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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the conflict 3. 10-20 historical documents both in facsimile and in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 (



ALA Session II: Emerson on Other Shores: English Traits and Beyond=20


CFP: Research Society for American Periodicals at ALA (1/5/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:27pm
Susan Belasco

The Research Society for American Periodicals announces calls for papers
for American Literature Association 2007, Boston, MA, May 24-27, 2007:

Contemporary Popular Magazines
The Research Society for American Periodicals invites proposals for a
session on contemporary popular magazines. Topics may concern magazines
individually or in categories (e.g., bridal, lifestyle, news), and may
consider genres, departments, contributors, or editorial/textual
practices. Please email a 250-word abstract along with a 2-3 sentence bio
and any a/v equipment you might need to Judith Yaross Lee:
Deadline for submissions is January 5, 2007.

UPDATE: Native/Indigenous Studies Area (12/12/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
Sara Sutler-Cohen

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area

2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

February 14-17, 2007

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's=20
28th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted
for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some
suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are
welcome and encouraged. =20


UPDATE: Edward P. Jones (1/10/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
Gregory Miller

Deadline extended for a proposed panel on Edward P. Jones at the eighteenth annual conference of
the American Literature Association to be held in Boston, May 24-27, 2007.

Papers that focus on his short fiction are particularly encouraged, though papers on his novel, The
Known World, will be considered. All approaches are welcome.

Please email 200 word abstracts and a CV no later than January 10, 2007 to Gregory Miller,
University of California at Davis (

CFP: William Faulkner Society (1/15/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
John Matthews

The William Faulkner Society invites proposals for individual papers or
complete panels, topics open, for the American Literature Association
Conference to be held in Boston, May 24-27, 2007. The Society will sponsor
two panels at ALA. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to
John T. Matthews, President, The Faulkner Society, at no
later than January 15, 2007. Preliminary inquiries are welcomed.