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CFP: Bo Carpelan's Urwind (9/15/05; collection)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm

Call for Papers
Approaching Bo Carpelan’s Urwind (essay collection)

As those who have written on Carpelan know, there’s a dearth of critical material on his work, at least in English. This volume exists to help fill that gap, focusing particularly on his novel Urwind, which won the Finlandia Prize and is considered one of the principle texts of Finnish Modernism.

The book is under contract, to be published by the Research Unit for Contemporary Culture at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. The Research Unit’s publication series began in 1986 and is multi- and interdisciplinary, publishing studies on contemporary culture and cultural theory. Currently, there are more than sixty volumes in the series.

UPDATE: Vladimir Nabokov (8/15/05; 20th C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Marianne Cotugno

If you are interested in submitting a paper for the Nabokov panels, they
are still welcome. The open panel's parameters have been changed slightly
since the CFP was first announced.

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 - 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

This panel asks that any papers addressing any aspect of Nabokov's work,
including his fiction, non-fiction, and scientific efforts. If you have
something interesting to say about Nabokov, it belongs in this panel.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

CFP: Lord of the Rings (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
C. Jason Smith

CFP: LOTR SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
Special Topic: Tolkien's LOTR

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th
Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM,
February 8-11, 2006.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals for several special sessions on any
aspect of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel
proposals, including full contact information for all participants, to:

C. Jason Smith

CFP: Mythology in Contemporary Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Anais Spitzer

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture
Association invites submissions for the 2006 ACA/PCA National Conference, to
be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16, 2006.

The"Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture-from movies,
video games and television to literature, politics and blogs-and the
significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary,
postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

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

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
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

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

CFP: Contemporary Southern Literature (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Chris Bloss

Call for Papers: Contemporary Southern Literature

PCA/ACA Conference

April 12-15, 2006, Atlanta



The South remains an interesting source of observation—literature,
history, culture, etc.

This call for papers seeks contributors offering a wide variety of
interpretations and criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and
culture against the backdrop of popular culture and postmodern
society, although other approaches are also solicited. Presentations
covering a broad range of Southern literature pieces and critical
approaches are welcome; presentations should be developed for a
20-minute reading.


CFP: Janet Frame (12/1/05; collection)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Jan Cronin (ARTS ENG)

Contributions are sought for a new collection of essays on Janet Frame.

"Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame"

CFP: Margaret Fuller and Her Circle (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am

"Margaret Fuller and Her Circle"
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Conference, Philadelphia, 3/2-5/06.
NEMLA Sponsored Panel
Essays invited on any aspect of Margaret Fuller's writings and/or other work of connected authors.
250-500 word abstracts due by 9/15/05 to:
               Marilyn Rye
                Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
                285 Madison Ave.
                Madison, NJ 07940
                or send by email (preferred)
                to <
                Phone: 973-443-8343
                Fax: 973-443-8087

CFP: Cultural Studies Association (10/15/05; 4/19/06-4/22/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
Leerom Medovoi

Washington. D.C. (George Mason University, Arlington campus) April

The Cultural Studies Association (U.S.) invites participation in its
Annual Meeting from all areas and on all topics of relevance to Cultural
Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, sociology,
geography, anthropology, communications, popular culture, cultural
queer studies, critical race studies, feminist studies, postcolonial
studies, media and film studies, material culture studies, performance
visual arts studies.

CFP: Nigerian Poetry (12/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Gloria MT Emezue

  CFP: NNP Journal 2006 Edition, Deadline: December 2005
Papers are invited for publication in 2006 edition of the New Nigerian Poetry Journal, NNP. The 2005 issue, dedicated to retiring professor of English, Romanus Egudu for his contributions in expanding the frontiers of African literature and Nigerian poetry, is available for distribution courtesy of Progeny (Africa Research) International. [Website]

New Voices of Nigerian Poetry

CFP: International Conference on Immigration, Emigration and the Experience of Wales (UK) (1/1/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
J.M Williams

CFP: International Conference on Immigration, Emigration and the Experience of Wales (1/1/06; 4/7/06-4/9/06)
Gregynog Hall, Powys, Wales, UK

The Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English
Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK
7-9 April 2006

CFP: Theatres of Global Suffrage (11/1/05; collection)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm

Theatres of Global Suffrage: The Plays, Performance and Protest of
Women's Rights

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection on women suffrage

CFP: As the World Turns: Globalism and the Entertainment Industry (8/10/05; SCMS, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
Michele Torre

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Globalism and the Entertainment Industry


The worldwide media landscape is in a particular state of flux due to
recent developments in the entertainment industry, including shifting
ownership, evolving international industries, changing regulatory
practices, and technological innovations, all of which affect the texts
audiences consume.


