category: american

UPDATE Politics, Civic Life and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
rhackey@providence.edu

The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2015 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students.

CFP for Edited Collection: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture (June 28, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Merry G. Perry and Dr. Cherise A. Pollard
contact email: 
complicatedmasc@gmail.com; mperry@wcupa.edu; cpollard@wcupa.edu

CFP: Complicated Masculinities in Popular Culture

Cognitive Approaches to Literature session at PAMLA Annual Conference November 6-8, 2015, Portland, Oregon

full name / name of organization: 
Elsie Galbreath Haley/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
haleye@msudenver.edu

Papers that explore any cognitive approach to literature are invited to this special session at the PAMLA Annual Convention, Portland State University and Hilton Portland November 6-8, 2015.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

SAMLA 87 Reception Studies

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies, including pedagogical work. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

full name / name of organization: 
DAKAM
contact email: 
info@litcriconference.org

LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE

Call for Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Cheat River Review (West Virginia University)
contact email: 
crreditors@gmail.com

The Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry. Cover art submissions are welcome too.

Walker Percy Centennial, April 7-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Montreat College Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
rgray@montreat

Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
2016 SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE
April 7-9, 2016
Montreat College, Montreat, NC 28757

CFP Critical Insights FILM volume Bonnie and Clyde abstracts due 7/15/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Martin/Pace University
contact email: 
doc.rmartin@gmail.com

The editor of a new Critical Insights FILM volume on Arthur Penn’s 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde, seeks contributors to write chapters on any topic on the film.

CFP: "The Midwestern Moment: Essays in Early 20th c. Midwestern Regionalism"

full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Oman / Hastings College Press
contact email: 
hcpress@hastings.edu

Hastings College Press welcomes proposals for chapters for an edited volume focused on Midwestern regionalism during the first half of the twentieth century.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to May 27th for Southern Writers, Southern Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - University of Mississippi
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) (July 16-18, 2015) is a University of Mississippi Graduate conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles,

[REMINDER] A Stage of One’s Own, SAMLA (submit by June 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth G. Allen/University of Memphis
contact email: 
egallen@memphis.edu

For panel presentation at South Central Modern Language Association conference in Durham, NC (Nov. 13-15)

Call for Essays for a proposed book on All the Pretty Horses

full name / name of organization: 
Subhasis Chattopadhyay
contact email: 
cshubho@gmail.com

This is a call for essays for a proposed book (with ISBN number) on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. The editor seeks essays which are scholarly and yet free from jargon.

Collection: Lingua Franca: First Generation Scholars in Rhetoric, Composition, and Communication

full name / name of organization: 
Letizia Guglielmo and Sergio Figueiredo
contact email: 
lgugliel@kennesaw.edu; sfigueir@kennesaw.edu

In his essay, “Family Values: Literacy, Technology, and Uncle Sam,” Joe Amato traces his Italian-American history and argues, “These experiences and memories, these histories and associations, t

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sbernard@laverne.edu

The Problem of Time in Contemporary Fiction is a panel that considers a wonderful challenge for both critics and writers: how time informs works of literature.

Fictions of Academia (to appear in June, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
American, British and Canadian Studies (the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania)
contact email: 
moseley@unca.edu

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016.

Submit your poetry to These Fragile Lilacs

full name / name of organization: 
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal
contact email: 
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume has been extended to July 2, 2015.

Guidelines

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

CFP: Journal of Narrative Theory: Special Issue: Dis/enabling Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Narrative Theory
contact email: 
ejoshua@nd.edu

Journal of Narrative Theory invites submissions that further the discussion of disabling and enabling narratives from a disability studies perspective.

25 Years of Affrilachian Resistance: Black Cultural Production in the Appalachian Region

full name / name of organization: 
Shauna Morgan Kirlew/SAMLA
contact email: 
shauna.kirlew@howard.edu

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Affrilachian Poets, a cadre of writers including Frank X Walker, Nikky Finney, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Mitchell L.H.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

CFP: Justified (FX) Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Burkhead Ph.D. (University of North Alabama) and Stephanie Graves M.A. (Independent Scholar)
contact email: 
cynthia.burkhead@gmail.com / steph.graves@gmail.com

We are seeking essays addressing the contributions made by the FX series Justified to various aspects of television and American culture.

H.D. panel, SAMLA Nov. 13-15, 2015, Durham, NC (abstracts due June 10)

full name / name of organization: 
The H.D. International Society
contact email: 
rawalsh@ncsu.edu

We invite paper proposals for the “H.D. and her Circle: New Directions” panel at this year’s South Atlantic MLA in Durham, NC, November 13-15, 2015.

GLBTQ Studies at MAPACA - Philadelphia (Nov. 5 to 7, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
markjohn@alumni.tufts.edu

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
contact email: 
ue_tom@hotmail.com

Heralded by The Telegraph as a ‘global phenomenon,’ BBC’s Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association
contact email: 
cernst@hilbert.edu

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film.

[UPDATE] Speculative Fiction – SAMLA - Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 
lisa.bro@mga.edu

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Humour and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Media Theory and Practice

full name / name of organization: 
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
contact email: 
editor.synoptique@gmail.com

With its insightful and quirky brand of humour, Issa Rae's popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011- 2013) has shown how alternative pathways for the production, circulation a

Poverty in Literature, Arts and the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Inter Artes - Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia - Università di Cassino
contact email: 
lab.interartes@gmail.com

The poor in literature, arts and in the media:
Artistic and social representations of poverty

CFP - From Margin to Center: Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism

full name / name of organization: 
DIVAS - Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas
contact email: 
drdivas@gmail.com

The 4th Annual DIVAS Conference: From Margin to Center: 
Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism 
September 12, 2015 
 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR CONTRACTED EDITED COLLECTION: HITCHCOCK--Proposals due 15 June 15

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Douglas Cunningham, Westminster College
contact email: 
hitchcockanthology@gmail.com

Seeking 300-word proposals for an edited collection (already under contract with Salem Press) of 15 essays on the work of Alfred Hitchcock.

Good Guy? Bad Guy? Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
CFP Edited Collection
contact email: 
popculturestudies@yahoo.com

American popular culture, television in particular, is inundated with dramatic, popular television shows that blur the lines between good guys and bad guys.

International Girl Studies Association Inaugural Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Girl Studies Association
contact email: 
igsa.2016@uea.ac.uk

With apologies for cross posting:

Deadline approaching: Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women's Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Wolfson College, Oxford
contact email: 
silenceinthearchives2015@gmail.com

A one-day interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oxford

Saturday 7 November 2015

Keynote Speakers: Janet Todd (Cavendish College, Cambridge) & Karen West (Keele)

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