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CFP: [American] Justice and the Big Bad Man: Perspectives on Individual Responsibility (9/1/07, NEMLA 4/10/-4/13/08)

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 2:18pm
Chad B. Cripe

Justice and the Big Bad Man: Perspectives on Individual Responsibility

“We the People” take for granted the role of the government to provide
certain servicesâ€"administration, protection, securityâ€"in a fair and
impartial manner. Yet the impartiality of any given system of government
is often compromised. Oppression can be passive, due to red tape and
forms in triplicate that delay or deny justice, or aggressive, when
individuals within the system seek selfish rather than communal benefits.
When the system fails, what responsibilities can, should, and/or must the
individual assume?

CFP: [American] Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric (9/15/07; NeMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 6:28pm
Elissa Zellinger

Call for Papers

Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel will focus on the relationship between late-nineteenth-century American poetry,
naturalism, and realism. Like realist and naturalist fiction, poetry of the period engages with
radical and rapid changes; American lyric reflects these contradictions and flows in its form and
content. This panel is interested in the ways that social changes infuse vitality into the form, how
inherited traditions intersect and adjust to changing political and social circumstances.

CFP: [American] Black Writers and the Left ( 09/15/07; NEMLA, 04/10/08-04/13/08)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:29pm
Kristin Moriah

Northeast Modern Language Association 39th Annual Convention

April 10-13, 2008, Buffalo, New York

Panel: Black Writers and the Left

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed.

CFP: [American] CFP

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:24pm
Michael J. Kiskis

The Winter 2009 issue of American Literary Realism will be devoted to Mark
Twain. Essays on any aspect of Mark Twain, from new approaches to
individual works to considerations of Twain in the company of other
writers, are encouraged. There is no specific theme or focus for this
special issue.

Deadline for essays is July 18, 2008 (the journal will go to the printer
in September, 2008). Please consult recent issues of ALR for style and

Queries or full essays should be sent to

Michael J. Kiskis
Humanities Division
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 4:41pm
William Waddell

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

H.D., Beyond Imagism

CFP: [American] Ecofeminism in American Literature (NEMLA 2008)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 4:09pm
Andrea Campbell

Ecofeminist theory continues to grow as environmental issues move more
into the spotlight. What this panel seeks is papers that explore
ecofeminism's presence in American literature. Why is it useful as a
tool of literary criticism? What does ecofeminist theory offer that
other theories do not? This panel is open to all time periods of
American literature and welcomes discussions of any authors. It also
welcomes discussions that explore not only the environmental aspect of
ecofeminism but also apects of race, class, gender, globalization,
sexuality etc. Abstracts of 250-500 words are due by September 15 to

Andrea Campbell, Washington State University (