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The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
Terra Foundation for American Art, Département d'études anglophones - University of Strasbourg and the Centre for American Studies - University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

A two-day international conference funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, in conjunction with the Centre for American Studies at the University of Kent and the Départment d’Etudes Anglophones at the University of Strasbourg.

Dates: 18-19 May 2018

Venue: Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006, Paris, France

Organizers: Monica Manolescu (University of Strasbourg) and Will Norman (University of Kent)

Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:

 

• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

NeMLA 2018 Panel CFP - Strong Female Characters: Subversive Femininity in Literature and Popular Media

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Are strong female characters necessarily subversive representations of femininity--historically and/or presently? Strong female characters often buck expectations and subvert patriarchal norms: they are super-powered, defiant, and resistant towards authority. Yet, even as the number of female-centered films increases (Wonder WomanGhostbustersMoanaRogue OneBeauty and the BeastGhost in the Shell, and Hidden Figures), the problem of unequal representation persists, and as apparent in some examples given, so does the problem of female characters adhering to cliches or damaging stereotypes.

NeMLA 2018 Roundtable CFP - Of Superpowers and Privilege: Diversity in Superhero Narratives

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:45am
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The word “diversity” has been thrown around a lot lately in the world of superhero narratives. The last two years have featured an increased diversity in Marvel Comics’ set of characters and creative staff, with Ta-Nehisi Coates’s work on Black Panther, G. Willow Wilson’s co-creation of Ms. Marvel, the character Jane Foster being deemed worthy of Mjolnir and with it the name Thor, and Riri Williams taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark. At the same time, Marvel has faced criticism for whitewashing of films such as Doctor Strange, and a refusal to increase diversity in casting with its main character taking on the white savior narrative in Iron Fist.

Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:43am
Philip Roth Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Philip Roth Studies – Philip Roth and Forms of Political Violence

 

Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics (ACLA 2018 Conference)

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:50pm
Nicole Dib / University of California, Santa Barbara; Jacqueline Foertsch, University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film (2015), Ann Brigham elaborates the identity building capacities of the road trip genre, and takes on the problem of mobility in women’s and minority writing. By challenging our privileging of mobility as a cultural mythology, Brigham complicates the required agency behind the very act of going on the road, analyzing ethnic and minority literature in light of contemporary political tensions.

 

ACLA seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies (paper proposals due by September 21)

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 2:12pm
ACLA Conference 2018 (March 29-April 1), University of California, Los Angeles, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

ACLA Seminar: Teaching Race in the 21st Century: Anti-Racist Pedagogies in Literary, Media, and Performance Studies

 

ACLA Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1, 2018)
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

https://www.acla.org/seminar/teaching-race-21st-century-anti-racist-peda...

 

Seminar Description:

CFP: 2017 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research on Philip Roth

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:36am
Philip Roth Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CFP: 2017 Siegel McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

The annual Siegel/McDaniel Award, sponsored by the Philip Roth Society, recognizes high-quality graduate student work written within the past year on any aspect of Philip Roth’s fiction.

We recommend that faculty encourage their students to submit papers, and we welcome submissions from Roth Society members and non-members alike. 

 

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font to Maggie McKinley, the Philip Roth Society Program Director, at mmckinle@harpercollege.edu.

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