category: american

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.
contact email: 
andre.johnson@asurams.edu and cowc@asurams.edu

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015

Atlantic Souths [American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
2015 American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA May 21-24, 2015
Deadline: January 20, 2015

“Atlantic Souths”

Southern Modernism [American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
2015 American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA May 21-24, 2015
Deadline: January 20, 2015

“Southern Modernism”

2015 ASA Panel: "Autistics Speak: Narrative Challenges to Neurotypical Dominance" (250 wd. abstracts due 1/5/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Tova Cooper (Panel Organizer) for American Studies Association 2015 Meeting
contact email: 
tovacooper@usf.edu

In November 2013, the autism community vocally criticized Suzanne Wright, the co-founder of Autism Speaks, for characterizing autism as a “monumental health crisis” that brings “despair” to th

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

full name / name of organization: 
James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College
contact email: 
James.E.Dobson@Dartmouth.EDU

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE

THE FUTURES OF AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

MONDAY, JUNE 22 — SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Afrocentric Approaches to Teaching Acting/Directing Theatre The Hendricks Method & other techniques

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett (California State University- Dominguez Hills) Dr. Tia M. Shaffer (South Atlanta High School- Chair, Fine Arts & Theatre Director)
contact email: 
blackactingmethods@gmail.com

Routledge Publishing, Inc.

Email: blackactingmethods@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2015

New Deadline: Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
UdeMEGC2015@gmail.com

Twelfth Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 12 & 13, 2015
Imagining the Ideal Body: A Graduate Conference on the Politics and Poetics of Perfection.

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, Oct. 1-3, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

Keynote Speakers: Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School; Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University; John Lardas Modern, Franklin & Marshall College; Richard A.

[Update] Submission Date Extended To January 2, 2015: TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
mardisgrasconference2015@gmail.com

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations.

Teaching John Dos Passos (American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA)

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com or vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu (Victoria Bryan, President)

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
The John Dos Passos Society and the E.E. Cummings Society, American Literature Association Conference, 2015
contact email: 
Victoria Bryan (vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu) and Michael Webster (websterm@gvsu.edu)

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

CFP: Roundtable on Asian American Literary and Visual Cultures, ALA May 21-24 2015, abstract deadline 1/10/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
contact email: 
caroline.hong@qc.cuny.edu

Annual Conference for the American Literature Association

Chair: Caroline Kyungah Hong, Queens College, City University of New York
Due Date: January 10, 2015

CFP: Critical Perspectives on Ha Jin, ALA May 21-24 2015, abstract deadline 1/15/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
contact email: 
itagaki.5@osu.edu

Annual Conference of the American Literature Association

Chair: Lynn Mie Itagaki, The Ohio State University
Due Date: January 15, 2015

CFP: Trauma and the Asian Diasporic Literary Imagination, ALA May 21-24 2015, deadline 1/15/2015

full name / name of organization: 
Circle for Asian American Literary Studies
contact email: 
jinah-kim@northwestern.edu

Annual Conference of the American Literature Association

Chair: Jinah Kim, Northwestern University
Due Date: January 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Elizabeth Bishop’s Questions of Travel: Fifty Years After, Sheffield, 25-27 June 2015 [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield
contact email: 
eb50@sheffield.ac.uk

An international conference on Elizabeth Bishop’s writing hosted by the University of Sheffield.

CFP: Essay Collection, "Supernatural" and the Gothic Tradition (abstracts: 15 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Melissa Makala
contact email: 
me.makala@gmail.com

Essays are invited for an edited collection of essays focusing on the television series "Supernatural" and its relationship to the Gothic tradition.

Edited Collection: Critical Insights: Contemporary Immigrant-American Short Fiction, Salem Press (abstracts due Feb. 9, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
John Cussen, Edinboro University
contact email: 
cussenj@hotmail.com

Scholarship's sustained interest in the contemporary immigrant-American novel has not been matched by a similar interest in contemporary immigrant-American short fiction, though a striking number

[UPDATE] Keynote Announcement for IU English - "Breaking Futures"

full name / name of organization: 
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

We are very excited to announce our 2015 keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Hsy of The George Washington University!

