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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

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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 & 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.

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?

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