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CFP: The New Elizabeth Bishop (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Marit MacArthur

CFP: The New Elizabeth Bishop

I am seeking papers that explore the implications, for scholarly research
and teaching, of the publication of previously uncollected work by
Elizabeth Bishop in _Edgar Allen Poe and the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems,
Drafts and Fragments_, edited by Alice Quinn. (This volume will be
published in March of 2006 by Farrar Straus Giroux; proof and review
copies are available now from the publisher.) The publication makes
available a wealth of material from the Elizabeth Bishop papers at Vassar
College, among other archival resources. Papers might explore these

CFP: Spelling Disaster (2/10/06; 4/29/06-4/30/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Leerom Medovoi

Announcing a Call For Proposals

"Spelling Disaster" Conference
Portland, Oregon. April 29-30, 2006.
Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Ann Cvetkovich (Department of English, University
of Texas, Austin)

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
Barbara Ciccarelli

CFP: Life Writing, Marginalization, Resistance
(3/15/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)

Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia

I am requesting submissions for a proposed
panel/special session entitled Life Writing,
Marginalization, Resistance for MLA 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA. Participants must be members by
April 7th and the complete panel with proposals must
be determined and submitted to the MLA program
committee for evaluation by April 1.

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

CFP: Margaret Atwood (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Kuribayashi, Tomoko

The Margaret Atwood Society is soliciting paper proposals for its two
MLA sessions (in Philadelphia).


1. Performing Atwood


Papers that consider performances of Margaret Atwood's work, including
opera, film, staged readings, and plays. 500-word abstracts by March 1
to both Jennifer Hoofard,, and Tomoko Kuribayashi, =20


2. Myth and Atwood


CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (7/30/06; 11/4/06-11/5/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Wilson Janet


Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 6 St George's =
Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.=20

Tel: 01604 735500. Website:

Date: 4-5 November 2006 (i.e. 11.04.06-11.05.06)

Hosted by: The Centre for Contemporary Fiction and Narration in the =
English Department of The University of Northampton, and the editors of =
the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in association with the publishers, =
Taylor and Francis, and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.