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CFP: Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S. (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:11pm
Roth, Laurence

Modern Jewish Popular Literatures: Beyond the U.S.

Recent investigations into American Jewish popular literature and culture
have highlighted both the ³inside² interest of American Jews to subvert or
recontextualize Jewish identity, and the ³outside² interest of the culture
industries in exploiting yet another profitable brand of urban youth
culture.

But less explored are the Jewish popular literatures that developed in
Eastern and Western Europe, in Israel and the Middle East, and among
Orthodox as well as secular Jews upon their entrance into modernity. Their
extensive history offers a much-needed transnational context for the
contemporary American Jewish scene.

UPDATE: Henry James' Queer Characters (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:11pm
Patrick Randolph

(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
University of California Riverside
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid

The University of California Riverside's annual (dis)junctions conference is
extending the deadline for submissions to Tuesday, February 28, 2006. If
you have an idea that you wanted to submit, but missed the original deadline
of Feb. 1, we will now be accepting abstracts until the 28th of February.

CFP: Henry James' Queer characters (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/28/06;
4/7/06-4/8/06)

(dis)junctions; Lost in Translation (April 7-8, 2006)

CFP: Del Otro La'o: Sexual Diversity in Puerto Rico (2/20/06; 3/28/06-3/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Serena Anderlini

 
We're organizing the first COLLOQUIUM on SEXUAL DIVERSITIES in PUERTO
RICO, and I write to invite you to participate and send us YOUR
WONDERFUL PROPOSALS!!! The event is based at the Humanities Department,
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez.
 
About one year ago, the UPR system included alternative sexualities in
its non-discriminatory statute, and PR sodomy laws (never quite
enforced) have been repealed. PR is thriving with change and the social
effervescence therein. And so this Colloquium comes at a perfect time
for you to enjoy this too!!!
 
The call is very open, with topics like alternative sexualities and
solidarity, violence, the media, work, health, race, science,

CFP: West Goes East: (Re)turning to Eastern Europe After 1989 (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Anca Luca Holden

The Romanian Discussion Group at the MLA organizes the following session =
for the 2006 MLA:
"West Goes East: (Re)turning to Eastern Europe After 1989."
This panel invites papers that discuss various types of (re)turnssuch as =
imaginary, lingvistic, repatriation thematized in
literature and culture.
Please send a 200-word abstract to Anca Holden anca_at_uga.edu by March 10, =
2006. Please included a short biographical note with your abstract.

CFP: Ethics in Canadian Literature (11/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
KRISTINA KYSER

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the University of Toronto =
Quarterly,=20
Fall 2007: deadline for submission November 1, 2006

The Ethical Turn in Canadian Literature and Criticism

CFP: Mystery, Crime, Thriller and Detective Fiction Area (4/30/06; MPCA/MACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tricia Anne Jenkins

The Mystery, Crime, Thriller and Detective Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals
for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel &
Suites in Indianapolis, IN.

Please send proposals on any aspect of mystery, crime or thriller fiction to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Tricia
Jenkins, American Studies, Michigan State University at jenki172_at_msu.edu.
Mailed proposals should be sent to Tricia Jenkins, The Journal of Popular
Culture, Michigan State University, 235 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, Michigan,
48824.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (3/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

Deadline extended:

CHARCOAL CANONS

Race and Faith in African American Literature

 

Call for Submissions

 

As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.

 

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