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CFP: Experimentation and Orthodoxy in Recent American Literature (12/15/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Susan Adams

CALL FOR PAPERS
American Religion and Literature Society
At the 2006 American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, San Francisco

Founded in 1997, the American Religion and Literature Society (ARLS) is
a member society of the American Literature Association (ALA). ARLS is
dedicated to the scholarly exploration of the relationships among
religion, literature, and American culture, where each is broadly
construed and where no particular scholarly or disciplinary approach is
favored over any other. We try to nurture both a meaningful witness to
the vitality of religion and literature and collegial friendships
within the area of noted interest.

CFP: The Lesser-Known Chopin (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Heather.Ostman_at_esc.edu

The Lesser-Known Chopin: What We've Missed/What We're Missing
 
Though Kate Chopin wrote two novels, dozens of poems, and nearly a hundred
short stories, her critical reputation continues to rest largely on The
Awakening and a handful of very famous stories. But there's more. This
panel will provide a glimpse into some of the remarkable work that has
been too often overlooked by scholars and students alike. For this ALA
panel, which is sponsored by The Kate Chopin Society, papers and
presentations are solicited that explore Chopin's other novel (At Fault),
her lesser-known short stories, or her poetry, as well as her essays,
diaries, and account books. Proposals of 100-150 words should be sent to

CFP: Science and Sentiment in U.S. Women's Writing (12/10/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Lydia Fisher

We seek papers for a panel at the 2006 Society for the Study of American
Women Writers conference (in Philadelphia) that explore the relationship
between science and sentiment in women's writing. Taking as a starting
point scholarship on sentiment by critics such as Shirley Samuels, Glenn
Hendler, Julie Ellison, Marianne Noble, Dana Nelson, and Lauren Berlant, we
are interested in how women writers' use of and relationship to the
sentimental aesthetic developed as America's scientific world view evolved,
from the age of so-called sentimental "feminization" (in the 18th and 19th
centuries) into the present moment. The language of science-as seen in

CFP: Modernism & Fascism (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
GeorgeMoore

CALL FOR PAPERS:
THE MODERNIST ATTRACTION TO FASCISM
SPECIAL SESSION FOR LITERATURE AND POLITICS, ACA, APRIL 12TH-15TH, 2006.

FOR THE AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
PCA/ACA ANNUAL MEETING, April 12th-15th, 2006
ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

CFP: Animal Whites: Whiteness, Animals and the Human (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Lucia Hodgson

Call for papers for a seminar entitled, "Animal Whites: Whiteness,
Animals and the Human," to be held at the American Comparative
Literature Association 2006 Annual Meeting: The Human and Its Others
at Princeton University, March 23-26, 2006.

Organizer: Lucia Hodgson, English Department, University of Southern
California, lhodgson_at_usc.edu

Abstracts (max. 250 words) must be submitted by November 30, 2005
using the online form on the ACLA website (www.acla.org).

Seminar Description:

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary UK (3/10/06; MLA '06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:49pm
Matthew Hart

CFP: Violence in the Contemporary United Kingdom

MLA Special Session, December 2006
Abstracts by 10 March 2006

Matthew Hart
matthart_at_uiuc.edu
Assistant Professor of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

For a proposed Special Session at the December 2006 MLA
Convention in New Orleans, I am looking for papers that
discuss the theme, problem, object, or practice of violence in
recent British and Northern Irish writing. I will consider
abstracts until 10 March 2006, at which point I wish to
collaborate with two or three others in drafting a panel
proposal to reach the MLA by 1 April 2006.

CFP: Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas (12/15/05; collection)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY
CALL FOR PAPERS

The Cultural Politics of the Middle East in the Americas
(Forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press)

Editors:
Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan, alsultan_at_umich.edu
Ella Shohat, New York University, ella.shohat_at_nyu.edu

CFP: Shakespeare Adaptations: Additions and Omissions (11/15/05, PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Kelli Marshall

CALL FOR PAPERS
SHAKESPEARE ADAPTATIONS: ADDITIONS AND OMISSIONS

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
27th Annual Conference: Albuquerque, NM

February 8-11, 2005

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: November 15, 2005
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2005

Proposals are being accepted for a panel entitled "Shakespeare Adaptations:
Additions and Omissions" in the Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of
the conference.

UPDATE: Tenth Annual Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton (11/14/05; 2/23/06-2/24/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Leigh Harbin

Angelo State University Tenth Annual Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer
Kelton

Keynote Speaker: Tim O'Brien

Angelo State University
San Angelo, Texas
Feb 23 and 24, 2006

Update: Deadline for submissions extended to November 14

Accepting submissions of creative work: poetry, short stories, etc, or of
original scholarly papers on the work of Tim O'Brien.