Call For Proposals: “Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time”

'Up We Go Then, Motherfucker': American Literary Obscenity, CFP, ALA, Boston, May 21-24.

full name / name of organization: 
James Purdy Society
contact email: 
msnyder@occc.edu

The James Purdy Society invites proposals for papers addressing any American author or literary movement (e.g.

CFP: Media Fields Journal Issue 11: Surveillance Zones (Deadline: 2/25/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Media Fields Journal
contact email: 
submissions@mediafieldsjournal.org

CFP: Media Fields Journal Issue 11: Surveillance Zones
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2015

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, ALA, May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
cirmsche@indiana.edu

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Society, an informal gathering of scholars and readers interested in the work, afterlife, and reception of the most popular American poet, will sponsor one session at th

UPDATE: Festival of Faith and Music

full name / name of organization: 
Festival of Faith and Music
contact email: 
mmccampbell@leeuniversity.edu

Calvin College’s Festival of Faith & Music is a biennial conference that brings together musicians, journalists, academics, students, and lovers of music and popular culture to discuss diverse forms

ALA 2015: Don DeLillo's Influences/Influence

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
andrew.strombeck@wright.edu

At this point in his career, Don DeLillo occupies a fascinating position in literary history, between modernist experimentation and the after of postmodernism, between the wide cultural changes of the

[UPDATE] Mentoring for Scholarly Publication at MLA Vancouver, 9–10 January 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
contact email: 
gmacphee@wcupa.edu

This is an invaluable opportunity for MLA members—especially advanced doctoral candidates and junior faculty—to develop their work for publication by meeting with editors from some of the top jour

[UPDATE] “Voyages” Conference - Spring 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN
contact email: 
agse.csunorthridge@gmail.com

voy•age
/'voi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

CFP Panel on Raymond Carver at the ALA, Boston May 21-24, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Raymond Carver Society (IRCS)
contact email: 
ircs@internationalraymondcarversociety.org

THE IRCS WILL BE HOSTING A PANEL AT THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN BOSTON, MAY 21-24, 2015

Exploring Freedom

full name / name of organization: 
The Arachneed Journal
contact email: 
arnav.anjaria@gmail.com

The Arachneed Journal invites scholarly papers, commentaries, book reviews, interviews, multimedia presentation (audio visual) for its upcoming issue.

[UPDATE] SPECULATIVE HUMANITIES: STEAMPUNK TO AFROFUTURISM/OCTAVIA E.BUTLER AND THE "UNEXPECTED"

full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Division, Essex County College
contact email: 
wrebecca@essex.edu

SPECULATIVE HUMANITIES: STEAMPUNK TO AFROFUTURISM/OCTAVIA E.BUTLER AND THE "UNEXPECTED"

'In Our Time' Postgraduate Symposium, University of Malta, March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta
contact email: 
inourtime2015@um.edu.mt

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, i

CFP AfroEurope@ns Black Cultures and Identities in Europe V, 16 - 19 September 2015, University of Muenster, Germany

full name / name of organization: 
Afroeurope@s: Culturas e Identidades Negras en Europa - Mark Stein, University of Muenster
contact email: 
AfroEuropeans2015@gmail.com

Call for papers and panels
University of Muenster, Germany
16 - 19 September 2015
www.wwu.de/AFROeu2015

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE Study Day on Order and Disorder in April 21st, 2015, at the ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Tunisia.
contact email: 
at sou.benarfa@gmail.com

The department of English at the High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, invites you to participate in its study day on Order and Disorder.

CFP: After the Good Life - Issue 20, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (Deadline 2 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org

In Cruel Optimism (2011), Lauren Berlant asks why we stay “attached to conventional good-life fantasies – say of enduring reciprocity in couples, families, political systems, institutions, markets

[UPDATE] Contemporary American Poetry and Science Panel for ALA 2015 (Boston, May 21-24)

full name / name of organization: 
Tana Jean Welch / Florida State University College of Medicine
contact email: 
tana.welch@med.fsu.edu

Quantum Metaphors and Fractal Verse: Intersections in Contemporary American Poetry and Science

The Edwidge Danticat Society- The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference, May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society
contact email: 
mfeife1@lsu.edu

The Caribbean Studies Association 40th Annual Conference will be held May 25-29, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

Subjectivity in an Object World

full name / name of organization: 
St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Publication: St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)

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