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CFP: Globalization of the American South (9/30/05; 3/2/06-3/3/06)

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:03pm
Theresa Stone

Call For Proposals
Navigating the Globalization of the American South
March 2-3, 2006
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) in collaboration with
The Center for the Study of the American South is once again pleased to host
a major interdisciplinary conference exploring the changing face of the
southern United States.
Navigating the Globalization of the American South invites proposals for
conference presentations by scholars, policymakers, practitioners, artists,
filmmakers and other professionals whose work focuses on contemporary issues
facing the global American South. We encourage submissions on a broad range

CFP: Africana Studies Area (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:03pm
Delia Gillis

      Africana Studies Area
      27th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
      Albuquerque, New Mexico
      February 8-11, 2006
      CONFERENCE WEBSITE:
      Proposals are now being accepted for the Africana Studies Area. Some suggestions are listed below for presentations, but topics not included are also welcome.

CFP: Popular Romance Fiction Collection (8/15/05; collection)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:39am
Sally Goade

CALL FOR PAPERS: POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION COLLECTION
Proposals by 8/15/05; manuscripts by 10/15/05

Presenters from the Romance Fiction Panels of the 2004 and 2005 Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (SWTXPCA/ACA) are in the midst of negotiations with Cambridge Scholars Press, and the editors have shown an interest in publishing a volume of our work. The nucleus of the collection will be papers presented at the 2004 and 2005 SWTXPCA/ACA conferences, but we have room for several more essays. The initial organization of the collection is as follows:

I. Production
A. History/Marketing/International Sales
B. Series Romances and Specific Sub-Types
C. Writers’ Innovations

CFP: Neomedievalism in Film, TV, Games (8/31/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Sarah Gordon

CFP: Neomedievalism in film, TV, games (08/31/05;
Kalamazoo, collection, 05/04/06-05/07/06)

Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO) 2
annual sessions, select papers to be included in
collection under contract with Mellen Press.

Session I. The Medieval in Motion: Approaches to
Neomedievalism in Television and Film;

Session II. Neomedievalism in the Digital Age: A
Critical Approach to Video Games (A Workshop)

Contact by email with abstract or workshop
participation proposal by August 31:

CFP: Gender, Place and Culture in 20th Century American Fiction (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/05-3/5/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
shealeen_at_att.net

NEMLA 2006
March 2-3, Philadelphia
Chair: Shealeen Meaney
Contact: shealeen_at_att.net
 
 
"Like Water going back to itself": Gender, Place and Culture in 20th Century American Fiction
 
The gendering of space and the spatializing of identity are processes of much interest in contemporary culture study. This panel will examine women's representations of place and emplacement in American Women's Literature of the 20th century. From the closing of the frontier at the end of the 19th century to women's continued struggles to escape the domestic sphere at the end of the 20th, American conceptualizations of identity have always been preoccupied with space, fixity, and mobility.
 

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Cultural History of Reading: American Literature (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Sara Quay

The Cultural History of Reading (forthcoming from Greenwood Press, 2007)
seeks contributors to its American Literature Volume, particularly authors
interested in the literature and culture of The American Revolution, the
Civil War, and the late 20th-early 21st centuries (1960-present)..

The volume examines written documents (books, pamphlets, treatises, plays,
poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were shaped by, crucial cultural
events throughout the world and in the United States.

CFP: Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the USA (Cyprus) (9/1/05; EASA, 4/7/06-4/10/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Jaroslav Kusnir

Dear Colleagues,

enclosed in this message you will find our call for papers for the
forthcoming EASA conference. I would like to ask you if you advertise it
through your mailing list,
Thank you very much in advance,
Yours sincerely,
Jaroslav Kusnir, The University of Presov, Slovakia

CFP: Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the
USA (Nicosia, Cyprus,04/07/06-04/10/06; EASA workshop)

Workshop 2
>From the Melting Pot of "Entropy" to a "Crack-potting" Ecriture

CFP: European Popular Culture (9/30/05; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Gerd Bayer

Authors are sought for a few remaining chapters of the Europe volume of the
Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, a six-volume set under contract with
the Greenwood Publishing Group.

