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CFP: Hemingway Society Panels (11/1/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Hilary Justice

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals – American Literature Association, 2006

The Hemingway Society invites proposals for papers and/or panels for two
sessions at the May 2006 ALA conference.

We are particularly interested in papers considering the following topics,
but welcome proposals on all topics:

Hemingway and Consumerism

Hemingway and Contemporary Writers

The Hemingway Society seeks proposals from all critical and theoretical
approaches, and actively encourages submissions by advanced graduate
students and recent graduates.

CFP: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA; 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Leslie Erickson

Call for Papers: Joseph Campbell and the Power of MythAbstract/Proposals =
by 15 November 2005
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 27th Annual =
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2005
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations in an area designed to =
explore Joseph Campbell and his ideas about the Power of Myth in literature=
, film, and popular culture. Presentations are not only welcome for =
studies and applications of Joseph Campbell's work, but also are encouraged=

CFP: Testimony and Collective Memory in Literature of the Holocaust (11/10/05; Red River, 4/21/06-4/23/06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Erin Mae Clark

CFP: Testimony and Collective Memory in Literature of the Holocaust (11/10/05; 4/21/06-4/23/06)

 

The Ninth Annual Red River Conference on World Literature

North Dakota State University, Fargo

April 21-23, 2006

 

This proposed panel will examine the ways in which the writer/survivor negotiates his or her role in narrating the Holocaust. As Charlotte Delbo tells her reader in the headnote to her three-volume trilogy, Auschwitz and After, "Today I am not sure that what I wrote is true. I am certain it is truthful." Thus for a writer such as Delbo, the purpose of testimony is both to convey personal experience and to commemorate silenced voices.

CFP: Hemingway Society Panels (11/1/05; MLA '06)

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:29pm
Hilary Justice

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals – Modern Language Association, 2006

The Hemingway Society invites proposals for papers and/or panels for two
sessions at the December 2006 MLA conference.

We are particularly interested in papers considering the following topics,
but welcome proposals on all topics:

- Hemingway and the Cold War

- Under Kilimanjaro

The Hemingway Society seeks proposals from all critical and theoretical
approaches, and actively encourages submissions by advanced graduate
students and recent graduates.

CFP: Canadian Theatre - Magnetic Forces (10/1/05; 6/27/06-6/29/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:46pm
Danine Farquharson

The Drama Specialization and the Performance and Communications Media =20=

Diploma of Memorial University of Newfoundland, in association with =20
the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, will be hosting a theatre =20
conference from June 27th to June 29th, 2006.

The Magnetic Forces theatre conference is being held in conjunction =20
with the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, taking place in St. John=92s, =20=

Newfoundland, Canada between June 28 and July 8, 2006.

CFP: Studies in American Indian Literatures: Pedagogy (12/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Barbara Cook

For a special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures (volume =
19.1, Spring 2007) focusing on pedagogy:
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The editors of this special issue invite submissions of articles that =
directly address pedagogical questions in the teaching of Native American =
literatures. Potential topics include:
methods of teaching individual texts, including recently published and =
other "less canonical" texts;
teaching from oral traditions;
strategies for inclusion of non-literary cultural and historical background=
 materials, information, and resources;
gender issues in the content and reception of particular texts;
religious identity and ceremony, including student response to critiques =

CFP: Appalachian Studies (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Leslie Fife

Call for papers: Appalachian Studies

 

PCA/ACA 2006 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

 

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2005

 

Appalachia was, and remains, one place where Americans' thoughts go when they have to re-think what it means to be American. Whether it is understood as the First Frontier, the original Old West, or an Eden infested with the snakes of race, class, and violence, Appalachia offers exceedingly fertile ground for popular and scholarly investigation.

 

Presentations covering a broad range of Appalachian culture are welcome, as are thematic panels composed of three to four presentations. Topics may include:

 

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

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
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
Saturday 20 May 2005 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.

With a view to making visible the North of England as a significant
trope as well as a vibrant location for literature from the most
contemporary to the nineteenth century, this conference will challenge
the destructive stereotypes of the North which appear to be gaining
momentum.

CFP: Black Music Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PAPERS, PERFORMANCES, ABSTRACTS, PANELS:

 

BLACK MUSIC CULTURE Area of PCA and ACA

 

36th and 28th Annual Joint Meeting of PCA/ACA

 

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

 

April 12-15, 2006

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1 November 2005

 

The New Black Music Culture Area of the Popular Culture

Association and American Culture Association invite interested

scholars to submit paper or performance abstracts, papers, or

panel/roundtable proposals on the following sub-areas of

black music culture:

 

(1) Jazz and Blues

(2) Gospel/Spirituals

(3) Hip Hop

(4) Contemporary "Concert Music"

CFP: Women in Science Fiction (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
BoatswainB_at_aol.com

Paper proposals including but not limited to the following "regions" in
science fiction studies: the feminine, the male gaze, women in media (film, comic
book covers, television), women authors (Joanna Russ, Ursula LeGuin), female
utopias/dystopias.

CFP: Canadian Theatre - Magnetic Forces (10/1/05; 6/27/06-6/29/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Danine Farquharson

The Drama Specialization and the Performance and Communications Media =20=

Diploma of Memorial University of Newfoundland, in association with =20
the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, will be hosting a theatre =20
conference from June 27th to June 29th, 2006.

The Magnetic Forces theatre conference is being held in conjunction =20
with the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, taking place in St. John=92s, =20=

Newfoundland, Canada between June 28 and July 8, 2006.

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (Italy) (11/20/05; Borders & Crossings, 9/7/06-9/9/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Anastasia Logotheti

CFP: Modern Greece in 20th c. Travel Narratives (11/20/2005; Italy, =
9/7/06-9/9/06)

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Conference:

Borders & Crossings VI, the sixth International Conference on Travel =
Writing 7-9 September 2006

University of Palermo, Italy.

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Panel Title:

Writing Hellas: Modern Greece in 20th century Travel Narratives

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 Panel Chair:=20

Dr Anastasia Logotheti, Deree College, The American College of Greece

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CFP: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North American Borderlands (1/1/06; 10/20/06-10/21/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Glenn Crothers

CALL FOR PAPERS:

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"Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North American=20

Borderlands"

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October 20-21, 2006

Louisville, Kentucky

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Conference Conveners:=20

Andrew Cayton (Miami University Ohio)

David J. Weber (Southern Methodist University)

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The Filson Institute for the Advanced Study of the Ohio Valley and the
Upper South proposes a two-day academic conference examining in
comparative perspective the nature and variety of North American
borderlands and their peoples from the sixteenth to the nineteenth
centuries. The conference will be in Louisville, Kentucky, at The Filson
Historical Society. =20

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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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:

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