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CFP: Interdisciplinary 19th-century Studies Session (3/1/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:17am
Myers, Victoria

Papers (15-20 minutes) are invited for the Interdisciplinary
19th-century studies session of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language
Association (the west coast MLA) conference, meeting Nov 2-3, 2007 at
Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Send a 1-2 page
(double-spaced) proposal to Prof. Victoria Myers by March 1, 2007: Inquiries are welcome.

CFP: Northeast Conference on British Studies, Union and Disunion (3/1/07; 10/12/07-10/13/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Hansen, Peter H.


NECBS 2007 Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Call for Papers - Union and Disunion

The Northeast Conference on British Studies 2007 Annual Meeting will be held
October 12-13, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The 2007
meeting will focus on the general theme: "UNION AND DISUNION" in honor of the
300th anniversary of the Act of Union as well as the key position of Halifax
during the American Revolution.

CFP: Literature in the Early American Republic (no deadline; journal)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 6:38pm
Matthew Sivils


LITERATURE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC (LEAR), a peer-reviewed scholarly annual seeks articles for its inaugural volume.
Edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils (Westminster College) and Jeffrey Walker (Oklahoma State University), LEAR welcomes a wide range of submissions on the literary culture of the United States from roughly 1787-1851. Articles dealing with the work and influence of James Fenimore Cooper are especially welcome. Submissions should be of article- or monograph-length and should be formatted in accordance with the guidelines of the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition).

CFP: American Literary Lecture Tours (3/15/06; MLA '07)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:54am

Submissions are invited for a panel on American Literary Lecture Tours at The Modern Language Association
Conference in Chicago, 27 – 30 December 2007.

Papers may discuss one or more tours of any writer in the United States. How did this writer's tour(s) affect his or her
literary reputation? Did this writer's talks suggest new ways to interpret his or her life and work to audiences? How did
lecture tours contribute to the American conception of a literary celebrity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

Please send C.V. and 500 word abstracts by 15 March to Karen Leick, Assistant Professor of English:


CFP: Conflicts in American History (no deadline; collection)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:53am
Brian L. Johnson

We are seeking contributors for a work provisionally entitled, The Civil
War and Reconstruction Era: 1850s-1877 in the Conflicts in American
History series. The work is under contract with Bruccoli Clark
Layman/Manly, Inc. Contributors will receive $250 for essay chapters
that will consist of the following elements: 1. 2000-3000 word
background essay introducing the conflict, the people involved, the
nature of the conflict and its resolution. 2. A specific chronology of
the conflict 3. 10-20 historical documents both in facsimile and in
reprinted text form, each with an objective head note (150-300 words)
that correlates to the conflict 4. A list of recommended readings. 5. 2

CFP: Emerson Society Panels at ALA and Thoreau Society Gathering, 2007 (12/30/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07 & 12/15/06; Thoreau,

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:38pm
Todd Richardson

American Literature Association. Boston, May 24-27 2007.


ALA Session I: New Approaches to Emerson: Exploring the Family Ties


Acknowledging the recent interest in Emerson's family relationships and
their bearing on our understanding of both Emerson's work and
Transcendentalism, this panel solicits papers exploring those family =
their rhetorical constructions, and their significance. Abstracts of =
words by December 30 to Joe Thomas (



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