Topics to Explore:


UPDATE: Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
Omaar Hena

The deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 for the panel on
Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry
(9/1/05; 20th C. Literature and
Culture Conference, 2/23-25/06).

Call for papers for a critical panel on any aspect of
globalization, globality, and postnationality in
contemporary Anglophone poetry (since 1945, but especially
since the 1970's) at the 20th Century Literature and
Culture Conference in Louisville, KY, U. of Louisville,
Feb 23-25, 2006.

CFP: African-American Faculty &amp; Administrators (10/31/05; collection)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
Tolley-Stokes, Rebecca L.

Contributions are sought for essays on the topic of African-American
faculty and administrators (current of former) at Appalachian colleges
or universities. This critical anthology seeks to explore the plethora
of situations and circumstances that affect African American faculty and
administrators in the Appalachian region. We are looking for abstracts
that will RESULT IN SCHOLARLY ESSAYS. We are not seeking poetry, art or
similar material.

Send 2-page limit abstracts to either:

Keith Johnson, Ph.D.

CFP: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (10/15/05; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:02pm

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) seeks
submissions for the fall 2005 edition.

Deadline: 15 October 2005

Please send submissions to:

To submit to the journal, as well as to Magazine Americana and Newsletter
Americana, you must be a member of Americana: The Institute for the Study of
American Popular Culture. Please visit for


CFP: Truman Capote (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:02pm

CALL FOR PAPERS -- Northeast Modern Language Association

Philadelphia, PA -- March 2-5, 2006


For this panel, I invite papers considering any aspect of Truman Capote's
work or persona. Fresh analyses of his stories, novels, essyas, letters or
screenplays are welcome. What sorts of claims might we make to label Capote a
"major" American writer? Whta did he contribute to the American canon? What were
his particular literary gifts? Papers dissecting Capote's public
appearances, his marketing of self or work, his various (and incessant) portrayals in the
media will also be welcome.

Please send 250-word abstracts by SEPTEMBER 15, 2005 to

CFP: The Construction of African American Folk (9/1/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:02pm
Kocher, Ruth Ellen

Panel Title: The Construction of Folk: Traditions, Interpretations, and Appropriations in African American Literature
Conference: Northeast Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA March 2-5, 2005
I am accepting paper proposals until September 1, 2005 for the aforementioned panel. Before submitting your proposal, please consider the following short panel description.

CFP: The Abandoned House in 20th-Century Poetry and Visual Art (Sweden) (10/1/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Marit J. MacArthur

The Abandoned House in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Visual Art

I am seeking papers for a panel on abandoned houses in twentieth century
poetry and visual art, to be presented at a conference on "Space,
Haunting, Discourse," at Karlstad University in Sweden, June 15-18, 2005.
On this theme, submissions are invited that offer insight into the
phenomelogical, historical, and/or cultural valences of the image of the
abandoned house in contemporary (inter)national traditions and/or in the
work of individual poets or artists.

CFP: Black Poetry from the late 1950s to the late 1970s (no deadline noted; collection)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm

For a comprehensive critical study and reference resource on The Heritage
Series of Black Poetry (published in London from 1962-1975) and its
publisher/editor Paul Breman, I am seeking contributions and enquiries. The focus of
this book will be the 27 poetry collections published in the Heritage Series,
the Heritage pamphlet series, and the two poetry anthologies _Sixes and Sevens_
and _You Better Believe It_. The collection, which will be distributed
internationally, will include memoirs, poems, critical essays, photographs and
I am seeking critical essays or memoirs on or by the poets included in the

CFP: Larry Neal (9/20/05; 2/10/06-2/12/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:00pm
Carter Mathes

Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite submissions for papers to be delivered at an
international conference, "'Don't Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat': Re –
Evaluating Larry Neal's Creative and Critical Vision of the Black Aesthetic,"
hosted and sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke
University, and North Carolina Central University on February 10-12, 2006.