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UPDATE: Mester XXV (2006) General Issue (2/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Mester Literary Journal

2006 Call for Papers, General Issue
Mester, the yearly graduate student academic journal of the Department
of Spanish and
Portuguese at UCLA, seeks articles for its upcoming 35th anniversary
issue to be
published in June 2006.

Our new volume will be open to any topic related to the scope of the
journal. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and book
reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American,
Brazilian, Chicano, and Latina/o literatures and linguistics. Mester
also welcomes articles in other disciplines such as Comparative
Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Articles may be
written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

CFP: Southwestern Literature Session (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Heather Salter

            The 2006 SCMLA Conference Southwestern Literature session
welcomes 250-500 word abstracts on the theme of cultural roundup in the
Southwestern literature genre or in literature set in the Southwest.
Email abstracts to or mail them to Heather Salter,
Department of Languages and Communication, Northwestern State
University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71497, by March 15, 2006.

CFP: The Influence of Feminism on the Arts in Britain (4/30/06; collection)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm

Call for chapters on the influence of second wave feminism on the arts in
Editor Dimple Godiwala
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Press
Deadline for chapters 30 April 2006
Feminism in Britain has permeated every art form, from drama, dance and
music to the so-called 'low-brow' culture: popular culture. It is seen as a
transgressive force and has influenced culture immeasurably since the second wave
of 60s feminism. Are women equal in the fields of art? Do they still have to
struggle for recognition within the matrix of the various institutions? Who
wields the power in British drama for example? How different is it in the

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1945-1970 (no deadline; book)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Jeff Soloway

> CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1945-1970 (no deadline;
> book)
> Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
> libraries, is seeking a scholar to serve as general editor of a
> one-volume encyclopedia of American Literature from 1945 to 1970,
> marketed particularly to high school students. The ideal general
> editor will be an expert on standards for the teaching of literature

CFP: American Name Society (3/5/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Grant Smith

AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY, an allied organization:
Two open MLA sessions on the literary use of names. Related fields
include literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography, history.
Panels on single authors/subjects invited. 150 word (max.) abstracts
by 5 March to Grant W. Smith <>

CFP: Third Literature &amp; Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.


               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National