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CFP: Identity Politics After (Post)Modernity (5/5/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm

Modernist Studies Association 8
Tulsa, Oklahoma: October 19-22, 2006

Proposed Panel: Identity Politics After (Post)Modernity

We wish to propose a panel that encourages thinking about minority
identity and the process of modernism and modernization. In what ways can
we conceive of the role of minority identity in a discourse dominated by a
single voice that seeks to drown out all others? Papers dealing with
modernity and colonialism are of particular interest, especially those
that look at to what extent postmodernity has resolved this "darker side"
of modernity.

CFP: Caribbean Literature: Racialized Voices, Hybridized Identities (8/06; anthology)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Jaspal K. Singh

Calls for Papers: Caribbean Literature: Racialized Voices, Hybridized

We invite essays on the diasporic implications of multiracial and
multicultural characters and their hybrid cultural consciousness in
Afro-Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean texts. The site of the diasporic cultures
may be in the Caribbean itself or in transnational locations--in the
Metropole or in the various sites of migration common to Caribbean nationals.

CFP: Mapping the Uncanny in 20th-c. Irish Literature (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm


Mapping the Uncanny in 20th Century Irish Literature

International Conference organized in Brest University by the CEIMA researc=
center (Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires du Monde Anglophone,=20
Universit=E9 de Bretagne Occidentale), 23-25 November 2006:

CFP: Changing Ireland (6/20/06; NEACIS, 10/21/06-10/22/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:07pm
Burke, Mary



will be held at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, CT on Oct. =
21-22, 2006






Presentation topics may include but should not be limited to:=20


* Irish identity=20

* Celtic Tiger Ireland=20

* Northern Irish Peace Process

* colonialism / post-colonialism=20

* immigration /emigration=20

* social, historical, artistic, religious, sexual or political =



UPDATE: Cultural Assumptions: Race & Naming (5/10/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Candis Weiss

Panel Topic: Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming
2006 South Central MLA Convention/ American Name Society Session
October 26-28, 2006
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2006

Papers are invited for the American Name Society session entitled
"Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming," to be presented at
the 2006 Convention of the South Central Modern LanguageAssociation
(SCMLA) in Fort Worth, TX (October 26-28, 2006).

CFP: Caribbean Anti-Hero(in)es (5/10/06; ICCS, 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm

I am seeking contributions for a panel to be held at the International
Conference on Caribbean Studies at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, South Padre
Island, Texas; November 2-5, 2006. From Maryse Condé's and Paule Marshall's
jaded intellectuals to Hilma Contreras' Parisian exiles, Caribbean writing is
rich with women characters who are complex, brilliant, and independent, but not
necessarily exemplary. What is the role of the anti-hero(ine) in Caribbean
literature? How do such figures, as Condé might suggest, inject disorder into
established and emerging literary hegemonies? The purpose of this panel is
two-fold: (1) to interrogate the work of Caribbean writers, particularly women,

CFP: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (11/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Meta Jones

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

UPDATE: The Works of Gustavo Pérez Firmat (5/1/06; ICCS, 11/2/06-11/5/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Nicolas Mansito III

Call for Panelists: The Works of Gustavo Pérez Firmat; Extended Deadline: 5/1/06; 11/2/06-11/5/06

International Conference on Caribbean Studies, November 2-5, 2006,

University of Texas-Pan American. Website:



Keynote Speaker: Gustavo Pérez Firmat


In his book, On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, & Culture

(1999), Louis Pérez Jr. has noted that Cuban- and subsequently,

Cuban-American- identity is "almost always in flux," and that it is, "as it were, a

work in progress." As the relationship between Cuba and the United

CFP: Borderpolitics of Whiteness (Australia) (8/30/06; 12/11/07-12/13/07)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm

For your Information and Distribution I have attached here a call for =
for the BorderPolitics of Whiteness Conference. Hope to see you there!

The Department of Critical and Cultural Studies and the Australian =
Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association are pleased to announce


December 11-13
Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney

KEYNOTES (secured as of now)

Professor David Theo Goldberg, Director, University of California =
Humanities Research Institute

Professor Cheryl Harris, Law, University of California, Los Angeles. =20

Associate Professor Joseph Pugliese, Critical and Cultural Studies, =
Macquarie University

CFP: Water and the Indian Worlds (France) (5/15/06; 9/2/06-9/3/06)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Ana Mendes

Call for Papers : =AB Water and the Indian Worlds =BB

SARI (Society of Activities and Research on the Indian worlds) invites 2=
0-minute presentations on the theme of =AB Water and the Indian Worlds =
=BB for its annual conference to be held in Jonzac (South-west France) o=
n September 2nd and 3rd, 2006.

