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CFP: Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction (3/24/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm

Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction

For a proposed special session at the MLA, we are looking for papers that
address the figure of the businesswoman or female entrepreneur in ethnic
American fiction. Recent historical scholarship has emphasized the ways that
African American and immigrant women have contributed to the development of
fashion, beauty, and other industries from the turn of the century onward.
This panel will examine how such women are depicted in ethnic American

Please send a brief abstract and c.v. to Lori Harrison-Kahan at by March 24, 2006.

CFP: Harvard Celtic Colloquium (5/1/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Aled Llion Jones

*Call for PaperS ***
The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University,
invites proposals for papers or works-in-progress at the *Twenty-Sixth
Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, October 6-8, 2006.*
We welcome proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to
Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural,
historical, or social science topics; theoretical perspectives, etc.).
Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are
also invited.
Further information:

UPDATE: Comparative Hebraisms (4/1/06; RMMLA, 10/11/06-10/13/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Flacy, Kathleen Anne

The deadline for submissions to the Comparative Hebraisms session of the
2006 RMMLA conference in Tucson, Arizona has been extended to 1 April.
Paper proposals of 250-300 words are invited on any topic related to Jewish
literature, culture, learning, philosophy, or thought. Email proposals to Presenters must be RMMLA members no later than 1 August.

CFP: Uses of Proverbs in Hispanic Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Cristina Moon


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Description: As timeless literary devices, proverb use is very common
in folk speech and narrative in Hispanic cultures. Papers will address
different paremiological uses in Hispanic narrative.

Please submit a paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a 50-word abstract
by March 15, 2006. Each paper should be 15-20 minutes to leave time for
introductions and discussion. Please observe this time limit when
writing your paper.

CFP: Ethnography & Visuality (3/20/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Peter Logan

Proposals are solicited on the topic of "Ethnography and Visuality," for an MLA
2006 panel sponsored by the Anthropological Approaches to Literature Division.

Papers can address any topic related to visuality in an ethnographic context,
including discussion of color, description, photography, painting, cinema,
aesthetics, iconology, fetishism, art criticism, among others.

Please send abstracts to Peter Logan at Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

CFP: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies (grad) (4/5/06; 5/12/06

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Lachelle R. Hannickel

all For Papers: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student
Conference in French and Francophone Studies
Dates: May 12-14, 2006
Location: University of California at Santa Barbara
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of French and
Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Dr. Cohen is Andrew B.
Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization; and
the Director of the Center for the Study of the Novel

UPDATE: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (3/20/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

Deadline extended:

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, 2006.

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 March 20, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
March 20, 2006 and sent to:

CFP: India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath (Greece) (3/31/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
James Gifford

Call for Papers
India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath

There are just a few places left…!

The Durrell School of Corfu is holding a Symposium (4-10 June 2006) on the
subject of Empire and Aftermath, focusing on the cases of India, Greece and

The India seminar will be moderated by Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi, India) and the Symposium will also feature as
speakers and seminar leaders: Neil Lazarus (Warwick University, UK), Gautam
Kundu (Goergia Southern University, USA) and Reed Way Dasenbrock (New Mexico
State University, USA).

CFP: Race and Textual Scholarship (3/29/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Young, John K

Intersections of race and textual scholarship: drawing on what James
Weldon Johnson termed the "dilemma" of the "double audience," this panel
will investigate the ways in which textual and African Americanist
scholarship inform each other. Papers might explore such topics as:
decisions concerning the presentation of particular texts;
authenticating paratexts for slave and other narratives; book-form
republication of works previously published in serial form only for
black-owned periodicals; issues of archival preservation; questions of
canonization; "packaging" and repackaging of "Negro-authored" texts;
dissemination of texts that originally had a strong performative