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UPDATE: Re-mapping the American South (UK) (3/1/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Sarah Robertson

Deadline extended:

A Two-Day Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-1=
0 September, 2006.

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Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four presente=
rs are invited for a conference on Re-mapping the American South, to take=
 place at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-10 Septem=
ber, 2006.

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CFP: American Exceptionalism (3/31/06; CAAS, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
ss8_at_post.queensu.ca

The Canadian Association of American Studies (CAAS) will be holding its
2006 conference in Kingston, Ontario, October 19-22. The theme will be
"American exceptionalism." De Toqueville's post-revolutionary definition
of America's special status among nations in fact characterizes American
rhetoric—in history, religion, politics, literature--from its colonial
beginnings to the present. It is implicit in the Puritans' "city on a
hill," O'Sullivan's "manifest destiny" and, most recently, President
Bush's identification of America as "a force for good in the world."
Proposals for papers and panels (max. 250 words) that deal with the
rhetoric of American exceptionalism past and present from any disciplinary

CFP: Praxis in Native American Performance (3/6/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Pamela Grieman

In an essay subtitled "Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory," Louis Owens criticizes postcolonial theorists
who claim to represent a wide panoply of minority voices yet fail to recognize the existence of a resistance literature
arising from "indigenous, colonized inhabitants of the Americas." Owens asks rhetorically what the indigenous Native
American must do "to be allowed a voice like Shakespeare's cursing Caliban" without resorting to mimicking the
language of the "colonial center" that determines legitimate discourse (in Gretchen Bataille, ed., NATIVE AMERICAN
REPRESENTATIONS, 13, 22). Elizabeth Cook-Lynn has argued for the development of a nationalistic, Third World

UPDATE: American Literature after 1865 (3/3/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Mary Song

CORRECTION! Please disregard the information referring to Ron Gard in the former CFP. Editorial error. My apologies. Mary Song
   
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    Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
at University of California, Riverside
on November 3-4, 2006

Session Title: American Literature After 1865

CFP: U.S. Diaspora Drama and Performance in Languages Other Than English (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Dalia Kandiyoti

Papers are invited for the 2006 panel of the MLA Discussion Group “Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English” (MLA Conference, Philadelphia, December 2006). Panel title: “The Languages of Diaspora Drama and Performance.” Papers on U.S. diasporic dramatic texts and performances (theater, music, performance art etc.) that are in any languages other than English or are multi/bi/lingual. Please e-mail abstracts and c.v. to Dalia Kandiyoti by March 15: kandiyoti_at_inbox.com

Thank you.

Dalia Kandiyoti
Department of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

CFP: Edgar Allan Poe Session (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Cliff Toliver

The theme of the "SymPo(e)sium," a special session of the 60th Rocky
Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference, to be held in
Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006, will be "Poe and . . . ." The
session organizer would welcome submissions of 250-500 word abstracts or
completed papers on topics relating to Edgar Allan Poe's literary
influence. Papers might explore topics relating to Poe's influence on
another writer or creative artist, Poe's influence on a contemporary
or on a writer or artist who flourished after Poe's time, Poe's
influence on an American or other-than-American writer or artist.
Please email proposals to toliver-c_at_mssu.edu or mail them to Cliff

CFP: American Literature I: Literature Before 1900 (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
ABeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu

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<p>Call for Papers<br>
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SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association) Conference<br>
Forth Worth, TX<br>
October 26-28, 2006<br>
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Panel: American Literature I: Literature Before 1900<br>
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OPEN TOPIC -- All abstracts dealing with novels, short stories, and poems written before 1900 are welcome.<br>
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Please send 500-word abstract and brief CV to Ann Beebe at abeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu<br>
Deadline: March 15, 2006<br>
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Ann Beebe, Ph. D.<br>
Assistant Professor<br>
Department of Literature and Languages<br>

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