This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
CONNECTIONS 5: A Conference of Critical Thinking:
"'A Single Rain': Using Biomimicry to Think and to Solve"
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm
At East Georgia State College, the promotion of critical thinking is an important component of the curriculum, and this conference is organized to allow educators, students, and independent scholars to share both research and practical applications of critical thinking in the classroom.
CALL FOR PAPERS
from undergraduat students
26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)
to be held at the
University of St. Francis
Saturday, November 18, 2017
featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist
Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker
Please submit abstracts for proposed papers or samples of creative writing
by May 31, 2017, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or
1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) or presentations no
This session welcomes papers that explore the nature of sight and touch as sources of knowledge in American literature. Papers analyzing the use of touch as a means of resolving doubts about visual knowledge or the different implications of gathering knowledge through sight as opposed to touch are particularly encouraged.
CALL FOR PAPERS
IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference
Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.
Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"
Propose a session at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla
The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will meet April 12 to 15, 2018, and will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.
Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Jillmarie Murphy and Dewey W. Hall, Editors
Union College and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Papers Deadline: August 31, 2017
American Literature Association Symposium
“Regionalism and Place in American Literature”
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887”
The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on comics and graphic novels for its fall conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on October 27-28, 2017.
A wide range of topics will be considered; however, in an effort to best serve the medium and culture that make up comics, applicants are encouraged to deal with comics in a theoretical framework. Papers that demonstrate the role of comics in the broader cultural and critical discussion are preferred. Applicants should feel welcome to submit papers on the role of mainstream comics, independent comics, webcomics, strip comics, and underground comix.