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UPDATE: [American] âDivided We Stand; United We Fallâ: Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 4:30pm
Silke Hackenesch


International Conference

“Divided We Stand; United We Fall”:
Perspectives on Inclusions and Exclusions in America

Call for Papers â€" Please Circulate at your Institution

Graduate School of North American Studies
Freie Universität, Berlin

Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2008.

In collaboration with the Department of American and Canadian Studies and
the Centre
for US Foreign Policy, Media, and Culture, The University of Birmingham;
the William Jefferson Clinton Institute for American Studies, University
College, Dublin; and the North American Studies Program, University of Bonn.

UPDATE: [American] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities (Deadline 3/20 RMMLA Reno 10/9-10/11)

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 1:43am
Katie Arosteguy

Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or 

critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such 

as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are 

representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's 

writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.
Subtopics may include:
Masculinity and nation 
Distinct American masculinities 
White masculinity 
Ethnic masculinities 
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies 
Post-feminist theories 
Consumerism and

UPDATE: [American] Chris Ware (collection; 3/10/08)

Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 11:05pm
David M. Ball

Reminder: Deadline Monday, Mar. 10, 2008

Call for papers for _The Cult of Difficulty: Critical Approaches to the
Comics of Chris Ware_ edited by Martha Kuhlman, Associate Professor of
English at Bryant University, and David M. Ball, Assistant Professor of
English at Dickinson College.

CFP: [American] Fictions of Honor and Violence in the Old South (PAMLA)

Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:38am
William Etter

        This special session of the November 2008 PAMLA Conference at Pomona College,
Claremont, CA seeks papers that address fictional literary representations of the colonial and
antebellum South as a region and culture characterized by a traditional conflation of codes of
honor and the enactment of violence. Proposals are solicited on antebellum authors like A.B.
Longstreet as well as post-Civil War texts by authors like Mark Twain, George W. Cable, or
Charles Chesnutt,. In addition, twentieth-century treatments of this theme by such authors as
Thomas Dixon, William Faulkner, Margaret Mitchell, or Arna Bontemps are also welcome.

CFP: [American] Norman Mailer Conference

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 6:57pm
Deborah Martinson

OCTOBER 16-19, 2008

The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the
Sixth Annual Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in
Provincetown, MA.

CFP: [American] Emily Dickinson at 2008 MLA

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 1:43pm
Jed Deppman

Emily Dickinson International Society at MLA 

The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the Modern Language
Association annual conference in San Francisco, December 27-30, 2008.

By tradition, one will be an "Open" panel, for which proposals from any area of Dickinson studies
are welcome. This year's second panel will be "Dickinson as World Poet." Papers might present
Dickinson in the context of contemporary transatlantic or hemispheric studies, as an inspiration or
challenge to other world poets, as a global phenomenon, as translated and received in across the
world, as a thinker/poet of the world or for the world. 

CFP: [American] PAMLA: American Literature post-1865

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 3:05am
Emily Merriman

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for “American Literature post-1865”

Panel of the 106th
Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference,
College in Claremont, California, November 7-8th 2008.


Please send paper title, 50-word abstract, & 500-word proposal by
March 15. and

Emily Merriman
San Francisco State University

Kimberly Drake
Scripps College

CFP: [American] CFP John Brown Conference

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 3:16pm
Peggy A. Russo

John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Multi-disciplinary, academic symposium.
Content areas: John Brown's plan, John Brown and Frederick Douglass,
Events leading up to the raid, Individual raiders, Survivors of the raid,
the Secret Six, the trial, Press coverage of the raid, Lincoln's
response, Responses in the North and/or the South, Governor Wise,
Political responses to the raid.
Submissions: 300 word proposals by 15 January 2009.
Conference dates: 13-17 October 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Plenary Speakers Include: Dr. David Blight, Dr. Spencer Crew, Dr. Paul