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CFP: Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (1/25/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Melissa White

Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (01/25/06; ALA)

A number of recent works have aimed to recover nineteenth-century American
women's poetry; a few studies have also given renewed attention to male
poets of the period. Although these works have been informed by various
approaches (feminist, nationalist, print culture, and literary historical),
most grapple initially with a single question: how should one assign
literary value to this material? Each scholar ultimately either answers
this question for him- or herself, or chooses to set it aside.

CFP: Women and Education (1/25/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
Anne Bruder

CFP: Women and Education (1/25/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), 3rd
International Conference; Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA.
Nov. 8-11, 2006.

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

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Marianne Noble

CFP: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dickinson.?
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International=20
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference =

May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of Emily=20
Dickinson?s poetry from an interdisciplinary perspective. Among=20
possibilities: anthropology, psychology, mathematics, science, botany,=20
law, law. The other panel is "open topic."

Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at mnoble_at_american.edu and=20
Cindy Mackenzie at Cindy.MacKenzie_at_uregina.ca by January 15, 2006.

CFP: Children's Literature Society of the American Literature Association (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
dorothy.g.clark_at_csun.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: Children’s Literature Society of the American Literature Association

The Children’s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for two panels on children’s literature for the American Literature Association Conference to be held May 25-28, 2006, at The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, CA.

With the location of this year’s conference in mind, The Children's Literature Society panels deal with exploring innovation and re-envisioning of narrative and gender in children's literature.

"Radical Change": Narrative Innovations in American Children's Literature

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey) (2/20/06; 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
joshua parker

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and American Studies (Turkey)(5/25-28/2006)

American Culture and Literature
and
English Language and Literature
Departments
Fatih University
Istanbul, Turkey
will host an international Humanities conference
entitled
Building Bridges--Crossing Borders: Transdisciplinarity
and
American Studies
5/25-28/2006

Keynote speakers: Bernard Mergen, Susan Curtis, and Guenter Lenz

CFP: Comparative Ethnic Studies in an Transnational Frame (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
jannaoko_at_berkeley.edu

This panel seeks papers examining comparative Ethnic Studies in a
transnational or international framework. Questions and concerns can
include but are not limited to: How is the transnational and comparative
impetus behind, for example, Asian and Asian American Studies relevant to
the future of American Studies? How might an Afro-Asian based critique of
American race discourse reconfigure interdisciplinary approaches to
comparative racial formation. What are the critical intersections linking
American race discourse with Area Studies, and how does this
intersectionality serve to recontextualize current debates about
globalization and transnationalism?

CFP: Race and the Americas (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Barbara Ladd

Scholars working in Latin American literary studies, North American =
(including U.S. or American) studies, and Island studies or creole =
languages and literatures are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute =
papers on the above topic. Possible approaches include but are not =
limited to the construction of race in Americas writing; slavery, =
abolition, and rights movements across the Americas; slave rebellion, =
nationalism, and revolution; diaspora and transculturation; =
hybridities/"purities"; creolization and Americas/New World writing.=20
This panel is part of a series of linked events at the convention on the =
topic projected to include a featured speaker and a symposium of invited =

CFP: Portraiture (1/20/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Kimberly Kay Lamm

Call for Papers
Proposed Panel entitled "Elucidating Portraiture's Transnational Frames."
American Studies Association
Oakland, California October 12-15

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

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
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 mnoble_at_american.edu and
Cindy MacKenzie at Cindy.MacKenzie_at_uregina.ca by January 15, 2006.

UPDATE: American Indian Workshop (UK) (2/28/06; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joy Porter

Please forward details of this event to interested colleagues.

Many thanks.

 

I am delighted to announce that the American Indian Workshop Conference on
Place and Indian History, Literature and Culture to be held at the
University of Wales, Swansea 29th-31st March 2006
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/schools/humanities/conferences/american_indian.html

will now also include the renowned Acoma poet Simon Ortiz and the acclaimed
young Indian novelist David Treuer from Minnesota.

 

CFP: Henry James Sessions at MLA '06 (2/28/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Pierre Walker

The Henry James Society will sponsor two sessions at the 27-30 December
2006 convention of the Modern Language Association, in Philadelphia:

Topic 1: Henry James and the Other Women II: Additional proposals sought
on the topic of women other than Minnie Temple or Constance Fenimore
Woolson whose working or personal relationship with James can be shown to
have an impact on how we read his career and/or oeuvre.

