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CFP: [African-American] August Wilson-The Second Half of the Cycle (Lexington, KY, 4/11-12/08; deadline 1/15/08

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 4:03pm
Alan Nadel

Plenary speakers: Harry Elam, Jr., Alan Nadel, Donald Pease, Yolanda
Pierce, Sandra Shannon, Steven Tracy

20-minute papers sought on the last five plays produced in the Wilson cycle
(Seven Guitars, Jitney, King Headly II, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf), on
their relation to the earlier plays, or on the Wilson 10-play cycle as a
whole.

All submissions will be considered for inclusion in a volume, "August
Wilsonâ€"Completing the Cycle," edited by Alan Nadel, to be published by
University of Iowa Press.

Send: 250- to 500-word proposal and contact information to
wilsonconference_at_uky.edu by January 15. Email notification by February 15.

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writing Southern Writers Graduate Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 6:09pm
Jill E. Anderson

14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford , Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

UPDATE: [African-American] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona St

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:14pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 7:42pm
Jill E. Anderson

14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford , Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2007.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [African-American] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:47pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

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