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CFP: Am and British Literature (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panels:
The Self and Community
British Romantic Literature
American Literature after Twain
Hemingway and Fitzgerald
The Byronic Hero
Medieval Literature
Early American Literature
16th and 17th Century British Literature
Eugene O'Neill
Toni Morrison
Feminist and Gender Theories
Critical Approaches to Popular Literature

UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and


The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

CFP: Thornton Wilder as American Writer (1/10/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm

The American Literature Association 17th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero Center
Sponsored by The Thornton Wilder Society

Possible Approaches:

Wilder and his works as products of American culture:

early life in Madison, WI; Berkeley, CA; Oberlin College; Yale.
teaching career at Lawrenceville School, NJ; University of Chicago; Harvard.
novels, plays, screenplays, essays, letters.

Analysis of novels and plays as they depict American characters in
American settings acting in American ways in accordance with American

CFP: Abolitionist Places (1/3/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Martha Schoolman

Abolitionist Places

I'm inviting papers for a panel "Abolitionist Places" to be proposed
for the American Studies Association 2006 meeting in Oakland, CA,
October 12-15, 2006.

CFP: American Humor (2/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm

The American Humor panel of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
invites papers on the open topic of American humor. Proposals may focus
upon fictional and nonfictional humor genres from any historical period, and
may employ and/or critique any methodological approach to the analysis of

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2006. The 2006 RMMLA Conference
will be held in Tucson, AZ on October 12-14, 2006.

Please send proposals by mail or e-mail to:
Sean Zwagerman,
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6

CFP: Art and Politics in 19th c Britain and America (grad) (1/15/06; 4/14/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm

           Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America:
                            a Transatlantic Exchange
                        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
                              14. April. 2006

Deadline for Proposals: January 15th, 2006

The Nineteenth Century Forum (NCF), an interdisciplinary group comprised of
faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan, invites proposals
for panels and individual papers for its graduate student conference "Art and
Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: a Transatlantic Exchange."

CFP: Emily Dickinson (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:36pm
Marianne Noble

CFP: Emily Dickinson--Open Topic
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference
May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of the
study of Emily Dickinson.

Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at by
January 15, 2006.

CFP: The Better-Known Chopin (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:35pm

The Better-Known Chopin: Making It New
For over fifty years, The Awakening and stories like "Desiree's Baby" and
"The Story of an Hour" have been part of the literary canon and staples of
the classroom. As the times and contexts change, we are finding new
approaches and new perspectives on these familiar works. For this ALA
panel, which is sponsored by The Kate Chopin Society, papers and
presentations should provide some re-visionings of Kate Chopin's
better-known fiction: proposing innovative critical approaches, developing
new textual pairings and readings, examining unexplored contexts, or
suggesting classroom techniques that can make Chopin's work fresh for

CFP: Faulkner and Twain (4/30/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
Debrah Raschke

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Twain
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 19-21, 2006

This "Faulkner and Twain" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute
papers on any topic related to Faulkner and/or Twain. All critical
approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed, as well as
papers on special collections of Twain and Faulkner. We are particularly
interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as
the river, the frontier, humor, race, and history. Proposals for organized
panels are also encouraged.

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment (grad) (12/5/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
Celeste Pottier

The deadline for the University of South Carolina's Nineteenth-Century Graduate Literature Conference, "Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment," has been extended to December 5, 2005.

The conference website for the University of South Carolina's Nineteenth-Century Graduate Literature Conference, "Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment," is now online at