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UPDATE: Taiwan Literature and Culture (3/30/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:32pm
B Lei

Special Session: Mimicry, Parody, Hybridity: Contemporary Taiwan Literature
and Culture

2006 MLA Convention

Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

Deadline Extended: March 30, 2006

CFP: Arab American Entries for Encyclopedia (5/1/06; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Dr. Seiwoong Oh

Call for Contributions

Arab American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Arab American literature are invited to contribute articles to
be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a 5-volume
set in which Arab American entries will become part of the Asian American
volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On File,
a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college
students (www.factsonfile.com).

CFP: Teaching Ethnic Am/Postcolonial Literature of Trauma (4/1/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Robin E. Field

Papers are sought for a panel examining the pedagogical
strategies we use to teach the literature of trauma in the
undergraduate classroom. I wish to examine Ethnic American
and Postcolonial literature in particular. Papers should
reference at least one piece of literature commonly taught,
and provide specific examples of teaching methodologies,
practices, and theories. Papers should run 15-18 minutes.

This panel will be held at the USACLALS conference at Santa
Clara University. Information about the conference follows.

Please send 250 word abstracts and a brief CV by April 1,
2006 to:

Robin Field
ref4u_at_virginia.edu

Conference info:

UPDATE: USACLALS: Division & Mutual Aid in Postcolonial History and Literature (4/15/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
John Hawley

Deadline extended:

Fissures and Sutures:
Sources of Division and Mutual Aid in Postcolonial Reflections
on History and Literature

Confirmed speakers at this time
 Bill Ashcroft, Aijaz Ahmad, R. Radhakrishnan, Amritjit Singh, Tess Onwueme, Emmanuel Dongala, Kirpal Singh, Kalyan Ray, and Shu-mei Shih

Oct. 27-29 2006
United States Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
4th International Conference (USACLALS)
Santa Clara University (40 miles south of San Francisco;
one mile from San Jose airport)

CFP: Dancing under the Rising Sun: Japanese Colonialism and Dance (4/1/06; 12/8/06-12/10/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:13pm
Yukihiko YOSHIDA

Dear list,

Here is conference on the influences of Japanese Colonialism on Dance.

Yukihiko YOSHIDA

2006 DRST¡ÊDance Research Society, Taiwan¡Ë ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dancing under the Rising Sun:
The Influences of Japanese Colonialism on Dance in the Asia-Pacific Region

8 - 10 December 2006, Taipei National University of the Arts

Call for Papers

CFP: Selling Trauma: Post-apartheid(?) and Tourism (4/1/06; USACLALS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Alice D'Amore

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

Apartheid ended more than ten years ago; regardless, bulletholes in the
stained glass of Regina Mundi remain, long after the June 1976 Soweto school
uprisings, as do the lime mines on Robben Island, the squatter camps in Soweto
and Cape Town, and the to-be-furnished space for representing the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission in the Apartheid Museum on the skirts of
Johannesburg.

UPDATE: International Symposium on Sinology (China) (6/1/06; 10/13/06-10/15/06)

updated: 
Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm
Sinology

Sponsored by the Institute of English Literature, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China
October 13-15, 2006

Call for Papers 2006

The Institute of English Literature, Zhejiang University, cordially invites your active
participation in an international symposium on Sinology and Sino-West cultural relations
and exchanges to be held in Hangzhou, October 13-15, 2006.

CFP: Transnational Perspectives: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (Turkey) (7/15/06; 11/15/06-11/17/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Asli Tekinay

                        CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  Bogazici University and National Association of Ethnic Studies
  November 15-17, Bogazici University, ISTANBUL
   
  CFP: Transnational Perspectives: Intersections of Race, Ethnicity and
Religion
   
  Istanbul is one of the world's major cities with a long history of
diverse cultures, races and religions living together in harmony. Throughout
history, this kaleidoscopic city has managed to create harmony from discord. In
this city where different cultures intersect and interact, we aim to bridge
together different perspectives on a cross-cultural platform and inspire a new

UPDATE: Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies (3/18/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
gniu

The Asian American Literature Division of the MLA announces the following panel
and seeks papers for MLA December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia, PA. Deadline MARCH
18, 2006 (extended from March 15, 2006).

"Visual Culture, New Media, Asian American Studies"

Analyses and examples of intersections with television, film, digital media,
video games, Internet, art, and new media technologies. Topics may include but
are not limited to:

CFP: Irish Studies: Conflict and Peace in Ireland (6/1/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Crystal Farnsworth

CFP – Irish Studies: Conflict and Peace in Ireland: 6/1/06;
10/27-10/29/06
Call for Papers
American Conference for Irish
Studies – Western Regional Conference
George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon
October 27-29, 2006
"Conflict and Peace in
Ireland"
Irish history is filled with stories of political,
religious, cultural or ideological conflict.  Conflict takes place between
regions, groups, or family members.  Irish history is also filled with
efforts to achieve peace in these conflicts, efforts that have met with
varying levels of success.  This conference will explore both the
conflicts and the efforts at peace to illustrate the great diversity in

CFP: Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy (Romania) (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
Laura Savu

LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
To: CFP_at_english.upenn.edu

  LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY:
  AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  Bucharest University, Romania
    November 23-25, 2006
   
  Organizers:
    Mircea Martin, Bucharest University, Romania
  Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
   
    The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for addressing issues related to the notion of "legitimacy" across discourses, cultural practices, and traditions. We are primarily interested in papers theorizing the construction and representation of the "legitimate?" in particular contexts.
  

