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CFP: Collectors and Collecting in American Literature (no deadline noted; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Mary Titus

Call for papers for a proposed special session at 2006 M/MLA Annual
Convention November 9-12, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

Proposed special session title:
Collectors and Collecting in American Literature

A call for papers addressing representations of collectors and collecting
in American literature, directing attention to the ways in which
collecting intersects with and articulates attitudes toward social class,
high/low culture, and consumerism and/or is shaped by region,
race-ethnicity, gender and other significant cultural contexts.

Contact Mary Titus
English Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057

CFP: Ambrose Bierce and his Contemporaries (4/15/06; e-journal and hypermedia project)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Craig Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project ( is a hypermedia project and peer-reviewed e-journal hosted by Penn State University. To prepare for the second issue of the journal (fall 2006), we are now seeking essays and literary briefs about the writings of Ambrose Bierce and his contemporaries. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the ABP advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars and Americanists.
Literary briefs will offer a critical perspective on a *single* Bierce story or work of nonfiction prose. Briefs should not exceed 2,000 words, but should include scholarly notes. Deadline: 5/1/06.

CFP: Food and Literature (3/22/06; ASFS, 6/7/06-6/11/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Walter Levy

American Food Icons: If you are interested in food and imagination, please
submit a proposal on the theme of a single American food icon in literature
and the arts. Panel will convene at the Association for the Study of Food
and Society (ASFS) conference in Boston, June 7-11, 2006. Sorry, but corn
and apples are spoken for. Queries welcome. Please send an abstract of 250
words to Walter Levy ( by 22 March.




Walter Levy

POB 519

42 Catalpa Lane

Accord, NY 12404


CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/24/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
American Humor

NOTE: I am posting this CFP on behalf of The American Humor Studies
Association (AHSA). Please send all proposals and inquiries to Janice
McIntire-Strasburg or Roxanne Schwab (addresses at end of CFP), not to
me.--Joe Alvarez, Sec.-Treas., AHSA.

CFP: AHSA requests proposals for two sessions at MLA Philadelphia.

UPDATE: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/15/06; 5/13/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Eric L.Martinsen

Racing Across Borders: National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara



Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Associate Professor of American
Literature, UC San Diego

Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for _
Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular Culture_ (UC
Press, 2002).

CFP: Urban Disaster in Charles Brockden Brown (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Goudie, Sean X

This CFP is for a special session to be proposed for the 2006 MLA conference:

Urban Disaster in Charles Brockden Brown. Intersection with issues like
crises in environment, emergency response, or democracy; the nexus between
race, violence and poverty; treatments of immigrants or refugees; 500-word
abstracts, vitae, by March 15; Sean X. Goudie (
Goudie, Sean X
Vanderbilt University
Email: sean.x.goudie_at_Vanderbilt.Edu

CFP: Speaking of Women: Womanhood in Literary Culture (4/15/06; collection)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on women's literary
culture in 19th and 20th century literature. This book will pay specific attention
to the various ways in which women writers "speak" by confronting, connecting,
embracing, challenging, and defining identities of womanhood. Special
considerations include, but are not limited to: domesticity, mothering, sexuality,
representations of historical women, women of color, displaced women,
mythological and/or ideological representations of womanhood, communities of women
writers, the literary marketplace.

CFP: Epistemologies of Imperialism and Domesticity in the Americas (grad) (3/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

CFP: Americanist Conference 7-8 April 2006, The Pennsylvania State University

Call for Papers: PSU Americanists Graduate Student Conference 7–9 April 2006

"What's Wrong with Belonging?: Epistemologies of Imperialism and
Domesticity in the Americas"

                        Keynote Speakers:

Coco Fusco (Columbia University) and Cyril Dabydeen (University of Ottawa)

UPDATE: Race and the Americas (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Barbara Ladd


South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Call for Papers: "Race and the Americas"


Scholars working in Latin American Studies, North American (including =
U.S. or American) Studies, and creole languages and literatures are =
encouraged to submit proposals for 20-minute papers on the above topic =
for presentation at the 2006 South Atlantic Modern Language Association =
Convention in Charlotte, N.C.=20