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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: HipHop meets Academia (4/15/06; no conference dates noted)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 5:14pm
Marcel Hartwig

Dear Ladies and Gentleman,

you have contributed to recent research in American Studies. Therefore,
we would like to invite you to our international and interdisciplinary
conference on "HipHop meets Academia", organized by Chemnitz University
of Technology, Germany and splash!, Europe's largest hiphop festival.

We are looking for practicioners and scholars who would like to present
their latest findings in research and lived youth culture. Since you
have worked in this field, we would kindly ask you for contributing to
our conference by submitting an abstract by April 15, 2006. You can
find possible panels and further contact information via the URL given
at the bottom of this mail.

CFP: Music & Postmodern Cultural Theory (Australia) (4/15/06; 12/5/06-12/6/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
David Bennett



International Conference
University of Melbourne
5-6 December 2006

Twenty years after the term "postmodernism" became common currency in
analyses of contemporary literature, architecture, visual arts,
philosophy and popular culture, we still find the editor of the recent
Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism (2004) lamenting "the strange
absence of a mature postmodernist discourse within music studies," and
suggesting that "the relative conservatism and autonomy of the world of
academic music study may account for its long resistance to
postmodernist formulations and arguments."

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Ken Womack

Call for abstracts for the SCMLA's annual Bibliography and Textual
Criticism panel. The 2006 conference is in Ft. Worth, TX, and this year's
theme is "Textual Theory and Popular Culture." The chair is interested in
any papers that consider methodologies for theorizing the textual and
bibliographical aspects of works of popular culture--especially in terms of
such textual artifacts as film, television, and music.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to: Kenneth Womack, Penn State Altoona,
3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601.

Please direct any queries to

CFP: Pearl S. Buck and U.S. Foreign Policy (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Ichiro Takayoshi

Call for papers for a proposed special session for MLA '06 in
Philadelphia that will explore Pearl S. Buck's works in the context of
U.S. involvement in global affairs. The panel invites papers that
investigate how Buck's political analysis and social commentary
informed her fiction and how her fiction negotiated with foreign policy
questions of the day. Papers that analyze how Buck fictionalized
major world events such as the Second World War, the Sino-Japanese War,
the Chinese Revolution, the Korean War, U.S. imperialism, the American
Century, atomic bombs, the G.I. orphans are particularly welcome.

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (grad) (3/17/06; AGSE, 4/22/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
J. Surette

CFP: Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders (03/17/06; 04/22/06)

The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge will hold its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 in Jerome Richfield Hall Room 319.

This year's conference title is "Coloring Outside the Lines: Blurring Borders.” We are looking for papers that explore the theme of borders and their incarnations and transformations including, but not limited to: border crossings, blurrings, violations, tensions, disruptions, transgressions, transactions and/or dissolutions.

CFP: Love Wars: Personal Narratives on Challenging Romantic Relationships (4/30/06; collection)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Chitiga, Miriam

CFP: Love Wars: Call for analytical essays and personal narratives on
challenging romantic relationships Deadline April 30 2006



We are requesting contributions in the form of analytical essays and /
or personal narratives based on actual experiences of "romantic"
relationships, especially heterosexual relationships. We are
particularly interested in those papers that critically discuss how the
writer wrestled with a challenging relationship(s). Therefore, any
essays that explicate any trials and tribulations that the authors
endured / enjoyed are most welcome.