The United States, United States / Dis-United States
Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives
Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020
From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze.
Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place, San Diego, CA. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25, 2020. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs. We also welcomeproposals for innovative formats including roundtable discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers.
Self-Promotion and Self-Aggrandizement: Accelerating Literary Legacy through Nonfiction
The Rebecca Harding Davis Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA.
New Directions in Davis Scholarship (2 panels)
We are interested in proposals that engage in any aspect of Davis’s work. We particularly encourage proposals that address some of Davis’s lesser known works, and we also welcome new readings of the canonical “Life in the Iron-Mills.”
Please send a 200-250 word abstract to Aaron Rovan (email@example.com) by January 17, 2020.
AMSA 2020:“Masculinities in Transition”
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado recognizes that UNC occupies the land of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho peoples. Further, we acknowledge that 48 tribes have historic ties to the space that now claims the state of Colorado.
DATES: March 19-22, 2020
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DEC 1st, 2019
The 2020 Sam Femiano Lecture in Men’s Studies to be given by Dr. Miriam Abelson
A Century of Broadcasting: Preservation and Renewal
Conference Dates: Oct 22-24, 2020
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Proposal Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019
Call for Papers
The Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) of the Library of Congress invites applications for papers, panels, moderated discussions and workshops for a conference marking the centenary of broadcasting in the United States.
American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24
Religion and Utopia in American Literature
Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.
The John Dos Passos Society invites papers for its Fourth Biennial Conference, to be held October 8-10 at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City. The setting and venue are eminently appropriate, combining as they do two of the most important places in Dos Passos’s personal and artistic life: Spain and New York City.
Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? If the focus is on the prefix, our primary legal framework for making sense of cross-border migration—the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol—does not acknowledge the effects of climate change as a legitimate ground for refugee status.