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UPDATE: Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race (8/1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Jennifer Musial

Below is a second reminder of our call for papers.
You'll also notice that we are now soliciting book reviews in addition to
original essays for the journal.

 Please Forward... deadline approaching.

 Call for Papers: Special theme issue of 'Reconstruction: Studies in
Contemporary Culture'

 'Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture' is an open access,
 peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing cultural studies work from
 and established scholars worldwide.

 We now invite submissions for our special-theme issue tentatively titled,
 "Threatening Bodies: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Race"

CFP: The African Presence and Influence on the Cultures of the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Conference (8/25/06; 11/6/06-11/9/

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:18pm

Please find the CFP for The African Presence and Influence on the Cultures of the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Conference below, and acknowledge receipt of this submission. If further information is needed, please let me know.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Brennan

Dedicated to Nicolás Guillén and Gwendolyn Brooks
November 2006

Paper/Proposal DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2006

CFP: Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers (7/31/06; collection)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:17pm

Editor seeks a few more essays for an edited collection tentatively entitled
"Loss and Mourning in the Writings of Caribbean Women Writers, edited by
Joyce Harte.
At the invitation of Cambridge Scholars Press, I am submitting for
publication a book of critical scholarly essays on the topic of loss and mourning in
the writings of Caribbean women writers. Most of the essays for the book
derive from papers given at a conference of the North East Modern Language
Association in March 2006.
The consideration of loss and mourning in Caribbean women's writing is an
exciting new discourse emerging fefore us and, while there is a considerable

CFP: Identity Politics: All Periods/Genres (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 11:17pm
Kimberly Eaton

  Call for Papers:
  The Act of Shifting Borders in the Identity Politics
  Gloría Anzaldúa uses the term mestizaje to describe the embodiment of simultaneous identities and the inherent contradictions for women writers and theorists in belonging to multiple cultures at the same time. The borders that separate these identities perpetually change, reflecting the continual shift that marks identity politics. How do these borders create a cultural identity that transcends the notion of multiple, split cultures? How do cultural borders affect race, class, gender, nationality and ethnicity?
  Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Kimberly Eaton at <> via MS word email attachments.

CFP: Contemporary Scottish Fiction and Film (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:28pm

Contemporary Scottish Fiction and Film (panel at the Northeast Modern
Language Association Conference, Baltimore, 1-4 March 2007). Proposals
and completed papers are solicited on any aspect of Scottish fiction and
film since 1990. Particularly welcome are papers that deal with the
following: film adaptations, the continuing viability of a distinctive
Scottish fiction and/or cinema, the persistence of old concerns and the
emergence of new voices and forms. Send abstracts or papers by 15
September 2006 to Robert Morace at

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

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Summer Pervez

UPDATE: Please note the following keynote speakers --

SALA 2006 Conference Keynote Address: Gaurav Desai

SALA MLA Sessions: a Round Table on "Secularism and its Relation to
Minorities" will be held, featuring Ketu Katrak, Amitava Kumar, Aamir
Mufti, R. Radhakrishnan, Rajeswari Sundar Rajan, and Bruce Robbins.

The deadline for abstracts remains July 1, 2006.

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

CFP: Celtic Studies Conference (Australia) (no deadline noted; 7/18/07-7/21/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
Bronwyn Ledgard

Greetings all,

The University of Sydney Celtic Studies Foundation will hold the Sixth
Australian Celtic Conference at the University of Sydney, Australia, from
July 18 - 21, 2007.

The conference theme is 'The Celts in Legend and Reality, ancient and
modern'. We hope to attract papers from all and any disciplines relating to
the area of Celtic Studies, whether orientated toward ancient, medieval, or
modern periods, and in all fields, from those interested in literature
studies, to history, law, art, and religion.

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

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Alison Younger

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, Revolution, 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: African Literature in the 21st Century (Algeria) (9/5/06; 5/1/07-5/5/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm

CFP - =AB African Literature in the 21Ist century: Out of the =
post-colonial and beyond=BB 5/1-5/2007 - Tamanrasset, Algeria. (deadline =
for propositions 9/5/06

 Contact: =20

The conference is jointly organised by the university of Angers, =
research group GRILUA, and the university of Algiers, Algeria. All =
papers will be given in French.

Propositions (300 words) along with a short bio-bibliography, to be sent =
by the 5th September 2006 to: M. Ben LEBDAI, university of Angers : =
(anglophone African literature)=20

CFP: Literary &amp; Performing Artists/Activists (7/15/06; WWW, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Debra Powell-Wright

Wisdom Word Women (a subsidiary of In The Company of Poets) will host an
intergenerational conference, "From Womb to Womanhood," for women and girls
of color, in conjunction with the Pan African Studies Community Education
Program of Temple University, in Philadelphia. Proposals are sought from
grassroots artists who incorporate activism in their presentations on issues
ranging from community empowerment to eradicting domestic violence.

Proposals from Hispanic/Latina, Caribbean, and African descended women are
particularly welcome.

