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CFP: [American] PCA/ACA; 3/19/08-3/22/08

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 5:57pm
Louise E. Wright

The 2008 Popular Culture Association Conference will be held 19-22 March at the San Francisco
Marriott. Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited. Papers on London's
Bay Area connections are especially welcome. Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1
November 2007 to:

Louise E. Wright
Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
3334 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
lewright2 at Verizon dot net

For further information, please visit the PCA/ACA website at

CFP: [American] Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (11/30/07; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 11:20am
Patricia Bostian

The online journal Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and
Practice (TALTP) is seeking articles for its Fall issue. The Fall Issue
theme is Issue Four: Un(der)valued Voices. Deadline for abstract or
article submission is November 30, 2007. Visit the web site at for submission guidelines and send
abstracts/manuscripts to Patricia Bostian at

CFP: [American] Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008, BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 2:33am
David Greven

Narcissism, Masochism, and Contemporary Hollywood Masculinity NEMLA 2008,
BUFFALO, NY; 04/ 10-13

This panel calls for psychoanalytic and queer theory analyses of the
represenation of manhood in contemporay Hollywood film. Male narcissism
and masochism will be the central focus. Please contact David Greven at
Connecticut College via email:

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CFP: [American] Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 8:06pm
Angela Laflen

Gender is a particularly important, if often overlooked, context for
medicine. Not only does one become visible within medicine as a gendered
subject (susceptibility for illness and particular injuries are strongly
linked to gender, for example, and numerous diseases are gender-specific),
but gender directly affects the way an individual, whether doctor or
patient, will be perceived and treated. Consequently, though medical
narratives exert considerable social power as they claim the ability to
speak the truth about gender, medical narratives and interactions are
themselves shaped by existing stereotypes about gender. This is
particularly true with regard to the ways that patients and medical

CFP: [American] Edith Wharton and the Culture of Celebrity

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 6:07pm
Meredith Goldsmith

CFP, American Literature Association, May 2008: Wharton and the Culture of
Celebrity. Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

Edith Wharton’s treatment of literary, musical, and theatrical celebrity;
fans, obsessive and otherwise; the meanings of stardom and fame in
Wharton’s fiction; being in and out of the spotlight. All approaches
welcome, but papers on Wharton’s less-canonical works would be especially
appreciated. Please send 1-page abstracts and brief c.v.’s to Meredith
Goldsmith ( by January 15, 2008.

UPDATE: [American] What's Love Got to Do With It? Marriage in 20th C. American Lit. NeMLA, Buffalo, April 10-13

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 7:11pm
Kim Freeman

During the twentieth century in the United States, numerous factors, including feminism, late
capitalism, the increasing acceptance of interracial marriage and calls for legalizing gay
marriage, as well as conservative backlashes against these movements, have profoundly altered
the way we view marriage. While the range of topics affecting marriage as well as potential
authors studied are open, papers examining how changing ideas about ethnic, racial, religious,
and/or sexual identity affect the treatment of marriage in late twentieth-century and early
twenty-first-century American literature are especially welcome. Please email 250-500 word

CFP: [American] Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (9/15/07; 11/9/07)

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 4:36pm
Robert Allen Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the Second Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by Gerald Early, the 2007 Fletcher Lecturer.
The conference will be held November 9, 2007, on the campus of Nicholls
State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou Region of
South Louisiana (1 hour from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2 hours from

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline: September 15, 2007 (earlier submissions encouraged)

CFP: [American] Marilynne Robinson

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:40pm
R. Scott LaMascus


MLA/CCL 2008

“Grace and Grand Laughter: The Christian Vision of Marilynne Robinson