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CFP: The Mirror Crack'd: Medieval Fantasy (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:46pm
Pat Reynolds

The Mirror Crack'd: medieval fantasy in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the
Rings and its
Sources: Call for Papers for Session at Leeds International Medieval
Congress 2006, sponsored by The Tolkien Society
 
Aspects of the fantastic dominate the works of Tolkien, but they also
form important and
memorable episodes in the medieval works known to have influenced his
creativity. In addition, medieval fantasies characterise the works of
writers from Spenser to Bram Stoker, and beyond.
Topics for papers might include:
•   The Lord of the Rings and Medieval Romances
•   Monsters and their meaning in The Lord of the Rings
•   Beneficial fantasy in The Lord of the Rings

CFP: The Politics of Friendship: Modernist Literary/Philosophical Groups and their Embedded Politics (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5

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Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:46pm
lh10_at_duke.edu

The Politics of Friendship: Modernist Literary/Philosophical Groups
and their Embedded Politics

proposal deadline: September 15, 2005
contact: lili.hsieh_at_duke.edu

Call for papers for a panel on The Politics of Friendship: Modernist
Literary/Philosophical Groups and their Embedded Politics at 2006
NEMLA annual convention, Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006

CFP: Critical Essays on the Plays of Lynn Riggs (10/17/05; collection)

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Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:46pm
Powers, W. Douglas

CALL FOR PAPERS for

"Just Outside the Rush of Light": Critical Essays on the Plays of Lynn Riggs

 

Editor: W. Douglas Powers

Contributors are sought for a volume of new essays on the plays of dramatist
Lynn Riggs to be submitted to McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Gay
Cherokee writer and Oklahoma native Lynn Riggs (1899-1954) is best known for
his play Green Grow the Lilacs, the source of Rodgers and Hammerstein's
Oklahoma!

 

CFP: Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View (9/1/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Barbara Cook

Call for Papers for the North East Modern Language Association meeting in Philadelphia - March 2-5, 2006.

Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View

Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, became famous as a naturalist and science writer for the public. Embedded in her early works was the view that human beings were but one part of nature distinguished primarily by their power to alter it, in some cases irreversibly. With the 1962 publication of Silent Spring, she challenged the practices of agricultural scientists and the government, and called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world. (Rachel Carson.org)

CFP: World War I & World War II (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS:

World War I and World War II

 

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

2006 JOINT CONFERENCE

 

April 12 – 15, 2006

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

 

Faculty members (and interested students) are invited to contribute to sessions on topics relating to World War I and World War II to be presented at the 2006 Conference of the National Popular Culture Association, which will be held April 12-15, 2006, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

CFP: Exile and the Narrative Imagination (9/20/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Agnieska Gutthy

Call for papers for a session on Exile and the Narrative Imagination at
2006 NEMLA conference in Philadelphia, PA. March 02 - March 05, 2006

The session will examine texts by any exiled writer from any country,
dealing with the literary representation of exile.
Papers may focus on exile as a form of modern alienation, as a metaphor
for psychic difference, as an allegory of separation or on modern
exilic politics and emigre conditions.

Please send abstracts to Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy.
Electronic submissions: agutthy_at_selu.edu

CFP: Pop. Culture in the Age of Teddy Roosevelt (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:27pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS:

POPULAR CULTURE IN THE AGE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

 

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

2006 JOINT CONFERENCE

 

April 12 – 15, 2006

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

 

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.

 

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2005

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.

 

CFP: Women, Representation, and Space in Contemporary Literature (7/15/05; collection)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:26pm
mt.gomez

I am seeking submissions to complete a volume on women, representation
and space in 19th and 20th century literature written in English. While
the main focus of the volume is women's metaphorical appropriation and
subvertion of public and private spaces since the beginning of the 19th
century until today, this call for papers in particular seeks essays on
contemporary women writers appropriating, negotiating and/or
deconstructing public/private spaces. I am especially interested in
essays that question the simplistic binary divide between public and
private spaces, and essays dealing with the trope of the flâneuse in the
postmodern city. Proposals on little explored authors such as Tama

