Recent scholarship on John Updike—especially since his death in 2009 and the subsequent opening up of his personal papers at Houghton Library—has begun to shed light on his still overlooked, albeit extremely fecund, political mindset. A Political Companion to John Updike will seek to establish a new scholarly foundation for this exciting and burgeoning field in Updike studies by inviting scholars to submit essays that employ multiple perspectives and fresh interdisciplinary approaches to better understanding the kinds of political questions Updike’s writing addresses.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on
THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe
We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."
The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.
The dominant narratives of women in music have neglected, obscured, or minimized the successes and importance of countless female musicians who became the driving forces in the development and success of their genres. Instead, such narratives emphasize the rarity of the female musician or attribute her success to a male mentor, especially in the period before second-wave feminism. While recent research has uncovered the histories of forgotten women in art music, little work has been done on the careers of women in vernacular musics. For instance, Ruth Alice "Ronnie" Gilbert was a founding member of the Weavers, a long-time activist in social issues, and a highly influential singer-songwriter who is often overshadowed by Pete Seeger.
CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2016
For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association’s 38th Annual Conference.
February 15 - 18, 2017
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
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Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Fax: (505) 843-2710
Linguistic Elements of Toni Morrison
The OEB Literary Society plans to host two panels at the American Literature Association in Boston, May 2017. We invite prospective participants to submit proposals relating to any aspect of Butler’s life and work. We especially encourage papers/panels addressing Butler’s influence in the work of contemporary artists across genres, and would like to devote one of the panels to this topic. Please email abstracts of 300 words to Matthew Mullins at email@example.com
Women Society and Culture
Original research papers are invited for an edited book ,proposed title: Women Society and Culture.
Scholars are invited to contribute their works in approximately 5000 words .
Please send your paper as Microsoft Word attachment as per the MLA guidelines of 7th Edition. Also submit an abstract (150 words approximately) and a brief bio note (100 words approximately).
Dr Alka Singh
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Other Studies
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Lucknow - 226012, U P, INDIA
March 31 & April 1, 2017 | In Honor of Robert Lax
American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
_Zero K_ (2016), the sixteenth novel by Don DeLillo, is, for some readers, a return to form and familiar themes—especially death—while for others, it extends DeLillo’s body of work into cryogenics and post-millennial ground. This panel will consider any aspect of _Zero K_, including, but not limited to, the ways in which it fits into or departs from DeLillo’s oeuvre or “late period” DeLillo; science and technology in the novel; genre and genre theory; close readings, voice, style, language, and structure; post-colonial readings; and/or relationship to the literary canon or popular culture.