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UPDATE: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (grad) (3/2

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kimberly Williams

Deadline Extended to March 27th for Proposals on
Interdisciplinary Scholarly and Creative Work

Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Conference:
.Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist
Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts.

University of Maryland
May 24-26, 2006


Featuring plenary sessions and workshops by feminist educator
Dr. Peggy McIintosh, feminist postcolonial theorist Dr.
Sangeeta Ray, feminist sociologist Dr. Karen Rosenblum, and
Black feminist scholar Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

UPDATE: Women of Color Panel (3/22/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas, Tx;
  Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Dallas, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 22, 2006.
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack;

UPDATE: Larry Neal Conference (4/10/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm

??Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat?: Re ?Evaluating Larry
Neal?s Creative and Critical Vision of the Black Aesthetic,? an
international conference originally scheduled for February 10-12 of 2006 at
UNC-Chapel Hill, has been moved and re-scheduled. We are pleased to announce
that ?Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat,? will now be hosted by
Brooklyn College from October 19-21, 2006.

CFP: Southwestern Literature and Art (4/30/06; 10/24/06-10/26/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Southwest Literature

The First Annual Southwest Writers and Artists Festival, hosted by Texas
A&M University, is seeking papers, panel proposals, and creative works
to be presented at the Festival, October 24-26, 2006, in College
The Festival will celebrate the arts of the Southwest by inviting
notable poets, novelists, essayists, scholars, filmmakers,
photographers, painters, songwriters and musicians to the campus for
three days of performances, readings, panels, and discussions. Critical
and creative submissions may touch on areas relating to the humanities,
such as painting, sculpture, literature, history, film, and folklore and

UPDATE: Fashioning Fiction (grad) (UK) (3/10/06; 5/27/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Elizabeth Andrews

The organisers of the following conference are delighted to inform
prospective attendees that a publisher has expressed an interest in
releasing a collection of edited essays or proceedings from the
Fashioning Fiction conference. We also have organised a celidh in The
Queen's Hotel: . Please remember
that the closing date for abstracts is 10th March (deadline may be
extended). For further information visit .

CFP: The Talk of the Town: Gossip, News, and Secrets (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Paula Jean Reiter

This panel invites writers to consider how gossip and its related forms
negotiate the distance between high and low culture and public and private
spheres. Does gossip function as a conservative or subversive force? What
happens when scandalous talk circulates in print? How do "high" literary
genres (such as biography) mimic the content or strategies of "low" forms
(such as scandal sheets)? Does gossip function as a trope or a threat for
authorship? How can scandal be commodified--as news, talk shows, published
diaries, scandal sheets, even blackmail? When a secret becomes public
knowledge, whose story is it? We hope these questions serve as a

UPDATE: Resistance to Tyranny: Representing the Struggle for Human Rights (3/16/06; NYCEA, 4/28/06-4/29/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 9:13pm

Deadline extended:

In an interview with Amnesty International , Chilean writer and activist Ariel Dorfman explains that, despite efforts to
silence survivors of human rights violations, "Somehow the stories do come out, those voices do come out. I am not their
voice: I make a space for those voices, a bridge." Dorfman's insights raise questions about the role of literature in the
struggle for human rights. How do writers represent often unspeakable crimes against humanity and create a cultural memory
that recognizes the forgotten or marginalized voices from the past? What does it mean to bear witness through literature?