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CFP: The Novels of Ishmael Reed (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Justin St.Clair

Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, November 9-12,
2006 in Chicago, Illinois.

In keeping with the informal theme of this year's MMLA conference ("High &
Low Culture"), we are seeking submissions for a proposed special section
entitled "Highbrow and Low-down: The Novels of Ishmael Reed." This special
session will not only explore various ways in which Reed's novels appear to
disregard traditional divisions between "high" and "low" culture, but also
ways in which these novels fashion cultural critique from the detritus of
popular culture.

CFP: Uses of Proverbs in Hispanic Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Cristina Moon


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Description: As timeless literary devices, proverb use is very common
in folk speech and narrative in Hispanic cultures. Papers will address
different paremiological uses in Hispanic narrative.

Please submit a paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a 50-word abstract
by March 15, 2006. Each paper should be 15-20 minutes to leave time for
introductions and discussion. Please observe this time limit when
writing your paper.

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: Ethnography & Visuality (3/20/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Peter Logan

Proposals are solicited on the topic of "Ethnography and Visuality," for an MLA
2006 panel sponsored by the Anthropological Approaches to Literature Division.

Papers can address any topic related to visuality in an ethnographic context,
including discussion of color, description, photography, painting, cinema,
aesthetics, iconology, fetishism, art criticism, among others.

Please send abstracts to Peter Logan at Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

CFP: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies (grad) (4/5/06; 5/12/06

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Lachelle R. Hannickel

all For Papers: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student
Conference in French and Francophone Studies
Dates: May 12-14, 2006
Location: University of California at Santa Barbara
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of French and
Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Dr. Cohen is Andrew B.
Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization; and
the Director of the Center for the Study of the Novel

UPDATE: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (3/20/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm

Deadline extended:

Maria Irene Fornes

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference
on April 7-8, 2006.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes.
Papers may explore any play and/or issue surrounding
the 20th cent. playwright.

Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to by March 20, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
March 20, 2006 and sent to:

CFP: India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath (Greece) (3/31/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
James Gifford

Call for Papers
India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath

There are just a few places left…!

The Durrell School of Corfu is holding a Symposium (4-10 June 2006) on the
subject of Empire and Aftermath, focusing on the cases of India, Greece and

The India seminar will be moderated by Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi, India) and the Symposium will also feature as
speakers and seminar leaders: Neil Lazarus (Warwick University, UK), Gautam
Kundu (Goergia Southern University, USA) and Reed Way Dasenbrock (New Mexico
State University, USA).