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UPDATE: The Literary North: 19th to 21st C. (UK) (1/9/06; 5/20/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Katharine M Cockin

CFP: The Literary North (19th to 21st century)(UK) (01/09/06; 05/20/06)
Call for papers for a one-day conference
At University of Hull, England
CORRECT DATE Saturday 20 May 2006 9am to 5pm
Keynote speaker: Professor Cora Kaplan, Southampton University

This conference will reassess the stereotypes of the grim North and the
beautiful South in order to investigate literary representations from
and about the north of England.

CFP: New Jersey Writers (11/1/05; NJCEA, 3/18/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Edward Shannon

New Jersey Writers.
29th Annual New Jersey College English Association
Spring Conference
Saturday, March 18, 2006, Jubilee Hall
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

New Jersey Writers.
This panel considers any approach to work by New Jersey Writers. All
periods and approaches are welcome.
 
Send 300-500 word abstracts by 11/1/05. Completed papers by 12/12/05.
Deadline for completed panels and paper proposals is January 6, 2006.
Membership in NJCEA is covered in registration fee. Please send
abstracts and papers as Word attachments.

CFP: Peace Zone: A Place of US (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Robert Madison

37th Annual College English Association Conference -- April 6-8, 2006, San =
Antonio, Texas
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Peace Zone: A Place for US
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Papers are welcome pertaining to cultures and literatures of peace being =
constructed in regions affected by war, especially within the United =
States. Discussion can range from missed or lost opportunities to promote =
peace to strategies to reduce enmity or promote coalescence.
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Send a 50-word abstract along with complete contact information by October =
15 to
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Karen Clark
Engish Department
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001
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or kclark_at_towson.edu

CFP: Present Pasts in African Lit and Film (Ghana) (10/13/05; ALA, 5/17/06-5/21/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
jawenzel_at_umich.edu

CFP: Present Pasts in African Literature and Film

Deadline: 10/13/05

African Literature Association
32nd Annual Meeting and Conference
Accra, Ghana

May 17-21, 2006

Papers are sought for a panel on the topic "Present Pasts in African
Literature and Film" at the May 2006 African Literature Association
conference in Ghana.

CFP: African Literature and World Christianity (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Gallagher, Susan

The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites submissions of
abstracts for the CCL session at the annual MLA Convention in December
2006. The session will be called "The Next Christendom" and African
Literature." Proposals should engage with the ideas of Philip Jenkins'
recent controversial book, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global
Christianity, in relationship with the wider field of African
Literature. In his book, Jenkins argues that Christianity has become
the religion of the South, not the West. Questions that could be
addressed include how does the phenomenon of "world Christianity" inform
African literature, and how might African literature inform the

UPDATE: Science Fiction/Fantasy Area (11/10/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
caronc_at_post.queensu.ca

(Apologies for cross-postings)

2nd Call For Papers

The SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Area of the Popular Culture Association
reiterates its invitation for submissions for the:

PCA/ACA 2006 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS,
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, APRIL 12-15, 2006

Deadline for submissions: 10th November 2005 (please note the due
date has moved up a few days)

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry (10/25/05; KSU CSU, 3/9/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Gregory Eiselein

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry

I am organizing a panel on "Confessional and Postconfessional
American Poetry" for the upcoming 15th annual Kansas State University
Cultural Studies Conference on "Privacy" next March (March 9-11,
2006, in Manhattan, Kansas).

The panel seeks papers on poets who explore the psyche and the self,
childhood and adult traumas, experience and autobiography. I am also
interested in papers about poets who contest or mimic the concerns of
confessional poets.

CFP: Samuel R. Delany –– A Critical Symposium (1/15/06; 3/23/06–3/24/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
krjames_at_buffalo.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: SAMUEL R. DELANY - A CRITICAL SYMPOSIUM
SUNY Buffalo
March 23-4, 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006

"Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium" is a conference intended to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scholars and innovative writers to
discuss and celebrate Delany's work.

