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CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (3/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

Deadline extended:

CHARCOAL CANONS

Race and Faith in African American Literature

 

Call for Submissions

 

As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.

 

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

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
DAVID KELMAN

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, dkelman_at_learnlink.emory.edu, by 17 March 2006.

CFP: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty

Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers
abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering
provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.

CFP: Southern Writers, Southern Writing (grad) (4/23/06; 7/20/06-7/22/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 7:15pm
ktillman

                            12th Annual
                          SOUTHERN WRITERS,
                          SOUTHERN WRITING
  
is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student Conference
held in conjunction with the Annual Faulkner and
Yoknapatawpha
Conference. The Graduate Students in the Departments of
English and
Southern Studies invite you to submit abstracts exploring
Southern
culture. Accepted papers will be presented in Oxford,
Mississippi, July
20th through 22nd, 2006.
  
Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature
& may include:

UPDATE: Re-mapping the American South (UK) (3/1/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Sarah Robertson

Deadline extended:

A Two-Day Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-1=
0 September, 2006.

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Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four presente=
rs are invited for a conference on Re-mapping the American South, to take=
 place at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-10 Septem=
ber, 2006.

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CFP: American Exceptionalism (3/31/06; CAAS, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
ss8_at_post.queensu.ca

The Canadian Association of American Studies (CAAS) will be holding its
2006 conference in Kingston, Ontario, October 19-22. The theme will be
"American exceptionalism." De Toqueville's post-revolutionary definition
of America's special status among nations in fact characterizes American
rhetoric—in history, religion, politics, literature--from its colonial
beginnings to the present. It is implicit in the Puritans' "city on a
hill," O'Sullivan's "manifest destiny" and, most recently, President
Bush's identification of America as "a force for good in the world."
Proposals for papers and panels (max. 250 words) that deal with the
rhetoric of American exceptionalism past and present from any disciplinary

CFP: Praxis in Native American Performance (3/6/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Pamela Grieman

In an essay subtitled "Native American Voices and Postcolonial Theory," Louis Owens criticizes postcolonial theorists
who claim to represent a wide panoply of minority voices yet fail to recognize the existence of a resistance literature
arising from "indigenous, colonized inhabitants of the Americas." Owens asks rhetorically what the indigenous Native
American must do "to be allowed a voice like Shakespeare's cursing Caliban" without resorting to mimicking the
language of the "colonial center" that determines legitimate discourse (in Gretchen Bataille, ed., NATIVE AMERICAN
REPRESENTATIONS, 13, 22). Elizabeth Cook-Lynn has argued for the development of a nationalistic, Third World

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