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UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
=3D
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
=3D
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

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 =3D
children

Cultural alienation and displacement

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (3/17/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Patrick F. Durgin

CFP: Dismodernist Poetics / Post-Ableist Poetics (March 17; Modernist Studies Association
annual convention 06, October 19-22)

The purpose of this panel is to bring two interdisciplinary fields (Disability Studies
and Modern & Contemporary Poetics) into conversation, putting pressure on emerging
terminology in these fields, with a view toward imagining a "post-ableist poetics."

UPDATE: Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change (2/28/06; 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Judy Hayden

Deadline extended:

CFP: MANY FLORIDAS: WOMEN IMAGINING CHANGE (2/28/06; 4/06-08/06)

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The inaugural Florida Consortium for Women's Studies Conference will be =
held
April 6 - 8, 2006, in Tampa, Florida.

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Conference theme =93Many Floridas: Women Imagining Change=94 allows =
those
involved in Women=92s Studies to come together to reflect on how Women's
Studies is relevant to our own communities; the conference seeks to =
discuss
issues that concern us and our neighbors and can facilitate bringing the
realities of the global world to the local level.

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Papers, Panels, Symposia, and Workshop Topics are sought on but not =
limited
to the following:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Queering Religion (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dustin Parrott

CFP: Queering Religion

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Nation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Due date: February 10

CFP: 100 Years of Satchel Paige: Reality and Myth (3/17/06; 7/6/06-7/9/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Timothy Rives

9th Annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
Kansas City, Missouri
July 6-9, 2006

Conference Theme: "100 Years of Satchel Paige: Reality and Myth."

Papers can include all topics related to Satchel Paige, the Kansas City Monarchs, images and myths related to the Negro Leagues and all other Negro League topics. Papers are encouraged from all disciplines.

Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than 350 words, a brief curriculum vitae with contact information. Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

All presentations will be considered and reviewed for possible publication after the conference.

Proposals due March 17, 2006

CFP: Transcending Boundaries: Implications of Indigenous Graduate Research (grad) (2/22/06; 4/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
PRNancy_at_aol.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Native American Students in Advanced Academia Present:
The 5th Annual Showcase of Native Scholarship At the University of Washingt=
on

Transcending Boundaries: Implications of Indigenous Graduate Research

The 5th Annual Showcase of Native Scholarship at the University of Washingt=
on
will be held on FRIDAY, April 7th, 2006 from 9am-4pm in the Walker Ames Roo=
m,
Kane Hall, at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The symposium=20
will take place during the annual UW Native Voices Film Festival. =20

Students are invited to communicate their research in one of the following=20
formats:

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