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CFP: Rerouting the Postcolonial (UK) (7/30/06; 11/4/06-11/5/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Wilson Janet


Venue: The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 6 St George's =
Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.=20

Tel: 01604 735500. Website:

Date: 4-5 November 2006 (i.e. 11.04.06-11.05.06)

Hosted by: The Centre for Contemporary Fiction and Narration in the =
English Department of The University of Northampton, and the editors of =
the Journal of Postcolonial Writing in association with the publishers, =
Taylor and Francis, and the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.

UPDATE: British Border Crossing (3/17/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Cynthia M. VanSickle

                  Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA): English Literature 1800-1900
  November 9-12, 2006
  Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois
  British Border Crossing: Romantic and Victorian (Inter)Textuality and the Destabilization of Boundaries
  We invite paper and panel proposals that examine the destabilization of boundaries and borders arising within the intertextual space of British Literature between 1800 and 1900. Proposals may address any type of boundary or border destabilized within the literary texts of this period, including, among others, the various genres, disciplines, genders, races, geographies, cultures, religions, laws, sciences, and governments.

CFP: Transoceanic Dialogues (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 3:13pm
Salah Khan

The 2006 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
Conference will be held at The University of California, Riverside on
November 3 and 4 and will have as its special topic Transoceanic
Dialogues. Several sessions will be devoted to literary and philological
aspects of this topic. We invite papers in areas such as, but not
limited to, the following: transoceanic dialogues in a particular
period, genre, or movement (i.e. the Renaissance, the novel,
Romanticism); transoceanic racial, colonial, or postcolonial encounters;
the maritime, navigation, and cartography in literature; the cabinet of
curiosities; transoceanic cultural and linguistic exchanges;

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

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
( by January 15, 2006.

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

CFP: Margaret Fuller Society (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Jeffrey Steele

>Margaret Fuller's Geographies. Representations of domestic, natural, or
>urban terrains. The picturesque and the sublime. Displacement of nature
>writing models onto urban environments. Cultural geographies of New
>England, the West, New York, or Rome. 1-2 page proposals and vitae by
>March 15; Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin-Madison
>( Inquiries welcome.

CFP: Empire and Aftermath: Core and Periphery (2/15/06; 6/4/06-6/10/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
James Gifford




The Durrell School of Corfu will hold a seminar on the topic 'Empire and
Aftermath: Core and Periphery' at its Library and Study Centre in Corfu,
4-10 June 2006.

The 400-year rule of the Ionian islands by the 'Serenissima' Republic of
Venice and the 50-year administration of the 'Septinsular Republic' of those
islands by Britain provide us with examples of strategic control of
Mediterranean communications by interests vested in the diplomatic and
commercial manipulation of trade routes and nodes of power.

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm


UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Transpacific Colonialisms/Postcolonialisms (1/25/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/16/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm

This panel seeks papers examining the topic of transpacific
colonialisms/postcolonialisms. Questions and concerns can include but are
not limited to: How do practices or notions of colonialism or
postcolonialism travel across the Pacific? How do Asian and Asian
American travelers, writers, journalists, expatriates, laborers,
filmmakers, etc., represent themselves within contexts of
colonialism/postcolonialism, perhaps even redefining the relations that
constitute those very terms? How are representations of seemingly
localized colonial or postcolonial contexts affected by transpacific
social, political, and historical relations?

UPDATE: In the City and On the Road: Stasis and Mobility in the 20th Century (1/15/06; 3/25/06-3/26/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
TODD Kennedy

UPDATE: Because of the timing of the holidays we have extended our deadline for submissions until Sunday January 15th.


In the City and on the Road: Stasis and Mobility in the Twentieth Century
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26, 2006
Department of English
University of South Carolina, Columbia (USA)

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Sirma Soran Gumpert

UPDATE: The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoir and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature (Turkey) (2/20/06;

Important Update Concerning Paper Proposals

Symposium, Halic University, Department of American
Culture and Literature

'The Theory and Practice of Life Writing:
Auto/biography, Memoirs and Travel Writing in
Post/modern Literature', Istanbul, April 2006.

We are glad to announce that our symposium has
generated a great deal of international interest. Due
to the volume of proposals we have already received,
we have been forced to set an earlier deadline for
forthcoming proposals.

UPDATE: Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions (grad) (1/1/06; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:16pm
Geoffrey B Hill

In honor of J. Hillis Miller recently being awarded the fourth-ever Lifetime
Achievement Award for Scholarship by the MLA, the UNH English Graduate
Organization has decided to extend the deadline submission for its graduate
student conference, "Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions" to
January 1, 2006. Keynote speakers, in addition to J. Hillis Miller,
are Donald E. Pease, Jr., and Janet Aikins Yount.

Border Crossings and Boundary Definitions
Graduate Conference, University of New Hampshire
March 31-April 1, 2006

CFP: Boundaries (grad) (UK) (2/15/06; 6/3/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:40pm
Jenni Ramone

Call For Papers
Boundaries: critical and creative responses

Department of English and Drama

June 3rd 2006
10.30 am - 5.00 pm

The conference will be organized around a number of panels, each featuring
three twenty-minute papers, scheduled across the day. We hope that the day
will be as much about discussion as presentation, so postgraduates who do
not wish to present a paper are also strongly encouraged to attend.

We encourage creative and critical responses to the idea of boundaries,
which may include, but are not limited to, the following interpretations:

CFP: Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck: Travel Writer, Aesthetic Theorist and Theologian (1/5/06; 5/27/06-5/30/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Natasha Duquette

Please see, below, the Call for Papers for a session on Mary Anne
Schimmelpenninck at the Canadian Congress of Social Sciences and

Call for Papers: Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck: Travel Writer, Aesthetic
Theorist and Theologian (1/5/06; 5/27/06-5/30/06) =20

Christianity and Literature Study Group Conference=20
Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities=20
York University=20
Toronto, Ontario=20
May 27-30, 2006=20

CFP: Borderlines and Borderlands II (France) (12/20/05; 6/22/06-6/24/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
Guillaume Cingal

International Conference « BORDERLINES and BORDERLANDS II »
organized by the Resarch Center « Espaces/Ecritures » - Université Paris
X -

June 22, 23 and 24, 2006
Université de Paris X
Salle des Conférences – Bât. B

                      BORDERLINES and BORDERLANDS II

CFP: Sexuality Out of Place (12/30/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:19pm
Anupama Arora

Call for Papers

Sexuality Out of Place
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

March 31st—April 1st 2006, Earlham College

The 2006 "Sexuality Out of Place" conference is focused on examining the
relationship of space, place, and geography with sexuality; it interested in
exploring the different ways the location of identity plays out when
sexuality, sexual difference, and geography are taken seriously. This
conference will welcome graduate work—historical and contemporary—focused on
discourse, narratives, and practices of sexuality understood through the
prism of place and space, including

UPDATE: Literature Exploring Immigration, Emigration and the Experience of Wales (UK) (1/6/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
J.M Williams

UPDATE: International conference on literature exploring immigration, emigration and the experience of Wales (1/6/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)
Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK

Please note new deadline for submissions 2006

The Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English
7-9 April 2006

Keynote: Professor David Punter

CFP: American Women Write about Italians (1/9/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Bernardi, Debra

CFP for Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference
(November 8-November 11, 2006 in Philadelphia)

American Women Write about Italians

While much has been published on American men who write about their
experiences in Italy (Hawthorne and James come easily to mind), relatively
little has been done about what American women writers have had to say about
Italian culture. The purpose of this panel is to explore just that.