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CFP: Marginalizing the Haitian Revolution (4/15/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:00pm
Christine Gallant

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

UPDATE: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (5/15/07; collection)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Jill Ehnenn

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:


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

CFP: The (U.S.) South in Hemispheric and Transatlantic Contexts, 1600-1865 (3/20/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Barbara Gail Ladd

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
also welcome.

Please send 250-word proposals by March 20th to Barbara Ladd,
Department of English, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 or to Advance inquiries welcome.

UPDATE: American Poets and Childhood (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm

CFP Update: American Poets Writing for / Writing about Children

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, November
2-3, 2007, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (one hour
north of Seattle)

Paper proposals are sought for an approved special session at PAMLA's
2007 annual conference.

CFP: American Women Poets and Nineteenth-century Religion (3/18/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Mark McCullough

Proposed Panel for the 2007 Modern Language Association

Chicago, IL.

American Women Poets and Nineteenth-century Religion

Papers are sought for a proposed special session on nineteenth-
century American women poets and religion. We especially welcome
papers on the work of unrepresented women poets for whom religion,
Christian or otherwise, was a positive influence.

Please submit half-page abstract and c.v. electronically by March 18,
2007 to:

Mark McCullough
The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

CFP: William Blake and Authority (3/16/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm

Now Accepting submissions for a Special Session on ?William Blake and
Authority? for the Modern Language Association?s (MLA) convention in
Chicago, December 2007.

Seeking submissions for a proposed panel on the topic of William Blake
and how he and his work engages with and/or confronts authority.
?Authority? can be interpreted in a variety of ways: