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CFP: Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity (1/10/04; conference dates not noted)

Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 12:14am
Penelope Kelsey

Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity

This session will consider the role of Native American writing systems
and recordkeeping before contact and in post-contact literatures.
Especially welcomed are papers that consider how indigenous literacies
are informed by different worldviews than Eurowestern literacies, how
Native writing is conceived of as a socially-constituted act, and how
early tribal writers invoke and deploy these methods of record as unique
rhetorical strategies. Please send an abstract and one-page vita to by January 10.

CFP: Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or Hegemonic? (grad) (1/9/04; e-journal issue)

Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 6:18am
Julianne Newmark

***Call for Papers***
Issue 3.2: Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or

The third open issue of Xchanges, an electronic journal focusing on
interdisciplinary exchange between all areas of the humanities, will
appear in March 2004. Xchanges is a component of the Y/X Project of the
American Studies Program at Wayne State University and is made possible
by the Rushton Endowment. Xchanges solicits work from scholars on the
graduate level and is also eager to include exceptional papers by
upper-level undergraduate students. The editor of the journal is
Julianne Newmark and the technical editor and webmaster is Joy Burnett.

CFP: Teaching Tim O'Brien (1/15/04; collection)

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 6:10am
Vernon, Alex

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O'Brien

Dear Colleagues:

We are beginning preparation of the above projected volume in MLA's
Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, and we would like as much
participation as possible.

If you teach O'Brien, we would very much appreciate it if you would respond
to a brief questionnaire. Please email your interest to Alex Vernon(contact
information below), and we will send you an electronic copy of the
questionnaire. Please return the form no later than 15 January 2004.

CFP: Latina/o Language Experiences (1/15/04; collection)

Friday, November 21, 2003 - 2:52am
Toni Herrera

Please review the call for papers below and attached and consider
contributing to this proposed collection. Your assistance in
forwarding this to friends and colleagues via e-mail, listservs, or
bulletin boards would also be greatly appreciated.


Toni Nelson Herrera
Louis Mendoza


Call for submissions for a proposed volume of multi-generic writings

Yo hablo, yo soy. ?Y que!: New Perspectives from Latinas/os on their Dynamic Language Experiences

CFP: Judaism and Homosexualities (5/15/04; collection)

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 6:03am
Corinne Blackmer

The editor of the proposed collection, called "Queer People of the Book:
Judaism and Homosexualities," seeks MLA formatted submissions of between
15-30 pps. Submissions should be well researched, engaging and, hopefully,
focus on topics and areas (i.e., medieval period) that have heretofore not
received much attention. But submissions are invited across historical
periods and disciplines, including Hebrew Scriptures and Ancient Israelite
Culture, commentaries on the laws, and the areas of Judaic, Queer, and
Women's Studies across various disciplines. Submissions can include what it
means to be queer and Jewish in pedagogical, religious, and political

CFP: Henry Roth's Short Stories (1/30/04; journal issue)

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 6:03am
Alan Gibbs

The Journal of the Short Story in English: Special Issue on Henry Roth.

Although Jewish American writer Henry Roth is best known as a novelist, he
also left behind a rich store of short stories, both published and
unpublished, at his death in 1995. The majority of published pieces,
collected together in the 1987 volume, Shifting Landscape, were written
during the 60-year period between his first novel, Call It Sleep and his
second Mercy of a Rude Stream.

CFP: New International Sephardic Journal (12/15/03; journal)

Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 12:52am
Int. Sephardic Journal

New International Sephardic Journal Accepting Papers

A new journal called the International Sephardic Journal: A Biannual =
Journal Exploring the Sephardic World Past and Present is expected to =
publish Volume I, Issue I midwinter 2004 . The International Sephardic =
Journal (ISJ) is a new publication which plans to explore the Sephardic =
Jewish world past and present. Issued biannually in English to an =
international membership of readers, ISJ strives to present interesting =
essays, articles and papers on the Sephardim.=20

* Papers are sought from both univeristy affiliated staff and students =
as well as the general public. *