CFP: Studies in American Culture (4/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
McDonald, Rob

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all
aspects of American culture and from all scholarly and critical
approaches. We especially invite interdisciplinary studies of the
literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States.*

=20

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics who come
from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We prefer fresh,
innovative essays that are informed by research and current critical
theories but which avoid alienating jargon.

=20

UPDATE: Andrew Nelson Lytle (1/20/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Miller, Shawn

Deadline extended to 20 January.

Abstracts invited: "Breaking New Ground on Andrew Lytle," a proposed
session for the American Literature Association's annual conference in
San Francisco, 25-28 May 2006.

After a decade of near-obscurity, Andrew Nelson Lytle has reemerged as a
pertinent figure in southern literary history. In the work of Richard
Gray, for instance, Lytle's career serves as a handy example of how a
southern cultural and literary orthodoxy came to be. The fiction,
however, remains largely neglected. To begin a remedy, this session
seeks new interpretations and new approaches. Possible topics for papers
might include:

CFP: Early Modern Transatlantic (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joyce MacDonald

I am soliciting abstracts for a planned special session submission for
the 2006 Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia, Dec.
27-30.
The subject, "The Early Modern Transatlantic," reflects the growing
recognition in both American and European literary studies that
cultures on both sides of the Atlantic between roughly 1580 and 1800
were profoundly shaped by the effects of contact and colonization. To
what degree do both Europe and America come to see themselves in
international terms in this period? How do Europeans as well as early
Americans begin to understand themselves as world citizens? How can we
understand local political, economic, or literary events in

CFP: White Writing Red, Red Writing White (1/20/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Lynn Domina

Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006

White Writing Red, Red Writing White

I invite abstracts for a proposed panel that explores literature by
white women encountering Native Americans and literature by Native
American women encountering whites. Ideally, the panel will cover a
range of periods and genres; I am particularly interested in material
written before 1960. Possible topics include inter-racial marriage,
"civilization" and the frontier, teachers and students, religious
conversion, national and tribal identity.

Please send one-page abstract and one-page c.v. to Lynn Domina at
dominalm_at_delhi.edu by Jan. 20.

CFP: Henry James Sessions at ALA '06 (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Pierre Walker

The Henry James Society will sponsor two sessions at the 25-28 May 2006
convention of the American Literature Association, in San Francisco:

Topic 1: Henry James and the Other Women I: Proposals sought on the topic
of women other than Minnie Temple or Constance Fenimore Woolson whose
working or personal relationship with James can be shown to have an impact
on how we read his career and/or oeuvre.

CFP: Americana (5/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:16pm
lwilson_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) seeks
submissions for
the Spring 2006 edition of its peer-reviewed journal. Please visit
www.americanpopularculture.com for submission guidelines. We also
encourage submitters
to read the journal to get a sense of the kinds of articles we are
interested in publishing.

Deadline 1 May 2006

Submission Guidelines:

1) Articles must be attached to a brief cover letter in the email text
(containing the author's
name, institutional affiliation, and contact information). Please format
in Microsoft Word.
Send to editor_at_americanpopularculture.com.

CFP: The Unexpected Howells (1/8/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Stokes, Claudia

The William Dean Howells Society invites paper proposals that examine=20
instances of Howells's life and work that diverge from what we would=20
normally expect of him, literary or otherwise. Possible topics may=20
include politics, ghost stories and occultism, utopian fiction, poetry,=20
literary criticism, sentimentalism, and sexuality, among others.=20

Please send by January 8, 2006 paper proposals no longer than 500 words=20
and copy of cv to Claudia Stokes at Claudia.stokes_at_trinity.edu or by=20
post to Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, Dept of English, 1 Trinity=20
Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

__________________________________

Dr. Claudia Stokes

Assistant Professor of English

CFP: Langston Hughes Reference Book (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Jeff Soloway

> CFP: Langston Hughes reference book (no deadline; book)
>=20
> Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
> libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book
> on Langston Hughes, focusing on critical analysis of his works. The
> ideal author will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Hughes's life and
> works, and an ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in

CFP: William Dean Howells and Women (1/8/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Stokes, Claudia

The William Dean Howells Society invites paper proposals that examine=20
Howells's relationships with women, broadly defined. Possible paper=20
topics may include Howells's own personal life, his fiction and=20
criticism, literary friendships, writings on marriage and sexuality, or=20
editorial work.=20

