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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)

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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.

CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Billy J Stratton

Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

CFP: Latina/o Poetry (1/29/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =
Literarature
Association

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

May 25-28, 2006

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
aspects
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Rodriguez y
Gibson at eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 29, 2006.

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Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342

CFP: Where Is White Culture...Other Than at the Gap? (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
chris bell

Where Is White Culture … Other Than at the Gap?

Call for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
9-12 November 2006
Chicago, Illinois

Elaine: You're black. You said we were an interracial
couple.
Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
Elaine: I am?
Darryl: Aren't you?
Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept
taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.
Darryl: Why would you take me to a Spanish restaurant
because I'm black?
Elaine: I don't think we should be talking about this.

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