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CFP: [American] Karen Tei Yamashita panel, CAALS/ALA, May 2008

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 4:26pm
Paul Lai

Tropics of Asian America: Critical Studies in the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita
American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008
Standing panel organized by the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
Proposals due: January 14, 2008

UPDATE: [American] Myth and Fairy Tale

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 12:13am
Sharon Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [American] Theorizing the Boss (01/07/08; collection)

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:49pm
Roxanne Harde

Theorizing the Boss: Critical Readings of the Songs of Bruce Springsteen

We invite chapter proposals for an edited volume of critical theoretical
essays on Bruce Springsteen’s work. We encourage a wide range of
approaches, particularly literary and cultural studies, but chapters
should be written in a style accessible to a non-academic audience.

Chapters might use any number of theoretical approaches to consider
relevant themes in Springsteen’s oeuvre. Here are a few possible themes:

CFP: [American] Eudora Welty Society

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:29pm
Jean Griffith

Eudora Welty Society Panel
South Central Modern Language Association Convention
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8, 2008

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for its session at the South
Central Modern Language Association convention, to be held in San
Antonio, Texas, November 6-8. Papers on any topic are welcome, but
especially so are those that interpret Welty’s life and work through some
aspect of the conference theme, “borders.” How are images of division or,
alternatively, fusion reflected in Welty’s vision? Email inquiries or 500-
word abstracts to by 10 March 2008.

CFP: [American] Rereading Reconstruction (ALA San Francisco, May 22-25)

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 2:40pm
Holly Jackson

I invite papers on any aspect of Reconstruction-era American fiction to
constitute an independent panel proposal for the American Literature
Association conference in San Francisco, CA, May 22-25. I am particularly
interested in historical approaches that address the role of imaginative
literature in national reconciliation and readings of works by African
Americans and/or former abolitionists, but all submissions are welcome.

Please send a 1-2 page abstract no later than January 11 to

CFP: [American] Journal of [American] and Multi[disciplinary] Studies

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 9:51pm
michael rio

The American Studies Graduate Student Association of the State University
of New York at Buffalo would like to respectfully request submissions for
this new publication (print/and web interface). Articles and papers in the
humanities, Poetics, Visual Studies, (etc.) are welcome. Those articles
that relate to the local/global exchange of ideas and production, and those
localized studies that subvert the presumption of the primacy of global
connections, are of a particular interest. But as this is both an
investigation of the local and the global, all categories and methods of
engagement will be considered; the pivot/point of engagement, process, and

CFP: [American] F. Scott Fitzgerald ALA 2008 Panels

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 9:41pm
Gail Sinclair

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
Call For Papers
American Literature Association
May 22-25, 2008

The F, Scott Fitzgerald Society, in coordination with ALA, seeks paper proposals for the upcoming
conference to be held in San Francisco. The society will offer two panels: A round table
discussion on teaching Tender Is the Night, and a panel on the lesser known short stories.

Please submit 250 word proposals to Gail Sinclair, Fitzgerald Society ALA coordinator, via e-mail
to Your proposal should include the following information:

CFP: [American] Philip Roth: A Global Perspective

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 6:28pm
Daniel Medin


"Philip Roth: A Global Perspective"
Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27; Long Beach, California

The past decade has witnessed Roth’s canonization as an American classic.
This seminar is dedicated to examining his impact from a comparative
perspective. Panels will engage issues pertaining to Roth in translation
and his reception in other parts of the world; his novels read alongside
international authors (some possible examples: Dostoevsky, Céline, Kundera,
Bernhard, Appelfeld, O’Brien) or vis-à-vis the visual arts (Rembrandt,
Guston, Freud, Kitaj).

CFP: [American] ALA sessions of James Fenimore Cooper

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:59pm
Lance Schachterle

The James Fenimore Cooper Society invites proposals for papers to be read
at our two sessions at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American
Literature Association.

The Society will offer two sessions:

1. Cooper’s Indians, chaired by Professor Barbara A. Mann.

2. TBA, chaired by Professor Signe Wegener. These papers may deal with
any aspect of the life or works of James Fenimore Cooper.

CFP: [American] ALA Panel: Ken Kesey

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:41pm
Sean Borton

Panel Proposal for the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association
San Francisco, CA, May 22-28, 2008

Proposed Panel: New Readings of Ken Kesey