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CFP: The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English (UK) (no deadline noted; ESSE, 8/29/06-9/2/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
Marta Fernández Morales

ESSE-8: LONDON 200629 August â€" 2 September 2006

Seminar Call for Papers:

"The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English: Cultural and
Political Implications"
Convenor: Professor Dr Sabine Coelsch-Foisner (University of Salzburg)
Email: sabine.coelsch-foisner_at_sbg.ac.at
Co-convenor: Dr Marta Fernández Morales (University of the Balearic
Islands) Email: marta.fernandez_at_uib.es

CFP: Children's Literature at the Edge (3/31/06; 7/13/06-7/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
Clare Bradford

Call for Papers
Children's Literature at the Edge: New texts, new technologies, new
readings, new readers

7th International Conference of the Australasian Children's
Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) Melbourne, Australia
13-14 July 2006.

We welcome abstracts which address the theme. Papers can address, but
are not limited to, the following:

* Emerging genres of children's literature
* Changing styles of narrative
* New technologies and their effects on texts
* Traditional forms with a new twist
* New scholarly directions
* Cultural shifts and children's texts
* New versions of older texts
* Marketing newness

CFP: Theorizing the 'First Wave' Globally (2/1/06; MLA '06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
kanika batra

Theorizing feminisms globally, from late 19th to mid 20th centuries, emphasizing sexuality and class, interrogating Western periodization ('first wave'). Abstracts by February 1. Pamela Caughie (pcaughi_at_luc.edu) and Kanika Batra (kanikabat_at_yahoo.com).

CFP: Slash Fan Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
Slash Fan Fiction
Slash fan fiction is one of the most popular forms of fan fiction on the
Internet. Beginning with stories featuring the pairing of Kirk and Spock from
Star Trek in the 1970s and exploding into numerous stories based in, but not
limited to, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, slash fan fiction
takes reader-response theory into creative praxis as fans rewrite fiction.

UPDATE: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US: Crosscurrents (12/2/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Elena Machado

MELUS CONFERENCE UPDATE:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and panels for the 2006
MELUS conference has been extended.

The new deadline is now Friday, December 2, 2005.

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MELUS, The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States, announces its 20th Annual Conference,
from April 27-30, 2006.

Call for Papers and Panels

Conference Theme
Crosscurrents: Navigating the Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic
Literatures

Host: Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letter, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton, FL

CFP: VIII Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference (1/15/06; 4/22/06-4/24/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
njc_at_uga.edu

The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society will hold its VIII
Annual Conference
in Harrodsburg and Springfield (Saint Catharine College),
Kentucky--April 22-24, 2006. The conference headquarters
(site of the
opening banquet, keynote session, and annual business
meeting) is the
lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn, in historic Harrodsburg.
Academic
paper sessions will be held at Saint Catharine College, just
outside
Springfield, Roberts' hometown.

CFP: Internationalization of American Studies/Transpacific American Studies (1/10/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Tatsushi Narita

      Seeking papers on (1) critiques of current practices of
internationalization of American studies or on (2) topics concerning
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American studies for a panel at American Studies
Association conference to be held in Oakland, CA, October 12-16, 2006. The
panel is entitled Internationalization of American Studies and
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American. Also, I am seeking commentator and chair for this
proposed session.
      These few years the field of American Studies is undergoing a radical
transformation with respect to internationalization. However, despite the
admirable reciprocal exchange history, for example, of annually held

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