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CFP: [American] U.S. Latino/a Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 6:08pm
Joseph M. Viera

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on U.S. Latino/a Literature for the 39th annual meeting of
the CEA.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at
http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool by November 1st, 2007.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate your
topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be directed
to me, Joseph M. Viera, chair of the U.S. Latino/a Literature panels.

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

CFP: [American] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:04pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [American] Southern Comfort: Alcohol in Southern Literature (11/20/07 SSSL, Williamsburg, VA 04/18-20/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 2:36pm
David A. Davis

Several casks of beer and wine were among the cargo the original settlers
brought to Jamestown. Since then, alcohol has occupied an important place
in southern culture. This proposed panel at the Society for the Study of
Southern Literature conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, will explore the
representation of alcohol use and abuse in southern literature. Possible
topics include whiskey, bourbon, and moonshine; alcoholism and southern
writers; depictions of drinking; the temperance movement and prohibition;
race, class, gender, and drinking practices; rum and the slave trade; and
tension between alcohol and religion.

CFP: [American] Edith Wharton and History

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 8:57pm
Carol J. Singley

Call for Papers: "Edith Wharton and History" Conference
Lenox, Massachusetts, June 26-28, 2008
Organized by the Edith Wharton Society
Papers will address historical, cultural, and literary contexts in
Wharton's life and work. Possible topics include: Wharton and women's
history, women's studies, and women's writing; Wharton in the work of
others (influence, reference, allusion); historical aspects of/in Wharton's
work; popular culture; cultural phenomena and practices such as travel,
illness, addiction, etc.; Wharton and publishing. Please email abstracts of
no more than 1000 words and a 1-page c.v. to Carol Singley at
singley_at_camden.rutgers.edu by January 20, 2008.

CFP: [American] Call for Papers: American Indians Today

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 9:35pm
Richard.L.Allen_at_sas.upenn.edu,

Call for Papers: American Indians Today
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2007

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 29th
Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM. February 13-16, 2008
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 American Indians Today. I am
looking for panels or papers that examine the influence that American pop
culture has on aspects of contemporary American Indian life ways and vice
versa.

CFP: [American] Comics and the American South (11/30/07; SSSL, 4/18/07-4/20/07)

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 2:11pm
Qiana Whitted

Abstracts are invited for a proposed panel on "Comics and the American
South" for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
Conference in Williamsburg, VA, April 18-20, 2008.

In keeping with the conference's theme of "Southern Roots and Routes:
Origins, Migrations, Transformation," this panel hopes to take advantage of
recent strides in comics criticism to demonstrate how familiar debates in
southern literature surrounding race, class, and regional identity find new
expression in the medium of comics and graphic novels.

UPDATE: [American] Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Use of Genre

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 12:49pm
Gamze Sabanci

CALL FOR PAPERS

19th Annual American Literature Association Conference
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, May 22-26, 2008

"Gilman’s Use of Genre"
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is seeking papers that concern
Gilman's relationship to genre. We welcome papers that deal with her use
of any non-fictional and fictional genres, including letters,
autobiography, social studies, and short stories in order to consider
the ways in which Gilman made use of various generic conventions
throughout her career.

Please send electronic abstracts no longer than 500 words to Asst. Prof.
Gamze Sabanci
at gsabanci_at_halic.edu.tr by November 1, 2007.

CFP: [American]

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 8:22am
Gamze Sabanci

CALL FOR PAPERS

19th Annual American Literature Association Conference
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, May 22-26, 2008

"Gilman’s Use of Genre"
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society is seeking papers that concern
Gilman's relationship to genre. We welcome papers that deal with her use
of any non-fictional and fictional genres, including letters,
autobiography, social studies, and short stories in order to consider
the ways in which Gilman made use of various generic conventions
throughout her career.

Please send electronic abstracts no longer than 500 words to Asst. Prof.
Gamze Sabanci
at gsabanci_at_halic.edu.tr by November 1, 2007.

UPDATE: [American] H.D., Beyond Imagism

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 6:41pm
William Waddell

The deadline for proposals for this session has been extended to October
1, 2007.

Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA),  April 10 â€" 13, 2008, 
Buffalo, NY

H.D., Beyond Imagism

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