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CFP: MLA Literature and Science Division (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Martha Stoddard-Holmes

1. Sessions for 2005 meeting

Session 1: Peak Oil and Post-Prosperity: Discourses of Depletion
Organizer: Martha Stoddard Holmes
CFP: Papers on rhetorics and narratives of peak-/post-oil and energy
issues in geoscience, literature, film, cultural commentary:
neo-Malthusianism (the great die-off), neopastoralism, etc. Abstracts or
8-page papers and brief bio by March 15 to Martha Stoddard Holmes,

CFP: Americana: Readings in Popular Culture (5/1/06; collection)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture seeks
outstanding essays to round out its book collection Americana: Readings
in Popular Culture

Please attach MLA formatted manuscripts to an explanatory email/cover
letter by 1 May
2006. Send to

The book is divided into sections. Submitted manuscripts should fall into
one of the
following categories.

What We Watch (Essays on Film, Television, and Video Games)

What We Read (Essays on Bestsellers, Newspapers, Magazines, Internet
Articles, Comic Books, and Cereal Boxes)

What We Hear (Essays on Music)

Where We Go (Essays on Public Spaces)

CFP: World Poetry in Translation (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/4/06-11/6/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Gordon McNeer

Samla members who are translators of poetry from any foreign language
into English are cordially invited to submit samples of their works for
to Dr. Gordon E. McNeer. The panel often is constructed around a
theme, but
this is not always the case so any type of work is welcome. Typically,
introduce their translation and then read from it. Discussion is at the
end. In most
cases, presentations are limited to fifteen minutes.
Gordon E. McNeer
Dr. Gordon E. McNeer
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of Santander Program
Department of Language and Literature
Dahlonega, GA 30597

CFP: Constructing Identities Conference (grad) (UK) (4/30/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Rebecca Green

22-23 June 2006
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The convenors of the panels listed below are now inviting abstracts for papers which examine the concept of identity, and encourage submissions from those examining aspects of personal, linguistic, national and cultural identity. Proposals examining the following areas are especially welcome:

CFP: Reimagining History in Post-Imperial Britain (3/15/06; MCBS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Catherine Ozment

Call for Papers for 2006 Midwest Conference on British Studies, Indianapolis,
IN, Oct 27-29

"Reimagining History in Post-Imperial Britain"

Contemporary British literature has seen a resurgence of historical fiction
(broadly understood) that that re-visits and re-narrates iconic moments of
English history. These historical questions ultimately engage the ways in which
England's post-imperial experiences have changed our perception of what it
means, and has meant, to be British. This proposed panel will explore recent
literary articulations of England's history that interrogate and reframe British
identity. Papers addressing literature after 1990 are especially encouraged.

CFP: Book and Text Studies (South Africa) (9/1/06; 4/2/07-4/4/07)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
John Gouws

First Call for Papers

Centre for the Book, Cape Town

A World Elsewhere: Orality, Manuscript and Print in Colonial and
Post-Colonial Cultures

An international conference to be held at the Centre for the Book,
Cape Town, 2-4 April 2007

Please send abstracts (500 words maximum) or proposals for sessions by
1 September 2006 to Mark Espin, PO Box 15254, Vlaeberg, Cape Town
8018, South Africa; or ideally by e-mail to, and
cc to A preliminary programme should be announced by
1 December 2006.

CFP: Superheroes and Trauma (4/7/06; collection)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Ms. Vanessa Raney

Superheroes and Trauma (book collection) (7 Apr. 2006; 30 Sept. 2006)

Vanessa Raney, Southern Connecticut State University
Peter F. Coogan, Fontbonne University

CFP: Interactivity in Literature (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm

call for papers:

Abducting the Interactive
Literary Work as a Communicational Artifact

A program of the Society for Critical Exchange
to be held at 48th Annual M/MLA Convention
November 9-12, 2006, Chicago, IL