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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:

CFP: The Body in Medical Culture (6/15/06; collection)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:08pm
Elizabeth Klaver

For a book collection of essays, The Body in Medical Culture, please
send the abstract of completed essays of about 25 pages on any aspect of
the medicalized body in the 18th or 19th centuries. Europe, Britain or
North America considered. 250 word abstract due by June 15. Send to

CFP: Reconstruction: Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race (8/1/06; e-journal issue)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:08pm
Jennifer Musial

Please forward widely...

Call for Papers: Special theme issue of 'Reconstruction'

'Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture' is an open access,
peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing cultural studies work from
and established scholars worldwide.

We now invite submissions for our special-theme issue tentatively titled,
'Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race.'

UPDATE: Why Melville Matters Now - A Trans-Disciplinary Symposium (7/15/06; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 5:20pm
Mary Valentis

This celebratory symposium on Herman Melville to be
held November 17 and 18, 2006, at the Albany Academy
campus and its environs where Melville lived and
attended school from 1830-31, will consider the
enduring relevance of the author's life, work, and
influence from the perspectives of the humanities,
arts, the sciences, and new technologies. Herman
Melville's work lives on to "tell the tale," because
the questions he posed are the same issues that
inspire contemporary writers, artists, and thinkers
today-the vexed relations between humans and their
environment, racial and social injustices, capitol
punishment, psychological alienation, and the new
frontiers of science and globalism.

CFP: Death in American Culture (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:36pm

The Death in American Culture area of the Mid Atlantic American/Popular Culture Conference, October 27-29, 2006 in Baltimore MD is soliciting paper proposals.

Papers are welcome on any aspect of American cultural responses to death. Paper proposals may be from any appropriate discipline and cover any historical period. General topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

1. Attitudes toward and practices relating to death, including the medicalization of death, the social construction of death, death in art and literature, funeral customs, the evolution of the funeral business and the cemetery, changing attitudes toward the dead body and its disposal, and burial and mourning practices.

CFP: African-American Coal Miners (9/1/06; 3/16/07)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Gib Prettyman

Paper proposals are invited for a conference entitled "Living Together,
Working Together: African-American Miners and the Coal Culture of
Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1870-1970." The conference is sponsored by the
Coal and Coke Heritage Center at The Pennsylvania State University's
Fayette Campus and is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission. It will be held March 16, 2007. We have funding to
publish selected papers in a conference proceedings.

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Literary Masculinities (1/31/07; journal issue)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Simon Avery

Call for Papers

Critical Survey: Special Edition on 'Nineteenth-Century Literary Masculinities'

Submissions are required for a special edition of the journal Critical
Survey on 'Nineteenth-Century Literary Masculinities' to be published
Winter 2007. Contributors many consider any aspect of nineteenth-century
masculinity as it is represented in literary works, including:

Romantic Masculinities
The Byronic hero
Masculinity and industrialisation
The gentleman figure
The dandy figure
Masculinity and war
Masculinity and imperialism
Masculinity and class