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CFP: Graphic Narratives (3/1/06; journal issue)

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Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:11pm
Modern Fiction Studies

Upcoming Special Issue of Modern Fiction Studies

Graphic Narratives
Guest Editors: Marianne DeKoven and Hillary L. Chute

Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2006

This special issue seeks essays on book-length works composed in the medium of comics. The emergence of graphic narratives-also called "graphic novels"-combines a sophisticated and experimental awareness of form with a powerful political awareness of comics as a mass medium. The book publication of Art Spiegelman's _Maus: A Survivor's Tale_ brought graphic narratives to the academy; in the two decades since the publication of the first volume of Maus, the field of graphic narratives has expanded significantly.

CFP: Testimonial Modernism (9/22/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:13pm
ayates

2006 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 2-5, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

Deadline Extended to September 22

Panelists must join or rejoin NEMLA and register for the conference by
November 30, 2005

Testimonial Modernism

UPDATE: Affect and Excess: The Politics of American Melodrama (Cyprus) (9/23/05; EASA, 4/7/06-4/10/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Ilka Saal

Please note the corrected date for the conference!

"AFFECT AND EXCESS: THE POLITICS OF AMERICAN MELODRAMDA":

Workshop at European American Studies Association Biennial Conference
"Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the
United States," April 7-10, 2006, Nicosia, Cyprus.

We invite papers that examine the politics and aesthetics of American
melodrama (on stage, page, and screen).

Please send queries, abstracts (250 words) and brief bio by September 23,
2005 to isaal_at_richmond.edu or ralphpoole_at_fatih.edu.tr

CFP: Florida Literature, Florida Studies (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

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Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Maurice O'Sullivan

The Florida CEA invites papers or panel proposals on any aspects of =
Florida Literature, Florida Culture, or Florida Studies for the College =
English Association's 37th National Conference in San Antonio, April 6-8, =
2006. Please submit the following information to Professor Steve Brahlek =
(brahleks_at_pbcc.edu) by October 15, 2005.
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- Name
- Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Title for Proposed Presentation
- Abstract of no more than 500 words
- A-V Equipment Needs, if any
- Special Needs, if any

CFP: International Pynchon Week (Spain) (11/30/05; 6/13/06-6/16/06)

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Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
John M. Krafft

CALL FOR PAPERS:

INTERNATIONAL PYNCHON WEEK. V. IS FOR VARO TOO: EXPLORING
THOMAS PYNCHON'S HISPANIC (AND OTHER!) GLOBAL CONNECTIONS.

GRANADA, SPAIN, JUNE 13-16, 2006

This four-day event, slated to coincide with Granada's Corpus
Christi celebrations, will provide a forum not only for the
exploration of Pynchon's Hispanic connections, but also for
wide-ranging engagement with the totality of Pynchon's work to
date. We hope that some scholars will focus their studies on
the myriad Hispanic references dotted throughout Pynchon's
writing, for example:

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

updated: 
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
N.D.Valman_at_soton.ac.uk, or contact me for further information/discussion.

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

UPDATE: History and American Modernisms (9/18/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:39pm
Ben Railton

Please note deadline extension, to 9/18/05.

Modern History: Constructions of the Past in American Literary=20
Modernisms. What role did visions of history play in the formation of=20
and work by American modernist movements (Harlem Renaissance, Southern=20
Renaissance, expatriates, poets, leftists, etc)? How did writers such as =

Hughes, Ransom, Stein, Williams, and Le Seuer construct the past, and to =

what ends? All topics and approaches, including interdisciplinary ones,=20
welcome. E-mail 250-500 word abstracts to Ben Railton=20
<barailton_at_hotmail.com< by=20
September 18, 2005.

[For further possible inspiration, here's the write-up submitted to=20
NEMLA:]

CFP: Computer Culture: Online Publishing (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Chaney, Joseph R.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Online Publishing

Computer Culture Area
2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006

We are seeking individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals
(panels of three or four presenters) on aspects of online publishing. We
would welcome proposals by scholars (including graduate students),
publishers, editors, writers, and artists.

