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UPDATE: British Border Crossing (3/17/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Cynthia M. VanSickle

                  Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA): English Literature 1800-1900
  November 9-12, 2006
  Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
   
  British Border Crossing: Romantic and Victorian (Inter)Textuality and the Destabilization of Boundaries
   
  We invite paper and panel proposals that examine the destabilization of boundaries and borders arising within the intertextual space of British Literature between 1800 and 1900. Proposals may address any type of boundary or border destabilized within the literary texts of this period, including, among others, the various genres, disciplines, genders, races, geographies, cultures, religions, laws, sciences, and governments.
   

CFP: Transoceanic Dialogues (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 3:13pm
Salah Khan

The 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference will be held at The University of California, Riverside on
November 3 and 4 and will have as its special topic Transoceanic
Dialogues. Several sessions will be devoted to literary and philological
aspects of this topic. We invite papers in areas such as, but not
limited to, the following: transoceanic dialogues in a particular
period, genre, or movement (i.e. the Renaissance, the novel,
Romanticism); transoceanic racial, colonial, or postcolonial encounters;
the maritime, navigation, and cartography in literature; the cabinet of
curiosities; transoceanic cultural and linguistic exchanges;

CFP: Spaces of Slavery (1/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/2806)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Desiree Henderson

CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.

Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington

CFP: Margaret Fuller Society (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Jeffrey Steele

>MARGARET FULLER SOCIETY
>
>Margaret Fuller's Geographies. Representations of domestic, natural, or
>urban terrains. The picturesque and the sublime. Displacement of nature
>writing models onto urban environments. Cultural geographies of New
>England, the West, New York, or Rome. 1-2 page proposals and vitae by
>March 15; Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin-Madison
>(jsteele_at_wisc.edu). Inquiries welcome.

CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford

DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU

CALL FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

'EMPIRE AND AFTERMATH: CORE AND PERIPHERY'

The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

Introduction
The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
fcty

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UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Transpacific Colonialisms/Postcolonialisms (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
jannaoko_at_berkeley.edu

This panel seeks papers examining the topic of transpacific
colonialisms/postcolonialisms. Questions and concerns can include but are
not limited to: How do practices or notions of colonialism or
postcolonialism travel across the Pacific? How do Asian and Asian
American travelers, writers, journalists, expatriates, laborers,
filmmakers, etc., represent themselves within contexts of
colonialism/postcolonialism, perhaps even redefining the relations that
constitute those very terms? How are representations of seemingly
localized colonial or postcolonial contexts affected by transpacific
social, political, and historical relations?

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