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Literary Islands: Isolation and Connection

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

How have authors represented island worlds from the Antarctic to Manhattan, from the islands of the climate justice threatened mid-Atlantic coast to those of the Pacific rim, from romanticized islands off the coast of Maine, Scotland, or Alaska to the enormous islands of Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan? Ecocriticism and landscape theory have not focused on the intersection of water and land, especially when water surrounds land. Literary representations of islands offer a novel and fruitful focus for ecological investigation.

Gothic Trespass: Borders, Bodies, Texts

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:15am
University of Texas at Austin - Program in Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Gothic Trespass: Borders, Bodies, Texts

 

Colloquium at The University of Texas at Austin

Date: April 1- 2, 2017           

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University

 

2017 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:17am
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:18am
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted scholar Dr. David Roediger, Foundation Professor of American Studies and History at The University of Kansas. Dr. Roediger’s recent books include Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All, How Race Survived U.S.

CFP: Transnational Feminism and/in American Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
Second Biennial EAAS Women’s Network Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

CFP: Second Biennial EAAS Women’s Network Symposium

 

Transnational Feminism and/in American Studies

 

University of Lausanne

 Lausanne, Switzerland

March 31–April 1, 2017

 

Labor, Leisure, and the Anthropocene: ASLE, Detroit, MI, June 20-24, 2017

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:59am
ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seeking conference paper proposals for ASLE: Association for Studies in Literature and Environment.   

The Anthropocene has developed largely because of our cultures of work and our work machines. This fact calls for a reevaluation of work. How might this effort proceed? How should we reimagine labor and leisure in light of climate change? What does the news of the Anthropocene teach us about ideologies of labor and leisure? What does the naming technology of “the Anthropocene” make possible? What does it suppress or disable?   

"Language of the Unheard": Riot on the American Cultural Stage

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Susan Gilmore, Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Seeking proposals for a special session at the 2017 NeMLA Convention in Baltimore, March 23-26.  How does a riot speak? How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change? How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them? Presentations welcome on riot in literary and theatrical works, such as poems and plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Luis Valdez, as well as work in other contemporary media and social spheres. Papers on the literature and voices of the Stonewall Riots and papers with an emphasis on urban, cultural, ethnic, and Queer studies approaches and cross-cultural approaches to the phenomenon of the riot are also welcome.

Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:01am
Humanities Division of Essex County College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

From March 21-24, 2017, the Humanities Division at Essex County College will host its Fifth Annual Humanities Conference, "Radical Humanities: The Radical Tradition in the Humanities." Although the idea of radicalism can, in some ways, seem antithetical to our understanding of "tradition," this conference will, in part, examine the roots and patterns of radical thought in humanities discourse (including literature, philosophy, art, music, theater, dance, media, architecture, and design) as well as explore works, ideas, and movements that may be seen as radical or revolutionary. 

The Midwest in the Time of F. Scott Fitzgerald

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:01am
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

CFP: “The Midwest in the Time of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

St. Paul, Minnesota

June 25 – July 1, 2017

 

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