twentieth century and beyond

RSS feed

CFP: The 'I' of the Beholder: Narrative Voice and Imagined Reality (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:48pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for New York College English Association (NYCEA)
sponsored Panels at the 2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference
San Antonio, Texas--April 6--April 8, 2006

You are invited to submit paper proposals for NYCEA sponsored panels at
the College English Association (CEA) Conference to be held in San
Antonio, Texas. CEA is the national, parent organization of the NYCEA
and other regional CEA affiliates.

We welcome submissions of NYCEA papers presented previously on the
following NYCEA Conference theme, or new submissions on the topic of
this special session call: "The 'I' of the Beholder: Narrative Voice and
Imagined Reality."

CFP: Literature and Medicine/Literature of the Healing Arts (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for New York College English Association (NYCEA)
sponsored Panels at the 2006 College English Association (CEA) Conference
San Antonio, Texas--April 6--April 8, 2006

You are invited to submit paper proposals for NYCEA sponsored panels at
the College English Association (CEA) Conference to be held in San
Antonio, Texas. CEA is the national, parent organization of the NYCEA
and other regional CEA affiliates.

We welcome submissions of NYCEA papers presented previously on the
following NYCEA Conference theme, or new submissions on the topic of
this special session call: "Literature and Medicine / Literature of the
Healing Arts"

UPDATE: 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies (7/31/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
eva rus

UPDATE: 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
North American Studies (7/31/05; journal issue)

Call for journal submissions

Summer 2005: Open Issue
PLEASE NOTE: Submission Deadline Extended to 31 July
2005

49th Parallel is an interdisciplinary e-journal of the
University of Birmingham (UK) devoted to American and
Canadian studies that looks to promote innovative and
challenging academic work. The journal takes its name
from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada,
and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and
debates which transcend the boundaries of customary
theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and
politics of the North American continent.

CFP: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir (2/15/06; SSAW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
Miranda Green-Barteet

Title: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir

Proposed Panel for SSAW (Society of the Study of American Women Writers)

Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2006

Conference: November 8-11, 2006 Philadelphia, PA

 

This proposed panel will focus on Ethnic American Women's Memoir from any
period. Papers may analyze how Ethnic American women use memoir to claim
subjectivity and join communities. Papers could explore how writers use
memoir to achieve self-actualization; claim subjectivity; reconcile their
personal and community identities. Please email abstracts of 250-300 words
to Miranda Green-Barteet, Texas A & M University (mgreen-barteet_at_tamu.edu)
by 2-15-06.

CFP: Fat Studies (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:47pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SESSIONS, PANELS, PAPERS: FAT STUDIES

 

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.

Fat Studies - an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that
confronts and critiques cultural constraints against the fat body and
creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance within mass society.

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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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,

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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=

Pages