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CFP: Sesquicentennial Shaw: A Conference (3/15/06; 6/8/06-6/11/06)

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Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Richard Dietrich

         The International Shaw Society announces an International
Bernard Shaw Conference, which will be co-hosted by Brown University
in Providence, Rhode Island, June 8-11, 2006, Asa Messer Emeritus
Professor Don Wilmeth presiding.
TOPICS: Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of
topics and written from any critical perspective but may speak, in
acknowledgment of Shaw's impending 150th birthday, of his longevity
as a canonical author and challenges to that, of the contributions he
and his works have made to a wide range of cultural fields, including
the theater of course, of whatever problematics he and his works
anticipated and/or exemplify, and in answer to the question of

CFP: Doris Lessing Society Panel at MLA '06 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

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Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Alice Ridout

          This is a cfp from the Doris Lessing Society for one of their two sponsored panels at this year's MLA Convention in Philadelphia from 27-30 December. Please send proposals by 15 March. Papers may address other authors alongside Lessing. Presenters must be members of the MLA and of the Doris Lessing Society ($16 US; for details visit website: http://cstl-cla.semo.edu/raschke/doris_lessing_society/).
   
  Panel Title: Trauma and the Works of Doris Lessing
   

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

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

M E S T E R
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)

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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 salterh_at_nsula.edu 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)

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Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
DimpleGodiwala_at_aol.com

 
BOOK
Call for chapters on the influence of second wave feminism on the arts in
Britain.
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

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