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CFP: Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck: Travel Writer, Aesthetic Theorist and Theologian (1/5/06; 5/27/06-5/30/06)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Natasha Duquette

Please see, below, the Call for Papers for a session on Mary Anne
Schimmelpenninck at the Canadian Congress of Social Sciences and
Humanities.=20

Call for Papers: Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck: Travel Writer, Aesthetic
Theorist and Theologian (1/5/06; 5/27/06-5/30/06) =20

Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference=20
Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities=20
York University=20
Toronto, Ontario=20
May 27-30, 2006=20

CFP: African Americans and The Catholic Church (1/28/06; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Iyer, Nalini

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

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AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH-A CONFERENCE

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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The Gaffney Chair for Endowed Mission and the Center for the Study of =
Justice in Society jointly present and invite contributions to a =
Conference on AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The conference =
will be held at Seattle University from April 27-29, 2006.

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CFP: NeoAmericanist: Online Student Journal for American Studies (grad) (1/1/06; journal issue)

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Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
NeoAmericanist Journal for American Studies

Call for Papers

NeoAmericanist
Online Student Journal for American Studies

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The editors of NeoAmericanist, an online multi/inter-disciplinary journal
for the study of America, are issuing a call for papers among interested
Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting original ARTICLES as
well as book and film REVIEWS from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level
students on the comprehensive topic of America. The submission DEADLINE fo=
r
the next issue is JANUARY 1ST 2006.

CFP: Literature and American Studies (1/15/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
Anne F. Walker

Call for papers for the "Intersections of Location and Literature in 19th and 20th Century
American Milieus" panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (Oakland,
California, 2006). This panel focuses on relationships between place, author and text, involving
ideas of interaction that link artistic, social, physical, emotional and/or temporal spaces.
Themes can include, but are not limited to: questions of public and private; readings of the
palimpsestic; multiculturalisms; blurs and borders in physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual
and class lines; submission and resistance; the situated subject, as in we how we "act from" and

CFP: Elizabeth Stoddard and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture (1/10/06; ALA, 5/25-5/30/06)

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Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Elizabeth Stockton

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Elizabeth Stoddard and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture"
American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2006
Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center

This panel will explore the connections between Elizabeth Stoddard and
the broader literary culture of nineteenth-century America. Papers on
any aspects of her connection to that culture—biographical, literary,
aesthetic, thematic—are welcome. We especially seek papers that do not
exclusively engage with Stoddard's work alone, but consider her within a
broader context.

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American Women's Writing (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Marit MacArthur

CFP: Working Conditions: Reform & Religion in 19th Century American
Women's Writing

How did anti-Calvinist religious movements (with a new belief in progress
and human perfectability) condition reformist American literature by women
during the period 1840-1895? Of particular interest are works that exposed
and criticized industrial working conditions, such as Rebecca Harding
Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, but papers on any reformist women's
writing works from this period are welcome.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by December 15th to:

CFP: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
McWhirter, David B

Proposals are invited for the Eudora Welty Society session at the 2006 SCMLA
Convention, 10/26/06-10/28/06 in Fort Worth. Open topic: 20-minute papers on
any aspect of Welty's work, life, or critical reception; all approaches
welcome. Email 500 word abstracts to David McWhirter at
d-mcwhirter_at_tamu.edu, or mail to 166 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI
02882. Deadline March 15, 2006.

UPDATE: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (2/1/06; collection)

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Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:15pm
Yolanda Page

Contributors are sought to write unassigned entries for African American
Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006.

 

African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide, will consist of 173
entries. Each entry consists of four parts and varies in length from
750-6000 words. Each entry includes the following components:

* Biographical narrative

* Analysis

* Critical Reception

* Bibliography

 

CFP: Harriet Prescott Spofford (1/10/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Cari Carpenter

Harriet Prescott Spofford's Magazine Fiction
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
November 8 * 11, 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We invite proposals for papers on Harriet Prescott Spofford's magazine fiction. Papers might explore her fiction in the context of the magazine(s) in which it was published, the relationship of her work to romanticism and/or the supernatural, or the construction of race in her short fiction. Please e-mail 500-word proposals and contact information to Cari Carpenter at Cari.Carpenter_at_mail.wvu.edu by January 10, 2006.

