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CFP: Queer Fertility Journeys (no deadline; collection)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Laura Marr

Call for Papers - Queer Fertility Journeys

As my partner and I embarked upon our journey of trying to become =
parents, I devoured every last bit of information that examines and =
explores LGBT families, pregnancy and adoption. Although there are now =
some wonderful books on the market about these topics, I was left =
hungering for something different. I wanted to read about and find =
comfort and inspiration in others' experiences about the fertility =
journey itself - the time before we become queer families, when we are =
still making plans and dreaming our families into existence.=20

CFP: USACLALS: Division & Mutual Aid in Postcolonial History and Literature (3/1/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
John Hawley

United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (USACLALS)
4th International Conference Oct. 27-29 2006
Santa Clara University, California (SF Bay area)

Fissures and Sutures:
Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial Reflections on History and Literature

(The US chapter of this international organization takes as its special mandate the incorporation of US ethnic literatures into the larger domain of postcolonial literatures)

Conference theme:

CFP: RMMLA Women's Caucus: Representations of Gender (3/1/06, RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:43pm
Precious McKenzie-Stearns

Please join us for the 60th Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association to be held in Tucson, Arizona on October
12-14, 2006. This year's Women's Caucus Seminar theme is "Earth, Wind,
Water and Fire: Representations of Gender and Natural Elements in
Literature and Film."

Proposals for 15-minute papers are sought from scholars working in all
areas of literature, film, and gender studies. In keeping with this
year's theme, we welcome studies related to how gender is represented or
understood in connection with the natural world and how such
representations help create or shape individual, class, racial and
ethnic identities or mythologies.

UPDATE: Geographies and Genders (11/30/05; Southern ACIS, 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:35pm
Marti Lee

 ********** UPDATE **********

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Deadline for CFP extended to November 30, 2005

Updated Schedule for Plenary Speakers:

Eavan Boland (Thursday February 23, 2006 5:30 p.m.)

Margot Backus (Friday February 24, 2006 4:30 p.m.)

Vona Groarke (TBA)

Conor O'Callaghan (TBA)



American Conference for Irish Studies

2006 Southern Regional Conference

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

February 23-26, 2006


CFP: Narrating Gender: Representation and Identity Formation in Contemporary Autobiography (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:35pm

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature McGill University,
Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
March 11-12, 2006

This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and Selfhood,
the McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which will take
place March 11-12 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Please email paper abstracts of approximately 300 words.

You can direct submissions to by January 5, 2006.

Thanks for your interest, please let me know if you have any questions.

Melissa Fink
(Panel Chair)

Narrating Gender: Representation and Identity Formation in Contemporary

CFP: Wild Irish Girls (UK) (2/13/06; 7/20/06-7/21/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
Sandy White

Call for Papers


'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of =
Sydney Owenson's (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth's =


Keynote speakers: James Chandler (University of Chicago) and Claire =
Connolly (Cardiff University)