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CFP: Julia Collins and The Curse of Caste (8/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:32pm
Aileen M. Keenan

For a 40th-year anniversary special issue, African American
Review invites scholarly queries, proposals, and papers for
a special issue on Julia C. Collins, African American author
of several recently re-discovered essays and the 1865 novel
The Curse of Caste, or The Slave Bride. The publication of
the special issue will coincide with the 2006 publication of
The Curse of Caste, the first since its mid-19th-century
serialization in The Christian Recorder, edited by William
L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun for Oxford University Press.
     AAR also welcomes scholarly work that will
contextualize Collins and her extant writings. Prospective
topics include the 19th-century African American press,

CFP: Women and American Nations (11/11/05; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2005 - 8:31pm
douglas boudreau

CALL FOR PAPERS
The First Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

Topic: Women in the Construction of American Nations

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania
March 10-11, 2006

We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics related to women and nation-building and/or the construction/ revision/ promotion/ preservation/ transgression of national identity/ies in the Americas (including South, Central and North America, as well as the Caribbean). The word "nation" is understood as referring to any cultural, ethnic, and racial group that defines itself as a nation as well as to nation-states.

CFP: Transatlanticism in American Literature (UK) (9/15/05; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2005 - 2:34pm
Rosemary Fisk

Transatlanticism in American Literature: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe

Oxford, England
July 13-16, 2006

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Nathaniel Hawthorne
Society, and the Poe Studies Association

Hosted by the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, with
accommodations at nearby St. Catherine's College.

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 3:23pm
Noelle.Searcy_at_oberlin.edu

Deadline extended:

Call for Contributors

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas
Publisher: ABC-Clio, Incorporated

Deadline for receipt of all entries: July 1, 2005
Please request specific entries by May 30, 2005

ABC-Clio, Incorporated seeks contributors for its latest installment in a
series of encyclopedias treating Africa and the African diaspora. ABC-Clio
is a well-known and authoritative publisher of educational and reference
products that focus on history and social studies resources for the
student, teacher and librarian in universities and secondary schools.

CFP: Special Issue: Texas (7/23/05; online journal)

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Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Lowell Mick White

Texas Issue

The Texas Observer calls Texas "the strangest state in the Union." It
is also in many ways America's most significant state: for better or
worse the Texas models for government, business, religion, and education
have dominated the nation in recent years. Why? Where did all
this.this.strangeness.weirdness.power.come from? While it may appear
from a distance that Texas is a monolithic entity, it is not; rather, it
is a collection of constantly interacting and often warring individuals,
cultures, and geographies. What the are the stories, the poems, the
songs that live and lurk beneath the surface of Texas?

CFP: Literature and the Addicted Subject (11/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Comitini, Patricia Prof.

We're soliciting papers for a volume tentatively titled Literature and
the Addicted Subject, 1700-Present. This volume will examine how the
post-Romantic conception of literature constructs both the possibility
and our understanding of addiction. While there are collections and
books that discuss the addictions of authors or representations of
addiction, the focus of this book is substantially different: it seeks
to examine how addiction is a historical phenomenon that is enabled by
particular ideological and cultural preconditions. Thus, we do not
assume addiction's existence prima facie, and do not assume it is one
thing at all times. Addiction needs particular historical preconditions:

CFP: Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference (8/1/05; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 1:22am
Rhonda Christina Goodman

Stanford University's Program in American Studies
Announces

Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Centennial Conference at Stanford University, March
9-11, 2006

This conference will celebrate the centennial of Dunbar's death by exploring
new critical perspectives on the full range of his career as a poet,
novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist. The conference organizers
will edit a selection of the papers for a special issue of African American
Review.

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