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Talking Back: Voices from Appalachia

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Meredith McCarroll
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Seeking submissions for a collection of personal narratives that address and complicate Appalachian identities. Interested in voices that challenge and enrich simplistic valorizing or demonizing images of Appalachia. Contributors might range from scholars to poets to farmers to fiddlers—anyone who can add a voice to create a more full chorus—at times dissonant, at times harmonic.

Possible entry points:

Perspectives on Natasha Trethewey (SAMLA 89, Nov. 3-5, 2017, Atlanta)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:40pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

This special session invites papers that offer diverse perspectives on the work of Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and SAMLA 89’s Plenary Speaker. Paper proposals may address the conference theme of SAMLA 89, but all topics and approaches to Trethewey’s work are welcome. By June 7, please email a 200-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Harper Strom, Georgia State University (hstrom@gsu.edu).     

Mystery, Mayhem, Subversion, and Criminality in Faulkner (SAMLA 89, November 3-5, 2017, Atlanta)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The William Faulkner Society welcomes papers that explore Faulkner's use of mystery, mayhem, subversion, and criminal elements in his works. By June 7, 2017, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Albany State University, at Ulf.Kirchdorfer@asurams.edu.

Call for Contributors: 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:44pm
Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Call for Contributors: 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History

ABC-CLIO, the leading publisher of academic reference works, is developing 25 Events that Shaped Asian American History to be published in 2019. This single-volume project covers the breadth and depth of Asian American history through key events that include diverse Asian American groups including Chinese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese American history. Each essay will be around 7,000 words. Contributor guidelines with samples will be provided.

Considering Modernist Confusion

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

CfP Conference: Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas (Coimbra/Portugal, 2018, 5th Biennial Conference of the IAS)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
International Association of Inter-American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

University of Coimbra, Portugal, 22-24 March 2018

5th Biennial Conferenc of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (http://www.interamericanstudies.net).

CfP also available in Spanish (http://www.interamericanstudies.net/?p=6472) and Portuguese (http://www.interamericanstudies.net/?p=6461)

President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:52pm
Michele Lockhart
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Call for Proposals

President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter

Michele Lockhart seeks contributors for her fourth collection of essays, which analyzes a segment of language used by the 45th President of the United States, Donald John Trump.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Emily Butler-Probst, University of Colorado, Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

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