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CFP: Elizabeth Stoddard and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture (1/10/06; ALA, 5/25-5/30/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Elizabeth Stockton

"Elizabeth Stoddard and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture"
American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2006
Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center

This panel will explore the connections between Elizabeth Stoddard and
the broader literary culture of nineteenth-century America. Papers on
any aspects of her connection to that culture—biographical, literary,
aesthetic, thematic—are welcome. We especially seek papers that do not
exclusively engage with Stoddard's work alone, but consider her within a
broader context.

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American Women's Writing (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Marit MacArthur

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American
Women's Writing

How did anti-Calvinist religious movements (with a new belief in progress
and human perfectability) condition reformist American literature by women
during the period 1840-1895? Of particular interest are works that exposed
and criticized industrial working conditions, such as Rebecca Harding
Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, but papers on any reformist women's
writing works from this period are welcome.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 15th to:

CFP: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
McWhirter, David B

Proposals are invited for the Eudora Welty Society session at the 2006 SCMLA
Convention, 10/26/06-10/28/06 in Fort Worth. Open topic: 20-minute papers on
any aspect of Welty's work, life, or critical reception; all approaches
welcome. Email 500 word abstracts to David McWhirter at, or mail to 166 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI
02882. Deadline March 15, 2006.

UPDATE: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (2/1/06; collection)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:15pm
Yolanda Page

Contributors are sought to write unassigned entries for African American
Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006.


African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide, will consist of 173
entries. Each entry consists of four parts and varies in length from
750-6000 words. Each entry includes the following components:

* Biographical narrative

* Analysis

* Critical Reception

* Bibliography


CFP: Harriet Prescott Spofford (1/10/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Cari Carpenter

Harriet Prescott Spofford's Magazine Fiction
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
November 8 * 11, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We invite proposals for papers on Harriet Prescott Spofford's magazine fiction. Papers might explore her fiction in the context of the magazine(s) in which it was published, the relationship of her work to romanticism and/or the supernatural, or the construction of race in her short fiction. Please e-mail 500-word proposals and contact information to Cari Carpenter at by January 10, 2006.

CFP: The American Renaissance and New York City (grad) (2/1/06; CUNY, 3/24/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm

 Panel: The American Renaissance and New York City.

CUNY Graduate Student Conference: The City in Literature, March 24, 2006.

As the mugs sold at the New York Historical Society Gift Shop exclaim,
Emerson, in The Conduct of Life, famously pronounced, "New York is a sucked orange."

CFP: Melville and Aesthetics (2/1/05; collection)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Samuel Otter

         Proposals are invited for a volume of essays on the works of=20
Herman Melville and the =93aesthetic turn=94 in contemporary literary=20
criticism. Over the last few years, it has become clear that there are=20
many gifted critics of American literature out there with aesthetics on=20
their minds. In this volume, we hope to create a forum in which literary=20
critics can engage questions associated with that topic on the common=20
ground of a single author=92s work.

CFP: African American Literature and Culture Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
keith byerman

For sessions at the American Literature Association conference in San
Francisco, the AALCS invites proposals for 15- to 20-minute
presentations concerned with African American literature. Open topic,
but papers on drama (esp. August Wilson), literature and performance,
and literature and other arts are encouraged. Mail 200-word proposals
to address below or to by 10 January 2006.
Participants must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference.
 Keith Byerman
Professor of English and Women's Studies
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office Phone: 812-237-3208
Fax: 812-237-3156