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CFP: Writing in a Post-Cultural America (grad) (2/19/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Tim Lockridge

With Pen in Hand: Writing in a Post-Cultural America

General Call for Papers

The English Department of Virginia Tech welcomes the submission of
abstracts from all disciplines on all topics addressing writing,
literature, and culture for the annual graduate student conference,
With Pen in Hand, taking place April 7th and 8th, 2006. This year's
topic is "Writing in a Post-Cultural America."

To welcome a newly developed MFA program to Virginia Tech, this
year's conference will include panels regarding creative writing—both
the practice and the theory. We welcome submissions of poetry, short
stories, and essays concerning the theoretical side of creative writing.

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

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)

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:
  Panel Title: Trauma and the Works of Doris Lessing

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

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

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)

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 or mail them to Heather Salter,
Department of Languages and Communication, Northwestern State
University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71497, by March 15, 2006.