama
and/after Postmodernism". It will be organized by the Chair of
English Literature at the University of Augsburg and held at a
conference venue in the town centre of Augsburg, Germany.

CFP: History and American Modernisms (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
Ben Railton

Modern History: Constructions of the Past in American Literary
Modernisms. What role did visions of history play in the formation of
and work by American modernist movements (Harlem Renaissance, Southern
Renaissance, expatriates, poets, leftists, etc)? How did writers such as
Hughes, Ransom, Stein, Williams, and Le Seuer construct the past, and to
what ends? All topics and approaches, including interdisciplinary ones,
welcome. E-mail 250-500 word abstracts to Ben Railton
<<>> by
September 15, 2005.

CFP: Exiles and Expatriates (9/10/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:45pm
Charles L. Sligh

CFP: "Exiles and Expatriates" (10 September 2005; 23 - 25 February 2006)

The Thirty-fourth Annual 20th Century Literature and Culture Conference at
the University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
23 - 25 February 2006

"Exiles and Expatriates"

The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers
discussing the figure of the Exile and/or the Expatriate in 20th century
literature and culture.
Possible approaches to this topic might include:

CFP: Contemporary Women's Fiction (UK) (10/31/05; 4/21/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm

CONFERENCE 'For Love or Money? Contemporary Women's Fiction in the
Marketplace,' 21–23 April 2006, at the University of Wales, Bangor (UK).

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Waters

CFP: Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants (11/30/05; 8/24/06-8/27/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm
Waterloo Centre for German Studies

Please feel free to forward this call to anybody who might potentially
be interested in our conference.

Thank you.

Waterloo Centre for German Studies


*Call for Expressions of Interest and Proposals*

/*Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and their Descendants*/

*Waterloo Centre for German Studies*

*University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada*

*24-27 August 2006*

CFP: Film &amp; History (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm


Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Film & History Area of the Southwest Popular Culture Association
invites papers for the 2006 PCA/ACA Regional Conference
to be held at the Hyatt Regency on February 8-11, 2006.

CFP: Contemporary Lesbian Fiction (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 4:44pm

Contemporary Lesbian Fiction
Participants sought for a roundtable discussion on Contemporary Lesbian Fiction for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers conference to be held in Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006. The purpose of the discussion is to offer a general overview of major issues, themes, and trends in post-lesbian-feminist fiction (from about the mid-1980s to the present.) Topics including comparisons of multiple authors, discussion of mainstream publishing and/or small lesbian presses, or works by lesbians of color are especially welcome. Please send ideas by January 15, 2006 to Kris Comment at

UPDATE: Michael Moorcock's Multiverse (no deadline; collection)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:35pm

CFP: Exploring the Multiverse: A Study of the Works of Michael Moorcock
  (Collection). Editor: Thomas Fortenberry.

Submissions are invited for a new collection of essays studying the
writings of British author Michael Moorcock. Moorcock has had a long
and amazingly successful career as both editor and author. Winner of
numerous awards (including the British Fantasy Award, World Fantasy
Award, and being shortlisted for the Whitbread [Mother London]), he is
most famous for having created a vast and fantastic multiverse of
interconnected realities centered around the concept of a recurrent
Eternal Champion.

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/18/05; 2/16/06-2/18/06)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Marny Parkin

Call for Papers

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXIV: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith
Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 16–18,
2006, on the Provo campus of Brigham Young University.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
    • Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)
    • Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
    • Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre
    • Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
    • Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio and other

CFP: Witchcraft and Paganism in Contemporary Media (10/31/05; 5/18/06-5/21/06)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm

Call for Papers

Charming and Crafty: Witchcraft and Paganism in Contemporary Media
May 18-21, 2006
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Mitchell, Chair, Folklore and Mythology, Harvard

This conference aims to examine representations of Wtchcraft and Paganism in
film, television and other media (1900--present day), and explore a variety of
topics in an interdisciplinary format. Proposals for panels are welcome;
sessions will generally comprise three speakers for twenty minutes each. Suggested
topics include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siecle (8/9/05; collection)

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 8:34pm
Anne Stiles

Update: Neurology and Literature at the Fin de Siècle (8/9/05; collection)

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 9 August, 2005.

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays on intersections
between British,European, and North American literature and neurology
between 1870 and 1920. We are willing to consider essays on literature
examined in its scientific context, as well as essays performing literary
analyses of scientific texts. Submissions by emergent as well as established
scholars are welcome. A series editor at one of Britain's leading academic
presses has shown strong preliminary interest in the project.