Reading for Enchantment: Reading James Fenimore Cooper and his Contemporaries
The James Fenimore Cooper Society will host two panels at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA at the Westin Copley Place, May 23-26, 2019.
Panel 1: The Literary Age of Jackson
CFP: “Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945”
21st Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
May 30-June 1, 2019
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
What is the role of staging in The Space Between? What does it look like, where does it occur, and how does it function?
The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Toni Morrison and Teju Cole, Bei Dao and Rita Dove, Tony Kushner and Lynn Nottage, Joan Didion and Ta-Nehisi Coates without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Symposium « Vladimir Nabokov : History and Geography »6-8 June 2019, Paris, Sorbonne University / University of Cergy-Pontoise
Organized by Société française Vladimir Nabokov
Keynote speakers: Isabelle Poulin (Bordeaux-Montaigne University) and Will Norman (University of Kent).
The Don DeLillo Society is seeking papers for the upcoming American Literature Assocation conference, which will take place May 23-26, 2019.
Seeking two additional papers for a two panel series at ANZSANA 2019 (Austin, Texas, February 6-8) relating the history and culture of Australia and New Zealand to settler colonialism as a transnational phenomenon. We are particularly interested in papers that:
• Engage in comparative work that relates the history and culture of Australia and/or New Zealand to that of the US
• Consider how Australia as a case study has shaped contemporary transnational understandings of settler colonialism as a structure of power.
• Consider the relationship between critiques of settler colonialism and critiques of the patriarchy, especially vis-a-vis contemporary Indigenous feminist approaches.
Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World
Winter Park, Florida
April 4-7, 2019
Marilynne Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and culture. Marilynne Robinson Society at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference is soliticing proposals that examine how recent developments in post-secular studies can illuminate Robinson’s religious vision. Jurgen Habermas, Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, Jared Hickman, Tracy Fessensden, among other scholars, have led us to reconsider the secularization thesis and the ways in which it has shaped narratives of modernity. We ask how Robinson’s investigation of faith is especially relevant to the growing field of postsecular studies.