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CFP: <code> HumanSystems | DigitalBodies (11/23/05; iDMAa+IMS, 4/5/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:09am
Ritchie, Jeff

2006 iDMAa + IMS Conference
<code> HumanSystems | DigitalBodies

www.muohio.edu/codeconference

Call for Papers

The International Digital Media and Arts Association and Miami University's
Center for Interactive Media Studies presents the 2006 iDMAa + IMS
Conference. The conference's theme is built around an examination of the many
codes that drive the digital media and arts world. The Conference will bring
academics, artists, and industry representatives together to help define,
refine and advance the leading edge of new media. This is the third annual
iDMAa Conference and fifth annual IMS Conference.

CFP: Westerns in Cinema and Popular Novels (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:09am
Paul Varner

CALL FOR PAPERS
WESTERNS IN CINEMA AND POPULAR NOVELS
The 27th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 8-11, 2006
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=20
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Topics might include B.M. Bower, Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, Max Brand,
Clarence Mulford, Pulp Westerns, John Ford, Anthony Mann, Clint
Eastwood, Feminist, Structuralist and other critical perspectives on
Westerns.

CFP: Comic Art &amp; Comics (10/31/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 4:13am
Gene Kannenberg, Jr.

Comic Art & Comics Area
Popular Culture Association Conference, April 12-16, 2006
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel - Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

The Comic Art & Comics Area of the PCA invites all comics scholars to
participate in the 2006 meeting of the Popular Culture Association and
American Culture Association. Details of the conference can be found
at the conference website: <http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~pcaaca>.

CFP: Tomas Rivera Award in Critical Writing (12/15/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:54am
Nowell Marshall

CRATE journal is proud to announce The Tomas Rivera Award in Critical
Writing

Essays may explore or examine emerging writers, Latino/a contemporary works,
American landscapes, migrant issues that reflect global transformation,
power and the arts.

Total in Prizes $1,000:

1st Prize: $500 and publication in CRATE journal and on the CRATE website
2nd Prize: $250 and publication in CRATE journal and on the CRATE website
Honorable Mentions: $125 and possible publication on the CRATE website

Please limit your submissions to $3,000 words. All submissions must be
postmarked by Dec. 15, 2005 to be considered. CRATE only reads between
Sept. 15 and Dec. 15. Winners will be announced Winter 2005.

CFP: Gender and Censorship (1/16/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:53am
exitnine_at_rci.rutgers.edu

Exit 9: Call for Papers

Jagged Edges: Rethinking the Canon(s) Through Gendered Lenses

Exit 9 sends a call for papers that focuses on the issue of censorship in
various literatures, texts, and theories. Whether implicit or explicit,
censorship is a common theme in literature and theory; we ask participants
to consider the intersections of an idea such as censorship with regards
to current trends in the interdiscipline of Women's and Gender Studies.
Submissions may consider the topic from one or a combination of the
following approaches:*

CFP: Non-fiction Travel Literature from the Americas, Europe and China (China) (1/30/06; 6/12/06-6/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:53am
jfombona_at_mac.com

Call for Papers

“IV International and Interdisciplinary Conference Alexander von
Humboldt and Zheng He, 2006”

“Travel Literature and from the Americas, Europe and China from all
Centuries”

2006 年第四届美洲,欧洲, 中国旅游, 探险文献国际大会

纪念亚利山大.冯. 洪堡, éƒ'å'ŒæŽ¢é™©å…ˆé©±

June 12-16, 2006

in Xi’an China

UPDATE: Comics and Childhood (12/1/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:53am
Cathlena Martin

    Updated Call for Papers: "Comics and Childhood"

 Fourth Annual University of Florida Comics Conference

      Gainesville, FL
      February 24-25, 2006.

Updated Deadline for Abstracts: December 1, 2005.

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is
pleased to announce the 2006 UF Conference on Comics: "Comics and
Childhood," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on February
24-25 2006.

Confirmed guest speakers include Bill Willingham, Nate Powell, and
Charles Hatfield.

CFP: Willa Cather (12/20/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
John Swift

The Willa Cather Society invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be
presented in either of two sessions at the American Literature
Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 25-28, 2006.

Session I: New Directions in Cather Scholarship. All papers involving
significant new research or critical approaches to Cather's work will be
considered.

CFP: Heroism &amp; Mortality in Comics (11/26/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
dave_at_captionbox.net

Call For Papers: "Ever-Ending Battle" - Special Symposium on Heroism &
Mortality in Comics for Spring 2006 International Journal of Comic Art
issue.

The International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA) is pleased to welcome
submissions for the upcoming symposium in its Spring 2006 edition 8.1. The
 wide focus of the symposium, entitled "The Ever-Ending Battle," will be
on issues of mortality in comics, particularly, but not exclusively, the
relationship between death and heroism.

CFP: Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women's Humor (1/1/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
HRPollack

Call for Papers
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
May 25-28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Center

=93Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women=92s Humor=94

Alicia Ostriker writes that women have always tried to steal the=20
language -- to =93seize speech=94 and so rework narratives inadequate to=20=

describing women=92s experience. (Ostriker, Stealing The Language: The=20=

Emergence of Women=92s Poetry in America, p 211) =93Stealing the =
language=94=20
can reiterate and/ or transform old speech in ways that provoke women=20
to liberated laughter.

