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CFP: Southern Regional Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies (10/9/06; 3/8/07-3/10/07)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:10pm
Quintelli-Neary, Marguerite A

Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC, will host the Southern Regional
Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies March 8-10,
2007. The theme of the interdisciplinary conference will be "A Piece of
the Irish Dream," although the committee welcomes papers proposals on
all aspects of Irish Studies.


Please submit a one-page paper proposal by October 9, 2006 to:


Marguerite Quintelli-Neary (, or send hard copy to
her at:

English Dept., 250 Bancroft Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


CFP: De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization (10/1/06; collection)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm
Gonul Pultar

*Call for contributions*

*De/Construction of Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Age of Globalization*

The age of globalization has witnessed a redefinition of ethnicity as
well as the (re)emergence of nationhood, while at the same time
witnessing the deconstruction of both. Bi-, multi- and poly-cultural
societies more than ever have to confront issues generated from such
efforts, which aim at shaping and reshaping identities. While current
political developments exacerbate such phenomena, pacts of forgetting
and other silent alliances that had been established during the Cold War
as well as post- and neo-colonial paradigms are now being interrogated
and challenged.

UPDATE: Critique, Resistance, and Collaboration (9/2/06; 9/6/07-9/8/07)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:09pm

We have extended the deadline for submissions to the panel on critique,
resistance and collaboration. The new deadline is Sept. 2, 2006.

We are proposing a panel at the Latin American Studies Association 2007 International Conference (Montreal, Sept 2007). The Congress theme is "After the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a new America." The panel is titled:


CFP: Asian Am Lit and Trauma (9/14/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:59pm
Amy Lillian Manning

This panel session will address how historical, cultural, and personal traumas haunt Asian American authors, characters, and narrative structures. Furthermore, how do historical traumas manifest themselves in Asian American literary narratives and through bodies in literature? Why are historical traumas and personal/sexual/bodily traumas so often simultaneously narrated in Asian American literature? Is this phenomenon of trauma 'haunting' the present experienced differently by male and female Asian American characters? How can we expand the field of trauma studies by focusing specifically on the 'working-out' of trauma in Asian American literature?

CFP: E/Im/Migration and Culture (Turkey) (10/1/06; 9/15/07-9/17/07)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Gonul Pultar


CONF./CFP- E/Im/Migration and Culture, 15-17 Sept. 2007, Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Papers

E/Im/Migration and Culture
15-17 September 2007
Isik University, Sile (Istanbul, Turkey)

Fourth Cultural Studies Conference

Co-organized by the Cultural Studies Association (Turkey) and the
Department of International Relations of Isik University

CFP: Australian Association for Caribbean Studies (Australia) (11/1/06; 2/7/07-2/9/07)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 8:09pm

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies International Biennial
Conference, February 7-9 2007: Call for Papers

The next biennial conference of the Australian Association for
Caribbean Studies (AACS)will be held from 7-9 February, 2007 at
Footscray Park campus of Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia).
Proposals of papers of 20-25 minutes duration are invited on the theme
of Caribbean Popular Cultures. Papers that address other Caribbean
topics are also welcome.

Proposals of approximately 200 words should be sent to the conference
convenor by 1 November, 2006 by either email attachment to or post to:

CFP: Entries for Hispanic American Literature Volume (9/1/06; collection)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:27pm

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to invite contributions to the Hispanic American Literature Volume.

This encyclopedia will be a stand-alone book and will be published by Facts on File in 2007.
The volume is already 4/5 complete. I am looking for contributors for the remaining entries below.

Facts on File is a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college students (

Entries are due September 1, 2006 and are peer reviewed (I have a peer review email list for contributors to use).

CFP: Ambiguous Adventure of Modernity: Kane's Work and Global Questions of Identity (8/15/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Soelve Curdts

        A conference on the Senegalese writer Cheikh Hamidou Kane will be held at
Princeton University on October 6 and 7 2006.
        Kane's work provides an exciting opportunity to inquire into the
intersections of identity, difference, and modernity, as they unfold in our
world today. Submissions on all aspects of Kane's work as well as on the
broader questions his writing and cultural engagement stimulate are welcome.
Please send paper titles and abstracts of no more than 250 words to the
email addresses listed below. The deadline for submission of abstracts is
August 15 2006.
        Cheikh Hamidou Kane has generously agreed to be our guest of honour.

CFP: Intermarriage in American Indigenous History (1/2/07; journal issue)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Gayle Gullett

Call for Papers

Intermarriage in American Indigenous History: Explorations in Power and
Intimacy in North America

A Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies


Guest Editors:

Cathleen D. Cahill (History, University of New Mexico)

Jacki Rand (History and American Indian and Native Studies, University
of Iowa)

Kerry Wynn (History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Due date for Receipt of Papers is January 2, 2007


Call for Papers:

UPDATE: Nations Speaking: Indigenous Performances Across the Americas (9/15/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 4:15am
Roark, Carolyn D.

