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Extended and Revised Call for Chapters on FX Channel Original TV Series Edited Collection

updated: 
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 10:16pm
David Pierson, University of Southern Maine & Brian Faucette (USA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The FX Reader

Extended and revised call for chapters on select FX Channel original TV series are sought for an edited book collection.  In a similar vein as The Essential HBO Reader (2008), this scholarly collection will serve as a valuable resource for TV scholars and educators on FX’s history and its most critically acclaimed, noteworthy series. 

Each chapter is expected to focus on each series’ creation and production history, its overall aesthetics and key performances, core themes, its association with genre conventions, and relevance to the FX Channel.  We still need chapter proposals on the following series:

Last book chapters needed – Anaïs Nin in Context by Cambridge University Press

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 7:14am
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Anaïs Nin is a 20th-century diarist and writer who endlessly inspires other authors while generating interest, enthusiasm, and debate among many literary critics and readers.

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has shown interest in the future edited volume Anaïs Nin in Context. This collection aims to delve even further into the exploration of Anaïs Nin as a woman and a writer, her cosmopolitanism, and her influence. In addition, as part of CUP In Context book series, the future Anaïs Nin in Context must have around 30-35 book chapters arranged in different sections and explore contextual aspects of Nin’s life and literary production, instead of the close reading and examination of her literary production.  

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:39am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

 

American Post-1945 panel(s) at PAMLA 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:39am
Pacific Modern Language Association_American Post-45 Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

We invite proposals for papers dealing with American Literature from 1945 to the present to be shared at the Pacific Modern Lanugage Association, held this year from November 7-10 at the Margariaville Resort in Palm Springs, California. The conference will be held completely in person.

Our panel organizers believe in a capacious understanding of post-1945 American Literature. The category of “literature” includes imaginative works (fiction, poetry, drama) but also essays, memoirs, or creative nonfiction. Texts that are written by American-identifying authors or texts about America or American life are welcome.

[Extended Deadline] Space and Time in Literature and the Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:39am
English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

AICED-25

THE 25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION

14-16 June 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for

the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 25th Annual International Conference:

 

The Pioneers of TransAmerican Art: In the Footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora Aesthetic

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Frédéric Lefrançois
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2024

Call for Abstracts 

 

The Pioneers of Trans-American Art: in the footsteps of a Caribbean Diaspora aesthetic 

 

 

 

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.

American Literature 1870-Present (Permanent Section), MMLA 2024, Chicago, IL

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 9:35pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The permanent section on American Literature 1870-Present invites proposals for the 2024 in-person conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association, in Chicago, IL, from Nov. 14-16 (https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/).

All proposals are welcome, especially those that gesture toward the conference theme of "Health in/of the Humanities".

For consideration, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief bio to: najung@wisc.edu by April 15, 2024.

The circulation of the Italian cinema in United States between 1945 and 1975. Distribution, reception, impact

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2024

Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies

Call for Papers for a Special Issue

The circulation of the Italian cinema in United States between 1945 and 1975.

Distribution, reception, impact

 

Guest-editors:

Federico di Chio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università degli Studi di Bologna

Marina Nicoli, Bocconi University

 

Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Alisia Chase and Richard Ness
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

“Jean Seberg: From Actress to Activist” call for chapters

Editors: Alisia Chase and Richard Ness 

We are seeking chapters of approximately 5000-6000 words for a scholarly anthology on actress Jean Seberg. This collection will expand upon a successful 2020 SCMS conference panel titled, A bout Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon, as well as the award-winning documentary by Fourth Wall Films on Seberg’s life titled Jean Seberg: Actress, Activist, Icon (2023). 

 

(CFP: PAMLA 2024) Animal Studies and Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:26am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The 121th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024) will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in sunny Palm Springs, California (formerly the Riviera Resort, a favorite hangout of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and other Hollywood and musical stars). We will be opening our conference with a welcome event on Thursday, November 7, and continuing the conference through Sunday, November 10, 2024.

Fantastical Souths

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:25am
Cameron Winter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the Fantastical Ecologies of the South for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s annual conference from November 15-17, 2024 in Jacksonville, FL. 

Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: “Roth’s Redemptive Aesthetics”

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:52pm
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Philip Roth Studies is now accepting submissions for a special Spring 2025 issue on the topic of “Roth’s Redemptive Aesthetics.”  Approaches to this subject might include but are not limited to the nature of redemption – its possibilities, its limitations, its origins—as represented in any of Roth’s works of fiction; Roth’s managing of literary legacy; the use of alternative histories (personal or social/political) in the interest of redemption; art, literature, music as a vehicle for redemption in Roth’s fiction; the redemptive possibilities of Roth’s prose style. Other approaches and interpretations are welcome.  

ATDS Graduate Student Travel/Research Award

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:51pm
American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Purpose: To provide support for graduate student travel to present or conduct research (such as, but not limited to, archival or ethnographic) related to theatre and performance in the Americas. Awardees will receive $500, a one-year free membership to ATDS, and recognition during ATDS’s 2024 awards ceremony/annual membership meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a graduate program in theatre/performance studies (or related studies) is eligible. Students need not be members of ATDS at the time of application but preference will be given to ATDS members. Please note that the applicant must still be in graduate school during the proposed time of use for the award.

