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NeMLA 2019 panel: In Relation: Sisters and Sisterhood

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This pre-approved panel seeks to build on and extend the scholarship on sister relationships in literature as presented in such critical works as Sarah Annes Brown’s Devoted Sisters: Representations of the Sister Relationship in Nineteenth-century British and American Literature (2003), among other studies. The focus of the panel is on literature of the Victorian period to the 1920s, and welcomes studies from different national streams.

[CfP] Heidelberg Center for American Studies 16th Annual Spring Academy Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:29am
Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

The sixteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 18-22, 2019. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

 

The HCA Spring Academy will also offer participants the chance to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study. For this purpose, workshops held by visiting scholars will take place during this week.

 

But now, we must eat! Food and Drink in Science Fiction

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:25am
Cindy Miller | Steve Rabitsch | Michael Fuchs
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

But now, we must eat!
Food and Drink in Science Fiction

 

Shepard: Why are you so interested in fish from the Presidium?
Kargesh: It’s so decadent! Eating fish from the Presidium would be like screwing Sha’ira.
Mass Effect 2 (2010)

 Guinan: Gentlemen, something new from Forcas Three.
LaForge: What?
Data: I believe this beverage has provoked an emotional response. [...]
Guinan: It looks like he hates it.
Data: Yes. That is it. I hate this. […] It is revolting!
Guinan: More?
Data: Please.
Star Trek Generations (1994)

Call for Archival and Bibliographical Articles on all periods of American Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:11am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

contact email: ethifault@springfieldcollege.edu 

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (2019). Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

CFP: Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:02am
Tracey Mollet / University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Call for Papers – Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

One Day Symposium at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Friday 14th December, 2018

 

NeMLA 2019: Vonnegut, History, and Making America Great (Again?)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:20am
Kurt Vonnegut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This session is a part of the 50th annual NeMLA convention in Washington, D.C., which will be held March 21-24, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17463

Kurt Vonnegut is well-known as a satirist, often critiquing, or at the very least complicating, American ideological assumptions and governmental policies and procedures. His work often challenges traditional notions of history and identity. At times, his commentaries are explicit, and at others, they are implied or metaphorical. 

ACLA 2019--Marxism and Form, Revisited

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:12am
ACLA 2019 / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

We have found the recent debates that pit formalism against historicism to be rather dissatisfying. This seminar holds that the way out of this false dichotomy is through Marxism. We seek to understand how Marxism and related political positions offer a fruitful engagement with literary and aesthetic form precisely because of their political perspectives. Moreover, from the standpoint of Marxism, we are interested in how social and historical issues are formal issues in aesthetics.

Transnational Beat Generation

updated: 
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:31pm
Amy L. Friedman / NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Transnational Beat Generation

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