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CFP: Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S. (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:11pm
Roth, Laurence

Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S.

Recent investigations into American Jewish popular literature and culture
have highlighted both the ³inside² interest of American Jews to subvert or
recontextualize Jewish identity, and the ³outside² interest of the culture
industries in exploiting yet another profitable brand of urban youth

But less explored are the Jewish popular literatures that developed in
Eastern and Western Europe, in Israel and the Middle East, and among
Orthodox as well as secular Jews upon their entrance into modernity. Their
extensive history offers a much-needed transnational context for the
contemporary American Jewish scene.

CFP: Del Otro La'o: Sexual Diversity in Puerto Rico (2/20/06; 3/28/06-3/29/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Serena Anderlini

We're organizing the first COLLOQUIUM on SEXUAL DIVERSITIES in PUERTO
RICO, and I write to invite you to participate and send us YOUR
WONDERFUL PROPOSALS!!! The event is based at the Humanities Department,
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.
About one year ago, the UPR system included alternative sexualities in
its non-discriminatory statute, and PR sodomy laws (never quite
enforced) have been repealed. PR is thriving with change and the social
effervescence therein. And so this Colloquium comes at a perfect time
for you to enjoy this too!!!
The call is very open, with topics like alternative sexualities and
solidarity, violence, the media, work, health, race, science,

CFP: Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (ongoing; journal)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 8:37pm

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies published quarterly by
Purdue University Press is looking for essays for upcoming general issues
of its peer-reviewed journal. Shofar, which appears as a print journal as
well as on line via ProjectMuse, publishes scholarly papers (5,000-15,000
words). The aim of Shofar is to promote the exchange of ideas and inforamtion
among teachers and scholars in the area of Jewish Studies. Shofar favors
material wirtten for the educated general reader rather than a subgroup of
specialists. Contact editor Daniel Morris ( for more information.

CFP: Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive (3/1/06; collection)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Maria Mcgarrity

                                    Call For Papers: Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive
                                                Maria McGarrity and Claire Culleton, Eds.

CFP: Constructing Identities Conference (grad) (UK) (4/30/06; 6/22/06-6/23/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Rebecca Green

22-23 June 2006
Organised by doctoral students for doctoral students

Graduate School in Humanities, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

The convenors of the panels listed below are now inviting abstracts for papers which examine the concept of identity, and encourage submissions from those examining aspects of personal, linguistic, national and cultural identity. Proposals examining the following areas are especially welcome:

UPDATE: Creation and Reality in the French Idiom (2/21/06; 3/24/06-3/25/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
SPFFA Colloque 2006

                  DATE LIMITE REPOUSSEE AU 21 FEV 2006


                            Announces its Eighth International Colloquium

                                  "Creation and Reality in the French Idiom
                                    The Centennial of Léopold Sédar Senghor"

UPDATE: Otherness in World Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm


"Otherness" in World Literature

Comparative Literature Panel, 2006 RMMLA Convention, October 12-14, 2006 (Tucson, Arizona)

Please email 300 words abstracts by March 1, 2006 to

For more information on the RMMLA conference, see

Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, Ph.D
Film and Video Studies & Italian
The University of Oklahoma
office: 307 Old Science Hall
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
office tel. (405) 325-4381
fax. (405) 325-7135

CFP: The Ethics of Holocaust Representation (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Cappell, Ezra

Call for Papers

MLA 2006 Convention, Philadelphia

Jewish American Literature Discussion Group Session

For our 2006 MLA discussion group panel titled, "The Ethics of Holocaust
Representation in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction," we are seeking
papers on emergent Jewish American writers responding to the Holocaust.
Possible topics include: trauma theory, historical fiction, cultural
memory. Please send an abstract and short biography by March 1 to Dr.
Ezra Cappell at

Dr. Ezra Cappell

Department of English

The University of Texas at El Paso