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CFP: Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference (Australia) (11/30/07; 7/4/08-7/7/08)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:40pm
Michael McDonnell

First Call For Papers:
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference
University of Sydney
4-7th July 2008

The Department of History at the University of Sydney is delighted to
announce that it is hosting the Australia and New Zealand Association
for American Studies Conference in 2008. ANZASA brings together scholars
from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues who specialise in
American Studies from around the world for a major conference held every
two years.

CFP: Lyric in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Joanne van der Woude

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Lyric in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Eric Gardner

For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (gardner_at_svsu.edu).

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
normbria_at_isu.edu

Updated CFP
The guest editors of a special issue of African American Review on Repre=
senting Segregation are still looking for proposals for projects that ad=
dress the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E =

The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu) Complet ed=
 papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including the o=
riginal CFP for the special issue =2C is available at=3A www=2Eisu=2Eedu=
/=7Enormbria/aar=2E See also African American Review=27s website at=A0 h=
ttp=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/

CFP: Realism in Theory (4/17/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:24pm
Cohen, Samuel S.

For the Literary Criticism permanent section, annual convention of the
Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland, Ohio, November 8-11:

"Realism in Theory." This session will be devoted to assessing the state
of the conversation about realism (small r) in contemporary literary
theory and criticism. What are we saying about the modes, possibilities,
problems, meanings, and politics of the literary representation of
reality? What has been said about these things up until now? What might
be said in the future?

CFP: 7th Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference: Homecomings (4/2/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Bucher, Christina

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Seventh Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 27-29, 2007
 
Conference speakers to include: Barbara C. Ewell, Kaye Gibbons, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Minrose Gwin, Lorraine Lopez, Jill McCorkle, Harryette
Mullen, Brenda Marie Osbey, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Minton Sparks,
and
a special evening with Dr. Maya Angelou
(in conjunction with One Book, Many Voices Rome Community Read)
                
Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has
been devoted to showcasing the works of well known and emerging southern

CFP: Queer Space and Time (3/1/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
ivanchikova_at_yahoo.com

CFP: Queer Space and Time, Gay and Lesbian Caucus
(SCMLA, 11/01/07-11/01/07 Memphis)
    
  Gay and Lesbian Caucus Panel
  South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)
  November 1-3, 2007 in Memphis, TN
    
Papers are now accepted for Gay and Lesbian Caucus
panel at SCMLA in Memphis, Novemeber 1-3 2007. All
proposals will be considered. Papers addressing the
issues of "queer space" and/or "queer time" as
expressed through literature, poetry, drama, film or
theory are especially encouraged.
    
Please submit a brief abstract (no more than 300
words) that includes a title. With your abstract,
please provide your name, institution (if relevant),

CFP: American Drama Conference (6/15/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:56pm
Ian Maloney

American Drama Conference

St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights, New York

October 4-6, 2007

=20

The conference invites papers on any aspects of American drama,
playwrights, and theater. Of particular interest are discussions
connecting playwrights to each other and to social, political,
historical, and aesthetic issues. We also welcome papers on stagecraft,
performance, and production history. Papers should not exceed 10 pages
for twenty minute presentation.=20

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Possible panels may focus on:

=20

Edward Albee

Susan Glaspell

Lorraine Hansberry

Lillian Hellman

Beth Henley

Tony Kushner

David Mamet

Arthur Miller

CFP: Realism's Others (4/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:55pm
Baker, Geoff

Submissions are sought for a volume on the topic of "Realism's Others." =
Based on a panel at the March, 2006, meeting of the American Comparative =
Literature Association at Princeton University, this project hopes to =
continue the discussion.=20

=20

The panel considered realism's creation of, and relationship to, the =
other. Questions discussed include:=20

CFP: What's a Feminist to do with Melville (3/10/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:30pm
Charlene Avallone

What=92s a Feminist to Do with Melville?
Melville Society Session
MLA, Chicago, December 27-30, 2007

Feminist criticism contributes a stimulating, if still compact, =20
scholarship in the field of Melville studies. The past three decades =20=

of feminist study have not only revisited questions of Melville and =20
misogyny, but also renewed interest in his short fiction, poetry, and =20=

Pierre; opened up the significance of gendered figures in his texts; =20
reconsidered his career through new historical models of authorship; =20
and more.

CFP: Melville and Feminism (3/10/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:29pm
Charlene Avallone

The Melville Society invites submissions for the following session at =20=

the MLA meeting in Chicago,
December 2007:

What=92s a Feminist to Do

with Melville?

Feminist criticism contributes a stimulating, if still compact, =20
scholarship in the field of Melville studies. The past three decades =20=

of feminist study have not only revisited questions of Melville and =20
misogyny, but also renewed interest in his short fiction, poetry, and =20=

CFP: Entries for Early American Literature Volume (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:29pm
Andrea King

Call For Contributors
Facts on File is a publishing house based in New York that specializes
 in research materials for secondary and college students and
 instructors. For a first volume of early American literature, which
 is under contract and will be published soon, the volume editor is
 looking for writers to complete submissions on the following entries
 in a timely manner. If interested, please contact
 ajtinnemeyer_at_yahoo.com.

