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UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: Dangerous Places, Potential Spaces: Emerging Feminist Connections and Activisms in Local and Global Contexts (3/1/06; 5/24/

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Kimberly Williams

Invitation 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

Website: www.freewebs.com/wsgo2006conference

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

CFP: Transcending Boundaries: Implications of Indigenous Graduate Research (grad) (2/22/06; 4/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
PRNancy_at_aol.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Native American Students in Advanced Academia Present:
The 5th Annual Showcase of Native Scholarship At the University of Washingt=
on

Transcending Boundaries: Implications of Indigenous Graduate Research

The 5th Annual Showcase of Native Scholarship at the University of Washingt=
on
will be held on FRIDAY, April 7th, 2006 from 9am-4pm in the Walker Ames Roo=
m,
Kane Hall, at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The symposium=20
will take place during the annual UW Native Voices Film Festival. =20

Students are invited to communicate their research in one of the following=20
formats:

CFP: Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:19pm
Alisa Braun

The Jewish Cultural Studies Discussion Group seeks papers on the following
topic for the 2006 MLA Annual Convention:

Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture

The commodification of Jewishness and the circulation of Jewish images and
icons from Streisand to "faux mitzvahs," from comics to kabbala. We
especially encourage papers focusing on aspects material culture,
celebrity culture, and mass media. Period open.

Abstracts of 250 words to sabraun_at_ucdavis.edu by March 15.

CFP: Scottish Discussion Group Panel (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:18pm
Sharon Alker

 
Apologies for Cross Postings.

The MLA Scottish Literature Discussion Group would like to invite you to
submit an abstract for their 2006 MLA panel.
The Panel Title is -Orality, Literacy, Print: Technologies of the spoken and
written word in Scotland-.

We welcome papers on the topic centered on Scottish oral or written works in
any historical period.

Abstracts accepted through 10 March 2006. Please send abstracts to Sharon
Alker at alkersr_at_whitman.edu

Best

Sharon Alker

Dr. Sharon Alker
Dept. of English
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA.

CFP: Race and Citizenship (3/15/06; NEASA, 9/15/06-9/16/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:47pm
Alisa Marko Iannucci

HOMELAND IN/SECURITY:

Race and Citizenship in the United States

New England American Studies Association
September 15-16, 2006
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine
The current political moment presents new opportunities and imperatives to examine historical and contemporary formations of race and citizenship in the United States.

UPDATE: Mester XXV (2006) General Issue (2/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Mester Literary Journal

M E S T E R
2006 Call for Papers, General Issue
Mester, the yearly graduate student academic journal of the Department
of Spanish and
Portuguese at UCLA, seeks articles for its upcoming 35th anniversary
issue to be
published in June 2006.

Our new volume will be open to any topic related to the scope of the
journal. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and book
reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American,
Brazilian, Chicano, and Latina/o literatures and linguistics. Mester
also welcomes articles in other disciplines such as Comparative
Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Articles may be
written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

CFP: Third Literature & Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.

CALL FOR PAPERS

               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National
                                Park)

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