CFP: Cognitive Approaches to Irish Literature (7/1/06; NEACIS, 10/21/06-10/22/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Chris Dowd

Call for Papers
Cognitive Approaches to Irish Literature (Panel)
New England American Conference for Irish Studies
University of Connecticut-Storrs, CT 10/21/2006-10/22/2006
We invite submissions of papers for a panel that will examine Irish
literature with the tools of cognitive science, cognitive psychology,
and cognitive literary theory. Recent discoveries in cognitive science
have profound implications for literary studies. Cross-disciplinary
scholars have made huge strides in showing how the functioning of the
embodied mind is inherently caught up with the production of literary
material. This panel will draw upon the most provocative insights of

CFP: Native American Literature (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Benjamin Carson

New England Modern Language Association's 38th Convention in Baltimore,
Maryland, March 1-4, 2007.

Native North American Literature: This session welcomes submissions on any
aspect of Native American Studies, including literature, literary
separatism, film, culture, spirituality, language, gender, tribal politics,
race, and ethnicity. Papers addressing the recent critical works by writers
such as Robert Allen Warrior, Thomas King, Daniel Heath Justice, and Robert
A. Williams, Jr. are especially welcome.

Along with abstracts, please include:

Your name
Title of Paper
Institutional Affiliation, if any
Email address

CFP: (Re)Considering Mario Puzo: His Life and Works (8/1/07; journal issue)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
JoAnne Ruvoli

Call for Submissions

(Re)Considering Mario Puzo: His Life and Works

Voices in Italian Americana is a semi-annual literary
and cultural review devoted to the dissemination of
information concerning the contributions of and about
Italian Americans to the cultural and art worlds of
North America.

We invite submissions of critical essays from scholars
on the texts of Mario Puzo to be published in a
special issue in the Fall of 2008.

CFP: Cameroon Literature in English (8/15/06; collection)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:20pm
Ako E.

Call for Papers
  Critical Essays on « Cameroon Literature in English :
  The Novel and Drama »
           Since the publication in 1993 of the collection of essays Anglophone Cameroon Writing by Lyonga, Breitinger and Butake, the Cameroon literary landscape has been enriched with new titles in English, Especially in the genres of the novel and drama. Almost on a monthly basis, there are book launches particularly in Yaounde, Buea and Bamenda. However, this outburst of literary creativity has not, it seems to us, been matched by serious critical judgments which could serve both the creative writers and the general reading public. This book project is intended to fill that vacuum.

CFP: Traveling: Multicultural Minglings (7/15/06; e-journal issue)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Sage of Consciousness E-Zine

Sage of Consciousness Volume 2 Issue 3
Sage of Consciousness E-zine
ISSN 1555-192X
An international online thematic ezine and journal created by a volunteer
group of writers and artists.

Theme for Volume 2 Issue 3: Traveling: Multicultural Minglings

CFP: Unaustralia (Australia) (6/30/06; 12/6/06-12/8/06)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am
Paul Magee


The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference
Dec. 6-8 2006

Call for papers:

If things are 'un-Australian' it must be because they come from UNAUSTRALIA.
Where is it? Who lives there? How does it come to be? What is its past and
what is its future?

While raising some very local questions of critique and desire, the theme is
open to international perspectives and interpretations. Do other places have
their own unplaces? What goes on there?

UNTHEMED papers are also welcome.


CFP: Construction and Deconstruction of Irish Memory (Denmark) (7/1/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:23pm
Irene Gilsenan-Nordin

Symposium and Conference

November 3 – 4, 2006
University of Aarhus, DENMARK

Call for Papers
The conference will be held in conjunction with a Beckett symposium. The
conference will be open to all members of NISN and EFACIS.

Deadline for proposals and abstracts (200 words for 20-minute papers)
1 July 2006.

November 3: World Theatre: Samuel Beckett and the Theatre

CFP: Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora (1/15/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Sheila Smith McKoy, Ph.D.

Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora invites scholars from
all fields to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independence of Ghana.
 The issue is set for publication in the summer of 2007. When Ghana began
the first African nation to gain it independence from England, it not only
set the stage for the liberation of Africa, but it precipitated cultural
changes across the African Diaspora and, indeed, across the globe. Essays
are solicited the literary and cultural legacy of Ghanaian independence in
Ghana, in Africa, in the African Diaspora and throughout the world. We
seek papers on individual works, authors and genres as well previously
unpublished creative works.

CFP: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary and Cultural Studies (New Zealand) (7/5/06; 8/5/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm

Call for Papers: Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Literary Studies

University of Auckland, (NZ) Saturday August 5, 2006.

Closing date for expressions of interest: July 5, 2006=20

The Centre for Cultural Inquiry and the English Department of the
University of Auckland are hosting a one-day symposium on comparative
approaches to indigenous literary and cultural studies. This is the
first time that such a symposium has been offered at the University of
Auckland and we invite you to join us in our discussions and to actively
participate with us in our workshops. There is no registration fee.

UPDATE: Diversity on the American Stage (6/12/06; 6/24/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
john dawson

Deadline extended to 06/12/2006 submit to:

The English Department at Carnegie Mellon University and Unseam'd
Shakespeare Company (Pittsburgh, Pa) with the participation of the August
Wilson Center for African American Culture invite academics, artists and
graduate students to participate in a day-long symposium:

Bridges or Fences: Diversity on the American Stage
(Re-engaging the Wilson-Brustein Debates)

June 24, 2006
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pa

CFP: Polish-German Post-Memory (9/1/06; 4/19/07-4/21/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Justyna Beinek

CFP: Polish-German Post-Memory (9/1/06; 4/19-21/07)


Conference to be held at Indiana University
(Bloomington), April 19-21, 2007

Conference description