category: american

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Essays on Rock and Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Robert P. McParland, PhD., Alex DiBlasi, M.A.
contact email: 
mcparlandr@felician.edu; alexcharlesdiblasi@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: Saints, Sinners, and Seekers: A Collection of Essays on Rock and Religion

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: September 15, 2014

Intersections of Sustainability and Human Rights

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA) 2014
contact email: 
mhulmel@emory.edu

Drawing from Raymond Williams’s assertion that “the idea of nature contains, though often unnoticed, an extraordinary amount of human history,” we seek to explore how problems of human rights ar

International Conference: Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

full name / name of organization: 
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
contact email: 
bodymindculture@fau.edu

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Goggin & Maureen Daly Goggin, Arizona State University
contact email: 
pgo@asu.edu; maureen.goggin@asu.edu

Call for Chapter Proposals
for
Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research
Maureen Daly Goggin and Peter N. Goggin, editors

[UPDATE] Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 June 2014; 28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

full name / name of organization: 
Marginalised Mainstream 2014
contact email: 
hello@marginalisedmainstream.com

Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 20 JUNE 2014.

Submissions as a Word or PDF document should include a

* 350-word abstract and title

[UPDATE] Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health

full name / name of organization: 
Comics and Medicine international organizing group
contact email: 
http://www.graphicmedicine.org/comics-and-medicine-conferences/2014-baltimore-conference/

Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dbelling@fitchburgstate.edu

In Tillie Olsen’s working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, “looking for empty lots where dandelions grew,” so they may harvest dandelion greens.

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature [UPDATE] DUE JUNE 15TH

full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ocantrell1@gsu.edu

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American lite

Survey/Proposals Teaching Octavia E. Butler in the Academy JULY 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association Teaching World Literature Series
contact email: 
teachingoctaviabutler@gmail.com

Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

Essay Collection: The Contemporary Novel and the Poetics of Genre

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Lanzendörfer, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
contact email: 
lanzendo@uni-mainz.de

An interest in the concept and the importance of genre has resurfaced in recent years.

[UPDATE] Pastoral Cities

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
catherine-garnett@uiowa.edu

In his study Pastoral Cities (1987), James L.

[UPDATE] Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dbelling@fitchburgstate.edu

n Tillie Olsen’s working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, “looking for empty lots where dandelions grew,” so they may harvest dandelion greens.

UPDATE: Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

full name / name of organization: 
The University of West Florida's Women's Studies Collective
contact email: 
feministspacesjournal@gmail.com

As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, _Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party sch

Fairy Tales: New Spaces, Different Faces

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmh7x5@mail.missouri.edu

In his article, “Decolonizing Fairy-Tale Studies” (2010) Donald Haase cautions against the “limited horizon of much contemporary fairy-tale research” and advocates developing “effective inte

Approaching the WWE Universe (SCMS 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dru Jeffries / Concordia University
contact email: 
dru.jeffries@gmail.com

CFP for Panel: Approaching the WWE Universe
SCMS 2015, Montreal

13th Claflin University Conferenceon English and Language Arts Pedagogy Oct 29-30, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and Foreign Languages, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC 29115
contact email: 
wong@claflin.edu

Call For Papers
Thirteenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

FINAL CALL FOR ESSAY PROPOSALS: Asian Cuisine Restaurants in the United States

full name / name of organization: 
asianrestaurantbook
contact email: 
asianrestaurantbook@gmail.com

CALL FOR ESSAY PROPOSALS: Asian Cuisine Restaurants in the United States

Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong.

CFP: When the Lamps Went Out: H. G. Wells and his World on the Eve of the War: H. G. Wells Society Conference

full name / name of organization: 
H G Wells Society and Durham University
contact email: 
s.j.james@durham.ac.uk

When the Lamps Went Out: H. G. Wells and his World on the Eve of the War

H. G. Wells Society Conference

Palace Green Library, Durham University, 27 September 2014

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

full name / name of organization: 
TALTP
contact email: 
jstratman@jbu.edu or patricia.bostian@cpcc.edu

TALTP (http://cpcc.edu/taltp), a peer-reviewed journal, seeks articles aimed toward instructors of American literature courses in 4-year and 2-year universities and colleges.

Call for Chapters: A Netflix Reader: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery, and Instant Access

full name / name of organization: 
Myc Wiatrowski
contact email: 
michwiat@indiana.edu

Call for Chapters: A Netflix Reader: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery, and Instant Access, an edited collection on the cultural impact of Netflix, currently under contract with McF

Since Kimmel -CfP - January 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan A. Allan and Frank G. Karioris
contact email: 
sincekimmel@gmail.com

This collection of essays seeks to imagine critical studies of men and masculinities since Kimmel. What does it mean to study men and masculinities after Kimmel?

MMLA 2014 Special Session: The City, the Country and the Classroom (11/13-16; due 6/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
bonnie_erwin@wilmington.edu

The Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) will hold its 56th Annual Convention in Detroit, MI at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton from November 13th-16th, 2014.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and

Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future October 20-21, 2014 (Abstract Deadline: 7/15/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
African American Studies
contact email: 
lmiller@aas.msstate.edu

Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
clevelandsymposium@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

City Science and City Craft -- MMLA 2014 (Nov. 13-16)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
jlwall@umich.edu

Finding a coin in a street gutter, the protagonist of Charles Reznikoff’s 1930 novel "By the Waters of Manhattan" concludes, “If there was woodcraft . . .

CALL FOR PAPERS: ENGLISH FORUM: JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY

full name / name of organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
guenglishjournal@gmail.com

English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University
CALL FOR PAPERS.

Conference - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature panel (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
bmw95@zips.uakron.edu

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas.

49th Annual Conference of the Two-Year College Association of the Northeast 23-25 October 2014 Embassy Suites Baltimore

full name / name of organization: 
Two-Year College Association of the Northeast
contact email: 
tyca2014@gmail.com

FINDING SAFE HARBOR: CREATING PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION AND STUDENT SUCCESS

Hosts: Community College of Baltimore County
Howard Community College
Montgomery Community College

Disability in World Film Contexts [cfp-edited volume; abstracts by 1 Sept. 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Fraser
contact email: 
fraserb2010@gmail.com

[UPDATE]: Traveling the Urban Landscape--MMLA (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit): Submission deadline extended to June 15

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
akastont@emich.edu

Seeking papers for the Travel Writing permanent section panel for the 2014 MMLA conference in Detroit.

The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Waples / MMLA
contact email: 
emiwap@umich.edu

From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental r

Call For Submissions: August,2014 Theme : Big Love, Small Towns; Deadline: 10th July, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)
contact email: 
For queries : fourquartersmagazine@gmail.com; For submissions: submissionsFQM@gmail.com

“For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour.

[Reminder] The Rhetoric of Waste Panel, SAMLA, November 7-9, Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
Iuliu Ratiu, Georgia Tech
contact email: 
iuliu.ratiu@lmc.gatech.edu

“THE RHETORIC OF WASTE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Is the rhetoric of waste and sustainability a validation or a critique of neoliberalism?

[REMINDER] Don DeLillo (Special Issue of Orbit): abstracts by 30th June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Crystal Alberts/University of North Dakota
contact email: 
crystal.alberts@und.edu

To mark the 45th anniversary of DeLillo’s debut novel and his decades of influence, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, an open access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to th

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