category: american

[UPDATE] - Deadline extended (6/27) - The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Waples, University of Michigan
contact email: 
emiwap@umich.edu

From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental r

Bright and Risen Failures: The Writing of William T. Vollmann (Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014; Conference: April 30-May)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Patrick F. Walter - State University of New York at Buffalo
contact email: 
pfwalter@buffalo.edu

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

CFP The new materialisms - Issue 19, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

The role of matter has often been marginalised in much of philosophical thought.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers [IJ-ELTS-July-September, 2014 Issue]

full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
contact email: 
info@eltsjournal.org

The IJ-ELTS invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies for July-September, 2014 I

Submission to American Fiction (July 2014 issue)

full name / name of organization: 
American Fiction Association of Korea
contact email: 
amfiction@daum.net; jgpaek@gmail.com

Call for Paper

Submission

[UPDATE] Intellectual Activism Special Issue of Polyseme Journal Aug. 15

full name / name of organization: 
K. A. Wisniewski / UMBC
contact email: 
wisnie1@umbc.edu

Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, howe

DEADLINE EXTENSION: CFP for Distribution: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
contact email: 
mapaca@mapaca.net

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

MMLA 2014: Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mmlapopculture2014@gmail.com

MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov. 13-16) - Popular Culture - The Lives of Cities

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

full name / name of organization: 
Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski
contact email: 
jiaccino@thechicagoschool.edu

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28

full name / name of organization: 
The Compass Scholarly Journal, Arcadia University
contact email: 
thecompass@arcadia.edu

The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 19, 2015: SAMLA Women’s Studies Regular Session

full name / name of organization: 
South Altantic Modern Language Association:
contact email: 
anna.esquivel@gmail.com

Sustaining Women’s Studies

Roundtable: Alterity and the Body in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson/ NeMLA
contact email: 
stacie.mccormick@gmail.com

How do individuals negotiate the social world when their bodies do not clearly fit defined hegemonic frameworks such as: male/female, various racial binaries, gay/straight, citizen/non-citizen, able-bodied/disabled, natural/unnatural, and other binaries?

Existential Thought in African American Literature Before 1945 April 30-May 3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Melvin Hill/NeMLA
contact email: 
mhill33@utm.edu

This panel seeks papers that explore existentialism in African-American thought that predates the codification of the term by Jean-Paul Sartre in the post-World War II period.

[UPDATE]Eco-Imaginaries: 2014 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, Oct. 10 2014. Deadline Extended to July 1.

full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
contact email: 
tuftsgradhumanitiesconference@gmail.com

Eco-Imaginaries
2014 Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Conference Date: October 10, 2014

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - MAPACA 25th Annual Conference - Baltimore

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
mapaca@mapaca.net

TITLE:

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 6-8, 2014

BODY:

Modern Money: Aesthetics after the Gold Standard; October 23 - 24 , 2014; Guest Speaker: Yanis Varoufakis

full name / name of organization: 
Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
sferguson@usf.edu & jordanrose@berkeley.edu

Guantánamo and the Empire of Freedom

full name / name of organization: 
Don E. Walicek / University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
contact email: 
walicek@gmail.com

Call for Chapters
Guantánamo and the Empire of Freedom, an edited volume

Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going? Intersections in Race and Technology (NeMLA April 30-May 3 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Forster / Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
nicholas.forster@yale.edu

Where do race and technology meet? Since its emergence cinema has been but one technology to repeatedly build its status on the raced bodies of its subjects.

Transitions: Questions of Form, 1945-Present, a one day conference 05/09/2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bristol
contact email: 
transitionsconference@gmail.com

Transitions: 1945-Present
University of Bristol, Friday, September 5, 2014

The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch

full name / name of organization: 
Université d'Artois, Arras, FRANCE
contact email: 
esther.heboyan@univ-artois.fr

Call for papers

International conference in French & English

The Cinema of Jim Jarmusch

8-9 April 2015, University of Artois, Arras (Pas-de-Calais), France

Organizer : Esther Heboyan

CFP: NeMLA (ASLE Session): Waste Matters (deadline 9/30/14; conference 4/30-5/3/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jill.gatlin at necmusic.edu

Waste Matters: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (ASLE Session)

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

Excavating the Voice: Literature of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA/Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jlamar@odu.edu

This roundtable discussion will discuss the ways in which literature by African-American women in the nineteenth century discusses motherhood, slavery, madness, spirituality, challenges to patriarchy

CFP: ALA Symposium on American Poetry - Adrienne Rich Panel (Oct. 23-25, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen Riley
contact email: 
jen.riley@umassd.edu

I invite proposals for the formation of a panel on Adrienne Rich for the upcoming American Literature Association Symposium on American Poetry in October 2014 in Savannah, Georgia, October 23-25th.

MLA Options for Teaching British and American Satire (proposals due 7/1)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Options for Teaching (book series)
contact email: 
mlaoptionsforsatire@gmail.com

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Modern British and American Satire to be edited by Evan Davis (Hampden-Sydney College) and Nichola

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation
contact email: 
mvk26@outlook.com

Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015
contact email: 
yto1@binghamton.edu

Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction.

Call for American Studies Sports Submissions: Rolling Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
contact email: 
editor@americanpopularculture.com

Magazine Americana seeks Americana Studies articles in the area of sports.

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
contact email: 
mrodgers@usao.edu

The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is “Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture.” We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that c

Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young
contact email: 
chappell@tarleton.edu; myoung@tarleton.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
A volume of scholarly essays to be collected under the title:
Bad Girls: Recalcitrant Women in Contemporary Pop Culture
Edited by Julie A. Chappell and Mallory Young

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts 6th International Conference

full name / name of organization: 
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
contact email: 
dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk

Sixth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, June 10-12, New York, USA.

Call for Critical Writing on the Gurlesque

full name / name of organization: 
GURLESQUE: 2nd edition
contact email: 
gurlesqueanthology@gmail.com

In the anthology Gurlesque: the new grrly, grostesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2010), editors Lara Glenum and Arielle Greenberg gathered work from eighteen contemporary women poets who are “w

Poetry/the word: Choices, Forms, and Sensibilities April 30-May3,2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eugene Grren/NEMLA
contact email: 
eugreen@bu.edu

This panel seeks papers for the NEMLA conference, Toronto, April 30- May 3 2015 that show how arrangements of words contribute to poetic forms and sensibilities.

Modernist Musics and Political Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
University of Nottingham
contact email: 
nathan.waddell@nottingham.ac.uk

Experimental modernist forms are widely thought to question the suitability of traditional cultural structures to represent experience.

Is a Novel JUST a Novel? 4th September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Durham University
contact email: 
arya.aryan@durham.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference

Durham University, 4th September 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Language Society at UCO
contact email: 
langconf@gmail.com

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

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