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Emerson Society Awards announcement

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:28am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society announces four awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson.

 

*Graduate Student Paper Award*

Provides up to $750 of travel support to present a paper on an Emerson Society panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference (May 2018) or the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (July 2018). Submit a 300-word abstract to David Greenham (david.greenham@uwe.ac.uk) by January 12, 2018. Abstracts should address the 2018 CFPs posted at emersonsociety.org.

 

MELUS Special Issue: New Directions in Irish American Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:27am
Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 Call for Papers for MELUS Special Issue:

New Directions in Irish American Literature and Culture

Guest Editor: James Byrne

Deadline for Submissions: 15 April 2018

Anticipated Publication: 2019

 

Shirley Jackson's Domesticity

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
American Literature Assoc./Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.

This panel seeks work that addresses any aspect of Jackson’s domesticity in her fiction or nonfiction for the May 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco.

Philip Roth's Non-Fiction

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 2017 saw the publication of the final volume in the Library of America series of the complete works of Philip Roth:  Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013. The volume includes Roth’s literary criticism, critical introductions, interviews, movie reviews, political writing, cultural commentary and open letters.

 

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:50pm
Tom Hertweck / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)

for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association -- Deadline for abstracts January 5, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

29th Annual American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018

 

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott

(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult

literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially

interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which

Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott

participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,

"T. S. Eliot and the Biological": Special Edition of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Julia Daniel,
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to volume 3 of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2019 publication). We welcome work on our special topic, “Eliot and the Biological,” particularly essays that engage with ecocriticism, animal studies, and theorizations of the body.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Julia Daniel, guest editor, at julia.eliz.daniel@gmail.com, before January 30th. Accepted essays will due by August 1, 2018.

Americanis/zation

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO, Tours University/ICD
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Organized by Molly O'BRIEN CASTRO & Alexis CHOMMELOUX

Tours University/ICD (FRANCE)

8-9/2 2018

 

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