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CFP: The Expatriate Indian Writing in English (10/31/05; collection)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 4:21pm
Vinoda Thota

The Expatriate Indian Writing in English : A Call for Papers



We have just concluded a National Seminar on Expatriate Indian Writing in English (Sep 22-23) at the Department of English, Kakatiya University, A.P., India. Some of the key participants were Prof. Jasbir Jain (Jaipur), Prof. Manju Jaidka (Punjab), Dr. Somdatta Mandal (Santiniketan), Prof. Vijayasree (Osmania), Prof. Gopal Rao (Osmania), and Prof. Vinoda (Kakatiya).


CFP: American Indian Literatures & Cultures (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Leslie Fife

Call for Papers: American Indian Literatures & Cultures


Popular Culture Association


American Culture Association

Annual Meeting


April 12 – 16, 2006

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia


We invite submissions from individuals or organized panels (3 or 4 persons) focusing on any issue relating to American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous peoples' lives and literatures. We especially invite the participation of native scholars and writers.



NOVEMBER 1st, 2005



--200-250 word abstract [presentation title--10 words maximum]

CFP: Scottish Romanticism and World Literatures (12/15/05; 9/7/06-9/10/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Ian Duncan

The Center for British Studies and English Department at Berkeley are
hosting a conference on 'Scottish Romanticism and World Literatures' from
7-10 September 2006, jointly organized by Ian Duncan and Murray Pittock.
Among the areas we are planning to address in the main conference sessions
are the impact of Scottish Romanticism on European literatures, the
Anglophone British Empire and the United States; continuities between
Scottish Enlightenment and Romanticism; relations between Scotland and
Ireland, and between Scottish and English Romanticisms; "literature" and
the disciplines of the natural and human sciences; the social environments

CFP: Studying Yizkor Books (12/1/05; dates not noted)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
rosemary horowitz

CFP: Studying Jewish Memorial (Yizkor) Books

Participants are sought for a workshop to be proposed
to the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in
Washington, DC. Each year, the Center accepts
proposals from groups of six-to-ten scholars to
conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum
during the summer. The aim of these workshops is to
promote discussion of methodologies and research
results, to encourage networking among scholars, and
to foster research and publication. I would like to
bring together scholars interested in yizkor books as
a way to further research into the books.

CFP: Yiddish / Jewish Cultures: Literature, History, Thought in Eastern European Diasporas (11/15/05; 2/26/06-2/27/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:22pm
Yiddish Conference


Yiddish / Jewish Cultures: Literature, History, Thought in Eastern European

Date: Sunday, February 26th to Monday, February 27th, 2006

Location: Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York
University, New York City

What does the field of "Yiddish Studies" mean in the 21st century?

Announcing a graduate student conference on the varieties of Yiddish
cultural, historical, and linguistic expression either located within
Eastern Europe, or emanating to diasporas such as the Americas, Israel, and
other parts of the world.

CFP: Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US: Crosscurrents (11/18/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:33pm
Elena Machado

MELUS, The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States, announces its 20th Annual Conference,
from April 27-30, 2006.

Call for Papers and Panels

Conference Theme
Crosscurrents: Navigating the Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic

Host: Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letter, Florida Atlantic
University, Boca Raton, FL

Conference Committee: Sika Dagbovie, Andrew Furman, Cleavis Headley,
Elena Machado Sáez, Johnnie Stover, Anthony Tamburri, Derrick White,
Wenying Xu

UPDATE: Afro-Latino Identity in the New Millennium (10/15/05; 3/17/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm
Schmidt, Tyler

Extended deadline:

The Africana Studies Group Presents


"Any enemy of the Black man is the enemy of me": Departures and =
Definitions of Afro-Latino Identity in the New Millennium=20


All Day Conference=20

Friday, 17 March 2006

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York=20

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York


UPDATE: Representing Black Europe in Cinema (9/30/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm

Deadline extended:

UPDATE: Representing Black Europe in Cinema (9/30/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)


Papers are invited for submission for a panel on Representing Black Europe in
Cinema at the upcoming Modern Language Association (North East) conference in
Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006. This panel will explore the Black American
presence in European cinema and Black Europeans in film, contrasting the
representation of the American expatriate experience with the representation of
Black communities in Europe.

CFP: Present Pasts in African Lit and Film (Ghana) (10/13/05; ALA, 5/17/06-5/21/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm

CFP: Present Pasts in African Literature and Film

Deadline: 10/13/05

African Literature Association
32nd Annual Meeting and Conference
Accra, Ghana

May 17-21, 2006

Papers are sought for a panel on the topic "Present Pasts in African
Literature and Film" at the May 2006 African Literature Association
conference in Ghana.

CFP: "Those Images That Yet/Fresh Images Beget": Intertextuality in Irish Literature (Australia) (12/15/05; IASIL, 7/2

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
patrick lonergan

IASIL 2006 - First Call for Papers.
Reply to

Proposals are warmly invited on the general conference theme: exploring
'intertextuality' in all its forms in Irish literature and culture. Please
submit a title and 200 word abstract to by 15th December,
2005. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes duration.