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:12pm
normbria_at_isu.edu

Updated CFP
Update=3A The guest editors of a special issue of African American Revie=
w on Representing Segregation are still looking for proposals for projec=
ts that address the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E=
 The original call for papers is appended below=2E =

 =

The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu)=2E Complet=
ed papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including a l=
ink to the special issue website at http=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/=2E
 =

CFP: Asian and Asian American Lit at PAMLA 07 (3/1/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:01am
John Goshert

Asian and Asian American Literature Panel-PAMLA 2007

Proposals for individual presentations are invited for the Asian and Asian American Literature panel at the 2007 meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). The panel topic is open, but I am especially interested in papers that explore relationships between Asian American experiences, writing, identity, and so on and the larger Asian diaspora. These relationships might include, but are not limited to

UPDATE: American Bodies, American Violence (Finland) (2/16/07; NAAS, 5/24/07-5/26/07)

updated: 
Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:00am
Maarit Piipponen

UPDATE AND FINAL CALL FOR WORKSHOPS AND INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

The 20th Biennial Nordic Association for American Studies (NAAS)
Conference 2007
The 11th Biennial Tampere North American Studies Conference

"American Bodies, American Violence"

University of Tampere, Finland
May 24-26, 2007

Keynote speakers:

Professor Judith Halberstam, University of Southern California
Professor Scott Slovic, University of Nevada

CFP: Southern Literature (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/2/07-10/4/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Pam Washington

Call for Papers

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Calgary, Alberta at the downtown Westin Hotel

October 4-6, 2007

 

RMMLA invites submissions for its open session in Southern Literature.
Please send 400-word abstracts to the program chair by March 1, 2007:

 

Pamela Washington

Box 182

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK 73034

 Or

pwashington_at_ucok.edu

 

E-mail abstracts are preferred. Presenters will be notified by March 15,
2007

 

CFP: 19th Century American Lit (no deadline noted; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:21pm
Richard McLamore

"Not that Foucault . . ." American representations of Power from the Virgin to the Dynamo.

 

The concept of Power changed during the nineteenth century as the sorts of power that humans could control dramatically expanded. Papers investigating changed, innovative, or problematic strategies that early American writers from the colonial periods to 1900 used to represent the relationships between humans and power are welcome.

 

Please e-mail 500 word abstracts to: Mclamorr_at_mcmurryadm.mcm.edu

Richard McLamore

Department of English

 
Richard V. McLamore
Associate Professor of English
McMurry University
Abilene, TX 79697-0608

CFP: The Americas: Drawing the Lines (4/2/07; CAAS, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:34pm
Jason Haslam

2007 Canadian Association for American Studies Conference

The Americas: Drawing the Lines

CAAS invites proposals for its annual conference to be held November
8-11, 2007 at the University of Quebec, Montreal.

Please send 500 word proposals by April 2 2007 to:

CAAS 2007 Committee, c/o Michael Epp <michaelepp_at_trentu.ca>.

The conference topic is intended to address the transformations of
the geographic, political, literary, historical, and generally
conceptual space of the "Americas."

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Sympo(e)sium: Poe's Influence on Writers and Artists (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
Milton, Paul

Call for submissions for the Sympo(e)sium at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007. We are looking for papers that deal with any aspect of Edgar Allan Poe's work or his influence on writers and artists of any period or national literature. Please send proposals (250 words) or finished papers to Paul Milton at paul.milton_at_ubc.ca or to Department of Critical Studies, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1V 1V7.
Deadline for submissions: *March 1, 2007*
More information about the conference can be found at http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

CFP: The Crucible in Performance (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
erika.olbricht_at_yale.edu

CFP: _The Crucible_ in Performance
Special session at MLA 2007 (27-30 December, Chicago).

Soliciting papers treating Miller's play and/or adaptations of it, especially
Robert Ward's opera. While I will consider any proposal, I would especially
like to consider papers treating issues of textual problematics across
adaptations, the performance of allegory, Miller's historiography, or the
relationship between politics, history, and theatre/performance.

One page proposals by 1 March to Erika Olbricht: erika.olbricht at yale.edu.
Finished papers should be 15 - 20 minutes.

Erika Olbricht
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University

CFP: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (2/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Vtheile

This is a call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.
 
We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public spheres.
 
Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:
 
religion
mythologies
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food
historiography
violence
family

CFP: American Poets Writing about / Writing for Children (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
svonkco_at_netzero.net

"American Poets Writing for / Writing about Children"

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, November
2007, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (one hour north of
Seattle)

Paper proposals are sought for an approved special session at PAMLA's
2007 annual conference.

CFP: African American Women Writers (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
E.M. Clark

This panel invites proposals exploring any African American women writers for the 2007 RMMLA conference in Calgary, October 4-7, 2007. Electronic submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2007 to billiesblues82_at_yahoo.com.
   
  Snail mail may be sent to:
  Erin Mae Clark
  Department of English
  Washington State University
  P.O. Box 645020
  Pullman, WA 99164-5020
   
  Panelists will be notified by March 15, 2007 and must secure or renew RMMLA membership by April 1, 2007. For more information, please see the RMMLA website, http://rmmla.wsu.edu

CFP: Nineteenth-Century American Literature Panel at RMMLA (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/2/07-10/4/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Donna Campbell

Call for Papers
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
Calgary, Alberta at the downtown Westin Hotel
October 4-6, 2007

RMMLA invites submissions for its open session in Nineteenth-Century
American Literature. Please send 400-word abstracts to the program chair by
March 1, 2007:

Donna Campbell
Department of English
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020
campbelld_at_wsu.edu

E-mail abstracts (no attachments, please) are preferred. Presenters will be
notified by March 15, 2007.

Submission and presentation guidelines are on the RMMLA Web site at
http://www.rmmla.org.

UPDATE: Novels of Thornton Wilder (1/29/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 7:59pm
wilder_at_TCNJ.EDU

Deadline Extended: Since the ALA deadline for submitting panel proposals
is January 30th (not the 20th, as we had thought when setting our original
deadline), we will consider abstracts on the Novels of Thornton Wilder up
to January 29th. Below is the original call for papers.

Call for Papers, 2007
Thornton Wilder Society
At the 18th Annual American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA, May 24-27, 2007

Novels of Thornton Wilder

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