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UPDATE: Cultural Assumptions: Race & Naming (5/10/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Candis Weiss

Panel Topic: Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming
2006 South Central MLA Convention/ American Name Society Session
October 26-28, 2006
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2006

Papers are invited for the American Name Society session entitled
"Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming," to be presented at
the 2006 Convention of the South Central Modern LanguageAssociation
(SCMLA) in Fort Worth, TX (October 26-28, 2006).

UPDATE: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to Teach Pre-1900 Texts (4/25/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:06pm
Elizabeth Coker


Where: Midwestern Modern Language Association (MMLA) Conference in Chicago, November 09-11, 2006

Panel: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to teach Pre-1900 Texts
With the advent of computer classrooms, web-based archives, digital storytelling, and a host of other technological marvels, technology in the literature classroom has moved beyond the occasional Zeffirelli or Merchant Ivory film to encompass a wide range of problems and possibilities for teachers and students alike.

CFP: American Periodicals (9/30/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Jared Gardner


_American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and
Bibliography_ invites contributions on all issues related to
periodical studies, including theoretical interventions in the field,
studies of specific publications or historical figures, and
pedagogical approaches to working with periodicals. We are eager for
essays addressing everything from the earliest colonial newspapers
and nineteenth-century literary magazines to contemporary
periodicals, 'zines, and electronic serials. For consideration for
the 2007-08 issues, please send submissions by September 30, 2006.

CFP: Abolition's Bicentenary: The Black Atlantic Then and Now (12/1/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm



A Commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807


Academic papers and creative submissions are invited for this special issue to mark the two-hundredth anniversary in 2007 of the Abolition of the Slave Trade.


EnterText volume 7 number 1


Abolition's Bicentenary: The Black Atlantic Then and Now


Submissions are invited by 1 December 2006


UPDATE: Faith/Knowledge/Credulity in the 18th Century (grad) (5/15/06; 9/30/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Saladin Ahmed

--Please note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to May

Faith, Knowledge, and Credulity in the Eighteenth Century

Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Group
Department of English
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
30 September 2006

CFP: Native American Literature (5/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Cody, Michael Amos

Call For Papers:
Native American Literature
November 10-12, 2006
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention,
Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This open session welcomes submissions of proposals regarding any aspect of literature or film related to Native American writing, culture, politics, spirituality, gender, language and so on. Please send 500-word abstracts with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA call for papers guidelines by 1 May 2006 to Michael Cody, East Tennessee State University. Submit proposals by email ( or regular mail (Department of English, Box 70683, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614).

CFP: Asian American Anthology (12/31/06; collection)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:39pm
Anne Fowler

Call for Submissions: Asian American Anthology

Call for tangible, earthy, edgy poetry by Asian American female ethnic
writers to include poets with Middle Eastern, East Indian, and Pacific
Islander heritage. Editor thrilled by vibrant, diverse voices and subjects,
special surprises in approaching the page, and how you beat the drum of

Please use the following submission guidelines:

CFP: Wharton and Material Cultures of the Book (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book edited collection:
deadlines extended‎
‎(abstracts, 7/1/2006; contributions, 12/31/2006).‎

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the idea of the material culture of
the book as widely as they wish, ‎drawing upon research from sociology,
economic and social history, literary theory, bibliography, book ‎history,
philosophy and anthropology. I would particularly welcome contributors seeking to
examine ‎Wharton’s publication, production, dissemination and place in book
history and material culture outside of an ‎American context. Some topics that
you might wish to discuss include:‎

CFP: Oglethorpe and the Spirit of His Time (6/1/06; 2/1/07)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Dewi Wilson

Call for Proposals Articles and essays for a memorial volume dealing
with James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785) and the spirit of his
time.Please send proposals (500 words maximum) by June 1, 2006 The
occasion is an exhibition of the Bible (Bible Historiale) belonging to
the Oglethorpe family and on loan to Kennesaw State University from
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England, in February and March 2007.
The memorial volume will be published by the Kennesaw State University
Press in 2007, as part of the exhibition activities. Academic areas that
may be represented: History
              James Edward Oglethorpe
Early US history Colonial history