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CFP: Hemingway, Faulkner, Gender (2/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Hilary Justice

Papa, Pappy, and Gender Trouble: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and

MLA 2006, Philadelphia (December 27-30, 2006)

Deadline: February 10, 2006 (deadline extended for this session only)

UPDATE: African American and Jewish American Women Writers, Intersections and Parallels (1/25/06; SSAWW, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Goldsmith, Meredith


Please note new e-mail address and extended deadline. Thank you!


African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th
Century: Intersections and Parallels

Papers are invited for upcoming Society for the Study of American Women
Writers Conference on contrasts and connections between African American
and Jewish American women writers of the early twentieth century.
Comparative, historical, and all other approaches will be considered. How does examining
these writers complicate our understanding of minority women's writing and
Of the period? 200-words abstracts to Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College
(, by 1/25/06.

CFP: Henry James' Queer Characters (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Patrick Randolph

CFP: Henry James' Queer characters (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/01/06;

(dis)junctions; Lost in Translation (April 7-8, 2006)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at "(dis)junctions:
Lost in Translation," the University of California Riverside's 13th Annual
Humanities Graduate Conference. It will take place April 7-8, 2006. For
more information, visit the website:

CFP: Melville in the Popular Imagination (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Inge, M. Thomas \(Tom\)

Call for Papers

The Melville Society Panel of the MLA

27-30 December 2006-Philadelphia

Melville in the Popular Imagination

Herman Melville, along with Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, has always
held a special place in popular culture, as the man who lived among the
cannibals in his own day or the author of difficult works that challenge
the minds and imaginations of readers today. Nearly all of his novels
and many of his stories have been adapted more than once to the motion
picture screen, radio, television, comic books, graphic novels, and
other media, and Moby-Dick, the great but often-unread American novel,
remains the subject of countless jokes and cartoons.

CFP: History and Memory in the Literature of the U.S. South (12/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
David A. Davis

For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race

CFP: William James (4/7/06; online journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm

William James. WILLIAM JAMES STUDIES, a peer-reviewed online publication of
the William James Society, welcomes papers from scholars in any field on the
life, work, and influence of William James. Submission guidelines may be found
at Papers may be sent electronically
to Mark Moller ( or Linda Simon (
Deadline for the second issue is April 7, 2006.

Thank you!

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Edwin Arnold

The American Humor Studies Association at SAMLA seeks papers on "The
Unspeakable as a Laughing Matter." As the recent film "The Aristocrats"
shows yet again, dirty can be funny. So can the shocking, the horrid,
the appalling, the repulsive, and the unspeakable, which can be spoken
if there is the right balance of absurdity, wit, and (perhaps) horror
behind it. This panel is open to studies of such humor, whether in
popular jokes, in literature, in film, on television, or the internet.
Presentations may range from discussions of specific authors whose works
trangress through humor, of films or television shows that revel in bad
taste for satiric or moral purposes, of the need for offensive jokes to