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CFP: Zadie Smith (4/14/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=20

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 =
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: Scottish Crime Fiction, CLUES: A Journal of Detection (10/31/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Elizabeth Foxwell

> CFP: Scottish crime fiction, spec issue of _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_
> Guest Editor: Gill Plain, University of St. Andrews (UK)
>
> From Ian Rankin to Val McDermid to Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writers have dominated the British crime fiction market for the past twenty years. The Scottish crime fiction issue of _CLUES_ (the only US academic journal on mystery fiction) seeks to examine this phenomenon. Is the success of Scottish crime fiction attributable to a literary history stretching back to the nineteenth century and beyond, or is it the result of more recent cultural and political developments?

UPDATE: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:42pm
Mary Kate Azcuy

UPDATE: CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal
Perspectives
(3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
Call For Papers
The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal perspectives.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

CFP: Images of Italian Americans in Other Literatures (8/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Chiara Mazzucchelli

Call for Submissions

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Outsights: Images of Italian Americans in Other Literatures

=20

"Voices in Italian Americana" is a semi-annual literary and cultural =
review
devoted to the dissemination of information concerning the contributions =
of
and about Italian Americans to the cultural and art worlds of North =
America.

=20

We invite submissions of critical essays from scholars in all ethnic
literatures and films to be published in a special issue in the Fall of
2006.=20

=20

CFP: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/1/06; 5/13/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Eric L. Martinsen

Racing Across Borders:
National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2006
Website: http://acc.english.ucsb.edu/conference/grad2006/

Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego;
Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for
_American Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular
Culture_ (UC Press, 2002).

UPDATE: Irish Literatures (Australia) (2/18/06; IASIL, 7/20/06-7/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Patrick Lonergan - IASIL.org Online

Deadline extended:

IASIL Sydney - Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July 2006 inclusive
http://www.iasil.org/sydney/
Reply to irish_at_unsw.edu.au

This is a Second and FINAL Call for Papers for the 2006 meeting of the
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.

Proposals are warmly invited on the general conference theme: exploring
'intertextuality' in all its forms in Irish literature and culture. Papers
on any other aspect of Irish writing (in English and/or Irish) are also very
welcome.

Please submit a title and 200 word abstract to irish_at_unsw.edu.au by 18
February, 2006.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes duration.

UPDATE: Postwar Jewish Literatures (Belgium) (2/20/06; 11/6/06-11/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Philippe Codde

*Response, Remembrance, Representation:
A Dialogue between Postwar Jewish Literatures*
Universities of Antwerp and Ghent, 6-7 November 2006

*Extended deadline for submission: 20 February 2006.
Speakers: Emily Budick, Michael F Bernard-Donals, Bridget Kevane,
Phyllis Lassner, Cheryl Malcolm, Thomas Nolden, Ranen Omer-Sherman,
Derek Rubin, Sue Vice, and others.*

Papers are invited for a two-day comparative literature conference on
postwar Jewish writing in North America and Western Europe.

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.

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