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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 ( <>).

CFP: Mixing Cultures and American Ethnicities (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:06pm

The MELUS Panel at SAMLA seeks papers on "Mixing Cultures and American

In America, ethnic communities do not exist in a vacuum that precludes
interethnic relationships and influence. In fact, the United States'
ethnic variety has led to the creation and development of unique American
cultural ways within established ethnic communities because of this
crossing of cultural boundaries. This panel will focus on American
literature that considers the relationship between ethnicities and the
consequences of this interaction and of the shifting of ethnic boundaries.

A full range of approaches to and perspectives on the topic is encouraged.

CFP: V International Conference on Chicano Literature (1/30/06; 5/22/06-5/25/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
V Congreso Internacional en Literatura Chicana


Date for proposals: January 30th, 2006

The organization of the V International Conference on Chicano Literature
issues a call for papers to be presented at the conference, to be held at
the Institute for North American Studies-University of Alcalá, Spain, from
22-25 May 2006.