4th AISNA Graduates Conference: “What is an American?” (1782-2024) Narratives and Counternarratives of an Imagined Nation

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:51pm
AISNA Graduates
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

In a period of tumultuous changes like the ones brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of far-right governments, racism, and international tensions caused by the war in Ukraine and Gaza, a great reckoning is happening in the Western cultural context, especially with regard to the Atlantic and Transatlantic world. No nation has undergone more rapid and sometimes contradictory transformations than the US, showing tensions between its foundational narratives and counternarratives rising from its too often neglected socio-cultural realities. Culturally embedded American ideals have always emphasized a single unifying narrative capable of synthesizing the plurality of voices on US soil.

Welty and Children

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:50pm
Katherine Henninger/ Eudora Welty Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2024

Call for Papers: Eudora Welty Review

Special Topic: “Welty and Children”

Submission deadline: September 1, 2024

 

Unreal Prisonscapes

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:48pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

SAMLA 96 Convention, "Seen and Unseen," will be held Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Unreal Prisonscapes (panel--in-person)

Henry Miller in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:47pm
Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal/The Henry Miller Memorial Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2025

HENRY MILLER'S PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

From 16-19 October of 2025, Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal and the Henry Miller Memorial Library will host a

conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, with an excursion to the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur. We will

examine Miller in light of contemporary thinking, asking the question: Is Henry Miller relevant today?

 

Although presentations on any aspect of Miller's writing, artwork, and life are welcomed, the conference organizers particularly

encourage consideration of the theme of Miller's place in the 21st Century.

 

Topics for presentations might include, but are not limited to:

 

Aestheticizing Politics/Politicizing Aesthetics: St. Louis Symposium on Radicalism in U.S. Arts

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 5:47pm
Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The past seven years have seen a resurgence of the radical right. In this resurgence, art and literature have played a prominent role. Senior advisors to the Trump administration cited novels as specific influences on federal policy; Jordan Peterson has disguised right-wing manifestos as self-help volumes, hoodwinking young men to the tune of millions; the internet has seen an overwhelming explosion of white supremacist digital art. Walter Benjamin’s dictum that fascism seeks to “aestheticize politics” endures. 

Transnational Circuits of Asian Religio-Philosophy: Reception and Racialization in the US (Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum)

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 1:14pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special forum links processes of Asian American racialization with the reception and circulation of Asian religio-philosophy in the US. In doing so, this forum builds on the foundation laid by a previous special forum titled Redefining the American in Asian American Studies, published in JTAS in 2012.

*Essay Collection* New Faces of William Gaddis: Reconsiderations for his Second Century [new deadline]

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
Crystal Alberts, Ali Chetwynd, Michael Sanders
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

December 2022 marked William Gaddis’s (1922-1998) centenary. Reputed during his lifetime for being—in his characters’ words—“difficult as I can make it,” or writing “for a very small audience,” the years since his death have nonetheless seen his work republished in increasingly wide-reaching editions and discussed in numerous online reading groups, with his unpublished archive increasingly studied and brought to public attention.

The present edited collection of academic essays seeks contributions that will challenge, update, expand, or surpass the extant understandings of Gaddis’s work, clarifying what it can offer readers more than a century after his birth.

John Steinbeck Panel at the Western Literature Association Conference

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:57pm
International Steinbeck Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2024

Call for Papers: Panel on John Steinbeck Scholarship

The International Steinbeck Society is pleased to announce a call for papers for a panel dedicated to scholarship on John Steinbeck at the 2024 Western Lit Association Conference, which will take place from October 2-4 in Tucson, AZ. We invite scholars and enthusiasts of Steinbeck's works to submit proposals for papers that will approach Steinbeck from a variety of literary lenses.

This panel seeks to engage with diverse perspectives on John Steinbeck's writings. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following themes:

ALA 2024 Symposium on American Poetry

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

ALA Symposium “American Poetry”American Poetry

November 7-9, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
828 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Conference Director:
Richard Flynn, Georgia Southern University

Keynote Speaker:
Karen L. Kilcup
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Conference Fee: $175

T. S. Eliot Studies Annual - Vol 7 CFP

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:56pm
T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual is the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the 2015 edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

All critical approaches are welcome, as are essays pertaining to any aspect of Eliot’s work as a poet, critic, playwright, editor, foremost exemplar of modernism, or his influence on twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture.

MMLA 2024 - American Literature pre 1870 - Permanent Panel

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

As historian Kim E. Nielson argues in A Disability History of the United States, the health of the body became metaphorically linked to the health of the nation in the early national period. The nationalist rhetoric of the healthy body politic led to the marginalization of individuals seen as occupying “deficient” or dependent bodies.  This panel seeks to explore this dynamic from the perspective of those excluded by this rhetoric. Papers focused on artists, writers, and other art producers who experienced disability during the era are welcome. How did these figures respond to the nationalist mythos, and how did they envision themselves with respect to the body politic?

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