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UPDATE: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US: Crosscurrents (12/2/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Elena Machado

MELUS CONFERENCE UPDATE:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts and panels for the 2006
MELUS conference has been extended.

The new deadline is now Friday, December 2, 2005.

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MELUS, The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States, announces its 20th Annual Conference,
from April 27-30, 2006.

Call for Papers and Panels

Conference Theme
Crosscurrents: Navigating the Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic
Literatures

Host: Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letter, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton, FL

CFP: VIII Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference (1/15/06; 4/22/06-4/24/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
njc_at_uga.edu

The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society will hold its VIII
Annual Conference
in Harrodsburg and Springfield (Saint Catharine College),
Kentucky--April 22-24, 2006. The conference headquarters
(site of the
opening banquet, keynote session, and annual business
meeting) is the
lovely and legendary Beaumont Inn, in historic Harrodsburg.
Academic
paper sessions will be held at Saint Catharine College, just
outside
Springfield, Roberts' hometown.

CFP: Internationalization of American Studies/Transpacific American Studies (1/10/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Tatsushi Narita

      Seeking papers on (1) critiques of current practices of
internationalization of American studies or on (2) topics concerning
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American studies for a panel at American Studies
Association conference to be held in Oakland, CA, October 12-16, 2006. The
panel is entitled Internationalization of American Studies and
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American. Also, I am seeking commentator and chair for this
proposed session.
      These few years the field of American Studies is undergoing a radical
transformation with respect to internationalization. However, despite the
admirable reciprocal exchange history, for example, of annually held

CFP: American Women Write about Italians (1/9/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Bernardi, Debra

CFP for Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
(November 8-November 11, 2006 in Philadelphia)

American Women Write about Italians

While much has been published on American men who write about their
experiences in Italy (Hawthorne and James come easily to mind), relatively
little has been done about what American women writers have had to say about
Italian culture. The purpose of this panel is to explore just that.

CFP: Twentieth-Century Canadian Women Authors (grad) (1/5/06; McGill, 3/11/06-3/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Tara MacDonald

12th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature
McGill University, Montreal
Theme: Permeability and Selfhood
March 11-12, 2006

This call for papers is for a panel to be held at Permeability and Selfhood, the
McGill Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which will take place
March 11-12 at McGill University , Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

PANEL:
Custodians of Selfhood: Narrative as (De)constructions of the Self in the
Fiction of Twentieth-Century Canadian Women Authors

CFP: Strategic Representations in Pop Culture (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
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UPDATE: Women of Color Caucus (11/12/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Dodge, Georgina

Extended Deadline: December 12

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The MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States) WOCC (Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for its
tenth anniversary panel at the MELUS 20th Annual Conference, from April
27-30, 2006, hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.=20

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CFP: Nick Cave (1/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Tanya Dalziell

Cultural Seeds: new perspectives on the work of Nick Cave

Edited by Karen Welberry (La Trobe University) and Tanya Dalziell
(The University of Western Australia)

Rationale
Nick Cave is now widely recognised as a composer, curator, musician,
author, artist and screenwriter. From The Boys Next Door to The
Secret Life of the Love Song to author of the recently acclaimed
screenplay, The Proposition (2005), Cave's career spans nearly 30
years and has produced a comprehensive (and sometimes controversial)
body of work that has arguably shaped contemporary 'alternative'
culture. As such, an inclusive appraisal of Cave's work and its
significance is timely and necessary.

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