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American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, Yale University, April 7, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:48pm
Yale University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

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 Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri 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.

Deadline approaching: International Pynchon Week, Pynchon’s New Worlds, La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:08am
Convenors: Gilles Chamerois (Université de Brest) and Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd (Université de Poitiers)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Deadline approaching: International Pynchon Week, Pynchon’s New Worlds, La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017 (abstracts due September 30, 2016)

Convenors: Gilles Chamerois (Université de Brest) and Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd (Université de Poitiers)

ASLE Panel: Critical Perspectives on Ecopoetics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:09am
Sarah Nolan / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Critical Perspectives on Ecopoetics

 

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

Detroit, Michigan

June 20-24, 2017

 

Ron Rash and the Natural World

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:09am
Ron Rash Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Ron Rash Panel       

 

American Literature Association

Boston, MA

May 25-28 2017

 

Ron Rash and The Natural World

Call for Proposals—Class is all Around You

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:09am
Editors: John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Class is all Around You: Exploring Class, Identity, and Ideology in American Literature

Editors:  John F. Lavelle, Ph.D. and Debbie Lelekis, Ph.D.

 

International Conference on Narrative 2017

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:10am
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Narrative 2017 | Lexington, Kentucky | March 23-26

www.narrative2017.com

The 2017 International Conference on Narrative will be sponsored by the University of Kentucky and held at the Downtown Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky, March 23-26. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. Deadline for receipt of proposals: October 15, 2016.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Warren - University of Chicago

Linda Williams - University of California, Berkeley

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

The Representation of Race in American Comics/Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:11am
Teresa Feroli/ NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

American comics have a long and checkered history in the way they have portrayed racial difference, though more recent comics/graphic novels have used the medium to comment effectively on American racial politics. As the genre grows in popularity in bookstores and on college campuses, now seems an opportune time to take stock of the ways this medium has both fostered and critiqued racist attitudes. This panel welcomes submissions on this topic from any era of American comics/ graphic novels and from any literary critical or cultural studies perspective.

ACLA 2017: Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:37am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2017 Annual Meeting

Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017

 

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