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UPDATE: African/African American Panel (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas Tx
  South Central Modern Literature Association in Dallas, Tx October 26-28-2006.
  Call for Papers for African/African American Literature Panel at SCMLA
  Abstracts of 50-100 words
  Theme: Rounding up the Strays: Characters and Authors who Wander from the Mainstream
  Submit to: Holly Staves
                   Juluette Bartlett-Pack

CFP: New Approaches to Religions in Early America (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Bross, Kristina

Papers on new directions for traditional topics, neglected beliefs and
practices, as well as contact among religious communities (Native,
European, African). Send 1-page proposals by March 15 to: Lisa Gordis
( and Kristina Bross (



Kristina Bross

Associate Professor

English and American Studies

Purdue University

500 Oval Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038


CFP: Southwestern Literature and Art (4/30/06; 10/24/06-10/26/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Southwest Literature

The First Annual Southwest Writers and Artists Festival, hosted by Texas
A&M University, is seeking papers, panel proposals, and creative works
to be presented at the Festival, October 24-26, 2006, in College
The Festival will celebrate the arts of the Southwest by inviting
notable poets, novelists, essayists, scholars, filmmakers,
photographers, painters, songwriters and musicians to the campus for
three days of performances, readings, panels, and discussions. Critical
and creative submissions may touch on areas relating to the humanities,
such as painting, sculpture, literature, history, film, and folklore and

CFP: Collectors and Collecting in American Literature (no deadline noted; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Mary Titus

Call for papers for a proposed special session at 2006 M/MLA Annual
Convention November 9-12, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

Proposed special session title:
Collectors and Collecting in American Literature

A call for papers addressing representations of collectors and collecting
in American literature, directing attention to the ways in which
collecting intersects with and articulates attitudes toward social class,
high/low culture, and consumerism and/or is shaped by region,
race-ethnicity, gender and other significant cultural contexts.

Contact Mary Titus
English Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057

CFP: Ambrose Bierce and his Contemporaries (4/15/06; e-journal and hypermedia project)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Craig Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project ( is a hypermedia project and peer-reviewed e-journal hosted by Penn State University. To prepare for the second issue of the journal (fall 2006), we are now seeking essays and literary briefs about the writings of Ambrose Bierce and his contemporaries. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the ABP advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars and Americanists.
Literary briefs will offer a critical perspective on a *single* Bierce story or work of nonfiction prose. Briefs should not exceed 2,000 words, but should include scholarly notes. Deadline: 5/1/06.

CFP: Food and Literature (3/22/06; ASFS, 6/7/06-6/11/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Walter Levy

American Food Icons: If you are interested in food and imagination, please
submit a proposal on the theme of a single American food icon in literature
and the arts. Panel will convene at the Association for the Study of Food
and Society (ASFS) conference in Boston, June 7-11, 2006. Sorry, but corn
and apples are spoken for. Queries welcome. Please send an abstract of 250
words to Walter Levy ( by 22 March.




Walter Levy

POB 519

42 Catalpa Lane

Accord, NY 12404


CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/24/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
American Humor

NOTE: I am posting this CFP on behalf of The American Humor Studies
Association (AHSA). Please send all proposals and inquiries to Janice
McIntire-Strasburg or Roxanne Schwab (addresses at end of CFP), not to
me.--Joe Alvarez, Sec.-Treas., AHSA.

CFP: AHSA requests proposals for two sessions at MLA Philadelphia.