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CFP: [American] Hemingway's Legacy of Influence (12/21/07; ALA 5/22/08-5/25/08)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:35am
Suzanne del Gizzo

Ernest Hemingway's commitment to realistic representation gave us works
that are raw, graceful, vigorous, and unexpectedly complex. In the
citation for the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, the committee claimed
that Hemingway had "set a standard as easy to imitate as it is difficult
to obtain. After the writer’s death, one critic similarly wrote that
Hemingway was “the inventor of a style that has influenced other writers
more than any other in our time.” This panel will explore that legacy of
influence on Hemingway’s contemporaries and subsequent writers, including
John O’Hara, Norman Mailer, Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Charles

CFP: [American] Interactive Hemingway (12/21/07; ALA 5/22/08-5/25/08)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 2:30am
Suzanne del Gizzo

The Hemingway Society invites proposals for a panel at the 2007 American
Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA
entitled “Interactive Hemingway”.

This panel aims to explore interactive approaches to teaching and/or
presenting Hemingway’s life, novels, short stories (including The Nick
Adams Stories collection), newspaper dispatches, as well as his work as a
war correspondent using new media and/or technologies. Panelists might
explore teaching Hemingway with film (films made from his writings and/or
documentary pieces generated for teaching), the use and/or creation of
websites, you-tube resources, etc., the use of PowerPoint, audio files,
performance, etc.

CFP: [American] Kate Chopin International Society: ALA Panels

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:45pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing on “New
Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA Conference in
San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not limited to:

• Chopin and New Southern Studies, such as reconsiderations of
subjectivity, objectivity, nationality, regionalism, identification and

• Chopin and transnational Southern studies, especially connections to
Caribbean literature

• Chopin and the grotesque

• Chopin and disability studies

UPDATE: [American] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:14pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [American] Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1/7/08; ALA, May 22-25, 2008)

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 5:45am
Michael Beilfuss

Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
Call for Papers

American Literature Association
19th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society is issuing a call for papers for a
panel on Roberts to be held at the meeting of the American Literature
Association in San Francisco on May 22-25, 2008. Proposals are welcome on
any aspect of Roberts’ life and work. Papers may also deal intertextually
with Roberts and other writers, Roberts in the context of the Southern
Renaissance, Roberts viewed from regional and historical perspectives,
Roberts and Modernism, stylistic studies, etc.

CFP: [American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 7:41pm
Jill E. Anderson

14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford , Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2007.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may

UPDATE: [American] Melville's Moby-Dick: Genesis, Influence, and Intention (12/15/07; ALA, 5/22/08-5/25/08)

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 2:19pm
Steven Olsen-Smith

Long a topic of shrewd but unverified speculation, the prospect that Moby-
Dick underwent a radical transformation in manuscript has received new
attention in recent scholarship by Robert Sattelmeyer (ESQ 49 [2003], 213-
47) and Melville's Marginalia Online ( The
complex transmission of Moby-Dick from manuscript to print is likewise
newly illuminated by the Longman Critical Edition edited by John Bryant
and Haskell Springer, which highlights the work's multiple revision sites
to acknowledge its unstable text and incidents of both refinement and

CFP: [American] Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 1:41pm
Ron Kates


Twelfth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture
Friday, March 28, 2008
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Keynote Address: Dr. Peter Carino, Indiana State University