CALL FOR PAPERS: The Representation of American Indian Culture as Artifact or Artwork
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society seeks papers for two conferences, the
American Literature Association's annual conference in San Francisco,
May 25-28, 2006 and the annual Thoreau Gathering in Concord, July 6-9,
The Emerson Society's new Graduate Student Paper Award may provide up to
$500 to support travel to either event to present an accepted student
paper. Please note that presenters must be members of the Emerson
Society when they register for the event.=20
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
300-word abstracts to Joe Thomas at <jthomas_at_caldwell.edu> by December
Please excuse cross-posting as I wish to get this out as widely as
UPDATE: Please note the NEW SITE for this conference! We are still in
the greater Los Angeles area, but the conference will be held
in MANHATTAN BEACH at the Manhattan Beach Marriott.
Deadline is approaching for proposals: November 30, 2005
Children's Literature Association's 33rd Annual Conference
Manhattan Beach, California
June 8-11 2006
New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan invites presentation proposals
for the Interdisciplinary Conference:
New York: City in Motion
This day-long conference will take place on Friday, March 10, 2006, in
NYIT's state-of-the-art conference facility near Columbus Circle. The
organizers welcome and encourage technology-enhanced presentations.
We seek presenters who will share their scholarship and perspectives on the
City of New York as examined through the ideas of movement, mobility, and
transformation. Panels and presentations may address motion either
literally or figuratively as suggested by but not limited to the following
Below is an updated text for the CFP for the Samuel Delany conference.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SAMUEL R. DELANY - A CRITICAL SYMPOSIUM
March 23-4, 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006
"Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium" is a conference intended to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scholars and innovative writers to
discuss and celebrate Delany's work. As such, it will be the first event of its kind
in the United States.
The conference website for the University of South Carolina's Nineteenth-Century Graduate Literature Conference, "Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment," is now online at http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/19thcenturyconference/index.html.
A scholarly press has expressed interest in publishing a volume of essays from the conference. We anticipate choosing 14 to 16 essays for inclusion in this collection.
Submissions are invited for a proposed collection of essays on
nineteenth-century American children's literature and cultural
contexts. How is the social milieu embedded in children's fiction or
non-fiction? The following topics are suggestions, but the list is not
meant to be exhaustive.
We seek papers for a panel at the 2006 Society for the Study of American
Women Writers conference (in Philadelphia) that explore the relationship
between science and sentiment in women's writing. Taking as a starting
point scholarship on sentiment by critics such as Shirley Samuels, Glenn
Hendler, Julie Ellison, Marianne Noble, Dana Nelson, and Lauren Berlant, we
are interested in how women writers' use of and relationship to the
sentimental aesthetic developed as America's scientific world view evolved,
from the age of so-called sentimental "feminization" (in the 18th and 19th
centuries) into the present moment. The language of science-as seen in
Submissions are invited for two sessions hosted by the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at MLA 2006 in New Orleans.
1. Hawthorne as Theorist: Intelligent Designs and the Romance
2. Transatlantic Hawthorne: Influences and Interventions
All approaches to these topics are welcome. Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers to Sam Coale, 39 Pratt Street, Providence, RI 02906 or samcoale_at_cox.net.
The deadline for submission is March 1, 2006.
Rosemary M. Fisk
Associate Dean/ Assoc. Professor of English
Howard College of Arts & Sciences
Birmingham, AL 35229
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Stephen Crane Society invites papers and proposals for two panels at the
2006 American Literature Association convention on May 25-28, 2006, in San
The first session will be devoted to "ethnic" characters in the broadest
sense, his representation of people of African-American, Mexican, Cuban,
Irish, Swedish, and Jewish descent, to name only a few of the groups he
writes about. His fiction indicates much about the diversity and complexity
of American society at the turn of the century.
The second panel will be open to all topics, including his verse.