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

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

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

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.

CFP: [African-American] Writing Race (12.15.2007; Conf.: 2.29.2008-3.1.2008)

Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 8:05pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Writing Race

The College English Association - Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC) will hold
their 2008 Spring Conference in the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
(Puerto Rico) on the 29th of February and the 1st of March. The 2008
conference will address the general topic of race and writing. We invite
proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the topic, from a
literary historical, critical, theoretical, interdisciplinary or other
perspective. The proposals are not limited to English language


Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:39pm
La Vinia Delois Jennings

ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND VOODOO. The best of new scholarship and the most
influential older essays are sought for a collection devoted to Zora
Neale Hurston's subversion in _Their Eyes Were Watching God_ of any
aspect of Voodoo/Voudoun practices, beliefs, treatments of the loa, and
so on traceable to Haiti and traditional West Africa. Articles should be
prepared in MLA style and should not exceed 8,000 words in length. The
word count includes notes but not the works-cited list. Send two copies
of essays and 1-page vitae to La Vinia Delois Jennings, Dept. of English,
301 McClung Tower, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996. Direct inquires

UPDATE: [African-American] Icons of African American Literature

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 9:00pm
Yolanda Williams Page

The editor of Icons of African American Literature is seeking
contributors to pen unassigned entries. Entries for which writers are
being sought are:
1. Angelou, Maya (15,000 words)
2. Baldwin, James (15,000 words)
3. Blues Aesthetic (10,000 words)
4. Color Purple, The (10,000 words)
5. Ellison, Ralph (15,000 words)
6. Langston Hughes (15,000 words)
7. Hurston, Zora Neale (15,000 words)
8. Signifying (10,000 words)
9. Up from Slavery (10,000 words)
10. Wilson , August (15,000 words)

Scholars interested in writing one of the entries should send an email
indicating their, first, second and third choice to

CFP: [African-American] Transgressing the Canon: Giving Literary Credence to the Pulp (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:21pm
Want Chyi

Stephen King is one author that has been accused of transgressing the
canon. Is this a fair accusation? What other authors have been said to
commit this violation, and to what end? What are the consequences to the
literary community when standardization is applied to art and
communication? What are the implications of graphic novels and other
genres entering into academic criticism? This panel seeks critical and
creative presentations that explore these questions.