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UPDATE: Postwar Jewish Literatures (Belgium) (2/20/06; 11/6/06-11/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Philippe Codde

*Response, Remembrance, Representation:
A Dialogue between Postwar Jewish Literatures*
Universities of Antwerp and Ghent, 6-7 November 2006

*Extended deadline for submission: 20 February 2006.
Speakers: Emily Budick, Michael F Bernard-Donals, Bridget Kevane,
Phyllis Lassner, Cheryl Malcolm, Thomas Nolden, Ranen Omer-Sherman,
Derek Rubin, Sue Vice, and others.*

Papers are invited for a two-day comparative literature conference on
postwar Jewish writing in North America and Western Europe.

CFP: Folklore in Post-Colonial Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:51pm
Christie Fox

Folklore in post-colonial or ethnic literature

The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. For 2006, we seek papers that consider how works of
literature define, maintain, or defend ethnic or group identity through the
incorporation of folklore.
 
In life, folklore is often used to maintain, create, or defend culture. As
we know, sometimes it is even ³invented² to fulfill this purpose.
Post-colonial populations and ethnic minorities in particular may employ
folklore for political ends.

CFP: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Billy J Stratton

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.

Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.

CFP: Latina/o Poetry (1/29/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =
Literarature
Association

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

May 25-28, 2006

The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
aspects
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Rodriguez y
Gibson at eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 29, 2006.

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Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342

CFP: Where Is White Culture...Other Than at the Gap? (3/31/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
chris bell

Where Is White Culture … Other Than at the Gap?

Call for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
9-12 November 2006
Chicago, Illinois

Elaine: You're black. You said we were an interracial
couple.
Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
Elaine: I am?
Darryl: Aren't you?
Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept
taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.
Darryl: Why would you take me to a Spanish restaurant
because I'm black?
Elaine: I don't think we should be talking about this.

UPDATE: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (7/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Summer Pervez

The deadline for submissions has changed from 06/01/06 to 07/01/06.

All SALA Membership and Conference Registration inquiries should be directed to:

Pennie Ticen
Treasurer, SALA
P. O. Box 253
Lexington, VA 24450
ticenpj_at_vmi.edu

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the MLA)

For its 7th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas.

CFP: Early Canadian Women Writers (1/30/06; ACQL, 5/28/06-5/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
Jen Chambers

Paper Proposals are requested for a panel on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
for the Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures
at this spring's Congress of the Canadian Federation
for the Humanities and Social Sciences being held at
York University in Toronto, Ontario (Canada).

CFP: English V Panel: Multicultural Britain (3/13/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:39pm
James Campbell

The English V section (20th Century) at SAMLA seeks papers on=20
"Multicultural Britain."

The UK in the past hundred years has become an increasingly=20
multicultural society: how has this caused us to read Britishness=20
differently? Topics for papers in this panel might include but are not=20=

limited to:

The literature of Black Britain
Multiculturalism and governmental devolution
Multiculturalism, Britain, and the =91new Europe=92
Imperial hangover
Britain as an island in the Black Atlantic
The Irish in Britain
=91British=92 versus =91English=92 cultural identity
Scottish and Welsh writing
The British literary canon and the politics of anthologies

CFP: Spaces of Slavery (1/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/2806)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Desiree Henderson

CFP: The Spaces of Slavery
Panel for South Central Modern Language Association Conference, October
26-28, 2006 in Fort Worth, TX

Papers are invited for a panel on the material geographies of slavery
in American literature: the frontiers, changing landscapes, boundaries,
and hiding spaces which map the slavery experience. All periods and
genres of American literature are possible.

Please submit one page abstracts by email to Desiree Henderson
(dhenderson_at_uta.edu) by January 15, 2006.

Dr. Desiree Henderson
Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington

CFP: Chicana and Chicano Literature (3/1/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Pelalojo

MLA 2006 CALL FOR PAPERS
THREE SESSIONS SPONSORED BY
CHICANA AND CHICANO LITERATURE DIVISION

Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2006
Proposals must include 2-3 page CV and 500 word
abstract or 8-page paper.
Submit proposals to: Theresa Delgadillo
(delgadillo.1_at_nd.edu).

1. Visual Culture and Chicano/a Literature

Working from a broadest view of visual culture as
encompassing objects, images, seeing and new media we
welcome papers that analyze the influence or
significance of visual on literary or vice versa
and/or the convergence of visual and literary in new
(graphic novel) or old (illustrated, serialized
novels, film adaptations) forms.

UPDATE: African American and Jewish American Women Writers, Intersections and Parallels (1/25/06; SSAWW, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Goldsmith, Meredith

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Please note new e-mail address and extended deadline. Thank you!

 

African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th
Century: Intersections and Parallels

Papers are invited for upcoming Society for the Study of American Women
Writers Conference on contrasts and connections between African American
and Jewish American women writers of the early twentieth century.
Comparative, historical, and all other approaches will be considered. How does examining
these writers complicate our understanding of minority women's writing and
Of the period? 200-words abstracts to Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College
(mgoldsmith_at_ursinus.edu), by 1/25/06.

CFP: Queer Canadian Cinema (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Julia A. Mendenhall

CFP: "Blame Canada"? Queer Canadian Cinema.
Special Session Proposal
MLA 2006, Philadelphia

Papers exploring extra-ordinary desires, refractory subjectivities, unruly
narratives, curious genre
crossings, subversive genders and sexualities, or other queer provocations
in Canadian feature films.
1-page abstracts by 15 March 2006 to Julia Mendenhall (
julia.mendenhall_at_utoronto.ca).

