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Uncertain Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:28am
Canadian Association for American Studies / OCAD University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017.

 

In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look to the future as a blank screen for projecting our anxieties about the fraught present and unresolved past. Our fantasies about the future reveal the ideological constructs of our contemporary moment. “Science fiction is not predictive,” Le Guin writes. “It is descriptive.”

 

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics - ALA 2017 panel

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

American Literature Association panel

28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA

May 25 – 28, 2017

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics

Thoreau and Material Culture- MLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thoreau and Material Culture - gaurenteed session at MLA 2018

How do material objects enrich our understanding of Thoreau’s literary, natural-history, and politically-minded endeavors? How might tangible things deepen our sense of the author’s work, life, and world? What insights can we gain by recovering objects associated with his work, home, and place? The Thoreau Society invites abstracts of 250 words and a brief cv by 1 March 2017: Rochelle Johnson (rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu).

 

 

Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

updated: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:36pm
Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students. We welcome the perspectives of all people and are committed to furthering diversity in academia.

Accepting:

Scholarly Articles (15-20 pages in length, but we will not turn away exceptional works that are outside of these margins)

Submission Guidelines:

The Rise of Latinx Literature for Youth

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:26am
Marilisa Jimenez Garcia/ Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CFP is for MLA 2018 in New York City. This panel on Latinx Literature for Youth will be a Children´s Literature Association (ChLA) sponsored, guaranteed panel.

Literature for youth is an established tradition in Latinx culture, from Jose Martí’s La Edad de Oro (1889) to Pura Belpré’s folklore and Ernesto Galarza’s “mini-libros” to Matt de la Peña’s 2016 Newbery Medal win. This panel seeks to examine the current and historical role of literature for youth in the Latin/a literary world and how Latino/a writers portray youth cultures and subcultures for U.S. audiences. Papers responding critically to the following themes (though not limited to those presented here) are solicited:

ASLE Conference Panel: Philip Levine, Poet of Detroit

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment/Panel organized by William Stroup
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

Deadline: December 9, 2016
Contact: William Stroup
Email: wstroup@keene.edu

ASLE 2017 Panel CFP
Philip Levine: Poet of Detroit

This year’s ASLE conference is hosted by Wayne State University, the alma mater of one of America’s greatest poets: recently deceased Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Levine (1928-2015). This panel welcomes 20 minute presentations on aspects of Levine and his work, seeking fresh perspectives on the many landscapes that animate his half century of poetry, including Detroit, Spain, California, and New York.

Comics and Graphic Narrative Circle at American Literature Association 2017

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:30am
Comics and Graphic Narrative Circle at American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

Call for Papers

Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle

American Literature Association

28th Annual Conference: May 25-28, 2017

The Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

 

The Comics & Graphic Narrative Circle welcomes abstracts for presentation at two sessions on comics at the 2017 ALA conference in Boston.

 

Session One: Queering Comics History

 

Amiri Baraka Society at American Literature Association Conference 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:38am
Amiri Baraka Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Amiri Baraka Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://www.americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).

We welcome submissions on any topic related to Amiri Baraka, his art, his politics, his life.

(Im)Possible Cities

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

(Im)Possible Cities

The First International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies

23–24 August 2017, University of Tampere, Finland

 

“He was thinking of all these things when he desired a city.”

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

In the wake of two successful international conferences under the auspices of the Helsinki Literature and the City Network, we are welcoming scholars interested in urban writing to the first international conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS), to be organized at the University of Tampere, Finland.

SSSL Panels at ALA 2017

updated: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:39am
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Society for the Study of Southern Literature Sessions (Two Sessions)

28th Annual American Literature Association Conference

May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA

Deadline: January 16, 2017

 

Session One:

Southern Literature of Reconstruction

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