CFP: Student's Companion to American Literary Characters (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
Judith Baughman

For the Student's Companion to American Literary Characters to be published by Manly Inc. and Facts on File, we are seeking entries on major characters in works by these playwrights: Maxwell Anderson, Philip Barry, Moss Hart, Beth Henley, George S. Kaufman, Sidney Kingsley, Tony Kushner, Arthur Miller, Marsha Norman, Clifford Odets, Eugene O'Neill, David Rabe, William Saroyan, Neil Simon, Wendy Wasserstein, Tennessee Williams, August Wilson, and Lanford Wilson. For further information, please contact Dr. Park Bucker at psbucke_at_uscsumter.edu .

CFP: The Journal of Florida Literature (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
Brent Kinser

T h e J o u r n a l o f F l o r i d a L i t e r a t u r e

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Since 1988, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature
has published material relevant to the life, works, and friends of
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Yearling
and many other widely respected and beloved works, including Cross
Creek, South Moon Under, and Cracker Chidlings.

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CFP: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (12/5/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
Susan McHugh

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference:
"Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Then and Now"
Hosted by the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England in Portland, Maine
June 15-18, 2006

CFP: Science Fiction Foundation Essay Prize (grad) (5/31/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
Michelle Reid

Submissions are invited for the annual SF Foundation Essay Prize.

Deadline for Submission: May 31 2006

Judges for 2006:

Gwyneth Jones (World Fantasy Award winner)
Uppinder Mehan (Emerson College, Boston)
Lisa Yaszek (Georgia Institute of Technology)

CFP: Re-mapping the American South (UK) (1/30/06; 10/8/06-10/10/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:13pm
Sarah Robertson

Please find below a call for papers:
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Call For Papers: Re-mapping the American South, 01/30/06; 10/08/06-10/10/=
06

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A Two-Day Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-1=
0 September, 2006.

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Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four presente=
rs are invited for a conference on Re-mapping the American South, to take=
 place at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-10 Septem=
ber, 2006.

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CFP: 19th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference (3/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:12pm
Brent Kinser

19th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

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Winter Park, Florida

April 7-8, 2006

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Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society

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Hosted by the University of Central Florida

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The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250
members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to
Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:

CFP: Comics Arts Conference 2006 (3/1/06; 7/20/06-7/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:12pm
pcoogan_at_fontbonne.edu

Call for Papers and Participation

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14th ANNUAL=20

COMICS ARTS CONFERENCE

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Abstracts for papers, panels, poster sessions, and slide talks are being
accepted for a for a joint meeting of scholars and professionals during
the

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Comic-Con International

San Diego, California July 20-23, 2006.

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We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent,
and fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers,
distributors, and journalists. =20

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CFP: French 20th Century Writing in Context (Finland) (2/1/06; 6/2/06-6/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:12pm
kai.mikkonen_at_helsinki.fi

Call for papers/Appel à contribution

International interdisciplinary symposium
University of Helsinki, Finland, June 2-3, 2006

Colloque international interdisciplinaire
Université de Helsinki, Finlande (2 et 3 juin 2006)

Writing in context: French literature, theory and the avant-gardes
L'écriture en contexte : littérature, théorie et avant-gardes français au
XXe siècle

Key-note speaker: Professor Denis Hollier
New York University, Faculty of Arts & Science, French

Conférence plénière : Professeur Denis Hollier
Université de New York, Faculté des arts et des sciences, français

UPDATE: Robert A. Heinlein and Human Identity (10/31/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Lisa N. Edmonds

Breaking News: The deadline for proposals for the
Heinlein Studies Area of the PCA/ACA has been extended
from October 15, 2005 to October 31st.

Call for Papers:
Robert A. Heinlein and Human Identity

Robert A. Heinlein Studies
An Area of the Popular Culture Association
National PCA/ACA Conference
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
April 12-16, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: When Genres Collide: Science Fiction Research Association 2006 (4/15/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Oscar

Science Fiction Research Association 2006
37th Annual Conference: When Genres Collide

June 22-25, 2006
Crowne Plaza Hotel
White Plains, NY

Norman Spinrad: Guest of Honor
Other guests include: Nancy Kress, Nalo Hopkinson, R. Garcia y Robertson,
William Sleator, Joan Slonczewski (Distinguished Member Participant), and
Michael Whelan (Special Guest Artist)

Oscar De Los Santos and Tom Morrissey, Co-Conference Chairs, Co-Panels Chairs

150- 200-word essay (or panel) proposals to:
<mailto:sfra2006_at_yahoo.com>sfra2006_at_yahoo.com

Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2006. Proposals postmarked or e-mailed
after April 15 will be considered only if the program is not yet full.

CFP: Variations on Blackness (12/15/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Halloran, Vivian

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (12/15/2006; 03/2006-04/01/2006)

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Indiana University-Bloomington will host an international,
interdisciplinary conference titled, "Variations on Blackness:
Race-Making in the Americas and the World" from March 30th to April
1st, 2006 in Bloomington, Indiana. We invite proposals for both panels
and individual papers that address any issue related to blackness in a
global or comparative context including, but not limited to:

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*Race-making and blackness

*Blackness in a European context

*Visual depictions of blackness

*International performance of blackness

*Blackness and the museum

*Blackness within the African diaspora

CFP: Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Scott Baugh

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will
hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8 through 11,
2006. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted
to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights,
museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural
Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities for
participants in this area as well.

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