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CFP: [Postcolonial] Raja Rao Birth Centenary Conference

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:55am
Harish Trivedi

Raja Rao Birth Centenary Conference
To celebrate the birth centenary of Raja Rao which falls on 8 November
2008, the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language
Studies (IACLALS), in collaboration with the Sahitya Akademi (the Indian
National Academy of Letters), will hold an International Conference from
8 to 10 November 2008 at Bengaluru (Bangalore), India.
Proposals for papers to be presented at the conference are invited.
Kindly send the title of your paper with an abstract of about 300 words
and a bio-note of about 50 words by 31 May 2008 to
harish.trivedi_at_gmail.com Proposals will be screened and acceptances

CFP: [Renaissance] RSA panel: Innocence in the Renaissance

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 1:45am
Irina Dzero

We are seeking papers on innocence in the Renaissance. Images and symbols of innocence, such as
animals, flowers and children abound in Renaissance literature. What other images and symbols of
innocence does one encounter? To what purpose is innocence used? Do the images of innocence
support or illustrate an ideology? Do they have a rhetorical purpose? For example, might they
vehicle a nostalgia for a mythical Golden Age? Or perhaps help to imagine a utopian future? Are
the images of innocence ever used to describe contemporary realities? Your paper could explore
these topics, or suggest your own perspective on the subject. Send your abstract of 300 words by

CFP: [General] SWIG 2008: The Rules of the Game

Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 1:11am
Dr Christopher Murray

The Rules of the Game: Structures, Signs and Play in Word and Image

Friday 5th - Saturday 6th September 2008
University of Dundee, Scotland