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The Tunnel at 25 Project

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:17pm
Ted Morrissey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

William H. Gass’s magnum Opus The Tunnel turns 25 in 2020, and it’s been just over fifty years since parts of the novel began appearing in print in 1969; thus, it may be an appropriate time to reassess Gass’s massive work, which was met with a wide range of reactions when it came out in 1995, from effusive praise to bewilderment to outright hostility.

The primary goal of this project is to direct attention to The Tunnel, which has become one of those great books (no matter how one defines great) which is rarely read. In fact, on April 9, 2020, Lithub.com published a list of “The 50 Best Contemporary Novels over 500 Pages” – “Long Books, Worth Your Time” – and The Tunnel was not among them.

Americana: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:16pm
Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 June 2020 for the Spring 2020 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2020

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, quarantine, COVID-19, and other related topics.

From Memory to Marriage: The Achieve, Political Agency and the Advance of LGBTQ Rights in America

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:13pm
European Journal of American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Final Dedaline: May 15

Note: Due to the Corona-Virus I extended the deadline or submissions of abstracts until May 15. I have head from many of you and understand that all of our lives have been challenged.  I sincerely hope that the May 15 deadline allows for all interested to prepare abstracts.

 

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Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.

Call for Papers: Transmotion Special Issue: Transgender, Two-Spirit and Nonbinary Indigenous Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
Danne Jobin / University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Transmotion is seeking submissions on the theme of Transgender, Two-Spirit and Nonbinary Indigenous Literature. In the past decade, an increasing number of transgender Indigenous writers have been published, especially in the settler state known as Canada, such as Gwen Benaway, Arielle Twist, and Smokii Sumac. In the United States, writers like Luna Merbruja, Janet Mock, and Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi have received attention as transgender writers but less attention within Indigenous studies.

Eudora Welty’s Spectacle of Scandal

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:19pm
Eudora Welty's Society @ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Guy Debord examined the spectacle through the Marxist lens and discerned that the spectacle draws the public gaze through a collection of images that contain signs that feed on and feed the socially dominant ideology. In other words, spectacles perpetuate the images the ruling class produces to subjugate and degrade. Thus, spectacles are discourses about the ruling class—"a self-portrait of power” (Debord, Society of the Spectacle).  A scandal is a spectacle that violates the social norms of the ruling class, even as it draws the public gaze through sensationalizing the social transgression.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)

The Eudora Welty Society

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:08am
Dr. Melinda McBee/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCEOctober 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

Unheard Verse: Finding Early American Women's Poetry

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:32am
Kaitlin Tonti/Society of Early Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Panel CFP for Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference, March 3-7, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

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