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CFP: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (6/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Summer Pervez

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

For its 6th 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: Comparative Ethnic Studies in an Transnational Frame (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm

This panel seeks papers examining comparative Ethnic Studies in a
transnational or international framework. Questions and concerns can
include but are not limited to: How is the transnational and comparative
impetus behind, for example, Asian and Asian American Studies relevant to
the future of American Studies? How might an Afro-Asian based critique of
American race discourse reconfigure interdisciplinary approaches to
comparative racial formation. What are the critical intersections linking
American race discourse with Area Studies, and how does this
intersectionality serve to recontextualize current debates about
globalization and transnationalism?

CFP: Race and the Americas (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Barbara Ladd

Scholars working in Latin American literary studies, North American =
(including U.S. or American) studies, and Island studies or creole =
languages and literatures are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute =
papers on the above topic. Possible approaches include but are not =
limited to the construction of race in Americas writing; slavery, =
abolition, and rights movements across the Americas; slave rebellion, =
nationalism, and revolution; diaspora and transculturation; =
hybridities/"purities"; creolization and Americas/New World writing.=20
This panel is part of a series of linked events at the convention on the =
topic projected to include a featured speaker and a symposium of invited =

UPDATE: American Indian Workshop (UK) (2/28/06; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joy Porter

Please forward details of this event to interested colleagues.

Many thanks.


I am delighted to announce that the American Indian Workshop Conference on
Place and Indian History, Literature and Culture to be held at the
University of Wales, Swansea 29th-31st March 2006

will now also include the renowned Acoma poet Simon Ortiz and the acclaimed
young Indian novelist David Treuer from Minnesota.


CFP: White Writing Red, Red Writing White (1/20/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Lynn Domina

Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006

White Writing Red, Red Writing White

I invite abstracts for a proposed panel that explores literature by
white women encountering Native Americans and literature by Native
American women encountering whites. Ideally, the panel will cover a
range of periods and genres; I am particularly interested in material
written before 1960. Possible topics include inter-racial marriage,
"civilization" and the frontier, teachers and students, religious
conversion, national and tribal identity.

Please send one-page abstract and one-page c.v. to Lynn Domina at by Jan. 20.

CFP: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm

Maria Irene Fornes

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes.
Papers may explore any play and/or issue surrounding
the 20th cent. playwright.

Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to by February 1, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
February 1, 2006 and sent to:

CFP: Teaching the Middle Eastern Novel (2/1/06; collection)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Lahoucine Ouzgane

Contributions are invited for a collection of essays on teaching the
Middle Eastern and North African novel. The volume is divided into two
main sections: the first devoted to theoretical approaches and the second
to the different course and institutional contexts in which the novels are
taught; the volume will also include a section on resources for teachers
of the Middle Eastern and North African novel. One-page abstracts and
brief bios are invited by 1 February 2006. Queries welcome:

CFP: Asian American Encyclopedia Entries (3/31/06; collection)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Dr. Seiwoong Oh

Call for Contributions

Asian American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Asian American literature are invited to contribute articles
to be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a
5-volume set in which the Asian American entries will be a separate
volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On
File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students ( <>).