Call for Papers
African American Literature Symposium
"Catching the Flavor and Rhythm of Life: The Legacy of Zora Neale =
Hurston in the 21st Century"
Call for Papers
The Division on Asian American Literature is sponsoring 3 panels for the
2007 MLA convention in Chicago. Please contact panel organizers listed
below with submission or queries.
Narratives about Asian Americans that do not explicitly reference
racializedbodies/subjects. How does "Asianness" circulate symbolically? To
what end? Theorizing implications of invoking race metaphorically in
American literature and culture. 1-page abstract, c.v., 15 March; Leslie
Submissions are invited for a session hosted by the Nathaniel Hawthorne
Society at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in
Atlanta, 9-11 November 2007.
Subject: Teaching Hawthorne
What do we want our students to learn from Hawthorne's writings? What
strategies do we use in the classroom to make Hawthorne relevant to
students today? All approaches to this topic are welcome. Please send 1-2
page abstracts for 20 minute papers to Gale Temple (gtemple_at_uab.edu) by
March 30, 2007.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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journal, is planning a special issue on African American Studies, to be=20=
published in the Fall of 2008.
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African American Studies in Europe; 3) Current trends in African=20
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African American Studies and the visual arts; 5) transnational African=20=
Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Convention, November 8-11, 2007,=
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widest possible senses. Please send an abstract (200 words or so) to Peter=20
Rawlings as a Word attachment to an e-mail by 10 April 2007. The address is=
CFP. SAMLA Convention, Nov. 9-11, 2007. Deadline: April 15, 2007.
Special Session: "Marginalizing the Haitian Revolution." If the
influence of the San Domingan (Haitian) revolution on the late 18^th and
early 19th century world of the Americas as well as Europe is
considered, then it is clear that it rivaled that of the French
Revolution. Yet critics and historians then and now have focused almost
exclusively on the European revolution as the cataclysmic event of the
period. Proposals from scholars are invited for 20-minute papers on
explanations for this, with possible topics including but not limited to
the politics of the British abolitionist movement, the fear of slave
CFP: Motherhood in 19th-Century American Literature 4/15/07 MMLA (11/8/07
Call for Papers
Special Session of the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference,
Cleveland, OH 11/8/07-11/11/07.
Conference Theme: "Reconsidering Realisms"
Panel Topic: American Cultural Studies
UPDATE: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing
(EXTENDED DEADLINE 5/15/07; collection)
I am looking for papers to round out a collection of scholarly essays
with the working title:
ART OBJECTS AND WOMEN'S WORDS: WOMEN'S EKPHRASTIC WRITING, 1750 TO THE
A major university press has expressed serious interest in an edited
collection of scholarly essays that explore how female authors produce
verbal representations of visual representations. Publication is
projected for late 2008.
All essays will be considered (see longer description of the topic,
below); but in particular, I am still looking for strong essays on the
Proposals invited for a special session at MLA 2007 on 'The (U.S.)
South in Hemispheric and Transatlantic Contexts, 1600-1865.' Focusing
on the period between Contact and the Civil War, this session will
feature work on subjects ranging from language and writing in early
contact zones to developing ideas of ethnicity, race, and nation in
the region(s) now included in the U.S. South. Comparatist work
treating larger 'southern' regions of which the U.S. South was a part
Please send 250-word proposals by March 20th to Barbara Ladd,
Department of English, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 or to
bladd_at_emory.edu. Advance inquiries welcome.