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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)

26th Annual Conference

November 3-5, 2016

Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

 

Call for papers:

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

 

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

 

Western Area: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film & Television

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
The 2016 FILM&HISTORY Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Are there really no Sundays west of St. Louis and is there no god west of Fort Smith? Representing a set of assumptions about the American Character, progress, law, order, and the conquest of nature, conflicts concerning the ideal and themes of redemption figure prominently in Westerns.  On the Western’s frontier, figures of power and subversion abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts.

Through a Glass Darkly: Utopia/Dystopia and the Avant-garde [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:05am
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6, 2016)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Marxist critics from Adorno to Fredric Jameson have emphasized the revolutionary potential of modernism in its effort to project viable alternatives to capitalism. Indeed, one of the central goals of avant-garde artistic production is the radical break from existing norms, with experimentation serving as a means of liberation from artistic values and institutions deemed both oppressive and outmoded. But it is also, to varying degrees, a rhetoric of reform.

Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 11/11-11/13, 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history.  In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between secularity and literary development in the United States.  Some of the questions we will consider are: How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized faith and experienced transcendence?  How did it influence the way they responded to suffering? How did they express the tension of living within a secular age? What are the expressions of transcendence within secular culture? 

The proposal deadline is June 10, 2016.  Please submit your proposal by going to the PAMLA website:  pamla.org

Call for Scholarly Papers and Creative Writing Deadline: 05/15/16

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016

The quint’s thirtieth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th May 2016—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Call for Chapters - ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:56pm
Paula Blair / Lancaster University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett and Paula Blair

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

CFP: The Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
James Madison University Special Collections
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story.

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
University of Charles III of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2016

The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

The Instructive Enlightenment

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:55pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SCSECS returns to Salt Lake City for its annual conference in 2017. The conference will be held on February 16-18 at the downtown Radisson hotel. Full details can be found at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html.

[UPDATE] Women & Work in Literature CFP - abstracts now due June 10

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:07pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where “work” is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women’s ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:21am
Université de Liège (Belgium)

Call for papers
Planned Obsolescence: Texts, theory, technology
Université de Liège (Belgium) - December 8th and 9th, 2016

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