CFP: Re-gendering the Male Homosexual in Post-Wildean British Literature (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:26pm
Damion Clark

Call for Papers for a Panel entitled: ³Re-gendering the Male Homosexual in
Post-Wildean British Literature² at the NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language
Association) Convention, March 2-5, 2006, Philadelphia, PA
 
Using the pioneering work of Joseph Bristow¹s Effeminate England and Alan
Sinfield¹s The Wilde Century as starting points, this panel seeks to examine
the gendering of male homosexuality in post-Oscar Wilde, post-Labouchére
amendment, post-Cleveland Street scandal, post-Boulton and Park scandal
British literature (1895-2005). The confluence of the above events
solidified the cultural gendering of the male homosexual as effeminate, a

CFP: Comedy & Humor (10/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 9:26pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS:

COMEDY AND HUMOR

 

NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

2006 JOINT CONFERENCE

 

April 12 – 15, 2006

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

 

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.

 

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2005

 

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.

 

CFP: Jay Wright (11/30/05; journal issue)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:52pm
Obsidian Journal

Obsidian III is pleased to announce a special issue to celebrate the
work of poet and playwright Jay Wright.

The publication of Wright's Transfigurations: Collected Poems in 2000
makes possible a celebration and an assessment of Wright's ongoing
achievement as a poet. The special issue will also explore Wright's
work as a playwright. Therefore, we invite scholarly, previously
unpublished essays on any aspects of Wright's work. We are open to
creative work and essays that engage with any of the following, or with
other aspects of Wright's work:

CFP: African American and Jewish American Women Writers of the Early 20th Century: Intersections and Parallels (1/15/06; SSAWW,

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:52pm
goldsmml_at_whitman.edu

Dear colleagues,
Please note the following special session proposal for the third Society for the
Study of American Women Writers Conference (8-10 November, 2006, Philadelphia)

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

Papers are invited exploring 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
(mergold_at_gmail.com), by 1/15/06.

CFP: My Life at the Gym: Feminist Perspective on Community through the Body (9/5/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:52pm
Jo Malin

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
For an Edited Collection tentatively entitled
 
My Life at the Gym: Feminist Perspectives on Community through the Body
 
 Editor seeks personal narratives, theoretical essays, poetry, or
fictional accounts for anthology. The collection will treat women
kinesthetically experiencing the body with other women, such as in
aerobics classes, weight training, dance, running and singing. Focus is
on non-competitive, non-sport connection and the company of women.
Humorous perceptions and analyses definitely welcome.
 
Abstracts (250-300 words) due September 5, 2005.
 
Please send any inquiries and abstracts to:
Jo Malin (SUNY-Binghamton)

UPDATE: Queer Theatre in Britain: American Influences (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
DimpleGodiwala_at_aol.com

Further to the call for chapters (pasted below) we now need critics to
undertake to write chapters on the influence of American theatre on British
queer theatre. Topics to be covered
Split Britches; Angels in America etc; Cafe la Mama
Please contact me as below=E2=80=A6=20
(previous call)
Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatre in Postwar Britain
Critics are invited to write chapters for a critical study of contemporary
British post-war queer theatre. The focus is on bi, trans, gay, lesbian
identities as represented on the British stage. Keeping in mind that queer
identities are fluid and always in a state of flux, defying definitions

CFP: Centennial Study of Anne of Green Gables (2/1/06; collection)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
blackfor_at_camden.rutgers.edu

Anne with an "E": The Centennial Study of _Anne of Green Gables_

Proposals are being solicited for the centennial studies volume of Anne of Green
Gables. Topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

CFP: Edna O'Brien: New Critical Perspectives (7/29/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Maureen O'Connor

Call for contributions to the volume of essays, Edna O'Brien: New Cri=
tical Perspectives=0D=0A=0D=0AIn addition to selected papers from the=
 international conference, Edna O'Brien: A Reappraisal (held at the N=
ational University of Ireland, Galway, 23 April 2005), we would like =
to include further contributions from O'Brien scholars that are appro=
priate to the aims of the edition. =0D=0A=0D=0AAims and Intentions:=
=0D=0A=0D=0AEdna O'Brien's writing has always provoked controversy, f=
rom her earliest The Country Girls trilogy to her more recent books o=
f 'faction', In the Forest and Down by the River. Critical responses =
have been divided between those who see her writing as populist and s=