CFP: Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction (3/24/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
harris8_at_fas.harvard.edu

Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction

For a proposed special session at the MLA, we are looking for papers that
address the figure of the businesswoman or female entrepreneur in ethnic
American fiction. Recent historical scholarship has emphasized the ways that
African American and immigrant women have contributed to the development of
fashion, beauty, and other industries from the turn of the century onward.
This panel will examine how such women are depicted in ethnic American
literature.

Please send a brief abstract and c.v. to Lori Harrison-Kahan at
harris8_at_fas.harvard.edu by March 24, 2006.

CFP: Harvard Celtic Colloquium (5/1/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

updated: 
Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 11:17pm
Aled Llion Jones

*Call for PaperS ***
 
The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University,
invites proposals for papers or works-in-progress at the *Twenty-Sixth
Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, October 6-8, 2006.*
 
We welcome proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to
Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural,
historical, or social science topics; theoretical perspectives, etc.).
Papers concerning interdisciplinary research with a Celtic focus are
also invited.
 
Further information: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hcc/

UPDATE: Comparative Hebraisms (4/1/06; RMMLA, 10/11/06-10/13/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Flacy, Kathleen Anne

The deadline for submissions to the Comparative Hebraisms session of the
2006 RMMLA conference in Tucson, Arizona has been extended to 1 April.
Paper proposals of 250-300 words are invited on any topic related to Jewish
literature, culture, learning, philosophy, or thought. Email proposals to
kflacy_at_tamu.edu. Presenters must be RMMLA members no later than 1 August.

CFP: Uses of Proverbs in Hispanic Narrative (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Cristina Moon

CALL FOR PAPERS.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Description: As timeless literary devices, proverb use is very common
in folk speech and narrative in Hispanic cultures. Papers will address
different paremiological uses in Hispanic narrative.

Please submit a paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a 50-word abstract
by March 15, 2006. Each paper should be 15-20 minutes to leave time for
introductions and discussion. Please observe this time limit when
writing your paper.

CFP: Ethnography & Visuality (3/20/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Peter Logan

Proposals are solicited on the topic of "Ethnography and Visuality," for an MLA
2006 panel sponsored by the Anthropological Approaches to Literature Division.

Papers can address any topic related to visuality in an ethnographic context,
including discussion of color, description, photography, painting, cinema,
aesthetics, iconology, fetishism, art criticism, among others.

Please send abstracts to Peter Logan at peter.logan_at_temple.edu. Deadline is
extended to 20 March.

CFP: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies (grad) (4/5/06; 5/12/06

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Lachelle R. Hannickel

all For Papers: 7th Annual UC Irvine-UC Santa Barbara Graduate Student
Conference in French and Francophone Studies
Dates: May 12-14, 2006
Location: University of California at Santa Barbara
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cohen, Professor of French and
Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Dr. Cohen is Andrew B.
Hammond Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization; and
the Director of the Center for the Study of the Novel

UPDATE: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (3/20/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
HELEN LOVEJOY

Deadline extended:

Maria Irene Fornes

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference
on April 7-8, 2006.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes.
Papers may explore any play and/or issue surrounding
the 20th cent. playwright.

Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to
hmlovejoy_at_yahoo.com by March 20, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
March 20, 2006 and sent to:

CFP: India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath (Greece) (3/31/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
James Gifford

Call for Papers
India, Greece, Ireland: Empire and Aftermath
http://www.durrell-school-corfu.org

There are just a few places left…!

The Durrell School of Corfu is holding a Symposium (4-10 June 2006) on the
subject of Empire and Aftermath, focusing on the cases of India, Greece and
Ireland.

The India seminar will be moderated by Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi, India) and the Symposium will also feature as
speakers and seminar leaders: Neil Lazarus (Warwick University, UK), Gautam
Kundu (Goergia Southern University, USA) and Reed Way Dasenbrock (New Mexico
State University, USA).

CFP: Race and Textual Scholarship (3/29/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Young, John K

Intersections of race and textual scholarship: drawing on what James
Weldon Johnson termed the "dilemma" of the "double audience," this panel
will investigate the ways in which textual and African Americanist
scholarship inform each other. Papers might explore such topics as:
decisions concerning the presentation of particular texts;
authenticating paratexts for slave and other narratives; book-form
republication of works previously published in serial form only for
black-owned periodicals; issues of archival preservation; questions of
canonization; "packaging" and repackaging of "Negro-authored" texts;
dissemination of texts that originally had a strong performative

CFP: Mexico Matters (3/16/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Villalobos, Jose Pablo

Mexico Matters.

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To whom? For what? As nation? As diaspora? As cultural producer? As =
consumer? As an economy? As a history? As a problem? As...?

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Please send 300-500 word abstracts, by MARCH 16, to Jos=E9 Villalobos =
(jvillalo_at_tamu.edu).

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All accepted panelists must be members of MLA by May 1.

CFP: Gender and Race in the Corporate University (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:23pm
J. Elizabeth Clark

*Call for Papers - Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2006
  
  EXTENDED DEADLINE -- March 15*
  
  *Gender and Race in the Corporate University*
  Papers examining the impact of free market ideologies and corporate
  practices in the contemporary academy. Abstracts by 15 March; to
  Rosemarie Scullion, rosemarie-scullion_at_uiowa.edu.

"In the gloating, enormous strangeness and solitude of the real world, where I am so often inconsolable, marooned, utterly dizzied -- all I need do is pick up a pen and begin to write -- safe in the shelter of the alphabet."
~Carole Maso

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