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CFP: Human Language and Language Reform (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:47pm
Brian Lennon

Paper proposals are invited for the seminar "Human Language and Language
Reform," ACLA 2006 Annual Meeting, Princeton University, March 23-26,

Seminar Organizers: Brian Lennon, Pennsylvania State University; Nergis
Erturk, Columbia University

CFP: Emerson and ALA (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
Thompson, Roger

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,
2006. =20


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




300-word abstracts to Joe Thomas at <> by December


UPDATE: Children's Lit Association Conference (11/30/05; 6/8/06-6/11/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
jackie e stallcup

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

CFP New York: City in Motion, Interdisciplinary Conference (1/10/06; 3/10/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
Lori Jirousek

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


UPDATE: Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium (1/15/06; 3/23/06-3/24/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm

Below is an updated text for the CFP for the Samuel Delany conference.

SUNY Buffalo
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.

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment (grad) (11/15/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Celeste Pottier

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

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.


CFP: 19th-Century American Children's Lit (12/18/05; collection)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Monika Elbert

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.

CFP: Science and Sentiment in U.S. Women's Writing (12/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Lydia Fisher

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

CFP: Hawthorne Sessions at MLA (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Rosemary Fisk

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

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2006.

Rosemary M. Fisk
Associate Dean/ Assoc. Professor of English
Howard College of Arts & Sciences
Samford University
Birmingham, AL 35229