Looking West Looking East: Transatlanic Travel Writing (MLA 2006)
CFP: Native American Literature and Memory (2/20/06; SCMLA October 28-30,
2006 Fort Worth, Texas)
Native American Literature Panel:
Individual and Collective Memory in Native American Literature
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,
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: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives
(3/1/06; 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.
I welcome self-nominations, by January 24, for
participating in this interdisciplinary
Roundtable I'm PROPOSING for this May's American
Literature Association conference in San Francisco:
"Colloquy with Wendy Martin: An American
Triptych and, Now, a Dickinson Biography"
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: 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
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
>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.
Papa, Pappy, and Gender Trouble: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and
MLA 2006, Philadelphia (December 27-30, 2006)
Deadline: February 10, 2006 (deadline extended for this session only)
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.
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 (dis)junctions: (grad) (2/01/06;
(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:
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
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
CFP: Appropriating Vision(s): Visual Practices in American Women's Writing
Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), 3rd
International Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 8-11, 2006.
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
Call for Papers for the 2006 SAMLA Convention Hemingway Society Panel
"The Feminine in Hemingway"
Announcing a new book series from Ashgate Publishing
Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies
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
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
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
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.
(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside
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 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.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Childrenâ€™s Literature Society of the American Literature Association
The Childrenâ€™s Literature Society of the ALA seeks abstracts for two panels on childrenâ€™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 yearâ€™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)(5/25-28/2006)
American Culture and Literature
English Language and Literature
will host an international Humanities conference
Building Bridges--Crossing Borders: Transdisciplinarity
Keynote speakers: Bernard Mergen, Susan Curtis, and Guenter Lenz
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?