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CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Todd Kuchta

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski's celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class's emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus

CFP: Asian American Literature Panels (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:57pm
Chen, Tina Y

The Division on Asian American Literature is sponsoring 3 panels for the
2007 MLA convention in Chicago. Please contact panel organizers listed
below with submission or queries.


"Racial Allegory"
Narratives about Asian Americans that do not explicitly reference
racializedbodies/subjects. How does "Asianness" circulate symbolically? To
what end? Theorizing implications of invoking race metaphorically in
American literature and culture. 1-page abstract, c.v., 15 March; Leslie

CFP: Hawthorne Society Panel at SAMLA (3/30/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:44pm
Gale Temple

Submissions are invited for a session hosted by the Nathaniel Hawthorne
Society at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in
Atlanta, 9-11 November 2007.

Subject: Teaching Hawthorne

What do we want our students to learn from Hawthorne's writings? What
strategies do we use in the classroom to make Hawthorne relevant to
students today? All approaches to this topic are welcome. Please send 1-2
page abstracts for 20 minute papers to Gale Temple ( by
March 30, 2007.

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey: African American Studies (4/30/07; journal issue)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:08pm
James Miller


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CFP: Henry James as the Artful Traveler (4/10/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:01pm

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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