CFP: Literature and Photography (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Zoe Trodd

Please submit papers for a panel on Literature and Photography at the
upcoming Modern Language Association (North East) conference in
Philadelphia, March 2-5 2006.This panel will explore how American
writers have responded to photography: authors have explored word as
camera and image as pen, and we'll discuss the camera-eye aesthetic in
American fiction. Possible points for departure might be:

How has photography impacted the novel's position as history and
writers' philosophies of history, and what did writers do about their
senses of the past, approaches to time, and philosophies of history, in
the light of photography?

CFP: D.H. Lawrence and Attachment (8/31/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Ronald Granofsky

Please post the following Call for Papers:

"D.H. Lawrence and Attachment" (any aspect of attachment: e.g.
psychological, material, social) for a panel at the 34th annual
Twentieth Century Literature and Culture Conference. University of
Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February 23-25, 2006. Submit a
250-300 word abstract (double-spaced and titled). Previously presented
or published papers are not elibible. Deadline is August 31, 2005.
Abstracts/queries to Ron Granofsky, Department of English, McMaster
University, Chester New Hall 321, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L9.
granofsk_at_mcmaster.ca Tel: 905-525-9140 ext 24492 Fax: 905-777-8316.

Thank you.

CFP: Fishing the Angles: New Writing about Fly Fishing (10/10/05; collection)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Lowell Mick White

Fishing the Angles: New Writing about Fly Fishing (10/10/2005;
collection)
 
As fly fishing drifts downstream into the 21st century, anglers are
faced with overcrowded streams and lakes, declining water quality, and
political and cultural marginalization. In spite of this, we fish.
Why? What do we get out if it? This proposed collection, *Fishing the
Angles: New Writing about Fly Fishing*, is looking for works that
capture the meaning and magic(or the lack of meaning and magic) of fly
fishing, works that explore, transgress, and subvert this most literary
of "Outdoor Sports." Tell us-show us-what fly fishing means and how it
works.
 

CFP: Recovering Beat Women Writers (10/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:34am
Skerl, Jennie

Call for abstracts for a proposed panel on "Recovering Beat Women
Writers" for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Conference to be held in Philadelphia on November 8-11, 2006.
Proposals are requested for a panel on women writers affiliated with the
Beat Generation focusing on individual authors, feminist/cultural
studies considerations of women in this mid-20th-century bohemian
milieu, or issues in the ongoing recovery project. Send brief abstracts
(1-3 pages) by October 10, 2005, to Dr. Jennie Skerl, 1502 Weatherstone
Dr., Paoli, PA 19301. Note: This panel has not yet been approved by
the conference committee; however, SSAWW says that pre-organized

CFP: American Romance Writers (12/1/05; dictionary)

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Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:34am
Pregis_at_aol.com

Call for Contributors: Dictionary of Literary Biography
AMERICAN ROMANCE WRITERS

Draft deadline December 1, 2005

Contributors are needed to write an objective, clear, comprehensive account
of the life, career, and literary reputation of the romance writers listed
below.

Those interested in contributing please e-mail the volume’s editor:
Pamela Regis, Professor of English
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157
pregis_at_mcdaniel.edu

CFP: Romance Fiction (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:34am
UdonLover_at_aol.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

Romance Fiction: Satin Sheets

Romance Writers & Writing

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Regional Conference
February 8-11, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
phone: 1.505.842.1234
fax: 1.505.766.6710

CFP: Postcolonial Europe (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2005 - 5:33am
Prem Kumar Poddar

Wea re looking for a scholar to write a 2500-word essay on Postcolonial
Russai for our book which is being published by Edinburgh University
Press. Deatils follow.

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in Continental Europe
and its Empires

Edited by Prem Poddar, Rajeev Patke and Lars Jensen

Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe
Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo d' Haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus,
Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell

Pages