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CFP: [American] May 2008 Writing the Midwest: Symposium of Scholars, Creative Writers, Filmmakers

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 8:14pm
Nancy McKinney

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature invites participation in
its 38th Annual Symposium May 8-10, 2008 at Michigan State University, East
Lansing, Michigan.

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature is devoted to the study
and production of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight,
imagination, and curiosity of the members may lead. The SSML annual
symposium brings together writers, scholars, and filmmakers to present
criticism, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and films.

CFP: [American] Charles W. Chesnutt Sessions at ALA May 22-25, 2008

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 6:37pm
Susan Prothro Wright

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association
Conference to be held from May 22-25, 2008 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco,
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111.

 We would like one session to focus on approaches to teaching Chesnutt's
short and/or long fiction (including the more recently published novels
-Evelyn's Husband and A Business Career).

The second session is open at this point: we will determine the topic
upon receipt of abstracts.

If your paper is included in the panel, you must become a member of the
Charles W. Chesnutt Association by March 1, 2008.

UPDATE: [American] Graven Images Conference - Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:00am
A. David Lewis

Call for papers --

April 11-13, 2008

Presented by the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts and the New
England-Maritimes American Academy of Religion Boston University Department
of Religion

***Keynote Speaker: James Sturm (The Golem’s Mighty Swing, and James
Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems)***

CFP: [American] CFP: ALA Panel, Capote Revisited

Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 6:45pm
Kristen Proehl

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

Panel Proposal: Capote Revisited

UPDATE: [American] Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 5:15pm
Christopher Hodgkins


George Herbert’s Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
10-11 October, 2008

Panel Topic: Ralph Waldo Emerson and George Herbert. We are seeking
proposals for papers relating Ralph Waldo Emerson to George Herbert and
comparing their work.

Plenary Speakers:
Richard Strier of the University of Chicago, Elizabeth Clarke of the
University of Warwick, and Judith Maltby of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Two University Presses have expressed interest in publication of conference

CFP: [American] Conference on Lliterature of Northern New England

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 9:16pm
Kathleen McDonald

CFP: Norwich University English Studies Conference on Northern New
England Literature (2/1/08; 4/5/08)

Submissions are invited for individual papers or panels on writers of any
genre from Northern New England (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont) or
writings about Northern New England.
This conference seeks to explore the very rich literary tradition of the
Northern half of New England.