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Writers Without Borders: US and Canadian Women Authors

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:31am
Rita Bode, NeMLA Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Convention, Baltimore (23-26/03/2017)

In her study of L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942) in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series, Canadian author Jane Urquhart invokes comparisons of L. M. Montgomery’s life and work to that of her near-contemporary American peers, Edith Wharton (1862-1937), Willa Cather (1873-1947), and Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), among others. While the transatlantic connection among women writers is receiving increasing critical attention, the literary relationships among American and Canadian women writers offer a relatively recent area for scholarly explorations of the influences and alignments crossing North America.

Call for Chapters

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminist writer Sarah Grand (1854-1943) is considered to be the first to have coined the term “New Woman” in 1894 in England. New Woman writers (in Victorian literature the New Woman novel forms a separate genre) participated in the feminist debate. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society.

New Directions in William James and Literary Studies

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Special Issue of "William James Studies"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

The William James Society and its peer-reviewed journal William James Studies invite abstract submissions from literary scholars with diverse interests and approaches to the life and work of William James for a special issue of the journal, "New Directions in William James and Literary Studies." Abstract paper proposals up to 300 words are due by August 15th.  All submissions will conform to a strict timetable for publication for the May 2017 issue of William James Studies (for more see details below).  Please submit abstracts or direct queries to both Dr. Todd Barosky (tbarosky@stmartin.edu) and Dr.

Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:25am
Diversity Committee, Children's Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Call for Papers

ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel

Children's Literature Association Conference 2017

Tampa, Florida, June 22-24, 2017

http://www.childlitassn.org/2017

 

Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

 

CFP: Articles on Radicalism

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:24am
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

Overlooked, Forgotten, or Maligned: Bringing Minor Characters Into Focus

updated: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:04am
NeMLA 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This panel seeks to investigate how we can (re)read classic American novels when analyzing them via secondary/minor characters. For example, how does the town of Maycomb change when read through Jack Finch? Does Jordan Baker give us insight into The Great Gatsby that no other character provides? Secondary characters are often overlooked when teaching and/or researching classic American novels, and this panel seeks to remedy that problem. By exhuming the often maligned supporting cast, we can see classic novels with fresh eyes, deepening our understanding of canonical stories while illuminating new ways of teaching these novels to our students.

 

On Breath

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for the "On Breath"-Panel at the ACLA Convention 2017, University of Utrecht, June 6-9 2017

 

“Under these conditions, the individual’s breathing is an observed, an occupied breathing. It is a combat breathing.” (Frantz Fanon)

 “Das Gedicht bleibt [...] pneumatisch berührbar.” (Paul Celan)

“The HEART, by way of the BREATH, to the LINE.” (Charles Olson)

“Pas de parole sans air qui la véhicule.” (Luce Irigaray)

“Je suis un respirateur.” (Marcel Duchamp)

 

CfP: The Intersections of Whiteness (Jan. 11-13, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:28pm
Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Call for Papers: Intersections of Whiteness, Ruhr-University Bochum and TU Dortmund, January 11-13, 2017

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:34am
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)
Kerstin Schmidt (University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

 

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

Queer New Media: History, Theory, and Embodiment (SCMS, Chicago IL, March 22-26 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
Daniel Udy / King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2016

This panel takes the broad umbrella of “new media” as a frame for working through how queer subjectivities, and their relation to history, have been figured and re-figured by digital technology. Following Elizabeth Freeman’s call to ‘reimagine “queer” as a set of possibilities produced out of temporal and historical difference,’ it builds upon queer theory’s temporal turn in the 2000s –as exemplified by Ann Cvetkovich (2003), Lee Edelman (2004), Jack Halberstam (2005), Heather Love (2007) and José Esteban Muñoz (2009) – to ask what new modes of subjectivity and embodiment the digital has enabled for contemporary queer subjects, and how these might draw upon or engage with the queer past.

American Literature and Film of the Wars on Terror (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:05pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Narrative has always had the power to help people feel and, one hopes, ultimately understand important personal and historic events. Representations of war in literature and film are important tools in understanding and creating a social memory of it. This roundtable welcomes papers that explore American literature and film that grapple with the war on terror. Please send 250-word abstracts to the NeMLA CFP website.

CFP: American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2017

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2017 National Conference

San Diego, CA

April 12-15, 2017

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2016

The American Literature Area of the PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2017 National Conference, to be held April 12-15 in San Diego, CA, at the Marriott Marina.

NeMLA 2017 Roundtable: Race in the American University Classroom

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

We invite participants to discuss how attitudes about race influence and challenge the classroom environment in American universities. Questions to consider: How does the current post-racial discourse influence discussions of race in historical and contemporary contexts? What pedagogical strategies have been successful? What has not worked? In what ways do both students and instructors contextualize race within the classroom and in the larger university setting?

For more information contact Johanna Rossi Wagner at jrwagnerpsu@gmail.com.

To submit, go to the NeMLA CFP list: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/16433

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