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CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
 
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Billy J Stratton

Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

CFP: Latina/o Poetry (1/29/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =
Literarature
Association

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

May 25-28, 2006

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
aspects
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Rodriguez y
Gibson at eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 29, 2006.

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Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342

CFP: Where Is White Culture...Other Than at the Gap? (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
chris bell

Where Is White Culture … Other Than at the Gap?

Call for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
9-12 November 2006
Chicago, Illinois

Elaine: You're black. You said we were an interracial
couple.
Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
Elaine: I am?
Darryl: Aren't you?
Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept
taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.
Darryl: Why would you take me to a Spanish restaurant
because I'm black?
Elaine: I don't think we should be talking about this.

UPDATE: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (7/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Summer Pervez

The deadline for submissions has changed from 06/01/06 to 07/01/06.

All SALA Membership and Conference Registration inquiries should be directed to:

Pennie Ticen
Treasurer, SALA
P. O. Box 253
Lexington, VA 24450
ticenpj_at_vmi.edu

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the MLA)

For its 7th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas.

CFP: Early Canadian Women Writers (1/30/06; ACQL, 5/28/06-5/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Jen Chambers

Paper Proposals are requested for a panel on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
for the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures
at this spring's Congress of the Canadian Federation
for the Humanities and Social Sciences being held at
York University in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

CFP: English V Panel: Multicultural Britain (3/13/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
James Campbell

The English V section (20th Century) at SAMLA seeks papers on=20
"Multicultural Britain."

The UK in the past hundred years has become an increasingly=20
multicultural society: how has this caused us to read Britishness=20
differently? Topics for papers in this panel might include but are not=20=

limited to:

The literature of Black Britain
Multiculturalism and governmental devolution
Multiculturalism, Britain, and the =91new Europe=92
Imperial hangover
Britain as an island in the Black Atlantic
The Irish in Britain
=91British=92 versus =91English=92 cultural identity
Scottish and Welsh writing
The British literary canon and the politics of anthologies

CFP: Spaces of Slavery (1/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/2806)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Desiree Henderson

CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.

Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington

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