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UPDATE: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (8/15/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline extended to August 15, 2006

UPDATE: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (8/15/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline extended to August 15, 2006

UPDATE: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (8/15/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline extended to August 15, 2006

UPDATE: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (8/15/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline extended to August 15, 2006

CFP: Contours of Captivity (9/1/06; EGO, 11/2/06-11/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Horacio Sierra

The Sixth Annual English Graduate Organization (EGO) Interdisciplinary
Conference
*Contours of Captivity: Resignifying Expressions of Power*
November 2-3, 2006, at the University of Florida in Gainesville
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

CFP: Contours of Captivity (9/1/06; EGO, 11/2/06-11/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Horacio Sierra

The Sixth Annual English Graduate Organization (EGO) Interdisciplinary
Conference
*Contours of Captivity: Resignifying Expressions of Power*
November 2-3, 2006, at the University of Florida in Gainesville
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

CFP: Contours of Captivity (9/1/06; EGO, 11/2/06-11/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Horacio Sierra

The Sixth Annual English Graduate Organization (EGO) Interdisciplinary
Conference
*Contours of Captivity: Resignifying Expressions of Power*
November 2-3, 2006, at the University of Florida in Gainesville
Keynote Speaker: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

CFP: Community Literacy Journal (9/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
cljbooks_at_mtu.edu

The peer-reviewed Community Literacy Journal seeks book and/or multimedia
reviews for Spring 2007 issue. We are soliciting reviews of books and/or
multimedia, along with book/multimedia suggestions for review, that
address any social, cultural, rhetorical, or institutional aspects of
community literacy.

We invite you to submit reviews that you feel should be included in our
budding conversation about literacy work that exists outside mainstream
educational and work institutions. It can be found in institutionalized
programs devoted to adult education or lifelong learning or work with
marginalized populations, but it can also be found in more informal, ad
hoc projects.

CFP: Service Learning and Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
croman2_at_kent.edu

Apologies for cross posting

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching is sponsoring a session
entitled Service Learning and Medieval Studies at the 42nd International
Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2007 at Western Michigan
University in Kalamazoo, MI.

This panel will investigate how teachers can utilize concepts of Service
Learning in a Medieval Studies course (encompassing all aspects and
levels of teaching the Middle Ages).

Abstracts from scholars of all levels are welcome.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the address below(please include
complete contact information as required by the Congress).

CFP: Service Learning and Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
croman2_at_kent.edu

Apologies for cross posting

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching is sponsoring a session
entitled Service Learning and Medieval Studies at the 42nd International
Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2007 at Western Michigan
University in Kalamazoo, MI.

This panel will investigate how teachers can utilize concepts of Service
Learning in a Medieval Studies course (encompassing all aspects and
levels of teaching the Middle Ages).

Abstracts from scholars of all levels are welcome.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the address below(please include
complete contact information as required by the Congress).

CFP: Max Sebald and the European Tradition (UK) (8/31/06; 10/6/06-10/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
Baxter Jeannette Miss \(LIB\) l046

"W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition

University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom 6-9 October 2006

Deadline for proposals: 31 August.

For more than thirty years, W. G. 'Max' Sebald taught European Literature
and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia until his untimely
death in 2001. Reluctant to call his work 'novels', he published hybrid
books that meditate upon history, human tragedy, memory, writing and the
inner life. Sebald wrote against the mainstream contemporary novel, in an

CFP: Max Sebald and the European Tradition (UK) (8/31/06; 10/6/06-10/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
Baxter Jeannette Miss \(LIB\) l046

"W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition

University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom 6-9 October 2006

Deadline for proposals: 31 August.

For more than thirty years, W. G. 'Max' Sebald taught European Literature
and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia until his untimely
death in 2001. Reluctant to call his work 'novels', he published hybrid
books that meditate upon history, human tragedy, memory, writing and the
inner life. Sebald wrote against the mainstream contemporary novel, in an

CFP: UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
Kendra Smith

The Medieval Research Consortium at UC Davis is pleased to announce two
sessions for the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2007.

1. "Excess and Outlandishness in Late Medieval Texts" will address how
texts challenge rhetorical norms of decorum and moderation, and exceed
their boundaries--especially the boundaries from which texts deliver their
messages to a late medieval audience.

2. "Hybridized Bodies and Spaces in Medieval Literature" will examine texts
that present overlapping and competing ideological claims--such as gender
and/or nation--on medieval bodies, cities, architecture and landscapes.