Julia A. Mendenhall
Temple University, English
 juliam_at_temple.edu
University of Toronto, Cinema Studies
julia.mendenhall_at_utoronto.ca

UPDATE: Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe (UK) (3/3/06; 5/15/06-5/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:12pm
eng9cal_at_leeds.ac.uk

THE CFP DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
2006. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS.

Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

International Cross-Disciplinary Conference
May 15-17 2006
Leeds Business School (University of Leeds)

Conference Convenors:
Graham Huggan (School of English/ Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies, Leeds)
Ian Law (School of Sociology, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, Leeds)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Tariq Ali (Editor, New Left Review), Philomena Essed (Antioch University),
Colleen Harris (Commission for Racial Equality), Griselda Pollock (CentreCATH,
Leeds), Michel Wieviorka (EHESS, Paris), John Wrench (EUMC, Vienna)

CFP: Caribbean Literature (non-French) (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Keilonne O'Brien

CALL FOR PAPERS Papers are invited for the session on Caribbean Literature (non-French)* at the Rocky Mountain MLA annual convention, October 12-14, 2006 in Tucson, AZ.
  
  This year's panel will look at Caribbean Conversations. What kinds of conversations (reciprocal exchanges of art, theory, culture, etc.) have Caribbean artists and intellectuals been having within the region? How have these conversations envisioned ways in which the region can be better prepared to face its socio-political challenges as both individual nations and a region?
          Please send a 200-word proposal/abstract as an e-mail attachment to
                  Keilonne A. O'Brien,
  Dept. of English

UPDATE: Comparative Canadian Literature (grad) (1/31/06; 3/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Angélique Jones

The deadline for submissions has changed from 01/15/06 to 01/31/06.

Call for Papers

"A Certain Difficulty of Being" in 2006: Comparing and Translating the
Literatures of Canada and Québec
7th Annual Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference
in collaboration with
Le Groupe de recherche sur l'édition littéraire au Québec (GRÉLQ)
Le groupe Bibliographie d'études comparées des littératures canadienne,
québécoise et étrangères.

Thursday March 30, 2006
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

CFP: Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas (6/1/06; SALA, 12/26/06-12/27/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Summer Pervez

Call for Papers for SALA's (South Asian Literary Association) 7th Annual
Conference (December 26 and 27, 2006; to be held in conjunction with the
MLA)

For its 6th annual conference, the South Asian Literature Association
invites proposals (of no more than 200-300 words) on the subject:
"Postcolonialism and South Asian Diasporas"

CFP: Comparative Ethnic Studies in an Transnational Frame (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
jannaoko_at_berkeley.edu

This panel seeks papers examining comparative Ethnic Studies in a
transnational or international framework. Questions and concerns can
include but are not limited to: How is the transnational and comparative
impetus behind, for example, Asian and Asian American Studies relevant to
the future of American Studies? How might an Afro-Asian based critique of
American race discourse reconfigure interdisciplinary approaches to
comparative racial formation. What are the critical intersections linking
American race discourse with Area Studies, and how does this
intersectionality serve to recontextualize current debates about
globalization and transnationalism?

CFP: Race and the Americas (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Barbara Ladd

Scholars working in Latin American literary studies, North American =
(including U.S. or American) studies, and Island studies or creole =
languages and literatures are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute =
papers on the above topic. Possible approaches include but are not =
limited to the construction of race in Americas writing; slavery, =
abolition, and rights movements across the Americas; slave rebellion, =
nationalism, and revolution; diaspora and transculturation; =
hybridities/"purities"; creolization and Americas/New World writing.=20
This panel is part of a series of linked events at the convention on the =
topic projected to include a featured speaker and a symposium of invited =

UPDATE: American Indian Workshop (UK) (2/28/06; 3/29/06-3/31/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joy Porter

Please forward details of this event to interested colleagues.

Many thanks.

 

I am delighted to announce that the American Indian Workshop Conference on
Place and Indian History, Literature and Culture to be held at the
University of Wales, Swansea 29th-31st March 2006
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/schools/humanities/conferences/american_indian.html

will now also include the renowned Acoma poet Simon Ortiz and the acclaimed
young Indian novelist David Treuer from Minnesota.

 

CFP: White Writing Red, Red Writing White (1/20/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Lynn Domina

Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11, 2006

White Writing Red, Red Writing White

I invite abstracts for a proposed panel that explores literature by
white women encountering Native Americans and literature by Native
American women encountering whites. Ideally, the panel will cover a
range of periods and genres; I am particularly interested in material
written before 1960. Possible topics include inter-racial marriage,
"civilization" and the frontier, teachers and students, religious
conversion, national and tribal identity.

Please send one-page abstract and one-page c.v. to Lynn Domina at
dominalm_at_delhi.edu by Jan. 20.

CFP: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
HELEN LOVEJOY

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 February 1, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
February 1, 2006 and sent to:

CFP: Teaching the Middle Eastern Novel (2/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Lahoucine Ouzgane

Contributions are invited for a collection of essays on teaching the
Middle Eastern and North African novel. The volume is divided into two
main sections: the first devoted to theoretical approaches and the second
to the different course and institutional contexts in which the novels are
taught; the volume will also include a section on resources for teachers
of the Middle Eastern and North African novel. One-page abstracts and
brief bios are invited by 1 February 2006. Queries welcome:
<Lahoucine.Ouzgane_at_ualberta.ca>

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