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CFP: 49th Parallel: Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies (2/28/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
eva rus

CFP: 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
North American Studies (2/28/06; journal issue)

Call for journal submissions

Spring 2006: Open Issue

49th Parallel is an interdisciplinary e-journal of the
University of Birmingham (UK) devoted to American and
Canadian studies that looks to promote innovative and
challenging academic work. The journal takes its name
from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada,
and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and
debates which transcend the boundaries of customary
theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and
politics of the North American continent.

CFP: Transcendentalism in a Time of War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Sandy Petrulionis

>>Scholars suggest that the polarizing nature of Transcendental
>>rhetoric ignited the Civil War. Can this be true? How did
>>Transcendentalists react to the reality of war? How does their
>>rhetoric of "holy war" sound today? Sponsored by the Thoreau
>>Society. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Laura Dassow Walls,
>>wallsld_at_gwm.sc.edu.

CFP: American Name Society (3/5/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Grant Smith

AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY, an allied organization:
Two open MLA sessions on the literary use of names. Related fields
include literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography, history.
Panels on single authors/subjects invited. 150 word (max.) abstracts
by 5 March to Grant W. Smith <gsmith_at_ewu.edu>

UPDATE: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:42pm
Mary Kate Azcuy

UPDATE: CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal
Perspectives
(3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
Call For Papers
The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal perspectives.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

CFP: Dirty Linen in Public: Race, Religion and Laundry in Nineteenth-Century America (1/27/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/10/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Hilary Emmett

The deadline has been extended for Society for the Study of American Women
Writers Panel: Dirty Linen in Public: Race, Religion and Laundry in
Nineteenth-Century America.

This panel will explore the ways in which the lens of "laundry" refracts
literary and cultural practices into their component discourses. An
analysis of laundry and its associated motifs (whiteness, washing,
cleansing) not only foregrounds certain gendered and raced labor
practices, but also draws together diverse discourses such as religious
fundamentalism, psychoanalysis, and materialist accounts of labor history.

CFP: Willa Cather's International Connections (3/1/06; 6/1/06-6/2/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Joseph Urgo

Willa Cather's International Connections
Featuring Shadows on the Rock
    
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers on the conference theme or other aspects of
Cather's life and work are invited for presentation at a
scholarly symposium planned in conjunction with the the
Spring 2006 Willa Cather Conference at Red Cloud, Nebraska,
on June 1-2, 2006. Graduate students and junior professors
are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Symposium
participants will discuss current issues in Cather studies
with visiting senior scholars and will have opportunities to
explore the resources of Red Cloud and the Cather Foundation
archives. Completed papers will be due May 1. Email

UPDATE: Art and Politics in 19th c Britain and America (grad) (2/15/06; 4/14/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
sreddyz_at_umich.edu

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

UPDATE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE EARLIER EXTENDED DEADLINE. THE NEW
EXTENDED DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2006.

UPDATE: KEYNOTE SPEAKER CONFIRMED

Due to the interest expressed in the conference, we are extending the
deadline for proposals. Please note the new deadline of February 15,
2006.

UPDATE: Robert Penn Warren's Nonfiction Narrative Voice (1/25/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 8:10pm
OVERALL, KERI

Deadline extended:

The Robert Penn Warren section at ALA seeks papers on the narrative voice in Warren's nonfiction or the relation of Warren's nonfiction essays or works to his fiction or poetry.

 

A full range of approaches to and perspectives on the topic is encouraged.

 

Please send 100-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers by email to keri.overall_at_tccd.edu by 25 January 2006.

 

In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following information:

 

CFP: Early Canadian Women Writers (1/30/06; ACQL, 5/28/06-5/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Jen Chambers

Paper Proposals are requested for a panel on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
for the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures
at this spring's Congress of the Canadian Federation
for the Humanities and Social Sciences being held at
York University in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

CFP: Spaces of Slavery (1/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/2806)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Desiree Henderson

CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.

Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington

CFP: Marilynne Robinson (1/29/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
James N Krasner

        Paper proposals are invited to complete a proposed panel on the
fiction of Marilynne Robinson at the American Literature Association
Conference in San Francisco May 25-28, 2006 (see
www.americanliterature.org for conference info.). Topics might
include but are not limited to objects, bodies, loss, memory, beauty,
lyricism, religion, gender, marginalization and form in Robinson?s
fiction. Please send a 300-500 word proposal and a one page c.v. in
the body of an email (no attachments) by January 25, 2006 to James
Krasner at jkrasner_at_cisunix.unh.edu

CFP: Margaret Fuller Society (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Jeffrey Steele

>MARGARET FULLER SOCIETY
>
>Margaret Fuller's Geographies. Representations of domestic, natural, or
>urban terrains. The picturesque and the sublime. Displacement of nature
>writing models onto urban environments. Cultural geographies of New
>England, the West, New York, or Rome. 1-2 page proposals and vitae by
>March 15; Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin-Madison
>(jsteele_at_wisc.edu). Inquiries welcome.