Readings 15-20 minutes

Send email or hard copy submissions to:

Leigh Harbin
ASU Station #10894
San Angelo, TX
76909
leigh.harbin_at_angelo.edu

CFP: Women of Color Caucus (11/21/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Dodge, Georgina

Call for Proposals

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The MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States) WOCC (Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for two
sessions at the MELUS 20th Annual Conference, from April 27-30, 2006,
hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Both sessions
engage with the conference theme of "Crosscurrents: Navigating the
Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic Literatures."

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UPDATE: New Nigerian Poetry Journal (1/06; journal issue)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Gloria MT Emezue

Final deadline for submission of papers for the 2006 edition of New Nigerian Poetry Journal (NNP) has been reviewed to January 2006 to enable contributors who have recently been sent the E-books of featured poets to complete their reviews.

Current E-copies available on request include the poetry of:

CHIN CE: Full Moon, An African Eclipse and other Poems;

OSSIE ENEKWE: Broken Pots, Marching to Kilimanjaro and other Poems,

PETER ONWUDINJO: Women of Biafra and other Poems;

TOYIN ADEWALE: Naked Testimonies,

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

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present
on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last
year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded,
now you
know why. The address I'm now using is
ThomYoung_at_yahoo.com.

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Other Dreams (11/1/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 4:12am
Margaret W. Cotter-Lynch

Paper proposals are invited for the following seminar at the 2006
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference in
Princeton, NJ:

Other Dreams

CFP: Spaces of Dissent (1/13/06; MRG, 3/30/06-4/1/06)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:12am
NICOLE LAROSE

The 8th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
"Spaces of Dissent: The Borders of Transnational Dreams"
Keynote Speakers: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Peter Hitchcock
March 30-April 1, 2006 at the University of Florida

CFP: Modern Poetry (no deadline; monographs)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
David Ayers

The Centre for Modern Poetry is editing a new book series on modern poetry
to be published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group
(http://www.peterlang.com). The series will include monographs, conference
proceedings and other edited collections. Our focus is principally on poetry
written in English from 1890 to the present day, although we may consider
projects which partially fall outside this remit. We are interested in work
on all forms of poetry whether conservative or avant-garde, and we
especially welcome innovative work which extends our knowledge of the field
of modern poetry or adopts promising theoretical, historical or

CFP: Minority Travel Writing (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
Dr. Russ Pottle

Call for Papers: "Mobility, Migration, and Ethnic and Cultural Minorities in
Writing on American Travel and Tourism."

The Society for American Travel Writing. American Literature Association
Annual Conference, 25-28 May 2006, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San
Francisco, CA.

CFP: Iain (M.) Banks (UK) (2/28/06; 9/2/06)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
Katharine Cox

CFP: Iain (M.) Banks(UK) (02/28/06; 09/02/06) Call for papers for a
one-day conference hosted at University of Westminster, London England.

The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies in partnership with the
University of Hull invites proposals for papers and panels for our Iain
(M.) Banks conference to be held on Saturday 2nd September 2006 at the
University of Westminster, London. This is the first UK conference to
focus solely on Iain Banks and coincides with the publication of his
latest novel.

Confirmed speakers include:
        Tim Middleton
        James Kneale

CFP: Race, Science, and Citizenship (11/7/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
Shawn Salvant

Call for Papers : "Race, Science, and Citizenship in the Americas"
MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.)
April 27-30, 2006
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
Presentation proposals are requested for a panel on "Race, Science, and
Citizenship in the Americas" proposed for the 2006 Multi-Ethnic
Literatures of the U.S. conference (MELUS). The conference will be held
April 27-30, 2006 and hosted by Florida Atlantic University.
Proposals must be received by November 7, 2005.
The proposed panel will examine "scientific" determinations of race in
the construction of citizenship at political, geographic,
legal/constitutional, or ideological borders. Proposal abstracts should

CFP: Southern Exposure: Analyzing the U.S. South through Film (2/1/06; collection)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:10am
Katie McKee

Southern Exposure: Analyzing the U.S. South through Film

CFP: Critics often cite D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation as the
origin of the Hollywood feature film and credit it with helping to
form the Hollywood narrative style. However, the film also marks the
importance of the U.S. southern setting in shaping the American
cinematic imagination. Griffith's film raises the broad issues of
war, tragedy, and romance, but also depicts the more disturbing
issues that continue to be associated with the filmic south: racial
and sexual violence, slavery, vigilante justice, and lynching.

CFP: Battleground States: Scholarship in Times of Crisis (grad) (12/15/05; 3/31/06-4/1/06)

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Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:10am
Adam Franklin

Battleground States: Scholarship in Times of Crisis.

Friday March, 31-Saturday, April 1, 2006

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

As subjects and scholars, we negotiate contested spaces daily.
We live in a time of global military and political battles,
deterritorialized "wars" against drugs and "terror," and a
heightened contestation over discourses that define
patriotism, "values" and national identity. These broad
battles over political, economic, cultural, and (inter)national
borders are localized in struggles over battleground states and
responses to crisis and tragedy.

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