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CFP: Emerson and Language at the NeMLA (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

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Emerson as Language Theorist=20
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March 1-4, 2007=20
Baltimore, Maryland=20
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the center of his philosophical, aesthetic and political thought. The =20
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the act of signification itself becomes the figure for thinking through the=20=
problems of social mediation and the question of individual selfhood. How d=

CFP: Virginia Humanities Conference: Jamestown 2007 and the Invention of America (12/15/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
George Hillow

The 2007 Virginia Humanities Conference meets at Christopher Newport
University in Newport News, VA on Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, 2007.
The theme is "Jamestown 2007 and the Invention of America: Reality and
Fiction." VHC invites scholars and artists from all disciplines to
propose papers, panels or similar sessions by mailing, faxing, or
emailing a one-to-two-page abstract to George Hillow, President of the
Virginia Humanities Conference, Theater Department, Christopher Newport
University, One University Place, Newport News, VA 23606; FAX
757-594-7389; The deadline for abstracts is December
15, 2006.

CFP: Womens Poetry and the Firesides (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Andrew Higgins

Call for Papers
    Panel Title: Women's Poetry and the Firesides
    38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
    March 1-4, 2007
    Baltimore, Maryland
    This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between nineteenth-century women poets and the Fireside poets (or other popular but now non-canonical male poets). I'm particularly interested in papers that explore the way male poets responded to the successes of women poets. Please send a 300-word abstract to by Sept 15, 2006.
    Deadline: September 15, 2006
    Abstract of the Panel:

CFP: Queer Cultures, 1780-1870 (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:26pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: Before the Foucaultian Divide: Queer Cultures, 1780-1870 (9/15/06; =
NeMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)


38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland


Despite the increasing acceptance of LBGT/Q studies within academia, =
much of the research within this field centers on late Victorian society =
and post-Wildean articulations of gender and sexuality. However, =
scholars in earlier periods (Bray, Halperin, Trumbach, Haggerty, =
Elfenbein, Lacquer) have begun to identify alternative sexual =
communities before what may be loosely termed the Foucaultian divide. =20


CFP: The African American West (6/7/06; WLA, 10/25/06-10/28/06)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:09pm

Panel Title: The African American West

Conference: Western American Literature Association, Boise, Idaho,
October 25-28, 2006.

This panel will examine the various ways that African American
experience in the American West has been depicted and imagined. We will
emphasize the wide range of those experiences, from the earliest black
pioneers to contemporary writers who have lived in or written about the
West. Papers that focus on the depiction of African American experience
in other media (film, television, etc.) than literature are also

Please send 250-300 word abstract with name, address, affiliation,
email, phone, fax, and A/V requests by June 7, 2006 to: