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CFP: Journal of African Literature (12/06; journal issue)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
IRCALC Editors

The editors of the international research confederacy on African literature and culture (IRCALC) welcome submissions of research papers on recent literatures /existing oratures of Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa generally focussed around the boundaries of Culture, Oral Tradition and Aesthetics; History, Progress and Transition; War, Conflicts, Trauma and Reconciliation; Individuality vs Fringe /Marginal Identities; Masculinist /Feminist (Re)Inscriptions; Present-Past /Future-Present Temporality; Contemporary Modernity and Citizenship (Re)Definitions; Post-Colony and Nation-State Dilemmas.

CFP: Pearl-Poet at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Kimberly Jack

Apologies for cross posting

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following four sessions at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2007 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

1. "Masculinities in the Pearl-Poems"

2. "Humor and Play in the Pearl-Poems"

3. "Promiscuity and Decorum in the Pearl-Poems"

4. "Performance in/of the Pearl-Poems"

We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels—from graduate student to senior academic.

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

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Doris Lessing and Canon Formation (UK) (8/31/06; 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Tonya Krouse

CFP for Panel on Doris Lessing and Canon Formation for the Second
International Doris Lessing Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University,
U.K, to be held July 6-8, 2007.

Proposed Panel: "Putting the 'Woman of Letters' in Her Place: Canon
Formation and the Lessing Canon"

In the past 30 years, the canon of "great literature" has expanded,
shifted, and changed. No longer primarily a list of privileged, white,
male authors, the canon as we know it in the 21st century includes
writers who represent a range of identity categories. Spaces have been
carved out for women, gay, lesbian, working-class, postcolonial, and
multicultural writers.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
mcor7215

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Doris Lessing and Canon Formation (UK) (8/31/06; 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Tonya Krouse

CFP for Panel on Doris Lessing and Canon Formation for the Second
International Doris Lessing Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University,
U.K, to be held July 6-8, 2007.

Proposed Panel: "Putting the 'Woman of Letters' in Her Place: Canon
Formation and the Lessing Canon"

In the past 30 years, the canon of "great literature" has expanded,
shifted, and changed. No longer primarily a list of privileged, white,
male authors, the canon as we know it in the 21st century includes
writers who represent a range of identity categories. Spaces have been
carved out for women, gay, lesbian, working-class, postcolonial, and
multicultural writers.

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