CFP: American Indian Literatures and Cultures in the South (1/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Arnold, Ellen

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Mississippi Quarterly

American Indian Literatures and Cultures in the South

Mississippi Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on
American Indian literatures and cultures in the South to be published
late in 2006. Critical and historical essays on any genre or period will
be considered.

Completed essays of no more than 10,000 words should be submitted by
Jan. 30, 2006.

Email submissions (Microsoft Word or Richtext only) are preferred.
Essays should follow the MLA Handbook (6th ed.).

Please address inquiries, proposals, or submissions to:

Ellen L. Arnold

2145 Bate

Dept. of English

East Carolina University

CFP: Native/Indigenous Studies Area (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Sara

***PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY***

 

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

February 8-11, 2006

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
27th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcome and encouraged.

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15, 2005.

CFP: Bad Subjects –– Sex Politics Issue (10/15/05; e–journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Papers - Sex Politics
BAD SUBJECTS

How do contemporary states express sexual preferences and regulate the sexualities of their citizen-subjects? How do corporations both market sex and participate in public sex politics? How do sexual identities define labor and media economies?

CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community (1/31/06; 7/27/06-7/30/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Jessica Daggett

Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium
Call for Proposals

Lumos 2006 will be a symposium for adult fans and
scholars of the Harry Potter novels. We aim to promote
scholarly analysis of the books, to provide a forum of
discussion for fans of those works, and to provide
professional development opportunities for teachers
and librarians.

Proposals are sought for presentations, papers,
moderated panels, workshops and posters on any topic
relating to the Harry Potter novels and/or the fan
community.

Literary and Media Studies:
Discussion of themes within the Harry Potter books and
films

CFP: Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and Global Frames (12/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:25pm
Caroline Kyungah Hong

Call for submission of articles for a special issue of _Life Writing_
on "Mixed Race, Hybrid, Transnational: Writing Lives in National and
Global Frames."
 
The editors invite articles that theorize and read mixed race, hybrid,
and transnational subjects represented in all forms of life
writing—autobiography, memoir, biography, diaries, letters,
autobiographical novels, other forms of creative non-fiction, and
more. We are open to new research on hybridity, multiple
subjectivities, interculturalism, flexible citizenships, and all forms
of crossings and overlapping identities and narratives, and are
particularly interested in studies that recuperate historical and

CFP: Eat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption (10/15/05; 3/3/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:01pm
EGilmar100_at_aol.com

CFP: Eat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption
Eighth Annual Grian Conference
3-5 March 2006
Glucksman Ireland House
New York University

Bless us, O Cleric, famous pillar of learning,
Son of honey-bag, son of juice, son of lard,
Son of stirabout, son of porridge, son of fair-speckled clusters of fruit,
Son of smooth clustering cream, son of buttermilk, son of curds[.] (trans.
Kuno Meyer)

CFP: Vladimir Nabokov: 1. Open panel 2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Work (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
cotugnm_at_muohio.edu

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 – 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

Papers welcome on any aspect of Nabokov's work. Preference will be given
to papers that do not discuss _Lolita_.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

This panel asks for papers that address the presence of religion, spirits,
and/or spirituality in Nabokov's work.

Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Ethics of Fiction (Spain) (12/1/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Silvia Martínez Falquina

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ETHICS OF FICTION IN CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE IN ENGLISH

IX JORNADAS DE LITERATURA CONTEMPORÁNEA EN LENGUA INGLESA
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de Zaragoza
March 30-April 1, 2006

CFP: Contemporary Scottish Fiction (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
rmorace_at_daemen.edu

The second "Scottish Renaissance" which is often said to have begun with
the publication of Lanark and which reached a high point with the
publication of Trainspotting appears to have reached a new stage
following devolution and the establishment of Scotland's first parliament
in nearly three hundred years. Scotland's recently changed political
situation suggests a number of questions regarding the present and future
of contemporary Scottish fiction. Has devolution changed the implied role
of the Scottish fiction writer and the reception of and/or market for
contemporary Scottish fiction? What part, if any, does recent Scottish
fiction play in the forming, or questioning, of a national political

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