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UPDATE: Cultural Assumptions: Race & Naming (5/10/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Candis Weiss

Panel Topic: Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming
2006 South Central MLA Convention/ American Name Society Session
October 26-28, 2006
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2006

Papers are invited for the American Name Society session entitled
"Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming," to be presented at
the 2006 Convention of the South Central Modern LanguageAssociation
(SCMLA) in Fort Worth, TX (October 26-28, 2006).

CFP: Caribbean Anti-Hero(in)es (5/10/06; ICCS, 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm

I am seeking contributions for a panel to be held at the International
Conference on Caribbean Studies at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, South Padre
Island, Texas; November 2-5, 2006. From Maryse Condé's and Paule Marshall's
jaded intellectuals to Hilma Contreras' Parisian exiles, Caribbean writing is
rich with women characters who are complex, brilliant, and independent, but not
necessarily exemplary. What is the role of the anti-hero(ine) in Caribbean
literature? How do such figures, as Condé might suggest, inject disorder into
established and emerging literary hegemonies? The purpose of this panel is
two-fold: (1) to interrogate the work of Caribbean writers, particularly women,

CFP: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (11/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Meta Jones

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

UPDATE: The Works of Gustavo Pérez Firmat (5/1/06; ICCS, 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Nicolas Mansito III

Call for Panelists: The Works of Gustavo Pérez Firmat; Extended Deadline: 5/1/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006,

University of Texas-Pan American. Website:



Keynote Speaker: Gustavo Pérez Firmat


In his book, On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, & Culture

(1999), Louis Pérez Jr. has noted that Cuban- and subsequently,

Cuban-American- identity is "almost always in flux," and that it is, "as it were, a

work in progress." As the relationship between Cuba and the United

CFP: Borderpolitics of Whiteness (Australia) (8/30/06; 12/11/07-12/13/07)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm

For your Information and Distribution I have attached here a call for =
for the BorderPolitics of Whiteness Conference. Hope to see you there!

The Department of Critical and Cultural Studies and the Australian =
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association are pleased to announce


December 11-13
Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney

KEYNOTES (secured as of now)

Professor David Theo Goldberg, Director, University of California =
Humanities Research Institute

Professor Cheryl Harris, Law, University of California, Los Angeles. =20

Associate Professor Joseph Pugliese, Critical and Cultural Studies, =
Macquarie University

CFP: Water and the Indian Worlds (France) (5/15/06; 9/2/06-9/3/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Ana Mendes

Call for Papers : =AB Water and the Indian Worlds =BB

SARI (Society of Activities and Research on the Indian worlds) invites 2=
0-minute presentations on the theme of =AB Water and the Indian Worlds =
=BB for its annual conference to be held in Jonzac (South-west France) o=
n September 2nd and 3rd, 2006.

Thematic outline :

CFP: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:26pm
Alison Younger

The University of Sunderland
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

CFP: Postcolonial Text: Ireland (12/31/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Ranjini Mendis


Call For Submissions ? <i>Postcolonial Text,i/> ? Special Issue: Ireland.=20
E=F3in Flannery (ed.)=20

<i>Postcolonial Text<i/> is an open access, electronic journal, which is=20
both internationally peer-reviewed and accessible to a global readership.=20
The editors now seek submissions for a specially-themed volume on Ireland=20
and postcolonialism.=20

CFP: Native American Literature (5/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Cody, Michael Amos

Call For Papers:
Native American Literature
November 10-12, 2006
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention,
Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This open session welcomes submissions of proposals regarding any aspect of literature or film related to Native American writing, culture, politics, spirituality, gender, language and so on. Please send 500-word abstracts with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA call for papers guidelines by 1 May 2006 to Michael Cody, East Tennessee State University. Submit proposals by email ( or regular mail (Department of English, Box 70683, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614).

CFP: Asian American Anthology (12/31/06; collection)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:39pm
Anne Fowler

Call for Submissions: Asian American Anthology

Call for tangible, earthy, edgy poetry by Asian American female ethnic
writers to include poets with Middle Eastern, East Indian, and Pacific
Islander heritage. Editor thrilled by vibrant, diverse voices and subjects,
special surprises in approaching the page, and how you beat the drum of

Please use the following submission guidelines: