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CFP: American Name Society (3/5/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Grant Smith

AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY, an allied organization:
Two open MLA sessions on the literary use of names. Related fields
include literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography, history.
Panels on single authors/subjects invited. 150 word (max.) abstracts
by 5 March to Grant W. Smith <>

CFP: Third Literature &amp; Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.


               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National

CFP: Violence in Kate Wilhelm (2/25/06; WisCon 30, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Josh Lukin

In six or eight of her stories from the Vietnam War years, Kate Wilhelm made a name for herself as one
of the most aggressive critics of the culture of violence in the military-industrial state. But her work at
that time was hardly unique in her oeuvre; from as early as the 1950s, with the suicidal explosion that
ends her second published story, Wilhelm's fiction has been engaged in analyses of the violent mindset,
of how individual and societal violence interrelate, of the cognitive basis of violent personalities, and of
the personal effects of impersonal violence. The extent to which outward-directed violence is destined

UPDATE: American Romance Writers (7/1/06; dictionary)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm

Deadline extended:

Call for Contributors: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Draft deadline July 1, 2006

Contributors are needed to write an objective, clear, comprehensive account
of the life, career, and literary reputation of the romance writers listed

Mary Jo Putney
Kathleen Winsor

Those interested in contributing please e-mail the editor of the volume:
Pamela Regis, Professor of English
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

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."