Please send by January 8, 2006 paper proposals no longer than 500 words=20
and copy of cv to Claudia Stokes at Claudia.stokes_at_trinity.edu or by=20
post to Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, Dept of English, 1 Trinity=20
Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.=20

=20

__________________________________

Dr. Claudia Stokes

Assistant Professor of English

CFP: Asian American Encyclopedia Entries (3/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Dr. Seiwoong Oh

Call for Contributions

Asian American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Asian American literature are invited to contribute articles
to be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a
5-volume set in which the Asian American entries will be a separate
volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On
File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students (www.factsonfile.com <http://www.factsonfile.com/>).

CFP: Melville and the Book (1/20/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Brown, Matthew P

SHARP at the ALA: Melville and the Book

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2006
Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center

CFP: Robert Penn Warren's Nonfiction (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
OVERALL, KERI

Biography, Criticism, Culture: Robert Penn Warren's Nonfiction Works

We invite proposals for papers addressing any and all of Robert Penn Warren's nonfiction works. Subjects may include but are not limited to Warren's biographical books, literary criticism articles, and cultural studies. Abstracts of approximately 100 to 250 words should be submitted by e-mail to Keri Overall at
keri.overall_at_tccd.edu <mailto:keri.overall_at_tccd.edu> by March 1, 2006.
 
In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following information:

 

CFP: Brown and the Bayou: Politics, Writing, and Borderlands in the Postrevolutionary Circumatlantic World (6/1/06; 11/2/06-11/4

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:43pm
Goudie, Sean X

Brown and the Bayou: Politics, Writing, and Borderlands in the
Postrevolutionary Circumatlantic World

 

The Charles Brockden Brown Society invites submissions for its fifth
biennial international conference to be held at the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel in
New Orleans's famed French Quarter, November 2-4, 2006. Conference
organizers' determination of the conference site was in place prior to the
devastation suffered as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Their decision to
persist in these plans reflects not only a desire to extend commercial
support, no matter how small, for the region's rebuilding efforts and
"rebirth,"

UPDATE: Hemingway at ALA (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Hilary Justice

The Hemingway Society is extending its deadline for submission for papers
for two sessions at the May 2006 ALA conference.

We are particularly interested in papers considering the following topics,
but welcome proposals on all topics and from all critical and theoretical
approaches.

1. Hemingway and Consumerism

2. Hemingway and Contemporary Writers

Proposals should be submitted via email to hjustic_at_ilstu.edu by January 15,
2006 and should include a one-page abstract and an academic vita.

UPDATE: Hemingway at MLA (1/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
Hilary Justice

The Hemingway Society is extending its deadline for submission for papers
for two sessions at the December 2006 MLA conference.

We are particularly interested in papers considering the following topics,
but welcome proposals on all topics and from all critical and theoretical
approaches.

1. Hemingway and the Cold War

2. First Perspectives on Under Kilimanjaro

Proposals either for papers should be submitted via email to
hjustic_at_ilstu.edu by January 15, 2006 and should include a one-page abstract
and an academic vita.

CFP: African American Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Teresa Coronado

Please submit paper proposals for all topics related to African
American literature for the 2006 RMMLA (Tucson, Arizona
October 12-14, 2006). Paper proposals of 300-words are due to session
chairs by March 1, 2006.

Please note: RMMLA is an organization for its members. You are asked
to be current in your dues by April 1 to attend the convention,
present a paper, and have your name included in the convention
program. Visit www.rmmla.org for more information about the
conference, dues, etc.

Submit proposals in either paper or electronic form to:
Teresa Coronado, 2151 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402;
tcoronad_at_uoregon.edu

CFP: Margaret Fuller (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Jeffrey Steele

Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
November 8 – 11, 2006; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Margaret Fuller Society invites proposals on any aspect of Margaret
Fuller's work. Especially welcome would be proposals that consider: Fuller
and other 19th-century women writers, Fuller's model of history, Fuller in
New York, Fuller's discourses of liberation, Fuller and Mickiewicz or
Mazzini, Fuller and 19th-century aesthetic theories.
Please email 1-2 page proposals and a curriculum vita to Jeffrey Steele at
jsteele_at_wisc.edu by January 15, 2006. Inquiries and questions welcome.

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