CFP: The American Renaissance and New York City (grad) (2/1/06; CUNY, 3/24/06)

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Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
owner-cfp_at_lists.sas.upenn.edu

 Panel: The American Renaissance and New York City.

CUNY Graduate Student Conference: The City in Literature, March 24, 2006.

As the mugs sold at the New York Historical Society Gift Shop exclaim,
Emerson, in The Conduct of Life, famously pronounced, "New York is a sucked orange."

CFP: Melville and Aesthetics (2/1/05; collection)

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Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Samuel Otter

         Proposals are invited for a volume of essays on the works of=20
Herman Melville and the =93aesthetic turn=94 in contemporary literary=20
criticism. Over the last few years, it has become clear that there are=20
many gifted critics of American literature out there with aesthetics on=20
their minds. In this volume, we hope to create a forum in which literary=20
critics can engage questions associated with that topic on the common=20
ground of a single author=92s work.

CFP: African American Literature and Culture Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
keith byerman

For sessions at the American Literature Association conference in San
Francisco, the AALCS invites proposals for 15- to 20-minute
presentations concerned with African American literature. Open topic,
but papers on drama (esp. August Wilson), literature and performance,
and literature and other arts are encouraged. Mail 200-word proposals
to address below or to ejkeb_at_isugw.indstate.edu by 10 January 2006.
Participants must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference.
 Keith Byerman
Professor of English and Women's Studies
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office Phone: 812-237-3208
Fax: 812-237-3156

CFP: John Edgar Wideman Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
keith byerman

For sessions at the American Literature Association conference in San
Francisco, the John Edgar Wideman Society invites proposals for 15- to
20-minute presentations. Open topic,but papers on Wideman's literary
relationships, on his early novels, or on his nonfiction prose are
encouraged. Mail 200-word proposals to address below or to
ejkeb_at_isugw.indstate.edu by 15 January 2006.
Participants must be members of the Wideman Society by the time of the
conference.

-- Keith Byerman
Professor of English and Women's Studies
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office Phone: 812-237-3208
Fax: 812-237-3156

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment (grad) (12/5/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:28pm
Celeste Pottier

The deadline for the University of South Carolina's Nineteenth-Century Graduate Literature Conference, "Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment," has been extended to December 5, 2005.

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The conference website for the University of South Carolina's Nineteenth-Century Graduate Literature Conference, "Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment," is now online at http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/19thcenturyconference/index.html.

CFP: Faulkner and Twain (4/30/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Deraschke_at_aol.com

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Twain
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 19-21, 2006

CFP: Art and Politics in 19-C. Britain & America (grad) (1/15/06; 4/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Lauren Elizabeth LaFauci

Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: A Transatlantic
Exchange
Deadline for Proposals: January 15th, 2006
Conference Date: 14. April. 2006
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Nineteenth Century Forum (NCF), an interdisciplinary group comprised of
faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan, invites
proposals for panels and individual papers for its graduate student
conference "Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: A
Transatlantic Exchange."

CFP: Internationalization of American Studies/Transpacific American Studies (1/10/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:27pm
Tatsushi Narita

      Seeking papers on (1) critiques of current practices of
internationalization of American studies or on (2) topics concerning
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American studies for a panel at American Studies
Association conference to be held in Oakland, CA, October 12-16, 2006. The
panel is entitled Internationalization of American Studies and
¡ÈTranspacific¡É American. Also, I am seeking commentator and chair for this
proposed session.
      These few years the field of American Studies is undergoing a radical
transformation with respect to internationalization. However, despite the
admirable reciprocal exchange history, for example, of annually held

CFP: American Women Write about Italians (1/9/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Bernardi, Debra

CFP for Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
(November 8-November 11, 2006 in Philadelphia)

American Women Write about Italians

While much has been published on American men who write about their
experiences in Italy (Hawthorne and James come easily to mind), relatively
little has been done about what American women writers have had to say about
Italian culture. The purpose of this panel is to explore just that.