Deadline amended:

Call for Papers

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance

Volume 4.1, Spring 2007

"Nations Speaking: Indigenous Performances Across the Americas"
(Tentative Title)

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks essays for a special

issue, to be guest-edited by Christy Stanlake. We welcome essays that

explore performance in, and performative aspects of, the indigenous

communities of the Americas, including North, Central, and South

America. Over the past two decades, American Indian theatre has been

actively growing, at both a grassroots level and in professional

theatre. Along with the increase in theatrical work has been a growing

UPDATE: Fusion Cultures (UK) (9/7/06; 12/9/06)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:02am

Final call for papers: submission of abstracts extended until 7th September=
Fusion cultures: 'memory, migration, [re]mediation, mobility' - 9th =20
december 2006 =20
A one-day multi-disciplinary conference, to be held at the maritime campus=
University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom=20
The Asian Research Group at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in=
collaboration with the Department of English and Performance Studies at The=
University of Greenwich, London=20
'Rather than a manufactured clash of civilizations, we need to concentrate=20
on the slow working together of cultures that overlap, borrow from each oth=

CFP: Hispanic Studies (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:02am
Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman

Ixquic: Revista Hisp=E1nica Internacional de An=E1lisis Literario y =

Ixquic, an international peer-reviewed journal in the field of =20
Hispanic Studies, is now accepting submissions for its 7th edition to =20=

be published in late 2006. A portion of the edition will be dedicated =20=

to the work of the Spanish writer Antonio Gala however articles =20
outside of this topic will also be considered.

Submissions should be sent via email as an attached file to: =20

CFP: Teaching Race to Undergraduates (10/27/06; 5/15/07-5/15/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Athena Devlin



Teaching Race to Undergraduates: Problems and Approaches in the
Humanities and Social Sciences

A Conference at St Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

March 15-16, 2007


An interdisciplinary conference examining the methods, experiences,
breakthroughs and problems of teaching race to a diverse student body in
higher education. The event will begin on Thursday, March 15, 2007 with
an evening keynote speaker and reception. Conference panels will take
place on March 16th and include speakers from the social sciences and
the humanities.


CFP: English-language Perspectives on Flemish Culture (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:00am
Christopher Lemelin

I am writing as an Associate Editor of Sirena, an international, =20
multilingual journal of poetry, art, and criticism. Our journal is =20
produced twice yearly by Dickinson College and is distributed by =20
Johns Hopkins University Press.

Within the next year we will be publishing a special edition of the =20
journal devoted to Flemish poetry, art, and culture. We have =20
received funding for this project from the Flemish Literary Fund for =20
the translation and publication of poems by Benno Barnard, Luuk =20
Gruwez, Stefan Hertmans, Roland Jooris, Leonard Nolens, Miriam Van =20
Hee and Stefaan Van den Bremt. I have included biographies of these =20
poets below

CFP: Jews & Sex (9/30/06; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Nathan Abrams

Proposals are sought for a new edited collection tentatively titled, =
Jews and Sex. Possible contributions could include, but are not limited =
to, the following:

CFP: Caribbean Panels (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:32pm
Elizabeth Abele


*Caribbean Panels*

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland

* *

NeMLA members have proposed the following panels and invite abstracts that
examine authors and texts from the Caribbean:

* *

*From Negritude to Creolization * Board-Sponsored Panel. This panel invites
papers that explore theories of identity in the French Caribbean. Send
abstracts to Carinne Mardorossian, SUNY-Buffalo:

* *

CFP: Journal of African Literature (12/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
IRCALC Editors

The editors of the international research confederacy on African literature and culture (IRCALC) welcome submissions of research papers on recent literatures /existing oratures of Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa generally focussed around the boundaries of Culture, Oral Tradition and Aesthetics; History, Progress and Transition; War, Conflicts, Trauma and Reconciliation; Individuality vs Fringe /Marginal Identities; Masculinist /Feminist (Re)Inscriptions; Present-Past /Future-Present Temporality; Contemporary Modernity and Citizenship (Re)Definitions; Post-Colony and Nation-State Dilemmas.

CFP: Multiculturalism in Girl Sleuth Fiction (9/1/06; Nancy Drew, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm

A panel or panels on multiculturalism and representations of race and ethnic
identity is being constructed for the Wilson College conference on Nancy Drew
and Girl Sleuths. The goal of the panel is to examine representations of race
and ethnic identity in girl sleuth literature, both past and present; since
most characters in girl sleuth stories are generally white, this panel is
concerned about how other races and ethnic identities are depicted and
represented in contrast to the whiteness that seems to inform the majority of
the characters in these texts.

To submit an abstract, send it to the address listed for the conference below.

CFP: Nuestra América, nuestra literatura: National and Literary Perspectives of the Latin American Writer Abroad (8/15/06; LASA,

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Kelly Comfort

CFP: Nuestra América, nuestra literatura: National and Literary Perspectives
of the Latin American Writer Abroad, a proposed panel for LASA 2007.

XXVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association: "After
the Washington Consensus: Collaborative Scholarship for a New América,"
September 6 – 8, 2007, Montreal, Canada.

CFP: Reconciliation & Transitional Justice (8/4/06; 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
erik doxtader

An Interdisciplinary Symposium â€" Call for Papers

'Coming to Terms' with Reconciliation: Critical Perspectives on the Practice, Politics, and Ethics of Transitional Justice

10-11 November 2006

The University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

CFP: BorderPolitics of Whiteness Conference (Australia) (8/30/06; 12/11/06-12/12/06)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm



-Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Quandamooka First Nation,
Professor of Indigenous Studies at Queensland University of Technology,
a leading scholar in Whiteness Studies and a founder of the Australian
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies is a keynote speaker.

- Conference Participants will have the opportunity to
be considered for refereed publication for ACRAWSA e-journal.

-Postgraduate students will be eligible to apply for an ACRAWSA
scholarship to fund their registration costs. Information will be
available on the website from mid-September.