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UPDATE: Henry James' Queer Characters (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:11pm
Patrick Randolph

(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
University of California Riverside
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid

The University of California Riverside's annual (dis)junctions conference is
extending the deadline for submissions to Tuesday, February 28, 2006. If
you have an idea that you wanted to submit, but missed the original deadline
of Feb. 1, we will now be accepting abstracts until the 28th of February.

CFP: Henry James' Queer characters (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/28/06;
4/7/06-4/8/06)

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

CFP: Popular Women's Fiction of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Pam Washington

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

October 12-14, 2006

Tucson Arizona

 

This special session invites papers that explore any aspect of popular
women's fiction, both American and British of the 18th and 19th centuries,
but we are particularly interested in papers that discuss women's works that
have been traditionally categorized as "popular" in terms of how they might
be reconsidered. Popular fiction could include novels, short fiction, or
serialized fiction. Please e-mail 300-500 word proposals to
pwashington_at_ucok.edu or mail them to Pamela Washington, University of
Central Oklahoma, Box 182, Edmond, OK 73034.

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: 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: 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: 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

UPDATE: American Literature after 1865 (3/3/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Mary Song

CORRECTION! Please disregard the information referring to Ron Gard in the former CFP. Editorial error. My apologies. Mary Song
   
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    Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
at University of California, Riverside
on November 3-4, 2006

Session Title: American Literature After 1865

CFP: U.S. Diaspora Drama and Performance in Languages Other Than English (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Dalia Kandiyoti

Papers are invited for the 2006 panel of the MLA Discussion Group “Literature of the United States in Languages Other Than English” (MLA Conference, Philadelphia, December 2006). Panel title: “The Languages of Diaspora Drama and Performance.” Papers on U.S. diasporic dramatic texts and performances (theater, music, performance art etc.) that are in any languages other than English or are multi/bi/lingual. Please e-mail abstracts and c.v. to Dalia Kandiyoti by March 15: kandiyoti_at_inbox.com

Thank you.

Dalia Kandiyoti
Department of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

CFP: Edgar Allan Poe Session (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 8:18pm
Cliff Toliver

The theme of the "SymPo(e)sium," a special session of the 60th Rocky
Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Conference, to be held in
Tucson, Arizona, October 12-14, 2006, will be "Poe and . . . ." The
session organizer would welcome submissions of 250-500 word abstracts or
completed papers on topics relating to Edgar Allan Poe's literary
influence. Papers might explore topics relating to Poe's influence on
another writer or creative artist, Poe's influence on a contemporary
or on a writer or artist who flourished after Poe's time, Poe's
influence on an American or other-than-American writer or artist.
Please email proposals to toliver-c_at_mssu.edu or mail them to Cliff

CFP: American Literature I: Literature Before 1900 (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
ABeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu

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SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association) Conference<br>
Forth Worth, TX<br>
October 26-28, 2006<br>
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Panel: American Literature I: Literature Before 1900<br>
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OPEN TOPIC -- All abstracts dealing with novels, short stories, and poems written before 1900 are welcome.<br>
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Please send 500-word abstract and brief CV to Ann Beebe at abeebe_at_mail.uttyl.edu<br>
Deadline: March 15, 2006<br>
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Ann Beebe, Ph. D.<br>
Assistant Professor<br>
Department of Literature and Languages<br>

CFP: Edith Wharton Panels at MLA 2006 (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Donna Campbell

Call for Papers

The Edith Wharton Society, an allied organization of the MLA, will sponsor
two panels at the 2006 MLA Convention in Philadelphia.

1. Nation, Race, and Citizenship in Edith Wharton's Works. Issues addressed
might include but are not limited to cosmopolitanism; biological, political,
and anthropological constructions of citizenship, race, and nation; exile
and conceptions of "home"; national and transnational identities; and
related topics. Proposals on Wharton's fiction, travel literature,
autobiographical writings, poetry, and work during World War I are welcome.

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

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