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POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Society for Contemporary Literature @ ALA 2018  | May 24-27, 2018 | San Francisco

POSTINDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS

This panel aims to explore the various literary spaces—both urban and organic—that define American literature after deindustrialization. How does the postindustrial economy remake the ways that people work in, live in, rely on, and relate to their built and natural environments? And how, in turn, do those new environmental dynamics reshape contemporary novels and poems? 

Thoreau and Resistance -ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California

Thoreau and Resistance 

What do Thoreau's writings offer contemporary modes of social and political resistance?  As we navigate an extended period of political crisis, what can we learn from Thoreau's complex responses to the national politics of his time? This panel will consider Thoreau's legacy for resistance movements with particular attention to the question of the relation between his political and natural history writings. Please send queries or one-page abstracts (for an 18-minute presentation) by January 15, 2018 to: kristen.case@maine.edu.  

Thoreau's Cape Cod - ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:11pm
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

American Literature Association

May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

Cape Cod  

SSSL Panels at ALA 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:10pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for the Study of Southern Literature Sessions (Two Sessions)
29th Annual American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: January 22, 2018

Two Open-topic Sessions

The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

updated: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:09pm
Lexington Books - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

 

PUBLICATION SERIES: The Black Atlantic Cultural Series: Revisioning the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts

This series will embrace exploratory discussions that emanate from the latest Africana ideas from the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, and Southern United States. The series aims to examine ideologies, theories, aesthetics, and their cultural and global manifestations. From the music, dance, literature, fashion, linguistic nuances, and beyond, Africana culture is vibrantly original and requires significant documentation to avoid its loss in the vast imitation that abounds nationally and internationally. 

Contact the editor for full proposal guidelines.

Domestic Space: The Home in American Science Fiction--ALA 2018, San Francisco May 24-27, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
John Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018

The so-called “Golden Age” of American science fiction coincided with the mythologizing of the American home in the two decades following WW II as an idealized site for the realization of a certain conception of “American values.”  While science fiction might seem an unlikely genre in which to explore and question ideas of domesticity, much science fiction in and since the 1950s has done just that.

Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

CFP: Neglected Newberys: A Critical Reassessment at the Centennial

Volume editors: Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl

In anticipation of the one hundredth anniversary of the American Library Association’s Newbery Medal (1922-2022), submissions are welcomed for a volume devoted to critically-neglected Newbery Award-winners.

About the Volume

Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Don DeLillo and Paradox at ALA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:34am
Jesse Kavadlo/Don DeLillo Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

The Don DeLillo Society plans to have two panels at the May 24-27, 2018 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, on the topic of “Don DeLillo and Paradox.” Throughout his career, DeLillo’s work has balanced oppositions: novelists, and terrorists, life and death, the power of fiction and the power of history, prescience and timelessness, among many others. This year’s panel hopes to explore these paradoxes, but also why paradox, perhaps paradoxically, seems central to our understanding of DeLillo’s work. Please send your 250 word proposal and brief CV to Jesse Kavadlo at jkavadlo@maryville.edu by January 5, 2017.

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