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CFP: William James (4/7/06; online journal issue)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm

William James. WILLIAM JAMES STUDIES, a peer-reviewed online publication of
the William James Society, welcomes papers from scholars in any field on the
life, work, and influence of William James. Submission guidelines may be found
at Papers may be sent electronically
to Mark Moller ( or Linda Simon (
Deadline for the second issue is April 7, 2006.

Thank you!

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Edwin Arnold

The American Humor Studies Association at SAMLA seeks papers on "The
Unspeakable as a Laughing Matter." As the recent film "The Aristocrats"
shows yet again, dirty can be funny. So can the shocking, the horrid,
the appalling, the repulsive, and the unspeakable, which can be spoken
if there is the right balance of absurdity, wit, and (perhaps) horror
behind it. This panel is open to studies of such humor, whether in
popular jokes, in literature, in film, on television, or the internet.
Presentations may range from discussions of specific authors whose works
trangress through humor, of films or television shows that revel in bad
taste for satiric or moral purposes, of the need for offensive jokes to

CFP: Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies (no deadline; book series)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Ann Donahue

Announcing a new book series from Ashgate Publishing

Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies

Series Editors:

Kevin Hutchings, Canada Research Chair in Romantic Studies and Associate
Professor of English, University of Northern British Columbia

Julia M. Wright, Canada Research Chair in European Studies and Associate
Professor of English, Dalhousie University

CFP: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (2/28/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)

 Annual Conference 2006
"The Legacy of our Roots: A Heritage for the Future"

    The Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
     announces the 2006 Conference Call for Papers to be presented at our=20
next annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-29 October

   The AAHGS Conference endeavors each year to provide the premier> =20
opportunity to explore standard and innovative methods, resources,
     and strategies centered around African-American, Caribbean, Native
     American genealogy and the expansive history of the African in the

CFP: Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (1/25/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Melissa White

Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (01/25/06; ALA)

A number of recent works have aimed to recover nineteenth-century American
women's poetry; a few studies have also given renewed attention to male
poets of the period. Although these works have been informed by various
approaches (feminist, nationalist, print culture, and literary historical),
most grapple initially with a single question: how should one assign
literary value to this material? Each scholar ultimately either answers
this question for him- or herself, or chooses to set it aside.