Thematic outline :

CFP: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:26pm
Alison Younger

The University of Sunderland
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

CFP: Postcolonial Text: Ireland (12/31/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Ranjini Mendis


Call For Submissions ? <i>Postcolonial Text,i/> ? Special Issue: Ireland.=20
E=F3in Flannery (ed.)=20

<i>Postcolonial Text<i/> is an open access, electronic journal, which is=20
both internationally peer-reviewed and accessible to a global readership.=20
The editors now seek submissions for a specially-themed volume on Ireland=20
and postcolonialism.=20

CFP: Native American Literature (5/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Cody, Michael Amos

Call For Papers:
Native American Literature
November 10-12, 2006
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Convention,
Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This open session welcomes submissions of proposals regarding any aspect of literature or film related to Native American writing, culture, politics, spirituality, gender, language and so on. Please send 500-word abstracts with the requisite information as noted in the SAMLA call for papers guidelines by 1 May 2006 to Michael Cody, East Tennessee State University. Submit proposals by email ( or regular mail (Department of English, Box 70683, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614).

CFP: Asian American Anthology (12/31/06; collection)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:39pm
Anne Fowler

Call for Submissions: Asian American Anthology

Call for tangible, earthy, edgy poetry by Asian American female ethnic
writers to include poets with Middle Eastern, East Indian, and Pacific
Islander heritage. Editor thrilled by vibrant, diverse voices and subjects,
special surprises in approaching the page, and how you beat the drum of

Please use the following submission guidelines:

UPDATE: Selling Trauma: Post-apartheid(?) and Tourism (4/15/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Alice D'Amore

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended for selling trauma: post-apartheid(?)
and tourism to (4/15/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06).

CFP: Fissures and Sutures: Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial
Reflections on History and Literature, United States Association for
Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

selling trauma: post-apartheid(?) and tourism

UPDATE: Canadian Literature (4/25/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Duncan Lucas

deadline for abstracts/proposals: April 25, 2006
apologies for the error in the original cfp.
send abstracts (200 words, no attachments) to:

Midwest Modern Language Association, "High and Low Culture"
Chicago, November 9-12, 2006

Canadian Literature Section: "Post-colonialism or Diaspora? Whither =
cultural influence?"=20

UPDATE: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/1

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Billy J Stratton

Update: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in
Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry. (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Call For Papers:
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

CFP: Disability in African Fiction (4/20/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Olabisi Gwamna

CFP: Disability in African Fiction


Proposals are invited for a panel on the above subject for presentation
at the forthcoming MLA convention in Chicago. While all approaches,
topics and methodologies are welcome, efforts should be made to
critically examine the concept of high or low culture in African
fiction, especially as it relates to disabled characters. The
question, Is There a High or Low Culture in an Oral Society will
hopefully be answered by examining, through selected fictional
portraits, how certain illnesses/handicaps reflect the perceptions of
individuals that are situated in high or low culture.=20


CFP: Afro-Latinos (9/16/06; journal issue)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

**Call for Papers**


The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek =
for an issue that looks to answer the following question: =93What does
Afro-Latino mean within the confines of the United States?=20


Deadline: 18th September 2006 (completed essays). If interested, please
send a 300 word abstract by 24th April to the editors at =


Topics include but are not limited to:

-Gender / Sexuality / Race / Ethnicity

-Comparative cultural, historical, or political analysis=20

-English-language =93representations=94 of literatures and cultures of =
Afro-Latino experience in the United States

CFP: East and South Asia (5/1/06; collection)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm

CFP: Anthology, East and South Asia

Editors Helen Asquine Fazio and V.G. Julie Rajan invite your submissions of
papers for a multi-disciplinary anthology entitled Language, Mysticism, and
Iconography: Exploring the Cultural Interface Between East and South Asia.
The collection addresses the shared cultural traditions in narrative,
language, religion, philosophy, and art between East and South Asia.