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CFP: [American] Cormac McCarthy Sessions, ALA 2008

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 5:04pm
Dianne Luce

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two sessions at the American
Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008.
Proposals for 20-minute papers on any topic may be submitted by December
15, 2007 to:
Steven Frye
California State University, Bakersfield
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536

Email proposals are preferred.

CFP: [American] Catherâs Circles: Correspondence and Connections

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 4:43pm
Andrew Jewell

Call For Papers
Cather’s Circles: Correspondence and Connections
A Symposium Celebrating the Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 4, 2008

On June 4, 2008, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the Willa
Cather Project, UNL Department of English, is hosting a symposium to
celebrate the Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection, the core of which is
nearly 400 letters Willa Cather wrote to her brother Roscoe, his wife and
daughters, and other members of the family.

CFP: [American] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:42pm
James Ayers

The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [American] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess, USC, graduate conference, March 28-29

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:41pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC's Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong'o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone's a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

CFP: [American] Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:23pm
Michael C Ryan

Jim Harrison Society

will hold its annual meeting at the

American Literature Association, 19th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California
May 22-25, 2008

The Society invites proposals for presentations on all facets of
Harrison’s canon and life.

Please submit abstracts (500 word max.) to:

Michael C. Ryan, Ohio University-Chillicothe

Deadline for Proposals:
15 January 2008

CFP: [American] CSA 2008 Seminar, Replications: Performing and Restaging America at Home and Abroad

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 2:38pm
Susan Tenneriello

Sixth Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association
2008 Conference
New York University
New York, May 22-24
Seminar CFP, Deadline 10 December 2007

Replications: Performing and Re-staging America at Home and Abroad

Barbara Lewis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Susan Tenneriello, Baruch College, CUNY

UPDATE: [American] 'George Oppen: A Centenary Conference', conference, Fall/Autumn 2008, Edinburgh University

Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 12:25pm
Lee Spinks

2008 marks the centenary of the birth of the American poet George Oppen.
>From his early "objectivist" volume Discrete Series (1934) to the spare
and enigmatic meditations of Primitive (1978), Oppen's work consistently
interrogated the relationship between poetry and sincerity and the ground
of political and ethical value. This conference will include major
scholars from both sides of the Atlantic (including keynote addresses
from Professor Marjorie Perloff of Stanford University and Professor
Peter Nicholls of Sussex University) in order to celebrate Oppen's
centenary and to consider key aspects of his artistic achievement and