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UPDATE: Changing the Subject: Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature (grad) (3/1/06; 4/22/06-4/23/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
EGSO Albany

Deadline extended:

Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 3/1/06
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of
the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual
graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and
Sunday April 23, 2006:

Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in
the Humanities

Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a
paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical
Call for Papers and Panels:
Literary Discipline, Disciplining Literature

CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Billy J Stratton

Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

CFP: James Dickey: A Celebration of the Life and Works (5/31/06; 1/19/07-1/20/07)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rebecca Stelzer

"JAMES DICKEY: A Celebration of the Life and Works."
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
 January 19-20, 2007
    The tenth anniversary of James Dickey=s death offers an opportunity to re-evaluate his art, impact, and reputation. Suggestions for individual papers or special panels will be accepted from November 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with a one-paragraph vita and a (maximum) one page proposal. Interested scholars should send their materials to:
Professor William B. Thesing
James Dickey Conference Director
Department of English
1620 College Street
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA

CFP: Reading Recent Alice Munro (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Kuribayashi, Tomoko

Proposals are solicited for papers that explore recent fiction by Alice
Munro, with a feminist focus. Studies of female ageing process, sense
of loss, and/or death are especially welcome. 500-word proposals by
e-mail to Tomoko Kuribayashi,, by March 15.=20


Tomoko Kuribayashi

English Department

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

CFP: Socialism and Democracy's Special Issue on Science Fiction (3/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Rogan Alcena

Socialism and Democracy's special issue on science fiction, submission
deadline March 1, 2006
Socialism and Democracy is calling for essays for its forthcoming
special issue on science fiction, slated for publication in November
2006. The tentative title of the special issue is "Social Critique,
Socialism, and Science Fiction." We are looking for essays that address
the relationship between either social critique (such as issues
pertaining to gender, race, class, ethnicity, etc.), and science
fiction, or between Socialist / Marxist perspectives and science
fiction. As the broad nature of the title suggests, we are open to a

CFP: Latina/o Poetry (1/29/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

May 25-28, 2006

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Rodriguez y
Gibson at by January 29, 2006.

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342

UPDATE: Domesticating Discontent (grad) (1/25/06; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
W. Mark Giles

Domesticating Discontent


Abstracts are invited for "Domesticating Discontent," a panel intended as
part of The Widening Gyre: Literature, Politics, the Future. This is the
2006 Free Exchange graduate student conference at the University of Calgary
in Calgary, AB, Canada (10-11 March 2006).
See for
conference information.

UPDATE: Robert Penn Warren's Nonfiction Narrative Voice (1/25/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 8:10pm

Deadline extended:

The Robert Penn Warren section at ALA seeks papers on the narrative voice in Warren's nonfiction or the relation of Warren's nonfiction essays or works to his fiction or poetry.


A full range of approaches to and perspectives on the topic is encouraged.


Please send 100-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers by email to by 25 January 2006.


In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following information:


CFP: Where Is White Culture...Other Than at the Gap? (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
chris bell

Where Is White Culture … Other Than at the Gap?

Call for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
9-12 November 2006
Chicago, Illinois

Elaine: You're black. You said we were an interracial
Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
Elaine: I am?
Darryl: Aren't you?
Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept
taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.
Darryl: Why would you take me to a Spanish restaurant
because I'm black?
Elaine: I don't think we should be talking about this.