CFP: The Fantastic in Children's and Young Adult Literature (11/30/05; 3/15/06-3/19/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:34pm
Christine Mains

The Fantastic in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Art
Drawn by the Fantastic
27th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 15-19, 2006
Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Dania, Florida

Guest of Honor: Charles Vess
Guest Scholar: M. Thomas Inge
Special Guest Writer: Kathleen Ann Goonan

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2005

CFP: Neoliberalization/Poetry (10/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:34pm
manowak_at_stkate.edu

XCP: CROSS CULTURAL POETICS, an interdisciplinary journal, seeks essays
addressing poetry/poetics of the Western hemisphere in the era of
neoliberalization. Essays addressing the interaction of economic forces of
production, exchange, redistribution, empire, et al, as (simultaneously)
categories, modes, and methodologies of examining literary works (and the
literary world)--as well as the work of scholars outside the U.S.
institutional structure--are most actively sought. For an outline of our
recent publishing activities (including our co-publication of Kamau
Brathwaite’s book, â€"Conversations-), please see <http://www.xcp.bfn.org>.

CFP: Woolfian Boundaries (1/4/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:42pm
Kathryn Simpson

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

Amendment to contact details and submission procedures for the call for
papers for WOOLFIAN BOUNDARIES. The 16th Annual International Conference
on Virginia Woolf. 22 - 25 June 2006 hosted by the University of
Birmingham.=20

CFP: Holy Land(s) in American Lit (10/5/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Yothers, Brian

Paper proposals are invited for a proposed panel on the topic of "Holy =
Land(s) in the American Literary Imagination" at the College English =
Association conference in San Antonio, TX (April 6-8, 2006).
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The term "Holy Land(s)" in the title is broadly conceived, so proposals =
that deal with U.S. representations or discussions of landscapes =
designated as "sacred" anywhere in the world are welcomed. Proposals =
that deal in some way with literary representations or discussions of =
Ottoman Palestine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are =
particularly welcome, as are discussions of the role that the idea of a =
"Holy Land" may have played in eighteenth and nineteenth century U.S. =

CFP: Performing the City (11/1/05; ACTR, 5/27/06-5/30/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Laura Levin

Apologies for cross-posting.

2006 ACTR Conference / Congrès de l'ARTC 2006
Association for Canadian Theatre Research
Association de la recherche théâtrale au Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS

The next ACTR annual conference will be held May 27 to 30, 2006, at
York University, Toronto, as part of the Congress of the Social
Sciences and Humanities. ACTR welcomes papers on all topics and
practices of interest to the organization, both Canadian and
international.

CFP: Anglophone Literature (World Literature in English) (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Edemerly_at_aol.com

CFP: Anglophone Literature (World Literature in English), deadline 10/15/05,
CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06
 
We invite papers on Anglophone Literature (World Literature in English) for
the annual meeting of the CEA.
 
Proposals shouls include the following information:
 
Name
Institutional affiliation
Mailing address (including zip code)
Phone number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words
A/V needs, if any
Special needs if any
 
Submit proposals by email, fax, or regular mail by October 15th. If you
email a proposal, please paste it into the body of the email message, rather than
attaching a separate file..
 

CFP: &quot;Those Images That Yet/Fresh Images Beget&quot;: Intertextuality in Irish Literature (Australia) (12/15/05; IASIL, 7/2

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
patrick lonergan

IASIL 2006 - First Call for Papers.
Reply to irish_at_unsw.edu.au
http://www.iasil.org/sydney

Proposals are warmly invited on the general conference theme: exploring
'intertextuality' in all its forms in Irish literature and culture. Please
submit a title and 200 word abstract to irish_at_unsw.edu.au by 15th December,
2005. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes duration.

IASIL 2006 - "Those images that yet/ Fresh images beget" (W.B. Yeats
'Byzantium')
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July 2006

CFP: Theft and Stealing in Southern Literature (10/15/05; SSSL, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Melanie Benson

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) has announced
as the topic for its 2006 conference (March 30-April 2, 2006,
Birmingham, AL) "Labor, Literature, and the U.S. South." I am
seeking abstracts for a proposed panel on "Theft and Stealing in
Southern Literature."

CFP: Native American Literature (10/25/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Benjamin Carson

College English Association National Conference, April 6-8, 2006, San Antonio, Texas.