Possible topics include:

CFP: Lads in Popular Fiction (UK) (9/30/05; 2/18/06)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Knowles, Joanne

Association for Research in Popular Fictions

Lads in popular fiction: a colloquium on contemporary masculinity
Saturday 18th February 2006
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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

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

Call for Papers: American Indians Today

Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2005

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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

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CFP: The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe (Greece) (10/1/05; 4/26/06-4/28/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
gskarp_at_panteion.gr

COST A20 Conference
“The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe”
Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006

COST Action A20 on “The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in
Europe” invites proposals for papers to be presented at its
concluding conference, to be held in Delphi, Greece, 26-28 April 2006.

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

updated: 
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: American Literary Characters (no deadline noted; book)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Judith Baughman

CFP: Contributors sought for American Literary Characters, a
four-volume work to be produced by Manly Inc. and published by Facts on
File. Contributors will be paid and credited in the volume. For wants
list and style sheet, please contact James Tidd, 2006 Sumter Street,
Columbia, SC 29201 jtidd_at_bcl-manly.com .

JSBaughm_at_gwm.sc.edu
JSBaughman_at_sc.edu

CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (12/15/05; 2/17/06-2/19/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kafka, Rob

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Evolution, Revolution and Change: Social and Natural Forces in Jeffers's
Poetry

 

ROBINSON JEFFERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Brazil Ranch, Big Sur, California, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006

 

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1896-1945 (no deadline noted; book)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Judith Baughman

CFP: Contributors sought for Encyclopedia of American Literature,
1896-1945 to be produced by Manly Inc. and published by Facts on File.
Entries wil treat authors; significant works; and literary schools,
movements, genres. Contributors will be paid and credited in the
volume. For further details, please contact James Tidd, 2006 Sumter
Street, Columbia, SC 29201 jtidd_at_bcl-manly.com .

CFP: Virginia Woolf (UK) (1/4/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Kathryn Simpson

CFP: 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf 2006,
Birmingham, UK (1.4.06; 6/22/06 - 6/25/06)

This conference takes Virginia Woolf to Britain's second city in order
to explore her work from perspectives 'beyond the boundary' of her own
positions and attitudes. Her coolness towards the provinces and
'prejudice' against the regional novel (Letters 6. 381) are thus the
starting-point for considering her writing in the light of its own
'limits', self-declared and otherwise. Themes for papers may involve
Woolf and:

UPDATE: MP International Feminist Journal: Choice (9/6/05; online journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP feminist peer-reviewed biannual e-journal is seeking papers on the
subject of "CHOICE". The word choice has been used as a galvanizing point
concerning abortion, but the concept of the right to choose extends well
beyond the womb. Feminists argue over the kinds of choices we make...the
choice to be a stay at home mother or have a consuming career, the choice to
 marry or not to marry, the choice to be celibate or to be sexually
promiscuous, the choice to agree or disagree with feminist "party lines",
etc. We are seeking academic papers, personal narratives, creative writing,
or journalistic writings that wrestle with the idea of gender and choice in

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

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

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)

updated: 
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 =
Ireland.
Entitled Beckett and Ireland: New Perspectives, this volume will offer
readings of Beckett=92s work in a social, political, and cultural =
context.
Although many readings of Beckett=92s work tend to stress his preference =
for a
deterritorialised aesthetic, there have been a number of important =
recent
articles stressing Beckett=92s Irishness, and it is hoped that this =
collection
will build on such work in new and exciting ways. Possible topics might
include:

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

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
lili.hsieh_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: August Wilson (7/17/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:35pm
Callaloo

The Editor of CALLALOO invites you to submit formal articles, informal
essays, and other kinds of texts (including visual and creative works) about

AUGUST WILSON

as playwright, poet, and essayist for publication consideration in a Special
Issue of the journal to be devoted to the author.

Each manuscript should be postmarked no later than Monday, July 17, 2006, to

The Editor
CALLALOO
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227

Electronic submissions may be sent to Callaloo at tamu.edu with the heading
August Wilson Manuscript before the aforementioned deadline.

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