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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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.

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

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
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.

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

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
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 by=20
January 15, 2006.

UPDATE: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir (12/31/05; SSAWW, 11/6/06-11/8/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:17pm
Miranda Green-Barteet

Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir

 

Revised due date.

 

Papers may analyze how Ethnic American women use memoir to claim
subjectivity and join communities. Papers could explore how writers use
memoir to achieve self-actualization; claim subjectivity; and reconcile
their personal and community identities. Papers could also explore how
Ethnic American women manipulate conventional narrative forms (i.e., slave
narratives, travel narratives, and the autobiographical novel) to claim
subjectivity and to gain access to both the publishing community and
mainstream American society.

 

UPDATE: Henry James and Jane Austen (11/20/05; ACCUTE, 5/27/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:27pm
Sarah Emsley

New deadline:

"The Unconscious Master: Henry James and Jane Austen=94
2006 ACCUTE CONFERENCE AT YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO

(27 May - 4 June 2006 at 75th Congress of Humanities and Social=20
Sciences; the ACCUTE conference will take place over 3-4 days within=20
that timeframe)

Henry James, himself known as the Master, praised Jane Austen for her=20
"little
master-strokes of imagination," suggesting that the reason for her high=20=

CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt (11/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:26pm
Wright-Mcfatter, Susan

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association
Conference to be held from May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San
Francisco in Embarcadero Center, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
94111.

=20

We would be interested in papers focusing on Chesnutt and film from a
variety of perspectives for one session.

CFP: Truth and Evil in Edith Wharton's Works (1/5/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:18pm
Donna Campbell

 Call for Papers=20
Edith Wharton Sessions at ALA 2006=20

Deadline: January 5, 2006=20

The Edith Wharton Society will sponsor the following session at the =
American Literature Association Conference on May 25-28, 2006, in San =
Francisco.

Terror and Evil in Edith Wharton's Works=20

Please send 300-400 word abstracts by January 5, 2006 to:

Dr. Carole M. Shaffer-Koros=20
Associate Dean=20
VE-114A
Kean University=20
Union, NJ 07083
ckoros_at_kean.edu=20

Web site: http://www.edithwhartonsociety.org

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

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:18pm
Miller, Shawn

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: Physicality in Edith Wharton's Writing and Life (1/5/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:17pm
HilHllr_at_aol.com

Panel sponsored by the Edith Wharton society

Physicality in Edith Wharton's Writing and Life

Papers on all aspects of physicality (eroticism, food, pain, pleasure,
addiction, smell, temperature etc.) are welcome.
Please send 300-400 word abstracts by January 5, 2006 to:

Prof. Hildegard Hoeller
Associate Professor of English
College of Staten Island--City University of New York
e-mail: hilhllr_at_aol.com
mail: 29 Gail Court, Staten Island NY 10306

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