IASIL 2006 - "Those images that yet/ Fresh images beget" (W.B. Yeats
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July 2006

CFP: Native American Literature (10/25/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Benjamin Carson

College English Association National Conference, April 6-8, 2006, San Antonio, Texas.

We invite papers on Native American Literature for the 37th Annual meeting of the CEA. Special consideration will be given to papers on Native American Literature that address this year's conference theme, "Regions,"--and questions such as "How do we construct and understand our geographical, historical, cultural, and ideological regions?" and, "how do those understandings inform what we write, read, and teach?"--but all papers on Native American Literature will be considered.

Proposals should include the following information:

CFP: South Asian Studies Panel (10/1/05; AAAS, 3/22/06-3/26/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
Jain, Anupama

Papers are solicited for a panel on South Asian Studies for the annual Association of Asian American Studies conference (AAAS). See below for the conference description, but also feel free to propose papers more broadly, as the inclusion of South Asian Americans continues to expand the AAAS.


Please email me by October 1, 2005, with:

-an abstract for your paper

-a brief cv, highlighting especially your previous paper presentations

-the best way to contact you



anupama jain


anupama jain * Assistant Professor of English * Union College * Schenectady, NY 12308


>From the conference announcement:

CFP: Teaching Race in American Colleges in the 21st Century (12/31/05; collection)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Lisa Guerrero

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Problem of the Colorblind: College Teachers Talk
About the Fears, Risks, and Rewards of Teaching Race in 21st Century

Seeking contributions for an edited collection of essays on the subject
of teaching matters of race in the college classroom in 21st century

CFP: Studies in American Indian Literatures: Pedagogy (12/1/05; journal issue)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Barbara Cook

For a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures (volume =
19.1, Spring 2007) focusing on pedagogy:
The editors of this special issue invite submissions of articles that =
directly address pedagogical questions in the teaching of Native American =
literatures. Potential topics include:
methods of teaching individual texts, including recently published and =
other "less canonical" texts;
teaching from oral traditions;
strategies for inclusion of non-literary cultural and historical background=
 materials, information, and resources;
gender issues in the content and reception of particular texts;
religious identity and ceremony, including student response to critiques =

CFP: Irish Studies: Geographies and Genders (11/15/05; Southern ACIS, 2/23-2/26/06)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
Marti D. Lee

American Conference for Irish Studies
2006 Southern Regional Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
February 23-26, 2006

The University of South Carolina will host the 2006 Southern Regional
Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies in Columbia, SC,
February 23-26, 2006. Special guests will include poets Eavan Boland and Vona
Groarke. Some sessions will be held in conjunction with the USC Women's
Studies conference on "Transnational Feminisms."

CFP: British Jewish Women Writers (2/28/06; collection)

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Nadia Valman

For a collection of essays entitled 'British Jewish Women Writers',
contracted for publication in 2007, I am seeking essays on the fiction of
G.B. Stern, Bernice Rubens, Elaine Feinstein and Eva Figes. Completed
essays will be due in by February 28, 2006.

Please send an abstract of 250 words and CV by October 30, 2005 to, or contact me for further information/discussion.

Dr Nadia Valman
Lecturer in English
School of Humanities
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ

CFP: American Indians Today (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
Richard Allen

Call for Papers: American Indians Today

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2005



Southwest/Texas Popular & American Popular Culture Associations 27th
Annual Conference =20

Albuquerque, NM. February 8-11, 2006

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 1.505.842.1234

Fax: 1.505.766.6710


CFP: Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors in Australian Literature (Australia) (12/15/05; ASAL, 7/3/06-7/5/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
Tanya Dalziell

=46irst Call for Abstracts/Papers
Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors
Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) Conference
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, July 3-5 2006

Nobby's story has its roots way back. It's part of a bigger
historical picture and a longer story of hardship passed down from
one generation to another. This story continues today.
Ruby Langford Ginibi (from Haunted by the Past)

History breaks down into images, not into stories. Walter Benjamin

There is no word or image that is not haunted by history. Eduardo Cadava

CFP: Jewish Studies Area (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm


Jewish Studies Area
2006 Conference
Popular Culture Association

April 12 - 15, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is open to any
scholar or author with an interest in Jewish Studies. Those interests may
include (but are not exclusive to):

Literature Creative Writing
Film Drama
History Holocaust Studies
Culture Art (including Fine Art, Music, Comic Art, etc.)
Society Politics (US and Israel, Israel and Palestine, etc.)
Language Religion
          And any other topic of interest

CFP: Samuel Beckett and Ireland (10/30/05; collection)

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Sean Kennedy

In order to mark the centenary of Samuel Beckett=92s birth in 2006, =
essays are
requested for a new volume examining Beckett=92s relationship with =
Entitled Beckett and Ireland: New Perspectives, this volume will offer
readings of Beckett=92s work in a social, political, and cultural =
Although many readings of Beckett=92s work tend to stress his preference =
for a
deterritorialised aesthetic, there have been a number of important =
articles stressing Beckett=92s Irishness, and it is hoped that this =
will build on such work in new and exciting ways. Possible topics might