CFP: Am and British Literature (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
DannaV27_at_aol.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panels:
 
The Self and Community
British Romantic Literature
Tragedy
American Literature after Twain
Hemingway and Fitzgerald
Shakespeare
The Byronic Hero
Medieval Literature
Early American Literature
16th and 17th Century British Literature
Eugene O'Neill
Toni Morrison
Feminist and Gender Theories
Critical Approaches to Popular Literature
Literacy
 
 
 

UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and
comedy.

CALL FOR PAPERS (HEART'S DAY 2006)

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

CFP: Thornton Wilder as American Writer (1/10/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
konkleli_at_TCNJ.EDU

CALL FOR PAPERS: THORNTON WILDER AS AMERICAN WRITER Special Session at
The American Literature Association 17th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero Center
Sponsored by The Thornton Wilder Society

Possible Approaches:

Wilder and his works as products of American culture:

early life in Madison, WI; Berkeley, CA; Oberlin College; Yale.
teaching career at Lawrenceville School, NJ; University of Chicago; Harvard.
novels, plays, screenplays, essays, letters.

Analysis of novels and plays as they depict American characters in
American settings acting in American ways in accordance with American
values

CFP: Abolitionist Places (1/3/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Martha Schoolman

Abolitionist Places

I'm inviting papers for a panel "Abolitionist Places" to be proposed
for the American Studies Association 2006 meeting in Oakland, CA,
October 12-15, 2006.

CFP: American Humor (2/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
sean_zwagerman_at_sfu.ca

The American Humor panel of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
invites papers on the open topic of American humor. Proposals may focus
upon fictional and nonfictional humor genres from any historical period, and
may employ and/or critique any methodological approach to the analysis of
humor.

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2006. The 2006 RMMLA Conference
will be held in Tucson, AZ on October 12-14, 2006.

Please send proposals by mail or e-mail to:
Sean Zwagerman,
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
604-291-4831
sean_zwagerman_at_sfu.ca

CFP: Art and Politics in 19th c Britain and America (grad) (1/15/06; 4/14/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
sreddyz_at_umich.edu

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

Deadline for Proposals: January 15th, 2006

The Nineteenth Century Forum (NCF), an interdisciplinary group comprised of
faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan, invites proposals
for panels and individual papers for its graduate student conference "Art and
Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: a Transatlantic Exchange."

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

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:36pm
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 by
January 15, 2006.

CFP: The Better-Known Chopin (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:35pm
Heather.Ostman_at_esc.edu

The Better-Known Chopin: Making It New
  
For over fifty years, The Awakening and stories like "Desiree's Baby" and
"The Story of an Hour" have been part of the literary canon and staples of
the classroom. As the times and contexts change, we are finding new
approaches and new perspectives on these familiar works. For this ALA
panel, which is sponsored by The Kate Chopin Society, papers and
presentations should provide some re-visionings of Kate Chopin's
better-known fiction: proposing innovative critical approaches, developing
new textual pairings and readings, examining unexplored contexts, or
suggesting classroom techniques that can make Chopin's work fresh for

CFP: Faulkner and Twain (4/30/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
Debrah Raschke

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Twain
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 19-21, 2006

This "Faulkner and Twain" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute
papers on any topic related to Faulkner and/or Twain. All critical
approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed, as well as
papers on special collections of Twain and Faulkner. We are particularly
interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as
the river, the frontier, humor, race, and history. Proposals for organized
panels are also encouraged.

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