We invite papers on Native American Literature for the 37th Annual meeting of the CEA. Special consideration will be given to papers on Native American Literature that address this year's conference theme, "Regions,"--and questions such as "How do we construct and understand our geographical, historical, cultural, and ideological regions?" and, "how do those understandings inform what we write, read, and teach?"--but all papers on Native American Literature will be considered.

Proposals should include the following information:

CFP: Contemporary Echoes of the Bible (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Beth Benedix

Revaluation, Subversion, Nostalgia: Contemporary Echoes of the Bible

This collection seeks to fill an interdisciplinary space that is=20
currently relatively empty. There are a number of collections that=20
deal with the =93Bible as literature,=94 collections on specific =
writers=92=20
use of the Bible, and collections that might be categorized as =93how-to=94=
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guides (i.e. how to teach the Bible as literature, how to think about=20
the Bible in literary terms, how to think about the use of the Bible in=20=

literature as a perpetuation of a particular=97often normative=97set of=20=

ideas). What we don=92t have many of are collections that address when,=20=

CFP: African-American Literature (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
April 6-8, 2006
San Antonio, Texas

We invite papers and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
37th annual meeting of CEA. The general conference theme is "Regions."
Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on African-American
literature will be considered. Please interpret the conference theme
broadly.

CFP: 20th Century British Literature (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
janine utell

College English Association National Conference
April 6-8, 2006
San Antonio, Texas

Call for Papers in 20th Century British Literature

We invite papers and panels on 20th century British literature for the 37th
annual meeting of the CEA. The conference theme is "Reading the
Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the Regions."

Papers and panels might explore the topic and concept of region from a range
of perspectives including but not limited to:

CFP: Privacy and Women's Issues (10/25/06; KSU CSC, 3/9/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
michele janette

Call for Papers:

I am organizing a panel on =93Privacy and Women=92s Issues=94 for the =
KSU =20
Cultural Studies Conference on =93Privacy=94 next March (March 9-11, =20
2006, in Manhattan, Kansas).

Possible topics include the history of women=92s legal status as =20
private individuals, the relationship between privacy and gender =20
across different cultures and historical periods, the role of public =20
institutions (including laws) in upholding or curtailing women=92s =20
privacy, the ways privacy might be or has been used to reduce women=92s =20=

freedoms, etc.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please send a 1-=20=

CFP: South Asian Studies Panel (10/1/05; AAAS, 3/22/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
Jain, Anupama

Papers are solicited for a panel on South Asian Studies for the annual Association of Asian American Studies conference (AAAS). See below for the conference description, but also feel free to propose papers more broadly, as the inclusion of South Asian Americans continues to expand the AAAS.

 

Please email me by October 1, 2005, with:

-an abstract for your paper

-a brief cv, highlighting especially your previous paper presentations

-the best way to contact you

 

Best,

anupama jain

 

anupama jain * Assistant Professor of English * Union College * Schenectady, NY 12308

 

>From the conference announcement:

CFP: The Eighteenth Century Now (UK) (3/31/06; 6/23/06-6/24/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:31pm
Ildiko Csengei

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
and
Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York

The Eighteenth Century Now: Recent and Future Directions
 
An international conference for postgraduates and academics in the early
stages of their career

23-24 June 2006

Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
The King's Manor, University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP: Haunting, War and Conflict (Sweden) (10/15/05; Space, Haunting, Discourse, 6/15/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Andrew Hill

'Haunting, War and Conflict' - a session to be held at 'Space, Haunting,
Discourse,' an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department =
of
English at Karlstad University, Sweden, June 15-18, 2006.

Session description:

The realm of the ghostly has figured as a repeated referent in histories =
of
war and conflict - from the pre-modern practice of invoking ghosts and
spirits to assist in combat, to notions of the ghosts of dead soldiers =
and
citizens haunting battlefields and sites of destruction, to the =
portrayal of
Al Qaeda as constituting a type of 'phantom enemy'.

CFP: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend (Denmark) (2/1/06; 5/29/06-6/1/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Mikel Koven [mik]

Apologies for cross-posting.

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PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY LEGEND
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-fourth International Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark

May 29 - June 1, 2006

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to =
announce that the 2006 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-fourth =
International Conference is to be held in the 'Blixen Room' in the =
'Black Diamond' building of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark. =
(http://www.kb.dk/kultur/diamant/index-en.htm).

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