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CFP: Reconsidering Realisms (3/1/07; 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting individual paper
abstracts on the topic of "Revisiting Realisms" for its annual convention,
to be held in Cleveland from November 8-11, 2007. 250-word abstracts should
be emailed to mmla_at_uiowa.edu by March 1, 2007. Accepted abstracts will be
assembled into panels by the M/MLA president.

Possible paper topics might include:

CFP: Testimony & Witness in Holocaust & Ethnic American Lit. (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
Joy Viveros

Call for Panel Submissions:
Literature and Trauma: Testimony and Witness in Holocaust and Ethnic American Literature Panel,
RMMLA Conference,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
October 4-6, 2007
 
Please Email abstracts or full-length papers, along with a c.v. by March 1, 2007 to: Joy Viveros, University of the Pacific, jviveros_at_pacific.edu.
 
Papers invited on intersections between Holocaust literature-fiction and non-fiction and ethnic American literatures.
 
Of particular interest are papers that engage these questions:

CFP: Entries for Hispanic American Literature Volume (3/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:26am
ramirez_at_csusb.edu

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to invite contributions to the Hispanic American Literature Volume.

This encyclopedia will be a stand-alone book and will be published by Facts on File in 2007.
The volume is complete with the exception of a few entries. I am looking for contributors for the remaining articles below.

The essays must appear in this volume for the first time in print and cannot be submitted simultaneously or afterward to another publisher.

Facts on File is a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students (www.factsonfile.com).

CFP: Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference (Australia) (11/30/07; 7/4/08-7/7/08)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:40pm
Michael McDonnell

First Call For Papers:
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference
University of Sydney
4-7th July 2008

The Department of History at the University of Sydney is delighted to
announce that it is hosting the Australia and New Zealand Association
for American Studies Conference in 2008. ANZASA brings together scholars
from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues who specialise in
American Studies from around the world for a major conference held every
two years.

CFP: Lyric in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Joanne van der Woude

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Lyric in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Eric Gardner

For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (gardner_at_svsu.edu).

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
normbria_at_isu.edu

Updated CFP
The guest editors of a special issue of African American Review on Repre=
senting Segregation are still looking for proposals for projects that ad=
dress the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E =

The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu) Complet ed=
 papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including the o=
riginal CFP for the special issue =2C is available at=3A www=2Eisu=2Eedu=
/=7Enormbria/aar=2E See also African American Review=27s website at=A0 h=
ttp=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/

CFP: Realism in Theory (4/17/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
Cohen, Samuel S.

For the Literary Criticism permanent section, annual convention of the
Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland, Ohio, November 8-11:

"Realism in Theory." This session will be devoted to assessing the state
of the conversation about realism (small r) in contemporary literary
theory and criticism. What are we saying about the modes, possibilities,
problems, meanings, and politics of the literary representation of
reality? What has been said about these things up until now? What might
be said in the future?

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