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CFP: African/African American Literature (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
juluette pack

The African/African American session of South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) welcomes abstracts of 500 words for papers to be presented in Memphis, Tn.
  Title of Panel: Switching Currents of Hybridity On/Off. Many African Americans can claim more than one racial identity, creating hybrid identities. Papers are requested that explore characters that switch from one identity to another in African or African American literature.
  Abstracts or full papers should be submitted to the panel chair.
  Dr. Juluette Bartlett Pack
  DeVry University
  11125 Equity Dr.
  Houston, Tx 77041

CFP: Eudora Welty (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:56pm
Delores Natale

Proposals are invited for the Eudora Welty Society session at the 2007
SCMLA Conference, 11/1/07-11/3/07 in Memphis. Open topic: 20-minute
papers on any aspect of Welty's work, life, or critical reception are
welcome. However, since Welty wrote extensively about the forces of
time and the flow of life throughout the state, including the Natchez
Trace, papers related to the theme "Currents" are strongly encouraged.
All approaches are welcome. Email 500 word abstracts to Dee Natale at, or mail to TC 403, Westminster College, New
Wilmington, PA 16172. Deadline March 16, 2007.

CFP: Lyric in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Joanne van der Woude

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Lyric in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Eric Gardner

For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (

CFP: 7th Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference: Homecomings (4/2/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Bucher, Christina

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Seventh Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 27-29, 2007
Conference speakers to include: Barbara C. Ewell, Kaye Gibbons, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Minrose Gwin, Lorraine Lopez, Jill McCorkle, Harryette
Mullen, Brenda Marie Osbey, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Minton Sparks,
a special evening with Dr. Maya Angelou
(in conjunction with One Book, Many Voices Rome Community Read)
Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has
been devoted to showcasing the works of well known and emerging southern

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:12pm

Updated CFP
Update=3A The guest editors of a special issue of African American Revie=
w on Representing Segregation are still looking for proposals for projec=
ts that address the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E=
 The original call for papers is appended below=2E =


The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu)=2E Complet=
ed papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including a l=
ink to the special issue website at http=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/=2E

UPDATE: Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean (2/1/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm
Anthony Hoefer

Fourth Annual Conference of the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University.
"Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean."

Mar 16-17, 2007


Invited keynote speakers include:

-Jane Landers, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
-Francis Abiola Irele, Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
-Ifeoma Nwanko, Associate Professor of English Vanderbilt University

The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University invites proposals for individual presentations at its fourth annual conference.

CFP: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (2/15/07; collection)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

This is a call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.
We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public spheres.
Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food

CFP: African American Women Writers (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
E.M. Clark

This panel invites proposals exploring any African American women writers for the 2007 RMMLA conference in Calgary, October 4-7, 2007. Electronic submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2007 to
  Snail mail may be sent to:
  Erin Mae Clark
  Department of English
  Washington State University
  P.O. Box 645020
  Pullman, WA 99164-5020
  Panelists will be notified by March 15, 2007 and must secure or renew RMMLA membership by April 1, 2007. For more information, please see the RMMLA website,