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CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Bob Winston

The Mystery and Detective Fiction section at SAMLA seeks papers on
mystery and detective fiction. The topic is open, as are approaches and

Please send 200-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers by 1 March 2006
to: (MS Word attachments, please)
Bob Winston
Department of English
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following

CFP: Class, Reportage and War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Todd Vogel

Class, Reportage and War
The MLA Division on Non-fiction Prose, Excluding Auto-biography is hosting a
panel on class, reportage and war that is designed to plumb the class
underpinnings of supposedly factual reporting. Whether in a straight news
story, a feature article or a longer non-fiction piece, for years reporters
have made their journalistic reputations on their war correspondence. These
reports, like other cultural texts in society, are larded with class-based
ideologies that say much about power and social organization. Papers for
this panel may focus on a writer, a piece or a publication. It may seek
comparisons between a distant war and the current war in Iraq or a

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Edwin Arnold

The American Humor Studies Association at SAMLA seeks papers on "The
Unspeakable as a Laughing Matter." As the recent film "The Aristocrats"
shows yet again, dirty can be funny. So can the shocking, the horrid,
the appalling, the repulsive, and the unspeakable, which can be spoken
if there is the right balance of absurdity, wit, and (perhaps) horror
behind it. This panel is open to studies of such humor, whether in
popular jokes, in literature, in film, on television, or the internet.
Presentations may range from discussions of specific authors whose works
trangress through humor, of films or television shows that revel in bad
taste for satiric or moral purposes, of the need for offensive jokes to

CFP: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (2/28/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)

 Annual Conference 2006
"The Legacy of our Roots: A Heritage for the Future"

    The Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
     announces the 2006 Conference Call for Papers to be presented at our=20
next annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-29 October

   The AAHGS Conference endeavors each year to provide the premier> =20
opportunity to explore standard and innovative methods, resources,
     and strategies centered around African-American, Caribbean, Native
     American genealogy and the expansive history of the African in the

CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: Neil Gaiman (grad) (2/1/06; disjunctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at Disjunctions, the
University of California,
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Conference, April 7-8, 2006. In keeping
with this year's
theme, Lost in Translation, this panel attempts to investigate how Neil
Gaiman's work translates
into academia.

Although he is probably best known for his Sandman series of graphic novels,
Gaiman is
also an acclaimed novelist. In an attempt to unify Gaiman's canon, this
panel welcomes readings
of both the Sandman and of his novels: Neverwhere, Good Omens, Stardust,
American Gods,
Coraline, and Anansi Boys.

CFP: Thirties Genres: Genre, Writing and Culture in Britain in the 1930s (UK) (3/24/06; 7/1/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Hopkins, Chris

Thirties Genres: Genre, Writing and Culture in Britain in the 1930s

'He picked up the newspaper from beside him; it was open at the women's and children's page. Jane may have had it, reading the All
Made with Remnants article . . . or John may have been enjoying the Washing Day Adventures of Some Tiny Animals. . . He turned
over . . . the Radio Programme . . . Next page. A short story . . . No he wouldn't read it. A block of advertisements filled up
the bottom half of the page. He read them with more care than he gave the news'. (Walter Brierley, Means Test Man, 1935)

CFP: Posthuman, All Too Posthuman (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm

The Division for Literature and Science of the Modern Language Association
is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia,
December 2006:

Posthuman, All Too Posthuman
Organizer: Henry Turner
Papers on the “posthuman” in literature and science: networks, systems, and
assemblages; embodiment and prostheses; animals, nature, and environment;
posthuman futures, pasts, and presents; posthumanities scholarship.
Abstracts by March 15 to Henry Turner,
Catherine Belling, PhD

CFP: Culture in 19th C British Literature (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm

Call for Papers
South Central Modern Language Association
Fort Worth 2006 - "Cultural Roundup"
"Culture in Nineteenth-Century British Literature"
The Nineteenth-Century British Literature Division of the SCMLA invites paper proposals for the 2006 meeting to be held October 26-28 in Fort Worth, Texas. In keeping with the conference theme "Cultural Roundup," this panel welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of culture, broadly construed. Topics might include, but are not limited to, literary aspects of "high" culture (art, music, fashion) or "low" culture (music halls, penny dreadfuls, street fairs) or sites of intersection.