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UPDATE: Vladimir Nabokov (8/15/05; 20th C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Marianne Cotugno

If you are interested in submitting a paper for the Nabokov panels, they
are still welcome. The open panel's parameters have been changed slightly
since the CFP was first announced.

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 - 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

This panel asks that any papers addressing any aspect of Nabokov's work,
including his fiction, non-fiction, and scientific efforts. If you have
something interesting to say about Nabokov, it belongs in this panel.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

CFP: Lord of the Rings (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
C. Jason Smith

CFP: LOTR SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
Special Topic: Tolkien's LOTR

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th
Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM,
February 8-11, 2006.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals for several special sessions on any
aspect of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel
proposals, including full contact information for all participants, to:

C. Jason Smith

CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded, now you
know why. The address I'm now using is

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Mythology in Contemporary Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Anais Spitzer

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture
Association invites submissions for the 2006 ACA/PCA National Conference, to
be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16, 2006.

The"Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture-from movies,
video games and television to literature, politics and blogs-and the
significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary,
postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Contemporary Southern Literature (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Chris Bloss

Call for Papers: Contemporary Southern Literature

PCA/ACA Conference

April 12-15, 2006, Atlanta



The South remains an interesting source of observation—literature,
history, culture, etc.

This call for papers seeks contributors offering a wide variety of
interpretations and criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and
culture against the backdrop of popular culture and postmodern
society, although other approaches are also solicited. Presentations
covering a broad range of Southern literature pieces and critical
approaches are welcome; presentations should be developed for a
20-minute reading.


CFP: Janet Frame (12/1/05; collection)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Jan Cronin (ARTS ENG)

Contributions are sought for a new collection of essays on Janet Frame.

"Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame"