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Deadline Extended: 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:03am
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Recent grads, current undergrads and high school students taking Advanced Placement courses are invited to submit completed papers or presentations of creative writing to ell@stfrancis.edu no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categroies:

English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English

Special sessions for introductory and AP English students

FINAL CALL FOR CHAPTERS - ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:26am
Paula Blair and Kyle Barratt
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett and Paula Blair

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

ALTHOUGH WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE TO OUR ORIGINAL POST, THERE ARE STILL WORKS AND TOPICS WHICH ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE VOLUME. WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN RECEIVING ABSTRACTS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE FOLLOWING:

- Exclusive interviews/discussions with Harron or regular collaborators (e.g. Guinevere Turner, Lili Taylor)

30th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

30th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center

Daytona Beach, Florida

March 30- April 1, 2017

 

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 200 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings’s life and works.  

 

Topics might include but are not limited to the following:

 

Rawlings and Modernism

Rawlings and other authors – and her place in American literature

Landscape/environment and character in Rawlings’s fiction and/or non-fiction

Call for Editors: The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Editors
Langston Hughes Review Journal
Editorship: To begin August 1, 2017 for a five-year period.

The Langston Hughes Society is accepting proposals for a dynamic, energetic new editor for the Langston Hughes Review.

Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
J. Jesse Ramirez / University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017 Seminar Proposal: Periodizing the End: The Sense of an Ending at 50When Frank Kermode delivered the Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mar College in 1965, he tried hard to debunk the apocalyptic anxieties of his time: “it seems doubtful that our crisis, our relation to the future and to the past, is one of the important differences between us and our predecessors.” It is a remarkable claim to have made just a few years removed from the Cuban Missile Crisis; perhaps it was even more remarkable to read in 1967, when the lectures were published as The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction.

CFP NeMLA 2017: Economy of I's: Bartering Subjects & the Multiplied Self in the American Lyric

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This roundtable session is seeking papers that consider how first person pronouns and declarative clauses are used in the American lyric and how their use potentially highlights the ways in which place and nationality work to construct notions of the self in relation to the collective body—work to construct a political economy of empathetic identification.

 

To submit papers, go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

SEA 2017 -- Early American Mysticisms

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“The mother sea and fountainhead of all religions lies in the mystical experiences of the individual.”
—William James to Henry Rankin, 1901

Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference -- Dublin 2017

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Michelle Sizemore/University of Kentucky
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Migration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation 
October 5-7, 2017
University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American Studies
Dublin, Ireland
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society
(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
 

ASLE 2017 panel or roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:15am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Seeking panelists or participants for ASLE panel/roundtable: “Nuclear Waste(lands)”

Decades after the fall of the Soviet Union and end of the arms race, the nuclear bomb and its attendant Cold War anxieties seem already deeply buried in the past. While the weapons themselves remain housed in storage facilities and silos across the globe, much of the cultural and even political thinking about nuclear weapons is outdated, malformed and covered, as it were, in rust. And yet the technologies remain relevant today, and recent world events have brought nuclear technologies back to the fore—the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the Iran nuclear deal and even Donald Trump’s alleged remark, “If we have [nukes], why can’t we use them?”

CFP For SEA 2017: Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:13am
Jonathan Nash / College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Please consider submitting a proposal to this accepted panel for the 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference (March 2-4, 2017, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

 

 

Spaces of Death in the Cultures of the Atlantic World

 

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

(Early) American Disgust

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Mary Balkun/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Roundtable: (Early) American Disgust

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