CFP: Robert A. Heinlein 1907-2007: A Century of Infinite Possibilities (10/15/06; PCA/ACA, 4/7/07-4/10/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Lisa N. Edmonds D'Amico

Call for Papers: Robert A. Heinlein Studies
   
  Robert A. Heinlein Studies
An Area of the Popular Culture Association
National PCA/ACA Conference
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  April 7-10, 2007
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Robert A. Heinlein's birth. Centennial events and celebrations will take place throughout the year. Select papers presented at the 2007 PCA/ACA conference will be published in special Centennial issues of the Heinlein Journal.
   

CFP: Health & Disease (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: HEALTH AND DISEASE IN POPULAR CULTURE
   
  POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS CONFERENCE
   
  BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE
  Boston, Massachusetts
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  The "Health and Disease in Popular Culture" PCA/ACA
  area encourages proposals from historical and contemporary
  perspectives.
   
  Topics may include subjects related to literary representations
  of health issues/diseases; depictions of health and disease
  in the mass media (e.g., television, film, internet, advertising);
  drugs and pharmaceuticals; alcohol or tobacco; infectious and
  chronic diseases in popular culture; epidemics; mental health;

CFP: TransAmerica (8/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Roth, Elaine

Call for Papers

We are looking for essays on transgendered mothers in U.S. films, particularly _TransAmerica_ (2005), for a collection on representations of motherhood in (primarily) Hollywood films, called _Motherhood Misconceived: Hollywood's Maternal Discourse_. Essays may use any theoretically informed method, including close readings and/or historical analyses.

Send c.v. and polished essay of 20-25 pages (roughly 5,000 words) by August 31, 2006 via email to Elaine Roth at Indiana University South Bend (elaroth_at_iusb.edu). Co-editors are Heather Addison (Western Michigan University) and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, Ph.D.

CFP: TransAmerica (8/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Roth, Elaine

Call for Papers

We are looking for essays on transgendered mothers in U.S. films, particularly _TransAmerica_ (2005), for a collection on representations of motherhood in (primarily) Hollywood films, called _Motherhood Misconceived: Hollywood's Maternal Discourse_. Essays may use any theoretically informed method, including close readings and/or historical analyses.

Send c.v. and polished essay of 20-25 pages (roughly 5,000 words) by August 31, 2006 via email to Elaine Roth at Indiana University South Bend (elaroth_at_iusb.edu). Co-editors are Heather Addison (Western Michigan University) and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, Ph.D.

CFP: TransAmerica (8/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Roth, Elaine

Call for Papers

We are looking for essays on transgendered mothers in U.S. films, particularly _TransAmerica_ (2005), for a collection on representations of motherhood in (primarily) Hollywood films, called _Motherhood Misconceived: Hollywood's Maternal Discourse_. Essays may use any theoretically informed method, including close readings and/or historical analyses.

Send c.v. and polished essay of 20-25 pages (roughly 5,000 words) by August 31, 2006 via email to Elaine Roth at Indiana University South Bend (elaroth_at_iusb.edu). Co-editors are Heather Addison (Western Michigan University) and Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly, Ph.D.

UPDATE: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

Please note a correction to the CFP for the NEMLA 2007 conference for the panel "Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World": of course, the due date for abstracts and CVs is 9/15/06 NOT 9/15/07. Thank you.

Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com> wrote: Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com>
Subject: CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15; NEMLA,, 3/1-3/4 )
To: cfp_at_english.upenn.edu

UPDATE: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Ilse Schrynemakers

Please note a correction to the CFP for the NEMLA 2007 conference for the panel "Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World": of course, the due date for abstracts and CVs is 9/15/06 NOT 9/15/07. Thank you.

Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com> wrote: Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 16:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ilse Schrynemakers <ischrynemakers_at_yahoo.com>
Subject: CFP: Mothering in a Post-Apocalyptic World (9/15; NEMLA,, 3/1-3/4 )
To: cfp_at_english.upenn.edu

CFP: Nabokov Panels (9/1/06; 20th C., 2/22/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Marianne Cotugno

The Nabokov Society will once again be sponsoring
two panels at the Twentieth Century Literature
Conference in Louisville, KY. Well-organized,
friendly and lively, this conference is always
enjoyable to attend; given this is the 35th
anniversary for the conference, it will be an
even bigger event for all attendees.

Conference date: February 22 – 24, 2007
Proposal submission deadline: September 1, 2006
(please submit proposals directly to Dr. Marianne
Cotugno, who is organizing panels for the Nabokov Society)

Panel 1: Geography in Nabokov's Writings

CFP: Eros &amp; Pornography in Popular Culture (11/1/06, PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Eros, Pornography, and Popular Culture
   
  2007 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
  National Conference
   
  April 4 -7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  SUBMISSION DEADLINE UPDATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.
   

CFP: Eros &amp; Pornography in Popular Culture (11/1/06, PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Eros, Pornography, and Popular Culture
   
  2007 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
  National Conference
   
  April 4 -7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  SUBMISSION DEADLINE UPDATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.
   

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