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CFP: Appalachian Studies (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Jimmy Smith

Appalachia was, and remains, one place where Americans' thoughts go when the=
y have to re-think what it means to be American. Whether it is understood as=
 the First Frontier, the original Old West, or an Eden infested with the sna=
kes of race, class, and violence, Appalachia offers exceedingly fertile grou=
nd for popular and scholarly investigation.

Presentations covering a broad range of Appalachian culture

are welcome, as are thematic panels composed of three to

four presentations. Topics may include:

--Appalachian music

--Appalachian writers

--Appalachia in film

--Appalachia in television

--Gender in Appalachia

--"Fighting Back" in Appalachia

UPDATE: American Art & Architecture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:19pm
Leslie Fife

ACA/PCA National Conference
  Boston 2007
  American Art and Architecture
  Call for Papers
  The Art and Architecture Area of the American Culture Association
  is seeking papers on any aspect of "Visual Culture of the Americas"
  for the annual conference in Boston, April 4 to 7, 2007.
  Papers on topics related to questions of
  identity, patriotism and nationalism
  within the broader categories of
  Latino, Native, African American and Canadian
  art and architecture will be considered.
  We are especially interested in papers which offer
  a cross-disciplinary perspective, such as art and

UPDATE: Edith Wharton Essay Prize (10/30/06; journal issue)

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:48pm
Donna Campbell

The deadline for submissions for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize has been
extended to 30 October 2006.

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished
essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students,
independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track
or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit
their work.

The winning essay will be published in _The Edith Wharton Review_, a
peer-reviewed journal, and the writer will receive an award of $250.

CFP: Hearing Yellow Woman –– Voices of the Indigenous Women of Oral Tradition (12/15/06; 3/30/07–3/31/07)

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 2:57pm
Nicholle Dragone

The Third Annual
Storytellers of the Americas Conference
Hearing Yellow Woman: Voices of the Indigenous Women
of Oral Tradition

University at Buffalo
March 30th and 31st, 2007

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2007

          The Third Annual Storytellers of the
Americas Conference, hosted by the American
Studies Graduate Student Association at the University
at Buffalo, is pleased to announce a
call for papers. The conference, scheduled for March
30th and 31st, 2007, represents the
commitment of the graduate students of the American
Studies Department to contribute to the
University's intellectual community.

CFP: Autobiography and the Body (1/1/07; collection)

Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:59pm

Autobiography and the Body

We are seeking essay abstracts for a proposed anthology of essays on any
aspect of the role of the body in autobiography.