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The Rhetoric of War

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
SAMLA South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Conference Information

SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
November 2–4, 2018 ◆ Sheraton Birmingham ◆ Birmingham, Alabama 

THE RHETORIC OF WAR

Edited Collection on Short Works of Henry James

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:06am
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?

“Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:08am
Susan Gilmore, Central Connecticut State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Articles sought for a proposed edited volume of essays,  “Language of the Unheard”: Riot on the American Cultural Stage, addressing the following questions:

  

How does a riot speak?  How do we articulate and explore the riot as news, art, event, and mechanism for social change?  How do riots redefine urban landscapes and the ways in which we inhabit and express them?  How and why have American literary and cultural works illuminated cities and communities rocked by injustice and riot as a mode of protest or giving voice to what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the language of the unheard.” 

 

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?

MMLA American Literature Before 1870

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:01am
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Please consider submitting to the American Literature I: Literature Before 1870 session for this year’s MMLA conference, which will be held in Kansas City, MO., November 15-18, 2018. The overall theme of the conference is “Consuming Cultures,” the inspiration for which comes partly from Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ research on racism in terms of food cultures in nineteenth century U.S. literature. As is noted in the general call for papers, “Looking at the disturbing correlations of ‘food and flesh,’ she notes, ‘the evolution of eating cultures across this period opens up new areas of inquiry into the alignment between bodies and bodies politic’” (7-8). American literature before 1870 is suggestive of multiple variations on this broad theme.

JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:16am
Journal of American Studies in Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

Emergence and Emergencies

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:19am
NYMASA + NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA)
2018 Call for Proposals: Emergence and Emergencies
When: October 13th 2018
Where: New York University (Manhattan)
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018

Submit herehttps://www.nymasa.com/conference

***Women of color, queer, trans, and other underrepresented folx are especially encouraged to submit abstracts***

Agency and Performativity of Place in 20th & 21st Century American Literature

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:07am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PAMLA Conference

November 9-11, 2018

Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.

 

Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:19am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Sam Shepard, Looking Back at his Acting, Roles and Stages

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah

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