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10 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Literature Association—"Regionalism and Place in American Literature"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

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: September 29, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 5:44pm
East Georgia State College: Critical Thinking Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

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.

St. Francis Writers' Conference for Undergraduate Students

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:36pm
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017


from undergraduat students

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as the ELL)

to be held at the

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Epistemologies of Sight and Touch in American Literature

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 2:03pm
Emily Butler-Probst/ Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

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. 

CFP: IASPM-US Annual Conference, March 8-11, 2018

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

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.

Call for Session Proposals: 49th Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Theme: "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds"

Propose a session at

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

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:55am
Jillmarie Murphy, Union College and Dewey Hall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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


“Flâneur of the American Underclass: Lafcadio Hearn and the Invention of Place in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1872-1887” (ALA Symposium)

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:12pm
Society for the Study of Working-Class Literature (ALA, New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 5, 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”

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 10 (2018): Sept. 20, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:56am
Eudora Welty Review, Dept. of Engish, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.

2017 Northeast Popular Culture Association - Comics and Graphic Novels

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:10pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017


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.