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CFP: Ossi Wessi: 1989 and Beyond (12/15/05; 3/17/06-3/19/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm

Ossi Wessi

Paper proposals are being accepted for the 14th Annual Interdisciplinary
German Studies Conference, March 17-19, 2006 at the University of
California, Berkeley. The conference theme is Ossi Wessi: 1989 and beyond.

CFP: Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders (2/1/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Nisly, Lamar

Call for Papers
Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders
Bluffton University
Oct. 26-29, 2006
Keynote: Kathleen Norris=20
Featured writers and critics: Rudy Wiebe, Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Di
Brandt, Julia Kasdorf, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Jeff Gundy, Ann Hostetler,
G. C. Waldrep, Keith Ratzlaff, and many others.=20
Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and
panels are sought for the fourth in a series of conferences on Mennonite
writing in the U.S. and Canada. Building on that tradition and the
burgeoning of both creative work by and about Mennonites and critical
studies of that literature, the conference will both celebrate and

CFP: The Da Vinci Code in the Academy (12/15/05; collection)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Bowers, Bradley

CFP: The Da Vinci Code in the Academy (12/15/05; collection)

The popular success of Dan Brown's novel has fueled debate on a number of
related topics, including many books and university courses which seek to
debunk the underlying claims regarding the interpretations of art and
history, membership in secret societies, as well as feminism and religion.
How do these popularized theories and beliefs enter into academic
discussions, either scholarly or within the classroom?

CFP: The Politics of Poetry: Words and Movement (11/15/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm

Call for Papers for the University of Dayton LitFest, February 17 and 18,

You are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the University of
Dayton?s LitFest, to be held at the University of Dayton, February 17 and
18, 2006. LitFest is a graduate-student organized literature conference,
which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary.

The theme for this year?s event is ?The Politics of Poetry: Words and

We seek papers about the following:

CFP: Hurricane Katrina (10/30/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Chitiga, Miriam

Call For Papers: Creative Pieces on Hurricane Katrina

Claflin University's Performing Arts for Effective Civic Education
Program (PAECE) is calling for ORIGINAL creative works addressing key
civic and political issues related to the recent tragedy in the Gulf
Coast. PAECE is a US Department of Education - FIPSE funded program
that seeks to enhance civic knowledge, responsibility and engagement,
via the performing arts.

CFP: Dreiser at ALA (1/1/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Newlin, Keith

Dreiser at ALA, 2006

Call For Papers

The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 25-28, 2006 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). Papers may be submitted on any topic concerning Dreiser or his work. Papers on Dreiser's short stories and his place in the development of the genre are especially encouraged.
Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

Please send abstracts or papers of no more than ten double-spaced pages by 1 January 2006 to the program chair:

CFP: Globalization & Resistance (11/30/05; 3/3/06-3/5/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Sol Neely

"Globalization & Resistance"
2nd Graduate Student Conference of the English & Philosophy Ph.D. Program
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
March 3-5, 2006

Speakers: Pheng Cheah (University of California, Berkeley) and Todd May
(Clemson University)


CFP: Yiddish / Jewish Cultures: Literature, History, Thought in Eastern European Diasporas (11/15/05; 2/26/06-2/27/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:22pm
Yiddish Conference


Yiddish / Jewish Cultures: Literature, History, Thought in Eastern European

Date: Sunday, February 26th to Monday, February 27th, 2006

Location: Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York
University, New York City

What does the field of "Yiddish Studies" mean in the 21st century?

Announcing a graduate student conference on the varieties of Yiddish
cultural, historical, and linguistic expression either located within
Eastern Europe, or emanating to diasporas such as the Americas, Israel, and
other parts of the world.

CFP: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US: Crosscurrents (11/18/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:33pm
Elena Machado

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

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

Conference Committee: Sika Dagbovie, Andrew Furman, Cleavis Headley,
Elena Machado Sáez, Johnnie Stover, Anthony Tamburri, Derrick White,
Wenying Xu