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CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (6/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Lisa E. Bernstein

CFP: Mothers and Motherhood as National Allegory (06/15/2006;

For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled (M)Othering the Nation:
Constructing and Resisting Regional and National Allegories Through the
Maternal Body, edited by Lisa Bernstein and Pamela Monaco.

CFP: Rereading the New Criticism (4/8/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
John McIntyre

                                Rereading the New Criticism

Commentators such as Gerald Graff and Mark Jancovich have noted that, since
the demise in the 1960s of the New Critical hegemony, contemporary critical
discourse has often promoted misunderstandings of New Critical projects.
The image of the New Criticism as ahistorical formalism, they suggest,
misrepresents the New Critics' commitment to practices and epistemologies
distinctive to literature; their engagement with social and historical
issues; and their cultural politics. These recent critiques encourage
rereading the work of the New Critics from a new perspective-one that
maintains critical distance on received ideas about their methods.

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (8/31/06; 5/07)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Josephene T. M. Kealey

CFP: Northrop Frye: New Directions from Old (08/31/06; 05/07)

We invite proposals on Northrop Frye and theory (2007 marks the
fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Anatomy and Criticism),
Frye as Canadian, social, or religious critic.

Please send a 300-500 word proposal (hardcopies in triplicate) and a
50-word bio blurb to:

Doctor David Rampton, Symposium Chair
Department of English, University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East, 3rd floor
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 Canada
Fax: (613) 562-5990

UPDATE: Women and Mothering (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
J. Elizabeth Clark

CFP for MLA 2006, Philadelphia
  Pregnant Bodies and Other Mothers in the Academy -
  Chair, Cynthia Tompkins
  Papers addressing the full range of mothering: women of color, mommy
  queers, white, adoptive and mentor mothers; explorations of biological,
  cultural, economic, and institutional expectations and experiences.
  Abstracts by 15 March; to Cynthia Tompkins,

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Stephen H. Sohn

CFP: Trauma and Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

This special session invites papers dealing with various intersections
of narrative and trauma, including but not limited to traumas of war,
dislocation, identity, intersubjective relationships). The generality
of the call thus seeks a wide variety of papers from all and across
disciplines that explore such areas as ethnicity and national identity,
postcolonial identity, class studies, national literatures, trauma
theory, among others. *A paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a
50-word abstract should be sent to the session chair by March 15.

CFP: Mothering as/in Text (5/15/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Pegeen Reichert Powell

Call for Papers for an edited collection: Mothering as/in Text

The editors of a new collection are looking for submissions that
explore the ways that motherhood—as a practice, a set of beliefs, a
political and cultural category—gets written and distributed through a
wide variety of texts.

The collection will feature a variety of disciplinary perspectives and
methodological approaches to this topic, and "text" should be
understood broadly here. For example, submissions might include studies

UPDATE: Brecht & Broadway (4/1/06; collection)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
J. Chris Westgate

The deadline for abstracts has been extended until April 1st 2006.

I am seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively entitled
"Brecht, Broadway, and American Theater" to be submitted to Cambridge
Scholars Press.

CFP: General Linguistics (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Caryl Gibbs

Call for abstracts for the General Linguistics panel at SCMLA Annual
Conference in Dallas, Texas. We are seeking papers from all areas of
linguistics and sociolinguistics. Papers from graduate students are

Please email 250-word abstracts to: Caryl Gibbs at