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UPDATE: Film & History (11/16/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Leslie Fife

UPDATE: Submission deadline now 15 Nov. 2005
The Film & History Area of the PCA/ACA Annual Conference invites papers
for the coming conference to be held in Atlanta 12 - 15 April, 2006.


The Area covers a wide range of subject matter and disciplines within the area.

In the recent past, for example, we have had papers on films and the Second

World War, British propaganda shorts during the same conflict, Westerns

and their relationship to American history, early film pioneers in Florida, and

Hollywood's film adaptation of "Death of a Salesman". Also, we have had

excellent papers from panellists working in the gender studies area and in

CFP: Postcoloniality and Blackness (8/1/06; journal issue)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Freeman, Patrick L



Callaloo seeks creative and multi-disciplinary critical submissions for a
special issue on "postcoloniality and blackness." For this issue, we are
interested in looking comparatively at the uneven postcolonial situation of
black peoples and cultures in the 21st century. We seek to explore the
diverse material and political circumstances of black postcolonials, and the
limitations of current postcolonial theorizing for the black experience.

Creative Submissions
Previously unpublished work in all genres, including interviews.

CFP: TRAFFIC: mobility, flows, transgression (grad) (12/31/05; 3/10/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm

TRAFFIC: mobility, flows, transgression

March 10, 2006

Plenary Speaker: Professor John Plotz, Brandeis University

The Third Annual English Graduate Conference at Brandeis University

Traffic will be an interdisciplinary conference that explores the movement of
persons, cultural products, objects, and ideas between different contexts:
nations, cultures, territories, class positions, gender identities, racial
boundaries, urban and rural spaces, and political ideologies.

UPDATE: Gender, Ghosts, History (11/30/05, ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Sladja Blazan

Deadline updated:

Paper proposals are invited for the following seminar at the 2006
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference in
Princeton, NJ:

"Ghosts, Gender, History"

  Seminar Organizer: Sladja Blazan, Humboldt University (Berlin)

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