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UPDATE: Maine's Place in the Environmental Imagination (5/1/06; ASLE, 6/2/06-6/4/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm
Stephanie Boucher

UPDATE: We would like to announce that Cambridge Scholars Press is interested in publishing the conference proceedings of the 2006 ASLE Summer Symposium! The volume would be published within a year of the conference, and all contributing presenters would receieve a complimentary copy. You can see their website at There are still slots open for presenters, so be sure to consider this great opportunity!

2006 Summer Symposium
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
Site: University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine

CFP: Henry James & Women Writers (5/12/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Geraldine Murphy

Dear Subscribers:

I need one more paper for a panel on "Henry James and Women Writers" for the Midwest MLA in Chicago, Nov. 9-12, 2006. Abstracts of 250 words or less should be submitted by May 12 at the very latest to

Thank you,
Geraldine Murphy

CFP: The American Environment, Within and Without (grad) (6/30/06; 9/28/06-9/29/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Rebecca Onion

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for
its upcoming graduate conference, "The American Environment: Within and Without," to be held in
Austin on September 28-29, 2006.

"Environment" is a term which invites myriad interpretations in varied contexts. Our conference
theme urges participants to explore the American environment both inside and across these
different contexts. We encourage the consideration of all types of environments, including the
musical, literary, religious, political, psychological, natural, built, social, and transnational,
and those which merge or transcend these types.

CFP: Animals in the Literary West (5/31/06; WLA, 10/25/06-10/28/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Sarah E. McFarland

Panel Title: Animals in the Literary West

Conference: Western American Literature Association, Boise, ID
October 25-28, 2006.

Western American literature is populated with horses, cattle,
buffalo, wolves, bears, coyotes, birds, and snakes--animals whose
presences help define Western narratives and who are essential to the
mythology of the West. This panel seeks presentations that
foreground the roles of animals in their interpretations of texts
about the American West.

For example, this panel is interested in presentations that consider:

CFP: Revisiting the Nineteenth Century: The World, the Body, the Text (5/10/06; 11/24/06-11/25/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm

Dear Sir/Madam:
  The R.O.C. English & American Literature Association will hold an international conference this November. The topic is ¡§Revisiting the Nineteenth Century: The World, the Body, the Text.¡¨ The call for paper is attached to this message. Please help post this call for papers. Thank you.
  The Organizing Committee
  The 14th Annual Conference of the R.O.C. English & American Literature Association
  Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University
  No. 1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan, Taiwan 70101
  Phone: 06-2757575 ext. 52249 (from outside of Taiwan: 886-6-2757575 ext. 52249)

UPDATE: Southern Writers, Southern Writing (grad) (5/31/06; 7/20/06-7/22/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm

                            12th Annual
                          SOUTHERN WRITERS,
                          SOUTHERN WRITING

[Updated Information: extended deadline (May 31, 2006)]
is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student Conference
held in conjunction with the Annual Faulkner and
Conference. The Graduate Students in the Departments of
English and
Southern Studies invite you to submit abstracts exploring
culture. Accepted papers will be presented in Oxford,
Mississippi, July
20th through 22nd, 2006.
Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature
& may include:

CFP: Popular Culture & American Culture (5/26/06; PCAS/ACAS, 10/5/06-10/7/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Davis, Hugh H.

CFP: Popular Culture & American Culture (May 26, 2006; Oct. 5-7, 2006)

The annual conference for the Popular Culture Association of the
South/American Culture Association of the South (PCAS/ACAS)

October 5-7, 2006

PCAS/ACAS will hold its annual meeting and conference this fall in
Savannah, GA at the Marriot Savannah Riverfront Hotel. The PCAS/ACAS
invites proposals for papers, discussion panels, performances, and
presentations on topics related to Popular or American Culture.