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CFP: A Man of Letters: Robert Penn Warren's Nonfiction Writings (3/1/06; 4/20/06-4/23/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting 2006

Bowling Green and Guthrie, KY

April 20-23, 2006


A Man of Letters: Robert Penn Warren=B9s Nonfiction Writings



We invite abstracts for papers, panels or roundtables addressing any =
aspect of Robert Penn Warren=B9s work, but are especially interested in =
those that focus on his nonfiction writings (criticism, letters, books =
or essays).


CFP: Ong's Orality and Literacy at 25 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
John Walter

2006 MLA Convention: Call for Proposals

Walter J. Ong's Orality and Literacy at 25

First published in 1982, this session is intended to mark the 25th
anniversary of the publication of Ong's Orality and Literacy: The
Technologizing of the Word. Papers addressing all aspects of this book are
welcome. Suggested topics include but not limited to considerations of its
reception and its influence, and extensions, critiques, contextualization o=
its ideas.

Please send inquiries and 1-page abstracts by 15 Mar to John Paul Walter (

UPDATE: Creation and Reality in the French Idiom (2/21/06; 3/24/06-3/25/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
SPFFA Colloque 2006

                  DATE LIMITE REPOUSSEE AU 21 FEV 2006


                            Announces its Eighth International Colloquium

                                  "Creation and Reality in the French Idiom
                                    The Centennial of Léopold Sédar Senghor"

UPDATE: Otherness in World Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm


"Otherness" in World Literature

Comparative Literature Panel, 2006 RMMLA Convention, October 12-14, 2006 (Tucson, Arizona)

Please email 300 words abstracts by March 1, 2006 to

For more information on the RMMLA conference, see

Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, Ph.D
Film and Video Studies & Italian
The University of Oklahoma
office: 307 Old Science Hall
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
office tel. (405) 325-4381
fax. (405) 325-7135

CFP: The Ethics of Holocaust Representation (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Cappell, Ezra

Call for Papers

MLA 2006 Convention, Philadelphia

Jewish American Literature Discussion Group Session

For our 2006 MLA discussion group panel titled, "The Ethics of Holocaust
Representation in Contemporary Jewish American Fiction," we are seeking
papers on emergent Jewish American writers responding to the Holocaust.
Possible topics include: trauma theory, historical fiction, cultural
memory. Please send an abstract and short biography by March 1 to Dr.
Ezra Cappell at

Dr. Ezra Cappell

Department of English

The University of Texas at El Paso

CFP: Contraband in the Americas (3/17/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm

MLA 2006
December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia
Proposed Special Session
Deadline: March 17, 2006

Contraband in the Americas

"The end of contraband ... is the end of Argentine history."
        - Ricardo Piglia

What is the role of the black market, broadly defined, in literature from the
United States and Latin America? How is the notion of a contraband economy
important for rethinking political narrative? What is the function of an other
market? How can smuggling be theorized not only as a motif in literary texts,
but also as a figure for the act of writing in the Americas? Please send
1-page abstracts to David Kelman,, by 17 March 2006.

CFP: Representations of Empire (3/10/06; collection)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 7:16pm
Silvia Nagy-Zekmi

Call for papers: "Representations of Empire": the twentieth century
witnessed the dismantling of the British and French empires, but imperialism
is far form over. Papers dealing with representation of current empire
building in contemporary literary texts and/or contexts are invited for a
volume of articles about the topic to be published in Cambridge Scholars
Press <>. Please send one-page
abstracts to Silvia Nagy-Zekmi (Villanova University) at
<> or to Chantal Zabus (La Sorbonne, Paris XIII) at
<>by 10 March 2006.


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