CFP: Hemingway, Faulkner, Gender (2/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Hilary Justice

Papa, Pappy, and Gender Trouble: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and
Gender

MLA 2006, Philadelphia (December 27-30, 2006)

Deadline: February 10, 2006 (deadline extended for this session only)

UPDATE: African American and Jewish American Women Writers, Intersections and Parallels (1/25/06; SSAWW, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Goldsmith, Meredith

  _____

Please note new e-mail address and extended deadline. Thank you!

 

African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th
Century: Intersections and Parallels

Papers are invited for upcoming Society for the Study of American Women
Writers Conference on contrasts and connections between African American
and Jewish American women writers of the early twentieth century.
Comparative, historical, and all other approaches will be considered. How does examining
these writers complicate our understanding of minority women's writing and
Of the period? 200-words abstracts to Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College
(mgoldsmith_at_ursinus.edu), by 1/25/06.

CFP: Melville in the Popular Imagination (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Inge, M. Thomas \(Tom\)

Call for Papers

The Melville Society Panel of the MLA

27-30 December 2006-Philadelphia

Melville in the Popular Imagination

Herman Melville, along with Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, has always
held a special place in popular culture, as the man who lived among the
cannibals in his own day or the author of difficult works that challenge
the minds and imaginations of readers today. Nearly all of his novels
and many of his stories have been adapted more than once to the motion
picture screen, radio, television, comic books, graphic novels, and
other media, and Moby-Dick, the great but often-unread American novel,
remains the subject of countless jokes and cartoons.

CFP: Henry James' Queer Characters (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Patrick Randolph

CFP: Henry James' Queer characters (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/01/06;
4/7/06-4/8/06)

(dis)junctions; Lost in Translation (April 7-8, 2006)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at "(dis)junctions:
Lost in Translation," the University of California Riverside's 13th Annual
Humanities Graduate Conference. It will take place April 7-8, 2006. For
more information, visit the website:
http://www.english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions.

CFP: History and Memory in the Literature of the U.S. South (12/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
David A. Davis

For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race

CFP: William James (4/7/06; online journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
lsimon

William James. WILLIAM JAMES STUDIES, a peer-reviewed online publication of
the William James Society, welcomes papers from scholars in any field on the
life, work, and influence of William James. Submission guidelines may be found
at www.williamjamesstudies.press.uiuc.edu. Papers may be sent electronically
to Mark Moller (moller_at_denison.edu) or Linda Simon (lsimon_at_skidmore.edu).
Deadline for the second issue is April 7, 2006.

Thank you!

CFP: American Humor Studies Association (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Edwin Arnold

The American Humor Studies Association at SAMLA seeks papers on "The
Unspeakable as a Laughing Matter." As the recent film "The Aristocrats"
shows yet again, dirty can be funny. So can the shocking, the horrid,
the appalling, the repulsive, and the unspeakable, which can be spoken
if there is the right balance of absurdity, wit, and (perhaps) horror
behind it. This panel is open to studies of such humor, whether in
popular jokes, in literature, in film, on television, or the internet.
Presentations may range from discussions of specific authors whose works
trangress through humor, of films or television shows that revel in bad
taste for satiric or moral purposes, of the need for offensive jokes to

CFP: Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies (no deadline; book series)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Ann Donahue

Announcing a new book series from Ashgate Publishing

Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies

Series Editors:

Kevin Hutchings, Canada Research Chair in Romantic Studies and Associate
Professor of English, University of Northern British Columbia

Julia M. Wright, Canada Research Chair in European Studies and Associate
Professor of English, Dalhousie University

CFP: Afro-American Historical &amp; Genealogical Society (2/28/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Dwillautho_at_aol.com

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)

 Annual Conference 2006
"The Legacy of our Roots: A Heritage for the Future"

    The Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
     announces the 2006 Conference Call for Papers to be presented at our=20
next annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-29 October
     2006.

   The AAHGS Conference endeavors each year to provide the premier> =20
opportunity to explore standard and innovative methods, resources,
     and strategies centered around African-American, Caribbean, Native
     American genealogy and the expansive history of the African in the
     Diaspora.

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