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CFP: Zadie Smith (4/14/06; collection)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: The Political Norman Mailer (including grad) (4/15/06; 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:44pm
Lennon, Michael

The Programming Committee is looking for good proposals for panel =
presentations during the fourth annual conference of The Norman Mailer =
Society, to be held in Provincetown, MA, October 12-14, 2006. The =
theme of this year's conference is "The Political Norman Mailer," but =
papers on other topics related to Mailer and his work are also welcome. =
Please follow the guidelines below carefully.
Send a 50-75 word biographical statement and a 300-400 word abstract of =
the proposed paper--as MS Word attachments only--not in the body of your =
email--by April 15 to the program committee chair: Robert Begiebing, =

CFP: Pataphysica 4: Black Arts (9/8/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:17pm
cal clements

Pataphysica 4, "Pataphysica e Alchimia 2," will follow in the
footsteps of Pataphysica 2, "Pataphysica e Alchimia," in
presenting Part 2 of Alfred Jarry's final, unfinished novel The
She-Dragon (1907), again in the form of an annotated literal
translation highlighting Jarry's use of alchemical and
mythological symbolism. It will again be edited and introduced
by Dr. Faustroll, and submissions should be sent for
consideration to "Juno," as everyone
knows, is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Hera, who
represented the Earth in the same way that her husband Zeus
stood for the sky, suggesting that this e-mail address is a way
of contacting "Faustroll on Earth."

UPDATE: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:42pm
Mary Kate Azcuy

UPDATE: CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal
(3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
Call For Papers
The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal perspectives.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

CFP: Essays on Alice Munro's Short Fiction (4/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Eric Freeze

Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction announces a special issue
focusing on Alice Munro's short fiction. ESTSF seeks readable articles
derived from your teaching experience. Articles can be shorter and more
focused on practice without endnotes or a works cited page or can be
longer scholarly articles documented with endnotes and a works cited
page. We avoid abstract theory but do accept readable critical
articles. ESTSF seeks to be practical in its emphasis on pedagogy and
applied theory. Suggested length: 500-5000 words. Previously featured
writers include Willa Cather, Jack London, Flannery O'Connor, John
Updike, Mark Twain, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Ray Bradbury. ESTSF is a peer

UPDATE: Mennonite/s Writing Conference: Beyond Borders (2/8/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Nisly, Lamar

Call for Papers--Deadline extended to February 8 =20


Bluffton University
Oct. 26-29, 2006

Keynote: Kathleen Norris

Featured writers and critics: Rudy Wiebe, Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Di
Brandt, Julia Kasdorf, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Ann Hostetler, Jeff Gundy,
G. C. Waldrep, Keith Ratzlaff and many others.

Now also committed to appear: Nathan Bartel, J. L. Conrad, Todd Davis,
Cheryl Denise, Rhoda Janzen, Janet Kauffman, Joanne Lehman, Evie Yoder
Miller, Shari Wagner, Linda Wendling, and others.

CFP: The Society for Critical Exchange, 1976-2006 (3/3/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Kurt Koenigsberger

The Society for Critical Exchange, 1976-2006: An Anniversary Exchange about
the Future of Theory and the Role of the Society

The Society for Critical Exchange, North America's oldest scholarly
organization devoted to advancing collaborative, cross-disciplinary
research in theory, will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary at the MLA
convention in Philadelphia, 27-30 December 2006.
We anticipate five- to ten-minute presentations including provocative
reminiscences aimed at helping to chart the Society's future, visionary and
concrete proposals for projects it might sponsor, and the roles(s) it ought
to serve.

CFP: Graphic Novels (3/17/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Rick Iadonisi

Proposed Panel for the Midwest Modern Language Association

Panel Title: Graphic Novels

Although I am particularly interested in the relationship of graphic novels and history, papers examining any aspect of comic books and culture are welcome.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Rick Iadonisi at or mail to:

Rick Iadonisi
Department of Writing
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401

The deadline for abstracts is March 17, 2006.

CFP: Racing Across Borders (grad) (3/1/06; 5/13/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Eric L. Martinsen

Racing Across Borders:
National and Transnational Narratives
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Centennial House, UC Santa Barbara

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Shelley Streeby, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego;
Winner of the 2003 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for
_American Sensations: Class, Empire and the Production of Popular
Culture_ (UC Press, 2002).